/golf/emailer2020/img/lafortuneparkgolf/Weekly_Pairings(6).pdfLWGA 9 Hole Pairings

Nine Hole Pairings - October 26, 2017

Course: LaFortune
Format:
  TRICK OR TREAT

LaFortune: 496-6200 | South Lakes: 746-3760To cancel or get a tee time, call the clubhouse. Please  also tell a person in your group if you cancel.

Weekly Pairing Sheet (PDF)

9:00 AM 9:56 AM
Anne Christian R18 Mary Barron R9
Kathy Youngwirth R18 Donna Young R9
Gail Eshom R18 Cindy Bucher R9
Debbie Zanovich R18 Blythe Fowler R9
   
9:08 AM  
Kathy Fankhouser R18  
Dot Stice R18  
Cathy LeMaire  R18  
Pat Swift W18  
   
9:16 AM  
Merry Porter R18  
Kathy Purser R18  
Donna Koepsel R18  
Joyce Smith R18  
   
9:24 AM  
Bettye Jackson R9  
Willie Sue Wade R9  
June Dudley R9  
Janis Ferguson R9  
   
9:32 AM  
Lesa Briner R9  
Pris Brown R9  
Brenda Goins R9  
Sharon Hietbrink R9  
   
9:40 AM  
Dev Anderson W9  
Sherry Roark W9  
Mary Walters W9  
Jacqui Haglund R9  
   
9:48 AM  
Donna Lambka R9  
Georgia Rush R9 Walkers - 4 ; Riders – 28
Karen Buchan R9 Total - 32
Darlene Demuth R9  
   

If while putting on the putting green, if your ball hits another ball at rest, you incur a two stroke penalty.  Susan Lawyer, Rules & Etiquette

 
 
   
 
 
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LWGA 9 Hole Pairings Committee

LaFortune/South Lakes 2017 Pairing Coordinators 

** Sign up to play information below

Any questions/conflicts, contact Dot Stice at 918-640-6239 - Note Sign-up Sheets are picked up around 1PM on Sunday and Coordinator inputs information into schedule.
 
MONTH / START TIME

FLIGHTED

PAIRING COORDINATOR(S)
March | 10:00 a.m.   Dot Stice
918-640-6239
April | 9:00 a.m.   Susan Lawyer
918-521-5175
May | 8:00 a.m. *** Mary Peterson
918-627-6281
June | 7:30 a.m.   Kathy Fankhouser
918-633-9070
July | 7:00 a.m.   Sherry Roark
918-637-2716
August | 7:00 a.m   Jeanne Reitz
918-992-5900
September | 8:00 a.m. *** Nancy Kurowski
918-409-9290
October | 9:00 a.m. *** Chrisanne Nelson
424-230-2065
November | 10:00 a.m.   Merry Porter
918-521-181

*** (Some of dates must be Flighted according to handicap)

**Sign-Up-Sheets

It is the player’s responsibility to sign up for future “Play Days” on the sign-up-sheets available at the LaFortune Pro-Shop and in the South Lakes Ladies Lounge.

If you are a new member, please print your name clearly on the bottom of the sign-up-sheet and your name will be added.

Sign-Up-Sheets will be picked up from the golf courses around 1:00 p.m. on Sunday.   If you forget to sign up or your plans have changed and you are available to play, you can call the pairings coordinator for that month on Sunday. If the pairings have been posted to the website, then you should call the pro shop of the course you are playing that week and ask the staff to add you to the sheet.  Make sure to identify yourself as a 9-holer.  If the play date is a tournament, pairings are flighted by handicap so please be sure to sign up before pairings are posted.

Pairings should be posted on the LaFortune website by AM Tuesday and a print-friendly format is available if you desire to print the sheet.  Once the pairings have been posted, you must call the pro-shop to cancel.

LaFortune/ South Lakes Nine Hole Women's Golf League

The Nine Hole League was formed for ladies that prefer to play nine holes.  Ladies may play eighteen if they so desire.  However, prizes are awarded based on nine holes. Play starts in March and goes through third week of November.  Play dates are Thursday mornings, alternating between LaFortune and South Lakes.

Please call one of the following if you would like to join or have questions:

Marthanelle Jones
Membership

918-743-5505

Mary Sue Whitney
Treasurer

918-299-5478

Sue Warner
President

918-481-1276

Jan Davis
Vice President

918-493-1826

Dot Stice
Pairings

918-640-6239

Elaine McDonald
Sports

918-481-1199

Membership Dues | $45.00 for 2017

This includes eligibility for pars, birdies and hole-in-one

Membership Application


History of the Nine Hole Women's Golf League

The LFWGA-Nine Hole Association began in 1977.  Neighbors and friends Dolores Boden and Tippy Hawkins had been playing the par three course for years, when Tippy, whose short game was frustrating, suggested to Dolores that they would probably make the same score playing the front nine of the regular course and would get to use their woods.  Then Dolores spotted a blurb in the Newspaper that LaFortune was starting a Women’s golf league.  We were so excited and asked if we could form a nine hole group too.  We were told that we could but would have to follow the 18 hole players (there was only the one golf course then).  And although we had a “President” to represent us, we would have no control over money, pairings, etc.

LaFortune advertised a “recruitment” coffee for all those interested in joining either the 18 holers or the 9 holers, and the League was formed.  There were no pairings and for the nine holers it was first come, first served to play. We started with about 30 women.  While waiting to tee off, we enjoyed the gossip and meeting new people, many of whom are active today.  Barbara Scholtz, Zagnona Cox, and Marion Simmons, Dolores and Tippy were some of the first to sign up who are still playing.  Soon we had enough players that we were able to separate completely from the 18 holers, with our own officers and treasury.  When South lakes opened we were then able to play separate courses.  We were first to have a written newsletter called “The LaFortune Teller”, (the nine holers “The LaFortune Cookies”). We had a Husband and Wife tournament every year on Sunday afternoon in September, which is the forerunner of our Gals and Pals Tournament.  Everyone brought a dish and a wonderful dinner was enjoyed by all.

We thought it would be a fun way to play and meet other golfers from other clubs and surrounding areas so we initiated a Guest Day, inviting other clubs.  The response was overwhelming.  We decided to have outfits to distinguish us from the other clubs.  Our colors were green tops and white bottoms.  The other clubs seemed to like the idea and soon picked their own colors.  When we went “on tour” to places like Eufaula, Bartlesville, Miami, it was easy to recognize the other clubs because of their colors.

Though we have become more technologically advanced and activities change we still enjoy meeting new friends and playing golf.


LWGA 9 Hole Schedule
LaFortune/South Lakes 2017

MARCH: 10:00 AM      Dot Stice     918-640-6239
      Dot.stice@gmail.com
2   LF Ready, Set, Go - Low Gross
9   SL Low Gross
16   LF Irish Mullligan Day
23   SL T&F (2,3,4,5 - (Sports to Calculate) Keep card as usual
30   LF April Fool's - Reverse Score - Team Card only
       
APRIL: 9:00 AM     Susan Lawyer   918-521-5175
      slawyer@cox.net
Apr 3, 4, 5  2017 9 - 10 AM    LADIES FREE GOLF CLINIC-LAFORTUNE 
6   SL Ringer WK 1
13   LF Low Putts
20   SL Ringer WK 2
27   LF Least Shots to Green (Sports to figure)
       
May: 8:00 am     Mary Peterson    918-627-6281
      gpetrson151@cox.net
4   SL Ringer WK 3
11   LF Best Five Holes -  Sports to Figure
18   SL  SPRING TOURNAMENT - FLIGHTED
25   LF Low Putts
       
JUNE: 7:30 AM     Kathy Fankhouser  918-633-9070
      Kfankhouser@sbcglobal.net
1   SL Three Clubs & Putters
8   LF Low Gross
15   SL Iron Day-Woods only off tee box  Hybrids ok on fairway
22   LF Par for Worst Hole - Low Gross
29   SL Flag Day- Red, White & Blue
       
JULY: 7:00 AM     Sherry Roark    918-637-2716
      sherryrinok@aol.com
6   LF Low Net
13   SL Least Shots to Green (Sports to Figure)
20   LF Tee for All (except on green) if establishing handicap don't use
27   SL David & Goliath - Sports to figure
       
AUGUST: 7:00 AM     Jeanne Reitz   918-992-5900
       
      jreitz2013@gmail.com
3   LF  Low Net
10   SL Dog Days of Summer WK 1
17   LF Dog Days of Summer WK 2
24   SL Dog  Days of Summer WK 3
31   LF Low Gross
       
SEPTEMBER: 8:00 AM     Nancy Kurowski    918-409-9290
      Nancykurowski1@gmail.com
7   SL CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP (FLIGHTED)
14   LF CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP - based on scores prev week
21   SL  LOW GROSS
28   LF T & F - Record score as normal - Sports to Figure
       
OCTOBER: 9:00 AM     Chrisanne Nelson   424-230-2065
      Chrisanne@cox.net
5   SL  Beat the Pro
12   LF Low Net
19   SL FALL TOURNAMENT - Flighted
26   LF Trick or Treat
       
NOVEMBER: 10:00 AM     Merry Porter   918-521-1819
      Mporter25@cox.net
2   SL Pink Ball Scramble
9   LF Low Putts
16   SL  Sucker in the Bucket
       
SPORTS TO PAIR **    

LWGA 9 Hole Play Day

SCORING

There are 2 ways of scoring, low gross and low net.  Low gross is your unadjusted total number of strokes per 9 nine holes (or 18 holes if you play the whole course).  Low net is your total number of strokes minus your handicap.

BEAT THE PRO   

This is a game where you bet on yourself that with your score minus your handicap, you can beat the pro’s score.  You may put money down on yourself in the pro shop on Thursday that you can beat her.  How much is up to you.  If you beat her,  they will double it.  If you don’t, they will give you a certificate in the amount of the money you put down.  If you don’t know your handicap, you can find it in the ladies locker room.

BINGLE, BANGLE, BUNGLE

Game consists of 27 points...3 points for each hole, as follows:

  • Bingle - first ball on green wins 1 point
  • Bangle - When ALL balls are on green, closest to hole wins a point
  • Bungle - First in the hole wins a point.

Play proceeds IN TURN -  player furtherest out hits next
Tee off by HONORS on par 3's
At end of 9 holes, player with the most  points wins.  (A winner in each foursome)

BEST BALL (The foursome divides into a partner team)

Each of the two partners tee off.  You pick the shot you like (usually the best).  The partner that did not hit that tee shot hits the ball, then the first person hits and so on until you get to the green and hole. Start over again with the 2nd hole and again both hit a tee shot, pick the best ball and then the partner hits the second shot and you alternate until the ball is holed out.

BEST FIVE HOLES (Gross)

Fill out your score card as usual. The Sports Chair will determine your five best holes.

CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP

The Club Championship is two days of play. The pairing is done by handicaps the first day and by first-day-finishing order for the second day.  Players must play both days to be eligible for prizes.  Other players may play on either of the play days if not competing -- these players will be paired after those competing for the Championship.

At the end of the first day of play, a "medallist" will be awarded for low gross on that day.  The Champion will be the overall low gross for the two days.  Prizes will be awarded in each flight for gross, net, and putts with no winners receiving more than one award.

The week following the scheduled two Championship play days will be designated as a rain date for the second round of tournament. If play is cancelled two weeks, the winners will be decided on the one-week's play.

COUPON DAY

Three coupons will be handed out at time of play.  Use them if needed to get out of trouble.  Regular Play – Low Gross

CRIERS AND WHINERS

Flight status is converted into free shots that are used during a round.  i.e. Championship would receive 1 free shot; A Flight 3 free shots; B Flight 5 free shots, C Flight 7 free shots and D Flight 9 free shots

DAVID & GOLIATH

Scores are only for the par 5's and par 3's.  Keep your own score card for establishing handicaps.

DOG DAYS

Low Gross/Low Net

EARTH DAY 

Like Pink Ball Scramble (below)

FLAG DAY

Pick up a "flag" at starter table, add your name, add your handicap to course par for your total score (i.e. Course Par 36 + your handicap = ____ ). If after 9 holes, you have fewer strokes than you calculated, turn your flag in with the team score card.  You are a Winner!!!

Tip: Find your handicap ahead of time.  If you do not know your handicap, go to the LaFortune website to retrieve it.

HATE’ EM

Before teeing off, circle one hole that you absolutely HATE. Subtract the score on this 1 hole from your total

I CAN’T SEE IT!

Hit the ball once on EACH hole with your eyes shut.  Low Gross

IRISH MULLIGAN DAY:

Like a 3 leaf clover - Each player allowed 3 mulligans for entire 9 holes. One from tee box, one from the fairway, one on the green.  If Mulligans are used, play date not eligible to establish handicap. PLEASE do not slow down play.

IRON PLAY

Hit wood off the tee.  All succeeding shots must be hit with an iron. Regular scoring.

LEAST SHOTS TO GREEN

Low Gross, Low Net (The only time we cannot use putter to measure Gimme is during a tournament!)

Your gross score is the total number of strokes played in your round.  The actual number of strokes on each hole, totaled at the end of the round.

Low net is your gross score minus your handicap.  For example, if you shoot 55, and your handicap is 12, your net score is 43.

The winner of "low gross" is the player in her flight who had the fewest total strokes. The winner of "low net" is the player in her flight who had the lowest score after subtracting her handicap.

Your "adjusted" score takes into account the USGA's equitable stroke control. For handicap purposes, a player may take no more than 10 strokes per hole. As a player's handicap improves, she is permitted fewer strokes per hole. For example, as determined by handicap, some players may take only a 9 on a hole. So, if a player takes 10 strokes to hole out, she writes "10" on her card (raw score), but her score will be adjusted by Kay to "9" for the purpose of figuring her total score for handicap purposes.

ONE CLUB SCRAMBLE

You and your partners (playing as a foursome) each pick one club that you hit the best with: one to drive with off the tee, one for the fairway, one for the short shots and one putter. (Each player is responsible for hitting with the club she chooses for each hole.) Team with the lowest gross score wins. When you get your Tee Time, you will know who is in your group. (Call each other to see who is playing with what club before play.)

PAR FOR WORST HOLE

Player may substitute Par for score on their worst hole.  Keep your own score card for establishing handicaps.

PARTNER’S ODD AND EVEN

Before play begins, the foursome needs to form 2 pair of partners.  Each pair needs to decide which partner's score will count on the even holes (2,4,6,8) and which will count on the odd holes (1,3,5,7,9). Place partners names together on the team score card.  Keep each player's score as usual, but in addition, indicate the even/odd holes that count for each partner by circling those scores.  For those players with no partner, Sports chairman will pair the single person's scores with another single scorecard for some surprises!

PINK BALL SCRAMBLE

The Pink Ball goes to player #1 for hole #1.  Player #2 for hole #2.  Player #3 for hole #3.  Player #4 for hole #4.  Whoever has the Pink Ball, use that score for the team score card.  Once each player has played the Pink Ball once, the rotation starts all over and continues throughout the game.

  • If you lose your Pink Ball, circle the hole you lost it on and continue to play.
  • At the completion of your game, return the Pink Ball to the Club Room and leave it with your score cards.
  • If you put the Pink Ball in the creek and can find it, you are still in the game.

READY, SET, GO

Low Gross Per Flight

RINGER TOURNAMENT (W1) (W2) (W3)

Play the same course three times and best score on each hole will be counted.  If you do not play three times, your best score will also be counted.

SCRATCH & SCRAMBLE

Four ball stroke play.  On each hole, scores are added and divided by four to obtain the team score.  Full handicaps are used.   Keep your score as normal, with total strokes on one line, pars on another.  Susie Brower will score the play of the day.  Be sure to put your name on a separate line.  For the team scorecard, use the entire card, with two lines for each player: total strokes on one line, putts on the next.

SPRING TOURNAMENT (this is flighted) 

SUCKER IN THE BUCKET

All players tee off and play till all have putted out.  The player with the best score, circle that score.

Hole #2:  All players tee off and play till all have putted out.  Of the remaining three players, circle the best score.

Hole #3:  All players tee off and play till all have putted out.  Of the remaining two players, circle that best score.

Hole #4:  All players tee off and play till all have putted out.  The remaining last player must use their score and is known as “The Sucker in the Bucket.”

On Hole # 5, you start over and following the same rules as Hole #1 through #4.

(If you do not have a foursome, follow the rules based on the number of players you have in your group)

T & F

Holes beginning with those letters.  Example:  We will count holes 12, 13, 14, and 15

TEE TO GREEN

Count only the strokes from tee to green. No Putts.

TEE FOR ALL   

Tee up your ball for any shot, not on the green.

THREE CLUBS AND A PUTTER

TRICK OR TREAT

There will be a trick or treat at each hole

TURKEY SHOOT

This tournament is not flighted.  Played the last 3 weeks of the golf year.  The object is for a player to beat their score from the previous week.  The winners are determined by the best score from the 3 weeks.  Winners are the low gross, low net, and low putts in each flight.

 

LWGA 9 Hole Announcements

NEXT LEAGUE MEETING:  TBD

SAVE THE DATE!!!  Christmas Luncheon at TiAmos (61st & Sheridan)
11:00 Happy Hour
12:00 Lunch



LFWGA Nine Hole Membership Sign-up
Membership Dues | $45 for 2017

Sustaining Membership Dues $5.00 for 2017
This includes eligibility for Pars, Birdies and Hole-In-One

Make check payable to:

LFWGA 9 Holers

Mail to:

Mary Sue Whitney, Treasurer
6638 E. 105th St., Tulsa, OK 74133

September 8 & 15, 2016 - Club Championship

CLUB CHAMPION | Joyce Smith
MEDALIST | Kathy Fankhouser

LFWGA Nine Hole - Weekly Winners - 2017 - See Below

 
     
October 19, 2017 FALL TOURNAMENT SOUTH LAKES
FALL TOURNAMENT
Championship    
Low Gross Lesa Briner 43
Low Net  Ann Christian 36
Low Putts - tie Kathy Youngwirth 16
Low Putts - tie Kathy Fankhouser  16
Low Putts - tie Debbie Zanovich 16
A flight    
Low Gross Janet Blosser 51
Low Net tie Donna Lambka 35
Low Net tie Tippy Hawkins 35
Low Putts tie Sharon Heitbrink 16
Low Putts tie Marilyn Brill 16
B Flight    
Low Gross Brenda Goins 57
Low Net  Janice Holka 39
Low Putts Elaine McDonald 18
C flight none  
     
Oct 19, 2017 South Lakes -  "Beat The Pro"  Low Net
Championsip Lesa Briner 34
A flight Donna Lambka 35
B flight Brenda Goins 38
C Flight none  
     
Oct 12, 2017 LaFortune  Low Net  
Championship Ann Christian 39
A Flight Sherry Roark  34
B flight Bettye Jackson 36
C flight Donna Young 37
     
Oct 7 , 2017  "Beat The Pro"  - RESCHEDULED OCT 19
     
Sept 28, 2017 T & F LAFORTUNE  
Championship Bridget Muller 21
A flight  Tippy Hawkins 22
B flight Mary Walters 24
C Flight Cathy LeMaire 26
     
SEPT 21, 2017 LOW GROSS SOUTHLAKES  
Championship  Joyce Smith  44
A Flight  Pris Brown  50
B flight  Darlene Demuth 52
C  Flight Donna Young 55
     
     
SEPT 7 & 14 SOUTHLAKES & LAFORTUNE
CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP - Announced at Christmas Party
     
AUGUST 31, 2017 LAFORTUNE
LOW NET
Championship Gail Eshom 36
A Flight Jeanne Reitz 36
B Flight Bettye Jackson 34
C Flight  Georgia Rush 37
     
AUGUST 10-24 2017  SL & LF &  SL
DOG DAYS OF SUMMER  
Championship    
Low Gross Joyce Smith 45
Low Net Polly Middleton 36
Low Putts Bridget Muller 14
A Flight    
Low Gross Pat Swift 52
Low Net Dev anderson 35
Low Putts Jeannie Fairchild 15
    15
B Flight    
Low Gross Brenda Goins 52
Low Net Tippy Hawkins 35
Low Putts Janice Holka 15
C Flight    
Low Gross Donna Young 55
Low Net Janis Fergusson 33
Low Putts Nancy Kurowki 13
     
   
August 3, 2017  LAFORTUNE
LOW NET
Championship Dot Stice 33
A Flight Dev Anderson 36
B Flight Bettye Jackson 36
C Flight  Nancy Kurowski 36
July 27, 2017 South Lakes
David & Goliath - Par 3 & 5's -Low Gross
Championship Joyce Smith 11
A Flight Marilyn Brill 15
A Flight  Tie Jeanne Reitz 15
B Flight-Tie Brenda Goins 17
B flight Tie Bettye Jackson 17
C Flight Janis Ferguson 17
July 20, 2017  LAFORTUNE
TEE FOR ALL (except on Green) 
Championship Lesa Brown 44
A Flight Debbie Zanovich 49
B/C Flight Janis Ferguson 58
July 13, 2017 South Lakes
Least Shots to Green  (Sports to Figure)
Championship Dot Stice 28
A Flight Dev Anderson 29
B Flight Mary Walters 32
C Flight Kathy Purser 32
     
 
July 6, 2017 Low Net LaFortune  
Championship Gail Eshom 36
A Flight Deanne Keegan 39
B Flight Mary Walters  30
C Flight Nancy Kurowki 36
     
June 29, 2017 South Lakes Par 35
FLAG DAY  WEAR RED WHITE & BLUE
Championship Flight Dot Stice 46
Championship Flight Kathy Youngwirth 48
A Flight  Polly Middleton 46
A flight Deanne Keegan 49
B flight  Priscilla Harris 55
C Flight  Donna Koepsel 55
     
June 22, 2017 LaFortune
PAR FOR WORST HOLE - LOW GROSS
Championship Karen Buchan 47
A Flight Bridget Muller 48
B Flight Priscilla Harris 52
C Flight Marcia Brannon 51
     
June 15, 2017 Sourh Lakes
IRON DAY - Woods only off Tee Box - Low Net
Championship Joyce Smith 39
A Flight Debbie Zanovich 44
B Flight Brenda Goins 50
C Flight Georgia Rush 59
     
JUNE 8, 2017 LAFORTUNE
LOW GROSS
Championship Ann Christian 44
A Flight Dot Stice 43
B Flight Bettye Jackson 54
C Flight Jamie Ferguson 58
     
JUNE 1, SOUTH LAKES
3 Clubs and a Putter
Championship Joyce smith 44
A Flight Dot Stice 45
B Flight Donna Lambka 51
C Flight Donna Young 58
     
MAY 25, 2017 LAFORTUNE
LOW PUTTS
Championship Vickie Laurie 18
A Flight Jeanne Reitz 15
B Flight Mary  Sue Whitney 19
C Flight JanDavis 17
     
May 18, 2017 SOUTH LAKES
SPRING TOURNAMENT 
Championship    
Low Gross Ann Christian 48
Low Net Bridget Muller 34
Low Putts - tie Gail Eshom 16
Low Putts - tie Willie Sue Wade 16
     
A Flight    
Low Gross Dot Stice 49
Low Net Kathy Youngwirth 35
Low Putts - tie Tippy Hawkins 20
Low Putts - tie Jeanne Reitz 20
     
B Flight    
Low Gross Deanne Keegan 49
Low Net Donna Lambka 31
Low Putts-Tie Sharon Heitbrink 16
     
C Flight    
Low Gross Nancy Kurowski 59
Low Net June Dudley 35
Low Putts Marthenelle Jones 24
     
     
May 11, 2017 LaFortune
BEST FIVE HOLES
Championship Gail Eshom - tie 25
  Bridget Muller - tie 25
A Flight Pris Brown 23
B/C Flight Darlene Demuth 29
     
     
 
LEAST SHOTS TO THE GREEN
Championship Gail Eshom 33
A Flight Susan Lawyer 36
B Flight Pat Swift 35
C Flight Donna Lambka  
     
April 13, 2017 LaFortune
LOW PUTTS
Championship Flight  Bridget Muller  15
A Flight  Kathy Youngwirth 18
B Flight   Bettye Jackson  17
 C flight  June Dudley 19
     
APRIL 6, 20, MAY 4, 2017  SOUTH LAKES
RINGER TOURNAMENT - BEST SCORE EACH HOLE
Championship    
Low Gross Joyce Smith  45
Low Net Debbie Zanovich 33
Low Putts Gail Eshom 16
A Flight    
Low Gross Polly Middleton 49
Low Net Pat Swift 35
Low Putts Pris Brown 19
B Flight    
Low Gross Bettye Jackson 50
Low Net Mary Sue Whitney 35
Low Putts Darlene Demuth 17
C Flight    
Low Gross Donna Lambka 54
Low Net Georgia Rush 35
Low Putts Donna Koepsel 17
     
     
March 30, 2017 South Lakes  
Reverse Score Rainout, too cold  
     
March 23, 2017 /LaFortune
T&F (2,3,4,5)
Championship Joyce Smith 17
A Flight Dot Stice 20
B Flight Marilyn Brill 20
C Flight Georgia Rush 26
     
     
MARCH 16, 2017 -LAFORTUNE
IRISH MULLIGAN DAY - LOW GROSS
Championship Bridget Muller 51
A Flight Susan Lawyer 51
B Flight Pat Swift 59
C Flight Georgia Rush 66
     
MARCH 9, 2017 SOUTH LAKES
LOW GROSS
Championship Merry Porter 47
A Flight Dev Anderson 53
B Flight Marilyn Brill 48
C Flight Donna Young 56
     
MARCH 2, 2017 - LA FORTUNE
READY, SET, GO - LOW GROSS
Championship Merry Porter 51
A Flight Susan Lawyer 56
B Flight Marilyn Brill 52
C Flight Donna Koepsel 58
 
 
     

LaFortune/ South Lakes Nine Hole Women's Golf League

The Nine Hole League was formed for ladies that prefer to play nine holes.  Ladies may play eighteen if they so desire.  However, prizes are awarded based on nine holes. Play starts in March and goes through third week of November.  Play dates are Thursday mornings, alternating between LaFortune and South Lakes.

Please call one of the following if you would like to join or have questions:

Marthanelle Jones
Membership

918-743-5505

Mary Sue Whitney
Treasurer

918-299-5478

Sue Warner
President

918-481-1276

Jan Davis
Vice President

918-493-1826

Dot Stice
Pairings

918-640-6239

Elaine McDonald
Sports

918-481-1199

Membership Dues | $45.00 for 2017

This includes eligibility for pars, birdies and hole-in-one

Membership Application


History of the Nine Hole Women's Golf League

The LFWGA-Nine Hole Association began in 1977.  Neighbors and friends Dolores Boden and Tippy Hawkins had been playing the par three course for years, when Tippy, whose short game was frustrating, suggested to Dolores that they would probably make the same score playing the front nine of the regular course and would get to use their woods.  Then Dolores spotted a blurb in the Newspaper that LaFortune was starting a Women’s golf league.  We were so excited and asked if we could form a nine hole group too.  We were told that we could but would have to follow the 18 hole players (there was only the one golf course then).  And although we had a “President” to represent us, we would have no control over money, pairings, etc.

LaFortune advertised a “recruitment” coffee for all those interested in joining either the 18 holers or the 9 holers, and the League was formed.  There were no pairings and for the nine holers it was first come, first served to play. We started with about 30 women.  While waiting to tee off, we enjoyed the gossip and meeting new people, many of whom are active today.  Barbara Scholtz, Zagnona Cox, and Marion Simmons, Dolores and Tippy were some of the first to sign up who are still playing.  Soon we had enough players that we were able to separate completely from the 18 holers, with our own officers and treasury.  When South lakes opened we were then able to play separate courses.  We were first to have a written newsletter called “The LaFortune Teller”, (the nine holers “The LaFortune Cookies”). We had a Husband and Wife tournament every year on Sunday afternoon in September, which is the forerunner of our Gals and Pals Tournament.  Everyone brought a dish and a wonderful dinner was enjoyed by all.

We thought it would be a fun way to play and meet other golfers from other clubs and surrounding areas so we initiated a Guest Day, inviting other clubs.  The response was overwhelming.  We decided to have outfits to distinguish us from the other clubs.  Our colors were green tops and white bottoms.  The other clubs seemed to like the idea and soon picked their own colors.  When we went “on tour” to places like Eufaula, Bartlesville, Miami, it was easy to recognize the other clubs because of their colors.

Though we have become more technologically advanced and activities change we still enjoy meeting new friends and playing golf.


LWGA 9 Hole Handicaps

Division Range of Handicaps
“Championship” 1-14
“A” Flight 15-18
“B” Flight 19-21
“C” Flight 22-35

LFWGA 9 Hole Handicaps

Date: 08/28/2017

Home Course: LaFortune Front 9 (Red / Red)

Handicaps By Name:

Name LAF Crimson Hcp Red
Anderson, Dev 17N 17N
Barron, Mary 19N 19N
Bell, Marilyn 23J 23J
Brannon, Marcia 21J 21J
Brill, Marilyn 17N 17N
Briner, Lesa 9N 9N
Brown, Pris 15N 15N
Buchan, Karen 12N 12N
Bucher, Cindy 22J 21J
Christian, Anne 12N 12N
Colson, Diane 19N 19N
Davis, Jan 23J 23J
Davis, Marcia 14N 13N
Davis, Wanda 19N 19N
Demuth, Darlene 20N 19N
Dudley, June 26J 25J
Erker, Deborah N/A N/A
Eshom, Gail 12N 12N
Fairchild, Jeannie 16N 15N
Fankhouser, Kathy 13N 12N
Farris, Adelia 22J 21J
Ferguson, Janis 25J 24J
Fowler, Blythe 22J 21J
Frizzell, Mary 20N 20N
Goins, Brenda 20N 19N
Harris, Priscilla 20N 19N
Hart, Jamie N/A N/A
Hawkins, Tippy 18N 18N
Hendrickson, Docia 19N 19N
Hietbrink, Sharon 19N 18N
Holka, Janice 19N 19N
Holt, Sherry 24J 24J
Horn, Dottie 18N 18N
Isler, Mary Jo 15N 14N
Jackson, Betty 20N 20N
Jones, Marthanelle 24J 24J
Kahle, Marge 32J 31J
Keegan, Deanna 18N 18N
Koepsel, Donna 23J 22J
Kurowski, Nancy 26J 25J
Lambka, Donna 18N 18N
Laurie, Vickie 7N 7N
Lawyer, Susan 17N 16N
LeMaire, Cathy 23J 23J
Lewis, Debbie N/A N/A
Limas, Susie 19N 19N
McCloud, Vera 20N 20N
McDonald, Elaine 21N 20N
Middleton, Polly 15N 14N
Monsour, Margaret  27J 27J
Muller, Bridget 14N 14N
Nelson, Chrisanne 11N 11N
Parks, Caroline 18N 18N
Peterson, Mary 14N 13N
Porter, Merry 11N 10N
Purser, Kathy 25J 24J
Reitz, Jeanne 17N 16N
Roark, Sherry 18N 17N
Rush, Georgia 27J 26J
Scholtz, Barbara 16N 16N
Smith, Joyce 10N 9N
Stice, Dot 12N 11N
Swift, Pat 17N 16N
Voeller, Lois 20N 19N
Wade, Willie Sue 16N 15N
Walters, Mary 19N 18N
Warner, Sue 20N 20N
Webb, Dale 26J 26J
Whitney, Mary Sue 21N 20N
Williams, Teri  28J 27J
Wood, Fern 15N 14N
York, Faye 24J 24J
Young, Donna 24J 24J
Youngwirth, Kathy 14N 13N
Zanovich, Debbie 15N 14N

By Handicap:

Name LAF Crimson Hcp Red
Lewis, Debbie N/A N/A
Erker, Deborah N/A N/A
Hart, Jamie N/A N/A
Laurie, Vickie 7N 7N
Briner, Lesa 9N 9N
Smith, Joyce 10N 9N
Porter, Merry 11N 10N
Nelson, Chrisanne 11N 11N
Stice, Dot 12N 11N
Eshom, Gail 12N 12N
Christian, Anne 12N 12N
Buchan, Karen 12N 12N
Fankhouser, Kathy 13N 12N
Youngwirth, Kathy 14N 13N
Davis, Marcia 14N 13N
Peterson, Mary 14N 13N
Muller, Bridget 14N 14N
Zanovich, Debbie 15N 14N
Wood, Fern 15N 14N
Isler, Mary Jo 15N 14N
Middleton, Polly 15N 14N
Brown, Pris 15N 15N
Fairchild, Jeannie 16N 15N
Wade, Willie Sue 16N 15N
Scholtz, Barbara 16N 16N
Reitz, Jeanne 17N 16N
Swift, Pat 17N 16N
Lawyer, Susan 17N 16N
Brill, Marilyn 17N 17N
Anderson, Dev 17N 17N
Roark, Sherry 18N 17N
Lambka, Donna 18N 18N
Parks, Caroline 18N 18N
Keegan, Deanna 18N 18N
Hawkins, Tippy 18N 18N
Horn, Dottie 18N 18N
Walters, Mary 19N 18N
Hietbrink, Sharon 19N 18N
Davis, Wanda 19N 19N
Colson, Diane 19N 19N
Limas, Susie 19N 19N
Hendrickson, Docia 19N 19N
Barron, Mary 19N 19N
Holka, Janice 19N 19N
Voeller, Lois 20N 19N
Demuth, Darlene 20N 19N
Goins, Brenda 20N 19N
Harris, Priscilla 20N 19N
McCloud, Vera 20N 20N
Jackson, Betty 20N 20N
Frizzell, Mary 20N 20N
Warner, Sue 20N 20N
McDonald, Elaine 21N 20N
Whitney, Mary Sue 21N 20N
Brannon, Marcia 21J 21J
Farris, Adelia 22J 21J
Fowler, Blythe 22J 21J
Bucher, Cindy 22J 21J
Koepsel, Donna 23J 22J
Davis, Jan 23J 23J
Bell, Marilyn 23J 23J
LeMaire, Cathy 23J 23J
Jones, Marthanelle 24J 24J
Young, Donna 24J 24J
Holt, Sherry 24J 24J
York, Faye 24J 24J
Purser, Kathy 25J 24J
Ferguson, Janis 25J 24J
Kurowski, Nancy 26J 25J
Dudley, June 26J 25J
Webb, Dale 26J 26J
Rush, Georgia 27J 26J
Monsour, Margaret  27J 27J
Williams, Teri  28J 27J
Kahle, Marge 32J 31J

18 Hole Handicaps:

Name LAF HCP SL HCP
BROOKOVER, SUE 31 29
Brown, Betty N/A N/A
Brown, Pris 32 30
Buchan, Karen N/A N/A
Christian, Anne 26 24
Davis, Marcia 25 24
Demuth, Darlene 33 31
Dennis, Beth 0 0
Eshom, Gail 28 26
Estes, Sandi 33 31
Fankhouser, Kathy 24 23
Goatcher, Margaret N/A N/A
Goins, Brenda 0 0
Haglund, Jackie 24 22
Harris, Priscilla 34 32
Koepsel, Donna 44 41
Lawyer, Susan  N/A N/A
LeMaire, Cathy 44 41
MCDONALD, ELAINE 35 33
Middleton, Polly 27 25
Muller, Bridget 30 28
Peterson, Mary 26 24
Porter, Merry 24 22
Reitz, Jeanne 28 27
Richison, Kathleen 20 19
Roark, Sherry 0 0
Schultz, Barbara N/A N/A
Smith, Joyce 20 19
Smith, Lisa 0 0
South, Regina N/A N/A
Sparks, Irma 0 0
Stice, Dot 22 21
Swift, Pat 34 32
Thomas, Susan N/A N/A
Warner, Sue 37 35
Youngwirth, Kathy 30 28
Zanovich, Debbie 34 32

LWGA 9 Hole Bylaws
LaFortune/south Lakes Women's Nine-Hole Golf Association Bylaws

ARTICLE I – NAME AND PURPOSE

Section 1. NAME: The name of the organization shall be LaFortune/South Lakes Women’s Nine-Hole Golf Association located in Tulsa, Oklahoma, hereinafter referred to in these Bylaws as the Association.

Section 2. PURPOSE: The purpose of the Association is to serve women in their interest and participation in golf, to promote fellowship and sportsmanship and to learn and practice the rules and etiquette of the game.

ARTICLE II – MEMBERSHIP

Section 1. ELIGIBILITY: Women who have attained the age of eighteen (18) years and who have received instruction in golf and/or who have experience in playing the game shall be eligible for membership in the Association.

  1. Active: Eligible member who has paid current dues and wishes to play golf and be eligible for prizes.
  2. Sustaining: A previous active member who wishes to receive Association information and/or attend the Awards Luncheon.

Section 2. PRIZES AND TOURNAMENTS: Only members in the Association with established handicaps and paid dues shall be eligible for prizes.

ARTICLE III – DUES

Section 1. The Executive Committee shall establish the annual budget and all dues, to be approved by the Board of Directors.

Section 2. Dues are payable before the first play day of the current season and are not refundable after the start of league play.

Section 3. Dues shall be reduced for those joining after September 1.

ARTICLE IV – MEETINGS

Section 1. MEETINGS: General membership meetings shall be scheduled as needed during the playing season for the purpose of conducting business and awarding prizes.

Section 2. QUORUM: A quorum for a meeting shall consist of at least twenty-five percent (25%) of members in good standing. Issues will be decided by a majority vote of the quorum.

ARTICLE V – OFFICERS AND ADMINISTRATION

Section 1. COMPOSITION: The elected officers of the Association shall be a President, a Vice President, a Secretary and a Treasurer, and shall be the Executive Committee. These Officers and the Committee Chairs shall comprise the Board of Directors, hereinafter referred to in these Bylaws as the Board. The immediate past President shall serve ex officio to the Executive Committee and the Board.

Section 2. ADMINISTRATION:

  1. The Executive Committee shall be the governing body of the Association.
  2. The Executive Committee shall be the final arbitrator of disputes arising within the Association.

Section 3. ELECTION:

  1. The Executive Committee shall appoint a Nominating Committee consisting of five (5) members with the Vice President as chairman. The Nominating Committee shall present a slate of candidates by email/mail thirty (30) days prior to the September meeting. A candidate shall have been a member of the Association for two (2) years. Nominations may be made from the floor upon consent of the nominee.
  2. The election of officers shall take place in September. If quorum is not met, email/mail vote by membership will be accepted until October 1. The term of office is for one (1) year and begins immediately following the Awards Luncheon which shall be held following the close of league play.

Section 4. BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETINGS:

  1. The incoming Board shall meet with the outgoing Board as soon as possible after assuming office for the purpose of transferring files.
  2. The Board shall meet thereafter as required to adequately conduct the business of the Association.

Section 5. QUORUM: A quorum of the Board shall consist of fifty-one percent (51%) of the members.

Section 6. FINANCES:

  1. The Board shall approve an annual budget and dues. Authorized expenditures are those specified in the budget.
  2. Unbudgeted expenditures $50 and under shall be jointly approved by the President and Treasurer. Unbudgeted expenditures over $50 shall be approved by the Board.

Section 7. HANDICAPS: Handicaps for members shall be handled by LaFortune Golf Course in accordance with USGA rules.

ARTICLE VI – DUTIES

Section 1. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:

The Executive Committee shall:

  1. Present an annual budget and dues to the Board of Directors for approval.
  2. Designate the committees and appoint the committee chairs.
  3. Appoint a replacement upon the resignation of any Board member.
  4. Appoint a Nominating Committee.

Section 2. OFFICERS:

  1. The President shall:
    1. Be a member of the Executive Committee and Board of directors.
    2. Preside at all Executive Committee, Board of Directors and Membership meetings.
    3. Appoint special ad hoc committees as needed.
    4. Be an ex officio member of all committees.
  2. The Vice President shall:
    1. Be a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors.
    2. Assume the duties of the President in her absence.
    3. Become President if a vacancy in the office of President exists.
    4. Coordinate special events except tournaments.
    5. Serve as chair of the Nominating Committee.
  3. The Secretary shall:
    1. Be a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors.
    2. Take notes at all Executive Committee, Board and Membership meetings.
    3. Send cards and flowers when appropriate.
    4. Maintain master file of Board manual of responsibilities.
  4. The Treasurer shall:
    1. Be a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors.
    2. Collect and disburse all Association funds.
    3. Provide periodic reports.
    4. Monitor spending of all funds, both budgeted and unbudgeted, prior to expenditure.
    5. Prepare an annual report and make records available for annual audit.
    6. Prepare a proposed annual budget for Executive Committee.

Section 3. COMMITTEES:

  1. The Sports Committee shall:
    1. Develop an annual schedule of play days in cooperation with the Sports Chairman of the 18-Holers’ Association and the Club Professionals.
    2. Buy and present awards for play days winners.
    3. Keep complete records for each play day.
    4. Assist in tournament arrangements when needed
    5. Post current handicaps monthly in accordance with USGA Rules.
    6. Annually select Most Improved Golfer.
  2. The Pairings Committee shall:
    1. Post a sign-up sheet for each play day.
    2. Make pairings and notify the players each week.
    3. Assist in tournament arrangements when needed.
  3. The Rules and Etiquette Committee shall:
    1. Inform the membership concerning golf rules and etiquette in accordance with USGA and local rules.
  4. The Yearbook Committee shall:
    1. Publish and distribute a yearbook to members.
    2. Retain copies of prior yearbooks.
  5. The Communications Committee shall:
    1. Update Association information on web site.
    2. Maintain master e-mail list.
    3. Send notices out to members as required.
  6. The Membership Committee shall:
    1.           1.      Meet with new members to welcome them and familiarize them with rules and procedures for play.
    2. Work with Pairings Committee to pair new members with established members.
  7. The Telephone Committee shall:
    1. Call all members to inform them of important information as directed by the President.
    2. Keep in touch with members who are ill or those who have missed several weeks of play.
  8. The Guest Day Committee shall:
    1. Arrange and direct the Guest Day Tournament.
  9. The Pars and Birdies Committee shall:
    1. Be responsible for par, birdie, eagle and hole-in-one awards.
  10. The Parliamentary Advisor shall:
    1. Act as advisor on parliamentary procedure during Association meetings.

ARTICLE VII – DISSOLUTION

Section l. In the event of dissolution, abandonment or termination of the Association, no income, contribution, or other revenue or funds shall inure to the benefit of any individual or of any group not affiliated with the sport of golf, and any and all assets then possessed by the Association, after current indebtedness has been paid, shall go and be delivered forthwith to the First Tee of Tulsa program, located at Mohawk Park Golf Course, Tulsa, Oklahoma, or to such other golf program for disadvantaged youth in the Tulsa area as may be deemed appropriate.

ARTICLE VIII – PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY

The current edition of Roberts Rules of Order Newly Revised shall govern the Association in all matters of procedure not otherwise covered by the Association Bylaws.

ARTICLE IX – AMENDMENTS

Section l. These Bylaws may be amended by any of the following methods:

  1. At any meeting of the Association, by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of a quorum as established in Article IV, Section 2, of these Bylaws, provided the proposed amendments have been distributed to the members at least thirty (30) days prior to the meeting date or have been read at the previous meeting.
  2. At any meeting of the Association, by unanimous vote, if not distributed previously as required in Section 1.A. of this Article.

LWGA Hole Rules

PLAYING TROUBLE SHOTS:

  • Side Hill – Ball Above Your Feet: Shorten grip, use open stance, play ball off right foot
  • Side Hill – Ball Below Your Feet: Stand closed to ball, close stance, play ball in center
  • Uphill Lie: Play ball forward of center, swing along slope, aim to right of target
  • Downhill Lie: Play ball back of center, aim to left of target
  • Trap-Explosion: Plant feet firmly, use a wider more open stance. Play ball off left foot. Hit sand an inch or two behind ball, and follow through completely
  • Trap-Chip: (When trap is shallow and ball is sitting well) Use an open stance, feet close together, play ball off right foot. Hit ball first
  • Playing Crosswind: Change target, use one more club that usual
  • Playing Downwind: Tee ball higher, use run-up shot to green, don’t pitch
  • Playing Headwind: Pitch to green, use two more clubs than usual
  • Playing out of Divot: Use plenty of wrist and hit down on ball
  • Deep Rough: Use from five to nine iron; don’t try to power ball

GIMME PUTTS: (Following rule was adopted by LWGA 9-hole league on April, 2007)

The only time a Gimme putt cannot be used is during a tournament or if you are putting for a PAR or BIRDIE or EAGLE!! You must putt the ball into the cup.

A gimme putt is a putt that is 18” or less to the edge of the cup. To be eligible to use a gimme putt, your putter must be marked by one of the golf pros at either LaFortune or South Lakes golf course. To measure, rest the head of your putter inside the edge of the cup and if your ball is within the 18", then pick up your ball.  This is meant to speed up play. Be sure to count the "gimme" as a putt on your scorecard.

If your putt is within the 18", you can say "that's a gimme" or another member of your group can say "that's good," and you may still attempt the putt. Once a putt is conceded, but the player decides to make the putt for practice and misses, it is still good. Remember, the whole point of gimme putts is to speed the pace of play, so try to limit these extra putts.

(Rule 2-4. Concession of Next Stroke, Hole, or Match - This is a standard procedure, modeled after the Rules of Golf rule applicable to match play.)

TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR GAME

PACE OF PLAY - Keep players behind you happy

ALL GOLFERS

  • Be on time and ready to play
  • Carry extra ball and tees in your pockets
  • Keep pace with the group in front of you
  • Play “ready” golf. If two people are on opposite sides of the fairway, both can hit their balls.
  • On Tee Boxes 2 - 9,  if you are running behind, go ahead and tee off as soon as you get to the Tee Box.  We do not use “honors” on the Tee Box
  • Leave two players on the green and move on to the next Tee Box – It is not necessary for all players to remain on the green until all have putted out
  • Record your score at the next hole - Move away from the green to allow players behind you to hit
  • When you walk or ride up to the green, please go around to the back of the green with your push carts or to the side of the next hole before putting - This allows the people behind you to go ahead and hit onto the green.
  • Put your club in your bag at the next stop if your group is behind and clean clubs and put head covers on at that time if this is your routine
  • Take extra clubs around the green for pitches, chips and putts to allow your cart partner to go ahead to park the cart
  • Drop your cart partner off at her ball and proceed to yours, when feasible, or walk to your ball while your cart partner is preparing for her shot
  • Take extra clubs with you to save a trip back to the cart on “Cart Path Only Days
  • If you hit your ball into the water, take a quick look and if you don’t see it, drop another ball to hit and move on.  After hitting one ball into the water, you may carry the ball across and drop on the other side of the hazard.  Example, if you are lying 2, and your third shot goes in the water, count 3 in, 4 out, plus 1 to carry over.  After dropping on the other side of the hazard, you are lying 5, hitting 6.  You may try to hit over a second time dropping a ball behind point of entry, but after two balls in the water, you must carry over.
  • If a player’s ball lands in a sand trap, the player could declare an unplayable lie and hit another ball from the same place before advancing.  The score would be counted the same as for a ball being hit into a water hazard – i.e., 1 in, 2 out, hitting 3.  The ball in the sand would be picked up as play progresses past the sand trap.
  • Sub-total your score on the next to last hole and be ready to total quickly when finished.  Compare your total with the person keeping the master card - This is really important if you are going on to play another 9 holes of golf.
  • Turn in score card and record Pars and Birdies after 9 holes of play, then proceed in a timely manner to next tee box. 

Katie McKenzie's Golf Clinics at South Lakes and Lafortune

March 28, 2012
Sand Trap, using a Sand Wedge

  • Stand open to the flag
  • Dig in with feet
  • Club does not hit the ball; it hits an inch behind the ball (the sand propels the ball forward)
  • Club face is open, directed at hole
  • Follow thru with club so that it's in-line with the hole
  • The ball is lined up with your Right leg
  • The closer you are to the lip of the sand trap the more weight you need to put in your back leg. 

Additions April 9, 2013

  • More of a full swing!
  • Practice – build a pyramid with ball on top and hit the sand making the pyramid get smaller – Helps work on intimidation of hitting the sand.

Chipping, using a Pitching Wedge

  • You do not the benefit from a full swing! (HALF SWING)
  • Weight on left side (ahead of ball – BUT not too much weight should be in your front leg because you will make the club go more into the ground)
  • Hands ahead of ball (if you normally snap your wrists when you swing this will help limit that); don't change their position just rotate shoulders when swinging
  • Ball lines up with the back of your stance
  • Feet are pretty close together
  • Hit down and thru the shot
  • Eyes over the ball
  • The more open the club face, the higher the ball will go

Additions April 9, 2013

  • There is not real RIGHT club to use for chipping – a 9-iron is used for more distance or a sand/pitching wedge gets more loft.
  • Difference between pitching and chipping – there is more of a FULL swing when pitching compared to chipping.
    • Look at this swing as a long putt, brush the top of the grass without bending arms.
    • Hips open
    • It is a balancing game with your feet (It has to work for YOU!)
    • Follow through with your swing

April 4, 2012
GPS: Grip, Posture, and Stance

Grip

  • Hold club more in the fingers than palm
  • Right hand create a V with index finger and thumb; should line up with right shoulder
  • Three kinds of grips:
    • Baseball or ten finger
    • Overlapping
    • Interlocking
  • Right thumb does not touch any fingers; should be pointed right down the club

Stance

  • Toes should line up with shoulders

Posture

  • Club out in front of you
  • Butt out
  • Back straight
  • Knees bent
  • Thin shots=close to ground and Big shots=hitting the ground means your setup is off
  • Alignment
    • Lay down club or stick parallel with ball
    • Shoulders, hips, and feet should be parallel to stick/ball
    • Aim about 2 yards to the left of the flag
    • Drivers and 9 – Ball should line up with left heel
    • Irons – Ball should line up in the middle of stance

April 11, 2012
Hitting the Driver Longer and Straighter

  • Least lofty club besides putter
  • Lining the ball up in front of our stance aline with your left heel allows you to use the whole club face to get the ball in the air
  • Your alignment is slightly tilted (barely noticeable) to the right foot in your upper body, which helps sweep up the ball
  • Wide Stance
  • Weight distributed evenly in both legs
  • For me: bring the club back alittle bit, this will help me hit the ball straighter
  • Don't forget to FOLLOW-THROUGH...with feet and arms!

April 8, 2013 (Lafortune)
Putting

  • Distance and direction are KEY for putting!
  • Use just your shoulders – put a club under your armpits and bring hands together in front of you to make a triangle, swing shoulders and this is the movement you should feel.
  • We shoot from memory, so look at the hole from behind the ball.
  • The harder you hit a ball the less it will break.
  • Ladder Drill: Builds Confidence
    • Place three balls in varying distance from the hole.
    • Learn from each swing how the ball reacted to your force and what the ball did on the course –  Adjust!
  • Follow through with club face being straight
  • Using Tees:
    • Place a tee behind a ball and when about to swing bring the putter back to the tee to see how close you get – this is where you take notes and notice that when a ball is 10 feet from the hole you should bring the club back a certain distance to get the ball there.
    • Place two tees on either side of a ball helps you follow through and keep your putter straight thereby making the ball go straight.

Elaine McDonald's Rules & Etiquette 2012

No. 10 - Hitting across a frontal hazard (local rule): all flights.  To speed up play after hitting two balls into the water, you may carry the ball and drop on the other side.  If you do decide to try just one ball over the water,  you can drop on the other side BUT you count strokes as two in the water. Example: first shot in water, count it as 1, 2 is out, 3 is back in water, 4 is out, 5 is walking the ball to the other side and you are hitting 6.

No. 18 - Hitting wrong ball. Anytime you hit a wrong ball, a two stroke penalty is incurred.

No. 21 - Sand Trap hazard:  If your ball goes into a sand trap, it can be either hit out or treated like a water ball.  To treat it like a water ball, remove the ball from the sand and place it outside the sand trap in the line that it came into the sand trap.  The count would then be:  stroke 1 is hitting into trap, stroke 2 is removing ball, and stroke 3 is hitting the ball.

No. 22 - Handicap Flag Policy:  When we have the use of the flag, we may drive the cart beyond the "no cart" sign and white painted line, BUT do not drive too close to green (20 ft or less). Do not go up to green and putt, (your partners may be able to help you with your cart), return to cart path and drive to green.  Park on the cart path or if not on the path, be sure you are parked behind the green.  We caution every driver to never drive over a curb and please not too close to the tee boxes.

No. 23 - Out of Bounds:  It is stroke and distance, but to speed up play, drop ball two club lengths in bounds, from where the ball first went out of bounds.  Add two strokes.

Sue Warner’s Rules & Etiquette 2010 & 2011

Wrong Ball (15-3-b) If a player makes a stroke or strokes at a wrong ball, he incurs a penalty of two strokes.

Putting Green:  Lifting and Cleaning Ball (16-1-b) A ball on the putting green may be lifted and, if desired, cleaned.  The position of the ball must be marked before it is lifted and the ball must be replaced.

Flagstick Attended, Removed, or Held Up  (17-1) Before making a stroke from anywhere on the course, the player may have the flagstick attended, removed, or held up to indicate the position of the hole.

Striking the Ball More than Once (14-4) If a player’s club strikes the ball more than once in the course of a stroke, the player must count the stroke and add a penalty stroke, making two strokes in all.

Playing Moving Ball (14-5) A player must not make a stroke at his ball while it is moving.  When the ball begins to move only after the player has begun the stroke or the backward movement of his club for a stroke (as on a very windy day, for example), he incurs no penalty.

Ball Moving in Water (14-6) When a ball is moving in water in a water hazard, the player may, without penalty, make a stroke, but he must not delay in making his stroke in order to allow the wind or current to improve the position of the ball.  A ball moving in water in a water hazard may be lifted if the player elects to count a penalty stroke.

Substituted Ball – General (15-1) A player must hole out with the ball played from the teeing ground unless the ball is lost or out of bounds and the player has substituted another ball.

Ball in Hazard; Prohibited Actions  (13-4) Before making a strike at a ball which is in a bunker or other hazard, the player shall not ground his club, touch or remove loose impediments (leaves, branches, stones, etc.), or smooth the sand

Striking the Ball (14-1) The ball must be fairly struck at with the head of the club and must not be pushed, scraped, or spooned.

Assistance (14-2-b) A player must not allow anyone to position himself on or close to an extension of the line of play or the line of path behind the ball.

Artificial Device/Unusual Equipment (14-3) The player must not use any artificial device or unusual equipment that might assist him (a) in making a stroke or (b) for the purpose of gauging or measuring distance or conditions that might affect his play.

Artificial devices/Unusual Equipment (14-3-c) A player may use the following to assist him in gripping his club: (1) Plain gloves may be worn, (2) Resin, powder, and drying or moisturizing agents may be used, and (3) A towel or handkerchief may be wrapped around the grip.  NOTE:  Players may use a device that measures or gauges the distance only.

Identifying Ball (12-2) Each player should put an identification mark oh his ball.  If a player has  reason to believe a ball at rest is his, and it is necessary to lift the ball in order to identify it, he may do so without penalty.

Improving Lie of Ball (13-2) A player must not improve the position or lie of his ball by pressing a club on the ground or moving, bending  or breaking anything growing or fixed.

Building Stance (13-3) A player is entitled to place his feet firmly in taking his stance, but he must not build a stance.  (A stance consists of a player placing his feet in position for and preparatory to making a stroke.

Provisional Ball (10-3) If a player plays a provisional ball or another ball from the teeing ground, he must do so after his opponents have made their tee shots.

Teeing (11-1) When a player is putting a ball into play from the teeing ground, it must be played from within the teeing ground.  A player may stand outside the teeing ground to play the ball within it.

Tee-Markers (11-2) Before a player makes his first shot with any ball on the teeing ground of the hole being played, the tee-markers are deemed to be fixed.  They may not be moved.

Ball Falling off Tee (11-3) If a ball, when not in play, falls off a tee or is knocked off a tee by the player in addressing it, it may be re-teed without penalty.  However, if a stroke is made at the ball, whether the ball is moving or not, the stroke counts, but there is no penalty.

Searching for Ball; Seeing ball (12-1)  In searching for his ball anywhere on the course, the player may touch or bend long grass, bushes, leaves, or the like, but only to the extent necessary to find and identify it, provided that this does not improve the lie of the ball, the area of his intended stance or swing, or his line of play.

Advice (8-1) A player must not give advice to any of his competitors or receive advice from them.

Indicating Line of Play (8-2-a)  Except on the putting green, a player may have the line of play indicated to him by anyone, but no one may be positioned on or close to the line when the stroke is being made.

On the Putting Green (8-2-b) On the putting green the player or any of the other players may, before but not during the stroke, point out a line for putting.  A mark must not be placed anywhere to indicate a line for putting.

Strokes Taken  (9-1) The number of strokes a player has taken includes any penalty strokes incurred.

Practice before Competition/Tournament  (7-1-b) Before a round on any day of stroke play competition (a tournament), a competitor must not practice on the course or test the surface of any putting green on the course.

Ball Unfit for Play (5-3) A ball is unfit for play if it is visibly cut, cracked, or out of shape.  A ball is not unfit for play solely because mud or other materials adhere to it, its surface is scratched or scraped, or its paint is damaged or discolored.

Ball (6-5) The responsibility for playing the proper ball rests with the player.  Each player should put an identification mark on his/her ball.  Hitting someone else’s ball is a two stroke penalty.

Order of Play (10-2-b) After the players have started play of the hole, the ball farthest from the hole is played first.  If the balls are equidistant from the hole or their positions relative to the hole are not determinable, the ball to be played first should be determined by lot.

Be sure to have your name on each of your clubs.  (Use those address labels that come in the mail.)  This way if you lose a club, it can be returned to you.  Also, identify your ball with your initials or something to prevent someone from hitting your ball by mistake.  This causes penalty strokes!

Every swing you make with the intention of hitting the ball counts as a stroke.  Even if you swing and miss (whiff), it is a stroke.  This applies to putts as well as full swings.

A ball can only be lifted and cleaned when it is on the putting green. The position of the ball must be marked first and the ball replaced after it is cleaned.  (Rule 16 – 1b)

Remain quiet while others are hitting or putting.

Undue delay;  Slow play.  A player must play without undue delay and in accordance with pace of play guidelines.  Move briskly, and if you’re chatting, keep walking.  A hole should take no longer than 12-15 minutes to play.

Be sure to check in at the Pro Shop at least 30 minutes before your tee time and be ready to play.  Call the Pro Shop and someone in your foursome if you can’t play so people won’t be waiting for you.

Our group will play “Winter Rules” during the entire season.  This means you may improve your lie by moving your ball (in the fairway) with the club head only, no more than 6 inches but no closer to the hole.  You may not move your ball if it’s in the rough, a sand trap, on the green, or from behind an obstruction.

Some players hit farther than others.  In order to move play along, if you know you will not hit into the group in front of you, go ahead and hit your ball.  If for any reason you think you might hit into the group in front of you, wait.

Sue Warner’s Rules & Etiquette 2009

To keep play moving, putt now and score later.  After completing a hole, move ahead to the next tee box before writing down your score.

The responsibility for playing the proper ball rests with the player.  Each player should put an identification mark on her ball.

The use of cell phones on the golf course can be a distraction to the other players and should be limited to emergency calls only.

Help your playing partners by watching the flight of their balls, especially off the tee.  Using a visual marker, such as a tree or bush, to remember where the ball landed will help your group find the ball quickly.

You may not ground your club or touch any part of the bunker with your club during set up or back swing.  This is a 2-stroke penalty. 

WHO’S AWAY?  The player who is farthest from the hole has the right to play first – even if that player is on the green and someone else is off the green.

Players should play at a good pace.  It is the group’s responsibility to keep up with the group in front, not ahead of the group behind them.

When a player’s ball is in a hazard (sand trap), a stone lying in or touching the hazard may not be moved.

A player must hole out with the same ball that she played from the tee box unless the ball is lost or out of bounds.  (This means no substituting an old ball to get over the water!)

“Gimme” putts are not free!  They are to be counted as a stroke, the same as if the player actually struck the ball.  Also, “gimme” putts cannot be used during a tournament. 

If a ball lands in casual water (such as a puddle from rain or the sprinkler system) a player may move the ball (no closer to the hole) without penalty.

Pat Swift’s Rules & Etiquette 2007

Rule 18-5:  If your ball is accidentally moved on the green by another player’s ball, you must replace it to its original position.

Rule 19-5: The other player plays her ball where it came to rest.

Rule 28: Unplayable Lie:  If a player deems her ball to be unplayable, one option is to drop a ball within two clubs length of the spot where the ball lay, but not nearer the hole, with one-stroke penalty.

Rule 4-4: A player must have no more than 14 clubs in her bag during a round of golf.

Rule 19-4: If your chip shot should fall short of the hole after it hits a club of another player who left it lying half on and half off the green, neither player incurs a penalty.  It’s your responsibility to check for any obstructions.  You must play your ball where it came to rest.

Rule 25-2: If your ball comes to rest in the fairway in mud or casual water, you may take relief by locating the nearest unsaturated area and drop, without penalty, one club-length.

Rule 24-2:  Immovable obstruction - Definition:  anything artificial that is in bounds and is not easily moved.  Examples:  Cart paths, electric power boxes, maintenance sheds, ball washer, etc.  If your ball is on the obstruction, or stance or swing is interfered with, you may take a drop, without penalty, within one club length of the nearest point of relief.

Rule 25.1: Water in bunker - Drop the ball in the bunker without penalty.  Or drop the ball outside the bunker, in line where the ball lay, with a one stroke penalty.

If a player’s club strikes the ball more than once in the course of a stroke, the player must count the stroke and add a penalty stroke, making two strokes in all.

Whoever finishes putting first should pick up the flag stick and be ready to put it back in the cub when the last person has holed her put.

Boundaries:  If any part of your ball touches a hazard line, it’s in the hazard.  Same goes for the putting green and tee box area.  But, a ball must be completely out-of-bounds or it’s still in bounds.

A ball is considered lost when it is not found by anyone within five minutes of searching.  The penalty for lost ball is a stroke plus distance.  If you go back to the original place the ball was struck, it is a one stroke penalty. If you drop a ball and hit from the place you thought it was lost then the distance becomes one stroke, therefore, if you do this it is a two stroke penalty.

To speed pace of play, after hitting one ball into the water, you may carry the ball across and drop on the other side of the hazard.  Example, if you are lying 2, and your third shot goes in the water, count 3 in, 4 out, plus 1 to carry over.  After dropping on the other side of the hazard, you are lying 5, hitting 6.  You may try to hit over a second time dropping a ball behind point of entry, but after two balls in the water, you must carry over.

A ball barely touching the green is on the green.

You cannot repair a divot in the fairway or rough if it is in your line of play.

To keep things moving, putt now, score later.  After completing a hole, move ahead to the next tee box before writing down your score.

Doris Jenkins’ Rules & Etiquette 2006

Question:
If there are several twosomes behind you, does a foursome have the right away?

Answer:
I talked to Pat at LaFortune and he said the two twosomes should make a foursome. But in the event that you do have more than one twosome behind you, as long as you keep moving, you should not have to let them play through.  If you let more than one twosome play through, you would be so far behind that it would not be practical.

Be on Time (arrive 30 minutes early).

If a ball, when not in play, falls off a tee or is knocked off the tee by the player addressing it, it may be re-teed without penalty.  However, if a stroke is made at the ball, the stroke counts.

If a competitor makes a stroke or strokes at the wrong ball (that is not in a hazard) he incurs a penalty of two strokes.

LaFortune/ South Lakes Nine Hole Women's Golf League

The Nine Hole League was formed for ladies that prefer to play nine holes.  Ladies may play eighteen if they so desire.  However, prizes are awarded based on nine holes. Play starts in March and goes through third week of November.  Play dates are Thursday mornings, alternating between LaFortune and South Lakes.

Please call one of the following if you would like to join or have questions:

Marthanelle Jones
Membership

918-743-5505

Mary Sue Whitney
Treasurer

918-299-5478

Sue Warner
President

918-481-1276

Jan Davis
Vice President

918-493-1826

Dot Stice
Pairings

918-640-6239

Elaine McDonald
Sports

918-481-1199

Membership Dues | $45.00 for 2017

This includes eligibility for pars, birdies and hole-in-one

Membership Application


History of the Nine Hole Women's Golf League

The LFWGA-Nine Hole Association began in 1977.  Neighbors and friends Dolores Boden and Tippy Hawkins had been playing the par three course for years, when Tippy, whose short game was frustrating, suggested to Dolores that they would probably make the same score playing the front nine of the regular course and would get to use their woods.  Then Dolores spotted a blurb in the Newspaper that LaFortune was starting a Women’s golf league.  We were so excited and asked if we could form a nine hole group too.  We were told that we could but would have to follow the 18 hole players (there was only the one golf course then).  And although we had a “President” to represent us, we would have no control over money, pairings, etc.

LaFortune advertised a “recruitment” coffee for all those interested in joining either the 18 holers or the 9 holers, and the League was formed.  There were no pairings and for the nine holers it was first come, first served to play. We started with about 30 women.  While waiting to tee off, we enjoyed the gossip and meeting new people, many of whom are active today.  Barbara Scholtz, Zagnona Cox, and Marion Simmons, Dolores and Tippy were some of the first to sign up who are still playing.  Soon we had enough players that we were able to separate completely from the 18 holers, with our own officers and treasury.  When South lakes opened we were then able to play separate courses.  We were first to have a written newsletter called “The LaFortune Teller”, (the nine holers “The LaFortune Cookies”). We had a Husband and Wife tournament every year on Sunday afternoon in September, which is the forerunner of our Gals and Pals Tournament.  Everyone brought a dish and a wonderful dinner was enjoyed by all.

We thought it would be a fun way to play and meet other golfers from other clubs and surrounding areas so we initiated a Guest Day, inviting other clubs.  The response was overwhelming.  We decided to have outfits to distinguish us from the other clubs.  Our colors were green tops and white bottoms.  The other clubs seemed to like the idea and soon picked their own colors.  When we went “on tour” to places like Eufaula, Bartlesville, Miami, it was easy to recognize the other clubs because of their colors.

Though we have become more technologically advanced and activities change we still enjoy meeting new friends and playing golf.


LaFortune/ South Lakes Nine Hole Women's Golf League

The Nine Hole League was formed for ladies that prefer to play nine holes.  Ladies may play eighteen if they so desire.  However, prizes are awarded based on nine holes. Play starts in March and goes through third week of November.  Play dates are Thursday mornings, alternating between LaFortune and South Lakes.

Please call one of the following if you would like to join or have questions:

Marthanelle Jones
Membership

918-743-5505

Mary Sue Whitney
Treasurer

918-299-5478

Sue Warner
President

918-481-1276

Jan Davis
Vice President

918-493-1826

Dot Stice
Pairings

918-640-6239

Elaine McDonald
Sports

918-481-1199

Membership Dues | $45.00 for 2017

This includes eligibility for pars, birdies and hole-in-one

Membership Application


History of the Nine Hole Women's Golf League

The LFWGA-Nine Hole Association began in 1977.  Neighbors and friends Dolores Boden and Tippy Hawkins had been playing the par three course for years, when Tippy, whose short game was frustrating, suggested to Dolores that they would probably make the same score playing the front nine of the regular course and would get to use their woods.  Then Dolores spotted a blurb in the Newspaper that LaFortune was starting a Women’s golf league.  We were so excited and asked if we could form a nine hole group too.  We were told that we could but would have to follow the 18 hole players (there was only the one golf course then).  And although we had a “President” to represent us, we would have no control over money, pairings, etc.

LaFortune advertised a “recruitment” coffee for all those interested in joining either the 18 holers or the 9 holers, and the League was formed.  There were no pairings and for the nine holers it was first come, first served to play. We started with about 30 women.  While waiting to tee off, we enjoyed the gossip and meeting new people, many of whom are active today.  Barbara Scholtz, Zagnona Cox, and Marion Simmons, Dolores and Tippy were some of the first to sign up who are still playing.  Soon we had enough players that we were able to separate completely from the 18 holers, with our own officers and treasury.  When South lakes opened we were then able to play separate courses.  We were first to have a written newsletter called “The LaFortune Teller”, (the nine holers “The LaFortune Cookies”). We had a Husband and Wife tournament every year on Sunday afternoon in September, which is the forerunner of our Gals and Pals Tournament.  Everyone brought a dish and a wonderful dinner was enjoyed by all.

We thought it would be a fun way to play and meet other golfers from other clubs and surrounding areas so we initiated a Guest Day, inviting other clubs.  The response was overwhelming.  We decided to have outfits to distinguish us from the other clubs.  Our colors were green tops and white bottoms.  The other clubs seemed to like the idea and soon picked their own colors.  When we went “on tour” to places like Eufaula, Bartlesville, Miami, it was easy to recognize the other clubs because of their colors.

Though we have become more technologically advanced and activities change we still enjoy meeting new friends and playing golf.


LWGA 9 Hole Schedule
LaFortune/South Lakes 2017

MARCH: 10:00 AM      Dot Stice     918-640-6239
      Dot.stice@gmail.com
2   LF Ready, Set, Go - Low Gross
9   SL Low Gross
16   LF Irish Mullligan Day
23   SL T&F (2,3,4,5 - (Sports to Calculate) Keep card as usual
30   LF April Fool's - Reverse Score - Team Card only
       
APRIL: 9:00 AM     Susan Lawyer   918-521-5175
      slawyer@cox.net
Apr 3, 4, 5  2017 9 - 10 AM    LADIES FREE GOLF CLINIC-LAFORTUNE 
6   SL Ringer WK 1
13   LF Low Putts
20   SL Ringer WK 2
27   LF Least Shots to Green (Sports to figure)
       
May: 8:00 am     Mary Peterson    918-627-6281
      gpetrson151@cox.net
4   SL Ringer WK 3
11   LF Best Five Holes -  Sports to Figure
18   SL  SPRING TOURNAMENT - FLIGHTED
25   LF Low Putts
       
JUNE: 7:30 AM     Kathy Fankhouser  918-633-9070
      Kfankhouser@sbcglobal.net
1   SL Three Clubs & Putters
8   LF Low Gross
15   SL Iron Day-Woods only off tee box  Hybrids ok on fairway
22   LF Par for Worst Hole - Low Gross
29   SL Flag Day- Red, White & Blue
       
JULY: 7:00 AM     Sherry Roark    918-637-2716
      sherryrinok@aol.com
6   LF Low Net
13   SL Least Shots to Green (Sports to Figure)
20   LF Tee for All (except on green) if establishing handicap don't use
27   SL David & Goliath - Sports to figure
       
AUGUST: 7:00 AM     Jeanne Reitz   918-992-5900
       
      jreitz2013@gmail.com
3   LF  Low Net
10   SL Dog Days of Summer WK 1
17   LF Dog Days of Summer WK 2
24   SL Dog  Days of Summer WK 3
31   LF Low Gross
       
SEPTEMBER: 8:00 AM     Nancy Kurowski    918-409-9290
      Nancykurowski1@gmail.com
7   SL CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP (FLIGHTED)
14   LF CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP - based on scores prev week
21   SL  LOW GROSS
28   LF T & F - Record score as normal - Sports to Figure
       
OCTOBER: 9:00 AM     Chrisanne Nelson   424-230-2065
      Chrisanne@cox.net
5   SL  Beat the Pro
12   LF Low Net
19   SL FALL TOURNAMENT - Flighted
26   LF Trick or Treat
       
NOVEMBER: 10:00 AM     Merry Porter   918-521-1819
      Mporter25@cox.net
2   SL Pink Ball Scramble
9   LF Low Putts
16   SL  Sucker in the Bucket
       
SPORTS TO PAIR **    

LWGA 9 Hole Play Day

SCORING

There are 2 ways of scoring, low gross and low net.  Low gross is your unadjusted total number of strokes per 9 nine holes (or 18 holes if you play the whole course).  Low net is your total number of strokes minus your handicap.

BEAT THE PRO   

This is a game where you bet on yourself that with your score minus your handicap, you can beat the pro’s score.  You may put money down on yourself in the pro shop on Thursday that you can beat her.  How much is up to you.  If you beat her,  they will double it.  If you don’t, they will give you a certificate in the amount of the money you put down.  If you don’t know your handicap, you can find it in the ladies locker room.

BINGLE, BANGLE, BUNGLE

Game consists of 27 points...3 points for each hole, as follows:

  • Bingle - first ball on green wins 1 point
  • Bangle - When ALL balls are on green, closest to hole wins a point
  • Bungle - First in the hole wins a point.

Play proceeds IN TURN -  player furtherest out hits next
Tee off by HONORS on par 3's
At end of 9 holes, player with the most  points wins.  (A winner in each foursome)

BEST BALL (The foursome divides into a partner team)

Each of the two partners tee off.  You pick the shot you like (usually the best).  The partner that did not hit that tee shot hits the ball, then the first person hits and so on until you get to the green and hole. Start over again with the 2nd hole and again both hit a tee shot, pick the best ball and then the partner hits the second shot and you alternate until the ball is holed out.

BEST FIVE HOLES (Gross)

Fill out your score card as usual. The Sports Chair will determine your five best holes.

CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP

The Club Championship is two days of play. The pairing is done by handicaps the first day and by first-day-finishing order for the second day.  Players must play both days to be eligible for prizes.  Other players may play on either of the play days if not competing -- these players will be paired after those competing for the Championship.

At the end of the first day of play, a "medallist" will be awarded for low gross on that day.  The Champion will be the overall low gross for the two days.  Prizes will be awarded in each flight for gross, net, and putts with no winners receiving more than one award.

The week following the scheduled two Championship play days will be designated as a rain date for the second round of tournament. If play is cancelled two weeks, the winners will be decided on the one-week's play.

COUPON DAY

Three coupons will be handed out at time of play.  Use them if needed to get out of trouble.  Regular Play – Low Gross

CRIERS AND WHINERS

Flight status is converted into free shots that are used during a round.  i.e. Championship would receive 1 free shot; A Flight 3 free shots; B Flight 5 free shots, C Flight 7 free shots and D Flight 9 free shots

DAVID & GOLIATH

Scores are only for the par 5's and par 3's.  Keep your own score card for establishing handicaps.

DOG DAYS

Low Gross/Low Net

EARTH DAY 

Like Pink Ball Scramble (below)

FLAG DAY

Pick up a "flag" at starter table, add your name, add your handicap to course par for your total score (i.e. Course Par 36 + your handicap = ____ ). If after 9 holes, you have fewer strokes than you calculated, turn your flag in with the team score card.  You are a Winner!!!

Tip: Find your handicap ahead of time.  If you do not know your handicap, go to the LaFortune website to retrieve it.

HATE’ EM

Before teeing off, circle one hole that you absolutely HATE. Subtract the score on this 1 hole from your total

I CAN’T SEE IT!

Hit the ball once on EACH hole with your eyes shut.  Low Gross

IRISH MULLIGAN DAY:

Like a 3 leaf clover - Each player allowed 3 mulligans for entire 9 holes. One from tee box, one from the fairway, one on the green.  If Mulligans are used, play date not eligible to establish handicap. PLEASE do not slow down play.

IRON PLAY

Hit wood off the tee.  All succeeding shots must be hit with an iron. Regular scoring.

LEAST SHOTS TO GREEN

Low Gross, Low Net (The only time we cannot use putter to measure Gimme is during a tournament!)

Your gross score is the total number of strokes played in your round.  The actual number of strokes on each hole, totaled at the end of the round.

Low net is your gross score minus your handicap.  For example, if you shoot 55, and your handicap is 12, your net score is 43.

The winner of "low gross" is the player in her flight who had the fewest total strokes. The winner of "low net" is the player in her flight who had the lowest score after subtracting her handicap.

Your "adjusted" score takes into account the USGA's equitable stroke control. For handicap purposes, a player may take no more than 10 strokes per hole. As a player's handicap improves, she is permitted fewer strokes per hole. For example, as determined by handicap, some players may take only a 9 on a hole. So, if a player takes 10 strokes to hole out, she writes "10" on her card (raw score), but her score will be adjusted by Kay to "9" for the purpose of figuring her total score for handicap purposes.

ONE CLUB SCRAMBLE

You and your partners (playing as a foursome) each pick one club that you hit the best with: one to drive with off the tee, one for the fairway, one for the short shots and one putter. (Each player is responsible for hitting with the club she chooses for each hole.) Team with the lowest gross score wins. When you get your Tee Time, you will know who is in your group. (Call each other to see who is playing with what club before play.)

PAR FOR WORST HOLE

Player may substitute Par for score on their worst hole.  Keep your own score card for establishing handicaps.

PARTNER’S ODD AND EVEN

Before play begins, the foursome needs to form 2 pair of partners.  Each pair needs to decide which partner's score will count on the even holes (2,4,6,8) and which will count on the odd holes (1,3,5,7,9). Place partners names together on the team score card.  Keep each player's score as usual, but in addition, indicate the even/odd holes that count for each partner by circling those scores.  For those players with no partner, Sports chairman will pair the single person's scores with another single scorecard for some surprises!

PINK BALL SCRAMBLE

The Pink Ball goes to player #1 for hole #1.  Player #2 for hole #2.  Player #3 for hole #3.  Player #4 for hole #4.  Whoever has the Pink Ball, use that score for the team score card.  Once each player has played the Pink Ball once, the rotation starts all over and continues throughout the game.

  • If you lose your Pink Ball, circle the hole you lost it on and continue to play.
  • At the completion of your game, return the Pink Ball to the Club Room and leave it with your score cards.
  • If you put the Pink Ball in the creek and can find it, you are still in the game.

READY, SET, GO

Low Gross Per Flight

RINGER TOURNAMENT (W1) (W2) (W3)

Play the same course three times and best score on each hole will be counted.  If you do not play three times, your best score will also be counted.

SCRATCH & SCRAMBLE

Four ball stroke play.  On each hole, scores are added and divided by four to obtain the team score.  Full handicaps are used.   Keep your score as normal, with total strokes on one line, pars on another.  Susie Brower will score the play of the day.  Be sure to put your name on a separate line.  For the team scorecard, use the entire card, with two lines for each player: total strokes on one line, putts on the next.

SPRING TOURNAMENT (this is flighted) 

SUCKER IN THE BUCKET

All players tee off and play till all have putted out.  The player with the best score, circle that score.

Hole #2:  All players tee off and play till all have putted out.  Of the remaining three players, circle the best score.

Hole #3:  All players tee off and play till all have putted out.  Of the remaining two players, circle that best score.

Hole #4:  All players tee off and play till all have putted out.  The remaining last player must use their score and is known as “The Sucker in the Bucket.”

On Hole # 5, you start over and following the same rules as Hole #1 through #4.

(If you do not have a foursome, follow the rules based on the number of players you have in your group)

T & F

Holes beginning with those letters.  Example:  We will count holes 12, 13, 14, and 15

TEE TO GREEN

Count only the strokes from tee to green. No Putts.

TEE FOR ALL   

Tee up your ball for any shot, not on the green.

THREE CLUBS AND A PUTTER

TRICK OR TREAT

There will be a trick or treat at each hole

TURKEY SHOOT

This tournament is not flighted.  Played the last 3 weeks of the golf year.  The object is for a player to beat their score from the previous week.  The winners are determined by the best score from the 3 weeks.  Winners are the low gross, low net, and low putts in each flight.

 

LWGA 9 Hole Announcements

NEXT LEAGUE MEETING:  TBD

SAVE THE DATE!!!  Christmas Luncheon at TiAmos (61st & Sheridan)
11:00 Happy Hour
12:00 Lunch



LFWGA Nine Hole Membership Sign-up
Membership Dues | $45 for 2017

Sustaining Membership Dues $5.00 for 2017
This includes eligibility for Pars, Birdies and Hole-In-One

Make check payable to:

LFWGA 9 Holers

Mail to:

Mary Sue Whitney, Treasurer
6638 E. 105th St., Tulsa, OK 74133

September 8 & 15, 2016 - Club Championship

CLUB CHAMPION | Joyce Smith
MEDALIST | Kathy Fankhouser

LFWGA Nine Hole - Weekly Winners - 2017 - See Below

 
     
October 19, 2017 FALL TOURNAMENT SOUTH LAKES
FALL TOURNAMENT
Championship    
Low Gross Lesa Briner 43
Low Net  Ann Christian 36
Low Putts - tie Kathy Youngwirth 16
Low Putts - tie Kathy Fankhouser  16
Low Putts - tie Debbie Zanovich 16
A flight    
Low Gross Janet Blosser 51
Low Net tie Donna Lambka 35
Low Net tie Tippy Hawkins 35
Low Putts tie Sharon Heitbrink 16
Low Putts tie Marilyn Brill 16
B Flight    
Low Gross Brenda Goins 57
Low Net  Janice Holka 39
Low Putts Elaine McDonald 18
C flight none  
     
Oct 19, 2017 South Lakes -  "Beat The Pro"  Low Net
Championsip Lesa Briner 34
A flight Donna Lambka 35
B flight Brenda Goins 38
C Flight none  
     
Oct 12, 2017 LaFortune  Low Net  
Championship Ann Christian 39
A Flight Sherry Roark  34
B flight Bettye Jackson 36
C flight Donna Young 37
     
Oct 7 , 2017  "Beat The Pro"  - RESCHEDULED OCT 19
     
Sept 28, 2017 T & F LAFORTUNE  
Championship Bridget Muller 21
A flight  Tippy Hawkins 22
B flight Mary Walters 24
C Flight Cathy LeMaire 26
     
SEPT 21, 2017 LOW GROSS SOUTHLAKES  
Championship  Joyce Smith  44
A Flight  Pris Brown  50
B flight  Darlene Demuth 52
C  Flight Donna Young 55
     
     
SEPT 7 & 14 SOUTHLAKES & LAFORTUNE
CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP - Announced at Christmas Party
     
AUGUST 31, 2017 LAFORTUNE
LOW NET
Championship Gail Eshom 36
A Flight Jeanne Reitz 36
B Flight Bettye Jackson 34
C Flight  Georgia Rush 37
     
AUGUST 10-24 2017  SL & LF &  SL
DOG DAYS OF SUMMER  
Championship    
Low Gross Joyce Smith 45
Low Net Polly Middleton 36
Low Putts Bridget Muller 14
A Flight    
Low Gross Pat Swift 52
Low Net Dev anderson 35
Low Putts Jeannie Fairchild 15
    15
B Flight    
Low Gross Brenda Goins 52
Low Net Tippy Hawkins 35
Low Putts Janice Holka 15
C Flight    
Low Gross Donna Young 55
Low Net Janis Fergusson 33
Low Putts Nancy Kurowki 13
     
   
August 3, 2017  LAFORTUNE
LOW NET
Championship Dot Stice 33
A Flight Dev Anderson 36
B Flight Bettye Jackson 36
C Flight  Nancy Kurowski 36
July 27, 2017 South Lakes
David & Goliath - Par 3 & 5's -Low Gross
Championship Joyce Smith 11
A Flight Marilyn Brill 15
A Flight  Tie Jeanne Reitz 15
B Flight-Tie Brenda Goins 17
B flight Tie Bettye Jackson 17
C Flight Janis Ferguson 17
July 20, 2017  LAFORTUNE
TEE FOR ALL (except on Green) 
Championship Lesa Brown 44
A Flight Debbie Zanovich 49
B/C Flight Janis Ferguson 58
July 13, 2017 South Lakes
Least Shots to Green  (Sports to Figure)
Championship Dot Stice 28
A Flight Dev Anderson 29
B Flight Mary Walters 32
C Flight Kathy Purser 32
     
 
July 6, 2017 Low Net LaFortune  
Championship Gail Eshom 36
A Flight Deanne Keegan 39
B Flight Mary Walters  30
C Flight Nancy Kurowki 36
     
June 29, 2017 South Lakes Par 35
FLAG DAY  WEAR RED WHITE & BLUE
Championship Flight Dot Stice 46
Championship Flight Kathy Youngwirth 48
A Flight  Polly Middleton 46
A flight Deanne Keegan 49
B flight  Priscilla Harris 55
C Flight  Donna Koepsel 55
     
June 22, 2017 LaFortune
PAR FOR WORST HOLE - LOW GROSS
Championship Karen Buchan 47
A Flight Bridget Muller 48
B Flight Priscilla Harris 52
C Flight Marcia Brannon 51
     
June 15, 2017 Sourh Lakes
IRON DAY - Woods only off Tee Box - Low Net
Championship Joyce Smith 39
A Flight Debbie Zanovich 44
B Flight Brenda Goins 50
C Flight Georgia Rush 59
     
JUNE 8, 2017 LAFORTUNE
LOW GROSS
Championship Ann Christian 44
A Flight Dot Stice 43
B Flight Bettye Jackson 54
C Flight Jamie Ferguson 58
     
JUNE 1, SOUTH LAKES
3 Clubs and a Putter
Championship Joyce smith 44
A Flight Dot Stice 45
B Flight Donna Lambka 51
C Flight Donna Young 58
     
MAY 25, 2017 LAFORTUNE
LOW PUTTS
Championship Vickie Laurie 18
A Flight Jeanne Reitz 15
B Flight Mary  Sue Whitney 19
C Flight JanDavis 17
     
May 18, 2017 SOUTH LAKES
SPRING TOURNAMENT 
Championship    
Low Gross Ann Christian 48
Low Net Bridget Muller 34
Low Putts - tie Gail Eshom 16
Low Putts - tie Willie Sue Wade 16
     
A Flight    
Low Gross Dot Stice 49
Low Net Kathy Youngwirth 35
Low Putts - tie Tippy Hawkins 20
Low Putts - tie Jeanne Reitz 20
     
B Flight    
Low Gross Deanne Keegan 49
Low Net Donna Lambka 31
Low Putts-Tie Sharon Heitbrink 16
     
C Flight    
Low Gross Nancy Kurowski 59
Low Net June Dudley 35
Low Putts Marthenelle Jones 24
     
     
May 11, 2017 LaFortune
BEST FIVE HOLES
Championship Gail Eshom - tie 25
  Bridget Muller - tie 25
A Flight Pris Brown 23
B/C Flight Darlene Demuth 29
     
     
 
LEAST SHOTS TO THE GREEN
Championship Gail Eshom 33
A Flight Susan Lawyer 36
B Flight Pat Swift 35
C Flight Donna Lambka  
     
April 13, 2017 LaFortune
LOW PUTTS
Championship Flight  Bridget Muller  15
A Flight  Kathy Youngwirth 18
B Flight   Bettye Jackson  17
 C flight  June Dudley 19
     
APRIL 6, 20, MAY 4, 2017  SOUTH LAKES
RINGER TOURNAMENT - BEST SCORE EACH HOLE
Championship    
Low Gross Joyce Smith  45
Low Net Debbie Zanovich 33
Low Putts Gail Eshom 16
A Flight    
Low Gross Polly Middleton 49
Low Net Pat Swift 35
Low Putts Pris Brown 19
B Flight    
Low Gross Bettye Jackson 50
Low Net Mary Sue Whitney 35
Low Putts Darlene Demuth 17
C Flight    
Low Gross Donna Lambka 54
Low Net Georgia Rush 35
Low Putts Donna Koepsel 17
     
     
March 30, 2017 South Lakes  
Reverse Score Rainout, too cold  
     
March 23, 2017 /LaFortune
T&F (2,3,4,5)
Championship Joyce Smith 17
A Flight Dot Stice 20
B Flight Marilyn Brill 20
C Flight Georgia Rush 26
     
     
MARCH 16, 2017 -LAFORTUNE
IRISH MULLIGAN DAY - LOW GROSS
Championship Bridget Muller 51
A Flight Susan Lawyer 51
B Flight Pat Swift 59
C Flight Georgia Rush 66
     
MARCH 9, 2017 SOUTH LAKES
LOW GROSS
Championship Merry Porter 47
A Flight Dev Anderson 53
B Flight Marilyn Brill 48
C Flight Donna Young 56
     
MARCH 2, 2017 - LA FORTUNE
READY, SET, GO - LOW GROSS
Championship Merry Porter 51
A Flight Susan Lawyer 56
B Flight Marilyn Brill 52
C Flight Donna Koepsel 58
 
 
     

LWGA 9 Hole Handicaps

Division Range of Handicaps
“Championship” 1-14
“A” Flight 15-18
“B” Flight 19-21
“C” Flight 22-35

LFWGA 9 Hole Handicaps

Date: 08/28/2017

Home Course: LaFortune Front 9 (Red / Red)

Handicaps By Name:

Name LAF Crimson Hcp Red
Anderson, Dev 17N 17N
Barron, Mary 19N 19N
Bell, Marilyn 23J 23J
Brannon, Marcia 21J 21J
Brill, Marilyn 17N 17N
Briner, Lesa 9N 9N
Brown, Pris 15N 15N
Buchan, Karen 12N 12N
Bucher, Cindy 22J 21J
Christian, Anne 12N 12N
Colson, Diane 19N 19N
Davis, Jan 23J 23J
Davis, Marcia 14N 13N
Davis, Wanda 19N 19N
Demuth, Darlene 20N 19N
Dudley, June 26J 25J
Erker, Deborah N/A N/A
Eshom, Gail 12N 12N
Fairchild, Jeannie 16N 15N
Fankhouser, Kathy 13N 12N
Farris, Adelia 22J 21J
Ferguson, Janis 25J 24J
Fowler, Blythe 22J 21J
Frizzell, Mary 20N 20N
Goins, Brenda 20N 19N
Harris, Priscilla 20N 19N
Hart, Jamie N/A N/A
Hawkins, Tippy 18N 18N
Hendrickson, Docia 19N 19N
Hietbrink, Sharon 19N 18N
Holka, Janice 19N 19N
Holt, Sherry 24J 24J
Horn, Dottie 18N 18N
Isler, Mary Jo 15N 14N
Jackson, Betty 20N 20N
Jones, Marthanelle 24J 24J
Kahle, Marge 32J 31J
Keegan, Deanna 18N 18N
Koepsel, Donna 23J 22J
Kurowski, Nancy 26J 25J
Lambka, Donna 18N 18N
Laurie, Vickie 7N 7N
Lawyer, Susan 17N 16N
LeMaire, Cathy 23J 23J
Lewis, Debbie N/A N/A
Limas, Susie 19N 19N
McCloud, Vera 20N 20N
McDonald, Elaine 21N 20N
Middleton, Polly 15N 14N
Monsour, Margaret  27J 27J
Muller, Bridget 14N 14N
Nelson, Chrisanne 11N 11N
Parks, Caroline 18N 18N
Peterson, Mary 14N 13N
Porter, Merry 11N 10N
Purser, Kathy 25J 24J
Reitz, Jeanne 17N 16N
Roark, Sherry 18N 17N
Rush, Georgia 27J 26J
Scholtz, Barbara 16N 16N
Smith, Joyce 10N 9N
Stice, Dot 12N 11N
Swift, Pat 17N 16N
Voeller, Lois 20N 19N
Wade, Willie Sue 16N 15N
Walters, Mary 19N 18N
Warner, Sue 20N 20N
Webb, Dale 26J 26J
Whitney, Mary Sue 21N 20N
Williams, Teri  28J 27J
Wood, Fern 15N 14N
York, Faye 24J 24J
Young, Donna 24J 24J
Youngwirth, Kathy 14N 13N
Zanovich, Debbie 15N 14N

By Handicap:

Name LAF Crimson Hcp Red
Lewis, Debbie N/A N/A
Erker, Deborah N/A N/A
Hart, Jamie N/A N/A
Laurie, Vickie 7N 7N
Briner, Lesa 9N 9N
Smith, Joyce 10N 9N
Porter, Merry 11N 10N
Nelson, Chrisanne 11N 11N
Stice, Dot 12N 11N
Eshom, Gail 12N 12N
Christian, Anne 12N 12N
Buchan, Karen 12N 12N
Fankhouser, Kathy 13N 12N
Youngwirth, Kathy 14N 13N
Davis, Marcia 14N 13N
Peterson, Mary 14N 13N
Muller, Bridget 14N 14N
Zanovich, Debbie 15N 14N
Wood, Fern 15N 14N
Isler, Mary Jo 15N 14N
Middleton, Polly 15N 14N
Brown, Pris 15N 15N
Fairchild, Jeannie 16N 15N
Wade, Willie Sue 16N 15N
Scholtz, Barbara 16N 16N
Reitz, Jeanne 17N 16N
Swift, Pat 17N 16N
Lawyer, Susan 17N 16N
Brill, Marilyn 17N 17N
Anderson, Dev 17N 17N
Roark, Sherry 18N 17N
Lambka, Donna 18N 18N
Parks, Caroline 18N 18N
Keegan, Deanna 18N 18N
Hawkins, Tippy 18N 18N
Horn, Dottie 18N 18N
Walters, Mary 19N 18N
Hietbrink, Sharon 19N 18N
Davis, Wanda 19N 19N
Colson, Diane 19N 19N
Limas, Susie 19N 19N
Hendrickson, Docia 19N 19N
Barron, Mary 19N 19N
Holka, Janice 19N 19N
Voeller, Lois 20N 19N
Demuth, Darlene 20N 19N
Goins, Brenda 20N 19N
Harris, Priscilla 20N 19N
McCloud, Vera 20N 20N
Jackson, Betty 20N 20N
Frizzell, Mary 20N 20N
Warner, Sue 20N 20N
McDonald, Elaine 21N 20N
Whitney, Mary Sue 21N 20N
Brannon, Marcia 21J 21J
Farris, Adelia 22J 21J
Fowler, Blythe 22J 21J
Bucher, Cindy 22J 21J
Koepsel, Donna 23J 22J
Davis, Jan 23J 23J
Bell, Marilyn 23J 23J
LeMaire, Cathy 23J 23J
Jones, Marthanelle 24J 24J
Young, Donna 24J 24J
Holt, Sherry 24J 24J
York, Faye 24J 24J
Purser, Kathy 25J 24J
Ferguson, Janis 25J 24J
Kurowski, Nancy 26J 25J
Dudley, June 26J 25J
Webb, Dale 26J 26J
Rush, Georgia 27J 26J
Monsour, Margaret  27J 27J
Williams, Teri  28J 27J
Kahle, Marge 32J 31J

18 Hole Handicaps:

Name LAF HCP SL HCP
BROOKOVER, SUE 31 29
Brown, Betty N/A N/A
Brown, Pris 32 30
Buchan, Karen N/A N/A
Christian, Anne 26 24
Davis, Marcia 25 24
Demuth, Darlene 33 31
Dennis, Beth 0 0
Eshom, Gail 28 26
Estes, Sandi 33 31
Fankhouser, Kathy 24 23
Goatcher, Margaret N/A N/A
Goins, Brenda 0 0
Haglund, Jackie 24 22
Harris, Priscilla 34 32
Koepsel, Donna 44 41
Lawyer, Susan  N/A N/A
LeMaire, Cathy 44 41
MCDONALD, ELAINE 35 33
Middleton, Polly 27 25
Muller, Bridget 30 28
Peterson, Mary 26 24
Porter, Merry 24 22
Reitz, Jeanne 28 27
Richison, Kathleen 20 19
Roark, Sherry 0 0
Schultz, Barbara N/A N/A
Smith, Joyce 20 19
Smith, Lisa 0 0
South, Regina N/A N/A
Sparks, Irma 0 0
Stice, Dot 22 21
Swift, Pat 34 32
Thomas, Susan N/A N/A
Warner, Sue 37 35
Youngwirth, Kathy 30 28
Zanovich, Debbie 34 32

LWGA 9 Hole Bylaws
LaFortune/south Lakes Women's Nine-Hole Golf Association Bylaws

ARTICLE I – NAME AND PURPOSE

Section 1. NAME: The name of the organization shall be LaFortune/South Lakes Women’s Nine-Hole Golf Association located in Tulsa, Oklahoma, hereinafter referred to in these Bylaws as the Association.

Section 2. PURPOSE: The purpose of the Association is to serve women in their interest and participation in golf, to promote fellowship and sportsmanship and to learn and practice the rules and etiquette of the game.

ARTICLE II – MEMBERSHIP

Section 1. ELIGIBILITY: Women who have attained the age of eighteen (18) years and who have received instruction in golf and/or who have experience in playing the game shall be eligible for membership in the Association.

  1. Active: Eligible member who has paid current dues and wishes to play golf and be eligible for prizes.
  2. Sustaining: A previous active member who wishes to receive Association information and/or attend the Awards Luncheon.

Section 2. PRIZES AND TOURNAMENTS: Only members in the Association with established handicaps and paid dues shall be eligible for prizes.

ARTICLE III – DUES

Section 1. The Executive Committee shall establish the annual budget and all dues, to be approved by the Board of Directors.

Section 2. Dues are payable before the first play day of the current season and are not refundable after the start of league play.

Section 3. Dues shall be reduced for those joining after September 1.

ARTICLE IV – MEETINGS

Section 1. MEETINGS: General membership meetings shall be scheduled as needed during the playing season for the purpose of conducting business and awarding prizes.

Section 2. QUORUM: A quorum for a meeting shall consist of at least twenty-five percent (25%) of members in good standing. Issues will be decided by a majority vote of the quorum.

ARTICLE V – OFFICERS AND ADMINISTRATION

Section 1. COMPOSITION: The elected officers of the Association shall be a President, a Vice President, a Secretary and a Treasurer, and shall be the Executive Committee. These Officers and the Committee Chairs shall comprise the Board of Directors, hereinafter referred to in these Bylaws as the Board. The immediate past President shall serve ex officio to the Executive Committee and the Board.

Section 2. ADMINISTRATION:

  1. The Executive Committee shall be the governing body of the Association.
  2. The Executive Committee shall be the final arbitrator of disputes arising within the Association.

Section 3. ELECTION:

  1. The Executive Committee shall appoint a Nominating Committee consisting of five (5) members with the Vice President as chairman. The Nominating Committee shall present a slate of candidates by email/mail thirty (30) days prior to the September meeting. A candidate shall have been a member of the Association for two (2) years. Nominations may be made from the floor upon consent of the nominee.
  2. The election of officers shall take place in September. If quorum is not met, email/mail vote by membership will be accepted until October 1. The term of office is for one (1) year and begins immediately following the Awards Luncheon which shall be held following the close of league play.

Section 4. BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETINGS:

  1. The incoming Board shall meet with the outgoing Board as soon as possible after assuming office for the purpose of transferring files.
  2. The Board shall meet thereafter as required to adequately conduct the business of the Association.

Section 5. QUORUM: A quorum of the Board shall consist of fifty-one percent (51%) of the members.

Section 6. FINANCES:

  1. The Board shall approve an annual budget and dues. Authorized expenditures are those specified in the budget.
  2. Unbudgeted expenditures $50 and under shall be jointly approved by the President and Treasurer. Unbudgeted expenditures over $50 shall be approved by the Board.

Section 7. HANDICAPS: Handicaps for members shall be handled by LaFortune Golf Course in accordance with USGA rules.

ARTICLE VI – DUTIES

Section 1. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:

The Executive Committee shall:

  1. Present an annual budget and dues to the Board of Directors for approval.
  2. Designate the committees and appoint the committee chairs.
  3. Appoint a replacement upon the resignation of any Board member.
  4. Appoint a Nominating Committee.

Section 2. OFFICERS:

  1. The President shall:
    1. Be a member of the Executive Committee and Board of directors.
    2. Preside at all Executive Committee, Board of Directors and Membership meetings.
    3. Appoint special ad hoc committees as needed.
    4. Be an ex officio member of all committees.
  2. The Vice President shall:
    1. Be a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors.
    2. Assume the duties of the President in her absence.
    3. Become President if a vacancy in the office of President exists.
    4. Coordinate special events except tournaments.
    5. Serve as chair of the Nominating Committee.
  3. The Secretary shall:
    1. Be a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors.
    2. Take notes at all Executive Committee, Board and Membership meetings.
    3. Send cards and flowers when appropriate.
    4. Maintain master file of Board manual of responsibilities.
  4. The Treasurer shall:
    1. Be a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors.
    2. Collect and disburse all Association funds.
    3. Provide periodic reports.
    4. Monitor spending of all funds, both budgeted and unbudgeted, prior to expenditure.
    5. Prepare an annual report and make records available for annual audit.
    6. Prepare a proposed annual budget for Executive Committee.

Section 3. COMMITTEES:

  1. The Sports Committee shall:
    1. Develop an annual schedule of play days in cooperation with the Sports Chairman of the 18-Holers’ Association and the Club Professionals.
    2. Buy and present awards for play days winners.
    3. Keep complete records for each play day.
    4. Assist in tournament arrangements when needed
    5. Post current handicaps monthly in accordance with USGA Rules.
    6. Annually select Most Improved Golfer.
  2. The Pairings Committee shall:
    1. Post a sign-up sheet for each play day.
    2. Make pairings and notify the players each week.
    3. Assist in tournament arrangements when needed.
  3. The Rules and Etiquette Committee shall:
    1. Inform the membership concerning golf rules and etiquette in accordance with USGA and local rules.
  4. The Yearbook Committee shall:
    1. Publish and distribute a yearbook to members.
    2. Retain copies of prior yearbooks.
  5. The Communications Committee shall:
    1. Update Association information on web site.
    2. Maintain master e-mail list.
    3. Send notices out to members as required.
  6. The Membership Committee shall:
    1.           1.      Meet with new members to welcome them and familiarize them with rules and procedures for play.
    2. Work with Pairings Committee to pair new members with established members.
  7. The Telephone Committee shall:
    1. Call all members to inform them of important information as directed by the President.
    2. Keep in touch with members who are ill or those who have missed several weeks of play.
  8. The Guest Day Committee shall:
    1. Arrange and direct the Guest Day Tournament.
  9. The Pars and Birdies Committee shall:
    1. Be responsible for par, birdie, eagle and hole-in-one awards.
  10. The Parliamentary Advisor shall:
    1. Act as advisor on parliamentary procedure during Association meetings.

ARTICLE VII – DISSOLUTION

Section l. In the event of dissolution, abandonment or termination of the Association, no income, contribution, or other revenue or funds shall inure to the benefit of any individual or of any group not affiliated with the sport of golf, and any and all assets then possessed by the Association, after current indebtedness has been paid, shall go and be delivered forthwith to the First Tee of Tulsa program, located at Mohawk Park Golf Course, Tulsa, Oklahoma, or to such other golf program for disadvantaged youth in the Tulsa area as may be deemed appropriate.

ARTICLE VIII – PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY

The current edition of Roberts Rules of Order Newly Revised shall govern the Association in all matters of procedure not otherwise covered by the Association Bylaws.

ARTICLE IX – AMENDMENTS

Section l. These Bylaws may be amended by any of the following methods:

  1. At any meeting of the Association, by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of a quorum as established in Article IV, Section 2, of these Bylaws, provided the proposed amendments have been distributed to the members at least thirty (30) days prior to the meeting date or have been read at the previous meeting.
  2. At any meeting of the Association, by unanimous vote, if not distributed previously as required in Section 1.A. of this Article.

LWGA Hole Rules

PLAYING TROUBLE SHOTS:

  • Side Hill – Ball Above Your Feet: Shorten grip, use open stance, play ball off right foot
  • Side Hill – Ball Below Your Feet: Stand closed to ball, close stance, play ball in center
  • Uphill Lie: Play ball forward of center, swing along slope, aim to right of target
  • Downhill Lie: Play ball back of center, aim to left of target
  • Trap-Explosion: Plant feet firmly, use a wider more open stance. Play ball off left foot. Hit sand an inch or two behind ball, and follow through completely
  • Trap-Chip: (When trap is shallow and ball is sitting well) Use an open stance, feet close together, play ball off right foot. Hit ball first
  • Playing Crosswind: Change target, use one more club that usual
  • Playing Downwind: Tee ball higher, use run-up shot to green, don’t pitch
  • Playing Headwind: Pitch to green, use two more clubs than usual
  • Playing out of Divot: Use plenty of wrist and hit down on ball
  • Deep Rough: Use from five to nine iron; don’t try to power ball

GIMME PUTTS: (Following rule was adopted by LWGA 9-hole league on April, 2007)

The only time a Gimme putt cannot be used is during a tournament or if you are putting for a PAR or BIRDIE or EAGLE!! You must putt the ball into the cup.

A gimme putt is a putt that is 18” or less to the edge of the cup. To be eligible to use a gimme putt, your putter must be marked by one of the golf pros at either LaFortune or South Lakes golf course. To measure, rest the head of your putter inside the edge of the cup and if your ball is within the 18", then pick up your ball.  This is meant to speed up play. Be sure to count the "gimme" as a putt on your scorecard.

If your putt is within the 18", you can say "that's a gimme" or another member of your group can say "that's good," and you may still attempt the putt. Once a putt is conceded, but the player decides to make the putt for practice and misses, it is still good. Remember, the whole point of gimme putts is to speed the pace of play, so try to limit these extra putts.

(Rule 2-4. Concession of Next Stroke, Hole, or Match - This is a standard procedure, modeled after the Rules of Golf rule applicable to match play.)

TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR GAME

PACE OF PLAY - Keep players behind you happy

ALL GOLFERS

  • Be on time and ready to play
  • Carry extra ball and tees in your pockets
  • Keep pace with the group in front of you
  • Play “ready” golf. If two people are on opposite sides of the fairway, both can hit their balls.
  • On Tee Boxes 2 - 9,  if you are running behind, go ahead and tee off as soon as you get to the Tee Box.  We do not use “honors” on the Tee Box
  • Leave two players on the green and move on to the next Tee Box – It is not necessary for all players to remain on the green until all have putted out
  • Record your score at the next hole - Move away from the green to allow players behind you to hit
  • When you walk or ride up to the green, please go around to the back of the green with your push carts or to the side of the next hole before putting - This allows the people behind you to go ahead and hit onto the green.
  • Put your club in your bag at the next stop if your group is behind and clean clubs and put head covers on at that time if this is your routine
  • Take extra clubs around the green for pitches, chips and putts to allow your cart partner to go ahead to park the cart
  • Drop your cart partner off at her ball and proceed to yours, when feasible, or walk to your ball while your cart partner is preparing for her shot
  • Take extra clubs with you to save a trip back to the cart on “Cart Path Only Days
  • If you hit your ball into the water, take a quick look and if you don’t see it, drop another ball to hit and move on.  After hitting one ball into the water, you may carry the ball across and drop on the other side of the hazard.  Example, if you are lying 2, and your third shot goes in the water, count 3 in, 4 out, plus 1 to carry over.  After dropping on the other side of the hazard, you are lying 5, hitting 6.  You may try to hit over a second time dropping a ball behind point of entry, but after two balls in the water, you must carry over.
  • If a player’s ball lands in a sand trap, the player could declare an unplayable lie and hit another ball from the same place before advancing.  The score would be counted the same as for a ball being hit into a water hazard – i.e., 1 in, 2 out, hitting 3.  The ball in the sand would be picked up as play progresses past the sand trap.
  • Sub-total your score on the next to last hole and be ready to total quickly when finished.  Compare your total with the person keeping the master card - This is really important if you are going on to play another 9 holes of golf.
  • Turn in score card and record Pars and Birdies after 9 holes of play, then proceed in a timely manner to next tee box. 

Katie McKenzie's Golf Clinics at South Lakes and Lafortune

March 28, 2012
Sand Trap, using a Sand Wedge

  • Stand open to the flag
  • Dig in with feet
  • Club does not hit the ball; it hits an inch behind the ball (the sand propels the ball forward)
  • Club face is open, directed at hole
  • Follow thru with club so that it's in-line with the hole
  • The ball is lined up with your Right leg
  • The closer you are to the lip of the sand trap the more weight you need to put in your back leg. 

Additions April 9, 2013

  • More of a full swing!
  • Practice – build a pyramid with ball on top and hit the sand making the pyramid get smaller – Helps work on intimidation of hitting the sand.

Chipping, using a Pitching Wedge

  • You do not the benefit from a full swing! (HALF SWING)
  • Weight on left side (ahead of ball – BUT not too much weight should be in your front leg because you will make the club go more into the ground)
  • Hands ahead of ball (if you normally snap your wrists when you swing this will help limit that); don't change their position just rotate shoulders when swinging
  • Ball lines up with the back of your stance
  • Feet are pretty close together
  • Hit down and thru the shot
  • Eyes over the ball
  • The more open the club face, the higher the ball will go

Additions April 9, 2013

  • There is not real RIGHT club to use for chipping – a 9-iron is used for more distance or a sand/pitching wedge gets more loft.
  • Difference between pitching and chipping – there is more of a FULL swing when pitching compared to chipping.
    • Look at this swing as a long putt, brush the top of the grass without bending arms.
    • Hips open
    • It is a balancing game with your feet (It has to work for YOU!)
    • Follow through with your swing

April 4, 2012
GPS: Grip, Posture, and Stance

Grip

  • Hold club more in the fingers than palm
  • Right hand create a V with index finger and thumb; should line up with right shoulder
  • Three kinds of grips:
    • Baseball or ten finger
    • Overlapping
    • Interlocking
  • Right thumb does not touch any fingers; should be pointed right down the club

Stance

  • Toes should line up with shoulders

Posture

  • Club out in front of you
  • Butt out
  • Back straight
  • Knees bent
  • Thin shots=close to ground and Big shots=hitting the ground means your setup is off
  • Alignment
    • Lay down club or stick parallel with ball
    • Shoulders, hips, and feet should be parallel to stick/ball
    • Aim about 2 yards to the left of the flag
    • Drivers and 9 – Ball should line up with left heel
    • Irons – Ball should line up in the middle of stance

April 11, 2012
Hitting the Driver Longer and Straighter

  • Least lofty club besides putter
  • Lining the ball up in front of our stance aline with your left heel allows you to use the whole club face to get the ball in the air
  • Your alignment is slightly tilted (barely noticeable) to the right foot in your upper body, which helps sweep up the ball
  • Wide Stance
  • Weight distributed evenly in both legs
  • For me: bring the club back alittle bit, this will help me hit the ball straighter
  • Don't forget to FOLLOW-THROUGH...with feet and arms!

April 8, 2013 (Lafortune)
Putting

  • Distance and direction are KEY for putting!
  • Use just your shoulders – put a club under your armpits and bring hands together in front of you to make a triangle, swing shoulders and this is the movement you should feel.
  • We shoot from memory, so look at the hole from behind the ball.
  • The harder you hit a ball the less it will break.
  • Ladder Drill: Builds Confidence
    • Place three balls in varying distance from the hole.
    • Learn from each swing how the ball reacted to your force and what the ball did on the course –  Adjust!
  • Follow through with club face being straight
  • Using Tees:
    • Place a tee behind a ball and when about to swing bring the putter back to the tee to see how close you get – this is where you take notes and notice that when a ball is 10 feet from the hole you should bring the club back a certain distance to get the ball there.
    • Place two tees on either side of a ball helps you follow through and keep your putter straight thereby making the ball go straight.

Elaine McDonald's Rules & Etiquette 2012

No. 10 - Hitting across a frontal hazard (local rule): all flights.  To speed up play after hitting two balls into the water, you may carry the ball and drop on the other side.  If you do decide to try just one ball over the water,  you can drop on the other side BUT you count strokes as two in the water. Example: first shot in water, count it as 1, 2 is out, 3 is back in water, 4 is out, 5 is walking the ball to the other side and you are hitting 6.

No. 18 - Hitting wrong ball. Anytime you hit a wrong ball, a two stroke penalty is incurred.

No. 21 - Sand Trap hazard:  If your ball goes into a sand trap, it can be either hit out or treated like a water ball.  To treat it like a water ball, remove the ball from the sand and place it outside the sand trap in the line that it came into the sand trap.  The count would then be:  stroke 1 is hitting into trap, stroke 2 is removing ball, and stroke 3 is hitting the ball.

No. 22 - Handicap Flag Policy:  When we have the use of the flag, we may drive the cart beyond the "no cart" sign and white painted line, BUT do not drive too close to green (20 ft or less). Do not go up to green and putt, (your partners may be able to help you with your cart), return to cart path and drive to green.  Park on the cart path or if not on the path, be sure you are parked behind the green.  We caution every driver to never drive over a curb and please not too close to the tee boxes.

No. 23 - Out of Bounds:  It is stroke and distance, but to speed up play, drop ball two club lengths in bounds, from where the ball first went out of bounds.  Add two strokes.

Sue Warner’s Rules & Etiquette 2010 & 2011

Wrong Ball (15-3-b) If a player makes a stroke or strokes at a wrong ball, he incurs a penalty of two strokes.

Putting Green:  Lifting and Cleaning Ball (16-1-b) A ball on the putting green may be lifted and, if desired, cleaned.  The position of the ball must be marked before it is lifted and the ball must be replaced.

Flagstick Attended, Removed, or Held Up  (17-1) Before making a stroke from anywhere on the course, the player may have the flagstick attended, removed, or held up to indicate the position of the hole.

Striking the Ball More than Once (14-4) If a player’s club strikes the ball more than once in the course of a stroke, the player must count the stroke and add a penalty stroke, making two strokes in all.

Playing Moving Ball (14-5) A player must not make a stroke at his ball while it is moving.  When the ball begins to move only after the player has begun the stroke or the backward movement of his club for a stroke (as on a very windy day, for example), he incurs no penalty.

Ball Moving in Water (14-6) When a ball is moving in water in a water hazard, the player may, without penalty, make a stroke, but he must not delay in making his stroke in order to allow the wind or current to improve the position of the ball.  A ball moving in water in a water hazard may be lifted if the player elects to count a penalty stroke.

Substituted Ball – General (15-1) A player must hole out with the ball played from the teeing ground unless the ball is lost or out of bounds and the player has substituted another ball.

Ball in Hazard; Prohibited Actions  (13-4) Before making a strike at a ball which is in a bunker or other hazard, the player shall not ground his club, touch or remove loose impediments (leaves, branches, stones, etc.), or smooth the sand

Striking the Ball (14-1) The ball must be fairly struck at with the head of the club and must not be pushed, scraped, or spooned.

Assistance (14-2-b) A player must not allow anyone to position himself on or close to an extension of the line of play or the line of path behind the ball.

Artificial Device/Unusual Equipment (14-3) The player must not use any artificial device or unusual equipment that might assist him (a) in making a stroke or (b) for the purpose of gauging or measuring distance or conditions that might affect his play.

Artificial devices/Unusual Equipment (14-3-c) A player may use the following to assist him in gripping his club: (1) Plain gloves may be worn, (2) Resin, powder, and drying or moisturizing agents may be used, and (3) A towel or handkerchief may be wrapped around the grip.  NOTE:  Players may use a device that measures or gauges the distance only.

Identifying Ball (12-2) Each player should put an identification mark oh his ball.  If a player has  reason to believe a ball at rest is his, and it is necessary to lift the ball in order to identify it, he may do so without penalty.

Improving Lie of Ball (13-2) A player must not improve the position or lie of his ball by pressing a club on the ground or moving, bending  or breaking anything growing or fixed.

Building Stance (13-3) A player is entitled to place his feet firmly in taking his stance, but he must not build a stance.  (A stance consists of a player placing his feet in position for and preparatory to making a stroke.

Provisional Ball (10-3) If a player plays a provisional ball or another ball from the teeing ground, he must do so after his opponents have made their tee shots.

Teeing (11-1) When a player is putting a ball into play from the teeing ground, it must be played from within the teeing ground.  A player may stand outside the teeing ground to play the ball within it.

Tee-Markers (11-2) Before a player makes his first shot with any ball on the teeing ground of the hole being played, the tee-markers are deemed to be fixed.  They may not be moved.

Ball Falling off Tee (11-3) If a ball, when not in play, falls off a tee or is knocked off a tee by the player in addressing it, it may be re-teed without penalty.  However, if a stroke is made at the ball, whether the ball is moving or not, the stroke counts, but there is no penalty.

Searching for Ball; Seeing ball (12-1)  In searching for his ball anywhere on the course, the player may touch or bend long grass, bushes, leaves, or the like, but only to the extent necessary to find and identify it, provided that this does not improve the lie of the ball, the area of his intended stance or swing, or his line of play.

Advice (8-1) A player must not give advice to any of his competitors or receive advice from them.

Indicating Line of Play (8-2-a)  Except on the putting green, a player may have the line of play indicated to him by anyone, but no one may be positioned on or close to the line when the stroke is being made.

On the Putting Green (8-2-b) On the putting green the player or any of the other players may, before but not during the stroke, point out a line for putting.  A mark must not be placed anywhere to indicate a line for putting.

Strokes Taken  (9-1) The number of strokes a player has taken includes any penalty strokes incurred.

Practice before Competition/Tournament  (7-1-b) Before a round on any day of stroke play competition (a tournament), a competitor must not practice on the course or test the surface of any putting green on the course.

Ball Unfit for Play (5-3) A ball is unfit for play if it is visibly cut, cracked, or out of shape.  A ball is not unfit for play solely because mud or other materials adhere to it, its surface is scratched or scraped, or its paint is damaged or discolored.

Ball (6-5) The responsibility for playing the proper ball rests with the player.  Each player should put an identification mark on his/her ball.  Hitting someone else’s ball is a two stroke penalty.

Order of Play (10-2-b) After the players have started play of the hole, the ball farthest from the hole is played first.  If the balls are equidistant from the hole or their positions relative to the hole are not determinable, the ball to be played first should be determined by lot.

Be sure to have your name on each of your clubs.  (Use those address labels that come in the mail.)  This way if you lose a club, it can be returned to you.  Also, identify your ball with your initials or something to prevent someone from hitting your ball by mistake.  This causes penalty strokes!

Every swing you make with the intention of hitting the ball counts as a stroke.  Even if you swing and miss (whiff), it is a stroke.  This applies to putts as well as full swings.

A ball can only be lifted and cleaned when it is on the putting green. The position of the ball must be marked first and the ball replaced after it is cleaned.  (Rule 16 – 1b)

Remain quiet while others are hitting or putting.

Undue delay;  Slow play.  A player must play without undue delay and in accordance with pace of play guidelines.  Move briskly, and if you’re chatting, keep walking.  A hole should take no longer than 12-15 minutes to play.

Be sure to check in at the Pro Shop at least 30 minutes before your tee time and be ready to play.  Call the Pro Shop and someone in your foursome if you can’t play so people won’t be waiting for you.

Our group will play “Winter Rules” during the entire season.  This means you may improve your lie by moving your ball (in the fairway) with the club head only, no more than 6 inches but no closer to the hole.  You may not move your ball if it’s in the rough, a sand trap, on the green, or from behind an obstruction.

Some players hit farther than others.  In order to move play along, if you know you will not hit into the group in front of you, go ahead and hit your ball.  If for any reason you think you might hit into the group in front of you, wait.

Sue Warner’s Rules & Etiquette 2009

To keep play moving, putt now and score later.  After completing a hole, move ahead to the next tee box before writing down your score.

The responsibility for playing the proper ball rests with the player.  Each player should put an identification mark on her ball.

The use of cell phones on the golf course can be a distraction to the other players and should be limited to emergency calls only.

Help your playing partners by watching the flight of their balls, especially off the tee.  Using a visual marker, such as a tree or bush, to remember where the ball landed will help your group find the ball quickly.

You may not ground your club or touch any part of the bunker with your club during set up or back swing.  This is a 2-stroke penalty. 

WHO’S AWAY?  The player who is farthest from the hole has the right to play first – even if that player is on the green and someone else is off the green.

Players should play at a good pace.  It is the group’s responsibility to keep up with the group in front, not ahead of the group behind them.

When a player’s ball is in a hazard (sand trap), a stone lying in or touching the hazard may not be moved.

A player must hole out with the same ball that she played from the tee box unless the ball is lost or out of bounds.  (This means no substituting an old ball to get over the water!)

“Gimme” putts are not free!  They are to be counted as a stroke, the same as if the player actually struck the ball.  Also, “gimme” putts cannot be used during a tournament. 

If a ball lands in casual water (such as a puddle from rain or the sprinkler system) a player may move the ball (no closer to the hole) without penalty.

Pat Swift’s Rules & Etiquette 2007

Rule 18-5:  If your ball is accidentally moved on the green by another player’s ball, you must replace it to its original position.

Rule 19-5: The other player plays her ball where it came to rest.

Rule 28: Unplayable Lie:  If a player deems her ball to be unplayable, one option is to drop a ball within two clubs length of the spot where the ball lay, but not nearer the hole, with one-stroke penalty.

Rule 4-4: A player must have no more than 14 clubs in her bag during a round of golf.

Rule 19-4: If your chip shot should fall short of the hole after it hits a club of another player who left it lying half on and half off the green, neither player incurs a penalty.  It’s your responsibility to check for any obstructions.  You must play your ball where it came to rest.

Rule 25-2: If your ball comes to rest in the fairway in mud or casual water, you may take relief by locating the nearest unsaturated area and drop, without penalty, one club-length.

Rule 24-2:  Immovable obstruction - Definition:  anything artificial that is in bounds and is not easily moved.  Examples:  Cart paths, electric power boxes, maintenance sheds, ball washer, etc.  If your ball is on the obstruction, or stance or swing is interfered with, you may take a drop, without penalty, within one club length of the nearest point of relief.

Rule 25.1: Water in bunker - Drop the ball in the bunker without penalty.  Or drop the ball outside the bunker, in line where the ball lay, with a one stroke penalty.

If a player’s club strikes the ball more than once in the course of a stroke, the player must count the stroke and add a penalty stroke, making two strokes in all.

Whoever finishes putting first should pick up the flag stick and be ready to put it back in the cub when the last person has holed her put.

Boundaries:  If any part of your ball touches a hazard line, it’s in the hazard.  Same goes for the putting green and tee box area.  But, a ball must be completely out-of-bounds or it’s still in bounds.

A ball is considered lost when it is not found by anyone within five minutes of searching.  The penalty for lost ball is a stroke plus distance.  If you go back to the original place the ball was struck, it is a one stroke penalty. If you drop a ball and hit from the place you thought it was lost then the distance becomes one stroke, therefore, if you do this it is a two stroke penalty.

To speed pace of play, after hitting one ball into the water, you may carry the ball across and drop on the other side of the hazard.  Example, if you are lying 2, and your third shot goes in the water, count 3 in, 4 out, plus 1 to carry over.  After dropping on the other side of the hazard, you are lying 5, hitting 6.  You may try to hit over a second time dropping a ball behind point of entry, but after two balls in the water, you must carry over.

A ball barely touching the green is on the green.

You cannot repair a divot in the fairway or rough if it is in your line of play.

To keep things moving, putt now, score later.  After completing a hole, move ahead to the next tee box before writing down your score.

Doris Jenkins’ Rules & Etiquette 2006

Question:
If there are several twosomes behind you, does a foursome have the right away?

Answer:
I talked to Pat at LaFortune and he said the two twosomes should make a foursome. But in the event that you do have more than one twosome behind you, as long as you keep moving, you should not have to let them play through.  If you let more than one twosome play through, you would be so far behind that it would not be practical.

Be on Time (arrive 30 minutes early).

If a ball, when not in play, falls off a tee or is knocked off the tee by the player addressing it, it may be re-teed without penalty.  However, if a stroke is made at the ball, the stroke counts.

If a competitor makes a stroke or strokes at the wrong ball (that is not in a hazard) he incurs a penalty of two strokes.