We had a full field of 128 golfers for our 43rd Annual Shadow Hills Women’s Tournament. The players represented 35 difference golf clubs from four states. The four flights were divided into two team divisions – A/B players and C/D. We also had long drives, kp’s, closest to the line, etc., so everyone had a chance for the many pay outs presented at the luncheons.
It was another successful year thanks to the Invitational Committee and the many Shadow Hills employees that enriched the experience for our guests.
Overall winners: Low Gross of the Field- Leilani Norman (72/74), Low Net of the Field- Leslie Misensol (68/69) and Low Gross Super Senior- Nettie Morrison (77/84)
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TWILIGHT’S GUEST NIGHT was a huge success and a lot of fun, thanks to all of the 55 women who participated!
The nights format was a Crazy 8 Scramble. KP and Long Drive winners won socks and sleeves of golfballs for their entire team. Special guest prizes included a golf hat, golf balls and several bottles of wine. Twilight League finale night is August 15 and quickly approaching. Door prize donations will be welcomed.
One of the most active, fun, and diverse offerings at Shadow Hills, continues to be the Shadow Hills Senior Men’s Tour, created and run by “the Commish,” Steve Mason. (See a previous article on Steve Here).
Each year, a large group of Shadow Hills Senior (50+ or those who will turn 50 this year) men, participate in a “Fed-Ex Tour” style of events, with accumulated points being awarded to a leaderboard, which ultimately results in the awarding of the “Mason Cup” for the overall winner.
It is the 8th season of the 15-event SHSM “tour” for Shadow Hills senior Men, consisting of nine events at Shadow Hills and six away events. There are also bonus events at Sunriver and Bandon earlier this year, and multi-day trip to Portland August 22-24. It’s not a league, but a “tour” so players and can join in for events that work for their schedule, just like the pros on the PGA tour. This year, the league had a record number of 58 players competing for the coveted “Mason Cup”. The low $100 fee covered all events plus food for the finals.
For each “tour” event the top 25 players earn SHSM points. The SHSM points are like the FedEx points on the PGA tour. As Steve explains, “that way, many of us can think like we are like the “pros” on the PGA tour but for us “we don’t need the money” and simply enjoy competitive golf and make new friends! Since friends are more important than money it adds a lot of value to our Shadow Hills membership.”
It is pretty evident why Steve is “the Commish.”
The FINAL EVENTS for the tour this year, are as follows:
- The two day trip to Portland Aug 22-24 to play reciprocal courses.
- The FINALS September 1 & 2. Open to ALL Senior men…even if you aren’t an annual member – join in the fun for $50 for the finals and it will include competitive golf and food both days. Light Hors d ’Oeuvres after day 1 and the awards steak dinner after day 2.
Those interested in joining us for the final events can contact “The Commish,” Steve Mason at:
email@example.com or contact the golf shop. This group has been a great and without the 100% endorsement from the golf shop we would not be as successful.
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Another great year of Men’s League competition finished up on Tuesday, August 2nd. The two winning teams proved how tight the race became over the last weeks of league play, with the lead shifting several times.
In the end, the A team of Pruitt, Brist, Martin, Holloway, Bars and Mitchell won by a single point.
The B League champs of Green, Hanavan, Hanley, Deleplain, Laidlaw and Miller won by a margin of 1.5 points, holding onto the top spot after climbing back out of third place.
As always, the camaraderie and friendly competition were the ultimate rewards for the 24 teams who competed this year!
Wednesday, August 17 – Daily Play – Olympic Gold
by Sue GraVette
This is the opening day of Women’s Golf at the 2016 Summer Olympics and we have a day planned honoring those women participating. This is the first time golf is included as an Olympic event.
But wait. It isn’t the first time. Flash back to the 1900 Paris when women were first included in the Olympics. Margaret Abbott from the USA was in Paris with her mother studying art. They both entered a nine-hole golf event that they believed to be the Ladies’ Championship of Paris. Margaret won with a score of 47 and her mother came in seventh.
It wasn’t until after Margaret’s death that it came to light that she was, in fact, the USA’s first female Olympic Champion.
This year golf will be included at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro for the first time since 1904 when the United States and Canada were the only two competing countries. It’s likely to be quite a spectacle, as many of the world’s best players (men and women) will battle it out for gold, silver and bronze over 72-holes of stroke play.
For all the questions being asked around golf’s inclusion in the Olympics, there is no question it is vital to golf’s growth. Countries without strong golfing traditions are suddenly pouring money into player development. It will be fun to watch!
by Susie Leo Piper
Someone once said that Life is too short NOT to play from the Tips. So 18 of us did it again. Annika Day 2016 was a great time for laughing, crying, begging and relief when our drives went past the Red Tees. We had two women tie for Low Gross….Carla Glasgow and Carolyn Townsend. Carolyn was also the Low Net winner.
Many thanks to Ryan and the grounds crew for setting up the course, Gary and his staff in the Pro Shop, and Melinda and Chef Diana for the fabulous lunch. This is our Annika Day Swan Song and we are going out with grace, joy, and appreciation.