Tag: Lady Putters

Out for revenge

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Peggy McGee After losing to the men three years in a row, the Lady Putters began practicing for the annual Battle of the Sexes challenge in the heat of the summer. They are hoping to be the victors on Monday, October 23 when couples meet to compete. The cost is $8 per person, $16 per…

Putters join the Bewitched Fundraiser

Peggy McGee The Lady Putters will have their own very special putting challenge to support the Bewitched for Charity golf event on October 31. Four local charities will benefit from the fundraiser; Valley Assistance Services, Hands of a Friend that provides support for victims of domestic abuse, Community Food Bank Amado and Green Valley and…

The anatomy of a set-up

On her first time doing set-up, Alma Cavaletto attaches the money hole sign to the pin. Photo by Peggy McGee

Peggy McGee Every week, about 45 minutes before the Lady Putters’ start time, two ladies meet to do the set-up. Each week, it is a different pair who has volunteered for the job, often someone new to set up and an experienced “set-up pro.” The set-ups team’s mantra is, “If I don’t do well today,…

Money Hole Master

Some Lady Putters have never gotten a hole-in-one on the money hole, while others average a win every 8 to 10 years; not Yoshie Hennessy. Two weeks in a row, she managed the feat, going home $10 richer at the end of the month. Photo by Peggy McGee

Putters celebrates Christmas in July

Peggy McGee Thirty-five Lady Putters brought joy to the hearts of the Green Valley/Amado Food Bank Staff with their outpouring of donations to support the food bank whose shelves often run bare during the heat of the summer. Ladies dressed in red and green and sporting holiday jewelry brought in 93 lbs. of groceries and…

An open invitation

Peggy McGee The Lady Putters cordially invites ladies to join the group at any time. But summertime is the best time to get to know other members quickly when the teams are generally smaller. No prior golf or putting experience is necessary. The veteran Putters are eager to teach new members. Putting starts promptly at…

Putters celebrate the full moon

The full moon shown over the putting green; photo by Jim Burkstrand.

Peggy McGee The Lady Putters gathered under the light of the silvery moon to take part in the annual Moonlight Madness festivities. The eerie glow from the necklaces, putters, the holes and special glow-in-the-dark golf balls were all that illuminated the putting green that evening. There was a small flashlight attached to the clipboard holding…

Lady Putters garner more awards

Left to right: BJ Hanks and Janet Wegner are congratulated by Cathy Thiele for putting under 36 for the first time; photo by Sylvia Butler.

Peggy McGee After a challenging morning of putting, the Lady Putters retreated to the Madera Clubhouse for their luncheon. They enjoyed a Muffaletta Sandwich on a soft ciabatta roll and potato salad. The ladies then indulged in a dessert of Vanilla Bean ice cream with chocolate sauce and a wafer. After the lunch the following…

Putters through the years

Left to right: Lee Schmidt, Kaye Siblik, and Yoshie Hennessy model the original putters’ shirts (front and back); photo by Sylvia Butler.

Joyce Walton and Peggy McGee The Lady Putters had their beginning in 2003 when Fran Hammond moved from SaddleBrooke to Quail Creek. She had belonged to a putting group up there and was eager to see if there was enough interest at Quail Creek to start a similar group. A group of eight ladies visited…

Lady Putters elect officers

Left to right: New and returning Board officers Dorene Sims, Membership Chair; Gloria Clancy, treasurer; Neila Kozel, secretary; Janet Wegner, vice president and Cathy Thiele, president, will officially assume the duties of their position on January 1, though in reality, they are working now. Not in photo is Past President Dee Waggoner; photo by Sylvia Butler

As the year drew to a close, it was time to elect officers for 2017. President Cathy Thiele, Dorene Sims, Membership, Treasurer Gloria Clancy and Dee Waggoner, past president, will continue in their respective positions for another year. New to the Board are Vice President Janet Wegner and Secretary Neila Kozel. At the group’s recent…