Ladies return to the course

Ladies Night Golf on Tuesday nights at Chinook Cove Golf

By Leslie Stirling

We’re back!

Our first Ladies’ Night was held on Tuesday, April 21 with 37 ladies showing up to play a round of golf.  The weather was wonderful and we were able to dine on the patio.  It was exciting to get back to the food, friends and fun after a long winter.  Okay, I know it wasn’t a bad winter but all winters are long.

Captain Debbie Rainer has outdone herself in lining up sponsors and we are so grateful to them all.  I encouraged all the ladies to thank a sponsor when they see one.  I even kissed the one sitting at the desk next to mine.

Susan Mitchell started the year with a fantastic 43 to win low gross (Hub International) for Flight 1.  Trudy Forsythe was close on her heels with a 46 to win low net.  Vicki Hoffer scored a 48 to win low gross in Flight 2 while Audrey Rilcoe had a 55 to win low net.

The low gross winner in Flight 3 was Janice Francis with a score of 62.  The deuce pot went to Trudy Forsythe and Chris LeCerf while Susan Mitchell picked up the birdie pot for a birdie on Hole 5 which is no easy feat.  Well done, Susan.

We have a total of 21 prizes for pin placements.  Trudy Forsythe continued her winning ways by hitting a long drive on Hole 1 to win the AG Food certificate.  (I suggested she bring a cake from their bakery for dessert next week.)  She also took home the Interior Savings Credit Union prize for least number of putts by using her putter only 14 times during the whole round.  Barb Smith managed the same number but lost the prize to Trudy by retrogression.

Lynda Fournier has the dubious honor of using the most putts (30) to pick up the other Interior Savings Credit Union prize.  We had a number of multiple winners.  Vicki Hoffer took home two pin prizes: Armour Mountain Office Services (long drive) and Rainer Custom Cutting (KP in 2).  Wanda Amos had a long drive (Barriere A&W) and a KP (Stamer Logging).  Audrey Rilcoe took home the prizes from Barriere Timber Mart (long putt) and Estylo Hair Design (long drive).  Carol Hindle had a long putt to win the Crystlee’s Hair Design certificate and Marla Muldoon had a KP to win the EBL Ventures prize.  Both ladies tied for the long drive on Hole 5 so they will be sharing the Country Store Antiques prize.  Susan Mitchell had two long putts (Station House Restaurant & Pottery by Ramona).

The remaining prizes went to: Barb Smith (Barriere Massage long putt), Christine LeCerf (Bondar Forest Planning KP), Betty Baillie (Carl’s Market Garden KP), Rose Seymour (Campbell & Co KP), Irene Beeton (Knights Inn long drive), Deb Winiski (Ron Wallace Trucking KP), Darlene Nickull (Val Bella Studio short drive)and Karen Peterson (Sam’s Pizza closest to the 100 marker).

A number of ladies including yours truly drove their balls into the gully on Hole 7 and received condolence balls and tees from Barb and Carman Smith.

Now I heard a rumor the other day and I want to let folks know the real scoop.

Some ladies thought that golfing was like curling – that you had to sign up at the beginning of the year and come out for every Tuesday Ladies Night.  And it just isn’t so.

You are welcome to come out for as many or as few Tuesdays as you like.  You don’t need a foursome (team).

Check with the club house and we will try to line you up with some other ladies if you don’t have anyone to golf with.

You don’t need to be a fantastic golfer either.  Hey, they let me golf!

So hopefully we will see you next week.