Women’s Golf Season Finale

The Seven Lakes Women’s Golf Association (WGA) met for the season finale at the Seven Lakes Golf Club.

The annual meeting was held with 25 members in attendance. Highlights of the 2019 season included: the addition of 12 new members bringing the total WGA members to 31. 2019 started out with the biggest challenge of all – weather.

The first couple months of 2019 were wet with course flooding causing some of the holes to be reduced from par four holes to par three holes. With the increased membership, the Seven Lakes Golf Club Pinetop team was able to field a complete team of 12 players at each Pinetop event and finished the season in third place.

WGA member Roni Hann was recognized as the Ladies Club Champion in the two-day stroke play competition during the summer.

The SLWGA has been invited to play in the Interclub II in which six local clubs compete in match play/better ball format. The members were introduced to the New World Handicap System that will start in January 2020. More information will be available at the season opening meeting in February. Officers for the 2020 season were elected.

They are: Susan I. Clark, President, Linda Strohmenger, Vice President, Colleen Watts, Secretary, and Charlotte Kennedy, Treasurer.

During December and January, the ladies will continue to play informally, with Shirley Flaherty hosting December, and Joyce Charles hosting January. Treasurer Charlotte Kennedy gave a detailed treasurer’s report.

Awards: 3 players split the hole-in-one pot. They were Kathy Lishawa, Rae Dennie, and Mary Griswold-Helrich.

The 2019 ringer winners were determined by the lowest score per hole by each player during Tuesday WGA play. The winners are: Flight 1: Roni Hann, 65; Flight 2: Linda Strohmenger, 78; Flight 3: (Tie) Joyce Charles and Nancy Peterson, 84.

The players having the most chip-ins during the year were Roni Hann and Marti Elliott, each with four.

The player with the most birdies during the season was Roni Hann with 10.

Heather Guild was declared the Pinetop Princess by earning the most Pinetop points of the ladies that competed in the Pinetop competitions. Heather earned a total of 8 points for the Seven Lakes team.

Becky Parr was the NCWGA Play Day Winner for winning the Cordial Cup event in September with a net score of 69.

Marti Elliott was named the most improved golfer according to the USGA Handicap Manual by improving her handicap.

Most “teed off” golfer award went to Kathy Lishawa. Kathy teed off the most times during the Tuesday play day during the 2019 season by playing 24 times.

There were six players that competed in the CGA Champion of Champions at Kiawah Island Ocean Course in December. They were: Becky Parr, Linda Strohmenger, Susan Clark, Charlotte Kennedy, Roni Hann, and Marti Elliott.