Mae Moffat - Bunker to Bunker
It is hard to believe that League play for the Tuesday Ladies at The Bridges at Tillsonburg has come to a close.
The Marion Hevenor Tournament and Closing Luncheon was held on Tuesday, September 20th on an absolutely gorgeous summer day.
A 9 a.m shotgun start saw 32 Ladies tee off for 9 holes using a nine Best Ball format. A short meeting, year end awards, tournament prizes and lunch followed in the dining room.
Tournament Conveners Taye Jackson and Mary Fassaert welcomed everyone. Taye called on 9-hole Captain Dorell Clark to announce the League Championship winners and present the Year-end awards.
League Champion and Overall Low Gross – Mary Fassaert
Overall Low Net – Mandy Mawhiney
First Low Gross – Dorell Clark
First Low Net – Mary Jane Barth
Second Low Net – Anne Spencer
Third Low Net – Mary Delouche
First Low Gross – Marjo Kubera
First Low Net – Sheryl Chevrette
Second Low Net – Marg Moylan
Third Low Net – Judi Misener
Low Net Day 1 – Mandy Mawhiney, Marg Moylan
Low Net Day 2 – Mary Fassaert
Match Play Winner – Betty-Ann Muholland
Match Play Runner Up – Wendy Manson
Ringers – Mary Fassaert & Mary Delouche (tie)
Putts – Ruth McSpadden
Birdies – Ruth Joness & Catherine Burke (tie)
Dorell introduced John Kirkland, owner of Verne’s Carpet One and sponsor of the 9-Hole Ladies League Championship, and thanked him for his sponsorship. John presented the Verne's Carpet One Trophy to Mary Fassaert.
Dorell gave a short report on the 9-hole ladies’ season and thanked the monthly conveners for organizing the league play. As our League has increased in size the job has become a little more complicated, however, the convenors have a done great job of keeping on top of the changes.
Taye then called on Sue Ure, sitting in for the absent 18-hole captain Stella Black, to announce the League Championship winners and present the Year-end awards.
League Champion and A Flight winner – Devona Allin
A Flight Runner-up – Sue Ure
B Flight Winner – Stella Black
B Flight Runner-up – Lil Neale
Match Play Winner – Taye Jackson
Match Play Runner Up - Wendy Coward
Ringers – A Flight – Devona Allin
B Flight – Stella Black
Putts – A Flight – Phyl Lawrence & Sue Ure (tie)
B Flight – Stella Black
Birdies – A Flight – Devona Allin
B Flight – Stella Black
Sue Ure introduced Dave Klosler of Good Redden and Klosler, sponsor of the 18-Hole Ladies League Championship and thanked him for their continued sponsorship. Dave then presented Devona with the Good Redden and Klosler Trophy.
Both sponsors were presented with a token of our appreciation.
Tournament Chair Wilma Jeffery announced the Tournament dates for 2017 as well as the organizational changes. Wilma has held the position of Tournament Chair the past two years and we thank her for doing a fantastic job of keeping everyone organized and assisting the convenors whenever required. Phyl Lawrence will be replacing Wilma in 2017.
Club pro Tim Ament announced the tournament results and Marion Hevenor presented the Marion Hevenor Trophy and prizes to the winning team of Helen Cull, Mary Delouche, Lil Neale and Mary Jane Barth with a score of 51.
In second place was the team of Wendy Coward, Judi Misener, Marion McLean and Phyl Lawrence with a score of 52. Devona Allin was closest to the Pin on Hole#2 and Diane Laufer was closest to the pin on Hole 9.
Marion was presented with a beautiful potted mum in appreciation of her sponsorship. Mae Moffat was also presented with a beautiful mum in appreciation for the weekly report of activities of the Tuesday Lady Golfers to the local newspaper via “Bunker to Bunker”.
Tim gave a short report on the health of the Junior Golfers Program. He thanked the Tuesday Lady golfers for their $500 contribution to the Junior Program. Wendy Coward thanked Tim for the many hours he spends with the Juniors and for all the assistance he has given the Tuesday Lady Golfers over the past year. He was presented with a token of our appreciation.
Marion Hevenor asked the blessing and we were treated to a scrumptious lunch of Butternut Squash Soup, a chicken and asparagus crepe smothered in Béarnaise sauce accompanied by mixed greens with balsamic dressing. Dessert was Vasco’s wonderful Crème Brule.
Taye thanked Vasco and his staff and Carly and the wait staff for an excellent meal.
All in all it was a very successful year for the Tuesday Ladies. Our numbers have increased, which brings new ideas, creates interest and keeps the League fresh. We hope the newcomers to the league have enjoyed being a part of The Bridges at Tillsonburg as much as we have enjoyed having them.
Special thanks to Taye and Mary for a job well done. Also thanks to everyone who contributed in any way over the past season. Have a great fall and winter and we’ll look forward to the Spring of 2017.
See you on the greens.