Red Tee Chatter from OCC Women's Golf Assn.

The OCCWGA is now well into a new year. The 2012 golf season began with the election of a new Board at the December luncheon. Donna Cantello takes over as President, with Marion Maby as Vice-President and Carol Meiner as Treasurer. Joy Hope continues as Secretary. The committee chairpersons are: Judi Forrest, Rules; Sandy Bruns, Tournaments; Becky Rubin, Handicap; Sandy Marion, Publicity; Kathy Davidson & Barbara Perry, Social; Julie Larson, Historian; Dawn Bush, Hole-In-One; Candy Graham, Ringers. Dot Forshee is our representative to AWGA; Caroline Wallis, NAWGA; and Linda Canon, Interclub.

Many thanks to 2011 Board and committee members for hard work and commitment to excellence, with special appreciaton to Frankie Ware, who has served as the Treasurer for the last three years.

The 18-hole ladies’ league plays every Tuesday, with a different competition each week, and there are five major tournaments throughout the year. The first major, The Eclectic Partners Tournament, was held January 24 and 31. Low Gross winners are: 1st Flight, Donna Cantello and Kelli Martinez (71); 2nd Flight, Judi Forrest and Alison Wheeler (81); 3rd Flight, Dot Forshee and Sandy Marion (88) The Low Net Winners are: 1st Flight, Barbara Erickson and Ann Glutting (59); 2nd Flight, Dawn Bush and Marion Maby (57); 3rd Flight, Debbie Garrison and Becky Rubin (59). Congratulations to the winners, and thanks to all who participated!

The league is looking forward to other fun events, such as special luncheons, the first of which will be the Spring Luncheon on April 17. Rules clinics are also available to all ladies and will be run by Heather Risk, Assistant Golf Professional. These clinics will be scheduled throughout the year, dates to be announced.

As President of the OCCWGA, Donna would like to welcome two new members in the last year: Allene Richlie and Debbie Garrison. Finally, she would like to remind all ladies of an important goal for this year – to create unity amongst all women golfers. Regardless of skill level, we share a common bond of the love of golf. Have fun, and help to make it fun for others!

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