One of the most eagerly anticipated tournaments of the summer season teed off at 8 a.m. this morning (Tuesday) on Payson Golf Course.
Sponsored by the Payson Women's Golf Association, the annual Jack-and-Jill showdown pairs women's association members with players from the local men's club.
Format for the coed tournament is best ball of the two partners over 18 holes.
Later this season, a similar fray tagged the Buck-and-Doe tournament will be sponsored by the Payson's Men's Golf Association.
"Other than our club championship, everyone looks forward to Jack and Jill and Buck and Doe," longtime PWGA member Dee Orr said.
The members of the women's association tuned up for today's links battled at a flag tournament held July 3 at the Payson course.
In A flight, Shirley McLean swung her way to first-place honors by out-dueling runner-up Joyce Karnes.
Mary Gillilan took the B flight crown by edging silver medalist Gerry Quisenberry.
C flight honors went to champion Brenda Baker and second-place finisher Kay Davis.
In addition to winning the D flight gold, Judy Neal pocketed closest-to-the-pin prize money on No. 14, where her tee shot left her just 5 feet 8 inches from an ace.
Hot on the heels of Neal for D flight laurels was runner-up Dorothy Back.
With a blast that left her 10 feet, 2.5 inches away, Ruth Overton was closest to the pin on No. 8.