Guest Day - June 12, 2004
A gorgeous saturday morning event at
Holmes Golf Course was welcomed by 116 ladies arriving for a round of
golf with friends and family. This was the largest turn-out for
a LWMGAgolf event ever. We need to thank the organizers of our
Special Events this year (left to right; Carol Finn, Cheryl Ober and John
Craw, PGA Professional Holmes Golf Course).
And lets not forget the many volunteers, such as Becky Williams
who assisted in getting all the ladies set up with goodie bags and mulligans,
for without them we would not enjoy the smooth running of these events.
And a BIG THANK YOU to John Craw for the Shotgun start, which began at 8am,
this fine day. Or so it seemed. Unknown to all attendees,
this day would have a very different ending.....
HOLD ON TO YOUR HATS LADIES! START YOUR ENGINES!!
OK, can you think of that time in your golf past that this has happened
I know we have all been there when the unbelievable happens. Well,
my group was the lucky one ..... or should I say the unlucky one....that
had the ball stop on the lip of the cup. Literally a third of
the ball was hanging over the cup. The evidence is shown here.
I believe some statements uttered like "How can this be worth the
same as that nice long drive we had not two shots earlier?" or "Ah shucks,
(or something to that affect) is this going to sit on the rim all morning?"
or "What did I do to deserve this?"or "Unbelievable". ha ha RIGHT!
But yes, the game doesn't allow for a yardage correction and this
little tap in counts just as much as that 200 yd drive earlier. This
game can be so cruel at times, but yet, for every one of these disappointing
outcomes to a shot we have even more special ones. You know the ones
I mean. That one great shot that keeps you coming back to the golf
course day in and day out. These kinds of shots are going to happen
and how we deal with these will determine how well we learn and improve
We just go to the next tee box and put our heads down and begin
Remember, it is done so move on.
As you can see from the next photos, the storm clouds are beginning
to take over the sunny start we had. But the ladies kept moving along
and we got in an average of 15 holes before the tournament was halted
and we were called in due to lightening and thunderstorms in the area.
No point in pressing the issue.
The rain began shortly after noon. Everyone managed to get clubs
in cars and in the club house before anyone got too wet. Thanks again
to the golf course crew for getting the word out to all the groups spread
all over the course. The rain shortened event was still a success
and from what everyone was saying in the Club House, most had a great time.
Unfortunately, because of the sudden storms and to the tournament,
I was not able to get as many shots as I would have hoped but hopefully
I will have better luck next time.
Below you have a couple views of the ladies enjoying a nice lunch
provided by the club house snack bar while the scores were being processed
by the organizers and John Craw (PGA Professional) behind the scenes.
Congratulations to the Championship Flight winners Jane Shaw (member),
Shelley Bauer (guest), Connie Arene (guest) and Sherri Rounsborg (guest).