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.
the 2018 winter season for the group from the LaCopa Inn and from other parks in and around Harlingen, texas Begins on Friday Jan 12th.
Golf is played on Fridays at the Cottonwood Country Club with the tee off at 10 am.
come on out and enjoy the time with friends and enjoy playing on the Par 27 golf course at 1001 S Ed Carey Drive
Senior men’s club championship 2017 Aug 24th
Tim Fairburn needed a lot of luck on the 18th hole to win his second Seniors club Championship in a row.
Tim finished the tournament with a score of 80, with Mark Clark (who won in 2015) hot on his tail with an 82.
Peter Barna presenting the Al Ward- Hartley Watson Trophy to Tim Fairburn.
Franco Calvelli took the low net on a count back with a 72, with 2 birdies on the round.
Jerry Cripps shot a 89 to take low gross in the second flight
Gary Billings took the low net with a 73 with two birdies on the round.
Lance Beauregard shot a 102 and with that score, took low gross in the third flight.
Allan Bruyerre took the low net with a 79.
A special prize, a statue of an eagle was given to Jean Lambert for the eagle he recorded on hole # 1 during the senior mens open played on Aug 8th. the only Eagle recorded on that day.
Other players who scored birdies were Ray Laquerre on # 1, Mark Clark on # 5 and Mark Labossiere on hole # 14.
Thanks to Motown for the great meal served and to all of the sponsors who donated prizes for the event.
Thanks to the committee of Ray Laquerre, Pete Barna and Richard Lampi for organizing the Tourney.
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 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.