Despite the heat, the Lady Putters have come out in larger numbers this summer than ever before. They experimented with starting at 8:00 a.m. instead of 8:30 a.m. but will go back to the 8:30 a.m. start time beginning Aug. 14.
Their summer brunch featured an egg salad-stuffed croissant and refreshing fruit salad, followed by a decadent brownie topped with whipped cream.
The highlight of all the brunches and lunches is the announcement of the winners for the previous six-week period. Winning the Coveted Quail award with a low net score of 30.20 was Barbara Hunsinger. Wendy Van Dyck was a double winner being recognized for both a low gross score of 33.67 as well as getting 23 holes-in-one.
Getting five or more holes-in-one on two different occasions were Suzan Bryceland and Barbara Delange. Getting five or more at one putting session were Photographer for Life Sylvia Butler, Nancy McDaniel, Yoshie Hennessy, Deb Wise and Janet Wegner.
Achieving a score of under 35 without a handicap for the first time was Elizabeth Cyprien, and recognized for getting a score under 40 for the first time were Mary Smith, 39, and Sue Gunter and Jana McNeil, both with a score of 38. Scoring 37 were Susan Anderson, Valerie Easterly and Emilie Ortega.
Carol Sheppard got a hole-in-one on the money hole twice while Barbara Hunsinger and Wendy Van Dyck achieved this feat once.
Those ladies who putted at least four out of six times received gift cards valued at $7.80. The amount varies by how many have putted during a given period and attended the brunch or luncheon. When the winter visitors have arrived, the amount always goes up.
Besides paying the greens fee, the weekly $1 fee to putt goes back to those who attend week after week and attend the luncheons.