2000-07-29 / Columnists


It was another one of those days on the golf course when nothing seems to go right. Forty-two members had their worst game of the season while only two did their best so far. Was there some malaise affecting the players? Did a virus invade the Riis Park course? This is the second time this season that quite a few of the players have gone into a tailspin, and I hope it is the last.

Peggy Ansbro, however, managed to play her usual fine round, finishing at 64, just ahead of Pam Armour’s 65. Nancy Heffernan and Terry Gearity, doing her best, came in with 66. Pat Disch, Barbara Caramelli, Barbara O’Brien, and Joan McNally followed at 69.

Pat Wheeler’s 70 was followed by Tess Kearney’s lowest score, a 71, then Muriel Hellreigel, Peg Hurley, and Helen McDonald at 73. In her first game since recent surgery, Evelyn Gannon returned in great form shooting 74, which was also Janice Murphy’s final tally. Dottie Dunne and Lil Keim followed with 75, then Bernice Carroll 76, Nancy Garito 78, and Marge O’Leary 79.

Two chip-in birdies were well executed by Barbara Caramelli on five and Pat Disch on 13. Barbara also made a regular birdie on nine and Pat’s was on 10. Peggy Ansbro had one on eight. Chip-ins were made by Tess Kearney on one, Kay Miller on three and 13, Dottie Dunne on 14, and mine on four. Peg Hurley didn’t get a chip-in but she did better financially by winning the 50/50 split at the lunch meeting.

Final plans for the July 27 Guys and Dolls Tournament are in place and results will be reported in next week’s column.

Another postscript on the Poetry Hour held earlier this month. Catherine Fitzgibbon was among the enthusiasts enjoying the program. Her son-in-law Phil Gilson gave two dramatic readings, " The Shooting of Dan McGrew" and "Gunga Din." Catherine, one of the original Par Tee members back in 1982, was always among the low scorers until a bicycle accident ended her golfing days seven years ago.

Our prayers and sympathy are with Anne Dowling on the death of her brother and with Anne Ross on the death of her sister.

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