Sun Lakes Lady Niners

Sun Lakes Lady Niners participants in the Apache Wells Invitational Tournament on March 13, 2024 (left to right): Rosie Raisanen, Celeste Dorsey, Lavonne Mensink, Paula Lovelett, Carole Kinderman, Susan Geis

Dottie Wodraska

The Sun Lakes Lady Niners continued enjoying the golfing season during March and April, which concluded league play for the 2023-24 season. Highlights of the season included the Welcome Back brunch hosted by Jan Sykes on Jan. 13, participation in the SunBird Golf Club Home on Home Tournament at the SunBird Golf Club on Feb. 27, participation in the Apache Wells Invitational at Apache Wells on March 13, and the End of Season brunch hosted by Eileen Ness on April 13. The Sun Lakes Lady Niners enjoyed the warm hospitality extended by the SunBird and Apache Wells Lady Niners. The weather was beautiful, and the friendly competition made for enjoyable outings.

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). League play runs November through April. The monthly meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month at 10 a.m., with golf following at noon. Regular league play for the 2024-25 season will resume in November of 2024.

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

3/5/24 – Niners Texas Scramble

Team: 1st Lavonne Mensink/Cheryl Kern/Arlene Fletcher

Team: 2nd Joanne Jenkins/Jan Sykes/Dottie Wodraska/Sheryl Anderson

Team: 3rd Susan Geis/Janice Cosgrove/Liz Tollefsen/Jackie Aagaard

Team: 3rd Cassie Valentine/Jan Cartier/Cheryl Flood

3/12/24 – Non-Water Holes

Flight 1: 1st Rose Gallagher, 2nd Cassie Valentine, 3rd Rosemary King

Flight 2: 1st Anne Michals, 2nd Janice Cosgrove, 3rd Judi Lemon/Linda Stimart

Flight 3: 1st Carolyn Matousek, 2nd Cheryl Flood, 3rd Sheryl Anderson/Celeste Dorsey

3/19/24 – Blind Holes

Flight 1: 1st Judi Lemon, 2nd Rose Gallagher, 3rd Joanne Jenkins

Flight 2: 1st Linda Stimart, 2nd Janice Cosgrove, 3rd Anne Michals

Flight 3: 1st Cheryl Flood, 2nd Mary Bohren, 3rd Carol Moser

3/26/24 – Criers Tournament

Flight 1: 1st Trudy Mathison, 2nd Rose Raisanen/Joanne Jenkins

Flight 2: 1st Anne Michals, 2nd Linda Stimart, 3rd Jane Sykes/Eileen Ness/Gina Long

Flight 3: 1st Cheryl Kern, 2nd Joann Brown/Fran Kleinsteuber/Patricia Cox/Marcia DiPiazza

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

4/2/24 – Low Putts

Flight 1: 1st Lavonne Mensink, 2nd Paula Lovelett, 3rd Susan Geis/Rose Gallagher/Judi Lemon

Flight 2: 1st Diane Robert/Janice Cosgrove/Jan Cartier

Flight 3: 1st Cheryl Kern, 2nd Sheryl Anderson, 3rd Marcia DiPiazza/Joann Brown/Carol Moser

4/9/24 – Scramble

Team: 1st Lavonne Mensink/Janice Cosgrove/Cheryl Flood/Arlene Fletcher

Team: 2nd Paula Lovelett/Liz Tollefsen /Linda Stimart/Denise Ramacier

Team: 3rd Rosemary King/Anne Michals/Mary Bohren/Carolyn Matousek

Team: 3rd Rose Gallagher/Dottie Wodraska/Fran Kleinsteuber/Sheryl Anderson

4/16/24 – Low Net

Flight 1: 1st Rosie Raisanen, 2nd Rose Gallagher, 3rd Trudy Mathison

Flight 2: 1st Kathleen Mlynarczyk, 2nd Gina Long, 3rd Linda Stimart/Eileen Ness

Flight 3: 1st Marcia DiPiazza, 2nd Fran Kleinsteuber, 3rd Arlene Fletcher

4/23/24 – Criers

Flight 1: 1st Lavonne Mensink, 2nd Rosemary King/Rose Gallagher, 3rd Paula Lovelett/Susan Geis

Flight 2: 1st Janice Cosgrove, 2nd Kathleen Mlynarczyk, 3rd Carole Kinderman/Diane Robers/Jan Sykes

Flight 3: 1st Patrice Cox, 2nd Denise Ramacier, 3rd Carol Moser/Sheryl Anderson/Marcia DiPiazza

Congratulations to all the winners and everyone who comes out to play golf and have fun. 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. Best wishes for a safe and pleasant summer season. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone in the fall.