by Susan Legault
The eQ Ladies League had 121 participants for this season and everyone embraced the changes. This year, we had three options for golf – a morning 18-hole group for Ladies League members who were also eQ golf club members, an afternoon 18-hole group for all LL members, and a 9-hole option for the evening group. This seemed to meet everyone’s needs.
We were divided into 6 teams and our captains kept encouraging us to play well and show up (yes, we got participation points). Thanks go out to our captains this year: Krista Kendall, Cathy Empey, Virginia Boro, Carolyn Labrecque, Geraldine Foisy-Tracy, and Debbie Webber. They did a great job keeping everyone informed and motivated.
We changed to having three banquets which were organized by Bernie Lockyer and Carolyn Labrecque – an opening banquet in May, a mid-season banquet, and a closing banquet. The banquets were lively affairs complete with on-course games and activities during the evening. Many prizes were awarded throughout the season.
The other Wednesday gatherings included spontaneous lunches, drinks, or dinners in The Grill where we were offered Ladies League specials. We also enjoyed on-course games every other week organized by Brenda Lawson and Geraldine Foisy-Tracy.
We had various skill contests on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. “Closest to the pin” on 2 holes per week kept challenging our players. We were also introduced to “Skins” which were awarded to the lowest scorer on each hole. Those ended up being big payouts for the lucky winners.
Our league also raised quite a few dollars and items for our community. The July Banquet proceeds went to the local food bank of the Salvation Army and the final banquet donations were again to the local Salvation Army for local women in need of feminine care and hygiene products that were greatly lacking at that time. Thanks to Brenda and Geraldine for organizing this as well. It was greatly appreciated by the community.
Our closing banquet was a huge success. Thanks to Linda Stapledon leading our committee on the year-end gift, we all received a monogrammed team coloured water bottle, a “dry club” and a laminated rules reference card to keep in our golf bag. Ladies’ names were put in a draw for three tables of door prizes. Many ladies were extra lucky that evening.
Ladies League at eQuinelle is a very social group where ladies come to make new friends, be encouraged to improve their game, and get fresh air and exercise. What could be better?
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