Verde Sputters/MountainView Putters

On March 6 the SaddleBrooke One putting green was alive with color with Verde Sputters in their green shirts and MountainView Putters in their fuchsia shirts. Check-in of players was done by Jan Deer, Elaine Ackerman, and Barbara Turner. There were 72 players in teams of two Verde Sputters with two MountainView Putters. There were not any money holes this time but a shenanigan hole in which one had to get a hole-in-one. Not to be outdone, our own Hilda Clyde, along with MountainView’s Myrl Carter Dahman, received a score of 0, because they putted a hole-in-one on the designated shenanigan hole. Hope you didn’t miss Sheelagh Simpson as our special leprechaun looking terrific with those red curls!

There were 36 players from each group. Thanks to Jan Deere, Donna Bujnovsky, Judy Anick, and Jeanne Moehn for doing the scoring. Here are the team place winners:

Third place: Team 3 with an average score of 42.75; Players: Cathy Howard, Maria Miller, Pat Pilon, and Marty Fisher. Second place: Team 13 with an average score of 42.25; Players: Sue Delago, Rose Albertson, Laurie Miller, and Ruthie Thoren. First place: Team 15 with an average score of 41.5; Players: Connie Kotke, Barbara Turner, Lydia O’Connor, and Marilee Jones.

Low scorers for the day: Barbara Turner (36), Jeanne Ragan (36), Rose Albertson (37), BJ Murray (37), Maria Miller (38), Marilyn Palatas (39), Ruthie Thoren (39), and Pat Wells (39).

There were 81 who attended the luncheon following the games for a meal of two turkey and brie wraps (turkey, brie cheese, cranberry chutney, and shredded lettuce in a tortilla), cup of chicken tortilla soup, potato chips, and cherry cobbler with vanilla ice cream for dessert. It was delicious! The tables were decorated with St. Patrick’s hats and shamrocks. The shamrocks, however, were not candy, as several of us found out.

Thank you to the committee members who hosted this event: Donna Gruninger, Jan Haney, Sheelagh Simpson, and Donna McPherson and to those who did the course set-up (Dianne Hoedel, Linda Lewis). Also, Cathy Casler, Jan Deer, and Donna Bujnovsky who chipped in whenever help was needed.

Happy March Birthday to Ellane Jepson, Helen Bellacqua, Karen Simmons, Cathy Casler, Dianne Hoedel, Hazel Roper, and Ann Pelton.

A new reminder: Membership dues for Verde Sputters are due. Dues are $60 for the year, which runs from June 1 through May 31. Social member dues are $30. Make your check out to Verde Sputters and mark the envelope that it is for dues. In order for your information to get in the member book and a budget set for next year, your dues and any change of information must be submitted no later than the first Monday in April.

If you are not yet a member, contact Opal Larkin at 520-444-6308 or Judy Loritz at 520-818-2308 and join up for loads of fun.

The next luncheon will be May 1. See ya there!