Feb. 23rd Senior Mixed golf at Cottonwood Golf Course.

Golf on Friday feb. 23 started out with a slight breeze and the temperature at about 65 degrees and ended up at 78 degrees and the wind picking up during the round to about 30 mph, and that will test even the best golfers skills.

The wind did test the skills of the 16 golfers who turned up to play and the scores showed a higher than normal amount of strokes to get around the course.

thanks to Tracy for the two guests he brought to this weeks outing.

Paul Martin and Carl Aitken, from Southwestern Ontario,  got their first test of golfing on the narrow fairways and the Texas wind.

Carl adjusted to the wind and narrow fairways and turned in a round of 38, his first time out golfing in a few years. Paul had a bit more difficulty with the width of the fairways, as they were not quite wide enough  or long enough to contain his ball. His first round in five years was a 48.

For the team scores ( the lowest score on each hole), the Green team of Tony Gaudagnolo (35) , Dwayne Miller (39), Doug Mazur (36), and Howard Stewart (39), led the field with a team score of 31.

The Blue team of Dan Luensmann (36), Bev Gaudagnolo (37), Tracy Andrews (42) , Harry LaCore (41) had  a team score of 32 good for second place. ( Tracy only plays golf in texas , about 4 times a winter, he turned in his first par, on hole #8 which is a 200 yard par three and one of the hardest holes on the course).

Gerry Busch (35), Richard Lampi (37), Paul Martin (48), and Carl Aitken with his (38) brought the Red team into 3rd place with a team score of 33.

The White team of Becky Luensmann (43),  Bill Stewart (45), Dianna Stewart (43), and Jo LaCore (38), turned in a team score of 36.

Gerry Busch and Tony Gaudagnolo each shot 35s for the lowest rounds of the day.

Next weeks format will be ” roll the dice” which will add a bit of chance to the game.





Friday LaCopa golf

The warm sunny weather brought out 21 golfers,  to play in the LaCopa mixed Seniors league. this is the highest total for this year. Five golfers who play each week were missing from the group and hope to be back next week.

moonbit.co.inthe Format of the day was “Roll the Dice” which is very popular with the golfers as it adds a bit of chance into the game.





The Red team of Bob and Dee Martintonni, Doug Mazur and Bill Kozak, scored the only birdie of the day, on the first hole and were off to the races, they scored a 28 in the day to take first place on the days golf.

Dwayne Miller, Tracy Andrews, Nancy Rhulow and Gerry Busch made up the Blue team and took second with a 30.

Coming in the middle of the pack with a 34’s were the White team of Tony Gaudagnolo, Bill Stewart, Dave Miller (a new golfer this week) And Keith Bess.

The Pink fivesome  of Dianna Stewart, Bev Gaudagnolo, Merv Andrews, Richard Lampi and the cart operator Joyce Foy also shot a 34, with a bit of help from the dice throwers.

The Green team, Jo LaCore with her better half, Harry, Howard Stewart and Gary Andrews, had no luck with the dice and turned in a 37.

Next week will be individual scoring,  the best score on each hole will be recorded for overall bragging rights.  

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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 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 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