Sun Lakes Lady Niners take first place at SunBird tournament

The winning foursome, left to right, was Rose Gallagher, Marlyss Buss from SunBird, Jackie Aagaard and (not pictured) Eunice Duren from SunBird.

Sheila Barton

February is typically known as the month of love. And the Sun Lakes Lady Niners, along with many others of you in Sun Lakes, love, love, love to golf.

Our regular play event on February 5 was Low Putts. Flight 1 winners were Irene Anderson, Rose Gallagher, Lavonne Mensink and Ann Hegney; Flight 2 winners were Yvonne Manore, Liz Tollefsen, Jackie Aagaard, Joann Brown and Karen Torrance; Flight 3 winners were Sheila Barton, Donna Sullivan, Jean Olson, Roz Pederson, Fran Kleinsteuber, Sue Parmenter and Arlene Fletcher. Jackie Aagaard had a chip-in on #14.

February 12 was our Valentine’s Day get-together to be held after golf. We were scheduled to tee off at noon, but there was a frost delay so we got bumped to 1:00 p.m. Based on this, we decided to have our Valentine’s get-together before golf rather than after which was a fun way to start the day. First place Blind Partner winners were Liz Tollefsen and Roz Pederson. Second place winners were Ann Hegney and Lavonne Mensink, Rose Gallagher and Patrice Cox. Other winners were Karen Torrance and Myrna Graves, Irene Anderson and Susan Geis, Laurel Cathey and Linda Stimart.

Low Net was the event on February 19. Flight 1 winners were Lavonne Mensink, Susan Geis, Irene Anderson and Rose Gallagher; Flight 2 winners were Bev Jur, Verla Matuschka, Liz Tollefsen, Joann Brown, Patrice Cox, Karen Torrance and Fran Kleinsteuber; Flight 3 winners were Arlene Fletcher, Donna Sullivan, Roz Pederson, Sharon Fratiello and Laurel Cathey. Bev Jur had a chip-in on #14, and Lavonne Mensink had a birdie on #15.

February 27 was our home and home with the SunBird Niners, and 21 Sun Lakes Lady Niners participated. This year, we played at SunBird and the continental breakfast, lunch, weather and comradery were perfect. The winning foursome was Rose Gallagher, Marlyss Buss from SunBird, Jackie Aagaard and Eunice Duren from SunBird. Next year, we will invite the SunBird Niners to play at Sun Lakes and hopefully show them as good a time as they showed us.

The Sun Lakes Lady Niners gladly welcome and encourage all new members. For membership information, please contact President Celeste Dorsey at 907-242-7890, [email protected] Please come and hit a ball and have a ball with us.