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A fun loving group, making friends and playing golf


Pre-season golf to continue thru April with regular season delayed to May.

Sign up on the PRESEASON form, even if you signed up for regular golf before we delayed the start of the regular season.

To sign up or cancel for next week - Click Here

Call or email Susan Nuttall 630-217-8214, email susanvnuttall@gmail.com

2020 BV9WGA Survey Summary

1. Delay Official Start of the Season to May 4th

2. Have an outdoor gathering of the Big/Little Sisters May 30th - 2 pm at Tanyard Creek Pavillion

3. Continue with Pre-season golf April 6 - 27

Survey Results Click Here

Meet our new Members

Carolyn Merritt

Dana Hill

Vicki Marts

My husband, Jeff, and I moved from Wichita Kansas to Bella Vista about three and a half years ago. We both enjoy golfing and bass fishing and are really loving retirement life! I'm excited to start my second year of golf this spring and hoping to learn a lot by playing with this awesome group.

Lisa Velo

Mary Rice

Michelle Poplin

Fran Boulware -- Fran is one of our new members. She moved here about 4 month ago from Columbus, Ks. and married Jay, who has lived here for 21 years. They both had lost spouses. He also was from Columbus so they had known each other for 40 years. Together they have 6 children, 11 grand children and 2 great grand children. Fran has not played golf for the past 8 years as she was the care giver to her late husband. Jay had her fitted for new golf clubs and she's taken some lessons from Hillery. What a great start Fran. Welcome to the 9 Hole Golf Club!

Kathy Griffith

I have lived in Bella Vista for 15 years and recently retired from Walmart Corporate Real Estate. I played on golf teams in high school and college, but then work-a-day life took over so I’ve only played a half dozen times in the past 40 years. Ready to get back to it! Be patient, I’m very inconsistent but hoping to get better. I’m not competitive. I just love the beauty of the outdoors and good company.

Pam Larimer

My husband and I moved to Bella Vista last October and was just getting so excited to be able to get out and get involved in golf and all that Bella Vista has to offer. We moved here to be close to our daughter, son-in-law and our granddaughter born last August, they live in Rogers. We are also tennis players, but looking forward to trying to play golf again. We moved here from Maumelle, AR and so excited about a new chapter in our life and being first time grandparents, it is hard to top that. I am still working on my handicap, I still need one more 9 hole round and then I will be set to play when we are finally able to get out in groups again.

Mary Henning

I started golfing in 2010 when we moved to Bella Vista. My other hobbies include line-dancing, hiking, and reading. My husband Charlie and I have three children and three grandchildren. I’m looking forward to making new friends in our 9 hole group.

2020 Bella Vista 9 Hole Women's Handbook is now available - to view Click Here

For more about us Click Here

We send cards to our members experiencing illness, death in the family or other difficulties? We need your help - let us know if you are aware of any situations.

March Birthday

20 Heather Fillman

25 Gayle Winsor

April Birthdays

2 Sue Prather

2 Pam Larimer

4 Darlene Manchester

8 Wanda Patzer

22 Dana Hill

22 Kelly Dostart

23 Nancy Gross

28 Dee Kincade

May Birthday

9 Elaine Vatalaro

19 Carolyn Merritt

20 Chris Baker

28 Brenda Suydam

30 Rebecca Turner

MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT -

Rhonda Dietz


Your officers, board members and committee chairs decided to cancel the brunch scheduled for Mon Mar 30 at Riordan Hall. It is good that we made that decision as we just learned that the POA would have canceled us even if we had decided to proceed. We are looking at possibly rescheduling a social event when we feel it is safe for us to do so. For instance, we play a shotgun at Scotsdale GC on May 4...if it is safe for us to congregate once again, we may try to plan a luncheon following golf. At this point, Jane Long has held onto your brunch checks and we will return them to you on our golf days.

The 2020 BV9 handbooks are completed (thank you, Shari Ogburn and Julia Doverspike) and we will distribute your handbooks at the first few golf dates until all of you have received them. In the meantime, Pat Slatton, our webmaster, has put a link to the handbook on our BV9wga.com website.

Canceling the brunch is hard on our league’s new members and we are disappointed that we can’t give them the nice welcome that we had planned for them at the brunch. However, we are considering holding small group meetings OUTSIDE, perhaps in a pavilion, with each new member, her big sister, Kathy King (who is our Big Sister chairperson), me and one or more of our league’s officers. As these plans develop, Kathy King will be back in touch with our new members.

We received the following message from the POA --At this time Golf courses will not be closing.

With that said, I’m asking group leaders to help managed their players outside and those wanting to come into the pro shops.

  1. Group leaders need to pick up all annual players tags for the day of play.
  2. No more than 10 people in the pro shops at a time.
  3. Please no congregating in social areas before and after play, if at all possible.
  4. All fresh food items as well as all poured beverages will cease until further notice.
  5. Please leave flag sticks in the hole, fewer hands that touch the flag the better.
  6. All ball washes will be removed from the golf course until further notice.
  7. Please help us by discarding your trash at the bathrooms or when you return your cart to the cart shed, fewer hands that touch trash the better.
  8. All bunker rakes will be removed until further notice.
    1. The maintenance staff will rake bunkers once a day.
    2. Local rule is in effect, place your ball in the bunker in a undisturbed area no near to the hole.
    3. Please use your feet to level the bunker as best as you can.

Safety Actions on the Golf Course

Please leave flag sticks in the hole, fewer hands that touch the flag the better.

All ball washes will be removed from the golf course until further notice.

All bunker rakes will be remover until further notice.

  • The maintance staff will rake bunkers once a day.
  • Local rule is in effect, place your ball in the bunker in a undisturbed area no near to the hole.
  • Please use your feet to level the bunker as best as you can.

Please help us by discarding your trash at the bathrooms or when you return your cart to the cart shed, fewer hands that touch trash the better.

HAPPY GOLFING.

Please use our website for links to our membership application. Jane Long, our membership chairperson, and I thank those of you who already have renewed your membership and we hope that all of you will do so soon. In addition to our website, Jane also will have membership forms at the Kingsdale Pro Shop. Here is a link to the membership application on our website:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/11GnyjTDGLDqOc5775OJRO96ZCaWt0sIU/view?usp=drivesdk

We hope that you will encourage others to join our league. Please be aware that, due to the new World Handicap system now in effect, it is essential that new members who do not have established Bella Vista golf course handicaps submit five score cards. There are many us willing to play with new prospective members to help them achieve the scorecards for five 9-hole rounds (an 18-hole round counts as two 9-hole rounds). These score cards can be turned in to Golf Ops at Country Club or to Kathy King, our Big Sister chairperson. Our preseason golf is an excellent way for new members to establish their handicaps.

With the new World Handicap system in effect now, our scoring committee, chaired by Susan Nuttall, has met to be sure that we are ready. Also, Pairings chairperson Margo Eckhardt and her committee have met to make sure that all goes smoothly. Peggy Pfeifer, our Golf Chairperson, and her committee will be coordinating the games and the golf courses, which is especially important this year since we are playing a variety of courses.

There are many women volunteering their time to make sure that you have a wonderful time golfing with BV9WGA this season and I thank them from the bottom of my heart. I look forward to seeing you at brunch, to golfing with you and to being your president this year.

Thank our Sponsors