SaddleBrooke Ranch Women’s Golf Association (SBRWGA) held its 2017 Telegraph Tournament on Tuesday, August 22.
Telegraph tournaments were started in a time when there were not a lot of organized sports associations. These competitions began because athletes were not able to travel great distances to participate. Local competitions were held and results telegraphed to the organizers to determine winners. Telegraph tournaments/competitions were popular in sports that were timed like swimming and track, or where distances could be measured (discus, javelins, etc.). Our local Telegraph golf tournament is played at all Southern District Women’s Golf Association (SDWGA) clubs, and scores are emailed to SDWGA so winners can be honored on their webpage.
Congratulations to Deb Shelton for winning our 2017 Telegraph Tournament with a net score of 67! Deb was awarded a telegraph replica trophy.
First Flight, 1st place tie, Gaye Ohanian and Jean Cheszek, net scores of 68; 2nd place: Melanie Timberlake, net score 71.
Second Flight, 1st place: Marlyce Mycka, net score 70; 2nd place: Joyce DeYoung, net score 72; 3rd place tie: Cheri Alfrey and Mindy Hawkins, net scores of 77
Third Flight, 1st place: Nancy Galant, net score 76; 2nd place: Sue Wells, net score 77; 3rd place tie: Stephanie Gaskill and Teri Fraser, net scores of 79
A special thank you to Jean Cheszek for her leadership in SDWGA and organizing our SBRWGA Telegraph event.