Category: Sports

Relishing Pickleball

The Third Shot Drop. Why Is It So Important? David Zapatka The third shot drop is a shot performed near the baseline that lands softly in the opponents’ kitchen. The shot is designed with one thing in mind—get your team to the net. The mechanics of the third shot drop are simple. The ball sails…

Softball Alternative to COVID

Rick "The Greyhound" Oien rounds second. Is he faster than Chuck "The Cheetah" Schaan? (Photo by Larry's Lensmen)

Larry Wolfe The term COVID has, unfortunately, entered the lexicon of our everyday language. It, of course, isn’t a “real word,” but a contraction for COrona VIrus Disease. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could substitute softball terms for C-O-V-I-D? How about this: The batter Crushed a long fly ball, hoping for a home run,…

June PVLGA News

Christine Lecoutre This month’s hole-in-one was made by Christine Jones on hole number 4. Congratulations. Results for weekly play follow: June 2: Flight 1: 1st Bonnie Moore; 2nd Colleen Mitchell, Pat Tjosvold, and Dolores Allard; 5th Nancy Hermanson; 6th Val Verbeck and Mary Horn; Flight 2: 1st Denise Orthen and Linda Grendahl; 3rd Karen Bailey…

June PVLGA News

Christine Lecoutre This month’s hole-in-one was made by Christine Jones on hole number 4. Congratulations. Results for weekly play follow: June 2: Flight 1: 1st Bonnie Moore; 2nd Colleen Mitchell, Pat Tjosvold, and Dolores Allard; 5th Nancy Hermanson; 6th Val Verbeck and Mary Horn; Flight 2: 1st Denise Orthen and Linda Grendahl; 3rd Karen Bailey…

SLCC Results

Judy Wegener 6/2/20 Pink Ball +1 Net 1st Place (tie) Jan Cobb, Janice Dahl, Kerri Jerome, and Mary Eberle; Joyce Switzky, Linda Hillyard, and Betty Peer; Debbie Ebel, Nettie Dingler, Kiwi Munoz, and Lynda Smith 6/9/20 T&F Holes Flight 1: 1st Lynda Smith, 2nd Debra Emerick, 3rd (tie) Donna Smid, Judy Bray, and Betty Ulrich;…

Men’s Oakwood Golf Association

Jared Paul The resumption of league play in June was a welcome relief to all of the Men’s Oakwood Golf Association (MOGA) members. Dan Muth has done a great job of adapting the weekly events to tee times in place of the normal shotgun starts to comply with the social distancing requirements. Participation has increased with…

Men’s Niners Golf July Results

Jim Wegman, Publicity We are now in the second half of the year, and our modified rules are still in effect. The cups are blocked, bunkers are unraked, and distances between golfers are being maintained on the tees and greens. On the plus side, we are fielding 35 or more members every Thursday, and that…