Wow! September and October were very busy months for us. The Annual Pink Ribbon Tournament on Oct. 13 was the biggest endeavor by far.
The efforts of the Niner committee headed by Cyndi Yano, co-chair Bambi Flanigan, Linda Campbell, Annette Saavedra and Kathy McClendon made the event possible.
The participation of the tournament players comprised of Niners and their 18-hole sisters, and the contributions of our generous business community, allowed us to present to Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital a check for over $8,500 for the breast cancer center!
Unfortunately there is not enough space in this column to thank everyone individually for their assistance.
On Sept. 22 Wildwood Niners hosted a WNHGA Open Day. The work of Barbara Tagg and her committee made this event a big success. Twelve visiting clubs participated.
Sept. 23 there was a WNHGA Open Day at Lake of the Pines. This was also a big success particularly for our own Annette Saavedra, who celebrated at LOP by having a hole-in-one! We are proud of you, Annette.
Marilyn Heald and Ginger McGee co-chaired the Oct. 6 Fall Dinner Dance. Everyone enjoyed the music of “Dream and the Dreamer” and the meal catered by Katie of “At Your Service.”
Oct. 6 was also the date for the WNHGA Tournament of Champions, held at La Rinconada Country Club. The Niners are very proud of Nancy Black and Joan Lawver, who represented Lake Wildwood. Thank you also D. Dunathan and Judy Pappas for organizing our local tournament, which culminates in participation in the TOC.
The annual Captain’s Trophy, a three-round match play competition, began on Sept. 29 and concluded on Oct. 20. The first flight trophy was won by Betty Moyles and the second flight was won by Joan Bachus.
October would not be October without the Niner Halloween Tournament and luncheon meeting. The highlight was the costume parade. Congratulations to Jan Wilcock and Jodie Stover for winning first place, Patti Haney second place and Annette Saavedra third place for their clever costumes.
After the parade and the luncheon, Niners elected the Niner board for 2016. Annette Saavedra will be Captain; Barbara Tagg, Handicap chair; Judy Pappas, Treasurer; Pat Queen, Secretary; Bambi Flanigan; Rules chairman; Jodie Stover, Membership chairman; and Pat Perbetsky, Parliamentarian.
As this article is being written, we still need a few Niners to step forward and volunteer to join those who have already been elected. The positions of Co-Captain and Co-Tournament chairman still need to be filled. Please call Pat Perbetsky if you would like to be part of the Niner board for 2016.
The new board will be officially installed at our fabulous Holiday Luncheon Meeting, scheduled for Dec. 15.
Our Sassy September winners include several Niners who made the record book. Sara Peterson had a birdie on Hole #2. Several ladies Broke 50. They were Sharon Meyer (47), Betty Moyles (49), Judy Pappas (47 and 49) and Mary Sowers (49). Judy Goodrich (33), Sharon Meyer (31) and Dorothy Witt (30) all Broke Net. Low Net for September was won by Dorothy Witt. Chip-ins were won by Sue Carroll #8, Patti Haney #9, Joan Lawver #7, Jan Loggins #13, Dee Dee Mildbrant #13, and Jodie Stover #10.
Our Most Improved Golfer for September was Dee Dee Mildbrant. First runner-up was Judy Pappas, second Sue Carroll and third Alma Ortega-Avery. Congratulations to all of you.
Looking to the near future, our Low Net Tournament began on Nov. 3 and hopefully the results will be available for the next TWI on Nov. 20.
Our November Turkey Shoot Tournament and luncheon will take place on Nov. 17.
Beginning Dec. 1, there will be no Niner shotgun starts until January. You will have to sign up for tee times to play on Tuesdays. Be sure to watch for announcements for our festive Dec. 15 Holiday Luncheon Meeting and Installation of Officers.
The next TWI will be published on Nov. 20. Please send any Niner information you would like to have included to me by Nov. 8.
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