2008-07-04 / Sports

Another Beautiful Day For Par Tee Golf

By Peg Ansbro

Golf is the perfect thing to do on Sunday, because you always end up having to pray a lot.

The low score for the golf action on June 26 is credited to Eileen Watson with a 67. Peg Ansbro had 68.

In the seventies were: Barbara Caramelli, Pat Lunny and Joan Fallon (71), Dotty Dunne, Dolores McAleer, Joan McNally and Mary McDermott (73), Doris Neimeth (74), Pat Barry (77), Sheila Donahue, Marilyn Danese and Ruth Galligan (78), and Nancy Tutolo (79).

Kate Hanratty had two chip-ins and Jo Sullivan and Marge O'Leary had one each. Six ladies scored birdies: Sheila Donohue, Pat Barry, Doris Neimeth, Peg Ansbro, Ruth Galligan and Eileen Witzgall. Closest to the pin on #18 was Ann Spillane (8'10") and on #10 the winner was Joan Fallon (7'1"). The winner of the 50/50 was Pat Barry.

Back at the Catholic Club our new members were asked to introduce themselves. They are Pat Barry, Sheila Donahue and Ann Spillane. Pat Barry did herself proud on her initial outing with a birdie and winning the 50/50. Welcome to all and happy golfing!!

Vera Lynch did a marvelous job of describing the history of the Par Tee organization. She said that Emily Basher brought the idea for Ladies Golf from Florida in 1981. She was the president and picked her own vice president.

Thursday was selected for the ladies to play as the men played on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The group began with 15 girls- some had lessons- some never golfed.

Two men gave lessons in the baseball field every Friday at two. Pitch and Putt golf course had just opened and the ladies were allowed to hit the ball up to 10 times. It took many hours to complete a game! The ladies made sandwiches for the first luncheons and started in the Catholic Club. They moved to Mayors Club in Roxbury, then the Barn in Roxbury and then back to our present site at the Catholic Club.

It was called "Ladies Golf" and then Carolyn Bennett changed the name to Par Tee in her weekly column. In the early days, a deck of cards was used to make up the foursomes and in this way everyone got to play with each other and form lasting friendships. Thank you, Vera, for an informative and humorous speech.

Eileen Witzgall and Betty Weed are taking names for foursomes for the "Par Tee Guys and Dolls Golf Outing" to be held on Thursday, July 24. Checks made out to "Par Tee Golf" and the cost is $25 per person. This includes golf and lunch catered by Fran Jamin. Lunch only is $12.50. Payment is due by July 17th. Any questions, please call Eileen (634-3392) or Betty (634-9078).

Remember the words of Joe E. Lewis: "I play in the low 80's. If it's any hotter than that, I don't play."

God Bless. Have a great week.

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