Pitch ‘n Putt: Jackie Little brings A-game to tourney

Joan Thompson gives you the scoop on ladies golf with Pitch 'n Putt.

GO TO GRASS…used to mean delve into a pack of cards and hope you draw the right one.

“Go to Grass” for the members of the 18 Hole Ladies Division means to grab your clubs and head out to the golf course.

A fun Ball Sweep that our captain, Teresa Cutting had dreamed up was just that…”fun.”  The winners all had KP’s (closest to the pin).  On hole number five in the under 27 handicap group it was Barb Sheare’s third shot that won the prize.  Same hole and the over 27 handicap group with the fourth shot was Anne Brooks.

Number 10 hole, with the under 27 handicaps, was Marie Randall with her third shot and finally with a jaw-dropping chip it was Kathie Smith in the over 27 handicap group that took the prize with her fourth shot.

We played off the golden tee blocks this morning and it’s quite amazing how the shots change over the regular game at the red tees.  Leona Fowler “gripped it and ripped it” on every hole and had the best shot I’ve ever seen on Hole No. 15.  It did go into the lake mind you, but it went in so beautifully and was struck with such a high-octane swing that you cannot begrudge a little mis-direction.

Patsy Gauthier had a stellar game all her own and posted the Low Gross score of 88.  Carol Hastings came blasting in with the Low Net of 65.  These players are gearing up for the big tournament this Sunday.  If your not in yet there’s still time.

Contact the Pro-shop, find a partner and get your entry in.  It’s an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start with registration beginning at 7-8:30 a.m. and a great time is guaranteed for all.

Jackie Little is playing her own game as we speak.  Today is Day two of the B.C. Women’s Amateur/Mid-Amateur Championship where Little is golfing to retain her B.C. Golf Senior Women’s Championship.

She’s going in to Day two four strokes ahead of the pack.  Good Luck, Jackie…we’ll be following your progress.

Patsy Gauthier had a captive audience after golf and lunch today.  She single handidly put on a “Free” Rules Seminar for the benefit of any lady golfer who wished to attend.  Big crowd.  Great information.  Thanks, Patsy.

Let’s not forget that coveted Challenge Pin.  It was held by Shannon Haggard going into the game and taken home by Challenger, Carol Bouchard by the end of the game.  Carol is looking for a challenger for next week and also for players to compete in the “B” Team competition, which will be held at Arrowsmith Golf Course on June 29.

Contact her as soon as possible if you are able to participate.

9 Hole Division

A Division:  Nancy Clayton tagged the Low Gross score.  Low Net went to Jan Charlesworth followed by Marie Swain who carded the Lowest amount of putts.

B Division:  Low Gross winner for the day was Lesley Anderson who magically scooped the Low Net position as well.  Lorraine Wilson and Audrey Pemberton won the putting pot for the day and shared the proceeds.

A Chip-In was recorded by Lorraine Wilson on number 12 and by Audrey Pemberton on number 13.  Well done.

9-Hole Interclub in Nanaimo:  Nancy Clayton took Low Gross, Marie Swain took Low Net and also recorded a Chip-In.  Penny Churchill showed her mettel by taking the Low Putt honors in a tough field.

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