Both the temperatures and the airplanes were soaring over The Bluffs on July 19. On this evening we played the back 9 which, of course, takes out any breeze when below the bluff. However, the play was spirited and the company enjoyable so we weathered the heat and had an air show as well.
Playing hot once again was Kathy Merrigan-Manning who had the low gross score with a 39. Kathy also tied for low net score of 31 (39-8) with Mary Kay Zimmerman (54-23). Pat Goebel had a net of 32 (58-26). There were also a host of 33's (alphabetically); Kelly Heine (53-20), Ann Jensen (47-14) and Ruby Plate (46-13). Six women had birdies this night as well. Ruby Plate birdied #11 as did Ann Jensen. Lynette Wulff birdied #12 and Julie Lewison birdied #14. Playing on the front Jennifer Steele birdied #2 and Mona Bye birdied #8.
There were once again three pin prizes up for grabs (or swings) as we played. These were won by Pat Durkin for the longest putt on #10, Becky Heilberger for being closest to the pin on #12 and Kathy Merrigan-Manning for the closest third shot on #15.
In addition our hosts gave three additional prizes, each appropriate to the situation for which it was awarded. Diane Duin was awarded an exploding ball for the most sand shots. Diane had many of these shot on #16 and it is hoped that a ball that can propel itself from the sand (or disappear so it is no longer in the sand) would be of use. Sue French had the most balls in the water and was thus presented with a ball wearing a life jacket. Of course, we hope that Sue can swim so she can then go out and retrieve the ball awaiting rescue.
Lastly, Sarah Taggart, who had the most putts for the night (33) was given a ball that is unputtable. This is no doubt how she felt about the balls she played with that evening as well.
While on the course all the golfers were also treated to an impromptu air show. Four planes, trailing smoke and flying in formation, performed loop-de-loops and various other formation flying tricks south of the course. The general consensus was they were practicing for the air show to be held in Sioux Falls on July 22-23. We were all made to forget the heat and some of our poorer shots as we watched the aerial display.
A discussion about rules is also in order here. If, in the course of play, a golfer breaks her club there are several options.
1. Use the club in its damaged state for the remainder of the stipulated round; or
2. Without unduly delaying play, repair it or have it repaired; or
3. As and additional option available only if the club is unfit for play, replace the damaged club with any club. The replacement of a club must not unduly delay play and must not be made by borrowing any club selected for play by any other person playing on the course.
The penalty for not following any of these options, including the borrowing of a club from another player is two strokes for each hole at which any breach occurred; maximum penalty per round: four strokes.
The only exception to the "no borrowing" rule is in a best ball, team situation. Clubs in this case can be shared except that the total number of clubs for those sharing cannot exceed 14.
Our golfer who began playing the game at a tender young age is Jenny Chandler. Apparently the Chandler family was introduced to golf by Roger Kozak. Jenny and her brother went out many times with him. Clearly starting play early in life helps as Jenny's score is generally among the lowest on league nights. Our next "who is it" celebrated her 65th birthday this Wednesday night. She is involved in local business and is still playing golf with her friend from high school.
Seniors enjoy pleasant day
Twenty-one golfers played the top nine on Tuesday, July 25 on a very pleasant day.
The winning team with a score of 35 was Bob Boone, Elmer Mount and Dick Burbach. Mo Marcotte, Dick Gregory and Guy Button shot a 38.
Two teams shot a 39. The first team was Turk Pilker, Quentin Oleson and Jack Doyle, and the second was Rex Huska, Cleland Cook and Gene Iverson.
We will meet again next Tuesday, Aug. 1. Please try to be at The Bluffs by 8:30 a.m.
Calendar of events
Tuesday, Aug. 1
Senior Men�s Fun League. 8:30 a.m. � Registration with coffee and donuts.
9 a.m. � Shotgun start.
11 a.m. � Lunch and prizes (time approximate).
1 p.m. � Chamber Day.
Wednesday, Aug. 2
8 a.m. � Ladies� Morning Golf, luncheon and cards
8:30 a.m. � Tee-off.
Noon � Lunch/games.
12:30 p.m. � Cards.
5 p.m. � Wednesday Evening Ladies� League.
5:45 p.m. � Shotgun start.
Thursday, Aug. 3
2:30 p.m. � Registration for men�s league (be prompt).
3 p.m. � Shotgun start, first session.
6 p.m. � Shotgun start, second session.
Friday, Aug. 4
5 p.m. � Weekly social and golf. Come join in the fun.
Wednesday Evening Ladies League (WELL) Standings
July 19, 2006
Points Possible % Points
Team Won Points Won
1. Birdie Bound 51.5 60 85.83%
2. Two Putts 46 55 83.64%
3. Mollies Follies 47 60 78.33%
4. Bertha�s Babes 36 55 65.45%
5. Bluff Babes 39 60 65.00%
6. Tee�d Off 32 55 58.18%
7. Whatever 28 55 50.91%
8. Drive U Crazy 27 55 49.09%
9. Iron Maidens 26 55 47.27%
10. Sand Yappers 24 55 43.64%
11. Wedgies 22 55 40.00%
12. Dew Whoppers 23.5 60 39.17%
13. Chixs with Sticks 20 55 36.36%
14. Lucky Shots 19.5 55 35.45%
15. Rough Riders 16 55 29.09%
16. Par-Tee Girls 11.5 55 20.91%
17. Lopez Sisters 11 60 18.33%