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Women’s Golf League News

July 28, 2013
The Herald-Star


For the 14th consecutive year, the Steubenville Country Club Women's Golf Association held its annual Rally for the Cure Tournament to benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Each golfer contributed an entry fee to benefit Komen for the Cure, the nation's largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to curing breast cancer

Renee Morelli and Natalie Straus, rally co-chairmen, welcomed the women and distributed a list of the skill prizes for the tournament for both the 18-hole and nine-hole golfers.

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RALLY?FOR?THE?CURE — Winners and participants in the Steubenville Country Club Rally for the Cure Tournament were, front, from left, YangJa Koh, Marilyn Kenny, Dotty Tegano, Dianna Adams and Renee Morelli, and back, Theresa Metcalf, Shelle Pentes, Shirley Guida, Charlene Freshwater, Kim Criss, Shannon Irvin, DeeDee Scugoza, Natalie Straus.
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The rally prize for the event was a putter donated by Komen for the Cure and was won by YangJa Koh for having the least putts in the field. The rally hole, the par three 12th hole, had a contest for closest to the pin. Each golfer whose ball landed on the green won a Titleist golf ball bearing the pink ribbon breast cancer awareness symbol. The big winner on the rally hole was Dianna Adams, who was awarded a Vera Bradley tote bag for her outstanding tee shot.

Theresa Metcalf claimed the longest putt on No. 17 to win a Coach zippered pouch containing three Coach logo golf balls. Marilyn Kenny had the longest drive on No. 13 and was awarded a pink Coach tote bag with a matching cosmetic bag for her outstanding effort. Koh sunk the longest putt on No. 9 to win a golf lesson from club professional John Denholm.

Coach key chains were won in a random drawing by Metcalf, Shelle Pentes, Charlene Freshwater, Straus, Shannon Irvin and DeeDee Scugoza.

In the nine-hole golf group, Dotty Tegano was awarded a pink Coach purse for her closest to the pin shot on hole No. 9. She also won the Coach zippered pouch with golf balls for longest putt on No. 3 and a golf lesson from Denholm for longest putt on No. 9. Straus had the longest drive for the nine-hole golfers and was given a Vera Bradley purse for her accomplishment.

In keeping with the theme all golfers dressed in pink for the event. Following play, a luncheon was held in the clubhouse grill room where the tables were decorated with balloons bearing the pink ribbon breast cancer symbol. Shelle Pentes used vases filled with pink roses and wrapped with pink ribbon to decorate the table. These were awarded by a drawing to Shirley Guida, Heidi Pflug, Shannon Irvin, Kim Criss, Morelli, Dianna Adams and Dee Dee Scugoza. The dessert following lunch featured cookies decorated with the pink ribbon symbol.

Each golfer received a pink and grey zippered thermal tote bag from Komen for the Cure. Each participant also received pink tees, two pink label pins, two Cards for the Cure donated by Hallmark and a one-year subscription to a magazine from Conde Nast Publications.

Adams and Pentes were chairmen for the weekly event, which was throw out two worst holes, one on the front nine and one on the back nine. They announced the following winners: First flight: Koh, first place; Pentes, second place; Koh, putts. Second flight: Metcalf, first prize; Morelli, second prize; Charlene Freshwater, putts.

Nine-hole winners were: Tegano, first place; Irvin, second place; Tegano, putts.

This week's event will be odd holes with one-half handicap. Eighteen-hole golfers are to report at 8:30 a.m. for a 9 a.m. start, and nine-hole golfers will show up at 9 a.m. for a 9:30 a.m. tee-off.


Cadiz Country Club Women's Golf Association played the Soothsayer game on July 24 in which the golfers predict their own score and the closest to their prediction, without going over, wins.

A flight winner was Nep Rowland, B Flight was Peg Buchanan, and C flight went to Dolores Ginier. The two with least putts of the field were Nancy Beckert and Bonnie Beetham. Cathy Shepherd had a bird on No. 8, and Ginny Ferrell chipped in on No. 6.

The hostess for July 31 will be Kathy Smith. Tee time will remain at 9 a.m.


The Pleasant Valley Ladies Golf Association of Ponderosa Golf Course held its monthly meeting after play on June 26 in the course restaurant. Linda Wade, tournament director, announced the June winners:

June 5

Event: Best Nine Doubled

Winners: First place, Karen Heinz; second place, Terry Viskovicz

Birdies: Betty Patterson, Terry Viskovicz

Chip-Ins: Betty Patterson

50/50: Betty Patterson

June 12

Event: Two Best Ball

Winners, total team: Linda Wade, Terry Wiskovicz, Glenda Virtue, Diane Kessler

Chip-Ins: Linda Wade

50/50: Linda Wade

June 19

Event: Even Holes

Winners: First place, (tie) Linda Wade, Terry Wiskovicz; second place, Glenda Virtue

Birdies: Terry Viskovicz, Linda Wade, Glenda Virtue

Chip-Ins: Terry Viskovicz

50/50: Barb Willilams

June 26

Event: Odd Holes

Winners: First place, (tie) Linda Wade, Terry Wiskovicz; second place (tie) Peggy Fiedorczyk, Kay Mortimer

Birdies: Linda Wade, Terry Viskovicz

Chip-Ins: Linda Wade, Kay Mortimer

50/50: Glenda Virtue


Spring Hills Ladies Golf played Throw Out Two Worst Holes on the back 9 at Spring Hills on July 18.

A flight winner was Joann Hardman with 28.

B flight was a tie between Vickie Grand and Mary DiMichele with 32's.

C flight winner was Mary Arehart with a 35.

Long Drive on 17 were:

A flight, Terri Barkley

B flight, Vickie Grant

C flight, Mary Arehart

Closest to pin winners were:

A flight, Claudia Norris

B flight, Sharon Coleman

C flight, Mary Arehart

JoAnn Hardman had a chip-in.

The 50/50 winner was Mary DiMichael.

Vickie Grant was the low putt winner with 15 putts for the night.

Paula Hope was a guest who was not eligible for a prize but shot a 27 low net.


Town and Country Women Golf League played a sponsored tournament on July 18 at Spring Hills Golf Course. The trophy was sponsored by Wintersville Trophy Shop.

Winners were:

Low gross, Signa Findlay

Low net, Rose Kazmarek

Long drive on No. 3, long drive on No. 6

A, Laura Froehlich; A, Froehlich

B, Rose Kazmarek; B, Patty Saccoccia

C, Margie Serafini; C, Irene Vaja

Closest to pin on No. 8:

A, Froehlich

B, Kathy Antinone

C, Vaja

Lowest putts, Findlay and Wanda Retzer

Chip-ins, Betty Teaff, Retzer and Findlay.


The Williams Ladies Golf Association held a team "Blind Draw" event on July 23 with first-place winners being Jennie Epifano, Vi Stein and Erikka Buracchio.

Second place went to Maureen Dumbaugh, Priscilla Mavrich and Kay Mascio.

This was the first week of the Senior and Super Senior Tournament with play to continue this week for the final round.

Jason Smoljanovich figured and announced the winners and announced to those in the tourney tee times for next week.

President Linda Staffilino announced the changes in the ladies locker room during a remodeling and their impact.

Co-chairman Phyllis Phillips announced updates on the "Rally for a Cure" set for August.

A luncheon and champagne celebration will follow play this week. Women not playing in the tournament can call the pro shop to be listed for 9 a.m. play and are invited to the celebration following play.

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