by Mary Ruth Hayworth
Originally published in Shorelines Magazine, April 2018.
Thursday February 22 was not only the opening coffee of the SLV Women’s Golf Association (WGA) but also gorgeous weather following the opening for 60+ to enjoy a round of 9 or 18 holes at the beautiful Monticello course.
Barb Shelley, 2018 WGA President, is supported by officers Terri McCarbery, VP; Diana Bricely, Secretary; and Mary Markle, Treasurer. The extended team includes but is not limited to 9 and 18 hole coordinators, specialty event or activity organizers, tournament chairs, standing committees and volunteers as needed. WGA play day is each Thursday morning through the closing day prime rib dinner on November 8. Ladies were excited hearing some of the great plans for upcoming tournaments. The first one is the Member/Guest May 2 and 3. Day 1 is a practice round and an ALL-WGA girls’ evening out party at the River Grille. Marcia Krishart could not be denied attention in her specialty “Mad Hat” as she introduced the “Mad Hatter” theme and the fun plans for the 2-day activity.
WGA members participate in the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) and Inter Club golf events, and all lady golfers may play in SC women’s state events. Although WGA membership is NOT required to participate in the state events, we were delighted to hear that the SLV WGA is the largest women’s organization in the state.
To all SLV lady golfers—join us. Registration forms are available at both Golf shops; just ask one of our outstanding golf staff for a packet of info.
To see the 2018 schedule for both 9- and 18-hole ladies, the WGA Handbook and other items of interest, including more individual pictures of newcomers, owners can visit the WGA page on our member website.
What better way to start the season than with a hole-in-one on Monticello #4 by Marianne Samenko. She used an 8 iron from the red tees and her ball “simply” hit in the front of the green and rolled into the cup. Lee Ann Vandiver, Pat Martin and Sheila Joyce witnessed the event. Although Marianne says she has been close over her years of playing, this is her first. She is glad to have paid to play in the WGA Hole-in-One Club and was awarded a $400 check for the accomplishment. As if that’s not enough, Marianne also won $$ in the 50/25/25 drawing that same morning at the opening coffee. Congratulations to Marianne and to all SLV WGA ladies for a great start to what looks to be a fun season!