2000-08-12 / Columnists

Breezy Point Par-Tee News

by Carolyn Bennett

Because of early morning rain these past two Thursdays we wondered whether the Guys and Dolls Tournament would ever take place. Our beleaguered committee, under last Thursday’s threatening clouds and misty drizzle, made the decision. The game would go on. It was no easy task to contact everyone, change the tee-off time, juggle a few foursomes and be out on the course at 8:45. Our leaders overcame all obstacles and 63 players were there ready to go.

The tournament was played as a scramble, using the best of the four tee-off balls. To make the odds a bit fairer, each member of a foursome could only use his/her ball four times during the game. With two holes this rule did not apply. That guideline given, the 17 foursomes took their places on the course for a shotgun start.

It was a comfortable beginning, cloudy with a cool breeze, and the play moved smoothly. As the sun and the temperatures rose, we welcomed a slight shower now and then, which did not dampen spirits or skill. Besides, it provides a good excuse for a disappointing round.

Back at the Catholic Club a delicious brunch awaited the hungry players, many of whom were up since 5 a.m. The winning foursomes were announced and awards give to:

First Place -- Bunny Ganun, Janis Murphy, Pam and Danny Armour.

Second Place -- Theresa and Joe Bean, Joan and Larry Cawley.

Third Place -- Lyn Canavan, Joan McNally, Dottie Dunne, and Don Joyce.

The game’s highlight was Danny Armour’s hole-in-one on 13. Unfortunately, since this was a women’s invitational, he was not entitled to the men’s more substantial cash award, but he received our praise and a modest prize. Mildred Seligman’s tee shot gave her closest to the pin award for the women on 17; Joe Hall did it for the men on 10. Split club winners were Betty Jones, Helen McDonald and Peggy Ansbro

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