The Quail Creek Lady Putters (QCLP) have been gearing up for the new year with the hope they will soon be able to putt as a group. In preparation for that day, a small group of masked putters met on the putting green to devise some ways that the ladies could putt, maintain social distancing, and improve their golfing skills. Members will bring their own balls, putter, pen or pencil, and must be wearing a mask.
Some of the drills include: congregating the balls within a certain radius to score points; a 1-3-5 hole where the ball is placed one, three, and five feet from the hole; and a few other challenges. The traditional team approach will not be used while COVID-19 is still a threat. Putters will supply wipes and hand sanitizers, and the number of ladies who can participate each week will be limited and pre-registration will be required.
The Putters also have announced that dues for all the current members will be only $5 for 2021 if they are paid by Jan. 31. Every year after Jan. 31, members are dropped from the rolls. If one delays in renewing her dues, the fee will be $20, just as it is for new members. Checks should be made payable to QCLP and mailed to Membership Chair Vicki Mahr at 825 N Cowboy Canyon Drive, Green Valley, AZ 85614.
At this point, we do not know when Putters will be back on the putting green. When that happens, they will be assessed an annual fee (last year it was $5 per member per year) for the exclusive use of the greens for 60 to 90 minutes on Wednesdays.