WNGHA Directors would like to pay tribute to a very special team that made it to the Championships at the Oakdale Golf & CC. They have proved that their knowledge and skill of golf pays off. They did not win their area but they were only down by ONE stroke. Now get this, their average age is 75. (69, 70, 71, 75, 77, 78, and 87) Ladies above – not in order of their ages! – include Barbara Jordan, Gerda Peterson, Sarah Buehrer, Barbara May, Mary Beth Hodge, Beverly Meinbress, Lorraine Weisenberg and Valerie Helenson. Congratulations Ladies!
2014 Match Play – Fran McDonnell
2014 Stroke Play – Sarah Buehrer
SPRING FLING 2014
MAY 1 turned out to be a beautiful warm day perfect for the Niner’s turn to host the annual Spring Fling tournament.
There were 130 guests at the Event Center after golf for appetizers, wine and other beverages, lunch, fashion show and raffle.
Creekside Grill provided us with excellent service. The menu comprised of a Cobb salad, with a choice of chicken or roasted vegetables, choice of dressing, and a light and delicious dessert. The appetizers were also a great addition to those waiting for the troops to come in after golf.
There are so many people to thank for the success of Spring Fling; but one thing for sure; it takes a village of golfers to make it happen! Thank you Niners for showing up to play; along with the 18ers. What a great way to mingle with other club members and to meet new friends. Also, it was an opportunity to play on the Dollar Course, which can have it’s own challenges.
The Fashion Show, as usual was a big hit! Mark was wonderful as the emcee, as were Wayne and Brent escorting the models, it was fun to see our Pros as fashionistos! Don’t quit your day jobs! The models from the 9ers and 18ers clubs were so professional and had fun on the runway showing off the latest in golf attire.
The display of golf clothes for sale during the entire event, adds to the allure of the entire day. Who doesn’t enjoy shopping without the hassle of looking for a place to park!
Another big surprise, our own “Rosie the Riveter, Agnes Moore, a Niner was escorted onto the stage after the fashion show. She wore her red scarf and denim jacket, which is the “Rosie’s” apparel worn at various occasions. She demonstrated her skills as a Welder on stage and had all the equipment with her, including the Welder’s headgear and leather apron. She is a real gem in our midst and she received a standing ovation. Bravo, Agnes Moore.
Agnes spent a week in Washington, D.C. in April with other surviving Rosies, meeting with President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.
Lots of photos were taken at the Spring Fling event, please take some time to view them below.
To all the numerous people involved, including the bartenders, Harry the marshal, who had his hands full trying to keep the golfers apprised of mulligans and magic putts (all in good humor). We had loads of volunteers, who cheerfully did their jobs. Our hats off to all of you!
Fran McDonnell, Captain and Vicki Simpson, Co-Chair Spring Fling
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The Jamboree Committee of Joan Clar, Joyce Niebur, Judie Taylor, Karen Wener, Lorraine Weisenberg, Lydia Bollinger, Mary Beth Hodge, Shari Ward, Pauline Henley, Sherry Marks, Lynne Osmundsen, Pat Baker — and who have been ably assisted by Cherri Shiffman and Joan Clar’s granddaughter, Leah Faye (Designs) — have been putting all the pieces together to make a coherent and fun day for all.
Enjoy breakfast, golf and lunch with a complimentary wine and beer bar – and be sure to fancy up your cowgirl hat for the contest! Low net prizes will go to the top four foursomes. The cash prizes, offered by Prudential, will go to a woman and a man who drive closest to the hole on 7, straightest to the fairway line on 2, and who have the fanciest hat. Everyone who drives within the circle on 7 will be given a complimentary golf ball. The realtor on hole 7 will be ‘chatting you up’ while they had out complimentary soft drinks and watch your drives ‘hit home’. Hope to see ya’ll there on July 10th.
First Flight Winners – John & Fran McDonnell
Dan & Charlene Gonzalez
Second Flight Winners- Dee Reichert
Bruce & Carol Hicks
Third Flight Winners – Ken & Carolyn Hensley
Barbara & Ted Budach
Special Awards were given to: Best Hat – Dan Gonzalez
Best Costume – Pat Picchi
Straightest Shot by a Male – Rene Herrerias
Straightest Shot by a Female – Fran McDonnell
Closest to the #7 Hole – Don Dixon
There were CASH awards won by six lucky Raffle Ticket Winners
Thank you Pat Baker and Lynne Osmundsen and the rest of the Jamboree Committee –
Sherry Marks, Judie Taylor, Karen Wener, Lydia Bollinger, Joan Clar, Joyce Nieber, Shari Ward, and Lorraine Weisenberg. A great fun filled day!
Below are the winners of the course contests at Jamboree, 2014!
Rene Hererias, Fran McDonnell & Don Dixon
ROSSMOOR HOSTS FIRST TEE
‘First Tee’ Event was held on July 24, 2014, with 11 girls joining us for 9 holes of golf.
They all were wonderful golfers, and a delightful group. The top player was Hailey Salomone with a 43!
Included in the photos are Karen Larkin and Judie Taylor of the Rossmoor Niners.
putting practice young and not so young
walking the course bring your own shade
the happy group
Women’s 9ers Team Play 2014
The Rossmoor Niner Team Players completed their final two rounds of golf and they again raised
the stakes for WNHGA East Bay Team Play competition by coming in first.
Rossmoor won at Rossmoor, tied for second at Black Hawk and Crow Canyon, placed first at Diablo and placed first again (by a wide margin) at Castlewood. Rossmoor is in first place for East Bay Division B for the first time in almost ten years.
YEA ROSSMOOR TEAM PLAY LADIES!!
The happy Team Play members pictured above include Lorraine Weisenberg, Susan Christofferson, Mary Beth Hodge, Lynn Hildebrand, Elaine Matsui and Val Helenson. Many more Team Players contributed to our division win, and all were most ably led by Gerda Peterson and Bev Meinbress, Co-Captains of the winning 2014 Team. The happy Team Play members pictured above include Lorraine Weisenberg, Susan Christofferson, Mary Beth Hodge, Lynn Hildebrand, Elaine Matsui and Val Helenson.
Center PieceRossmoor is starting out in first place! We will be playing five different courses on five team play days which will determine the overall winner at the end of the season on June 10.
The three pairs of players who secured our first place win included:
Sarah Beuhrer and Marlene Seffren, 1st place in Flight 1
Mary Federico and Peggy Johnson, tied for 1st place in Flight 2
Mary Beth Hodge and Mary Kelley, 2nd place in Flight 3
The total score count for each of the five teams as of May 8 is as follows:
Black Hawk 8
Crow Canyon 3.5
We play next on May 22 at Black Hawk, followed by three more events. Each time a group of six competitors will represent us. The TP Captains are trying to play as many people as possible who signed up. We hope that over the next four play days we will be as successful as were were on May 8 at Rossmoor.
Linda Speigelman welcomes Crow Canyon Ladies
Co-Captain Gerda Peterson collects the Club fees
Lynn Osmundsen Welcomes Players