Tag: Lady Putters

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…

Lady Putters mark end of summer with final brunch

Putters President Cathy Thiele enjoys a strawberry parfait on her birthday; photo by Sylvia Butler

Peggy McGee Putting started on October 19 with the members singing Happy Birthday to Putters President Cathy Thiele. It was the first time since June that there were four ladies on each team—the winter residents are returning! After putting on a relatively cool morning, 32 Lady Putters adjourned to the Crystal Ballroom where they enjoyed a…

Lady Putters ramp up activities

Peggy McGee After a five week hiatus because of overseeding and rain, the Lady Putters were eager to get back to putting when the green reopened for them on October 12. Amid the bouts of laughter, the comment, “are these greens ever slow” was heard again and again. Almost everyone had a higher score than…

Lady Putters celebrate end of summer

Peggy McGee The Lady Putters gathered together on August 31 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 seemed to hang around even as monsoon was drawing to a close. They cherished the occasional breeze.…

Lady Putters celebrate July 4th

Left to right: Sylvia Perry and Kay Davison came dressed in red, white and blue as we celebrated our nation’s 240th birthday; photo by Peggy McGee

Peggy McGee When they putted right after the Fourth of July, the Lady Putters donned the familiar red, white and blue in remembrance of the founding of our great nation. It was a very warm—would you believe hot?—morning even at 8:30 a.m. but 37 tough ladies were there to putt. There were only two putters…

Putters host Christmas in July

Frieda Hyles, Diane Dodd, Mary Anderson and Cathy Thiele with Food Bank Donations; photo by Sylvia Butler

Cathy Thiele It may have been sweltering July weather, but the Lady Putters had thoughts of cooler weather ahead as they celebrated Christmas in July to support the Green Valley/Amado Food Bank. Wearing their red and green and many sporting holiday jewelry, 44 ladies came armed with 217 pounds of groceries and $600 in monetary…