Marsha H. Camp
On Oct. 15, SaddleBrooke Women’s Golf Association (SBWGA) hosted a tournament and luncheon honoring past members and those who have given so much in support of our organization. Seventeen honorees joined us for this inaugural event. I hope that the members who missed it will get a chance to be a part of it next year. The format was a scramble, sort of. An honoree played with three members. The members scrambled to the green, then the honorees made the putts. And, I’ll tell ya, they made a lot of great putts.
Our thanks to Chef Dave who created a sumptuous buffet with a salad bar and creamy luscious butternut squash soup. The pumpkin pie dessert was a great preamble to this holiday season. I should have had our ace photographer, Angie, take a picture of the buffet, but you’ll just have to imagine the crisp greens, crunchy broccoli, pumpkin seeds, cheese medley, cucumber slices, sweet grapes that burst in your mouth, and grilled chicken.
President Fitzpatrick continues to honor our best and brightest. One is highlighted in this segment. Because of limited space, we’ll have another next month.
Bevin Wagner came to SaddleBrooke in 1996. She joined the SBWGA-18 soon after and became a regular on committees for tournaments and scoring. She took on the arduous task of chairing the Tuesday playday committee. That committee handled the Tuesday events, plus the special tournaments. We had well over two hundred members at that time and Tuesdays were often full field events. This made writing the cards and scoring a full day’s work. She’s played in all our tournaments and darn near won the Cactus Classic. One of her fondest memories during her presidency was being chosen to play in the PGA Oldsmobile Classic in Florida. She’s a member of that esteemed group of multiple hole-in-one winners—the second was right here in SaddleBrooke. She is a past president and one of only three members who were brave enough to take on the task two years in a row, 2000 and 2001. She said it was a lot of fun and that she’d do it again. Her contributions and enthusiasm continue to be a wonderful addition to our association. When asked what advice she would give to new members she said, “Don’t be afraid to volunteer. You’ll be amazed at how rewarding it is, and you’ll develop lasting friendships.” Bevin’s favorite luncheon meeting closer was, “The best thing you should give away is your smile.”
Good news. Ace investigator Chunkie has completed her super-secret assignment and will be back in the Brooke soon with startling new information. I can’t tell you where she went, it’s too dangerous for her. But, she’s going to blow our strange phenomena investigation wide open with photos. Yes, that’s right, we finally have proof.
That’s it for Mr. and Mrs. America. In November, we’ll have a new series on “Time Saving Tips to Speed Play” that you won’t want to miss.