LWMGA Guest Day - May 21, 2005
The day began a bit on the chilly side but
the gals came out in droves. Train loads of spectators showed
up for the day of golf and fun....well....maybe not spectators .... and
the loads may have been something else, but if anyone has played the Highlands
they know that at anytime a familiar train may move thorough the area and
provide some friendly distraction from the work at hand. Today the
train remained parked so only a change in backdrop was noted.
The Highlands Golf Course Crew welcomed the ladies and
provided us with a shotgun start.
From right to left: Denis Vontz (Pro), Jay Carstens,
Summer Thomassen, Mike Halverson, and Jeremy McHueh. And we don't
what to forget the friendly cart gal who keeps us refreshed thoroughout
the round on those warm windy days. Thank you Nicole Johnson.
And of course no one can say the ladies of the LWMGA are not
resourceful. Here we see the team of Kari Johnson, Jan McNally,
Diana Johnson (hidden), and Erin Hamilton getting to their starting hole
in style and definately rested.
The winds did pick up during the round as shown by the putting
green flags as well as the general lean of all the trees in most of these
pictures. But with their jackets on and golf clubs in hand the 25
team field of members and guests were off and running......ah......golfing.
Carla Becker and I were unable to participate in the event so we
hopped a cart to get some photos of gals who were lucky enough to be able
to spend a day golfing at a great course with friends. What can be
We even had a peanut gallery....the locals came out and watched some
of the ladies as they passed by their front doors.....yep...Mr. Jack Rabbit
got to view some good golf.
Who ever said golf was a good walk ...ruined, had to be out of his
mind........or........dare I say it........a poor golfer???
All day we saw ladies working as teams, discussing the
best strategy to approach holes and then execute....
If you were really quiet, you could here the ladies working hard to
produce good scores.....
"OK, where do you think I should leave my shot to give us the
best chance at birdie, on the left or right side?"
"You got a hitch in your backswing, partner"
"I really think it is a 5-iron and not a 7-iron shot from here....
"Who is the idiot who left us on this side of the water?" Which
brings the response "The one idiot in four that remained dry!"
OK, I admit I didn't hear these comments but part of the fun in playing
these scramble events is the team aspect of the game.
Here we see a team that has managed to get the hole surrounded so it can't
And the team that managed to beat the winds at their own game would be
the winners of the event: Deb Eagan, Steph Kolbas, Lyla Ott, and Deb
Essex. They came in with a 63. Way to go ladies and keep up
the good work.