Elk Rapids Golf Club no longer has “women’s” tees. The “forward” tees which are now green instead of red are on the same tee box as they were when they were designated as “women’s” tees. This change of color and designation has not changed the yardage or challenge from this tee box. What the change has done is made it more acceptable for all golfers to use. Every player now has three tee box choices for all holes. Everyone can enjoy the game according to their skill level without feeling they are hitting from the “women’s” tees, especially if they are not a woman. Since the change took place this season, it has been noted that couples (men and women) have played the forward tee box together. Other players have chosen to take a few yards off the longer holes and still score well by going up to the forward tee box. A simple color change at the tee box has made our course more enjoyable for every player.
Play of the Day for July 19th was the lowest total on the odd numbered holes.
First flight winners: Low gross – Char Hansen (45), Low net – Ann Borysiak (33), Low putts – Shelley Boisvert (14), Play of the Day – Donna Reffitt (23). Second flight winners: Low gross – Laura Derusha (49), Low net – Laura Derusha (32), Low putts – Laura Derusha (13), Play of the Day – Nancy Butson (28). Third flight winners: Low gross – Judy Oswald (56), Low net – Judy Oswald (33), Low putts – Jan Reynolds (14), Play of the Day – Nancy Muhlig (30). Fourth flight winners: Low gross – Diana Brumer and Eileen Hamilton (55), Low net – Eileen Hamilton (30), Low putts – Bobby Cornelissen (16), Play of the Day – Diana Brumer (30). There were no chip-ins or birdies this week in any flight. Submitted by Pam Davis