Bella Vista 9 Hole Women's Golf Association
A fun loving group, making friends and playing golf
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14 Darla Luzum
15 Karin Fowler
17 Mimi Tyte
28 Sandra Foster
We are happy to welcome a new member - Chris Pulhamus.
MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT - Rhonda Dietz
We had a beautiful day for golf—finally—and I hope those of you who played had fun. It was great to see so many of you at the course.
Monday, June 1, We will be playing at Scotsdale, 2 flights on the front nine (probably C&D) and 2 flights on the back nine (probably A&B). We will be playing a new game devised by our golf chairperson, Peggy Pfeifer: Yellow Ball. It’s a foursome team game. I have yellow balls and I will give one to each foursome. How it works: Player #1 plays Hole #1 using the yellow ball and her score for that hole counts and then the team adds the lowest score from one of the other 3 players. The team’s score for that hole is the total of the 2 scores (yellow ball plus one other). Then, Player #2 gets the yellow ball for the second hole and so on. If the yellow ball is lost, no worries: just use another ball and designate it as the yellow ball. No need to memorize this, golf ops will put instructions on our scorecards.
2). Regarding our handicaps, Susan Nuttall, our scoring chairperson, did quite a bit of work to clear up handicap issues for some of you. We will continue to help other people who may be having an issue. Hopefully, everything will be fixed as soon as possible. Thanks, everyone, for your patience.
3). It’s been brought to my attention that there is some confusion about putting with the pool noodles in the holes. Because we award prizes for fewest putts, our league is quite strict about putting. We must putt out everything and the ball must come to rest on top of the pool noodle. Saying that “the ball would have gone in the hole—and stayed—if the noodle wasn’t there” is a judgement call and we do not do that in our league when counting putts.
4). When we had to end our game early on May 4 at Scotsdale due to the storm, some of you went into the pro shop and received rain checks. I realized today that not all of you knew to do that. If you didn’t receive a rain check, you may want to contact the Scotsdale pro shop and discuss this with them.
5). Those of you who have not yet received your yellow 2020 BV9WGA handbook with our member list in it, please call me at 610-295-2132 and let’s arrange a way for you to get it.
Wishing you continued good health,
Rhonda Clymer Dietz
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.
- Group leaders need to pick up all annual players tags for the day of play.
- No more than 10 people in the pro shops at a time.
- Please no congregating in social areas before and after play, if at all possible.
- All fresh food items as well as all poured beverages will cease until further notice.
- 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.
- 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.
- All bunker rakes will be removed until further notice.
- The maintenance 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.
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.