The Philadelphia Chapter's first monthly golf outing was held on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at Downingtown Country Club to celebrate Cinco de Mayo and 28 women golfers attended. Several games were included in the event: Straightest drive, Fewest putts and Hole In One. The Hole In One contest is something new this year and will be repeated at our Inniscrone event on June 23rd. Here's how it works: The set up is on a par 3 hole and you pay $10 for a chance to win either $1000 or an all expense paid trip for 2 to Myrtle Beach if you make a hole in one. If you play, you get a sleeve of balls and if you get on the green, you get an extra sleeve. If everyone in your group plays, all are guaranteed a birdie on the hole. Sadly, no one got the hole in one on Saturday.
The contest winners were: Straightest Drive contest - Gail Irrgang, Fewest Putts - Karen Melchiorre and the winner of the Lowest Net Score of the day was Pat Sierzant. Congrats to all winners! Although there was no prize, Jen Palmer had the lowest gross score of the day.
Thanks to all who made our golf event a lot of fun including Florence Larcamp, our Marshall who kept things moving and provided direction to the next holes (sometimes she even did a drink run), Melinda Doyle for preparing the snack bags, Rita Gilson & Gail McNeill for setup and registration, Susan Stinson for scoring, and the staff at Downingtown Country Club! Kudos to Karen Melchiorre for organizing all of the details of the event to make it an enjoyable experience for all!
Also, a special thank you to Brian Harmon, general manager of the Cantina Laredo restaurant for his generous donation of the grand prize.
It was a great day of golf with fabulous weather, great friendships and a lot of fun for all. We're all looking forward to the next event & hope to see you all there!