Women’s Golf League News


For the 14th consecutive year, the Steubenville Country Club Women’s Golf Association held its annual Rally for the Cure Tournament to benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Each golfer contributed an entry fee to benefit Komen for the Cure, the nation’s largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to curing breast cancer

Renee Morelli and Natalie Straus, rally co-chairmen, welcomed the women and distributed a list of the skill prizes for the tournament for both the 18-hole and nine-hole golfers.

The rally prize for the event was a putter donated by Komen for the Cure and was won by YangJa Koh for having the least putts in the field. The rally hole, the par three 12th hole, had a contest for closest to the pin. Each golfer whose ball landed on the green won a Titleist golf ball bearing the pink ribbon breast cancer awareness symbol. The big winner on the rally hole was Dianna Adams, who was awarded a Vera Bradley tote bag for her outstanding tee shot.

Theresa Metcalf claimed the longest putt on No. 17 to win a Coach zippered pouch containing three Coach logo golf balls. Marilyn Kenny had the longest drive on No. 13 and was awarded a pink Coach tote bag with a matching cosmetic bag for her outstanding effort. Koh sunk the longest putt on No. 9 to win a golf lesson from club professional John Denholm.

Coach key chains were won in a random drawing by Metcalf, Shelle Pentes, Charlene Freshwater, Straus, Shannon Irvin and DeeDee Scugoza.

In the nine-hole golf group, Dotty Tegano was awarded a pink Coach purse for her closest to the pin shot on hole No. 9. She also won the Coach zippered pouch with golf balls for longest putt on No. 3 and a golf lesson from Denholm for longest putt on No. 9. Straus had the longest drive for the nine-hole golfers and was given a Vera Bradley purse for her accomplishment.

In keeping with the theme all golfers dressed in pink for the event. Following play, a luncheon was held in the clubhouse grill room where the tables were decorated with balloons bearing the pink ribbon breast cancer symbol. Shelle Pentes used vases filled with pink roses and wrapped with pink ribbon to decorate the table. These were awarded by a drawing to Shirley Guida, Heidi Pflug, Shannon Irvin, Kim Criss, Morelli, Dianna Adams and Dee Dee Scugoza. The dessert following lunch featured cookies decorated with the pink ribbon symbol.

Each golfer received a pink and grey zippered thermal tote bag from Komen for the Cure. Each participant also received pink tees, two pink label pins, two Cards for the Cure donated by Hallmark and a one-year subscription to a magazine from Conde Nast Publications.

Adams and Pentes were chairmen for the weekly event, which was throw out two worst holes, one on the front nine and one on the back nine. They announced the following winners: First flight: Koh, first place; Pentes, second place; Koh, putts. Second flight: Metcalf, first prize; Morelli, second prize; Charlene Freshwater, putts.

Nine-hole winners were: Tegano, first place; Irvin, second place; Tegano, putts.

This week’s event will be odd holes with one-half handicap. Eighteen-hole golfers are to report at 8:30 a.m. for a 9 a.m. start, and nine-hole golfers will show up at 9 a.m. for a 9:30 a.m. tee-off.


Cadiz Country Club Women’s Golf Association played the Soothsayer game on July 24 in which the golfers predict their own score and the closest to their prediction, without going over, wins.

A flight winner was Nep Rowland, B Flight was Peg Buchanan, and C flight went to Dolores Ginier. The two with least putts of the field were Nancy Beckert and Bonnie Beetham. Cathy Shepherd had a bird on No. 8, and Ginny Ferrell chipped in on No. 6.

The hostess for July 31 will be Kathy Smith. Tee time will remain at 9 a.m.


The Pleasant Valley Ladies Golf Association of Ponderosa Golf Course held its monthly meeting after play on June 26 in the course restaurant. Linda Wade, tournament director, announced the June winners:

June 5

Event: Best Nine Doubled

Winners: First place, Karen Heinz; second place, Terry Viskovicz

Birdies: Betty Patterson, Terry Viskovicz

Chip-Ins: Betty Patterson

50/50: Betty Patterson

June 12

Event: Two Best Ball

Winners, total team: Linda Wade, Terry Wiskovicz, Glenda Virtue, Diane Kessler

Chip-Ins: Linda Wade

50/50: Linda Wade

June 19

Event: Even Holes

Winners: First place, (tie) Linda Wade, Terry Wiskovicz; second place, Glenda Virtue

Birdies: Terry Viskovicz, Linda Wade, Glenda Virtue

Chip-Ins: Terry Viskovicz

50/50: Barb Willilams

June 26

Event: Odd Holes

Winners: First place, (tie) Linda Wade, Terry Wiskovicz; second place (tie) Peggy Fiedorczyk, Kay Mortimer

Birdies: Linda Wade, Terry Viskovicz

Chip-Ins: Linda Wade, Kay Mortimer

50/50: Glenda Virtue


Spring Hills Ladies Golf played Throw Out Two Worst Holes on the back 9 at Spring Hills on July 18.

A flight winner was Joann Hardman with 28.

B flight was a tie between Vickie Grand and Mary DiMichele with 32’s.

C flight winner was Mary Arehart with a 35.

Long Drive on 17 were:

A flight, Terri Barkley

B flight, Vickie Grant

C flight, Mary Arehart

Closest to pin winners were:

A flight, Claudia Norris

B flight, Sharon Coleman

C flight, Mary Arehart

JoAnn Hardman had a chip-in.

The 50/50 winner was Mary DiMichael.

Vickie Grant was the low putt winner with 15 putts for the night.

Paula Hope was a guest who was not eligible for a prize but shot a 27 low net.


Town and Country Women Golf League played a sponsored tournament on July 18 at Spring Hills Golf Course. The trophy was sponsored by Wintersville Trophy Shop.

Winners were:

Low gross, Signa Findlay

Low net, Rose Kazmarek

Long drive on No. 3, long drive on No. 6

A, Laura Froehlich; A, Froehlich

B, Rose Kazmarek; B, Patty Saccoccia

C, Margie Serafini; C, Irene Vaja

Closest to pin on No. 8:

A, Froehlich

B, Kathy Antinone

C, Vaja

Lowest putts, Findlay and Wanda Retzer

Chip-ins, Betty Teaff, Retzer and Findlay.


The Williams Ladies Golf Association held a team “Blind Draw” event on July 23 with first-place winners being Jennie Epifano, Vi Stein and Erikka Buracchio.

Second place went to Maureen Dumbaugh, Priscilla Mavrich and Kay Mascio.

This was the first week of the Senior and Super Senior Tournament with play to continue this week for the final round.

Jason Smoljanovich figured and announced the winners and announced to those in the tourney tee times for next week.

President Linda Staffilino announced the changes in the ladies locker room during a remodeling and their impact.

Co-chairman Phyllis Phillips announced updates on the “Rally for a Cure” set for August.

A luncheon and champagne celebration will follow play this week. Women not playing in the tournament can call the pro shop to be listed for 9 a.m. play and are invited to the celebration following play.

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“God Bless the USA” will be the theme for this year’s invitational to be held Aug. 1 at Spring Hills Golf Course in East Springfield.

It will be a four-woman scramble with a minimum team handicap of 40. The cost is $55 per person, which includes 18 holes with cart, a continental breakfast, food at the turn and a luncheon to be held at the end of play.

Low gross and low net will be paid in all three flights with proximity prizes also being awarded.

“Spring Hills wil be decked out in its finest red, white and blue. We want to honor this great country as our members gather decorations to prepare the hills in the patriotic theme,” a league spokesperson said.

A team photo will be taken by Claudia Norris with each team member receiving a copy during the luncheon.

“Share the Wealth” is a 50-50 drawing where all the money is given out back to the winners.

Hole sponsors are being sought at $50 per hole. Proceeds will benefit the Tony Teramana Cancer Center. Interested sponsors can call (740) 264-5063.

To register a team, call the pro shop at (740) 543-3270 by July 18. Late entries can call (740) 283-2605 or (740) 512-6291.


The Dyer Ladies League hosted its annual Firecracker two-women/one best ball golf tournament on July 2 with a full field of golfers from around the valley and beyond participating in the event.

Every member of the league contributed homemade foods for the event where President Mary Arehart welcomed golfers and Mary Alice Meyer led the ladies in prayer before teeing off.

Tournament chairmen were Paula Hope and Vickie Grant.

Food chairmen were Grant and Cindy Montgomery.

Working the registration table were Ann Eroshevich, Eleanor Kindsvatter and Cindy Montgomery.

Signa Findlay was in charge of the gift drawing.

Proximity prizes were donated by Iggy’s Pizza. A wine basket was donated by the Weirton Moose Lodge 688. Favors were provided by Davral & Associates and River Valley Health Partners, East Liverpool Hospital.

Winners of the event were:

A Flight:

First place: Debbie Phillippi, Marilyn Kenny

Second place: Patty Filak, Kathy Moore

Third place: Paula Hope, Vickie Grant

B Flight:

First place: Dianna Adams, Theresa Metcalf

Second place: Mary Alice Meyer, Mary Arehart

Third place: Ruth Lamantia, Arlene Owens

Skins game winners:

A Flight:

Mishal Hawthorne, Priscilla Mavrich

Marilyn Kenny, Debbie Phillippi (2)

Patty Filak, Kathy Moore

B Flight:

Marge Alpino, Eleanor Kindsvatter

Ruth Lamantia, Arlene Owens

Betty Kelly, Barb Carlson

50/50 drawing: Mary Ann Bainbridge

Proximity prizes: Dianna Adams, Debbie Phillippi

Winner of the Firecracker door prize: Eleanor Kindsvatter

Results from the Dyer Ladies League on July 9 for the “Throw Out Two Worst Holes” game were:

A Flight: Paula Hope

B Flight: Teri Barkley

C Flight: Mary Alice Meyer

50/50 drawing winner: Mary Alice Meyer

Proximity: Ruth Lamantia


Blackmoor’s Monday Night Ladies Golf League played July 1 with a “Throw out Your Worst Hole Game.”

The winner was Lori DeFallo. Long Drive went to Lucy Karran. Denise Augustine had low putts, and Tammy Cox had a chip-in on hole No. 8.

On July 8, the women played low gross. Neysa McCart took the win. Renee Morelli had closest to the pin on hole No. 12 along with a birdie. Linda Caputo had long drive on hole No. 17. Densie Augustine had low putts for the day.

All women are welcome to play on Mondays at 5 p.m.


After being rained out June 26, the Cadiz Women’s Golf Association played a flag tournament on July 3.

The winner in first flight was Nep Rowland, and in the second flight it was Nancy Beckert. The low putts of the field pot was split as a tie between Rowland and Peg Buchanan.

The July 10 hostess was Betty Thompson.



July 8

Game: Scramble

First place: Mary Ann Bainbridge, Peg Barber, Judy Sorrenti and Pam Walters shot a 37.

Second place: Patty Filak, Patti Powelson, Dorothy Baier and Clondell Barkley shot a 38.

Third place: Sharon Coleman, Patty Gerlando and Charlotte McCoy shot a 39.

Chip-ins: Patti Powelson on No. 1, Pam Walters on No. 7 and Charlotte McCoy on No. 8.

50/50: Judy Sorrenti

July 1

Game: 3 Mulligans

First place: Erin Ankrum

Second place: Patty Filak

Third place: Holly Kisner

50/50: Pam Walters

June 24

Game: Hole numbers starting with nose

First place: Erin Ankrum

Second place: Signa Findlay

Third place: Kathi Moore

Chip-ins: Pat Carey on No. 2 and Kathi Moore on No. 6

50/50: Pam Walters


To commemorate the July 4 holiday, the Steubenville Country Club Women’s Golf Association played a flag tournament with Dianna Adams and Shelle Pentes as chairmen. Each player was given a small American flag which she had to plant on the golf course where her score totaled par plus her handicap. All players dressed in patriotic red, white and blue colored outfits.

Marilyn Kenny took first place when she placed her flag on the No. 18 green. Theresa Metcalf was a close second with her flag planted on her approach shot to No. 18 green. Shelle Pentes won third with her flag on the fairway of No. 18. YangJa Koh took the prize for low putts. There were no chip-ins so the money cup will carry over for another week.

Winners for the nine-hole golfers were Dotty Tegano, first place and putts, and DeeDee Scugoza, second place.

A luncheon followed play, and club champion YangJa Koh was honored with a surprise birthday celebration. Specially captioned balloons decorated the table and a decorated cake was served as dessert.

Renee Morelli reported that the Rally for a Cure tournament will be held July 24, and players should sign up in the locker room. Natalie Straus is assisting Morelli with the Rally.

This week’s event will be an odd hole tournament with one-half handicap. Eighteen-hole golfers are to report at 8:30 a.m. for a 9 a.m. start, and nine-hole golfers should show up at 9 a.m. for a 9:30 a.m. tee-off.

As part of the Fourth of July festivities at the Steubenville Country Club, the Women’s Golf Association once again sponsored a long drive competition for children of members and guests. DeeDee Scugoza and Shannon Irvin were chairmen of the contest with the assistance of golf professional John Denholm.

The youth hit their drives from the No. 1 tee, while family members and friends applauded their efforts. Winners in various age groups were as follows. In the girls’ division: ages 4 and under, Ava Denholm, member, and Kaydence Ortiz, guest; ages 5 and 6, Olivia Vostatek, member; ages 7 to 9, Gianna Scugoza, member, and Gianna Boley, guest; ages 10 to 12, Rachel Peterson, member.

In the boys’ division: ages 4 and under, Bronson Denholm, member, and Kevin Pinney, guest; ages 5 and 6, Joseph Scugoza, member, and Evan Peterson, guest; ages 7 to 9, Massimo Lancia, member; ages 13 to 15, Howie Peterson, member.

All of the winners received engraved trophies provided by the Women’s Golf Association.

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On June 24, the Blackmoor Monday Night Ladies League played a low gross game with Lori Defallo the winner.

Brenda McClouskey had a long drive on hole No. 14. Neysa McCart had closest to the pin on hole No. 12 and also had a birdie on hole No. 12.

Low Putts went to Cheryl Black and Janis Whitaker.

All women are welcome to play on Monday evenings at 5 p.m. There are no membership fees.


Spring Hills Ladies Golf League played “Throw out the Even Holes” on the front 9 on June 27.

A flight winner was Claudia Norris with a 24.

B flight winner was Patty Gerlando who also shot a 24.

C flight winner Mary Alice Myers with a 28.

Long Drive A flight was Marge Alpino.

There was no one in fairway in B flight.

C flight winner was Eleanor Kindsvatter.

Closest to the pin was a A flight Jay Risnear.

B flight was Patty Gerlando.

The 50/50 winner was Ann Eroshevich.

Low putts for the night was Claudia Norris with 15 putts, and she also had a chip in.


Town and Country Women’s Golf League had play day of low putts on July 2 at Spring hills Golf Course. Winners were:

A-Flight, Signa Findlay

B-Flight, Bobbie Mangan and Kathy Antinone

C-Flight, Helen D’Andrea

Long Drive No. 1

A-Flight, Wanda Retzer

B-Flight, Edie Higgins

C-Flight, Shirley Guido

Long Drive No. 9

A-Flight, Findlay

B-Flight, Patty Saccoccia

C-Flight, Guido

Closest to the Pin No. 8

A-Flight, Findlay

B-Flight, Antinone

C-Flight, Sondra Hyde

Findlay and Margie Serafini had chip-ins.

Town and Country Women Golf League had a “Four Ladies Scramble” and month-end meeting on June 27 at Spring Hills Golf Course.

Winners were:

First place: Signa Findlay, Betty Teaff, Pat Zorne, Edie Higgins.

Second: Laura Froehlick, Rose Kazmarek, Margie Serafini, Dolores Parraglia.

Third: Lucy Karaan, Irene Vaja, Kathy Antinone, Sondra Hyde.

Long Drive No. 2: A, Findlay; B, Kazmarek; C, Vaja.

Long Drive No. 5, A, Froehlick; B, Kazmarek; C, Vaja.


The Williams Ladies Golf Association held a “Throw Out Par 5’s Score” Tuesday paying out winners and runner-ups in each flight.

Maribeth Arlia took the first flight prize with a score of 54. Linda Staffilino was runner-up with a 54.

Second flight winner in first place was Sue Sakara with a 55. A tie score of 59 for runner-up was taken by Erikka Buracchio and Rita Kohn.

Third flight winner was Vi Stein with a score of 55 and Rita Wickham taking runner-up with a 60.

Skill prize was “Closest to the Pin on Hole No. 8,” and the first flight players missed the target.

Second flight winner was Phyllis Phillips, and Stein took third flight.

Staffilino took the “Pot of Gold” with a chip-in on hole No. 10.

Assistant Pro Jason Smoljanovich figured and announced the winners of the day.

A luncheon followed in the newly decorated Grill Room.

This week will be the annual Williams Invitational in which the women’s association will host Tri-State Area golfers with an “Out of This World ” theme.

Breakfast and registration begin at 8 a.m. with a shotgun tee time at 9 a.m.