Breezy Point Par-Tee News
The Par-Tee ladies arrived at the course Thursday to be greeted by a spring day that had catapulted into a sizzling humid scorcher. However, the weather did little to dampen their enthusiastic efforts as two-thirds of the players scored in the 60’s and 70’s.
Mary Sullivan, Marge O’Leary, and Gloria Tropea handled their new leadership in an exemplary fashion and there was nary a complaint! Congratulations, and may all the year go so well! On hand, also, were our faithful Angela and her husband, Rudy, who are running the golfing operation this year. Good luck!
A hearty welcome was given to our new members: Evie McVeigh, Janis Murphy, Cathy Benoit and Ann Powers, who have been waiting to join the team for quite some time.
Playing in her usual inimitable style, Evelyn Gannon was low scorer of the day (65); followed by Peg Hurley and Barbara O’Brien (68); and Bernice Carroll and Marge Driscoll with 69. Barbara Caramelli and Bunny GaNun started the 70’s while new players Edie McVeigh and Janis Murphy got their feet wet with 71. Annette Dreschler and Ann Lane, both of whom saw more of the doctor than the golf links last season, scored 72. Anne edged out her sister, Pat Powers, who finished at 73. Mildred Murphy, Tina Spina, and Vera Lynch conquered the terrible humidity by socking in at 74. The most popular score, 75, numbered amongst the scorers: Marge O’Leary, Anne Prior, Dorothy Dunne, Cathy Benoit and Teresa Bean. The seventies finished up with Lil Kein (76), Eileen Klein (77), Marion Lynch (78), and last , but not least, Mary O’Rourke with 79.
Evelyn Gannon and Barbara O’Brien were on a birdie binge… Evelyn on the 6th and 10th holes, Barbara on the 11th and 12th. Barbara Caramelli scored one on the 2nd hold; Ann Powers and Vera Lynch on the 7th, and Annette Dreschler on the 9th.
We could not start the season, our 20th, without a fond farewell for our former scribe, Carolyn Bennett, who unexpectedly passed away this winter. She was one of the founders of the club who faithfully recorded the scores and wrote this column every year since. Carolyn played the game of life to the fullest. Besides being a mother and grandmother of a large family, she made time to be a lector in the church. She was also active in working with the needy, and was extraordinarily charitable to many of our new immigrants, assisting them with their speaking and reading difficulties. Carolyn also had many other talents that she shared. She was an entertainer of unlimited ability who added that final professional touch as she emceed our parish show, and read delightfully at our poetry sessions. In addition, her paintings won prizes every year at our annual art show. In all ways she lived an exemplary life guided by a set of high ideals and values. We were all lucky to be part of it, and will miss her greatly. To her family we extend our deepest sympathy. May she rest in peace.