Putting in a Blustery February

Back row, left to right: Susan Knight, Mary Schlachter, Evie Thompson, Jackie Boll, and Sandy Getter. Front row, left to right: Corky Mansmith, Loretta Gresham, and Diane Fox. (Photo by Camille Esterman)

Camille Esterman

If you watched the winter Olympics, you observed the challenges athletes faced with unpredictable wind gusts. In February, the Ranchette Putters quickly learned just how adversely strong winds could affect the speed and direction of their golf balls. Club pro Ken Steinke witnessed this phenomenon and commiserated with the putters.

In spite of a cancellation due to freezing rain, our brave club members showed up to putt three times in this cold, blustery month. Prizes are awarded monthly to ladies with the first, second, and third lowest gross average scores and putters who aced their shots six times or more. The use of handicaps has also allowed the club to recognize ladies with the first, second, and third lowest net scores.

SBR Ranchette Putters is pleased to announce our February winners. Susan Knight and Corky Mansmith had the third lowest gross averages with 38.333. Irene Harvey landed in second place with an average of 38.000. The first place honors went to Evie Thompson with an average of 36.333 for the month.

Inclement weather and a canceled session impacted the ability of many members to score six or more holes-in-one (HIOs) during February. However three ladies overcame the adverse conditions with six HIOs each. Kudos go out to Jackie Boll, Loretta Gresham, and Mary Schlachter.

Additional awards were presented to Sandy Getter, for the third lowest net average of 36.800; Diane Fox for the second lowest net average of 37.233, and Loretta Gresham for the lowest net average of 36.800.

Ranchette Putters is proud of the dedication and perseverance shown by this month’s winners. The club invites all female residents of SaddleBrooke Ranch to join us for a fun weekly event. Check out our bulletin board by the pro shop for more information or contact Corky Mansmith at [email protected].