Putting Through Heat and Humidity

June Award Winners: (left to right) Jacque Hendricks, Jodi Walker-Lowe, Trish Minard, Vickie Thomson, Sue Marx, and Susan Eggleston
(photo by Camille Esterman)

Camille Esterman

Putting in June presented a new set of challenges. First there was the heat, which brought in the humidity at the start of monsoon season. Then the fertilizers being used on the golf course created barnyard odors in the air. In spite of these conditions, the Ranchette Putters were grateful to have access to the SaddleBrooke Ranch (SBR) green on Wednesday mornings, while the course was closed for maintenance.

Award winners for the month of June were announced at the club’s general meeting. The Ranchette Putters are proud to recognize June’s winners for the most holes-in-one (six or more); the first, second, and third lowest gross average scores; and the first, second, and third lowest net averages.

While June was a very warm month, these ladies conquered the heat and recorded great scores. The third lowest gross average was turned in by Susan Eggleston with 36.667. Barbara Saffran had the second lowest gross average of 36.333. Outstanding putting performances by Trish Minard and Evie Thompson put them on top with gross averages of 36.000.

Reading the green and sinking the ball takes a lot of skill. These ladies received prizes for their holes-in-one: Jacque Hendricks (6), Sue Marx (6), Barbara Saffran (6), Trish Minard (8), Evie Thompson (8), and Jodi Walker-Lowe (8).

The use of handicaps has created another group of winners each month. Third place went to Vickie Thomson and Jodi Walker-Lowe with net averages of 36.400. In second place was Cathy Ratliff with a net average of 35.800. Shirley Sullivan had the best net average with 35.067.

Ranchette Putters congratulates our June winners and invites all female residents of SBR to join us for a fun weekly event. Our bulletin board by the Pro Shop has more information, or contact Corky Mansmith [email protected].