Board Update – April 2021
Winter leagues are wrapping up and preparing to move to summer schedules and venues. “South League” will remain at Pelican Pointe and the timing will shift to a bit earlier. “North League” will move from River Club to Tara in early June. 9-hole leagues at both locations (PP and Tara) have started in April and Constant Contact notifications are being sent. Please contact Barb Maechtle at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. Pam Arfield may also be able to help you at email@example.com.
The next competitive event will be a Match Play event with the Naples Chapter in early July at Riverwood Golf Club in Port Charlotte. Keep an eye on emails about this event and registration. Following that, will be our chapter championship in August. You will see some “save the date” info very soon for these events. Last year we had 54 participants in the Chapter Championship, including scramble teams. It was a fun day and great golf. Please consider it if you haven’t played in a chapter competition before. Scramble teams are a great way to participate in this competitive event that take a bit of pressure off the idea of competing!
We are also actively looking for venue options for our other competitive events of the year and beyond including the Jingle Bell Open and next year’s Snowbird/Sunbird. The Halloween Bash will be combined with End of Season celebration in October at Tara, so think about who you will team up with and your costume early! Last year’s event, the first one, was a huge smash, and we will all be looking forward to the costume creativity!
Weekend golf continues with several new locations being offered. Just a note about holiday weekends though…the Board agrees that there are too many other options for people and their families over holiday weekends and we will not be hosting weekend golf when the weekend falls on or near a national holiday such as Memorial Day or Labor Day, for instance. Thanks for understanding.
In ending, a reinforcement of our commitment to fun, enjoyable golf, specifically course etiquette and pace of play. To our members who smoke, please remember to move away from groups and carts when you are lighting up, and do not take you cigarette onto the tee box or greens. Dispose of your cigarette butt in an appropriate receptacle.
For all players, keep up the pace of play. Pay attention to “ready golf”, be ready to hit when it’s your turn, drive away without putting clubs in your bag till you reach your next stop if things are moving slowly, get your club and walk to your ball while your playing partner is hitting, size up your putt while other people are putting and pick up if you’ve reached max unless your score has to be counted in the game. Thank you all for doing whatever you can to make our outings fun and fantastic!
Thank you for your commitment to the chapter and to women’s golf!
- Jan 10, 2021