Pwga 18-Hole Group Opens Season Tuesday

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Kelly O’Neill has been appointed the Payson Women’s Golf Association 18-hole group’s official spokesperson for the upcoming season and she is brimming with excitement.

Let’s see what she has to say about the new campaign.

“Spring is in the air, and so are golf balls. The 2011 season for the Payson Women’s Golf Association begins at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, March 29 with the annual Kick-off Breakfast at the Mazatzal Casino. You are invited to bring your clubs for a just-for-fun round of golf afterwards.

“The PWGA plays every Tuesday morning at the Payson Golf Course. League play officially begins on April 5 and runs through October 25. The season includes weekly games, a mix of fun tournaments and competitive tournaments including the Club Championship and the State Medallion, monthly luncheon meetings and a variety of social activities.

“Whether you are a competitive golfer or just love to play the game, the PWGA is for you. The league is comprised of all ages and skill levels, and many of the tournaments are flighted, so everyone has a chance to win.

“You’ll get to know women golfers from all over the Payson area.

“So, dust the cobwebs off your clubs and join us for what is sure to be a fun 2011 season! If you’re interested in being a PWGA member or want to learn more about the league, join us for breakfast on March 29 or call Kelly O’Neill at 478-0003.”

Harris not too tired to bike

Former Payson Town Recreation Coordinator Joseph Harris is adapting to the Los Alamos, N.M. lifestyle quite well.

In an e-mail, he wrote, “Up here, the greatest sport element is mountain biking. It is seriously phenomenal. So good, that I had to buy a bike.”

Harris left his job in Payson last fall to become a Recreation Specialist for the Los Alamos County Recreation Department.

Haught excitement

Don’t forget to drop by either Rumsey Park or the high school today, March 18, and tomorrow to take in softball games being played in the Gracie Lee Haught Classic tournament.

They’re sure to be exciting and there will be plenty of scrumptious concessions to enjoy while watching the games.

Lady Longhorn games today are slated for 10 a.m. on Rumsey I vs. Mogollon; 1 p.m. on Rumsey II vs. Buckeye; and 4 p.m. on Rumsey III vs. Flagstaff.

Tomorrow, Saturday, the tournament teams will be seeded into one of two eight-team consolation and championship brackets based on their records in pool play.

Bracket A will be comprised of the teams that finished either first or second in their respective pools. Bracket B will house the schools that finished third or fourth in pool play. The tournament championship is set for 5 p.m. at the high school.

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