The Ladies Golf Association of Blue Ridge Country Club ended its season with its annual Memorial Tournament, awards presentation and banquet on Oct. 3. Earlier in the year a Solheim Tournament was held in which an American team defeated the European team. The prize for the winning Americans was to be served their meal by the losing team of Europeans at this banquet. Earlier in the day the annual Memorial Tournament was held and after matching cards with Myra Kirby of Galax, Cherie Downey was declared the winner for this year. Both ladies shot a net score of 63. In conjunction with the Memorial Tournament, a Net Team Play Tournament was also held. Each player used her handicap to count off strokes on each hole. The lowest net score to win was a 55 by the team of Dot Lord, Margaret Cheek, and Cherie Downey. Second place went to Myra Kirby, Jeanne Webb and Carol Lundquist with a 56. Third place team was Wanda Cox, Margaret Hensley and Betty Parrish, who also scored a net 56. This year the Association sponsored a Season Long Gross Play in which each ladies Tuesday score was recorded and the best five scores averaged at the end of the season. The scores were then listed from lowest to highest and divided by three to make three flights. Each flight consisted of nine players. The winners of the First Flight were: First - Judy Chambers with an average score of 75.6 Second - Margaret Cheek with an 80 average Third - Alice Hill with an 81.6 average.
Winners of the Second Flight were: First - A tie between Wanda Cox and Lucy Neff with averages of 94.2 Second - A tie between Joanne Richardson and Dot Lord with averages of 96
Winners of the Third Flight were: First - Brenda Harmon with an average of 98.4 Second - Martha Rose with an average of 100.8 Third - Margaret Ballard with an average of 102.4
The winner of the Ringer Tournament this year was Dot Lord, who improved her score from the beginning of the year by 37 strokes. In this tournament a player records her first score of the season on a card that lists each hole score. On each play day she records a score of each hole that she improves. At the end of the season the lowest score of each hole is added to make up her ended score. Dot improved her score from a 110 to a 73. The winner of the Most Improved Golfer was Cherie Downey who improved her handicap by five strokes. Indexes were used to break the tie between her and Mary Jane Carico, who also decreased her handicap by five strokes. A Hole-In-one prize was awarded to Trish Golding, who scored an ace on the 121-yard, number 15 hole at Great Oaks Country Club on July 9 of this year. Eagles Awards were presented to Margaret Cheek and Alice Hill, who scored eagles on number 2 and 3 respectively at Blue Ridge Country Club. The Birdie Tree Tournament consisted of four divisions according to handicap. Each Tuesday the ladies recorded the Birdies that they had for the day. Those scoring the most birdies were: Division I - Judy Chambers with 22 birdies Division II - Alice Hill and Margaret Cheek with 10 each Division III - Mary Jane Carico with 9 Division IV - a six-way tie between Earlene Ogburn, Judy DeVries, Linda Morton, Martha Rose, Mary Collins, and Wilda Fayne. each lady had one birdie each.
Trophies were presented to the winners of the Ladies Golf Association Net and Gross Championship. The winners of these tournaments were: Net Championship First Place - Judy DeVries Second Place - Mary Jane Carico Gross Championship First Place - Judy Chambers Second Place - Trish Golding
The officers for the year 2010 are: President - Trish Golding; Vice President - Alice Thomason; Secretary/Treasurer - Margaret Hensley; Tournament Chairman - Mary Jane Carico; Social Chairman - Judy DeVries.