Sun Lakes Lady Niners

Dottie Wodraska

The colder weather and one cancellation due to rain did not deter the hearty Sun Lakes Lady Niners from enjoying golfing during January. The Welcome Back Brunch was held on Jan. 13, hosted by Jan Sykes at her home. Everyone enjoyed a delicious brunch and the camaraderie of old and new friends. The Sun Lakes Lady Niners is a fun group of ladies of all ages and golfing abilities, from beginners to more advanced levels of play. A different game is played each week based on handicap to provide everyone a chance to win. The Lady Niners golf at Sun Lakes Country Club on Tuesday mornings at 9 a.m. (10 a.m. during the colder months of December and January). The monthly meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month at 10 a.m., with golf following at noon.

The Niners participated in the SunBird Golf Club Home on Home Tournament on Feb. 27. In addition, six members will participate in the Apache Wells Golf Club Invitational Tournament on Wednesday, March 13.

The results of the games played during January are as follows:

1/2/24 Low Putts Winners

Flight 1: 1st (tie) Joanne Jenkins/Susan Geis, 3rd Paula Lovett

Flight 2: 1st Anne Michals, 2nd (tie) Janice Cosgrove/Gina Long

Flight 3: 1st Sheryl Anderson, 2nd Jackie Aagaard, 3rd Joann Brown

1/9/24 Yellow Ball Winners

1st team: Rosemary King, Rose Gallagher, Joann Brown, Denise Ramacier

2nd team: Joanne Jenkins, Gina Long, Janice Cosgrove, Cheryl Kern

3rd team: Lavonne Mensink, Linda Stimart, Eileen Ness, Mary Bohren

1/16/24 Low Net Water Holes Winners

Flight 1: 1st Trudy Mathison, 2nd (tie) Joanne Jenkins/Rosie Raisanen

Flight 2: 1st (tie) Anne Michals/Rosemary King, 3rd Elizabeth Valentine

Flight 3: 1st Fran Kleinsteuber, 2nd Carol Moser, 3rd Patrice Cox

1/30/24 Low Putts Winners

Flight 1: 1st Rosie Raisanen, 2nd Elizabeth Valentine, 3rd (tie) Joanne Jenkins/Trudy Mathison

Flight 2: 1st Susan Geis, 2nd (tie) Diane Roberts/Carole Kinderman/Jan Cartier

Flight 3: 1st Denise Ramacier, 2nd Celeste Dorsey, 3rd Joann Brown

Congratulations to all the winners and everyone who comes out to play and have fun. Playing in the colder weather presents some challenges, but remembering to dress appropriately using layering will help you stay comfortable throughout the round. The Sun Lakes Lady Niners are always looking for new members. Please contact Linda Stimart for more information at 815-298-8415. The Sun Lakes Lady Niners provide a very supportive and welcoming environment. Golf provides a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a healthy activity and develop friendships. Come join us.