March Villager Article

March 2017 CWGA Article for The Villager

The month of March brings many things: It comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. Hope springs eternal. In March we see signs of daffodils and other early blooming plants. We celebrate the Luck o’ the Irish. As golfers in Charbonneau, we begin to prepare for the season and feel very lucky we have such a beautiful golf course on which to play. I feel very lucky to live in such a friendly community and even luckier to have so many wonderful friends. Playing golf with these friends is the very best. I read somewhere that “golf is an endless series of tragedies obscured by the occasional miracle”. Perhaps that is what we all seek as we are lining up that putt or eyeing that pond over which we need to sail the ball. Gary Player is credited with saying “The harder you work, the luckier you get”. We will see, won’t we? Practice is what we all need, but luck is a bonus.


As a result of recent by-law changes, CWGA is open to all women golfers! In addition to 18 hole play, 9 hole play is now available. The only handicap restriction is 1) you must have one. If you don’t, there is a vehicle enabling you to establish one. 2) The only time a 40.4 handicap is required is when playing in a tournament. A member is required at that time to play to that handicap. CWGA is inclusive of all women golfers and realize that schedules, health, and perhaps age, allow individuals to play nine holes instead of eighteen, at times. This is NOT to infer that any of us are getting old!

REMINDER : Join CWGA by April 1st and save $5.00! Membership applications are in the Club room at the Pro Shop. Dues are $70 if paid by April 1st and $75 if paid after that date. Drop off your application and check in the CWGA drawer or mail it in.

Wednesday, April 5th at 9:00 am is CWGA’s Board Meeting which is held in CCC Lounge room. All members, returning and new are invited. New members, especially, are invited to attend. What a great time to meet this year’s board and committee chairs.


What to do when not spending the winter in warmer climes? Many of the women golfers met for a fun lunch at the Turn in January and February. Tory Mobley, the food and beverage manager at the Turn, featured specials which included wine. As many as 25-30 met to enjoy a tasty lunch and each other’s company, catching up on our winter activities and adventures. The group grows each time, as word travels. Such a great time to get together with our winter friends and talk of the upcoming golf season! Tory has also sponsored some lively Pitch games which I hear are a great success. Be sure to stop in the Turn for a yummy breakfast and a hot cup of coffee, cocoa or tea or a tasty lunch. Cocktails and a good selection of wines are available.

Some of us golfers have spent some time working on our game by taking golf lessons. Hopefully we won’t be completely out of shape when the season starts. Watch out returning snowbirds! Speaking of snowbirds, hurry home please. We miss you! HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY!

Linda Owen, publicity