Ironwood Lady Niners

Congratulations to our Rebecca Shurts who had a hole-in-one on March 9, 2023, on hole 6 on the Ironwood Golf Course with a 91-yard drive. Great job, Rebecca! Way to go! (Photo by Holly Toms)

Maggie Robson

Well, after a long winter of cold weather, windy weather, rainy weather, and dust storms, we finally have warm weather hit Arizona again. In fact, not so warm as hot. Temperatures today were reaching close to 100 F, reminding us all that one of the most important things we can do while we’re golfing in this hot weather is to stay hydrated. Make sure you drink, drink, drink lots of water.

We had a beautiful day of golf on April 12 when we hosted our annual IWLN golf and awards luncheon/presentation. The theme was “Aloha” and, of course, the carts and golfers were decorated in leis and colorful Hawaiian shirts and shorts. While playing golf, everyone participated in a game of trivia based on questions about the Aloha State. The game of the day was Two Lowest Nets per hole for the team score, and prizes were given out for first-, second-, and third-place winners in numerous flights. Door prize tickets were drawn, and the winners of the trivia contest were announced, followed by the awards for holes-in-one, medallion, birdies, and chip-ins. Our president, Judy, ended by giving a great shout-out to all the great ladies in our league who are comprised of all ages, young and old. But of special mention were all the ladies over 80, whom she named the “Golfing Divas.” One by one, they were called up and given a huge round of applause for their commitment to the game of golf. Goodbyes were said by many of us as we make plans to travel back to our Northern homes for the summer.

A law of golf: Your best round of golf will be followed almost immediately by your worst round ever. The probability of the latter increases with the number of people you tell about the former.