2015 North-South Shoot Out (Oct 4-5)
By Lynda Donahue
Ladies of the Southern Region Win the North/South Shootout
The warm Arizona sun greeted 75 golfers to the 25th Anniversary North/South Shootout sponsored by Women in Golf. Welcomed by the host Desert Mashie ladies – all of the golfers were treated to lots of special gifts and surprises.
Although the matches were close, the South won the trophy once again. Sistas on the Links members who supported this event were: Ora Anderson, Eunice Coffey, Lynda Donahue, Vanita Finney, Kaye Spratt, Lesley Stewart, Oneda Turner, Carole Vanderberg, and Evelyn Wesley.
The opening reception on Friday night treated the guests to a light spread of fruit, cheeses, and warm savories. Instructions for the 2-day competition were reviewed by the Tournament Chair. The participants participated in a rousing rules discussion – letting us know that there were some trick locations on the course.
The Wigwam Resort featured over 300 spacious rooms that opened out onto a courtyard. Resort amenities included a Red Door Spa by Elizabeth Arden. Several of the members took advantage of the spa. One of the non-golfers actually won a free massage treatment.
The competition culminated in an awards luncheon with music and a lively delivery of prize money. Each guest received a commemorative booklet and a special prize. Once the winning side was announced, the women from the Southern Area lead out in exuberant dancing.
We thank the ladies of Arizona for the time and energy spent planning this event. I am sure it was enjoyed by all. After the luncheon, members of Sistas on the Links took in the Top Golf experience! (As if two rounds of golf was not enough!). More fun to be had in the Phoenix area! We are looking forward to the 2016 North/South Shootout in the Los Angeles area.
Sistas on the Links Highlights
Eunice Coffey – A Flight: 2nd Low Net Overall; 1st place Low Net (Day 1)
Lynda Donahue – Championship Flight: 1st place Low Gross Overall; 1st place Low Gross (Day 1 & 2)
Vanita Finney – C Flight: 2nd place Low Net (Day 2); Won match; Won skins
Kaye Spratt – C Flight: Won match
Lesley Stewart – Championship Flight: Won skins
Oneda Turner – D Flight: Won match; Won skins
Carole Vanderberg – B Flight: Personal best tournament round Gross 92/Net 64