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2006 12th Annual Beaver Island Ladies Golf Tournament

Ladies find Perfection

It really doesn't get any better. At least not in the view of co-organizer Nels Worsfold.

“It was a perfect turnout. A perfect tournament,” she said of the annual Ladies’ Golf Tournament held on a bright and sunny July 21 Saturday.

Adding to the enjoyment of the players was the not-to-be-unnoticed effort by course owner John Works, Jr. in readying the course for tourney action.
“The course is better than ever,” Worsfold said. “John and his crew worked late last night changing the holes and preparing the greens. He has been very supportive of everything we wanted to do.”

The approach to asking John to move the holes from their traditionally difficult Fourth of July tournament placement, fell to another co-organizer, Doris Larson, who created a handmade card with the request penned in a catchy poem (and leave it to Doris to do so in perfect iambic tetrametry).

Yet not to be outdone by the perfect play on the day, Worsfold added of the luncheon catered by Caroline Works and her sister Jennifer, “The food was perfect. It was great for us to stay together after the tournament and share the wonderful meal.”

The cloth-covered tables set out of the sun, under the covered tarp, were adorned with floral arrangements by co-organizer Ruth Igoe from flowers donated by Heidi Connor. At every setting there was a gift package for each player that included a golf towel imprinted with the date and new Ladies’ Tournament logo, as well as a golf ball printed to commemorate the day.

Lest we not forget the outcome, the tournament title was claimed by the foursome of Jayne Bailey, Jane Maehr, Jeanne Howell, and Marianne Brown, who shot a one-over-par 36 on the day.

Taking second place with a fine 38 was the team of Ruth Igoe, Pat Rowley, Sandy Simpson, and Leone Schellenberg. Two teams finished tied for third at 39. They were the team of Jean Carpenter, Florence Neumann, Sue Welke, and Sandy Birdsall, and the team of Marg Charbeneau, Doris Larson, Annette Dashiell, and the combined spot of Lynn Martin and Trudy Works.

Following the tournament a putting contest was organized by ‘Bunker’ Bob Simpson. “The idea came from similar putting contests held at the Arnold Palmer course at the Villages in Florida,” Bunker chipped in.

After two rounds of nerve-wracking competition, the final two participants, Kay Mcelwain and Jeanne Howell, who had successfully putted their way from one foot away from the hole to nine feet out from a golfer’s favorite sound, agreed to simply split the title and the winnings. Also finishing in a tie for third were Marianne Brown and Ruth Kelly.

When all was finally said and done, it was, as Worsfold put it, “A perfect day.”


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