Liz DeMichael, Publicity
5/2 and 5/9. Through the early history of golf, most tournaments were played as “match” play as opposed to “stroke” play. In match play, the golfer earns a point for each hole in which she has bested her opponent. If the player wins more points than the person she is playing, she moves on to the next round. The PVLGA played a match play tournament over two weeks. Unfortunately, in the case of your author, I was bested quickly in the second round and went home to an early lunch (congrats to my opponent!). The match play winners were Flight 1 Penny Nowicki, Flight 2 Jo Crook, Flight 3 Linda Carr, Flight 4 Pat McRoberts, Flight 5 Diana DePree, Flight 6 Karen Ryan, Flight 7 Kathy Jones. Tough tournament – great champions!
5/16. The PVLGA played a Low Net tournament in the third week of May, which allows the golfer’s handicap to be deducted from their final score. The winning scores in each flight were Flight 1 Carol Ruff (55), Carole Guild (56) and Mary Nelson (57); Flight 2 Kathy Bushbaum (54), Sharon Claude and Julie Curran (58); Flight 3 Wanda Wiggins (58), Dee Czaja, Carole Elliott, Rita Raymond and Carol Schacht (59). Nicely done, ladies!
5/23. The PVLGA played a “Tee Box” scramble. The A and B golfers on the four-lady teams played from the white tees, while the C and D golfers played from the red tees. On holes No. 6 and No. 12, both tees were together on the blue tee boxes. On four holes (No. 7, No. 10, No. 13 and No. 18), both tees were together ahead of the water hazards or the cart paths. Personally, I have never driven the ball so far on those four holes and could get used to those tee placements!
The tournament winners were First Place Lucsa Buzbee, Kathy Jones, June Park and Billie Seiberling (32); Second Place Diana Depree, Jan Nelson, Penny Nowicki and Rita Raymond (32.5); Third Place Anita Barber, Jody Heiman, Mary Nelson and Glenna Twing (32.75). Thanks to Mary Fitzke and the pros at the Palo Verde pro shop for coordinating this event. Every hole was a surprise, and we all had a terrific time!
5/30. Each player in the PVLGA chose the “best 9” holes of the 18 they played during the last tournament of the month. The scores on the holes chosen, minus half of their handicap, determined the winners. And we had some great winners: Flight 1 Cheryl Reed, Mary Nelson and Carole Guild and Julie Curran (tied for third); Flight 2 Anita Barber, Wanda Johnson and Ginger Henry (tied for second); Flight 3 Kathy Jones, Carol Schacht, Janet Baron and Camille Jasien (tied for third).
Cheryl Reed not only won her flight, but she got a hole-in-one on No. 17. What a great day for Cheryl! Congratulations!
We all know that what April showers bring. Question: What do Mayflowers bring? Answer: Pilgrims…