Oakwood Lady Niners News and Events

Congratulations to Barbara Stewart for her hole-in-one with a 6 iron on hole number 17, 100 yards, at Ironwood on Oct. 20, 2021.

Reggie Wegman

Congratulations to all the ladies who played the Welcome Back Scramble and attended the luncheon. There were three teams that tied for first place! Cora Levenski was closest to the pin on hole number 2 Lakes. Remember to check your chit account at the clubhouse. Chits must be spent in the year earned.

Kathy Chebuhar, our president, announced the slate of officers for the 2022 season. Watch for updates regarding votes and installation.

There are a few dates to put on your calendar, phone, date book, etc. Our Christmas Golf and Luncheon will be held on Dec. 7. A flyer was sent out by our president, so please check your emails for details and cost. It is our traditional Ugly Sweater Contest. Actually, I think some of them are cute.

Our Welcome Coffee was a great success, and we have had many ladies join our league. Welcome to all of you, and we hope you enjoy playing golf with us and joining us for our luncheons. Since many of us feel safe dining out, we will most likely have a gathering for lunch after our game. Remember, we need to sign up for golf on the Chelsea reservation system. Barbara Solomenson, who works the desk in Oakwood, can help you with the process if you are having a problem signing in for a tee time.

Congratulations to Barbara Stewart for a hole-in-one at Ironwood on hole number 17 with a 6 iron. Way to go, Barb! Now for the rest of her story.

Barbara was born and raised in the great State of Louisiana. She grew up in Baton Rouge, the Red Stick. She attended LSU where she met the love of her life, Mike Stewart. It was love at first sight, and still is. They have been married for almost 60 years. That is quite a milestone. As newlyweds, they lived in Kitzingen, Germany, where Mike was stationed as an officer in the U.S. Army and where she taught school for servicemen’s children. The Stewarts lived in many different states, but settled in Atlanta, Ga., for 35 years and retired from there. Barbara was in the real estate business there. They visited their son and family many times in Gilbert, and when the time came to be closer to family, they moved here to Sun Lakes—our good fortune.

Barbara has been president of our league and has done the pairings for our weekly tournaments for years, with the help of some terrific ladies. It is not an easy job. She believes the best thing about living here is the total acceptance of everyone by everyone and believes we need to continue that ideology through golf. There is plenty of room for all those who want to play, no matter what level. Thank you, Barbara, for all you do and do it with a smile for our league.