Oakwood Lady Niners Golf League

Sharon Gale

Sharon Gale

Reggie Wegman

A great big welcome to our new OLNGA members, and a shout out to our returning members.

Our newest members are Sue Boucher, Debra Folken, Suzanne Henderson, Linda Hillyard, Julie Jarvi, Becky Kolb, OnaLee Mosier, Elaine Ralls, Connie White, and Donna Cook. Our returning members are Margaret Johns, Loy Rheinauer, and Elly Walstad; we are so glad to have you all. We know you will enjoy our league and hope that you get involved with a few committees. We always look for new ideas to help keep our league moving forward, and by joining a committee, we welcome your ideas through your past experiences.

Remember to use your chits as soon as possible. Many of you do not even know you have chits on the books, so please check with the Pro Shop so you don’t lose them.

The second game in 2021 was least putts. It is not calculated just as least putts, and some were confused by their scores. To keep things fair and square, the number of putts is added to your total net score.

Now for the rest of the story…

Many of you have pictures, birdhouses, bears, plaques, etc., someplace in your home. Do you know the creator of these items? If you guessed Sharon Gail, our resident artist, you are correct. Sharon Gale was born in Springfield, Mo. When she was a young girl, she learned how to play golf to visit with her parents who were golf enthusiasts. It was the only time she got to see them. She won a medal as Junior Champ at the local golf course. After college, she joined the Peace Corps. She was one of the first women in the corps. She served two and a half years in the Philippines. When she got back to the States, she taught in desegregated schools. It was a first for both students and teacher.

Sharon lived in many different places as a military wife. Her last assignment was El Paso, Texas, at Fort Bliss, where she taught special needs kids.

The Gales moved to Oakwood in 2001. She and Bruce picked out a lot and house, and Sharon did the rest. Bruce was still obligated to teach in a community college. Sharon found Sun Lakes when her son married a gal from Tempe, whose relative lived in Cottonwood. Sharon knew right away that she found her forever home. We are so thankful for all her time spent on committees, social, rules, Splash. She has decorated our luncheon tables for years. She is always willing to help and does it with a smile.

Sharon developed her love of art and crafts while teaching. She used these skills to help her special needs kids with their self-image and confidence. Now when you see Sharon, you know … the rest of the story.