SaddleBrooke Lady Niners enjoy last big event of 2018

Turkey Shoot winner Cathe Kropp

Barbara Johnson

Even though we seem to have skipped fall and jumped right into winter, the SaddleBrooke Lady Niners have still enjoyed their last two tournaments before heading into the holiday season. On October 23 we enjoyed our ever-favorite Sputters Tournament. This is a real favorite because each Lady Niner teams up with a member of the Sputters for a fun-filled 9-holes of golf; especially fun for us because the Sputters do all the putting. Bernie Eaton, in his last official act before leaving us, announced the day’s winners. Another big winner for the day was the winner of the guessing game “Guess the Number of Golf Balls in the Jar.” It might have been a little easier had the originator not thrown a few lemons in the jar just to make the count a little trickier. The winner here was our own Lady Niners President Debbie Thompson. Congratulations to all!

November 6 was the date for our next tournament, the annual Turkey Shoot. Just when we thought the guessing game was tricky, we had a new twist to this one also. The intent was to award the prize to the lady who came the closest to the squiggle line on her drive, but to our surprise the line wasn’t there (oops!) But it’s hard to fool our Tournament Chair Charlotte James, so she came up with a clever substitute. She gave us each a raffle ticket at lunch and the winner got the gift certificate to Bashas. It was still a lot of fun and guessing, and our winner this year was Cathe Kropp!

We are now looking forward to our grand finale for 2018, our annual Holiday Party on December 11. This is an especially special event because not only do we say thank you to our outgoing Board, give prizes to our big tournament winners of the year, and induct our 2019 Board, but we also have some very special guests. We always invite several members of the Golder Ranch Fire Department to join us and take away something from us. We all go out and buy toys and gifts for Tots and Teens and use them to decorate the tables. At the end of the luncheon the firemen bag up the gifts and take them with them to be distributed to those children and youth in need. What a wonderful way to wrap up the year!