Another season of Oglebay Women's Golf Association has arrived.
The league got underway with the spring banquet that was held at Wilson Lodge. More than 40 members were in attendance and the association also gained 10 new members.
According to Chris Muroski, who oversees the the league, the club has both nine and 18-hole leagues with three flights to accomodate all skill levels.
MEMBERS?OF the Oglebay Women’s Golf Association are pictured. From left, are Karen Waialae (Golf Pro at Speidel), Chris Muroski (OWGA President), Cathy Robinson and Snookie Isaly (Social Committee Chairpersons) gather to discuss food and fun at the banquet.
One of the main events for the OWGA comes on June 17 with a four-woman scramble tournament. The top three teams will receive cash prizes for both the low net and low gross.
There's still an opportunity to join the OWGA. If you're interested, or have questions, please call Muroski at 304-233-4785.
BHCC DEMO DAYS
On top of its tournaments, events and challenging course, Belmont Hills is also hosting Demo Days, which are open to the public.
Ping will hold a demo day on Saturday, May 3. Two other Demo Days were held on Saturday.
DON'T LET THIS HAPPEN TO YOU
I am not nearly a good enough golfer to offer much advice for your games in this space, but I know enough to avoid the hornets.
During the Malaysian Open Friday, Pablo Larrazabal had to jump into a water hazard to avoid the insect attack. He didn't totally avoid the attack. He was stung four times and needed medical treatment. He even had to play the final five holes in a shirt he borrowed from someone because the hornets returned once he put his original shirt back on.
"They were three times the size of bees," Larrazabal was quoted by the Associated Press. "They were huge and like 30 or 40 of them started to attack me big time."
So as you play round after round this spring and summer, avoid the hornets.
OFF THE TEE INFORMATION
If you know of golf happenings or local folks shining in the golf industry or field, feel free to let us know. We're looking for anything local golf related to run in this space. Whether it's scramble or tournament results, we want it. Don't hesitate to send information of hole in ones, double eagles, etc. You can skip the bogeys, however.
The tournament, which is open to the first 22 paid teams, costs $60 a man or $240 per team. There is an optional skins game for $5 per man or $20 per team.
The cost of the tournament includes steak dinner, awards, door prizes, beverages on the course, cart and golf.
The tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Registration is slated for 11:30 a.m. and a hot dog lunch will be served at that time.
All proceeds from the event will go toward two $500 scholarships to benefit Union Local and Harrison Central High School students.
For more information, or to register, please contact William McGowan at 740-942-0473 or Chuck Bizzari at 740-942-8196.
The event will begin at noon with a shotgun start. Lunch and registration will begin at 11 a.m. Following the round, dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. The cost for a team is $500 or $125 per player. There will also be prizes, a putting contest and a 50-50 raffle. For more information, to register or become a sponsor of the event, please conact R.J. Konkoleski at 699-3980.
The scramble costs $200 per team and includes green fees, cart, refreshments on the course and dinner after the round. The tournament, which will award prizes to the top three placing teams, is limited to 36 teams.
The prizes will for winning is $400, the second place team will receive $200 and the third place team receives $100.
For more information or to register a team, please contact Phil Pata at 695-0691.
The entry fee is $50 per person or $200 per team and the event is limited to 20 teams. Teams are being encouraged to pre-register with a $50 deposit to ensure team entry. For more information, please call Rose Rosepapa at 310-4086 or Anita Day at 676-0366.
To have your scramble or tournament listed, please email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org