The Dyer Ladies League hosted its season-ending Oktoberfest Two-Woman Scramble on Oct. 5 with women from all over the valley participating in this annual fall event chaired by Paula Hope and Vickie Grant.
Food coordinator Vickie Grant organized a taco bar with all the trimmings. Each league member donated homemade soups, snacks, drinks and desserts.
DYER?OKTOBERFEST — Dyer Oktoberfest Two-Woman Scramble winners were, seated, from left, Signa Findlay, Mary Arehart, Mary Alice Meyer and Priscilla Mavrich; middle, Erin Ankrum, Susan Mazzocco, Mary Ann Bainbridge, Debbie Phillippi and Cynde Vidas; and back, Sharon Coleman, Elaine Minda, JoAnn Hardman and Teri Barkley.
The day began at the registration table, headed by Ann Eroshevich, Eleanor Kindsvatter and Mary Alice Meyer.
Signa Findlay chaired the Steelers wreath drawing.
President Mary Arehart welcomed the group of players from Dyer Country Club, Spring Hills Golf Course, Woodview Golf Course, Williams Country Club, Blackmoor Golf Course, Twinsburg and elsewhere.
Mary Alice Meyer led the group off in prayer.
A special thanks was acknowledged to women who did not participate in the tournament but contributed to its success, including Lucy Karaan, Mishal Hawthorne, Betty Kelly, Cookie Fisher and Cindy Montgomery.
The Dyer Ladies League will resume on May 6 for anyone interested in joining.
Winners of the tournament (which is flighted in "two" according to the lower handicap partner on each team) are as follows:
First-place team: Debbie Phillippi, Priscilla Mavrich
Second-place team: Teri Barkley, Cynde Vidas
Third-place team: Mary Ann Bainbridge, Elaine Minda
SKINS GAME WINNERS:
Debbie Phillippi, Priscilla Mavrich
First-place team: Signa Findlay, Erin Ankrum
Second-place team: Mary Arehart, Mary Alice Meyer
Third-place team: Sharon Coleman, Susan Mazzocco
SKINS GAME WINNERS:
Sharon Coleman, Susan Mazzocco
Cheryl Black, Denise Augustine
Mary Arehart, Mary Alice Meyer
Donated by Margaret's Cafe in Toronto and Dyer Ladies League.
Winner Hole No. 5: JoAnn Hardman
Winner Hole No. 6: Debbie Phillippi
Riesbecks Food Market in Toronto donated a gift certificate won by Patti Powelson.
TOWN AND COUNTRY
The Town & Country Women's Golf Club held its annual awards banquet and installation of officers on Oct. 3. The lady golfers enjoyed dinner, fellowship and recognition of their peers with plaques, certificates and door prizes.
Laura Froehlich was the big winner of the tournament taking low gross in flight A as well as other awards for the season. Other low gross winners were Patti Saccoccia, flight B, and Betty Teafe, flight C.
Low net winners of the tournament were: Jeanne Dowden, flight A; Jane Myers, flight B; and Nancy Lellie, Flight C.
The most improved player for the season was Nancy Lellie. Recognized for honorary mention for improved players were Pat Zorne and Laura Froehlich.
Most ringers in each flight went to Laura Froehlich, A; Rose Kaczmarek, B; and Shirley Guida, C.
New officers were installed and given a long-stem rose by Betty Teafe, outgoing president. The officers for the 2014 season are: Kathy Antinone, president; Jeanne Dowden, vice president; Norma Hanson, secretary; Signa Findlay, treasurer; and Lucy Karaan, tournament chair.
The league plays every Thursday morning at 10 a.m. at Spring Hills Golf Course in East Springfield from May through September. The players expressed their appreciation to Charlie Corder and Dan Stacey for coordinating "another excellent year of play."
Spring Hills Ladies Golf League held its end-of-the-year banquet on Sept. 26 at Zalenski's Family Eatery and Pub in Wintersville.
Ann Eroshevich opened the meeting, thanking everyone for a great year and for all their help to make the league a success. She expressed her hope for next year to be even better with attendance and membership to continue to increase.
Judy Hare thanked those in attendance for their support and understanding in the wake of having to cancel the play day away because of inclement weather. An October makeup day could be possible.
Eroshevich presented winners of the club championship with a gift from the club. Winners were:
A flight, low gross, Cindy Montgomery; A flight, low net, Claudia Norris; B flight, low gross, Jay Risnear; B flight, low net, Ruth Lamantia; C flight, low gross, Eleanor Kindsvatter; and C flight, low net, Susan Mazzocco. Eroshevich also presented a gift to Susan Mazzocco and Mary Arehart as the most improved players for the year.
Marge Alpino, chairman of the ringers and birdies, acknowledged the following:
Members who had a birdie during the year were Amy Babb, Dru Fleshour, Claudia Norris, Lori Szymanek, Erin Mader, Brenda McClosky and Ruth Lamanta.
Members with two birdies were Mary DiMichael, Joann Hardman, Sharon Coleman and Denise Augustine.
Linda Caputo took the birdie championship with a total of four birdies.
Ringers, low gross, were: A flight, Lori Szymanek; B flight, Vickie Grant; and C flight, Brenda McClosky.
Ringers, low net, were: A flight, Claudia Norris; B flight, Sharon Coleman; and C flight, Mary Arehart.
Ringer cards are ready for next season and are at the club house, it was announced.
Door prize winners were Susan Mazzocco, Linda Caputo, Claudia Norris, Judy Sorrenti, Ann Eroshevich and Mary DiMichael.
Claudia Norris showed a video that highlighted the 2013 season and presented everyone in attendance with a copy.
The banquet committee consisted of Mary Alice Meyer, Mary Arehart, Brenda McClosky and Cindy Montgomery.
The Williams Ladies Golf Association's "2013 Rally for a Cure" golf extravaganza generated $2,000 in proceeds from its drawings sold the day of the event to benefit Athena's Closet, a Weirton-based cancer charity.
Athena's Closet was started by friends of the late Athena Ameredes, who died following a long bout with cancer. The group, which included Maria Kiefer and Georgia Anatakis, was formed to assist local cancer patients with wigs during chemotherapy treatments and developed to help with travel expenses to doctors and or hospitals, some medical expenses and other special needs.
Priscilla Mavrich and Phyllis Phillips co-chaired the rally event this year and along with President Linda Staffilino decided to work toward keeping some of the proceeds local.
Members of Williams Golf Club and the Williams Ladies Golf Association hope to grow the event yearly in order to help other local charities.