What a great turn out for the 2022 Jingle Bell Open at Cypress Woods Golf and Country Club.
It was great to see so many new members participate in this annual FUN event.
We had 100 players participating this year, trying their luck putting with a Candy Cane, hitting a tee shot with a baseball bat or tennis racket, trying to hit the same club from tee to green, trying their luck hitting the tee shot with oven mitts on or making Eagles or Birdies with Santa's Helper hitting the approach shot.
Ladies Net Division scores were very close & a few required score card playoffs:
1st place - Judy Kotarak, Kim Thompson, Betty Amend and Janet Greene
2nd place - Kathleen Millard, Dayle Deangelo and Stephanie Wagoner
3rd place - Eileen Dexheimer, Reiko Powderly, Susan Born and Lori Koss
4th place - the team of Susan Welter, Kay Russell and Mary Michno
5th place - Carol Mirando, Paula Congiu, Margaret Costa and Carole Boivin
Ladies Gross Division:
1st - Patty Gift, Barb Murtagh, Jennie Taylor and Kerstin Koenig
2nd - Sue Kennedy, Dee Anderson, Charleene Wiseman and Sandra Secora
Mixed Team Division:
1st - Kim and Bill Goodwin and Joan and Kyle Kelley who just edged out
the team of Christine Fabretti, Al Atkinson, Leslie and David Nuttall
Our closest to the pin winners:
Carol Mirando, Peggy Meyerowitz, Susan Welter,and Carol Borski.
We saw some great costumes in the Spirit of the Season - from the Holiday Bakers with Home Made Cookies, to the Snowflakes, to the Christmas Trees, to the Hanukkah Gnomes, to the Rastafarians, to the Dutton Ranch Girls and so many more.
In the end " Reindeer" Judy Hughes and the "Elves" Team of Willa Belcher, Pat Genutis, Pat Wheeler and Pauline Whelan won the prizes for merriest outfits.
Another highlight was the Heads and Tails "competition" to win 2 roundtrip airline tickets donated by Variety Travel - Joan Kelley beat Faith Matous in the final showdown. Thank you Jennie Taylor for facilitating.
Players, thank you very much for your participation and your support of the Pace Center of Girls.
Not only did we send Marianne Kearns, Executive Director at the Pace Center for Girls, home with a car full of items from the girls wish list, gift cards and member cash donations, but we were also able to donate a total of $3000 to their Holiday Fund! Your generosity makes such a positive difference to the girls, and we greatly appreciate it.
A special thanks to ALL the volunteers that helped to make this event such a success and to Cypress Woods for hosting the 2022 LPGA Amateurs SWFL Chapter Jingle Bell Open.