The San Saba Ladies Golf Association met June 23, 2011 with four ladies showing up for play day, Jo Anne Hardy, Jo Ann Snow, Sandee Hartley, and Dorothy Sterner. Jo Anne Hardy gets good sport of the month, as she has hurt her knee and isn’t able to play golf but shows up on play day to call the game, as she is the Chair for June, and then comes back and joins the ladies for lunch! That is beyond the call of duty! So it goes in the Ladies Association. We are small in number but everyone strives to do more than their part. Jo Anne called for a game of "Mutt & Jeff" where you count only the par threes and par fives less half your handicap.
On the #13 hole Anita Miles showed up to play the last holes with the ladies and she challenged Sandee Hartley to match play for the last few holes and got her revenge from the week before! There was a tie for first place between Dorothy Sterner and Jo Ann Snow. Dorothy had been leading the entire round till she hit that dreaded #18, and alas the water hazzard got her, but she still hung on for a tie for first. Sandee Hartley won the Putt Pot. So, everybody walked away a winner! Sandee was Low Gross and Dorothy Low Net.
The San Saba River Golf Course lost a friend when we lost Clifford Wilson this past week. After Clifford moved back to San Saba he was an active player at the course until health made it impossible for him to play. And this past month, we lost James Harkey, who was like a landmark at the course. James was a charter member and founder and has been an active member his entire life, serving on the board and many committees. After he could no longer play, he simply came out every day and watched and it always made the members smile to see James and they appreciated his continued presence! Our sympathy goes out to the Wilson and Harkey families.
There are all kind of bonds that create friendships for a life time and golf is one of them. So, once again, we invite any lady golfers to come out on Thursday mornings at 9:00 AM and play a round with the ladies. Skill levels are not important and we have a great teacher in our pro, Keith Harris. We welcome new members and life is good at the San Saba River Golf Course where we’re very very busy just a "swinging!"