Firecracker Open - July 1, 2005
What better way to start the month of July than
a golf tournament. The Firecracker Open (alias: White
held at Pioneers Golf Course. This tournament was a change from
the usual tournament setup in that it was a 9-hole format and held in
evening. I'm not sure of the number of ladies that played
but I'd venture a guess that close to 30 ladies attended. This
was a great turn out and Mother Nature cooperated giving
us a dry cool evening for some fun and games. Not bad for the
start of July in Nebraska.
Pioneers Golf course was in fine shape for the evening event. To
celebrate the upcoming Fourth of July we had many reminders of the
special day all around with stars and stripes meeting us
Becky Williams and Carol Finn scoured the universe .... ok .... maybe
not the universe but a lot of places for prizes for the event and
really out did themselves.
The gals got the tournament started about 5pm and as we see here,
created a little log
jam at the first tee. Patience ladies!!
Some ladies find it necessary to keep limber while waiting between
shots, so do some
stretching to keep loose.
Hey, whatever works, right?
Unfortunately, Susan Holland had a bit of a wayward shot on #5 but she
got it together and back in the fairway. Becky Williams kept an
eye on Susan to make sure she could find her way back to the
Kari Johnson found herself trying to get the right image of her next
shot in her mind before addressing the ball. Funny how small the
water looks in the picture but I bet it was a lot larger obsticle in
her minds eye...don't you think? FOCUS!! or maybe tell
yourself "there is no water...there is no water....there is no
water....YOOOOO HOOOO... PAY ATTENTION......THERE IS NO WATER!!"
And you wondered what players were telling themselves before their
I would be remise if I didn't share some of the lovely
views that greeted us on the course this fine evening. The par 3
#4 hole is always a good one for a photo op. And if you've
ever been hiking, you sometimes are told to turn around once in awhile
because you may be treated to another lovely view. Well, I did
just that and sure enough I got the view below. Do you know where
this is? Well, try turning around once in awhile the next time
at Pioneers and see what greets you.
At the end of the day the tournament coordinators had a little surprise
for us all. CAKE AND ICE CREAM!!! It sure did hit the spot
after a round of golf with friends. YUM YUM!! Thanks!
was celebrating a birthday so we acknowledged that with a little
With the completion of all the formalities flag prizes were distributed
to the lucky winners. Now these prizes were not quite like those
you tend to see given at other golfing events. No, they are the
lost and lonely gifts that have been placed in those deep dark corners
of the closet just waiting to see the garage sale table. But our
tournament coordinators went out of their way to give these lost gifts
new life. One lucky
gal (Carla Becker) modeled her lovely "new" hair dryer from the ....
ah.....well....it was before my time but she modeled it for us
anyway. Remember these ladies?
Another prize that was the talk of all was this lovely light. I
couldn't believe all the lovely colors of lights and the sparkle the
plastic cups added to the overall effect was just ....
inspiring.......the thing just screamed for
your attention wherever it was. Becky Williams was the proud
decided to share it with all by displayed it on the tree at the club
And last but not least, the flight winners received their plates of
honor and proudly
displayed them. Way to go ladies. The City Tournament
isn't the only tourney in town that can give plates to the flight
Starting with the back row, left to right, Tina Gaines, Carla Becker,
Sherrie Nelson, Sherry Hutchison, Deb Holland, and in front, left to
right, Gloria Brockley, Cheryl Ober, Deb Essex, and Sandie Gonnerman.
CONGRATULATIONS AND HAPPY 4th OF JULY!!!