by Jim Mancill, PGA, Head Golf Professional
Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean the golf games stop.
If you’re looking for out-of-season tournaments or informal
golf events, the Port Ludlow Golf Course is hosting the
Ludlow Winter Golf Series and the Thursday 9-Hole Skins
Series. You can sign up at the Golf Shop in person. More contact info at
Continue reading “Winter Golf at Port Ludlow Golf Course”
by Jim Gormly, Staff Writer
Several years ago, undoubtedly in a weak moment, I
decided to take up golf. I was in my early 70s and had
never played the game, so why would I start then? We were
at Lake Chelan with the Port Ludlow RV Club, and I joined
the group to play “The Green” Putting Course. This is not
a miniature golf center where one must time the rotation of
a windmill or the closing of a drawbridge to get a ball into
a cup. The Green has somewhat realistic greens, without
the silly hazards typical of the mini golf chain courses. By
some twist of fate, I made two holes-in-one out of the 18
holes. In my naivete, I thought, “Hey, I might be good at
this. I should try real golf. It looks easy.” Okay, cue the
Continue reading “A Good Walk Spoiled?”
by Liz Healy, PLYC Member, and Judi du Nann,
PLYC Communications Officer
Each year, the PLYC Women’s Group holds a fall fund-
raiser supporting local organizations. This year, the group
raised $7,332 which will go to Bayside Housing & Services
and Chimacum Backpacks for Kids.
Continue reading “PLYC Women’s Group Fall Events”
by Kathy Anderson, Guest Writer
Every Zumba class feels like a party! Where else can you
dance to Merengue, Salsa, Cumbia, Reggaeton and other
international pop music? Zumba is a fun way of doing cardio
exercise through dance. You don’t have to be an expert.
Beginners, all the way up to experts, can boost cardio endur-
ance from dance moves set to rhythmic Latin music.
Continue reading “Everything Zumba”
Jefferson Land Trust
Monday, Feb 6th
Doors open 6:15 PM
$2 per person
The Beach Club
Port Ludlow, WA
Jefferson Land Trust,
founded in 1988, is a
private, non-profit, commu-
nity driven conservation
program. They work with
individuals and many
private and governmental
agencies to protect habitat
for wildlife. They also
assist families with the
generational transfer of land. Website: saveland.org
Continue reading “February Dine and Discover”
by Beverly Browne
It is not surprising that hiking is on the rise in the U.S.,
given its well-known benefits. Over 56 million Americans
took to the trail in 2010 and each year more strap on the
backpack and head out to the wilderness. Some of the
trails they took were long ones. The Appalachian Trail,
memorialized in Bill Bryson’s A Walk in the Woods,
winds from Georgia to Maine, a distance of 2,200 miles.
The Cascade Trail from Canada to California is also
thousands of miles through remote wilderness. These are
big walks; not so many people embark on them as on a
walk around the neighborhood.
Continue reading “The Joy of Walking”
by Frank Deering, Guest Writer
Tai Chi Class (L to R)
Jill Jiracek, Steve Jiracek,
Jackie Rick, John
Frank Deering (instructor)
Tai Chi is a form of movement and gentle exercise that is practiced
widely around the world today. One might consider it a form of ‘yoga in
motion’ with many health benefits. The postures are done in a slow,
smooth, relaxed and gentle way. There are many different styles of
Tai Chi that offer various benefits and degrees of intensity.
Although Tai Chi has the distinction of being both a martial art and a
form of relaxing movement and meditation, my focus of teaching Tai Chi
highlights the health, well-being and relaxation benefits one derives
from the practice.
Continue reading “Tai Chi, A Practice for Life”
by Larry Scott, Trails Chair
Again? Yep, Trails is reaching out again. In the November Trail Mix, Trails was looking for help with staffing the committee for two easy positions (read that as once a month), a treasurer and a secretary/scribe/ recorder. We are halfway there; we have a volunteer for the treasurer position but as of this writing (a month’s lead time) we are still searching for the second volunteer that can spare a couple hours once a month. Send an email if that describes a schedule you can volunteer for and support.
Continue reading “Trail Mix”
by Libbey Lincoln, Staff Writer
Do you know the official sport of the State of Washington? We love our Seahawks and Mariners, but it is neither football nor baseball. Need a couple of clues? Players can dink or lob but they have to be careful to stay out of the kitchen. Walk by the Beach Club on most mornings and you are likely to hear 0-0-2 as play begins.
Continue reading “Washington’s Official State Sport”
by Judi du Nann, Communications Officer
This fall, PLYC held a catered nominations dinner on September 17
presenting the Slate of New Officers, Managers and Directors for 2023.
The Annual Meeting and Election of Officers took place on October 15.
Continue reading “PLYC Welcomes New Board of Directors”