37 golfers gathered at Pleasant Hill Golf Course in Chardon on Saturday, September 9. The weather was dry on a nice Fall coolish day. All enjoyed a nice dinner and plenty of Chinese auction items. Sue Williams was the 50-50 winner. Everyone received a 25th anniversary ball mark based on the artwork presented by Marilyn Clark.
Aly Ales won the Most Improved Golfer award for 2017 based on her reduction in handicap.
Wendy Shick and Terry Baxter tied for low score of the day with 82. Debbie Kandel posted the best net score of the day with a 66. Debbie Kandel, Sue Williams and Clare Labaj had low putts of the day with 30 each. Rosanne Fiorilli left with a bunch of cash for winning 4 skins for $55.
The following were flight winners – 1st and 2nd in each category. First place received $50 and second place received $30. Low putts received $25.
Flight 1 – Gross
Wendy Shick – 82 (tiebreaker)
Sue Williams – 85
Sue Williams – low putts 30
Flight 1 – Net
Terry Baxter – 67
Leigh Murray – 69
Flight 2 – Gross
Debbie Kandel – 95
Sam Wright – 98
Debbie Kandel – low putts 30
Flight 2 – Net
Maria Kamenos – 71
Olga Merela – 75
Flight 3 – Gross
Rosanne Fiorilli – 108
Terri Lanzara - 109
Christy Mulhall – low putts 32
Flight 3 – Net
Christy Mulhall – 75
Elaine Musztuk – 82
#2 – Closest to pin, second shot – Lisa Bizjak
#4 – Long drive – Coffee Easter
#6 – Long putt – Kathy Jones Lang
#7 – Closest to pin, any shot – Coffee Easter
#11 – Closest to pin, second shot – Lisa Bizjak
#13 – Long putt – Christy Mulhall
#15 – Closest to pin, any shot – Olga Merela
Flight 1 – Terry Baxter (2) - $44, next three (1) each $22: Aly Ales, Clare Labaj and Leigh Murra
Flight 2 – 3 players with (2) for $25: Sam Wright, Maria Kamenos and Olga Merela; next three (1) each for $12; Jane Spellacy, Cindy Darwal and Kathy Jones Lang
Flight 3 – Rosanne Fiorilli (4) - $55, Terri Lanzara (2) - $27, next two (1) each $14: Ann Shamess and Kathy Tomaswick
SOUTH DEFEATS THE NORTH IN COURSE CHALLENGE
Because of the make-up of participating teams, we rearranged the tournament to South vs. North on Saturday at Valleaire Golf Club. The 8 golfers from the “South” courses (Briarwood, Sleepy Hollow, Grantwood) grabbed the Course Challenge title. The South team consisted of Aly Ales/Jen Moissis (Grantwood); Rosanne Fiorilli/Terry Baxter (Grantwood); Kathy Tomaswick/Lisa Bizjak (Briarwood); and Anne Rosenthal/Susan Curtis (Briarwood). A total of 18 golfers completed.
The format for play was two-person teams. The first 9 holes was best ball format in which both players played their own ball and used the lower score. The second 9 holes was a scramble. After play on the course, the golfers had a putting contest from 10 ft, 20 ft and 30 ft.
The South golfers pulled out the win by going 1-2-3 in the team score and 2-3-6 in the chipping contest portion of the Challenge. For the golf portion, the Tomaswick/Bizjak, Ales/Moissis and Rosenthal/Curtis went 1-2-3. Aly Ales and Jen Moissis were second and third in the putting contest. Each of the member of the South team received an $18 card from Dick’s.
Other award winners were:
Aly Ales and Jen Moissis – low gross team with 74.
Kathy Komaswick and Lisa Bizjak – low net team with 59.
Wendy Shick – best putter in the putting contest.
Skill shot winners:
Long putt – Deb Solyan, Wendy Shick
Closest to Pin – Jen Moissis (2), Aly Ales (2)
Long drive- Wendy Shick
Closest to water w/o going in – Deb Solyan
The 2017 All Ohio at the Deer Ridge Golf Club in Bellville, Ohio was another great day of golf The weather was perfect and the 57 participants had a lot of fun. The theme was "Tribute to your Favorite Golf Movie" and the format was a Shamble. Winners were:
1st place: Terry Baxter/Rosanne Fiorille (Cleveland) & Dianne Thompson/Ann Foirini (Columbus)
2nd place: Lisa Bizjak/Kathy Tomaswick (Cleveland) / Cindy Nye/Susan Finefrock (Columbus)
3rd place: Cindy Darwal/Leigh Murray (Cleveland) / Lynette Humphrey/Ann Sartorius (Columbus)
Hole #1-Closest to the pin on second shot (handicaps between 26-40): Kathy Tomaswick (Cleveland)
Hole #3- Closest to pin (handicaps between 0-25): Ann Sartorius (Columbus)
Hole #4-Long drive (handicaps between 26-40): Dianne Thompson (Columbus)
Hole #8-Long putt: Lee Schneider (Columbus)
Hole #12-Long drive (handicaps between 0-25): Gwen Virag (Cleveland)
Hole #14-Long putt: Judy Czarnecki (Columbus)
Hole #15-Closest to the pin on second shot (handicaps between 0-25): Lisa Bizjak (Cleveland)
Hole #17-Closest to pin (handicaps between 26-40): Chiko Coury (Columbus)
28 players participated at Member/Guest on June 10 at Pine Hills in Hinckley, Ohio which proved to be a great, (yet challenging at times) course.
The game format was a 2 person scramble team. Winners were teams: Clare Labaj/ Allison Marrow - 1st place (net 60). Four teams were tied with a net 63 .... after the tiebreakers Terry Baxter / Aly Ales came in 2nd place. Debbie Warman / Elaine Mustuk - 3rd place.
6 Cleveland EWGA members joined members of the Rochester and Syracuse Chapters to play Peak 'n Peak on Friday, June 2. On Saturday a total of 9 from Cleveland played Chautauqua, NY with the other chapters followed by a great dinner with old and new friends. There were fun times including 8 women in one cabin with 1 bathroom and the water heater failed - but what happens in Chautauqua stays in Chautauqua! Sunday got rained out in NY but 8 of the remaining Cleveland gals stopped and played 18 at Madison CC. It was a fun weekend of golf and good friends.
GIRLS GOT SWING
Many thanks to Girls Got Swing in Rocky River for hosting a 25th Anniversary themed wine, cheese and shopping event on May 20. Raffle winners were Susan Curtis's mom, Leigh Murray and Marilyn Clark!
NINE (+9) AND WINE
Great afternoon of golf at Powderhorn Golf Course in Madison, Ohio on May 20. The course was challenging, and ten fantastic ladies had a wonderful afternoon of golf, food and wine! It started out a bit chilly but warmed up (layers were removed during the round!) and it was a beautiful day. The Grand River Winery in Madison was a perfect after golf spot to relax and discuss the round and the food and atmosphere was great! Chapter members Lisa Bizjak, Leigh Murray, Cindy Darwal, Terry Baxter, Gwen Virag, Debbie Kandel, Nancy Oat, Kate Vesdos, Donna Schreiber and Susan Curtis enjoyed the day.
Kick-Off for the 2017 season and 25th Anniversary year for EWGA Cleveland was held at Sleepy Hollow GC on April 19. Despite the weather which prevented warm ups on the driving range, the lively group of about 30 members learned about the upcoming season, golf leagues, events. a contest celebrating 25 years and what to look for when purchasing golf clubs presented by John Fiander, Sleepy Hollow Golf Pro. A pasta buffet and great raffle prizes added to the fun. Remember to add #EWGACleveland to your posts on social media and help spread the word about our great chapter.
BUNKER HILL PRE-SEASON WARM UPS
March 17, members had a great opportunity to swing the clubs after a snowy few days! It was food, fun, friends and golf!
GOLF DOME PRE-SEASON WARM UPS
The 2017 EWGA Cleveland season began with warm-ups at the Golf Dome in Chagrin Falls, Ohio.