Charbonneau Women’s Golf Association – CWGA

Laura Curran – Publicity

Where else than the Pacific Northwest could this time of year define transition? For me, it’s all about weather. I appreciate our summer’s sizzling days, opportunities for outdoor experiences (especially golf), grilling dinner, and renewed outdoor contact with neighbors. But something about the transition to softness in the air, cooler mornings, and anticipating seasonal activities brings me a renewed enthusiasm for Fall. Fortunately, CWGA will sponsor some social gatherings to keep us connected as a group, and, should get us through the approaching transition to our soggy interim, Winter.

Another topic of transition in CWGA is Board nominees for 2020.  At the October 3, general meeting members will vote to accept the slate. Nominees include:

President – Joann Linville

Co – Vice Presidents – Terry Borst and Laurie Bales

Co – Secretaries – Lynda Huber Marshall and Laura Curran

Treasurer – Debbie Bray

Tournaments – Rose Mason, Sharon Kadell, and Kathy Stout


In addition, the October general meeting will include a vote on the proposed calendar of CWGA events for 2010.


CWGA provides the Stagette as an annual event each October. The theme for this October 3  is “The Best Day Ever”. This year’s event carries on with fun-filled activities including an 18 hole shotgun Scramble, option for lunch from the The Turn, 3:30 Horse Race, cocktails at 5:00 (includes a “signature” cocktail!), 5:30 general meeting, and dinner at 6:00. Wilsonville Catering will provide a large luscious buffet. Thank you to indispensable Co-Chairs for this event, Lynda Huber Marshall and Karen Miller!

Guest Day, August 14, 15

“Beach Blanket Bingo” was the theme for this year’s Guest Day. The event included our annual cocktail party with potluck appetizers on Wednesday evening. A Short Game Challenge was part of the evening’s festivities, with putting, chipping and sand shots part of the challenge. Prize money was awarded to the top scores in each event. Thursday’s golf was a two-person gross scramble, pitting Team Annette Funicello against Team Frankie Avalon. The teams were assigned using a formula that factored in players’ handicaps. Illustrating how well the handicaps were balanced, Team Annette won by just 3 strokes, awarding prize money in the form of Pro Shop credits to all players in that team. Lunch was provided by Cutsforth Market in Canby. Thanks to the Guest Day committee, Carlyne Lynch, Diane Meyers, Charlotte Nicholas, Cathi McLain, Ann Van Domelen, and Marlene Apland. And to spouses John McLain, John Meyers, and Fred Van Domelen, who ran the Short Game Challenge and served lunch on Thursday.


Club Championship

The annual Championship Tournament was held over two consecutive Thursdays. Round #1 was August 22, and Round #2 was August 29, with Alex Carney successfully defending her title for a second year. A luncheon and General Meeting followed the second day of play. A lovely sandwich and salad buffet was provided by Wilsonville Catering. Thank you to Tournament Co-Chairs  Suzanne Hatton, Colene Larson, and Susie Taylor for all events this season!

Play Results:

Congratulations to the 2019 Club Champion – Alex Carney – 147

1st Flight: Gross – 1st  Carlyne Lynch – 156, 2nd   Susan Weakly – 167. Net – 1st Sue Oberg – 119, 2ndKaren Miller – 127. 2nd Flight: Gross –  1st Jan Holley – 173, 2nd Diane Meyers – 176. Net – 1st  (Tie) Cathi McLain and Pat Struckman  – 127