Golfer White hot in ladies play

Who turned out the lights at Alberni Golf Course on Tuesday?

Kathy White, that’s who! White was up against Carol Hastings for the Challenge Pin, had a smoking hot game and kept the pin.

She’ll be looking for a different challenger for next Tuesday’s play.

We have a new format for the ball sweep; this week there were opportunities for both the high handicap group and the low handicap group to win a new ball.

For the low handicappers it was a KP (closest to the pin) on hole No. 17 that White won. The high handicappers were meant to have a KP on hole No. 4, but nobody got close enough to nail that ball.

Team play held last Wednesday with “B” team playing at Fairwinds was an ugly, rainy day and the game was finally called due to the weather.

Alberni Golf ladies rose to the surface with 36.5 points vs. Fairwinds (35.5 points). Sounds like water wings should have been issued halfway round the course.

Next week, Arrowsmith ladies will play here so let’s hope the weather co-operates.

The Ladies West Coast Tournament is gearing up so pick your partners and get your entry forms in to Gayle Rhodes. Posters and application forms are posted on the bulletin board in the ladies lounge.  Tournament date is June 26.

The CTC, Zone 6 Tournament is looking for players.  This is a handicap tournament with three flights of handicap teams.

CTC will be played at Myrtle Point in Powell River with an entry fee of $60 per person ($15 is the cost to share a cart with a partner). Try-out for this tournament is May 15 here at our own course and play-off date will be June 22 at Myrtle Point.

Our computer was scheduled to be open last week but due to the cold nasty weather and soggy grounds it has been delayed. The “closed” sign will be off it soon, we hope.

This call goes out to all you “broom busters”: there will be a work bee on Wednesday morning morning at 10 a.m., the first of many to come. Bring your own tools, gloves and your water bottle and meet at the golf club for directions.

NINE-HOLE DIVISION

Division A – Wendy Lukas topped this group with her low gross score. Low net was taken by Julie Swaney and there was a real traffic jam for low putts.  Julie Swaney, Penny Churchill and Sharon Hillman shared the pot.

Division B – Welcome to Louise Berlinski, her first time joining this group, who stole the show by taking low gross honours. Low net was nabbed by Lorraine Wilson with another two-way tie for low putts.

Marj Dufour and Marilyn Nyhuus walked off with the pot for this feat.

CLUB NEWS

There will be a Mother’s Day Lunch served at the restaurant this Sunday. This isn’t just for golfing mothers but is open for all to attend. Reservations are a good idea.

The official club opening is scheduled for May 14 this year.  Call the pro shop at 250-723-5422 for details and to sign up.

Bruce’s tip for this week:  “If you aim at nothing you’ll hit it every time!”

So, turn the lights back on, pray for sun and get out there and golf!