The end of the LaCopa league on March 24/17

LaCopa golf March 24th 2017

Well today we were down to 7 golfers so we played girls against boys,
regular golf with a team score. The “girls” won. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 left to right, Dianna Stewart, Gerry Busch and Teresa Williams.
The  golfers survived strong Texas winds and had a good time
Friday, March 24, 2017.

This was the ending of the La Copa League for another year.
The winds were gusting to 35 MPH, we also had a sprinkle of rain  on holes 5,6,&7.

(the rain always seems to start when you are at the farthest point away from the clubhouse)
You can see by the flag straight out in the picture of the men’s foursome the strength of the wind.
The luck was with the girls as they beat the boys. Howard  thinks it was the rusty golf balls they had to play with after the rain.

left to right, Jim Williams, Howard Stewart, Bill Kozak and Duane Miller.

It was a good year for golf with many golfers taking part in the league, thanks to all who came and golfed at Cottonwood and we hope everyone comes back again.

thanks to Howard for the pictures taken in March and to Gerry

 for the updates and the scorecards sent, Joyce for the tees and Dice (the loaded ones that some players used

 

LaCopa league golf at Cottonwood

LaCopa golf march 17th 2016

Hot weather greeted the dwindling numbers of golfers who play in the laCopa Friday league

 More winter Texans are heading north of the Texas border, leaving the warmth of the Rio Grand valley behind.

14 golfers showed up for the Friday classic. the day was warm and breezy, nice Texas weather.

St Patrick Day brought good luck to the White team, made up of Keith Bess, Duane and Gary Miller, along with Bill Stewart as they toured the course with a one over par 28.
individual score, Keith shot a 31 to take the lowest score on the day, Bill shot a 38, Duane a 39 and Gary a 37.

The Red team of Dianna Stewart, Tony Guadagnolo, Howard Stewart and Teresa Williams shot a 31.
Their individual scores were Dianna 35, Tony 36, Howard 38 and Teresa with a 39.

The Blue team turned in a 32 good for 3rd place. Gerry Busch scored a 36, Bill Kozak a 38 and Jim Williams did not have
the luck of the Irish and his total was 44.

For the Green team, Tracy Andrews wore his Irish colors leading his team of Bev Guadagnolo and Rolande LeFave to team score of 36. Bev shot a 41, Rolande a 42 and Tracy a 41.
Tracy had the best costume on the day pictured below.

 

Cottonwood golf, march 10th

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The picture above shows that there is golf in March in Northwestern Ontario, showing Max Clement and Ray Lacqerre at the Driftwood Classic on the Flood Waters .

 

The weekly Friday LaCopa league golf continued this week, the day was warm and humid from the rainy days of Tues,Wed,and Thursday.

Even with the rain , the course was in fine shape.

Three new golfers joined the group, Bill Kozak of Thunder Bay, Clare and Rolande of Barry Ontario.

17 golfers took part in the quest of trying to get the bragging rights for the week. the blue team of Gerry Busch, Clare LeFave and Harry LaCore took the top spot with a team score of 31.

The Red team of Bill Kozak, Rolande LeFave, Sandra Olson and Jo LaCore turned in a 33,
good for a tie for second with the Green team made up of Tony Guadagnolo, Bill Stewart and Joyce Foy.

the all male Pink team of Duane Miller with his Son Gary, Howard Stewart and Keith Bess shot a team score of 34.

Tracy Andrews lead his Team mates Bev Guadagnolo and Dianna Stewart to a team score of 35.

Clare LeFave shot the only birdie of the day on hole # 7, a 95 yarder. Congratulations Clare.

the best individual scores for the ladies were Jo LaCore and Joyce Foy with 36.

For the men it was Keith, Howard and Harry turning in 35’s on the round.

Cottonwood golf Mar 3 2017

laCopa golf

 

march 3 2017

cool and pleasant weather was welcomed by the 19 golfers who showed up
to play golf with the LaCopa league at Cottonwood golf course.

Some of the regular golfers are slowly heading north, but new golfers are joining the group
keeping the numbers up.
this weeks format was just regular golf and the teams recorded the best score on each hole
to determine the winning teams for the week.

this week there was a tie for the top spot with the red team of Sandra Olson, Nancy Rhulow, Bev Guadagnolo and Keith Bess tieing the White team of Dee Martintoni, Joyce Foy,
Jim Williams and Harry LaCore with team scores of 29.

the Pink team of Dianna Stewart, Bob Martintoni and Bill Kozak (new this week) shot a 30 on the round.

Gerry Busch led the green team of Jo LaCore and Tracy Andrews to a 31 on the day.
The all male blue team did not have much luck and turned in a 32 for their round. Tony Guadagnolo, Duane Miller, Bill Stewart and Howard Stewart made up this team.

Keith had the lowest score on the day with a 31. Coming with 32’s were Harry LaCore and Bob Martintoni.

Nancy played her first golf in a couple of years and shot a 44, Sandra turned in a 46, Bev shot her lowest score this year with 39.

Tony’s total was 40, Duane 38, Bill Kozak (Thunder Bay, On. 38), Howard 39, Dee 34, Joyce 36, Jim 40,
Bill Stewart 39, Dianna 39, Gerry 37, Tracy 42.

Golf at Cottonwood with the LaCopa Group

 

It was another hot sunny day in southern Texas, playing on the 9 hole, par three course, a Cottonwood Country club, which is open to the public. It is a well maintained course with holes that vary in length from 95 yards to 205 yards.

 

18 of the finest senior golfers took advantage of the nice weather to show off their golf skills , and to have fun with a group of like-minded golfers, who like to gamble on the roll of the dice.

This weeks format best ball, with the exception of off the tees.
On each hole, players hit their tee shots and then a player rolls the dice to see which ball would be used to finish the hole. from there it is a scramble.

Bragging rights for the week went to Bill Stewart, Dee Martintoni and Tony Guadagnolo.
The total reported on their scorecard was a one over parr 28.
Bill made the putt on the last hole to win for the White team. It has to be noted here that Bill, took putting lessons all week getting ready for this weeks game.

Second place went to the Red team with a two over 29, Keith Bess, Dorothy Kline , Bev Guadagnolo and Richard Lampi made up this team.

Third place Was taken by the Blues with a four over 31. Jerry Pape. Doug Mazur, Gerry Busch and Fred Kline.

Newcomer Sandra Olson along with Jim Williams and Duane Miller made up the Pink team and they struggled to a 33.

The Green team had no luck with the dice and turned in a 35 for the day. Dianna Stewart headed the team of Teresa Williams, Bob Martintoni and Tracy Andrews.

Don and Donna Reisberg left to try their luck in the casinos on their way to florida and we wish them well, if the are playing dice.

Not many of the golfers had much luck rolling the dice today.

Jerry Pape took this picture of the group, so you will not find him in the picture.

 

LaCopa league mixed seniors golf

LaCopa Cottonwood golf

Teresa, Bev, Jeff, Tony Feb 17 2016

laCopa friday feb 17 2017

22 of the hardiest golfers braved the 65 degree weather when the golf started and the 80 degree temps when the golf was over by days end. The wind was a very slight breeze by Texas standards.

A new golfer Brianna, joined the group as she was on a week off from college,
visiting her grandparents, Fred and Dorothy Kline.

Jeff Dykstra played for his second week and right after the golf was over he headed back to South Dakota. I don’t know if the golf was so bad or he just wanted to catch some of the warm weather that is in South Dakota before it turns back into winter.

Players from the white team, Duane Miller 34,Doug Mazur 34, Keith Bess 30, and Fred Kline 35 , won the bragging rights for the week with a one under 26.
Keith and Duane scored birdies on hole # 9, Keith also had a bird on # 2. He had the low round of the day with a 30.

Tied with 29’s were the Blue and Green teams.
Harry led the Blues with a 31, Dee scored a 35, Dorothy (last weeks putting machine) turned in a 39, and Bev shot a 43.
Don score the low score for the Green team with a 34, Bob was next with a 35, Richard turned in an even par 36, and Jeff had a few six’s and a score of 41 which was matched by Teresa’s 41.

The Pink team had a 33 on the day led by Jo with an even par 36, followed by Dianna with a 37,
the men of the group Tony a 40, Bill a 42, Jim a 44.

The Red team had a 33 on the day, leading the team was Gerry with a 36 , Dan  shot  37,Brianna 38 and Tracy ( his First golf since he was here last year) a 47. they will remember the sixth hole
as they all scored 6’s.

Senior mixed golf at Cottonwood

Feb 10th laCopa league golf

The biggest turnout of the winter season for the laCopa league mixed golf,
turned out  20 golfers.

the format for the day was “roll the Dice”, with five groups of four taking to the links.
With this format , it was not often that the best drive was used. 
It was reported that one team, had to take a penalty shot on # 5,
when they rolled the number of an unknown player who hit the ball into the water off the tee.

the Red team of Becky, Dianna, Jeff Dykstra ( his first week out) and Keith turned in one of three birdies recorded on  the day on # 8. their final score was a 29 , good for a tie for Second.

White team made up of Dee, Jo, Doug and Duane won the bragging rights for the week with a 27,
they score a birdie on # 3, a 115 yarder.

The Blues had one of those days, with tough luck with the dice and shot a 32, Bill, Howard, Bev and Bob made up this team.

The green team ( Gerry, Fred, Harry and Tony) started of with a bang,
getting a birdie on the first hole, playing the first four holes at even par, them they got to the fifth hole and their fortune changed. They took a  5, then repeating that on # 6 for the only 5’s turned in on the day.
They finished with 3 pars and a total score of 31.

The pinks turned in a 29 to tie for second, thanks to the Dorothy’s hot putter,
( she drained two putts from outside of 20 feet). they rolled a six four times , that is for the worst shot.
Dan, Don and Richard made up the rest of the team.

missing this week were Jim and Teresa Williams, Joyce Foy,

from the past: LaCopa security at work