Souper Bowl Scramble

Laura Carothers, Deb Bohac, and Cathy Brabant

Susan Lamb

Brrrrrrr is all I can say for the January 9 scramble and business Lunch at Palo Verde. Seventy-two brave and strong football loving women golfers bundled up in 30 degree weather for a fun scramble chaired by Mary Fitzke and Jan Hawks. We started with game warming hot chocolate and Baileys in the PV restaurant at 7:30 p.m. We had time to plan our team strategy before kick-off at 8:30 p.m. sharp. Unfortunately, all 18 teams began with a penalty of cart path only for two hours. Our hand warmers were all on high as we trudged through the ice to put our tees in the frozen ground.  From then on we chose the best ball or the one closest to the cart path to prevent slipping on the icy fairways. Tough conditions for this desert course! It was a regular scramble from then on. Yellow chains were attached to 9 of the holes to give us an edge if we landed within the chains diameter on the green. We scored a touchdown! Yea Team! No need to putt in the hole, no need to add one more to the score.

The First Place Winners were announced at the luncheon meeting by our head -pro, Greg Tokash. They represented three fabulous teams: Laura Carothers (Packers), Deb Bohac (Broncos), and Cathy Brabant (Vikings). Congratulations for a game well played! Our president, Bonnie Moore, continued the meeting after we enjoyed our hot Beer Cheddar Soup and Sliders (homemade potato chips and cupcakes too). She introduced her 2024 executive committee. Then our new members were introduced just before Jan Nelson awarded the Ringer winners for the last season.

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