Scrambles in golf involve teams of four playing their own ball. They choose the most advantageous ball position from the four tee shots and then, everyone hits their second shot from that position. And so on, until the first ball finds the bottom of the cup. Scrambles are also word games. Letters of the intended word are jumbled up for the reader to decipher. The first letter of each paragraph below should be unscrambled for the name of a current LPGA professional. Solve the puzzle before looking at the answer given at the end.

Last month, on Monday, April 12 and Tuesday, April 13, the inaugural Member/Member Eclectic Tournament got off the starting blocks with a bang. Run by Nancy Sartor, Sharon Kreutzen and Cathe Kropp, this fun event rewarded two-person teams who, on the second day eclectic, bettered their first day best net scores. If the first day net score was the better of the two, they had the option of choosing that. The combination of their best net scores for both days resulted in their total scores.

Overall First Gross was won by Helen Graham and Mary Ribacchi with a gross score of 65. Overall First Net winners were Judy Melo and Brenda Brown with a net score of 52.

Exhibiting considerable golfing skills themselves, winners from the various flights were: First Flight Gross winners Takeyo Eakin and Sandra Murray with a gross score of 70; First Flight Net winners: Francie Entz and Gail Fosmire with a 57; Second Flight Gross winners Geri Conser and Venetia Lewis with a gross score of 76; Second Flight Net winners: Dede Crowder and Mary Floerke with a 55; Third Flight Gross winners Judy Briney and Vernie Tupa with a gross score of 81; Third Flight Net winners: Eleanor Kehlenbeck and Marcia Keim with a 57. And to cap off this outstanding tournament, the day concluded with the first general meeting and sit-down luncheon since the pandemic began.

ACE Day arrived on the 20th of April, springing Takeyo Eakin with a gross score of 86 into April’s Overall Gross Winner and Margie Buhler with a net score of 67 into Overall Net Winner for the month of April. From the Red/Yellow tee, Gross winners were first Helen Graham and 2nd Mary Ribacchi; the Red/Yellow net winner was Deb Finn. Flighted winners from the Red Tees were : 1st Flight – Gross -1st Deb Ousley and 2nd Eila Sallaberry; Net – 1st Nancy Sartor and 2nd Judy Briney; 2nd Flight – Gross 1st Ret Convey and 2nd Venetia Lewis; Net – 1st Kathleen Houser and 2nd Joan Chyall; 3rd Flight – Gross – 1st Jan Kreis and 2nd Marsha Camp; Net – Ann Running; 4th Flight – Gross - 1st Kathy DeMerritt and 2nd Eleanor Kehlenbeck; Net - Deb Fenton; 5th Flight – Gross - 1st Deanna McCann and 2nd Linda Watkins; Net - Cathe Kropp; Red/Aqua Flight – Gross – 1st Lynn Stewart and 2nd Karen Vander Jagt; Net – Sylvia Kastelic. Quality Paint and Body sponsored the Closest to the Pin award on SaddleBrooke #6, which was won by Roxann Hanson, whose tee shot rested 8 feet 2 inches from the hole.

Delegated to represent SBWGA-18 at the Arizona State Medallion Tournament in Phoenix next January are the newly installed SBWGA-18 State Medallion Winners for 2021: Gross Winner, Helen Graham for an aggregate gross score of 155 over two rounds of four ACE Day competitions and Net Winner, BJ Murray for an aggregate net score of 138 over two rounds of four ACE Day competitions.

Kachina Dolls travelled to the Tucson City course Dell Urich on April 26 for the outing hosted by SBWGA-18. Twenty-one players were sent by SBWGA-18 and the Niner’s. The latter’s members Sheryl Nugent and Sandy Wagoner were part of the 4th place winning foursome.

Rain on Tuesday, April 27 swept through Nassau— the game, that is— and, for most players, it wiped out nine holes of their round. Lowest net scores for the front 9, the back 9 and for the total 18 holes took home the prizes. Only the first three flights completed 18 holes. The winners in Flight 1 were: Ann Chatham, front 33; Helen Graham, back 35; Deb Finn, total 67. Flight 2 winners were: Judy Briney, front 35; Lynn Stewart, back 36; Margie Buhler, total 73. Flight 3 winners were: Joan Chyall, front 36; Debra Sherman and Sarah Earnest tied on the back 40; Maggie Falconer, total 75. Flight 4 winners were: Mary Floerke, front 38, and Kathy DeMerritt, back 33. Flight 5 winners were: Barb Katz, front 33, and Eleanor Kehlenbeck, back 36. Flight 6 winners were: Judy Schilling, front 35, and, tied for back at 38, Marcia Keim and Sandy Collins.

Yvonne Lecornu took Closest to the Pin on SaddleBrooke No. 6 when her tee shot rolled to 13-feet, 7-inches to the hole. Ridgeview Therapy sponsored the award.

Net and gross scores did not decide the outcome of the game on Tuesday, May 4. The most Stableford points accumulated by a two-person team determined the winners. Points were given in the following manner: 1 for a bogey, 2 for a par, 3 for a birdie and 4 for an eagle. Winners in the various flights were: Flight 1- 1st Kay Kunze /Deb Ousley, 44; 2nd Brenda Brown/Nan Kartonis, 43; a tie for 3rd at 41 between Takeyo Eakin/Becky Hubbard and Deb Finn/Molly Fullerton; Flight 2 – 1st Kay Cruise/Kathy Minx, 48; 2nd Audrey Costello/Maggie Falconer, 45; a tie for 3rd at 42 between Pam Bicknell/Marsha Camp and Gail Fosmire/Geri Sandilands; Flight 3 – 1st Kathy DeMerritt/Ann Running, 45; 2nd Linda Burnham/Darlene Warner, 43; 3rd Dede Crowder/ Mary Floerke, 42; Flight 4 – a tie for 1st at 41 between Cathe Kropp/Nancy Wyllie and Jan Bukes/Barbara Turriff; a tie for 3rd at 40 between Sandy Collins/Kerry Wolfe and Barb Katz/Kay McCollom. Another General Meeting and luncheon followed the May 4 Stableford partners day. Could this possibly a trend for the future? Here’s to resuming in-person social activities within the league, while still observing necessary precautions for everyone’s health and safety.

Long Realtor, Kathy Minx, sponsored the Closest to the Pin award on Tucson #2 for Tuesday, May 4. Not only does she play well, but she must like to take her money home, for she won her own award. Greenies on Catalina #6 were won by Judy Schilling, Kay Kunze and Mary Ribacchi. Congratulations to all the winners in April and early May, who scrambled to win and evidently solved the puzzle of how to win on a Tuesday on the SaddleBrooke golf courses. And how about our readers? Did you solve the article’s puzzle as well?

Answer to the scramble:



It’s time to tee up!

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