Four! Degrees doesn’t deter golfers

Tricia Schell


It may have felt more like links style golfing when some of the best women golfers in central Alberta suited up for the Ponoka Ladies Open on June 4.

Not even the snow that fell in the morning could keep more 120 golfers from descending on the Ponoka Community Golf Club.

“Only three groups cancelled on us, which is incredible,” said golf pro Rob MacPherson, adding that the number that showed up was a testament to the ladies’ commitment and toughness.

The tournament itself sets up as a two-person net best ball that gives golfers the ability to compete as a team and possibly camouflage those dreaded ‘blow up’ holes.

After 18, it was Tammy Emes and Tracy Levesque who hoisted the trophy, shooting a blistering minus-18 54, good for a five-shot victory over Bonny Leenstra and Shelly Anderson, while Terry Gruno and Wendy Borgstrom finished in third with a 60.

In the Calloway flight — a flight designed for golfers who don’t carry or have an up to date handicap — Brenda Morriseau and Dorreen Henderson grabbed top spot, firing an even par 72.

Judy Michael has been coming to the tournament for a couple of years and thought the course was in great shape.

“It’s always in good shape here and we just bundled up a little tighter to make up for the weather,” she said.

“This is one of the most popular ladies’ opens, the course is in good shape and it’s a good format that the ladies really seem to enjoy. It becomes more of a social event and they have fun,” said MacPherson.

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