Mulligan’s Island

Lisa Graf and Greg Verbus

B.J. Murray and John Morales

Ed Moisio, Debbie Green, and Ann Chatham, tournament chair

Maire Ryan

Shirley Hamann

On Sept. 12 Mulligan’s Island came to life as the SaddleBrooke Women’s Golf Association-18 ladies invited gentlemen from the SaddleBrooke Men’s Golf Association to play golf together in a two-person team scramble event. Eighty players participated, enjoying a fun day of friendship, golf, and a delicious lunch in the Vistas.

Mulligan’s Island is a play on words of Gilligan’s Island, so the decorations and flight names reflected the popular 1960s television show. Kathy DeMerritt and Ann Running did an outstanding job decorating the tables for the Vistas—even bleaching twigs to resemble driftwood.

The teams could buy mulligans for the event, and the mulligan proceeds were donated to the SBWGA-18ers’ annual charity, CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for children).

This was a very successful and fun event chaired by Ann Chatham, Judy Fick, and Barb Verbus who would like to thank our volunteers Trudy Miller, Sandy Collins, Regina Pang, Maria Byers, and Audrey Costello. It takes a village!

First-place winners of the five flights were as follows:

Mary Ann Flight: Lisa Graf and Greg Verbus

Ginger Flight: B.J. Murray and John Morales

Gilligan Flight: Bonnie Westra and Kenlon Johnson

Howell Flight: Susan Sterling and Dick Modus

Skipper Flight: Jan Kreis and Terry McCollom

Meanwhile, Maire Ryan scored a hole-in-one while vacationing in Carlsbad, Calif. She was playing the Crossings Golf Course with her husband Vinnie and Joe O’Connor of SaddleBrooke. She used an 8-iron on the 113-yard 14th hole. This is Marie’s ninth hole-in-one.

Our sponsors for the month of November were AIM Mail Center, Fairway Cooling and Heating, Wendy Harn with Morris Hall, and Preventive Health and Skin Care. We appreciate your sponsorship very much.

Our next major event is the Cactus Classic on Nov. 15, 17, and 19. Good luck to all participating!