White wins challenge pin in Alberni

“Positive thoughts make positive shots.” That’s the message from Alberni Golf Club pro, Bruce MacDonald.

His advice worked for Kathy White during AGC ladies’ club play this week. White challenged Anna Marie Krikke for the weekly Challenge Pin and won it.

White’s steady play and accurate drives scored her a gross 96 and net 78 which was good enough to do the job.

Carol Hastings has put her next week’s game on the line to challenge White for the honour of being the next pin holder.

Low gross scorer of the day was Janice Cross with a 91 and her score was good enough to also take low net as well.

The first ball given out in the ball sweep was for third low net.  Two players were tied: Carol Bouchard and Carol Hastings. Bouchard won it by retrogression.

The second ball was in contention with another tie between Molly MacDonald and Doreen Grant.  Grant won that one by retrogression.

Starting time for next week has been moved up a half hour to 8:30 a.m. This applies to both the 18-hole and nine-hole ladies divisions.

Alberni Valley Golf Club’s course has been re-rated so check your handicaps, ladies, as this will not change your index but could well affect your handicaps.

Team play

B team will have already played in Fairwinds and the results will be in next week. C team will be playing here in Alberni on Monday, May 2. Tee times start at 10 a.m.

Next week’s golf will include the monthly medal and there will be a meeting following the game. Please, let’s have all hands on deck for the meeting as there will be important decisions to be made.

A reminder that dues are payable now; see Janice Cross for the amount.

9-Hole Division

Division A—Sharon Hillman topped the group, taking low gross for her game.  Kathy Toms was in the running to take low net and, as sometimes happens, also took the lowest amount of putts to get there.

Division B—Yvette Pedersen led the pack with her low gross score, Lorraine Wilson turned in a low net score but it was Pedersen who also came in with the lowest amount of putts for this group.

Business Ladies

A reminder once again that the Denis Jonsson scramble will be held this Sunday. All lady golfers or “wanna-be” golfers are invited to get involved with the business ladies, the ladies nine-hole division or the 18-hole division. Please call  the pro shop at 250-723-5422 and they’ll tell you who to get in touch with to get your name in the game.

We’d like to send a message to Gerry Fagan: a huge thank you from all the lady golfers for sending all our golfing news into the two newspapers for the last two years. It was much appreciated by all of us and a job well done.

Remember: think positive when you’re out on the links. Bruce MacDonald says it works.

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