Conquering the dog days of summer

Front row (left to right): Jacque Hendricks, Vicki Godbey, Roxanne Watson, Debbie Norwood, and Sandi Fredrickson. Back row: Terri Stewart, Doris Carlin, Terry Pendy, Mary Schlachter, Sue Marx, and Debi Kerth. Photo by Camille Esterman.

Front row (left to right): Jacque Hendricks, Vicki Godbey, Roxanne Watson, Debbie Norwood, and Sandi Fredrickson. Back row: Terri Stewart, Doris Carlin, Terry Pendy, Mary Schlachter, Sue Marx, and Debi Kerth. Photo by Camille Esterman.

Camille Esterman

The August skies find the Dog Star, Sirius, rising and setting with the sun. Ancient astronomers thought that the star shared its heat with the sun, creating extra hot weather. Record setting heat and humidity, however, did not stop the Ranchette Putters from rising to the challenge and conquering these steamy conditions.

Each month, prizes are given out to the ladies with the first, second, and third lowest gross average scores; putters who sink six or more holes-in-one; and those with the first, second, and third lowest net average scores.

The SaddleBrooke Ranch Ranchette Putters are proud to announce the August winners. The third lowest gross average was earned by Corky Mansmith with 37.000. Jacque Hendricks took second place with a gross average of 36.500. Great putting performances by Doris Carlin and Mary Schlachter put them both on top with gross averages of 35.750.

Sinking a ball with one stroke is always celebrated on the 18-hole green. Award cards were presented to nine putters who each scored at least six holes-in-one in August: Terry Stewart (9), Mary Schlachter (9), Terry Pendy (8), Sandi Fredrickson (7), Jacque Hendricks (7), Doris Carlin (7), Vicki Godbey (6), Sue Marx (6), and Roxanne Watson (6).

The use of handicaps has allowed the club to recognize another group of winners each month. Third place went to Cindy Heck and Debbie Norwood with net averages of 35.567. In second place was Terri Stewart with a net average of 35.450. Sandi Fredrickson had the best net average with 34.767.

The Ranchette Putters are amazed at the talent that our August winners displayed. The club invites all female residents of the Ranch to join us for this fun weekly event. Check out our bulletin board by the pro shop for more information or contact Cindy Watkins at [email protected]

The club is grateful to our sponsors for their ongoing support: Oracle Land & Homes, Les and Leslie Brown of The Sell, Buy and Rent Team; Xpert Automotive, Joe Pate; Golf Cars of Arizona, Allison; New York Life, Dennis Eckmeyer CLU, CHFC, LUTCF; Eckmeyer Insurance Services, Charlotte Eckmeyer; Patrick Schaffer, DDS; and La-Z-Boy of AZ.