Port Ludlow Women’s Golf Leagues News

by Kathy Traci, PLWGA and Lady Niners’ Publicity Chairperson

Port Ludlow Lady Niners’ Captain, Sharon Russell, welcomed three new members to the Lady Niners’ league. These three individuals are currently playing rounds with experienced members of the Lady Niners to obtain their GHIN handicap. When their handicap is secured, they will participate in the Lady Niners’ weekly competition for prize money. The Lady Niners “Best of Three Rounds Captain’s Cup Tournament” is being held this year. The winner will be announced at the end of the year Lady Niners’ luncheon.

The August 26 Niners’ Couples golf event was well attended. Chairpersons Mike and Barb Burke have put a lot of effort into thinking up monthly games that generate winners while still allowing participants to post their scores towards their GHIN handicaps. Members will be notified by Golf Genius email about the games scheduled for Niners’ Couples’ events in September and October. If members are interested in playing, they should sign up on Golf Genius.

PLWGA Captain, Meryl Friedman, has held in-person regular business meetings and shared her vision of a successful season via emails to all members. At the midyear luncheon, Sue Fechner, Sue Carlson, and Linda De Forest were unanimously elected to the Nominations Committee for next year’s slate of board officers.

Elaine Girard and Beth Weaver, Chairpersons of the Mexican Fiesta themed midyear luncheon, planned an authentic event that featured yummy margaritas and a colorful donkey pinata loaded with sweet treats and golf themed items for all attendees. Diane Kobz, Dana Durasoff and Bonnie Vahcic, chairpersons of the ongoing Captain’s Cup Tournament, introduced the individual pod match play winners: Diane Kobz (Bodacious Birdie Babes Pod), Sue Fechner (GHIN Gin Girls Pod), Ann Nugent (Pod People Pod) and Linda Bloemeke (Peas in a Pod). These four golfers will play matches against one another until an overall winner is determined. At the end of the year luncheon, this golfer will be honored and crowned Queen of the Captain’s Cup.

In August, some members of the PLWGA played in the Washington State Public Links one-day event at Port Ludlow Golf Course. Participation in this event qualified these PLWGA golfers to play in next year’s three-day Public Links Championship Tournament scheduled to be played at Port Ludlow. These Public Links events allow players from across the state of Washington to compete against women golfers with similar handicaps.

The PLWGA Club Championship will be held on September 13, 15, and 17. Play-away days to local courses and a Gal’s Getaway (multiple days playing a group of area courses) will also take place this fall.

Port Ludlow PLWGA Captain, Meryl Friedman, and Lady Niners’ Captain, Sharon Russell, welcome new prospective members to play with the PLWGA on Tuesday mornings or the Lady Niners on Thursday mornings. To play as a guest on Tuesday and/or Thursday, women should contact the pro shop desk at the Port Ludlow Golf Course.

Sue Fechner, Ann Nugent, Linda Bloemeke, and Diane Kobz