EAST DEFEATS THE WEST IN COURSE CHALLENGE
A wonderful day blessed the 2018 Course Challenge at Seneca Golf Course on 8-11. The 12 golfers from the “East” courses (Berkshire, Grantwood, Pine Ridge) grabbed the Course Challenge title. The East team consisted of Aly Ales Holt, Elsa Arriola, Terry Baxter, Donna Byrnes, Rosanne Fiorilli, Jennifer Moissis, Christy Mulhall, Debi Nicholas, Kathleen Riggi, Donna Schreiber, Wendy Shick and Samantha Wright.
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 East golfers pulled out the win by winning first in the team score and also the putting contest portion of the Challenge. For the golf portion, Debi Nicholas and Kathleen Riggi won low net with a score of 60. Elsa Arriola was the best putter of the day. Each of the member of the South team received an $12 card from Dick’s.
Other award winners were:
Aly Ales Holt and Samantha Wright – low gross team with 76.
Debi Nicholas and Kathleen Riggi – low net team with 60.
Elsa Arriola – best putter in the putting contest.
Skill shot winners:
Long putt – Elsa Arriola, Debbie Kandel/Bonnie Kowalski
Closest to Pin – Terry Baxter, Christy Mulhall/Jennifer Moissis
Closest to Pin-Any shot off green – Samantha Wright, Donna Schreiber and Kandel/Kowalski
Long drive- Kathleen Riggi
Closest to water w/o going in – Debi Nicholas
All Ohio Results (team score, net best 2 of 4 balls)
GOLD Medal Team (won a scorecard tie breaker) - 120:
Dina Stier (Cleveland), Mary Murphy (Cleveland), Elsa Arriola (Cleveland), Nicole Zingale (Cleveland/Canton)
SILVER Medal Team (lost the scorecard tie breaker with above team) – 120:
Terry Baxter (Cleveland), Rosanne Fiorilli (Cleveland), Cathy Bissonette (Columbus), Zoe Hesp (Columbus)
BRONZE Medal Team (also won a scorecard playoff over the 4th place team) – 121:
Ann Fiorini (Columbus), Diane Thompson (Columbus), Aly Ales Holt (Cleveland), Debbie Kandel (Cleveland/Canton)
Special thanks to Baird for providing the medals to the winning teams and food and drink post-round
Baird representatives who participated in the event: Christine Benner (Cleveland), Kim Haws Falasco (Canton), and Pamela Kiltau (Canton)
Skill Shot Winners:
#1 – Closest to the pin on Second Shot (Handicaps between 27-40) – Kim Haws Falasco (Canton)
#3 – Closest to the pin (Handicaps between 0-26) – Sally Oiler (Columbus)
#4 – Long drive (must be on the fairway) (Handicaps between 27-40) – Rosanne Fiorilli (Cleveland)
#8 – Long putt (must be made on the green not the fringe) – Susan Curtis (Cleveland)
#12 – Long drive (must be on the fairway) (Handicaps between 0-26) – Aly Ales Holt (Cleveland)
#14 – Long putt (must be made on the green not the fringe) – Cindy Darwal (Cleveland)
#15 – Closest to the pin on Second Shot (Handicaps between 0-26) – Ann Fiorini (Columbus)
#17 – Closest to the pin (Handicaps between 27-40) – Cyndi Baker (Canton)
Winning Team for Trivia Contest (2018 Winter Olympics) – perfect score of 100%!!!!!!
- Lisa Bizjak (Cleveland), Cindy Darwal (Cleveland), Sally Pedon (Columbus), Karen Hudson (Columbus)
Chautauqua Weekend with Rochester Chapter
Kick Off was held on April 19 at Sleepy Hollow GC. 25 attended and enjoyed a buffet dinner, raffles, and updates on all upcoming 2018 events. Jill Windelspecht of Talent Specialists Consulting was the speaker.
Pre-Season at The Golf Dome
Pre-Season Warm Up at Valleaire