BEST AVERAGE NET: Best average net of all weekly scores
1st Marie Kall 74.4
2nd Jan Paulsen 74.75
BEST AVERAGE GROSS: Best average gross of all weekly scores
1st Andrea Tucker 87.25
2nd Mary Bryson 87.50
PAR OR LESS MOST OFTEN:18-hole player who scored net par most often
Linda Cockhill 3 Times
PUTTING AVERAGE:Best putting average for the entire season
Tina Veroulis 32.625
LEAST PUTTS IN ONE ROUND:
Linda Cockhill 27
MOST CHIP IN’S DURING THE SEASON: tie with 1 (drawing)
Connie Ford 2
1st Mary Bryson 70
2ND Andrea Tucker 71
1ST Janet Lieberg 52
2nd Judy Flanders 53
MOST IMPROVED GOLFER: MaryAnn VanStrydonck
CLUB CHAMPION: Darah Newell
SENIOR CLUB CHAMPION:Tina Veroulis
Ladies final scramble and league play will be August 21st
Congratulations to Ladies Club Champion Darah Newell and Senior Club Champion Tina Veroulis
Congratulations to Connie Ford – low gross and Linda Lindsay low net at the Grannie Tournament
Congratulations to Lynn Snyder who placed first in her flight AND HAD A HOLE IN ONE!
Mary Ann VanStrydonck who also finished first in her flight. To Renee Driessen who placed third and Anna DeMars who played in the Amateur tournament and placed 7th overall.
2018 Ray Hunthausen Hole 9
July 13-14. 2018
The GMCC Ladies Association had another successful Hole 9 Fund Raiser, because of the generosity and volunteer work of its members. A special thank you goes to all morning and evening league women who volunteered their time and cookie donations toward this project.
The men were appreciative of the cookies, cold towels and water offered to them at the hole on both days. In turn, they were very generous with their donations.
On day one we netted $1,011 and on day two $920.00. The expenses were for towels, $23.64 and bananas $10.32. The towels can be used again, so I recommend that the association pay for them.
I would like to thank my co-chair, Connie Ford. Could not have done it without her assistance.
Tina Veroulis, Chair
Ladies League Calendar 2018
SPRING FLING – Games, Wine Tasting, Great Food!
6 p.m. No Host appetizers; League Sign-up
League – Morning & Evening League Start: Scramble, Monthly Meeting
Wow! School’s started, Labor Day is over and that means a traditional end to the summer. However, given our unpredictable weather I expect we will be golfing well into the fall. The current weather this week has moved the smoke out of Helena so we can enjoy our Montana Indian Summer!
August was a very busy month for the ladies at Green Meadow. We enjoyed the Club Championship – congratulations to Darah Newell our club champion and to Tina Veroulis our Senior Club Champion. I will continue to encourage all ladies to participate in this event. The club puts together an enjoyable weekend for us all.
August continued with our annual Gre-Bil event. That’s where our ladies play a match play competition with the Bill Roberts ladies. Thanks to Jan Paulsen for putting the team and event together. We had a “pairings party” the week before to set up the team competitions. It was similar to the Ryder Cup event and was fun. I must report that we were able to pull out a victory with great play by our team. We retained the trophy so take a look in the trophy case to check it out.
Thank you to all the ladies that played in the Member/Member tournament. It was a great weekend at the course, and many thanks to Chef for the great meals! We had 10 women’s teams this year, and I had a good time playing with some ladies I haven’t played with before. What a great way to get to know other members!
We closed out our Ladies Morning League with our Awards Luncheon. I’ve attached the winners of our annual tournaments. Also, take a look at the Ringer Board posted in the Ladies Locker Room. It’s fun to see how we score on each hole and what our score would be if we just hit those scores each time we played! The Evening League closed out their summer with the annual Couples Chapman plus dinner. A fun time was had by all the participants! And the weather was great! Many thanks to Susan Lagerquist for all her efforts with Evening League!
I will keep looking for you on the golf course this fall and check out the website for the Rules Corner this winter for some more “Do you know your rules?” articles. I’ll keep you posted on the upcoming rules changes scheduled for January 2019.
Thanks for a great summer on the golf course!
Mary Bryson, President
The Rules Corner
Let’s start our discussion of the changes to the Rules of Golf by looking at rules related to a “Ball at Rest.” In 2019 the Rules will reflect the following change:
There will no longer be a penalty if you accidentally cause your ball to move on the putting green (Rule 13.1d). I know, some of you didn’t realize there was a penalty for the ball moving when you placed your marker down, or lifted it up, or even accidentally moved your ball when you took your stance, or took a practice swing on the green. No worries, with the adoption of the new rule, there is no longer a penalty. The USGA tells us that the reason for the change is that “when a ball moves while the player is doing nothing more than taking normal actions to prepare for a stroke, it can seem unfair for the player to be penalized.” I totally agree and am glad this change has been made. As Derek will tell us, “the shape, slope and condition of many putting greens today increase the chances that ball at rest on the putting green might move, and it can be difficult to determine whether a player caused the ball to move or whether the ball was moved by wind or other natural causes.” I find that true – especially on some of our greens (say #3 or #8).