After a two-month break from celebrating their victories, the Lady Putters gathered together on August 16 for their final brunch of the summer. Prior to the meal, they met on the 18-hole putting green, where they once again braved the heat and humidity that goes with monsoon. They cheered when there was an occasional breeze.
Once inside the air-conditioned Madera Clubhouse, they enjoyed crepes filled with eggs, ham, asparagus, onions and peppers, topped with supreme sauce. Breakfast potatoes with peppers and onions made for a tasty side dish. With the heat of the day, 43 ladies enjoyed some vanilla ice cream with strawberry sauce and whipped cream.
Nobody got a hole-in-one on the Mystery Hole No. 5 that morning, but Michele Cameron, Patty Hall, Jamee Kahn, Randa Smith and Yoshie Hennessy (twice) were recognized for achieving a hole-in-one on the Money Hole, the most difficult hole on the course on a particular day, during the eight-week period preceding the brunch.
The Coveted Quail for lowest net score of 27.17 was awarded to Sharon Schoen. Wendy VanDyck had the lowest gross score of 38.3, and Cathy Thiele had 17 holes-in-one which was the highest for the 9 weeks.
Putters who earned a score of 40 and under for the first time were Sharon Schoen (35), Marci Yenerich (38) and Jill Wibbenhorst (39). Ladies who scored new lows for 36 and under were Shoron Schoen (35), Wendy VanDyck (35) and Joyce Walton (35). Thirty-two ladies attended the brunch, but 25 ladies who attended the brunch and who had putted five of the nine times since the June 7 brunch each received a Quail Creek gift card valued at $10.00.
Now that the mornings are cooler, the club expects to see many of those who travelled to cooler climes to return to the putting green. Non-members are encouraged to try out the Putters by coming to the putting green by 8:00 a.m. every Wednesday in September and October and 9:30 a.m. starting on November 2. Those desiring to give putting a try should bring one ball, a putter and $1 for the green fee – no denim allowed.
Putters should mark their calendars for the annual Battle of the Sexes scheduled for Monday, October 23 (details to follow).