by Janice Davis – Club Correspondent

On October 6, the 18ers played “Tee Off 4 Tatas,” a fundraiser for the HERS organization. $1500 was raised for HERS, which provides services and prosthetics for women recovering from Breast Cancer treatment. Members from the Men’s club and the Niners also participated in the event, bringing the total to 60 players. There were three flights and awards for closest to the hole on hole 16.

Lunch, in the Fireside Room, catered by Havana Cuban restaurant, was enjoyed after the event and attendees raved about the food. They were also treated to a romantic “candlelight” ambience as there was a major power outage, which disabled the scoring system and darkened the room. Thanks to modern technology, most everyone has a cell phone with a flashlight option, which helped identify the various dishes, and careful planning by the Committee saved the day, by having sterno chafing dishes, keeping the food hot and savory.

Winners were announced during the meal and are as follows:

First flight, first place, Jayoung Lee, Olivia Hsueh, Joyce McCann, Janice Davis. Second place, Sue Yoon, Theresa Kim, Mae Marcotte, Grace Nitta.

Third place, Bob Smith, Joan Baggett, Lynda Pritchett, Burke Ferrari

Second flight, first place, Gary Hunt, Kathy Hunt, Lauralee Barbaria, Frankie Ferguson. Second place, Esta Podberesky, Lorraine Weisenberg, Myra Belfiore, Marsha Jennings. Third place, Judy Fletcher, Donna Wagner, Lana Yagle, Marcia Belcher.

Third flight, first place, Soonee Kim, Choong Kim, Andy Munn, Joan Munn. Second place, Daisy Soo Hoo, James Soo Hoo, Toni Hessler, Vanida Nalamlieng. Third place, John McDonnell, Fran McDonnell, Char Gonzalez, Dan Gonzalez.

Closest to the hole on hole 16 was, for the women, Andrea Alpine at twenty-three feet and, for the men, Kelvin Phillips at twenty-one feet, nine inches. Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all who supported this worthy cause.

The 18ers thank organizers, Laura Kim, MaryJean Kidd and Joan Binnings for building this tournament around HERS, a little known and underfunded organization, which provides such vital support to those recovering from the traumas of breast cancer treatments.

In other club news, Karla Witte and Daisy Soo Hoo attended the East Bay Team Play fall meeting at Richmond Country Club on September 28.  Awards were presented to the winning teams: Oakhurst won overall net, and Blackhawk, overall gross. Full details for A, B, C group winners are on the EBTP website. The EBTP spring meeting will be held at Contra Costa Country Club, on March 1, 2023.

The next event for the 18ers is the Halloween Bash and General meeting, on October 22. The long-standing tradition of a crazy hat contest will continue this year, so, after play, attendees are asked to put on their craziest, silliest, scariest fedora and vie for the prize. All 18ers are encouraged to attend, as this is the final meeting of the year, and the incoming 2023 Board will be voted upon. The slate of candidates will be presented and the board will also accept nominations from the floor.