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FWGA 2012 Monterey Invitational Tournament

Submitted by Della Gutierrez, FWGA Tournament Director

Do you long to get away from it all and spend a few days with some old friends and meet some new ones? Have you ever played any of the courses on the Monterey Peninsula? Del Monte or Poppy Hills?  Well if not, it's about time for you do something for yourself and pack a bag, hop in the car and go pick up your friend and head for Monterey for three days of golf, gals and wonderful fun in the sun. 
FWGA planned this three day invitational event, and you may bring your best buddy who may not be a FWGA member.  You can bring your husband or main squeeze to these events, or just leave them at home to feed the dog & cats!  You may choose to just play one or two days, or hang in for all three. 
Picture this, on Saturday September 15th, which is my birthday by the way (all gifts and or adult beverage purchased will be accepted!), you will tee off at San Juan Oaks for our Rally for the Cure awareness event.  After golf, we head to the Best Western on Abrego St. where we have reserved a private room equipped with a kitchen, and will toast those who tore it up on the course and have a snack or two. 
When you rise on Sunday September 16th you will need to have a hearty breakfast because you are setting your GPS to Del Monte Golf Course.  
On Sunday night before retiring, take a few minutes to stretch or soak in a hot tub because on Monday morning September 17, the icing on the cake and the cherry on top is Poppy Hills in Pebble Beach.  If you have never played Poppy Hills I would definitely put this on your list.  I played it for the first time last year and the course is truly a blast and one not to be missed. 
Do this for yourself, your sanity and overall well being.  Below are the details for the hotels rooms we have blocked, mention the Fore Women Golf Association when booking and I can't wait to see all of you with your best buds or the S.O.'s!
 
All hotel reservations are made by the individual and not by the FWGA. 
 
Monterey Marriott Hotel - 350 Calle Principal, Monterey CA. 93940  Phone 831-649-4234
This is a full service hotel and the rate is $189.00 per night plus tax and fees.  The rate is the same for single or double occupancy and the cut-off date to book is AUGUST 24, 2012. Valet parking is an additional fee and is suggested due to the lack of street parking nearby. 
 
Best Western - 825 Abrego Street, Monterey CA. 93940 Phone 877-373-3545 or 831-373-5345
Rates are as follows:
1 King (single or double occupancy) $160.00 Saturday/$106.00 Sunday plus tax and fees
2 Queens (double occupancy) $170.00 Saturday/$116.10 Sunday plus tax and fees
Extra Person Charge is $20.00 (if you have more than 2 persons in any of the above rooms)
***NOTE*** Saturday nights require a two night minimum length of stay.  This may be either Friday and Saturday or Saturday and Sunday nights.
Cut-off date to book is August 15th,  2012
For more information or register for this event click on this link  FWGA 2012 Monterey.

Copperopolis Weekend Getaway

Each year between Easter and Mother's Day, FWGA has an away weekend in Copperopolis.  We usually try to play SaddleCreek and Greenhorn.  Members stay in houses they rent for the weekend, cottages at the golf course or hotels in Angels Camp.  It is a great start to the golf season.  This year was no exception.  Here is the write up for the first day of the tournament.

Day one of our SaddleCreek away tournament was rewarded with fantastic weather. No rain, no jackets, just lots of sun and fun. Most of you know that this is my favorite, lady friendly course in California and before the weekend was finished it had lived up to its reputation. The winners were as follows;

Closest to the pin #4- Charlotte McConkie (on right) at 7' 6"

Member low net. Kelly Tague(2ndfrom right)  at 67


Closest to the pin # 14- Julie Campiotti (middle) at 5' 8"

Member low gross Julie Campiotti 85

Our Cha Cha Cha team format was won by the following;

1st place. 129
Della Gutierrez
Steve Mayle
Meredith Weiland
Tim Weiland



2nd place 131 winning the tie in a cardoff

Bo Rothchild, Linda Rothchild, Sandy Gutierrez & Liz Riddle

3rd place 131
Charlotte McConkie
Claudia Motal
Kelly Tague
Shirley Walker

Chip in were accomplished by
Meredith Weiland
Kathy Suda
Judy Giles

Birdies were recorded by
Kelly Andrews
Julie Campiotti
Kristina Ramos

We thank Betty McCabe and Sally Panella for the registration and Sandy Gonzales recorded all with her camera.  To see all the pictures from the weekend check them out SaddleCreek Pictures. A very special thanks to Liz Riddle, Sandy Gonzales and Shirley Walker who hosted the after golf awards ceremony and cocktail party.

One of my guests sampled all the delicious food and tried a Cosmo, Lemon Drop and Chocolatini! I think I can safely say a good time was had by all. As Bo Rothchild said "see you all in Monterey."

Dee Tuohy

After leaving the cocktail and appetizer party, some members ventured into Angels Camp for dinner, others went back to the SaddleCreek club house for dinner and some had a putting contest back at the Saddlecreek putting green followed by a competitive game of Mexican Train Dominoes. 

Day Two dawned with beautiful weather and another lovely day.  New teams and new game!  Onward to the Course.  Bo and Linda Rothchild were the directors for the tournament and chose 2 person best ball.

The first place team was, Linda and Bo Rothchild, Kelly Andrews and Tami Waddell with a team total of 118.

The second place team was Dee & Pat Tuohy, and Judy and Ray GIles with a team total of 120.

The third place team was Kristina Ramos, Sarah Good, Betty McCabe and Joan McCarthy with a 122.

Closest to the pins were won by Della Gutierrez(2nd from left) on hole #4 with 4ft.

and Julie Campiotti (right end) on hole #14 with 18 ft.

Recognition of Low Net and Low Gross over the field goes to Linda Rothchild with a low net of 62  low gross of 83.

Birdies were plentiful!

Bo Rothchild 2

LInda Rothchild 2

Terri Malatesta

Dee Tuohy

Lauara Sato

Chip ins

Terri Malatesta

Chris Negus.

SInce this year we played the same course both days The board at the last minute added 2 awards only for FWGA members.

Most Improved from Day 1-2 - Sally Panella who shot a personal best with her first 100 with a net 18 stroke improvement.

The second award is the Player who went the wrong way (increased from Day 1 - 2) Charlotte McConkie

It was a great weekend, lots of fun and laughter and good golf.  Make sure you mark your calendar for our Monterey Weekend Getaway, Sept 15-17.

Check the upcoming schedule of tournaments!  Don't miss out!