Board Update – July 2021
There is a whole lot of golf going on! Even with summer vacations and trips to cooler places, we have very active leagues and weekend outings. This month (August), our national cup team, the Queens of Clubs, captained by Laura Knights, will play the finals at Kingsmill Resort and River Plantation in Williamsburg, VA on August 13-14. Best of luck and great play to all the team!
We had a great outing with Naples for the Match play at Riverwood Golf Club in Port Charlotte. As Naples could not recruit a full field, some of our players took on the Naples role – we thank you for doing that. It helped make a full field with full competition. Manatee took the cup again and we were certainly proud of that, but most importantly, we built a positive experience with Naples and will continue this event annually. Thank you to all who participated.
The Chapter Championship will be held on August 14 at Tara. As of July 26, there are 6 scramble teams and about 19 stroke players signed up. Deadline to sign up is July 31, so by then there may be a few more players for this great chapter event.
Amy Palladino has done a great job to keep adding weekend events, including some specifically requested “higher end” courses. Please DO send us your requests and we’ll do what we can to offer golf venues that you are interested in. Amy is finding that COVID is still rearing its ugly head in the manner that many courses are responding to requests, however. We believe that there is still recovery going on for slower business last year, and private courses particularly are not as willing to work with us for outings. We will be patient and will keep trying to get the best courses we possibly can. We are thinking about having a weekend game at an executive course also, with some kind of challenge, such as Championship and 1stflight – irons only; other flights – any club; prize for low putts, prize for greens in regulation etc. Let us know your thoughts about that! We are also considering a “Pot-Luck Par-TEE in Parrish” at the Moc on a Wednesday. Please respond to the survey we sent last week. If you have course suggestions, please contact Amy (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We also understand that for weekend golf, some members would like to request pairing with another person or persons. Just know that Amy gets many requests for pairings, for tee time etc. Be sure your request is clear when you register (there is a box requested pairings). Also, please know that sometimes all requests may not be possible. When that happens, please respect that the board members are trying to meet a variety of needs, including having people meet each other in the chapter. Please avoid multiple emails in response to listed pairings or outing information. If you don’t get the specific request you asked for, see it as an opportunity to meet some other members and to challenge your game in a different way.
Thank you for your commitment to the chapter and to women’s golf!
- Jan 10, 2021