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.

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.

 

 

Lacopa Group 2018 season begins

 

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

 

 

 

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.