Members of the Discovery Bay Women’s Golf Club observed Memorial Day during their weekly play with a game of Flags.

Members of the Discovery Bay Women’s Golf Club observed Memorial Day during their weekly play with a game of Flags.

GOLF: Discovery Bay Women’s Club observes Memorial Day

Discovery Bay Women play Flags

PORT TOWNSEND — Members of the Discovery Bay Women’s Golf Club gathered on a perfect day for golf to play a game of Flags in observance of Memorial Day.

In this game, each player’s score to try and better is calculated by adding an 18-hole course handicap to the course’s par-72 layout (example 72 + 19= 91 strokes).

When that player reaches a total of 91 strokes on the course, she must plant her flag where the ball comes to rest: in the fairway, in a bunker, out of bounds or on the green and is out of the contest.

The winners will be those who return to the clubhouse still in possession of their flags.

No player completed the round without planting her flag; however two players made it to the final green, but short of the hole out.

Dee Sweeney came in first place with her ball resting only 3 feet from the hole. Barb Aldrich took second place when her final stroke landed 10 feet from the hole. Each player was only two strokes over their calculated score when their balls were holed out.

Aldrich said “the competition was keen and lots of fun was had by the members who later enjoyed a lite luncheon of hors d’oeuvres in the clubhouse.”

PT Ladies active

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Ladies Golf Club played two games of competition early in their season.

Ladies are welcome to join the group, which gathers Tuesdays at the Port Townsend Golf Club for 9-hole rounds at 9:30 a.m. to tee off at 10 a.m.

Lucky Seven was the game of the week. Players can select two of their nine holes to revert the score to par.

Katherine Buchanan was first with 27, Judy Munden second with 30 and third was a tie at 32 between Barb Aldrich and Betty Gastfield.

The previous week’s competition was a game called Disaster.

Always striving to improve their golf games, the women were penalized one point for making a mistake ( a disaster) on the course.

Golf errors or no-nos include: whiffing on your ball, hitting the ball out of bounds or into a hazard or bunker, hitting a tree, or three putting on the green, etc.

Each mistake racks up a point or demerit. The player with the lowest number of error points wins the competition. Aldrich was first with 0 points, Starla Audette was second with one point, and Barb Matter was third with three points.

Peninsula Daily News

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