by Janice Davis – Club Correspondent

One of the many joys and privileges of playing with the 18ers is getting to know women golfers in public and private golf clubs. The sisterhood of women’s golf is hugely rewarding with friendships that last a lifetime.
This October many of Rossmoor women 18ers participated in the Contra Costa Country Club Invitational. The two-day golf competition began Wednesday the 12th and was a two-day cumulative Stableford event. Stableford competitions are fun and unique, in that, rather than raw scores, players earn Stableford points for net bogey, par, birdie, eagle and better. There is no penalty for a double bogey or other unmentionable score, so players who have disastrous holes don’t suffer further humiliation. The Rossmoor women competing at Contra Costa included Gail Ramirez, Teddi Swanson, Denise Pratt, MaryAnn Higgins, Ann Hamilton, Robin Moreau, Claudia Terry and Joan Weinstein.
Playing off the “50 Shades of Gray” theme, their flights had the racy names of “Duchesses of Discipline,” “Bodacious Babes,” “Sexy Sirens,” “Fore Players” and the author feels that they missed a good one by not including “Submission Sistas.” However, a lot of fun was had and many of the women came home with big wins.
Those women who came home with winning smiles and pockets full of prizes were Robin Moreau (third place winner in Sexy Sirens Flight); MaryAnn Higgins, Denise Pratt and Ann Hamilton (fourth place winners in Duchesses of Discipline Flight; Gail Ramirez (second place winner in Duchesses of Discipline Flight); Claudia Terry and Joan Weinstein (first place winners in Fore Players Flight). None were more surprised than Claudia Terry and Joan Weinstein whose team was close to last place after day one, but came back strong and found themselves as the top dog on day two, winning first place in their fight. Congratulations to all.