Cold Wind Presents No Problem For Pwga

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Jan Burns and Jeanie Griffin were low net winners at the Payson Women’s Golf Association Memorial Day tournament held at Payson Golf Course.

Payson Women’s Golf Association member Claudia Bullard is among those who staunchly played through an unusually chilly and blustery month of May.

“Brrrr, what a cold and windy month for women golfers,” she said. “But we braved each week because the PWGA ladies are tough and love to golf.”

During the month, the association hosted three tournaments and participated, along with the PWGA nine-hole group, in the May 27 Rally for the Cure at Chaparral Pines.

For June, the PWGA has another full slate of activities, including the two-day President’s Cup, the Northern Arizona Women’s Golf Association Seniors tournament in Flagstaff and team play in Overgaard.

For the NAWGA fray, eight PWGA members will compete.

Last year, Karen Peterson captained the team that included, from Payson, Susan Torrens, Shari Cody, Lois Judd and Mary Cain.

The teams are annually selected on lowest (best) handicap.

May results

In a May 4 “Strike Three” formatted tournament in which members could toss out their three poorest holes, PWGA president Susan Torrens was first in A flight and Jan Burns played her way to B flight honors.

In C flight, Jeannie Griffin emerged victorious.

Shari Cody and Bullard pocketed closest-to-the-pin prize money.

In a May 11 “Three Persons Alternate Shot” formatted tournament, Kay Davis, Connie Gyde and Torrens teamed up to take top honors.

The trio of Jan Burns, Lois Judd and Karol Uptain was second.

Davis and Burns won the two closest-to-the-pin contests.

On May 18 in a “Lowest Putts” shoot-out, Cody won the A flight crown, and Torrens continued her torrid play, taking the top spot in B flight.

Isabella Sockrider won C flight.

In D flight, Marilyn Schall and Glenda Cook dead-knotted for the gold.

Karen Peterson and Jeannie Griffin were closest-to-the pin winners.

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