by Kathy Traci, PLWGA and Lady Niners Publicity Chairperson
The Port Ludlow Women’s Golf League’s (PLWGA) annual three-day Club Championship for 18-hole golfers was played in late August and early September. It culminated with a delicious early dinner celebration at Beth Weaver’s home overlooking Port Ludlow Bay. The winners of the tournament were announced in the following categories: Club Champion (low gross winner) was Bonnie Vahcic, and Low Net Champion of the Field was Cyndy Kelly. (Net scores result from the deduction of the person’s GHIN handicap from the person’s gross scores.)
The Club Championship results also included the following flight awards: first flight Low Gross Champion was Debi Bozanich, and first flight Low Net Champion was Peggy Selby; second flight Low Gross Champion was Sue Fechner, and second flight Low Net Champion was Linda Aho; third flight Low Gross Champion was Elaine Raymond, and third flight Low Net Champion was Diane Kobz. (Flights are organized by handicaps, with the lowest handicap players in the first flight.)
The All Star 27 Hole Tournament
The All Star 27 Hole Tournament was played on September 13. After points are totaled, the team winner will be announced at the Awards Banquet on Wednesday, October 19 by All Star Tournament Chairperson Grace Allen. Captain Elaine Raymond will announce winners in the following categories: Most Birdies of the Season, Spring and Summer Eclectic winners (eclectic awards go to members who improved the most on each individual hole), and Most Improved Member 2022 (lowering of her handicap during season). All winners will be honored with a trophy/gift at the Awards Banquet on October 19th. Additionally, the 2023 slate of PLWGA officers will be announced.
The PLWGA Fall Gals Getaway
Chairperson Turney Oswald announced that The PLWGA Fall Gals Getaway took place as scheduled in the Lake Chelan area. A great time was had by all. Members should watch their Golf Genius emails for information about a possible 18-hole couples’ event this fall. PLWGA’s “closing day” activities are scheduled for October 25 and will feature a 9-hole shotgun, followed by a “spooky surprise luncheon” planned by Chairperson Mandy Whipple at the Dusty Green Café.
Lady Niners — Luncheon
The Lady Niners (9-hole golf league) held outdoor impromptu luncheons at the Dusty Green Café most Thursdays after golf, and Nifty Niners members also enjoyed luncheon opportunities following couples golf events. The final Nifty Niners couples golf event will be a shotgun on Thursday, October 20. An “end-ofthe-season Captain’s Luncheon” is being planned to honor Lady Niners’ Captain Barbara Burke on Thursday, October 13. At the luncheon Captain Burke will announce the winners of the Lady Niner’s 2021 golf awards: Eclectic winner(s), Captain’s Cup winner(s). The 2023 slate of Lady Niners officers will be approved. The “end-of-the-season Niners’ banquet” is still in the planning stages, and details will be announced soon via Golf Genius.
Women’s Leagues members need to watch their email for announcements of postseason opportunities for casual play and events. They should continue to use Golf Genius to sign up to play and/or attend events.