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  • Year End 2022 Results

    Year End 2022 Results

    45 golfers gathered at Bunker Hill Golf Course in on September 17. We all woke up early for the 7:30 a.m. shotgun start. The course was beautiful as the fog lifted and the sun warmed us up. All enjoyed a nice dinner and plenty of door prizes. Everyone received a LPGA backpark. A big thanks for Mary Beth Breckenridge, our events guru, for a fine day !!

    Kelli Chronister of the Sleepy Hollow league won the Most Improved Golfer award for 2022 based on her reduction in handicap – from 17.6 to 14.2. Unfortunately, Kelli wasn’t able to attend and missed hearing her applause. It is believed Kelli may be the first person to repeat with this award.

    For the 50-50 drawing, the board decided to pull two names and return all the money to the members. That means we had a 100-0. Terry Lanzara and Mary Beth Breckenridge were the lucky winners.

    The following were flight winners – 1st and 2nd in each category. First place received $50 and second place received $30. Low putts received $25.

    Flight 1 – Gross
    1st – Wendy Shick – 81
    2nd – Eileen McCarthy – 88
    Wendy Shick – low putts 31

    Flight 1 – Net
    1st – Terry Baxter – 73
    2nd – Jo Dangel – 76

    Flight 2 – Gross
    1st – Kit Quigley – 92
    2nd – Diane Kovachik – 96
    Susan Curtis - low putts 32

    Flight 2 – Net
    1st – Susan Curtis – 72
    2nd – Lori Spencer – 74

    Flight 3 – Gross
    1st – Debbie Kandel – 99
    2nd – Susan Glander – 101
    Debbie Kandel – low putts 32

    Flight 3 – Net
    1st – Debbie McCreery – 71
    2nd – Terry Lanzara – 76

    Flight 4 – Gross
    1st – Deanne Lewis – 110
    2nd – Loretta Robertson – 121 (tie breaker)
    Kathy Valentine – low putts 31

    Flight 4 – Net
    1st – Kathy Valentine – 72
    2nd – Debbie Griswold - 82

    Skill Shots $20

    #1 – Closest to pin, any shot – Helen Oshaben (chip in)
    #3 – Long drive, Flights 1 and 2 – Marlayna Jacinto
    #3 – Long drive, Flights 3 and 4 – Debbie Kandel
    #6 – Long putt – Donna Byrnes
    #13 – Closest to pin, any shot – Chris Kutsko
    #15 – Closest to pin, 2nd shot – Lisa Holland
    #16 – Long putt – Olga Merela
    #18 – Closest to pin, any shot – Sandy Sieman

    Skins

    Flight 1 – Terry Baxter, Wendy Shick (2) - $40: Jen Moisses, Eileen McCarthy (1) - $20

    Flight 2 – Susan Curtis (3) $37, Allison Morrow (2) $25: Mary Hazlett, Kristen Taylor-Billups, Diane Kovachick, Kit Quigley(1) - $12

    Flight 3 – Susan Glander (5) - $30: Debbie Kandel (4) - $24: Debbie McCreery (1) - $6

    Flight 4 – Loretta Robertson (3) - $35: Donna Byrnes (2) $23: Denise Andres, Helen Oshaben (1) - $11

     

     

     


  • EAST REGAINS COURSE CHALLENGE TITLE

    A HOT weather day was on tap for the 2022 Course Challenge at Ridgewood Golf Course on 8-20 - we had a great showing of 32 golfers. The golfers from the “East” courses (Grantwood, Manakiki, Pine Ridge) grabbed the Course Challenge title. The East team consisted of Judy Anderson, Terry Baxter, Kirsten Taylor-Billups, Joi Boyd, Janet Burnside, Donna Byrnes, Nancy Cetina, Rosanne Fiorilli, Sue Glander, Mary Hazlett, Claire Labaj, Terri Lanzara, Olga Merela, Helen Oshaben, Wendy Shick, Sandy Sieman, Janet Slaughter, Peg Walsh, Diane Ward and Samantha Wright.

    The format for play was two-person teams. The first 9 holes was best ball format in which both players played their own ball and used the lower score. The second 9 holes was a scramble. After play on the course, the golfers had a putting contest from 10 ft, 20 ft and 30 ft.

    The East golfers pulled out the win by scoring well in the putting contest. In the putting contest, East finished 1-2-2 with Nancy Cetina accumulating only 33 inches. Janet Slaughter and Terry Baxter added 64 inches. For the golf portion, Terri Lanzara and Judy Anderson finished first in low net with a 62. Wendy Shick and Claire Labaj had 64 and Rosanne Fiorilli and Terry Baxter shot net 65.

    Other award winners were:
    Terri Lanzara and Judy Anderson – low net team with 62.

    Wendy Shick and Claire Labaj – 2nd low net team with 64 (tie breaker)
    Nancy Cetina – best putter in the putting contest

    Skill shot winners:
    Long putt – Olga Merela, Donna Byrnes

    Closest to Pin – Cindy Darwal, Sue Glander

    Closest to Pin-Any shot off green – Kirsten Taylor-Billups, Cindy Darwal

    Long drive- Terry Baxter

    Closest to pin on 2nd shot – Rosanne Fiorilli

    Special thank you for workers at the event: Olga Merela and Mary Hazlett for registration, putting contest – Terry Baxter, Lisa Bizjak, Susan Curtis, Rosanne Fiorelli, scoring – Claire Labaj and Wendy Shick.


  • Cleveland Member has Hole-in-One in Ireland!

    Member Peggy Allen scored a hole in one on a trip with her husband to Ireland in June.  After the airlines damaged her golf club, her husband piece together some rental clubs.  Peggy said "It was hole #10 at Carne GC, in Ireland.  Played it on 7/10/22. Our caddie was priceless. He said aim a little right and hit it about 90 yards (118yd hole). My husband, our caddie and I all screamed for joy when it rolled in. It is my first HIO and only the second one our caddie had witnessed. And to do it with rental clubs--what fun!"



  • All Ohio Team Photos 2022

    Deborah Halsey - CLE
    Carol Oglesbee - CLE
    Cindy Nye - COL
    Melanie Domyan - COL

    Deborah Vivas - Guest
    Melissa Smith - CLE
    Kirsten Taylor-Billups - CLE
    Janet Burnecz - CAN

    Denise Andres - CLE
    Gloria Merritt - CLE
    Missy Gedeon - CLE
    Laura Traganza - CAN

    Denise Balint - Guest
    Donna Schreiber- CLE
    Janis Longbottom- CIN
    Anne Noschang - CIN

    Haydee Weddleton - CLE
    Amy Wentz - COL
    Jana HIghway - COL
    Karen Hudson - COL

    Janet Burnside - CLE
    Nicky Sulandari - CLE
    Roxane Durant - Guest

    Laura Cass- CLE
    Nancy Kinney - CLE
    Buffy Goodale - CIN
    Dina Stier - CLE

    Pat Blackmon - CLE
    Eileen McCarthy - CLE
    Vicki Blake -  CIN
    Marjorie Hull - CIN

    Susan Curtis - CLE
    Elsa Arriola - CLE
    Carolyn Caplan - CLE

    Terry Baxter - CLE
    Rosanne Fiorilli - CLE
    Cyndi Baker - Guest
    Dee Diana - CAN

    Wendy Shick - CLE
    Michelle Minister- COL
    Amy Russell - COL
    Olga Merela - CLE

     

     


  • Cleveland Members Advance to LPGA Championship Finals

    Several Cleveland members will be advancing to the LPGA Championship Finals July 29-30 at the Callippe Preserve GC in Pleasanton, CA after their wins this past weekend in the Northeast Sectionals in Freeport PA at Birdsfoot GC. Members who will advance are: Missy Gedeon - 1st place low net in the 1st Flight, Claire Labaj - 4th low gross in the 1st Flight, Kirsten Taylor-Billups - 4th low gross in the 2nd Flight and Susan Curtis - 3rd low net in the 2nd Flight. Debbie Johns from the Canton Chapter will also advance. Congratulations all!


  • Cleveland Teams are Big Winners at the 2022 LPGA Amateurs Scramble
    We are excited to share that two Cleveland teams we’re BIG winners at the 2022 LPGA Amateurs Scramble Open held at the Geneva National Resort in Lake Geneva , WI. Andy Shimek and Leigh Murray, along with Columbus teammates Lisa McCarthy and Karley Mohler, as team Ohio Bourbon Babes, won overall 2022 Scramble Open Champions!! Cleveland members Kelli Chronister, Diane Kovachik, Jo Dangel and Kristen Miller, as team XtraBrut, won 2nd flight Low Gross. Congratulations winners!

  • Year End 2021

    Year End Results

    55 golfers gathered at Legend Lake Golf Club in Chardon on September 24. We all packed our rain gear the night before and hoped for a miracle. Well….we did get it and the rain stayed away. We had a cool start but warmed up for a beautiful Fall-weather day. All enjoyed a nice dinner and plenty of door prizes. Everyone received a new golf show bag. A big thanks for Mary Beth Breckenridge, our events guru, for a fine day!!

    Elizabeth Bryson of the Springvale league won the Most Improved Golfer award for 2021 based on her reduction in handicap – from 37.2 to 31.5. Unfortunately, Elizabeth wasn’t able to attend and missed hearing her applause.  

    For the 50-50 drawing, the board decided to pull two names and return all the money to the members. That means we had a 100-0. Laurie Schroeder was asked to pull the first ticket – and it was her own number. Diane Ward was the other winner.

    The following were flight winners – 1st and 2nd in each category. First place received $50 and second place received $30. Low putts received $25.

    Flight 1 – Gross
    1st - Claire Labaj
    – 85
    2nd – Missy Gedeon
    – 87
    Claire Labaj
    – low putts 31

    Flight 1 – Net
    1st – Terry Baxter
    – 71
    2nd – Pat Blackmon
    – 73

    Flight 2 – Gross

    1st - Lisa Bizjak – 100
    2nd – Mary Hazlett – 105
    Donna Schreiber - low putts 31

    Flight 2 – Net
    1st – Donna Schreiber
    – 75
    2nd – Mary Beth Breckenridge
    – 81

    Flight 3 – Gross

    1st – Haydee Weddleton – 101
    2nd – Deb Solyan –
    105 (tie breaker)
    Haydee Weddleton
    – low putts 30

    Flight 3 – Net
    1st – Ann Shamess
    – 72
    2nd – Kirsten Taylor-Billups
    – 78

    Flight 4 – Gross
    1st – Karla Maschmeier
    – 111
    2nd – Carolyn Caplan
    - 120
    Teri Lanzara
    – low putts 36 (tie breaker)

    Flight 4 – Net
    1st – Jess Powell
    – 73
    2nd – Loretta Robertson
    - 77

    Skill Shots $10
    #1 – Closest to pin, any shot -  Deb Warman
    #8 – Long putt – Darlene Hillis
    #11 – Long drive, Flights 1 and 2 – Allison Morrow
    #11 – Long drive, Flights 3 and 4 – Laurie Schroeder
    #13 – Closest to pin, any shot – Kit Quigley
    #16 – Closest to pin, 2nd shot – Ashley Turner

    Skins
    Flight 1 – Terry Baxter (2) - $66: Claire Labaj (1) - $34
    Flight 2 – Mary Hazlett, Allison Morrow, Kit Quigley (2) $30: Lisa Bizjak, Samantha Wright (1) - $15
    Flight 3 – Haydee Weddleton (4) - $34: Susan Curtis, Ann Shamess, Deb Solyan  (2) - $15: Gloria Merritt, Laurie Schroeder, Kirsten Taylor-Billups (1) - $7
    Flight 4 – Jess Powell (4) - $45: Carolyn Caplan, Teri Lanzara (2) $22: Darlene Hillis (1) - $11


  • Travel League September 11, 2021
    Travel League at Ridgetop GC in Medina - September 11, 2021
    Stunning weather and tricky pin placements were the rule of the day when travel league headed south. 
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  • Course Challenge 2021
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    WEST OUTDUELS EAST FOR COURSE CHALLENGE TITLE  

    A HOT weather day was on tap for the 2021 Course Challenge at Ridgewood Golf Course on 8-28 - we had a great showing of 30 golfers. The golfers from the “West” courses (Briarwood, Sleepy Hollow, Springvale) grabbed the Course Challenge title. The West team consisted of Lisa Bizjak, Peggy Brown, June Chung, Susan Curtis, Terri Lanzara, Michele Lawson, Margaret Lynch, Mary Murphy, Kit Quigley, Donna Schreiber, Ann Shamess and Dina Stier.

    The format for play was two-person teams. The first 9 holes was best ball format in which both players played their own ball and used the lower score. The second 9 holes was a scramble. After play on the course, the golfers had a putting contest from 10 ft, 20 ft and 30 ft.

    The West golfers pulled out the win by beating the East by 1 point. For the golf portion, Ann Shamess and Terri Lanzara were 2nd with an excellent score of 60. Susan Curtis and Llsa Bizjak carded a 62 and Kit Quigley and Peggy Brown plus June Chung and Donna Schreiber finished with 64s. In the putting contest, West finished 1-3-5 with Lisa Bizjak, Mary Murphy and Michele Lawson performing the best for the West.

    Other award winners were:
    Clare Labaj and Wendy Shick – low gross team with 74.
    Janet Slaughter and Haydee Weddleton – low net team with 58.
    Lisa Bizjak – best putter in the putting contest.
    Mary Murphy
    – best putter with the vintage putter.

    Skill shot winners:
    Long putt – Donna Schreiber, Haydee Weddleton
    Closest to Pin – Rosanne Fiorelli, Terry Baxter
    Closest to Pin-Any shot off green – Kit Quigley, Donna Schreiber
    Long drive- Elizabeth Mahla
    Closest to Pin on 2nd shot – June Chung

    Special thank you for workers at the event: Ann Shamess for registration, putting contest – Terry Baxter, Lisa Bizjak, Susan Curtis, Rosanne Fiorelli, scoring – Claire Labaj and Wendy Shick.

    Awards were presented by Babe Zaharias (Wendy Shick) and Patty Berg (Claire Labaj) in clothing similar to the 1950s normal golf attire. Both Babe Zaharias and Patty Berg played in an LPGA tournament in 1950 on the course.


  • All-Ohio 2021
    All-Ohio was held this year at Mohican Hills Golf Course in Jeromesville, Oh.  Attendees came from Cleveland, Canton and Columbus Chapters to enjoy a great day of golf. 

    Winning teams were:
    1st place:  Laura Cass, Nancy Kinnett, Terry Baxter, Rosanne Fiorilli
    2nd place: Jana Highwart, Karen Hudson, Debbie Kandel, Leigh Murray
    3rd place: Amy Wentz, Janet Brunecz, Wendy Shick, Clare Labaj
     
    Winner of Trivia Game:
    Melanie Domyan, Cindy Nye, Janet Burnside, Cindy Darwal
     
    Skill Prizes:
    Longest Putt - Donna Byrnes
    Longest Putt - Laura Cass
    Long drive (flight 2) - Toni Brooks
    Closest to the pin (flight 2) - Cathy Bregar
    Closest to the pin on 2nd shot (flight 2) - Janet Brunecz
    Long drive (flight 1) - Terry Baxter
    Closest to the pin on 2nd shot (flight 1) - Michelle Moulos
    Closest to the pin (flight 1) - Terry Baxter
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  • Chapter Championship July 24, 2021
    Chapter Championship 2021 was held at beautiful Boulder Creek Golf Club on July 24.  The winners were:
    Scramble
    1st place - Laura Cass, Jen Moissis, Nancy Kinnett, Terry Baxter - net 60.7
    2nd place -Cindy Trefny, Mary Jane Boyle, Allyson Clifford, Jennifer Storey - net 63.6
    1st  Flight
    Low gross - Brooke Hamilton (gross 81)
    Low net - Missy Gedeon ( net 80)
    2nd Flight
    Low gross - Peggy Allen (gross 95)
    Low net - Kirsten Taylor-Billups (net 81)
    2nd low net - Susan Curtis (net 85)
    3rd Flight
    Low gross - Carol Dietz (gross 76)
    Low net - Donna Byrnes (net 82)
    2nd low net - Sandy Sieman (net 90)
    Mary, Brooke, MissyMichele, Donna,Peggy and Kirsten
    Janet, can’t remember her name, Susan and Ann  Margaret, Joi, Donna and Carol
     Scramble team four  Scramble team one
     Scramble team two  Scramble team three

  • Traveling League Plays Hilliard Lakes GC
    We had a great turnout for Hilliard Lakes on Saturday, June 5 with 16 participants traveling to play.  The game was low putts and Lisa Bizjak was the winner!  Watch your email blasts for the next course to be played in early July and join the fun.  All that is needed is an RSVP!

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  • Team X-tra Brut Competes in Scramble Open at Pinehurst
    Captain Kelli Chronister and team members Jo Dangel, Diane Kovachik and Kristen Miller participated in the LPGA Amateurs Scramble Open at Pinehurst, NC May 28 & 29 and placed 4th in the Second Flight. Congratulations to team X-tra Brut on their great performance!

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