by Claudia Terry – Club Correspondent

On Thursday, March 28, the annual Spring Fling took place, a tournament that the Niners and the Women’s 18ers take turns hosting every year. This year the 18ers hosted and the event drew in a total of 127 players. It was a Stableford game played on nine holes on the Stanley Dollar Course, similar to the Twilight tournament where holes 1 through 6 and holes 16 through 18 comprised one nine-hole course (the “lower course”), and the other nine-hole course was comprised of holes 7 through 15, (the “upper course”).

Winners on the Upper Course were as follows:

Flight 1 first place – Polly Bernson, Jayne Bunce, Jun Chao, Judy Moran (42) ; second place – Janice Davis, Erin McGlynn, Joyce Mccann, Rebecca Palomo (37); third place – Olivia Hsueh, Soonee Kim, Elaine Matsui, Yuko Tsang (36).

Flight 2 first place – Nikki Balukijian, Patti Day, May Reinhart, Okey Ro (43); second place – Toni Hessler, Ki Hee Lee, Jane Lee, Norine Neyhouse (39); third place – Carolyn Byerly, Ann Elliott, Sharon Panagotacos, Lee Shaffer(39).

Lower Course winners were:

Flight 1 first place – Susan Day, Pauline Hanley, Denise Pratt, Gail Ramirez (44); second place – Maureen Bettis, Rebecca Fischetti, Judy Freed, Nellie Ingraham (41); third place – Sally Allen, Jacky Dunn, Char Gonzalez, MaryJo Leary (40).

Flight 2 first place – Mindi Canner, Charlotte Moon, Robin Sewell, Janet Tong (39); second place – Kathryn Gschwend, Karin Romak, Nancy Shemluck (37); third place – Betty Cuniberti, Julia Kelly, Barbara Wixson (35).
Closest to the hole on Hole 16 was Susan Day and on Hole 14 was Barbara McKay.
The fashion show put on by Mark Heptig during lunch was a great success and there was a raffle with many golf-related items as well as some half-hour lessons with the pros given as prizes. These events take a lot of planning on the part of many volunteers. The 18ers wish to thank the following members (and some spouses) for their contributions and service to the event: Rebecca Palomo for contributing the goodie bags for all participants; Denise Pratt and Marsha Jennings for their cheerful checking-in of players; Jean Wright and Lee Shaffer for handing out goodie bags; Linda Ingalls, Toni Snyder and Daisy Soo Hoo for decorating the Event Center; Pat McSween and Niner Char Gonzalez for selling raffle tickets; Mirna Wong for selecting raffle prizes; Robin Moreau for organizing the models for the fashion show; James Soo Hoo and Bernie Podberesky for bartending with flair; Lana Yagle and her team extraordinaire of Stella Chan and Maryhelen Greaves and Donna Wagner for arranging a wonderful Mexican catered meal from La Tapatia; Mary Jane Kiefer and McSween for calling out raffle winners and distributing prizes; Laura Kim and MJ Kidd for setting up Golf Genius registration for the event; and finally Daisy Soo Hoo, Yagle, Wagner and the clean-up crew. Much appreciation always to Heptig and Jacque Vigil and Wayne Weckerlin from the pro shop for running the tournament and tabulating the results.