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.

Just Posted

Team Harrison prevails in Port Alberni men’s bonspiel

Annual bonspiel drew 20 teams from out of town

Wedding plans derailed following City of Port Alberni’s train announcement

Five wedding parties are scrambling to find alternate transportation arrangements to McLean… Continue reading

Kids help Alberni Aquarium build rockfish luminary for next exhibit

Swimming For Change takes over in time for spring break

Spring fishery closures mulled for south coast

Fewer fish are returning to rivers and more conservation needed, say feds

One dead, two seriously injured in Hwy 4 crash west of Port Alberni

A man has died following a single-vehicle collision west of Port Alberni… Continue reading

National Energy Board approves Trans Mountain pipeline again

Next step includes cabinet voting on the controversial expansion

Pope’s sex abuse prevention summit explained

It’s A high-stakes meeting designed to impress on Catholic bishops the global problem

B.C. ticket holder winner of $25.9-million Lotto Max jackpot

Next draw set for Mar. 1 with an estimated jackpot of $10 million

Reports of rashes prompt closure of all Harrison Hot Springs pools

Public pool available after Fraser Health shut down all five mineral pools until further notice

Girl heard saying ‘Help my Dad’ in suspicious radio message on Vancouver Island

Police asking for help following mysterious signals from somewhere between Comox and Sayward

Two more measles cases confirmed in Vancouver

It brings the number of total cases within the city connected to the outbreak to ten

B.C. Special Olympics officially underway in Vernon

Athlete’s Oath: “Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”

Vancouver Aquarium wants your help to name a baby killer whale

The public helped name Springer’s first calf, Spirit, and is being asked to help with the second

Most Read