Tuesday, August 14:
8 a.m. – Senior Men Registration
9 a.m. – Shotgun start
11 a.m. – (Approximate) Lunch
6 p.m. – 3-Man Scramble League shotgun start
Wednesday, Aug. 15:
8 a.m. – Ladies' Morning golf, luncheon and dominoes
8:30 a.m. – Tee off
Noon – Luncheon/games
12:30 p.m. – Dominoes
5 p.m. – Wednesday Evening Ladies' League
Thursday, Aug. 16:
Men's Day suspended
Regular Men's League competition
2:30 p.m. – Registration, please be prompt
3 p.m. – Shotgun start, first session
6 p.m. – Shotgun start, second session
Friday, Aug. 17:
5 p.m. – Social golfing
Men's League weekly report
The 12th week of league play was contested on Aug. 2, with 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. shotgun starts using all tee boxes on the back nine.
The results of this 12th week in the American divisions had the best score of 17 for Missing Links; 1st Dakota had 15.5; and; D & H Enterprises and The Persian Merles tied recording a 12.5 score.
Lowest individual score was 37 by Dave Chickering. Harland Durkin had a 38, and Ben Schlorholtz – 39. Doug Robinson had a 40 score.
Ten birdies were reported, all singles.
The National division's best team score was 17, by Divots. Bluffs Boys scored 14.5 and LBA had a 14.
The lowest individual score was earned by Gary Prosser who had 38. The next highest score was 39 by Chad Brunick. Sharing 40 scores were Dan Brown, Dennis Bruce and Dennis Tomhave.
There were 11 birdies recorded.
Multiple Putts 160
First Dakota 159.5
The Persian Merles 144
D&H Enterprises 143
First Bank & Trust 140.5
Missing Links 128
Midwest Homes 122.5
Bluffs Boys 173
Barry's Plumbing 160
Char Bar 139.5
Bogey + 125
Alcoa Cleaning 115.5
BW Insurance 84.5
Seniors play on Monday
On July 30, winning teams were Mo Marcotte, Dick Kellogg and Tim O'Connor. Next was the team of Ken Beringer, Van Pierce and Dave Zimmer. Finally was the two-man team of Max Anderson and Milo Gilbertson.
Hole #6 yielded a couple of long par putts. One went to Dave Zimmer at 58-feet, while the second putt was made by Dick Kellogg at 40-feet.
Max Anderson dropped a birdie of 40-feet at hole #8. The reason for play on Monday was due to the Chamber of Commerce Tournament on Tuesday.
Wednesday Morning Ladies enjoy games
We had 19 ladies for luncheon – not as many as previously but still had a great time visiting.
Desserts were provided by Eileen Turner and Thelma Raines
We had a guest this week, Lois Seibel, but no new members.
Vaneta Youngworth won the "big" drawing and quarters were won by Babe Hurowitz, Barb Boone, Doris Heine, Peggy Mollett and Vaneta Youngworth. We have some ladies that just seem to be winners more often!
Golf report: There were 8 golfers and we played Dice. Pat Steckelberg was first with 21, Karine Amundson had 22 and there was a tie for 3rd with 23, Mary Lea Hennies and Darlene Engbrecht. It really does help to get a 6 on your die to cut down on that score.
One table bridge – Marlys Jensen had the high.
Two tables – dominoes Barb Larson and Babe Hurowitz were low. The players are enjoying Janet Hoff's stint as chairman of the game. Every week she has us playing for something new, this week pertaining to Aug. 1 (8-1): anniversaries, birthdays, number of 8's on scorecard.
Please come and see what our group is like … once you come you will want to return again and again!
Rain holds off on W.E.L.L. just long enough
As we all know, Vermillion could use some rain. As much as we need the moisture, it is always good to have weather that lets us get in our league round of golf on Wednesday evenings. To do both – golf and get some moisture – would be the best of both worlds. Wednesday, Aug. 1, we got just that: a round of league golf followed by some release of water from the clouds (more on clouds later).
A spate of women had great scores this evening. The overall low gross score was shot by Jenny Chandler with 37. Following close on her heels were Mona Bye and Wendy Johnson with 38s and Jennifer Steele with a 40. As a golfer who never even approaches that low of a score, it was interesting to note that not all these scores are achieved by playing straight down the fairway.
For example, Jennifer Steele had an interesting approach to her first three holes. Her third shot on #2 was from the fairway on hole #17. Her drive on #3 went into the ravine and her third stroke hit a tree and dropped into the long grass. Her drive on #4 landed just about at and behind the pine tree at the corner, necessitating a punch shot for the second stroke.
Apparently it is the ability to deal with the unusual and make up for it that contributes to the overall game.
There were also a number of women that shot below their handicap with their net score. However, the overall (very) low net was had by Barb Ballensky with a 27 (50-23). Four birdies were carded this evening as well. Wendy Johnson birdied #2. Michelle Maloney birdied #5. Jennifer Steele birdied #6 and Audrey Ticknor birdied #8.
On to the pin prize! Rhonda Grant won one for coming closest to the red stake on hole #1. Nance Huska received one for the longest putt on #6. Ann Jensen took the last one for having the closest shot out of the sand on #9.
The Quackson was won by Cynthia Rolon. Now there�s a new name. Cynthia is married to a pro-am player. He left Vermillion this week to play in the pro-am in Phoenix. Cynthia decided to stay in town and came out to play in the women�s league. She played the �other� (back) nine with Pat Durkin, Susan Oberle and Mary Vlasman. A good time was had by all and Cynthia won some money.
The sky provided a great contrast for our outing. The clouds were out in abundance as showers passed around us throughout the round. One cloud formation in particular was noted by several of the golfers. The shape of this formation was unique. For those who have seen Judy Hanson�s traveling putter, you have seen this shape. For those of you who have not, the shape is reminiscent of a hot dog. The formation, however, collapsed after a few minutes (similar to what might happen to Judy�s putter if it weren�t made of metal). Shortly after we were in the clubhouse, the clouds let loose with some rain too, at least, put drop marks in the dust on our cars.
Wednesday Evening Ladies League (WELL) Standings
July 18, 2007
Points Possible % Points
Team Won Points Won
1. F.O.R.E. 49.5 60 82.50%
2. Two Putts 42.5 60 70.83%
3. Wedgies 42.5 60 70.83%
4. Drive U Crazy 44 65 67.69%
5. Birdie Bound 38 60 63.33%
6. Lopez Sisters 36.5 60 60.83%
7. Iron Maidens 36 65 55.38%
8. Lucky Shots 35 65 53.85%
9. Bertha�s Babes 31.5 60 52.50%
10. Chix with Sticks 25 60 41.67%
11. Whatever 23.5 60 39.17%
12. Mollies Follies 23 60 38.33%
13. The Hookers 20.5 60 34.17%
14. Sand Yappers 20 60 33.33%
15. Bluff Babes 21 65 32.31%
16. Par-tee Girls 16.5 60 27.50%