Michigan Women’s Golf Association (MWGA) End of Season Competition Results and October 27 New Rules of Golf Seminar
Written By: shelton@mwgolf.org

 

October 12, 2018, Farmington, Mich. The MWGA Match Play League (MPL) Championship played at Lake Forest GC in Ann Arbor, Mich. had a surprising ending when the two final competitors finished in a tie after 18 holes and made the decision to share the title. Thus Deb Horning (Bloomfield Hills), Flight 1, and Denise Buechel (Walled Lake), Flight 4, share the title as 2018 MPL Champions! The rest of the field playing that day divided into two teams, the Red Team and Blue Team and at the end of the matches, the Blue Team won 4.0 points to 3.0 points.

    The always popular 2-Day/2-Person Eraser held at The Nightmare in West Branch, Mich. Sept. 22-23 had very good attendance as usually is the case. 92 competitors enjoyed the course and at the end of the two days, winners of first and second Low Gross and first and second Low Net were as follows in the four flights:

 

FLIGHT 1

Team Gross

Team Net

FLIGHT 2

Team Gross

Team Net

FLIGHT 3

Team Gross

Team Net

FLIGHT- MIXED

Team Gross

Team Net

 

1LG

Horning, Debra

Gagnon, Yvette

(Bloomfield Hills)

163

131

1LG MacPherson, Terry (Royal Oak)

Stoddard, Linda

(Walled Lake)

 

167

124

1LG

Grembos, Mary (Macomb)

Brandt, Marla

186

130

1LG

Ennis, Kevin

Pritzl, Pam (Plymouth)

156

137

1LN

Middleton, Melissa

Harrell, Dawn

169

128

1LN

Curtis, Karen

Hirschfield, Stephanie

172

126

1LN

Kamlay, Teri (Oxford)

Draggoo, Jeanne

189

126

1LN

Brauser, Glenn

Brauser, Mary Ann

(Rochester Hills)

163

127

2LG

Rogers, Lori (Macomb)

Bayagich, Olivia (Washington)

163

139

2LG

Van Gorp, Alethea

(Livonia)

Chomic, Elizabeth

176

130

2LG

Staub, Pam (Oxford)

Taylor, Mary Ellen

(Oxford)

186

130

2LG

Pearson, Greg (Royal Oak)

Pearson, Ann

(Lincoln)

160

136

2LN

Chapa, Jodie (South Lyon)

Byl, Carolyn

(Troy)

166

131

2LN

Bermingham, Linda (Rochester)

Stockton, Lu

(Canton)

181

133

2LN

Genow, Janet (Ada)

Busby, Ann

(Grand Rapids)

190

134

2LN

Humphrey, Elaine

Humphrey, Dennis

(Clinton Township)

164

128

 

For complete results, including Closest to the Flagstick and Chip-In winners, visit www.mwgolf.org.

 

 

 

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    On Saturday, October 27, the MWGA will host a seminar on the 2019 Rules of Golf, many of which are new or revised. The seminar will start at 9am with lunch and optional golf afterward at Oak Pointe Country Club in Brighton, Mich. The $35 registration fee includes: 2 hours of rules instruction, Q&A, lunch and a 2019 USGA Rules of Golf book. ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND!

    Golf will be available after lunch for $60 on the Honors course. Tee times have been reserved starting at 1pm. To reserve a time for yourself and your group, call the Oak Pointe pro shop at 810-227-9194.

    On Saturday, November 10 from 9am-1pm an MWGA Long Range Planning Meeting for members only will be held at The Tin Cup Bar and Grill at Whispering Willows Golf Course in Livonia. There is no cost to attend. A full breakfast buffet will be included at 9:30am. Register online at www.mwgolf.org by November 2 so the restaurant can plan for enough food. The golf course will be open for play after the meeting.

    Some topics to be discussed include:

  • What do members want MWGA to be for the next 3-5 years
  • Are members satisfied with 10-12 golf events annually
  • What formats and courses are desired
  • How does the association continue the Girls Golf Program when members are not available to help
  • Do members want social events and golf trips during the spring and winter months
  • How does the association grow its membership among younger golfers
  • What else would members like from the MWGA

    If members cannot attend but have thoughts to be shared, they can email Francine Pegues, President, at Pegues@mwgolf.org or call her at 313-822-2026.

    For those not familiar with the Michigan Women’s Golf Association, membership is available to amateur female golfers of all ages and skill levels – from students in high school and college to experienced, super senior golfers and all women in between. In addition, MWGA members may sponsor a male for membership, allowing an avenue y which to obtain a USGA Index. An association membership is offered to organizations and businesses wishing to support and receive information from the MWGA, a 501(c)(3) organization established in 1986 with presently over 200 members.

         The MWGA provides a variety of golf competitions, rules and skills clinics and a match play league (MPL) for female golfers. A couple of competitions are open to member male partners too. An excellent Girls Golf Program offering golf instructions for girls and boys as well as a junior golf league is also available.

         For additional information about the Michigan Women’s Golf Association or to make a tax-deductible donation, visit them at www.mwgolf.org.  

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    Accompanying photos:

  1. Denise Buechel, Joan Cleland (MPL Coordinator) and Deb Horning 2018.
  2. MPL Finale-blue team 2018 (L-R): Deb Ballam, Regina Love, Cathy Mezo, Joan Cleland, Faye Bessette, Sue Merrick, Lonnee Regits, Yvette Gagnon (frt.),Liz Cantu, Pam Pritzl, Lu Stockton, Raida Abdullah and Olivia Bayagich.
  3. MPL Finale-red team 2018 (L-R): Terry MacPherson, Unha Murray, Monica Oliver, Micki Valant, Cindy Hill, Sandy Zureki, Pat Shelton, Judy Nantau, Andrea Williams, Harriett Forniss and Barb Coury.
  4. F1 Winners: Carolyn Bly, Jodie Chapa, Lori Rogers, Melissa Middleton, Dawn Harrell, Deb Horning and Yvette Gagnon-2018 Eraser
  5. F2 Winners: Elizabeth Chomic, Alethea Van Gorp, Linda Bermingham, Lu Stockton, Stephanie Hirschfield, Karen Curtis, Linda Stoddard, Terry MacPherson-2018 Eraser
  6. F3 Winners: Janet Genow, Ann Busby, Pam Staub, Mary Ellen Taylor, Teri Kamlay, Jeanne Draggoo, Maria Brandt, Mary Grembos-2018 Eraser
  7. Mixed Winners: Glenn & Mary Ann Brauser, Greg & Ann Pearson, Pam Pritzl & Kevin Ennis, Dennis & Elaine Humphrey
 
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