The highlight for the Payson Women’s Golf Association in July and August was the annual Medallion Tournament. The tournament is played over four weeks, with the two best scores from each player being recorded. The event is typically held in July, but continued into August due to one rainout in July. There are two divisions: low net and low gross.
Winning the low gross was Karen Peterson and winning low net was Joyce Goff. Taking second in the low gross was Claudia Thompson, followed by Shari Cody in third. In the low net division, Isabella Sockrider was second and Mary Jones and Bette Waldren tied for third. Peterson and Goff will be invited to represent the PWGA at the State Medallion in Phoenix in December.
Jack and Jill Tournament
The annual Jack and Jill Tournament was held Aug. 7. In this event, a member of the women’s league invites a member of the men’s league to be her partner, and then a team best-ball tournament is played.
Winning the event was the team of Mary Cain and Jesse Smith. Coming in second was Bette Walgren and Bill Shedd. Kay Davis and Mike McKee took third. There was a three-way tie for fourth between the teams of Sharon Vaplon and Terry Lindsay, Alesha Calderwood and Gary Campbell, and Joyce Goff and John Calderwood. Closest-to-the-pin honors went to Kay Davis, Isabella Sockrider, Rick Korth and Ralph Lindo.
Low net competition
On Aug. 14, a low net competition was held with Claudia Thompson and Judy Mackenzie tying for first in the A Flight and Joyce Goff winning the B Flight, followed by Mary Jones in second. Closest-to-the-pin winner was Jan Burns.
Low putts competition
A low putts competition was held Aug. 21. Winning the A Flight was Claudia Thompson, followed by Karen Peterson in second. Donna Smid won the B Flight, followed by a tie between Judy Mackenzie and Marcy Hewlett. Joyce Goff won the C Flight, with Mary Cain coming in second. The winner of the D Flight was Isabella Sockrider, followed by Kay Davis in second. Closest-to-the-pin winners were Karen Peterson and Claudia Thompson.
August birdies were recorded by Claudia Thompson, Jan Burns and Claudia Bullard. Chip-ins were scored by Donna Smid (2), Claudia Thompson and Marcy Hewlett.
Casual winter golf
Even though the PWGA season is winding down, it’s never too late to get involved with the group. The women continue to play casual golf throughout the winter, until the season resumes in April 2013. For questions on joining the league, call Kelly O’Neill at (928) 363-0121.