NANCY O'CONNELL: Fairway Notebook: Diane Boston Wins Title
Seven Lakes: The Nine Hole Lakers 2009 champion with a per round gross average score of 49.8 is Diane Boston. Other winners: Flight 1 -- Net: Marti Elliott, 35.7. Flight 2 -- Net: Maureen Malone, 36.7. Flight 3 -- Net: Marge Randolph, 36.7.
Pinehurst: The Women's Golf Association played on Dec. 3 on course No. 6 and the tournament was "On The Water," with two best balls needed on water holes (6, 7, 10, 13 and 14) and one best ball on all others. The winners: Dee Bilodeau, Jean Conry, Paulette Clayton, Josie Maniskas, 79; Cindy Motter, Marilyn Thomas, Dianna Bennett, Val Minick, 80; Diane Ghekas, Billie Oxrieder, Noreen Muempfer, Linda Querec, 81 (MOC); Lynn Delgrain, Jakki Whitten, Betsy Bindley, Nancy Dorato, 81 (MOC); Sheryl Robinson, Tonya Brown, Pat Durkee, Jane Wilkinson, 81 (MOC); Carole Wright, Glenna Pope, Pauline Roe, JoAnn Baker, 81 (MOC); Linda Bond, Judie Roensch, Jeannie Casey, Ruth Graham, 82.
The Birdies played on Dec. 7, and the game was One Best Ball of the Foursome. The results:
AA/BB -- Jane Lee, Kimberly Kettering, Linda Bond, Jane Wilkinson, 65; Juanita Milam, Patricia Williamson, Donna Chapman, Blind Draw, 67; Franny Stewart, Betty Rycroft, Brenda Thomas, Silvia Bisbe, 68.
CC/DD -- Glenna Pope, Nora Sinclair, Jo Borthwick, Marilyn Gerney, 70; Shirley Kronbach, Mary Henry, Aurele Timken, Diane Ghekas, 71; Regina Stoddard, Mary Chapman, Zona Willis, Audrae Thibodeau, 73.
Birdies were made by Franny Stewart on No. 4, Beth Bennington on No. 1 and Rhonda Brooks on No. 9.
The Pinehurst Scramblers played on Dec. 7 on Course No. 6 and the format was two best balls of the foursome. The results: Dick Curl, Larry Heiden, John McPhaul, John Wiatrak, 116; Rick Gagliardo, Bob Rhodes, Len Romanker, 118 (MOC); Phil DeTurk, Dick Moore, Bob Nielson, Jack Owens, 118 (MOC). Front Nine -- Mike Doyle, Alan Greenblatt, Gale Smith, Bill Strohben, 59. Back Nine -- Rich Caswell, Tom Coleman, Don Marshall, Leon Peao. Lou Mongelluzzo won closest to the pin on No. 3.
The Silver Foils played on Dec. 8 in a Low Putt of the Foursome contest. The winners were: Marge Swinarton, Jean Sundstrom, Kay Monteith, 23; Paulette Clayton, Diane McCall, 24; Cherie Guidice, Cindy Motter, Joann Breslin, Sigrid Gross, 26.
Pinewild: The Men's Golf Association played a team and individual match on the Holly Course using one best ball on yellow flags, two on white flags and three on red flag holes. Team winners: Bill Pozdol, Allan Vernier, Bill Graning, Blind Draw, 21 under par; Bob Cormier, Miles Baldwin, Jim Miller, Gordon Rednour, 17 under par; Spike Billings, Dave Devendorf, Bob Livingston, Walt Schramm, 17 under par. Individual winners:
Flight 1 -- Gross: Bernie Schultz, 73; Spike Billings, 78. Net: Miles Baldwin, 68; Allan Vernier, 68.
Flight 2 -- Gross: Howard Schubert, 86; Dick Mitchell, 86. Net: Bob Livingston, 68; Tony Munday, 70.
Flight 3 -- Gross: Jim Keffer, 86; Walt Schramm, 90. Net: Leo Zande, 67; John Rowerdink, 71.
J.C. Norman won closest to the pin on No. 3, Bernie Schultz on No. 8, Dan Daniels on No. 12 and Jim Keffer on No. 17.
Midland: The Ladies Golf Association played on Dec. 3 in a Low Gross and Low Net Tournament. The 18-hole winners were: Gross -- Joanne Rabdau, 86. Net -- Penny Higgins, 73. The 9-hole winners were: Gross -- Bev Braunscheidel, 48. Net -- Linda Parke tied at 36, with Carolyn Crenson, 36. Georgia Snow chipped in on No. 3, Dee Hancock on No. 15 and Penny Higgins on No. 9.
Knollwood: The Sandblasters played on Dec. 8 in a two best balls of the foursome format. The winners: Ron Flock, Doug Toler, Steve Zachary, Frank Griffin, 57; Paul Leach, Don Palmer, Joe Reilly, Blind Draw, 60; Vic Kendall, Bobo Edwards, Dave Petro, Bill Crenson, 61. Ron Flock and Harvey Koonce tied at 40 to win low gross honors. Glen Kendall and Doug Toler tied at 32 for low net. Dick Maderia and Steve Zachary birdied the ninth hole.
Southern Pines: Penny Burke is the Par Seekers' Most Improved Player for 2009, reducing her handicap from 34 to 29. Cathy Murphy is the overall winner of the Members Cup with a score of 282. This is based on the low four net scores of monthly Members Cup tournaments. Ringers and birdies were also awarded in flights. New officers were presented for 2009 with president Jeanice Snyder; vice president Ann Kendall; secretary Dotty Garman; treasurer Bonnie Quesenberry.
Whispering Woods: The Men's Golf Association played on Dec. 9 and the format was one best ball on par fours and fives and two best balls on par three holes. Steve Luckhaus, Joe Matejka, Bud Henty and Bill Woodruff scored 67.
On Dec. 7, the Men's Golf Association played in threesomes with one low net on the front nine and two low nets on the back nine. Steve Luckhaus, Ken Pomeroy and Gaylord Maines won with 89.
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