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Sun Lakes Lady Niners

Sheila Barton Marilynn Smith, who helped found the Ladies Professional Golf Association in 1950, went on to win 21 tour events, including two major championships. She died at age 89 in Goodyear, Ariz. In the 1940s the disparity in prize money for men was far greater than for women. As one of the 13 founding…

Sun Lakes Lady Niners News

Sheila Barton Golf is an outdoor, recreational game that likely originated in 15th century Scotland. Golf is most popular in Ireland and Scotland, but the United States follows suit, especially among the presidents. Did you know that golf was the first sport played on the moon by a man? Whether it’s the intrinsic beauty of…

Sun Lakes Lady Niners

Sheila Barton The Sun Lakes Lady Niners kicked off the new season with a get-together at Mulligans on Saturday, Oct. 23, with Mimosas, and I think there was one Bloody Mary. We welcomed back returning member Lynn Turnquist who brought in her new neighbor Cheryl Kern. We would also like to extend a warm welcome…

Sun Lakes Lady Niners Update

Sheila Barton Hope everyone had a good summer. It’s time to get the Sun Lakes Lady Niners Golf League rolling for the fall season and for the new year. The weather is getting more “golf friendly,” and everyone is ready to tee off. League play will resume on Tuesday, Nov. 2, at 9 a.m. We…

Sun Lakes Lady Niners

Sheila Barton The Sun Lakes Lady Niners will begin their league play in November. By then, it should be cool in the mornings, for which we can dress, and then warm in the afternoons. During our recent challenging times, there is nothing to compare to seeing and playing a game with friends you haven’t seen…

The Sun Lakes Lady Niners

Sheila Barton The month of April was the last month of league play for the Sun Lakes Lady Niners, and many of our snowbirds have already gone home. On April 27 we had our annual Pizza Party at Mulligans with pizza, cupcakes, and a reduced price on drinks. Golf balls were given out for chip-ins…

Sun Lakes Lady Niners News and Playday Results

Sheila Barton Golf is a sport played in 206 countries worldwide by over 50 million people. It is possible that participation in golf, which is a form of physical activity, may be associated with effects on longevity, the cardiovascular, metabolic, and musculoskeletal systems, as well as on mental health and well-being. So, in addition to…

Sun Lakes Lady Niners: Women’s Golf History

Sheila Barton March is Women’s History month, so I wanted to share some Women’s Golf History. Mary, Queen of Scots, ruled Scotland from 1542 to 1567 and is noted by some as the first female to play golf. The first recorded golf tournament for women occurred on Jan. 9, 1811. In 1867 the very first…

Sun Lakes Lady Niners

Back row (left to right): Mary Bohren, Jan Sykes, Liz Tollefsen, Jackie Aagaard, Rose Gallagher, Rosie Raisanin; second row (left to right): Ann Hegney, Lavonne Mensink, Bev Jur, Fran Kleinsteuber, Sue Parmenter, Sheila Barton; front row (left to right): Susan Geis, Ardyce Gibson, Irene Anderson, Lillian Look

Sheila Barton As we settle into what appears to be a new normal, I am thankful for the comradery shared by the Sun Lakes Lady Niners. On Jan. 26, a Pizza Party was held at Mulligans to celebrate and congratulate the 2020 award winners. Money was given out, balls were given out, and pins were…

Sun Lakes Lady Niners

Sheila Barton It is certainly a great time for golf for the Sun Lakes Lady Niners. Cool in the morning, for which we can dress, and warm in the afternoons. In difficult times, sometimes being with your friends and golfing is all the therapy you need. As we wrap up 2020, which has been a…