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

LaCopa league Feb 3rd

February 3rd came with a little cooler weather but that did not stop the laCopa Inn league, from enjoying the biggest turnout of the winter, 19 players.

The first five holes played with the wind and the last four into a stiff breeze.

19 players took part in the days golf, 9 holes of best ball with each player having
to use their drives 2 times during the round.

the pink team , made up of Fred Kline, Harry LaCore, Don Reisberg and Dee Martintoni,
birdied two of the last 3 holes to score a 25 and won the day’s outing.

second place went to the Green team. Dorothy Kline, Tony Guadagnolo, Howard Stewart and Richard Lampi
on a count back.
Third place (the Blue’s) shot a 28, Bob Martintoni, Dan Luensman, Jim Williams, Bill Stewart.

Drawing the white tees were Doug Mazur, Duane Millar, Jo LaCore and Joyce Foy.
They finished the day with a 29.

The red team, by the luck of the draw, Gerry Busch, Bev Guadagnolo and Dianna Stewart.
They turned in a 32 for the day.

check out this clip from the past

Gerry Busch’s hole in one

Gerry’s Ace on #1 hole, Cottonwood Golf Course Jan 31st 2017 ——–photo by Richard



The last day in January proved to be a good one for Gerry Busch,
She hit a nice shot right into the cup on the first hole of her round.

This feat was witnessed by her playing partners of the day, Don Reisberg, Bill Stewart, Richard Lampi and Doug Mazur.
This is Gerry’s second “Hole in one” on the cottonwood golf course,
her other Ace was scored on Hole # 4.

She now has the distinction of being the first golfer from the LaCopa group to score 2 aces.
Others from the Group who have got a hole in one are Gary Cook, Sid Bina, Joyce Foy

For those who are interested, she was using a seasoned, Pinnacle 3, and used it for the rest of the round.

just goes to show you that you don’t need a high priced ball.

LaCopa league mixed senior golf

 jan 27th seniors mixed golf.

Another breezy day greeted the laCopa group seniors on jan 27th Friday league,
it was a very pleasant day with 19 golfers playing golf.

there were 5 teams made up, four foursomes and one threesome, each golfer
used their own score and the best score one each hole was used for the team score.
The players drew from a container of colored tees to find out which team the would be on, for the day.

The White team, made up of , Howard Stewart, Jo LaCore, Fred Kline and Gerry Busch,took the weekly bragging rights with a blazing two under 25.
Gerry birdied the two longest holes, # 5 and # 8 to score a 31 on her round, Great score Gerry.
Fred had a birdie on # 3 and turned in a score of 29, tying Keith for the low score on the day.

The Blue team, Dan Luensmann, Grant Stewart, Bill Stewart and Dianna Stewart shot an even par 27,to take second place on the day. Dan score his birdie on the 105 yard # 4.

Coming in third place (28) were the Green team of Harry LaCore, Doug Mazur, Bob Martintoni and Keith Bess.
Keith shot a 29 and tied Fred for the lowest score of the day and Had a birdie on # 5 and one on # 9.

Fourth place went to the Red threesome of Bev Guadagnolo, Dee Martintoni and Richard Lampi turned in a team score of 30 on the day

Duane Miller, Tony Guadagnolo, Dorothy Kline and Joyce Foy turned in a 31 for the Pink team score .

Only 4 strokes separated the 5 teams for the day.

Individual scores on the day: Duane 37, Tony 43, Dorothy 39, Joyce 34,
Richard 37, Bev 44, Dee 33, Harry 40, Doug 43, Bob 39, Keith 29.
Dan 34, Grant 32, Bill 39, Dianna 40, Howard 41, Jo 37, Fred 29, Gerry 31.


Seniors Mixed golf La Copa League Jan 20th 2017

17 players took part in the Friday league with 6 more golfers who just arrived this week.

The format this week was ‘roll the Dice’ . Each player hits the ball off the tee.

If they are playing as a threesome, each player is assigned 2 numbers off the dice.
one player will roll the dice and the number showing on the Die will determine who’s shot is played. Players can take turns rolling the dice as the holes are played.
From that point on everyone plays the best ball.This repeats on every hole.

On a four player team each player is assigned a number 1 through 4, and if those numbers turn up
then that is the ball played.
If the number 5 turns up they play the best ball, if the number 6 turns up then they play the worst ball.
From there everyone plays the best ball.

This week there were 5 teams.

Red team—- Bev Guadagnolo, Duane Miller, Jo LaCore and Don Reisberg.
White team– Harry LaCore, Dan Luensmann, Dorothy Kline and Doug Mazur
Blue team— Fred Kline, Bob Martintoni and Keith Bess
Pink team—-Bill Stewart, Joyce Foy and Dee Martintoni
Green team–Gerry Busch, Tony Gaudagnolo and Richard Lampi.

The White and Pink teams both turned in 29s to tie for the weekly Honors.

The Red and Green teams both turned in 30s to take second place.

The Blues shot a 32 having turned in the only 5 on the day, this coming on the tough 5th hole.

Despite of all the valiant efforts of all the golfers no one could get a Birdie.

have fun next week 🙂