IWLN summer play

IWLN gather on back patio following play.

IWLN gather on back patio following play.

Nancy Davis, Publicity

After a magnificent winter and spring this year, the Sun Lakes scorching summer has arrived. Many of our members leave the area during the summer months and some prefer not to play in the heat and especially at 6:30 a.m. However, there is a group of ladies who absolutely love the game and tee it up on Wednesday regardless of the temperature or the time. These ladies are Paula Bartoo, Kay Blas, MJ Coking, Julia Collier, Rachel Enloe, Denise Fleshner, Judy Frink, JoAnne Gaudioso, Marcia Gaudioso, Ann Gavin, Margaret Johns, Linda Liberti, Darla McCracken, Marlys McFarland, Susan Meer, Shirley Miller, Jeanne Norton, Deb Paiva, Leta Polson, Lorene Roberts, Joan Sloan, Linda Spink and Clarisse Zornes. Following our round, we gather on the back patio of the Clubhouse. We are very fortunate to have wonderful bakers in our league who bring breakfast rolls, breads, muffins and coffee cakes for all to share. Thank you also to the ladies who bring fresh fruits and cool beverages.

Annual reminder: Water, water, water – we must stay hydrated before, during and after the game. In fact, it is now recommended that you even start hydrating the evening before. Remember the sun block, sunglasses and the hat. For those who have coolers on their cart, or the new iced containers, some very refreshing thirst quenchers and snacks to carry during the summer months are ice cold watermelon cubes, cantaloupe and frozen grapes. Always think cool thoughts!

Ironwood course closure: The Ironwood course will be closed for aerating on Monday, July 20 through Friday, July 24.

Membership: If you play golf but are not involved with a league, this is the perfect time of the year to give our Ironwood Lady Niners a try. We are currently in our summer play which is casual golf, no competition; we just play to have fun and work on our game. During summer play we shotgun at 6:30 a.m. and gather for social time following golf. It would be a great way to ease into league play. For further information about the Ironwood Lady Niners, please call our Membership Chair Rachel Enloe at 480-802-1631.