2023 Opening Day Tournament
Low Net was the format for the "Win" division of the tournament played on holes 1-6. The winning team with a score of 20 was Secretariat: Pon Fisher, Leslie Tieszen, Sue Ellis (left to right) and Barb O'Mara (not pictured).
The Show division consisted of a Scramble. Affirmed was the winner with a score of 26. From left, Julia Sivinski, Judy Litty and Pam Edwards
The 2023 season is "Off to the Races"! An early start on a brisk spring morning started off the day. Tournament format was 6 holes of Low Net, 6 holes of Alternate Shot and 6 holes of Scramble, with winning teams in each of those formats. The "Trifecta" was the best team overall.
All of the teams were named for a famous race horse and each team had a "Lead Jockey" who helped with instructions for the tournament and scoring.
Lunch followed a fun day of golf in the Amenity Center Ballrooms D&E. A delicious lunch of Mexican food was catered by Casa Del Bro. Choices included tacos, nachos or salads accompanied by rice and beans.
Thanks to Elizabeth Grubb and her committee for all of the effort put into planning such a great event. Committee members were Dana Aupperle, Becki Ernst, Myrna Flick, Sue Frisby, Sue Miller, Jean Plummer, Susan Rice, Jane Schwend, and Barb Stamas.
Holes 7 though 12 comprised the Place division which was an Alternate Shot format. Man O-War was the winning team shooting a 34. From left, Becky Rice, Judy Merritt, Susan Rice and Tammy Frewen.
The team with the best overall score hit the "Trifecta". With a score of 83 these champions shined in the winner's circle. From left, Joyce Redgrave, Debbie Ahlgren, Ann Brabant and Laura Baer.
At the Starting Gate ...
Rich Strike: Joyce Braun, Jenny Blackwood, Diane Culwell and Erin Garrison
Justify: Lesley Pryor, Brook Mooney and Dale Kaiser
American Pharoah: Miko Self, Betty Detrich, Toni Jenkins and Susan Shearer
Secretariat: Leslie Tieszen, Pon Fisher, Barbara O'Mara and Sue Ellis
Seabiscuit: Ann Brabant, Laura Baer, Joyce Redgrave and Debbie Ahlgren
Red Rum: Rose Whatley, Judy Geary, Jean Brown and Dana Aupperle
Affirmed: Judy Litty, Pam Edwards and Julia Sivinski
Authentic: Connie Himpelmann, Dianne Dunn, Carrie Yannarella and Rosemary Calderon
Always Dreaming: Karren Herron, Barbara Westerbeck, Teresa Nephew and Kate Bonomo
I'll Have Another: Fran Wisner, Barb Stamas, Jennifer Bryan and Bonnie Marpe
Man O-War: Susan Rice, Tammy Frewen, Judy Merritt and Becky Rice
Smarty Jones: Sue Frisby, Won Kim, Julie Francis and Vicki Flood
Seattle Slew: Jackie Horner, Jenny Van Rensburg, Ann Sparks and Becky Davis
Best Mate: Jackie Spillman, Barbara Pickelman and Sue Miller