The San Saba Ladies Golf Association met July 21, 2011 for play day with the Chair for July, Sandee Hartley, calling for a game of ‘Nines’, where each person is awarded points according to how they finished the hole with the total number of points being nine. Anita Miles was first and scored the Low Gross for the day, Sandee Hartley second, and Janet Hoyt was third. Anita and Janet also tied for Low Net and Jo Ann Snow and Sandee Hartley tied to split the "Putt Pot". Dorothy Sterner and Hattie Rogers also participated in the fun game. Jo Anne Hardy joined the ladies to watch for a few holes and for lunch. She is having problems with her knee and is in therapy and trying hard to get back to the links.
The ladies met July 14, 2011 with only four ladies present, Sandee Hartley, Dorothy Sterner, Hattie Rogers, and Anita Miles. Therefore, the chair, Sandee, called for a scotch twosome, where it is a team of two and the players alternate shots. Sandee Hartley and Hattie Rogers versus Anita Miles and Dorothy Sterner. It was a battle royal. The two teams tied in score but it was announced that it would be a score card play off in case of a tie. Well, Ms. Hattie was on a role. She had already played lights out, even sinking the last putt on the last hole to tie the score. But the kicker was on the number one handicap hole. Both teams were on the green and she sank a putt all the way across the green for a par and that was the deciding hole for the match. Dorothy and Anita are demanding a rematch! Sandee and Hattie also won the ‘Chip in Pott’. Jo Anne Hardy joined the ladies for lunch.
I wrote earlier in the month about the Baskin’s and their fantastic double eagle on #18 and now I have to make a retraction. I guessed that it was a course record but I was dead wrong and have been corrected more than once. It seems that when the course first opened and James Harkey was in his prime he accomplished this without a partner! James was a great golfer and I am so glad to correct this mistake and give him the glory he deserves. I heard that it was right at sundown and for years the guys called him "Sundown Harkey"! My last visit with James was on that very hole. I couldn’t get over the blankety blank water hazard and I just kept throwing down a ball and trying to get over. I finally made it and when I crossed the water there sat James Harkey and Jim Childress laughing their heads off. I didn’t know I had an audience. But it makes me smile today remembering James and all he meant to the San Saba River Golf Course.
Going out to the golf course is a refreshing treat from reality with the green grass and the beautiful pecan trees and the spraying water fountains! It’s just a great place to meet friends and fellowship and well, just to be ‘swinging!’