Pitch ‘n Putt: Women jockey in advance of division champtionship

Scribe Joan Thompson has the low down on the throw down in Alberni ladies golf.

Eighteen Hole Division: Well, not really going for gold…but certainly for a prestigious title. Lady golfers of the 18 Hole Division are in the midst of playdowns to determine their division championship.

The first round was played Tuesday, and the second round will be played on Thursday and will determine the placing for the third round which will be held next Tuesday.

The monthly medal was in hot pursuit by players today with Sandra Simpson leading the pack with her low net placing of 69.  Simpson will go on to play in a shootout next July to determine the overall winner for 2012.

Gayle Rhodes finally gave up the challenge pin to Marie Randall after hanging on to it for several good game weeks.  Due to the division playdowns which are ongoing, it’ll be a “no contest” for the challenge pin next week.

Low gross was shot by Janice Cross who notched up an 84 on her scorecard.  Special mention of low gross goes out to Pat Nicklin carding an 87.  Nicklin also came in with the low net and the player for low handicaps who had the least amount of putts.  Simpson took home a new ball for her efforts of least putts for the high handicappers.

If you are competing in the 18 Hole Division Championship remember to enter your score on the computer as a “T”(tournament) score.  On the other hand, if you are entering a game from playing on the “B” or “C” team play your score will not be a “T”(tournament) entry.  Sound confusing?..it is.. so keep your wits about you when you enter those scores.

Recently, our teams hosted a competition against Pheasant Glen.  Our score of 35 1/2 was one point shy of Pheasant Glen who tallied up 36 1/2 points.  Sharon Haggard had an outstanding game on her own, holding off two of the competition and taking 7 1/2 points as a singleton.  Now that’s almost like “going for gold”

“C” team will be playing against Arrowsmith on Aug. 24…see Kathy White to get your name into that competition.

Coming up very quickly is the Solheim Cup which we will host on Aug. 17.  Shirley Goodman is the golfer to contact for this one.

Nine Hole Division:

A Division:  Marilyn Merwin was the gal to beat and who couldn’t be caught with her low gross placing.  Kathy Toms came in at a steady pace to scoop the low net.  Newest member, LaDonna Knutson walked off with the putting jar proceeds.

B Division:  Golden game, Marie Swain, ended up in the low gross position.  Lorraine Wilson nailed the low net score.  Swain’s game carried her right through to take the silver for the low putt honours as well.  Hole No. 17 found athletes, Betty Adair and Gwyn Bowen boasting a par each.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Wounded Warriors runners arrive in Port Alberni

Fundraising dinner will take place at Royal Canadian Legion

Arrowvale Farm near Port Alberni hosts maple syrup fest

Taste west coast maple syrup on Leap Year Saturday and watch demonstrations too

ACRD urges B.C. gov’t to upgrade Bamfield Road in wake of winter storm

ACRD board to write letter to Premier John Horgan, expressing urgency

More businesses in Port Alberni need a voice at city council, says one Uptown owner

Business owner says all businesses in the Alberni Valley need a louder voice

Port Alberni finishes strong in men’s bonspiel

Home teams make it to the finals at Alberni Valley Curling Club’s Men’s Open Bonspiel

Clothing, jewelry, purses: RCMP ask court about disposal of evidence in Robert Pickton case

Pickton was sentenced to life with no chance of parole for 25 years for the murders of six women

Ryan nets hat trick in return as Senators beat Canucks 5-2

Ottawa winger received assistance for admitted alcohol problem

Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs meet with provincial, federal ministers

Neither party speaking on the groundwork laid for tomorrow’s talks

Speaker ‘will not tolerate illegal activity’ on B.C. legislature grounds, says chief of staff

Chief of staff to the B.C. speaker Alan Mullen says situation with demonstrators appears ‘fluid’

MPs to examine privacy implications of facial-recognition technology used by RCMP

The MPs will look at how the technology affects the privacy, security and safety of children

Dates back to 2009: Calgary police lay charges in fraud involving semi-trucks

Three people from Calgary are facing charges that include fraud over $5,000

Comox 442 Squadron carries out two sea rescue missions north of Vancouver Island

Submitted by Lt. Alexandra Hejduk Special to Black Press 442 Transport and… Continue reading

Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs optimistic ahead of talks with feds, province

Discussions with provincial and federal governments expected to start later today

Most Read