1999-08-21 / Columnists

Breezy Point Par-Tee News

by Carolyn Bennett

Par Tee players enjoyed a double header last week-a Guys and Dolls Tournament with the Catholic Club golfers on Wednesday and the regularly scheduled game on Thursday. The pace has quickened as we move into the homestretch of the 1999 season.

Taking the Thursday round first, Evelyn Gannon, a frequent leader earlier this year, moved back into the number one spot with a 62 in last weeks game. Peggy Ansbro, another front runner was next at 63, followed by Doris Neimeth and Lynn Canavan in her best game, 65. Barbara Caramelli finished at 66, then Mary O’Rourke, back in the groove with her lowest score, a 68, along with Barbara O’Brien and Pam Armour.

Mildred Seligman and Muriel Hellreigel came in at 70, followed by Terry Gearity and Dorothy Chandler in her best effort so far, 71. Annette Deschler was next at 74, then both Annes, Prior and Ross, and Peggy Honahan (her lowest) at 75. Marge Driscoll and Tina Spina shot a spirited 76 and Dottie Dunne ends this relatively short listing with 77.

Although neither Mary Sullivan nor Lillian Foppiani made the list, their scores were the lowest they’ve had since joining the group. Mary was excited about her "greenie" on the third hole with a tee-off shot even our best golfers would be proud to claim.

Three of these prized chip-in birdies made by Evelyn Gannon in excellent play on the 11th hole, by Mary O’Rourke with skill on seven and Doris Neimeth in her well placed shot on 17. The remaining chip-ins were made by Lillian Foppiani on one, Mary Sullivan and Barbara O’Brien on nine, Lynn Canavan on 12 and Mildred Seligman on 18. Birdies were executed by Marge Driscoll and Lynn Canavan on one, Barbara Caramelli on three and Evelyn Gannon on seven.

Back at the Catholic Club final arrangements for our annual tournament and awards luncheon were made. Is it possible that the end of our season is upon us already? Where has this summer gone? With so little time left, let’s savor each moment, find something special even in the ordinary "now". Dottie Chandler was enjoying her present moment, after playing her best game of the season. She was also the split club winner.

Joan McNally and Marie Alleva are each recuperating well from their recent knee surgery. I hope they can join us before "the Par Tee’s over"…which brings me to the Guys and Dolls tournament last Wednesday.

The players were set for a good time because no one left when overcast, dark clouds threatened. Sixty-six golfers stayed the course in an enjoyable scramble, ending with these highlights. The awesome foursome of Art Mayrose, Joe Loftus, Peggy Ansbro, and Mary O’Rourke repeated their triumph of last month’s Guys and Dolls Tournament with exactly the same score, 45. There was a tie for second place between Dan and Pam Armour, Dan and Marion Lynch and Dan Guiney, Helen Currlin, Eileen Watson, and Bob Zelek.

There were five holes on which awards were given to the man and woman whose tee shots were closest to the pin.

On 5: Lil Keim and Dan Armour

On 9: Peggy Ansbro and Al Neimeth

On 12: Eileen Watson and Bill McDonald

On 15: Mildred Duffy and Jim Angerame

On 18: Tom Kearney and Pam Armour

A P.S. on the above. Lil Keim ‘s ball was closest to the pin on nine as well as five, but it was decided that no one should get two awards and Eileen Watson was reluctant to cross off the name on the marker when she came closer to the pin on 12. It was her mother’s name she had to eliminate.

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