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October 2016

2016 FWGA Annual Golf Tournament & Fund Raiser

The ladies of Fore Women Golf Group dawned their creative, colorful beach outfits, flip-flops and braved the rainstorm to attend a luncheon/fund raiser at Dublin Ranch Golf Club. What fun we all had!

April Kenyon, our golf guru, was determined to hold her putting contest and found an empty hallway to set up her course. It was a riot! There was lots of laughter coming from that room. Putting on carpet gave some an advantage and the winners were:

1st place: Betty McCabe, Sally Panella, Sandy Prairie and Janis Salvi   2nd place: Liz Riddle, Della Gutierrez, Debbie Hellmamm and Mimi Johnson-Jacobs 

After a pre-luncheon happy hour with delectable hors d’oeurves and cocktails, a buffet luncheon was served. As the ladies took their places at colorful beach themed tables our President, Liz Riddle took the podium and started the raffle fun.

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The bidding was fierce for the fabulous gift baskets donated by members, community organizations/businesses and of course golf courses. All members received a copy of donations and raffle prizes ahead of time and we encourage everyone to thank these businesses and support them.

Some of the fabulous prizes were a Russian River retreat and winetasting, Scott’s gift certificate, Spa at the Park certificate, golf clothes, golf lessons, 14 golf certificates and of course the cookie baskets, to name just a few.

Our fabulous Denise Qualls, donations chair, took the mike and Kay Middleton drew numbers. Our members were able to select their own prizes this year which added to the fun. We’ve decided that Denise could have a new occupation as an emcee! Liz will announce our proceeds at our Holiday Party, Saturday, December 10 at Boundary Oaks Golf Course in Walnut Creek where we will provide checks to our chosen charities.

President Liz Riddle then announced the yearly winners of our club awards:

Club Champion – April Kenyon   April


   Player Champion -Terri Malatesta                                                           


Birdie Champion – Liz Riddle   FORE Women Annual 017



Most Improved – Cindy Barni


Volunteers of the year- Betty McCabe & Sally Panella                                     

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 Best Costume-Coney Island:

Kathi Kling, Jill Martin-Smith, Cheryl Ramirez, Susan Gallinger



Volunteers for our organization were recognized and given bright pink 20th anniversary towels.

Special thanks go to the Catering manager, staff, and the tournament manager at Dublin Ranch for accommodating us with the unusual circumstances of the day. They not only arranged to turn the event into a luncheon but they are graciously refunding most of our money for the golf portion. Please be sure to thank them when you play their course.

Even though we were all disappointed that we didn't get to play, we want to thank Alleen Hodgkin, Tournament Director, for all of her hard work setting up the tournament. 

Pat Charles, Event Chair, thanked all the FWGA ladies who worked hard to make our event a success. And thank you Pat, we all had a great time!

For all of the pictures go to FWGA Facebook page! You don't have to have a FB account to look!

FWGA Poppy Hills Tournament – September 26, 2016


Imagine playing golf in a national park. In the midst of Monterey pines and the Del Monte Forest, it is a fantastic setting. The course played tough, the greens were lightning fast and the temperature was an amazing 90 degrees. Who knew it could get that hot in Monterey! We had 14 players and the format was blind teams with the lowest combined net score.

In first place with a team low net score of 166 was Kristina Ramos and Mindi Canner. Second place with a score of 169 was Della Gutierrez and Joseph Lumpkin. There were two closest to the pin locations - #2 went to Steve Prairie 41’ and #17 to Kristina Ramos 19’5”

Low Gross was Kristina Ramos with an 88. Low net to Liz Riddle 74

Congratulations to all the winners, tournament coordinator, Liz Riddle,  and a big thank you to all that participated! It was a great day playing at this fantastic NCGA course.


FWGA DeLaveaga Invitational Tournament September 24,2016


Great Day – Great Weather – Great Fun

The first of FWGA’s Invitational Tournaments was at DeLaveaga located in the beautiful hills of Santa Cruz. We must not be distracted by its beauty, though, as it was demanding of skill. However, each challenging hole (that is every hole) that DeLaveaga laid before us was seized by our confident FWGA players.

The game format was Odd and Even Match that had two person teams. Although everyone plays all eighteen holes, one player of each team scores gross on even holes while the other player scores gross on the odd holes. One-half of the combined course handicaps of each team is used to determine the net score of each twosome – lowest net team score wins.

Congratulations goes to winners:

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1st PlaceTerri Malatesta and Julie Campiotti – 712        nd Place April Kenyon + Blind Draw – 71                       

Delava3  Delage4   4th Place  Ray & Deb Ortega (guests) – 75
 3rd Place  Liz Riddle and Kelly Tague – 72       

Closest to Pin # 8 – April Kenyon at 5’ 2-1/2” Closest to Pin #11 – Terri Malatesta at 15’ 10-1/4”

Lowest Gross – Ray Ortega – 83 Lowest Net – Kelly Tague – 64

Birdies – Kelly, April, Julie and Kristina Ramos with 2 birdies!

Volunteers – Sarah Good (photos), Della Gutierrez (Scoring) and Mindi Canner (registration) – thank you all!

Another fun day of golf with FWGA, thanks to tournament chair, Alleen Hodgkin.