Blue Heron se­niors mix it up

The Kent Island Bay Times - - Sports -

STEVENSVILLE — A fa­mil­iar say­ing among golfers is that “it never rains on the golf course.” Not true this spring and sum­mer for we had plenty of rain on Kent Is­land. But dur­ing a rain free open­ing on a bright and sunny Mon­day morn­ing last week, 88 play­ers from the Blue Heron Se­nior Men’s and the Blue Heron Ladies’ Golf Leagues were signed up to com­pete to­gether in their an­nual nine­hole golf tour­na­ment. De­spite a heavy rain­storm the night be­fore that thor­oughly sat­u­rated the county’s Blue Heron Golf Course, and a fore­cast of thun­der­storms later in the af­ter­noon, 79 play­ers ac­tu­ally came out and the tour­na­ment went on.

The tour­na­ment was a mixed four-per­son scram­ble that teamed two men and two women play­ers based upon their per­sonal hand­i­caps. Each team be­gan play on one of the 18 holes on the course and played a “best ball” or “cap­tain’s choice” for­mat. This for­mat al­lows each team mem­ber to hit his or her suc­ceed­ing shot from the pre­vi­ous ‘best’ shot se­lected by the team cap­tain. This pat­tern if fol­lowed on each hole all the way to the green un­til the ball is holed. A sin­gle score for each hole is recorded. Us­ing at least two re­quired drives from each mem­ber of each team, the con­test was a close one.

The third place team on the front nine, record­ing a score of 34, was made up of Bill Walker, Nor­man Fra­ley, An­drea Ak­ers and Anita Sny­der. The sec­ond place team on the front nine, also record­ing a score of 34 but win­ning the more dif­fi­cult holes, was made up of Char­lie Sch­wan, Steve Dom­bkowski, Cindy Culp and Sue Orr. And the first place team on the front nine, record­ing a score of 33, was made up of Dave Letke, Milt Ste­wart, Lynn Ge­orge and Irene Fares.

The third place team on the back nine, record­ing a score of 33, was made up of Ron Tay­lor, Con­rad Levesque, Ellen Kalas and Nancy Kin­ney. The sec­ond place team on the back nine, record­ing a score of 32, was made up of Tony Rossi, John Bennett, Mil­lie Hem­stet­ter and Ros­alie Lewis. And the first place team on the back nine, also record­ing a score of 32, but win­ning the more dif­fi­cult holes, was made up of Gini Laszewski, Sue Heller, Amy Fi­danza and Mike Burn­side.

In ad­di­tion to the over­all scores, skill shots for the long­est drive and the shot that was landed on the green and clos­est to the pin, were con­tested. The long­est drive on the front nine for the men was Don Trot­ter and An­drea Ak­ers for the ladies. The clos­est to the pin shot for the men was Chuck Hall and An­drea Ak­ers for the ladies.

The long­est drive on the back nine for the men was Bob Crafton and Gini Laszewski for the ladies. The clos­est to the pin shot for the men was Carl Eber­line and Deb­bie Gill for the ladies.

Fol­low­ing the com­pe­ti­tion and prior to the awards pre­sen­ta­tion, the play­ers en­joyed a won­der­ful fried chicken lun­cheon, sup­ple­mented by an as­ton­ish­ing ar­ray of sal­ads and desserts pro­vided by the ladies. Ac­knowl­edge­ment was given to the pres­i­dent of the ladies golf league, Jeanne Freiberg, and the pres­i­dent of the se­nior men’s golf league, Chuck Hall, for or­ga­niz­ing the event. Also, ku­dos to the course pro­fes­sional Eric Bea­u­fait and his grounds keep­ing crew led by Paul Masi­more for open­ing the course and mak­ing it ready for play.

Se­nior tour­na­ment first place front nine win­ners, from left, Dave Letke, Lynn Ge­orge, Irene Fares

Se­nior tour­na­ment first place back nine win­ners, from left, Mike Burn­side, Amy Fi­danza, Gini Laszewski and Sue Heller.

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