Yesterday I had the privilege of playing in the Golf Olympics, that is the Cummaquid Golf Club version of this once every four year sports event. And it was glorious! A picture perfect Cape Cod day, a wonderful, challenging golf course, and many people that just made this women’s member guest tournament fantastic.
Almost everyone, 96 players, were dressed in red, white and blue attire. After a scones with clotted cream and coffee breakfast we all gathered around the flag pole to cheer Ken Lewis, the assistant pro, as he ran to the finish line with the torch. Then the flag was raised,the anthem played, and Steve Spencer, PGA Pro - Golf Director, with a great sense of humor, along with assistant pro Tom Rourke welcomed us and explained the game.
Besides the golf tournament there was a side contest of identifying the nations of the eighteen different flags which were our tee markers for the day. Well, fifth grade knowledge did not come back to us, and we were forbidden to us any electronic devices. The winning team did very well with only a few wrong. The rest of us did friendly accusing of each other for not listening or agreeing!
The golf was most enjoyable, and I, personally, felt good helping my teammates on a few holes with my higher handicap! We came in fourth, thus we did not metal. However, with the two divisions there was a ceremony with all gold, silver, and bronze champions on risers.
The luncheon was delcious as always thanks to club manager Dana Hancock and his staff . The decorations and table centerpieces, with gifts of Olympic clip ball markers and American Eagle pictured bags filled with tees, were another tribute of the out -did-themselves committee lead by Mary Lou Neagle. A special thank you goes to the member who invited me, Donna Neves. WHAT A FUN GOLF DAY!