1999-07-23 / Columnists

Breezy Point Par-Tee News

by Carolyn Bennett

Last Thursday's weather proved you don't need cloud cover to insure comfortable summer golf. It was bright, sunny and clear, and a pleasant breeze touched even the hot corners of the Riis Park course, giving us a 10 plus day. We did not, however, have 10 plus play. Of the 52 members who came out not quite half made the low scorers list, which is fewer than usual. And while five played their best game, fifteen had their worst of the season. Easy putts weren't made, tee shots hooked or sliced, or sometimes just dribbled off the mat. This was probably due to that summer malaise that periodically drifts over the course, and quite a few players fell victim.

Peggy Ansbro, however, stood taller, literally and figuratively, than her cohorts as she scored her best and the season's lowest, a 59. Terry Gearity also had her best finish, 63, along with Pam Armour. Joan McNally and Eileen Watson were next at 64,'then Nancy Heffernan 65 and Doris Neimeth 66. Barbara Caramelli, Peg Hurley and Muriel Hellreigel(her best) ended at 68, and Marge O'Leary 69.

Dorothy Dunne did her best work, too, a 70, just ahead of Mildred Seligman, Annette Deschler and Barbara O'Brien at 71, and MaryEllen Pfaff, Helen Currlin, Anne Prior and Pat Wheeler at 72. Evelyn Gannon and Tess Kearney followed at 73, Anne Ross 74, then Dot Chandler at 76, her best this season. Lil Keim finished with 77, and Annette Deschler and Eileen Klein 78.

There were two chip-in birdies, Pat Wheeler in an expert shot onto the green and into the cup on 4. Lil Keim's was dramatically delivered on the challenging 11th from at least 30 yards off the green. Marge Manzo was cheered by her two chip-ins on 3 and 16. Ethel Savarese made hers on 6, Marion Lynch on 11, Helen Currlin on 13, Kate Hanratty on 14.

There were 17 birdies trapped last week and Barbara Caramelli dominated by making four of them, on 6, 9, 13 and 18. Peggy Ansbro and Marge Driscoll started their games with one on 1, Barbara O'Brien did it on 2, Doris Neimeth shot hers on 5, as did Mildred Seligman who made another on 12.

Anne Ross executed hers on 7, then Terry Gearity and Nancy Heffernan on 11, Dottie Chandler on 13 and Nancy again on 18.

We were very happy to see Inez Moriarty back in the lineup and looking well following recent surgery. Mildred Duffy played in Thursday's game and 24 hours later was flying across the Atlantic on a Roman Holiday with her four beautiful daughters. Millie's zest for life is limitless and so is her energy. Another lively Millie-Donnelly- won the split club cash.

I'll end with a sports golden moment......David Cone's perfect game last Sunday. Not just a no hitter, every Montreal Expo at bat made out, not one got to first base. I'm not a Yankee fan but I cheered that one. And it brought to mind once again the question....Why is it that former Met players move on to great heights AFTER they leave the team?



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