Year End Results
37 golfers gathered at Manakiki Golf Course in Willoughby Hills on September 8. The rain from Tropical Storm Gordon decided to stay south for the day as we only had a few sprinkles at one point. All enjoyed a nice dinner and plenty of Chinese auction items. Ann Shamess was the 50-50 winner. Everyone received a new LPGA AGA towel. A big thanks for Mary Beth Breckenridge, our events guru, for a fine day !!
Olga Merela won the Most Improved Golfer award for 2018 based on her reduction in handicap.
Wendy Shick posted the low score of the day with 74. Rosanne Fiorilli posted the best net score of the day with a 64. Terry Baxter had low putts of the day with 27. Rosanne Fiorilli left with a bunch of cash for winning 5 skins for $50.
The following were flight winners – 1st and 2nd in each category. First place received $50 and second place received $30.Low putts received $25.
Flight 1 – Gross
Wendy Shick – 74
Aly Ales Holt – 76
Terry Baxter – low putts 27
Flight 1 – Net
Leigh Murray – 65
Clare Labaj – 66
Flight 2 – Gross
Rosanne Fiorilli – 94
Donna Schreiber – 98
Donna Schreiber - low putts 31 (tie breaker)
Flight 2 – Net
Deb Solyan – 75 (tie breaker)
Debbie Kandel – 75
Flight 3 – Gross
Susan Curtis – 99
Debbie McCreery – 108 (tie breaker)
Susan Curtis – low putts 31
Flight 3 – Net
Kathleen Riggi – 66
Debi Nichols – 74
#2 – Closest to pin, second shot – Rosanne Fiorilli
#4 – Long drive – Aly Ales Holt
#6 – Closest to pin, any shot off green – Elaine Musztuk
#9 – Long putt – Laurie Schroeder
#12 – Closest to pin, any shot off green – Deb Solyan
#15 – Closest to pin on tee shot – Helen Oshaben
#16 – Long Putt – Deb Solyan
#18 – Closest to pin, second shot – Aly Ales Holt
Flight 1 – Aly Ales Holt and Wendy Shick (2) - $36: Leigh Murray (1) - $18
Flight 2 – Rosanne Fiorilli (5) - $50: Deb Solyan and Laurie Schroeder (2) - $20: Sam Wright and Barb Tsivitse (1) - $10
Flight 3 – Five players with (1) - $22: Susan Curtis, Debi Nichols, Debbie McCreery, Kathleen Riggi and Helen Oshaben
EAST DEFEATS THE WEST IN COURSE CHALLENGE
A wonderful day blessed the 2018 Course Challenge at Seneca Golf Course on 8-11. The 12 golfers from the “East” courses (Berkshire, Grantwood, Pine Ridge) grabbed the Course Challenge title. The East team consisted of Aly Ales Holt, Elsa Arriola, Terry Baxter, Donna Byrnes, Rosanne Fiorilli, Jennifer Moissis, Christy Mulhall, Debi Nicholas, Kathleen Riggi, Donna Schreiber, Wendy Shick and Samantha Wright.
The format for play was two-person teams. The first 9 holes was best ball format in which both players played their own ball and used the lower score. The second 9 holes was a scramble. After play on the course, the golfers had a putting contest from 10 ft, 20 ft and 30 ft.
The East golfers pulled out the win by winning first in the team score and also the putting contest portion of the Challenge. For the golf portion, Debi Nicholas and Kathleen Riggi won low net with a score of 60. Elsa Arriola was the best putter of the day. Each of the member of the South team received an $12 card from Dick’s.
Other award winners were:
Aly Ales Holt and Samantha Wright – low gross team with 76.
Debi Nicholas and Kathleen Riggi – low net team with 60.
Elsa Arriola – best putter in the putting contest.
Skill shot winners:
Long putt – Elsa Arriola, Debbie Kandel/Bonnie Kowalski
Closest to Pin – Terry Baxter, Christy Mulhall/Jennifer Moissis
Closest to Pin-Any shot off green – Samantha Wright, Donna Schreiber and Kandel/Kowalski
Long drive- Kathleen Riggi
Closest to water w/o going in – Debi Nicholas
All Ohio Results (team score, net best 2 of 4 balls)
GOLD Medal Team (won a scorecard tie breaker) - 120:
Dina Stier (Cleveland), Mary Murphy (Cleveland), Elsa Arriola (Cleveland), Nicole Zingale (Cleveland/Canton)
SILVER Medal Team (lost the scorecard tie breaker with above team) – 120:
Terry Baxter (Cleveland), Rosanne Fiorilli (Cleveland), Cathy Bissonette (Columbus), Zoe Hesp (Columbus)
BRONZE Medal Team (also won a scorecard playoff over the 4th place team) – 121:
Ann Fiorini (Columbus), Diane Thompson (Columbus), Aly Ales Holt (Cleveland), Debbie Kandel (Cleveland/Canton)
Special thanks to Baird for providing the medals to the winning teams and food and drink post-round
Baird representatives who participated in the event: Christine Benner (Cleveland), Kim Haws Falasco (Canton), and Pamela Kiltau (Canton)
Skill Shot Winners:
#1 – Closest to the pin on Second Shot (Handicaps between 27-40) – Kim Haws Falasco (Canton)
#3 – Closest to the pin (Handicaps between 0-26) – Sally Oiler (Columbus)
#4 – Long drive (must be on the fairway) (Handicaps between 27-40) – Rosanne Fiorilli (Cleveland)
#8 – Long putt (must be made on the green not the fringe) – Susan Curtis (Cleveland)
#12 – Long drive (must be on the fairway) (Handicaps between 0-26) – Aly Ales Holt (Cleveland)
#14 – Long putt (must be made on the green not the fringe) – Cindy Darwal (Cleveland)
#15 – Closest to the pin on Second Shot (Handicaps between 0-26) – Ann Fiorini (Columbus)
#17 – Closest to the pin (Handicaps between 27-40) – Cyndi Baker (Canton)
Winning Team for Trivia Contest (2018 Winter Olympics) – perfect score of 100%!!!!!!
- Lisa Bizjak (Cleveland), Cindy Darwal (Cleveland), Sally Pedon (Columbus), Karen Hudson (Columbus)
Chautauqua Weekend with Rochester Chapter
Kick Off was held on April 19 at Sleepy Hollow GC. 25 attended and enjoyed a buffet dinner, raffles, and updates on all upcoming 2018 events. Jill Windelspecht of Talent Specialists Consulting was the speaker.
Pre-Season at The Golf Dome
Pre-Season Warm Up at Valleaire