The Lady Niners are looking for a few good women to challenge the likes of defending club champion Isabella Sockrider and last year's most improved player, Ann Adams.
The duo will be among the returning members of the Payson Women's Golf Association nine-hole group that will tee it up April 3 when the 2008 links campaign begins at Payson Golf Course. But before the season gets under way, the Niners have extended an invitation for all interested golfers to attend a luncheon to be held at 11:30 a.m. March 27 at the Crosswinds restaurant.
"Current members and new members are welcome at the luncheon," Adams said.
Once the season begins, the Lady Niners play each Thursday morning until next October.
At the end of each month, the members meet for an awards banquet during which the outstanding players are cited.
But, it's not just the most accomplished players who take pleasure in the sport.
"Don't let that nasty slice prevent you from coming out to the links to enjoy the great outdoors and camaraderie," Adams said.
"The Niners are a great group of women of all ages and skill levels."
Those wishing to attend the luncheon should make reservations by calling Adams at (928) 468-6686 or (602) 540-7526. Reservations can also be made by calling Anita at (928) 474-3444 or (623) 978-3432.
Those who wish to participate with the Lady Niners this season, but cannot attend preseason luncheon, should call Adams or Anita for information on how to join.