Sunday was a cloudy and brisk day, as the 28 golfers teed off at Boundary Oak in Walnut Creek. Everyone had a great time playing a Round Robin team format. The clouds and chill did not deter the golfers nor did it keep the mama ducks and babies from crossing the fairways fearlessly in front of numerous golfers. All golfers and ducks survived.
The team prizes were awarded to: 1st place Cheryl Ramirez, Liz Riddle, Carol Papke, Debbie Hellman and 2nd Place Betty McCabe, Charlene Hastings, Della Gutierrez, Sandy Gonzalez.
Closest to the Pin and Long Drive were awarded by Flight: On Hole 2 CTP was Dee Touey for Flight A at 6’ 8’’ and Sue Collins for Flight B at 25’11’’. On Hole 12 CTP was Charlene Hastings at 2’ for Flight A and Stephanie Roberts at 41” for Flight B.
Long Drive on Hole 12 was Charlene Hastings Flight A and Natalie Inouye for Flight B.
Low Net was Debbie Hellman at 69. Low Gross was Charlene Hastings at 83.
Chip-ins were Terri Malatesta, Carol Papke, Debbie Hellman and Junko Nagatani. Birdies were Dee Touey, Charlene Hastings, Sarah Good and Carol Papke.
Everyone had a great time. Thanks.
to our tournament coordinators Betty Mc Cabe and Sally Panella.
Congratulations to FWGA member Kelly Tague. She finished in a tie for 8th place in the Public Links Net Golf Tournament held at Spyglass Hill and Poppy Hills April 27 & 28. Kelly said " I feel pretty good considering I took a bad fall in the shower/bath tub at the motel room Tuesday morning and played hurt at Poppy Hills!"
Sunday, April 26 was day two of our Gold Country invitational away tournament. While the weather had been enough of a downpour to cancel the Saturday golf, Sunday turned into a beautiful day for our 28 golfers. We played a Cha-Cha-Cha format and the first place team of Wendy Ngoy, Bonifacio Perez, Kristina Ramos and Sarah Good brought in the low score of 119. Second place went to Kelly Tague, Liz Riddle, Birgit Pearson and Linda Davis with a 126. Low gross was Deb Ortega with 77 and low net went to Kelly Tague with 62. Closest to the pin on #4 was Kristina Ramos at 10' 8" and #14 was Liz Riddle at 25' 4". No chip ins, but Liz Riddle and Alice Schultz each had two birdies. Julie Campiotti, Sarah Good and Kristina Ramos each had one birdie. Two of our players had personal best ever low scores. Kristina Ramos shot a 79 and Julie Campiotti shot 78. Way to go, ladies! Finally, I want to praise the taco bar that was provided for us after golf. It was absolutely delicious and the perfect way to finish off our weekend.
We kicked off our Tournament season with the first at Callippee Preserve in Pleasanton. Sixteen ladies came out to attempt to beat this tough course (holes 10 and 18 specifically). The format was Cha, Cha, Cha and the winners for the 1st place team were: Kristina Ramos, Sarah Good, Kelly Tague and Jan Moura with a team score of 129
2nd place was: April Kenyon, Carole Patke, Della Gutierrez and Wendy Ngoy with a team score of 141.
Closest to the Pin was Liz Riddle (hole #6) and Kristina Ramos (hole #13),
Low Gross went to April Kenyon who shot an 83 and Low Net went to Kristina Ramos who shot a 68 for the round.
We also had several ladies add their names to the “Birdy Board”: Liz Riddle, Stephanie Roberts, Julie Campiotti, Kristina Ramos, Sarah Good and April Kenyon. Kristina Ramos also captured an “Eagle”. Horray for her.
I want to thank Liz Riddle for capturing the team pictures as the girls finished the 18th hole and Dee Touhy for her excellent scoring.
Thanks to all we had an excellent weather day and a great tournament.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our long time member, Dot Yardley, on 4/20 from a massive stroke. Dot was age 82 but you would never have known it from her busy life filled with golf, skiing, travel, friends and family. Dot was truly one of a kind and her wonderful smile will be sorely missed.
The Fore Women Golf Association held the first event of the year on March 28 th at the Las Positas Golf Course in Livermore. 60 members and guest enjoyed the general meeting where they connected with their golfing friends for a great breakfast. There was time for shopping for new golf wear with spring fashions presented by GG Blues, EP Pro and Antiqua as well as learning about how to take care of our skin from the Arbonne representative.
Members were introduced to the FWGA board who gave brief reports on upcoming events, clinics, tournaments and our charity's work. Our guest speaker for the morning , Craig Lewandoski, PT from Valley Care Medical Center and certified golf fitness trainer, gave an excellent presentation on staying fit for golf. He gave some easy exercises and techniques for staying in shape which all golfers can use.
Members kicked off the spring golf season by a round of golf at Las Positas playing either the the executive course or 18 hole. The course was in in good condition and the weather was perfect for golfing. A fun day of golf always improves spirits and renews friendships for golfing. Please check the weekly schedule for upcoming golf opportunities and the great schedule of clinics. See you all on the course.
Soroptimist International of El Cerrito is hosting a golf tournament fundraiser with part of the proceeds providing educational grants to women in STAND!’s transitional housing program. Invite your friends to golf for a cause.
Monday, May 11, 2015 - Mira Vista Golf & Country Club, El Cerrito
$160 per player (includes green fee, cart, lunch & dinner) $50 for dinner only.
Don't forget that you can view all event pictures on our FWGA Facebook page. For those of you who do not use Facebook, you can still view the pictures without an account. Go to the links at the top of this webpage and select Event Photos or Facebook and the links take you directly to the Facebook front page. There you can look at a specific event under Albums.
If you do have a Facebook page, you can "like" the page to follow what is posted. FWGA would like to encourage you to post your own pictures of your casual play rounds, golf with friends or comment on others postings.
Another exciting FWGA Club and Players Championship season is about to begin! As this year’s Club Championship Chair, Kristina Ramos, would like to invite you to join the race for Club and Players Champion. At the end of the season, two tournament championships will be awarded for The Club Champion and the Players Champion, to the top low gross and net scoring players of the year. Please contact Kristina at Club Championship by the start of our first tournament if you want to participate and in which division, Club or Players or to answer any questions you might have. A a copy of the Championship Guide is available at this link Club Championship Guide. These competitions are open to all FWGA members, and provide a fun way to keep your game sharp for the season! We encourage all of you to participate!