February was spelled B-U-S-Y for Cottonwood’s Lady Niners with the annual Eclectic competition, a Valentine’s luncheon and wrapping up plans for the March 10 Member-Guest Tournament.
A full field of 120 members and guests are golfing in the nine-hole event which benefits the Sun Lakes Fire District. Chief Troy Maloney, guest speaker at the Valentine’s luncheon, has been a fireman for 30 years and chief for five.
“Our job is fighting fires but it’s so much much more,” he said while noting that 90 percent of the Department’s calls are for medical reasons. Funds from the Member-Guest will be used to help equip the new truck recently added to the fleet. “The total cost to fully equip a new truck is about $10,000” Maloney concluded.
In the annual two-day Eclectic Tournament, Diane Hill won first in Flight 1 with Kathy Bushbaum winning Flight 2 and Mary Ann Loran first in Flight 3; Denise Devereaux won 2nd in Flight 1, 3rd (tie) Betty Lu Buchanan, Marlene Knightly, Jan Lien, Donna Walgren; Flight 2: 2nd Margie Brandon, 3rd Judy Howell; Flight 3: 2nd Patti Landry; 3rd (tie) Willa Barger, Betty Beard, Lane Kemper, Shirley Trusal. The tournament concluded February 25 with the first round played in January.
Other February golf winners were:
2/04. Step-Aside Scramble – First place team was Mary Nelson, Sherri Butler, Pattie Seiberling and Kay Kautzman, 2nd place team Peggy Hoff, Arlene Davis, Leslie Swan and Betty Lansing, 3rd place team Terry Gaube, Betty Ennis, Terri Tyler and Judy Hultgren
2/11. Scramble – First place team was Sherry Manier, Ginger Mays, Sharon Spahr and Lori Morgan, 2nd place team Millie Hague, Jacquie Poetker, Shirley Trusal and Kay Berner, 3rd place team Bette Lu Buchanan, Diane Hill, Willa Barger and Marlene Knightly
2/18. Select-A-Drive – Flight 1: (8-15): 1st Sandy Tennant, 2nd (tie) Bennie Marie Beaumont and Bette Lu Buchanan, 3rd (tie) Sherry Manier, Lynn Tanner and Eden Carter; Flight 2 (16-20): 1st (tie) Betty Ennis and Jerry Jordan, 2nd (tie) Pat Best and Diana DePree; 3rd (tie) Judy Howell and Ginger Mays; Flight 3: (21-25): 1st Judy Hultgren, 2nd Lorraine Berg, 3rd (tie) Pattie Landry and Betty Lansing