Let Scotchball begin ... it’s the game people play with a partner ─ weather permitting ─ on Friday nights at Alpine Meadows. Couples meet at the clubhouse at 5 p.m., pay two bucks each, sign up and tee off at 5:30 p.m. for nine holes Chapman.
Bring a dish to share, your own meat to barbecue, and tableware service. There’s a payout for gross and net.
And, of those who play often, it’s agreed to be the best restaurant in town on Friday nights.
Friday’s Winners: First Low Gross, Bill and Judy Ables, 43; Second, Ray and Dayle Harmon, 44. First Low Net, Mac and Nancy Huff, 35; Second, Terry and Cheri Lamb, 37.5.
Ladies Wine-Down Thursday is back. It’s scheduled each Thursday starting June 7, around 5 p.m. The game is a 2-Lady Scramble (choose your own teammate.) Cost $2 per person. Nonmembers pay twilight greens’ fee $15. Discount wine prices and cash prizes.
Payouts for first 5-week Session of Wednesday Night Stroke Play: Team: First - Terry Lamb/Dean Duquette. Second: Dick Anderson/Jerry Hook. Third, tie: Tristan Beck/Paul Lynn and Brad Stephens/Bill Ables.
Individual Competition: Tie first place –– Terry Lamb and Jerry Hook, five wins each. Three-way tie third place –– Dean Duquette, Tristan Beck and Harlan Menton.
Small-town charm: Players never tire of the Wallowa Mountain view especially from the No. 7 fairway ... it’s like the peaks are just over the hill. Long ball hitters, who slice their tee shot out-of-bounds over the fence then watch the ball fade out of sight has to sometimes wonder if their little white orb landed on Ruby Peak.
If the “close-up” mountain sight gives the local golfer chills, it gave a Ladies Day guest goose bumps.
The guest, who recently moved from Portland to Joseph, was interested in getting back in the game and came to the course looking for used golf clubs.
Not planning to play, she joined a threesome and rode around the course. At No. 7 tee, she was so in awe of the mountains she asked to borrow a club, stepped up to the tee box and proceeded to take practice swings in her red high heels.
Those Wallowa Mountains get to everyone.
Rochelle Danielson writes a weekly golf column for the Chieftain.