Championship at Innisbrook

Innisbrook once again hosted the West Coast year end Championship Tournament on the South and challenging Island Course.   Fifty two members competed in five flights for coveted bragging rights.

A very special thank you to Carrie Bell, and her team of Barb Wellard, Louise Riely Moore and Sue Fisher who did an outstanding job hosting the tournament.Β  And we can’t forget Jake Cummins who helped with all the scoring and announcements.

Day 1 in the middle of the lunar eclipse we played the South Course which was the easier of the two, as long as you didn’t three putt the greens 😊 and the squirrels didn’t grab your snacks.

Day 2 was on the Island Course, a very beautiful and challenging course playing 5,460 yards that wandered through trees and around lots of water.Β  Shot placement was key.

Scores were posted on Golf Genius so I think players were watching the leaderboard and playing accordingly.

We were thrilled that past presidents Jenni Marshall and Mary Ann Neary joined us for lunch on Tuesday.

And our winners were!

Overall Low Gross Champion AA Flight:

Maggie Liu – 77 + 83 = 160 

Runner Up:  

Angie Coleman – 80 + 81 = 161

AA Flight Gross 3rdΒ Place:Β  Jennifer Polich 78 + 88 = 166

AA Flight – Net

1st:  Sara Tasnady 166/150

2nd:  Karen Sergison 169/151

3rd:Β  Julie Treadwell 168/152

A Flight

1st:  Deborah Delaney – 173

2nd:  Peggy Taylor – 173

3rd:  Cathy Moss – 176

4th:  Joyce Hurley – 181

5th:Β  Louise Reilly-Moore – 182

B Flight

1st:  Barbara Wellard – 178

2nd:  Lourdes Sanchez – 183

3rd:  Linda Grasso – 185

4th:  Merci Madar – 186

5th:Β  Nina Rose Hatfield – 190

C Flight

1st:  Patricia Takas – 177

2nd:  Joe Ann Hurst – 186

3rd:  Mary Luccia – 193

4th:  Beverly Russell – 194

5th:Β  Caroline Paprocki – 194

D Flight

1st:  Soozi Kaiser – 191

2nd:  Suzie Patterson – 194

3rd:  Marily Connors – 196

4th:  Donna Kemper – 196

Closest to the Pin Winners:

Day 1:  Linda Pratt, Karlene Trosper, Samara Paice, Lisa Ramos, Jean Cooper

Day 2:Β  Carrie Bell, Pat Takacs, Julie Treadwell, Suzie McRae

Low Putts – Barbara Wellard 60 – great job!

We could not have had a successful tournament without the help of the Innisbrook Team.  A very special thanks to Head Golf Professional Andrew Corry, and Jake Cummins and Rob Spiers who helped with all the scoring and announcements.  Awesome job!

The greens were tricky so thank you (most of the time πŸ˜Š) to Greens Superintendent Ryan Stewart.  A very nice lunch was served on Tuesday and dinner Monday – to thank Chef David Morris and Dining Room Manager Sefane C.  And finally thank you to the General Manager Bobby Barnes for working with us to put a nice package together for the tournament.

WCWGA Annual Meeting

During lunch we held our annual WCWGA meeting.Β  The last board meeting was reviewed, and treasurers report given.Β  Minutes will be posted on the website for those interested.Β Β www.wcwga.comΒ  .Β  Of highlight – Isla Del Sol on Tierra Verde has now joined West Coast for the 2024 – 25 season and we are working on others.

We voted on and welcome our new Officers for 2024 – 2026

President:  Lourdes Sanchez – Avila

VP – Lisa Rosenbaum – Vinoy

Secretary – Jackie Brown – Ardea

Treasurer – Janet Patton Kolb – Hunters Green

Director – Suzie McRae – Tampa Palms

Director – Karen Lesch – Ardea

Thank you again for all that participated!