SBRWGA 2016 Telegraph Tournament results

Charlene Culver congratulates Michelle Carter on her win.

Charlene Culver congratulates Michelle Carter on her win.

Janice Mihora

Saddlebrooke Ranch Women’s Golf Association (SBRWGA) held its 2016 Telegraph Tournament on Tuesday, November 8.

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 Michelle Carter for being our 2016 Telegraph winner with a net score of 66! Great job, Michelle! Michelle was awarded with a telegraph replica trophy.

First Flight – 1st place Marlyce Mycka, net score 67; 2nd place Mary Snowden, net score 73

Second Flight – 1st place Marion Ewing, net score 76; 2nd place Pilar Borm, net score 76

Third Flight – 1st place Cheri Alfrey, net score 77; 2nd place Lee Rinke, net score 78

Fourth Flight – 1st place Bonnie Stark, net score 69; 2nd place Mary Hoover, net score 83

Closest to the pin winners: Brenda Armenia on hole no. 2 and Lee Rinke on hole no. 14.

A special thank you to Charlene Culver for her leadership in SDWGA and organizing our SBRWGA Telegraph event and to Dan Culver for donating his  handcrafted trophy!