by Janice Davis – Club Correspondent

An industrious handful of 18ers took advantage of the recent cooler days to do some long-overdo “spring” cleaning. Denise Pratt, MaryAnn Higgins, Margo Dutton, Claudia Terry, Teddi Swanson and Toni Snyder risked life and limb venturing into the 18ers’ storage units to clean, sort, organize, and toss, years of miscellaneous accumulation. Most of the events hosted by the club require decorations and other paraphernalia associated with parties and luncheons and one can only imagine the outdated, tattered, dusty stuff that must have been in the lockers from decades of activities. Denise Pratt reported that it only took a few hours and was a lot of fun. Now comes the tedious part as Margo Dutton has graciously offered to catalog the surviving holiday decorations and useful items which are kept in three different locations.

On Thursday, September, 14, the 18ers enjoyed a “Criss-Cross” tournament, an entertaining format that allows players to select the better of  the front nine hole or it’s corresponding hole on the back nine. For instance, 1 or 10, 2 or 11, 3 or 12 etc., so a player may potentially have a terrific score. Winners for the day were, first flight, first place, Joanne Kim second place, Daisy Soo Hoo, third place, Joan Binnings. Winners of the second flight were, first place, Ann Hamilton, second place, Marsha Jennings and third place, Soonee Kim. Third flight winners were, Dense Pratt, second place, Pat Johnson and third place was Teddi Swanson. Fourth flight winners were, first place, Betty Cuniberti, second place, Garnet Shelley and third place, Donna Wagner. Chip-ins were made by Joan Binnings  hole 5 and Sue Yoon hole12, birdies were enjoyed by Claudia Terry, hole 1, Joan Binnings  hole 5, Sue Yoon,  hole 12, Joanne Kim holes’s 14  and 16,  and Nancy Park hole 18.

Upcoming in October, is the annual Halloween Bash, October 27, and has a frightening  theme of, “witch hunt,” or really, a “which” hunt.  Every hole must be played, but the player won’t know “which” ones count until play is finished, so it’s important for players to do their scary best. Registration is open on the portal: Sign up as an individual and the Pro Shop will put together which (witch) players will be in each foursome. There will be a scary-fun hat contest after play, with lunch and meeting, in the Creekside Club Room.  Golf and lunch are $17.00 (plus green fees), lunch only, is $15, or attendees may bring their own lunch. The meeting, scheduled to start around 12:45, is the final annual general member meeting, that among other business, includes voting on the 2023 Women’s Board. Other October events are the Breast Cancer awareness tournament (benefitting the HERS organization) on October 6, where participants are asked to wear pink and the Charm and Eclectic, October 13.