OLGA Golf News

Mary Dyrseth

OLGA finished the year 2023 with Dang Teater winning both the Club Championship in February and the OLGA Cup (a low net competition) in December. Congratulations, Dang! Perhaps we should all take notice of the fact that she is never seen on the driving range but spends most of her practice time on the putting green. Other first-place winners in the OLGA Cup were as follows: Flight 1: Sharon Bowditch, Flight 2: Judy Kirchenbaum, Flight 3: Shirley Weaver; Silver Flight 1: Kay Lehmkuhl, and Silver Flight 2: Pat Shepp.

In other news, Susie LaSalvia won the Most Improved Player of the Year. Susie is another player who spends most of her practice time chipping and putting.

Colleen Ritter ended her golf year with a bang with a natural eagle on Sonoran 7. Rumor has it she hit her second shot from 100-plus yards out and had to be told the ball was in the hole. Good for you, Colleen!

January is our charity event and luncheon. The charity again this year is St. Mary’s Food Bank. They have been our designated charity for the last three years. Over that three-year period, OLGA has raised over $15,000 for the food bank. Yoo-hoo!

In early January, Mary Figgis (low gross) and Frankie Hatch (low net) represented OLGA in the State Medallion.

February 6 starts the three-week competition for the 2024 club championship. I imagine the putting green will be busy now that we know that putting is the secret to playing well.

More exciting OLGA news next month!