As the summer temperatures started to heat up, so did the competition in the Payson Women’s Golf Association weekly play. The fun started on June 7, with a low net competition. Winning the A Flight was Lois Judd, with Shari Cody coming in second. B Flight honors went to Kelly O’Neill, followed by Jan Burns. Top honors in the C Flight went to Joyce Goff, with Mary Jones coming in second. In the D Flight, Kay Davis and Jeanne Griffin tied for 1.
Closest-to-the-pin money was won by Alesha Calderwood on No. 5 and Lois Judd on No. 17. Lois Judd, Karen Peterson and Kelly O’Neill scored birdies. Sharon Vaplon had a chip-in.
June 14 was an Either Nine contest, and Marcy Hewlett won the A Flight, with Judy McFall coming in second and Susan Torrens taking third. Alesha Calderwood, followed by Joyce Goff, won the B Flight and in the C Flight, Jeanne Griffin took top honors, and Marilyn Schaal and Cookie Cook tied for second. Jan Burns won closest-to-the-pin on No. 8 and Cookie Cook on No. 14. Mary Jones, Cookie Cook, Jeanne Griffin and Marcy Hewlett all had birdies that day and Cook also had a chip-in.
The highlight for the month of June was the annual President’s Cup, held June 21 and June 28. The competition is the best low net score for the two-day tournament, and this year’s winner was Jan Burns. Second place went to Joyce Goff and there was a three-way tie for third between Kay Davis, Claudia Thompson and Mary Jones.
Closest-to-the-pins on June 21 were won by Earlene Brewer on No. 5 and Claudia Thompson on No. 17. Lois Judd, Karen Peterson and Jeanne Griffin all had birdies; Mary Cain, Mary Jones, Earlene Brewer and Cookie Cook all had chip-ins; and Karen Peterson scored an eagle.
On June 28, CTPs went to Joyce Goff on No. 5 and Jeanne Griffin on No. 14. Karen Peterson, Judy McFall, Claudia Thompson, Marcy Hewlett and Susan Torrens all shot birdies that day as well.
As can be seen by the many names in this article, the PWGA is very golfer-friendly. The league utilizes lots of different game formats, making it possible for everyone, even golfers new to the game, to feel comfortable in a league setting, have a great time, and sometimes even win their flight.
It’s never too late to join the PWGA.
Any woman interested in joining in on the fun Tuesday mornings, call Kelly O’Neill at (928) 478-0003.