1999-06-05 / Columnists

Breezy Point Par-Tee News

by Carolyn Bennett

Par Tee players are now back on track. Forty-two members came to the Riis Park course last Thursday and after their rounds were completed, it was obvious they had improved over the previous week’s downward slide.

More than half of them are on the low scorer’s list, and for the fourth week in a row Evelyn Gannon leads the pack. She has shared the top spot with others twice but this week she stands alone with a 63. Our committee head Barbara O’Brien, in her best round, and Doris Neimeth, back from Florida, were next at 65. Pat Disch and Helen Carrlin followed with 67 just ahead of Peg Hurley at 68. All three had their lowest scores so far.

It was good to see Peggy Ansbro play her first game of this season here after six months in Florida. She finished her round at 71 along with Marge O’Leary. Pat Wheeler also resumed her Par Tee connection scoring 72 as did Annette Deschler and Joan Cawley. Sally Fitzpatrick had her season’s best game, 73, and Helen McDonald and Anne Lane also played their finest so far, a 74, which was Peggy Joyce’s score as well. Anne Prior completed her round at 75, Theresa Bean 76 (her best) and Tina Spina and Mary O’Rourke 77. Marion Lynch rose to the occasion with her lowest score, 78, also Mildred Murphy’s final tally, ending with Nancy Garito, 79.

There were two chip-in birdies last week, Evelyn Gannon’s on 7 and Helen McDonald on 17. Five other birdies were made, Doris Neimeth on 2, Peggy Ansbro on 5, Sally Fitzpatrick on 12, Peggy Joyce on 17 and Anne Lane on 18.

Chip-ins were no rarity and in addition to 17, Helen McDonald also executed one on 9. Helen Carrlin made hers on 2, Anne Dafficy and Marge Manzo made theirs with a par on 10. Kate Hanratty and Mildred Murphy chipped theirs on 14, and Barbara O’Brien and Betty Ferris did that in 16.

Barbara, by the way, was having a great day. Her 65 score was not only a season low for her, it was the best game of her life. And this was also the very first chip-in she ever made. Then to top it off, at the lunch meeting following our rounds, she won the 50/50. Barbara was elated over her good fortune and everyone approved. She deserves all good things coming her wat especially since our season has gotten off to a super smooth start thanks to her being at the helm.

Unfortunately, a few of our members are sidelined for awhile. Lil Keim’s knee problem keeps her off the course for now and Mary Kamper’s broken wrist makes playing impossible for most of the season. Coronary testing is on Bernice Carroll’s calendar at this time and golf will have to wait awhile. Not too long, I hope, for all of them.

The annual Eddy Farm getaway has been canceled because quite a few of those who planned to go were unable to. For at least 15 years a large group of Catholic Club and Par Tee players spent five days at the golf resort. This is the first year they won’t be there.




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