LaCopa Mixed Golf League of Winter Texans, Feb. 9th

18 golfers braved the cool damp weather, to challenge the par 27 golf course at the Cottonwood Country Club. 

The LaCopa league tees of on Friday’s each week at 10 AM , and is open to senior golfers from various parks in and around Harlingen, Texas.  

The highlights of the days golf: 

Three of the players  scored birdies during their round. Howard Stewart scored his on hole # 3, Bob Martintonni scored his on the 4th hole and Dan Luenesman scored his birdie on hole # 7.

Bob Martintonni shot a 28 for the best individual round of the day.

The Blue and the Pink teams, both turned in rounds of 28 and shared the top spot for the week. Bev, Bill, Howard and Harry played for the blue team while Bob, Dee and Richard made up the Pink team.

Tony, Gerry and Dan played for the White team and scored a 29 for the day.

The Green team turned in a team score of 32, Dwayne, Jo, Dianna and Joyce made up this team.

Doug, Nancy, Becky and Tracy formed the Red team, (this was Tracy’s first round of golf since last winter)  They scored a 33 for the day.

If you like some trivia for the day, it took 18 golfer 650 strokes to get around the course.

On a sad note, Don Riesberg a long time LaCopa Group golfer,  lost his battle with cancer on Wednesday Feb. 7th.  His down to earth outlook on life and his quick humor sure is missed around here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LaCopa league Friday golf

don't need a bag today
golfers worst nightmare

Friday Mixed Golf for the LaCopa League was Wild and entertaining, with the PINK TEAM  leading the field ( can you imagine this, JoyceFoy driving the cart, Dianna Stewart giving her directions on where to drive and Harry (la Core) hanging on  the side of the cart for dear life), as they sped around the golf course recording 8 pars and only one Bogie for a 28 on the round.

They have the bragging rights for the week. 

19 player took part in the chase for the top spot.

The foursome of Dee Martintonni, Howard Stewart, Dwayne Miller and Nancy Rhulow, Shot a 30 and took second place for the White team.  Dee Martintonni had the best round of the day scoring 6 pars and 3 bogies for a round of 30.

The RED TEAM also scored a 30 but lost second place on a count back. Keith Bess, Gerry Busch , Chuck  Force ( new golfer this year) and Doug Mazur. made up this team this week.

The BLUE TEAM of Becky Lunesmann., Jo LaCore , Tony Gaudagnolo. and Richard Lampi somehow managed to stay out of last place with a 32. 

The GREEN TEAM Scored a 33 . This male dominated team,  of Dan Lueesmann, Bob Martintonni, and Bill Stewart. and Bev Gaudagnolo. took 159 strokes to complete the round, Bev G. shot a 40 and she did not have the highest score on this team

 

 

seniors mixed golf

Roll the Dice was the format of week 3, for the LaCopa Inn League, (Week two was rained out).

While the bulk of the Golfers in this league stay at the LaCopa Inn on Tyler Ave, there are other golfers from other Winter Texan parks who play with the league every Friday morning at the cottonwood golf Course on Ed Cary Drive.

Tee time is at 10 A M every Friday,  untill the end of March when most of the Winter Texas head north to the colder climate.

20 golfers took part in the golf today with nice weather.

Roll the dice : Each player is assigned a number from the dice, then tees off , after the tee off the dice is rolled to see  which ball will be used.  this is done on every hole. From that point on it is scramble golf, ( best ball) with each player hitting the ball from that point.

The white team (Dee, Dwayne, tony and Keith) led  the charge around the golf course, turning in a blistering 28 for their round ( they must have had better luck with the dice) than the  Blue Team  of Bob M, Dan L, Jim W, and Gerry B.  Their score was a 36, good for fifth Place. 

The Green of Bill S. , Jo L. , Dianna S. , and Joyce F. turned in their card showing a total score of 31,  they shared their score with the The Red team made up of Nancy R. , Becky L. , Doug M.  and Harry L.

 

 

 

 

 

 

In not quite last place were the Pink Team with a 34 on the day. Teresa W. , Howard S., Bev G. and Richard L, made up this fine team.

The only Birdie of the day went to Becky, Nancy, Harry and Doug, from the Red team.

It was breezy on the course. Bob and his wife Dee are missing from the pictures as they had to leave to play at Treasure Hills golf club.

Golf at Tony butler

The cold weather left the Rio Grande valley and the golfers came out of hiding to play a round or two.

Doug Mazur shown in the picture is hitting his second shot on hole # 9 ,  Keith Bess is sitting in the cart.

The picture was taken from about 80 yards away with a  cell phone.

On the 18 hole round, Doug shot a 96, Keith shot a 84 and Richard Lampi turned in a 92 on the day

 

LaCopa league opener

Friday Jan 12 was opening day for the LaCopa League mixed seniors golf.

The sun was out and a breeze from the north made it a chilly start to the season. A couple of the regular golfers from Winnipeg opted to stay in their warm room,  also two from Iowa who stayed home as well.

13 winter Texans from Ontario, Manitoba, South Dakota and Minnesota  braved the cool sunny weather to play.

Bragging rights for the day when to the blue team of Joyce Foy, Doug Mazur,Bev Guadagnolo, Richard Lampi and Dianna Stewart, they turned in a best score of 30, thanks to Joyce’s solid play.

Second place went to the Red team of Duane Miller, Jim Williams, Keith Bess and Harry LaCore who turned in a 31.  Harry recorded a Birdie on # 2.

Third place was claimed by the foursome of Jo LaCore, Teresa Williams, Howard Stewart and Tony Guadagnolo with a steady 32.  Jo scored a birdie on # nine when she chipped in  from off the green.

 

 

Senior Men’s open golf tourement at Little Falls golf club

The Senior Men’s open golf tournament was played on Aug 8th. It was opened with a moment of silence for long time tournament organizer, Leo Lamarche who  was involved in this tournament as a player and organizer for 28 years. ( he won this tournament in 1996).

 

Greg Tighe wins the 29th annual Seniors Open with a pair of 38’s and a total score of 76

Greg was presented the Barny Modeland Memorial Trophy, by tournament organizer Ray Laquerre

 

64 players from across northwestern Ontario to Alberta, took in the annual event.

Championship flight winners, Don Robertson 77, Kevin Cain 80, Mel Larson 81 on a count back.

Flight #1 winners Tim Fairburn 77, Jerry Cripps 82, Mark Clark 87 on a count back.

Flight #2 winners Franco Calvelli 82, Brian McCallum jr 85, Jim Kusick 87 on a count back.

Flight #3 winners Jean Lambert 86, Jerry Garber 87, John Krann 94.

Flight #4 winners Dave Warren 85, Reed Sherwood 87, Ron Bridgeman 88 on a count back.

Flight #5 winners Gary Braun 88, Al Holt 90, Hartley Beauregard 91.

Flight #6 winners Pat Alexander 94, Pete Barna 94, Lance Beauregard 95.

Flight #7 winners Jim Fowler 94, Richard Lampi 98, Scotty Russell 101.

 

Longest Drive: longest drive seniors for 50 to 70 age group, was Russ Desserre.

Alton Pollard had the longest drive of those over 70 .

Shortest Drive, Larry Ogden.

Closest to the pin on the par three holes, all were given a package of steaks donated by Foodland.

Hartley Beauregard, Don Robertson,Pete Barna.

Thanks to Maxine McCallun and Sally Speck for taking care of the Scoring and posting of the scores.

Thanks to Motown, for the great meal prepared for the event..

Thanks to all of the golf cart owners who donated their carts for the day,

and those who sponsored and/or donated to the event.