Women’s Golf News


The Dyer Ladies League hosted its season-ending Oktoberfest Two-Woman Scramble on Oct. 5 with women from all over the valley participating in this annual fall event chaired by Paula Hope and Vickie Grant.

Food coordinator Vickie Grant organized a taco bar with all the trimmings. Each league member donated homemade soups, snacks, drinks and desserts.

The day began at the registration table, headed by Ann Eroshevich, Eleanor Kindsvatter and Mary Alice Meyer.

Signa Findlay chaired the Steelers wreath drawing.

President Mary Arehart welcomed the group of players from Dyer Country Club, Spring Hills Golf Course, Woodview Golf Course, Williams Country Club, Blackmoor Golf Course, Twinsburg and elsewhere.

Mary Alice Meyer led the group off in prayer.

A special thanks was acknowledged to women who did not participate in the tournament but contributed to its success, including Lucy Karaan, Mishal Hawthorne, Betty Kelly, Cookie Fisher and Cindy Montgomery.

The Dyer Ladies League will resume on May 6 for anyone interested in joining.

Winners of the tournament (which is flighted in “two” according to the lower handicap partner on each team) are as follows:


First-place team: Debbie Phillippi, Priscilla Mavrich

Second-place team: Teri Barkley, Cynde Vidas

Third-place team: Mary Ann Bainbridge, Elaine Minda


Debbie Phillippi, Priscilla Mavrich


First-place team: Signa Findlay, Erin Ankrum

Second-place team: Mary Arehart, Mary Alice Meyer

Third-place team: Sharon Coleman, Susan Mazzocco


Sharon Coleman, Susan Mazzocco

Cheryl Black, Denise Augustine

Mary Arehart, Mary Alice Meyer


Donated by Margaret’s Cafe in Toronto and Dyer Ladies League.

Winner Hole No. 5: JoAnn Hardman

Winner Hole No. 6: Debbie Phillippi

50/50 DRAWING:

Sue Gibson


Debbie Phillippi

Riesbecks Food Market in Toronto donated a gift certificate won by Patti Powelson.


The Town & Country Women’s Golf Club held its annual awards banquet and installation of officers on Oct. 3. The lady golfers enjoyed dinner, fellowship and recognition of their peers with plaques, certificates and door prizes.

Laura Froehlich was the big winner of the tournament taking low gross in flight A as well as other awards for the season. Other low gross winners were Patti Saccoccia, flight B, and Betty Teafe, flight C.

Low net winners of the tournament were: Jeanne Dowden, flight A; Jane Myers, flight B; and Nancy Lellie, Flight C.

The most improved player for the season was Nancy Lellie. Recognized for honorary mention for improved players were Pat Zorne and Laura Froehlich.

Most ringers in each flight went to Laura Froehlich, A; Rose Kaczmarek, B; and Shirley Guida, C.

New officers were installed and given a long-stem rose by Betty Teafe, outgoing president. The officers for the 2014 season are: Kathy Antinone, president; Jeanne Dowden, vice president; Norma Hanson, secretary; Signa Findlay, treasurer; and Lucy Karaan, tournament chair.

The league plays every Thursday morning at 10 a.m. at Spring Hills Golf Course in East Springfield from May through September. The players expressed their appreciation to Charlie Corder and Dan Stacey for coordinating “another excellent year of play.”


Spring Hills Ladies Golf League held its end-of-the-year banquet on Sept. 26 at Zalenski’s Family Eatery and Pub in Wintersville.

Ann Eroshevich opened the meeting, thanking everyone for a great year and for all their help to make the league a success. She expressed her hope for next year to be even better with attendance and membership to continue to increase.

Judy Hare thanked those in attendance for their support and understanding in the wake of having to cancel the play day away because of inclement weather. An October makeup day could be possible.

Eroshevich presented winners of the club championship with a gift from the club. Winners were:

A flight, low gross, Cindy Montgomery; A flight, low net, Claudia Norris; B flight, low gross, Jay Risnear; B flight, low net, Ruth Lamantia; C flight, low gross, Eleanor Kindsvatter; and C flight, low net, Susan Mazzocco. Eroshevich also presented a gift to Susan Mazzocco and Mary Arehart as the most improved players for the year.

Marge Alpino, chairman of the ringers and birdies, acknowledged the following:

Members who had a birdie during the year were Amy Babb, Dru Fleshour, Claudia Norris, Lori Szymanek, Erin Mader, Brenda McClosky and Ruth Lamanta.

Members with two birdies were Mary DiMichael, Joann Hardman, Sharon Coleman and Denise Augustine.

Linda Caputo took the birdie championship with a total of four birdies.

Ringers, low gross, were: A flight, Lori Szymanek; B flight, Vickie Grant; and C flight, Brenda McClosky.

Ringers, low net, were: A flight, Claudia Norris; B flight, Sharon Coleman; and C flight, Mary Arehart.

Ringer cards are ready for next season and are at the club house, it was announced.

Door prize winners were Susan Mazzocco, Linda Caputo, Claudia Norris, Judy Sorrenti, Ann Eroshevich and Mary DiMichael.

Claudia Norris showed a video that highlighted the 2013 season and presented everyone in attendance with a copy.

The banquet committee consisted of Mary Alice Meyer, Mary Arehart, Brenda McClosky and Cindy Montgomery.


The Williams Ladies Golf Association’s “2013 Rally for a Cure” golf extravaganza generated $2,000 in proceeds from its drawings sold the day of the event to benefit Athena’s Closet, a Weirton-based cancer charity.

Athena’s Closet was started by friends of the late Athena Ameredes, who died following a long bout with cancer. The group, which included Maria Kiefer and Georgia Anatakis, was formed to assist local cancer patients with wigs during chemotherapy treatments and developed to help with travel expenses to doctors and or hospitals, some medical expenses and other special needs.

Priscilla Mavrich and Phyllis Phillips co-chaired the rally event this year and along with President Linda Staffilino decided to work toward keeping some of the proceeds local.

Members of Williams Golf Club and the Williams Ladies Golf Association hope to grow the event yearly in order to help other local charities.

Women’s Golf News


Blackmoor Ladies Monday Evening League played a “Throw out Your Worst Holes” event on Sept. 23. The winner was Lucy Karran.

Long drive honors went to Lori Defallo on hole No. 11. Yuko Atwell had a long drive also on hole No. 14.

Cheryl Black took Low Putts.

On Sept. 30, the league played a low gross event won by Lucy Karran. Long drive on hole No. 2 went to Cheryl Black, and Neysa McCart took closest to the pin on the second shot on hole No. 8. Low putts went to Signa Fenton and Linda Caputo.

Monday evening play will continue at 4:30 p.m. with all women golfers welcome.





Final game results for the Mountaineer Woodview Women’s 18-Hole Association in September and August:

Sept. 26

Game: Low Putts

First: Kathi Moore

Second: Janet Stukins

Third: Cathy Ralston

Greenies: Cathy Ralston on No.15

Sept. 19

Game: Low Net on Front, Back and Total on 18 Holes

Winner: Kathi Moore on all three events

Greenies: Janet Stukins on No. 5 and Kathi Moore on No. 17

Chip-Ins: Kathi Moore on No. 2 and No. 4

Sept. 5

Game: Guess your score without going over

Winner: Patty Filak

Longest Drive: Patty Filak on No. 14

50/50: Janet Stukins

Aug. 29

Game: Low Gross

First: Cathy Ralston

Second: Janet Stukins

Third: Dotty Virtue

Polies: Dotty Virtue and Cathy Ralston

Aug. 22

Game: Low Putts after subtracting number of fairway shots

First: Cathy Ralston

Second: Kathi Moore

Third: Elaine Minda and Dotty Virtue

Greenies: Elaine Minda and Dotty Virtue

Chip-In: Karen Pannet on No. 4

Birdies: Elaine Minda on No. 13 and No. 17

50/50: Cathy Ralston


The Pleasant Valley Ladies’ Golf League of Ponderosa Golf course announced its September winners after play at a luncheon held in the course restaurant on Sept. 25. Tournament Director Linda Wade announced the following:

Sept. 4

Event: Low Gross, Low Net, Low Putts

Winners: Low Gross-Glenda Virtue

Low Net-Tie: Betty Patterson, Janet Backel

Low Putts-Glenda Virtue

Birdies: Betty Patterson, Karen Heinz

50/50 Winner: Karen Heinz

Sept. 11

Event: One Best Ball (Team)

Winners: Linda Wade

Betty Patterson

Peggy Fiedorczyk

Glenda Virtue

Birdies: Betty Patterson, Terry Viskovicz

Chip-Ins: Linda Wade

50/50 Winner: Peggy Fiedorczyk

Sept. 18

Event: N-O-S-E

Winners: First-Terry Viskovicz

Second-Betty Patterson

Birdies: Betty Patterson, Terry Viskovicz (two), Karen Heinz

50/50 Winner: Betty Patterson

Sept. 25

Event: T’s & F’s

Winners: Tie-Glenda Virtue, Karen Pannett

Birdies: Peggy Fiedorczyk, Betty Patterson, Terry Viskovicz

50/50 Winner: Glenda Virtue

Mountaineer Woodview Women’s 18-Hole Association held its end-of-the-year banquet, honoring winners. Play will resume in May, and anyone interested in joining should contact any of the pictured members.

Winners were:

18 Hole Champion, Elaine Minda.

Runner-Up, Cathy Ralston.

Second flight winner, Linda Wade.

Third flight winner, Karen Pannett.

Most Birdies: Elaine Minda.


Gross, Elaine Minda.

Net, Kathi Moore.


On the final play day of the season the Williams Ladies Golf Association held a “Poker Scramble,” and the first- place winners were Maribeth Arlia and Linda Staffilino, and second-place went to Priscilla Mavrich and Toni Vosseler. The third-place team was Jennie Epifano, Vi Stein and Kay Mascio.

Skill prizes for the day was long drive in the fairway on hole No. 13 with first flight going to Arlia; Rita Kohn took the second flight; and Vosseler took the third flight drive.

“Pot of Gold” was shared by Arlia, Staffilino and Alicia Myers, all with chip-ins.

Following play, a luncheon was served in the presidents dining room with guests for the day, Williams Pro Dean DiBerardino and Assistant Pro Jason Smoljanovich, announcing and handing out the weekly prizes and the end-of-year awards.

Awards prize chairman was Arlia choosing gift certificates from the Pro Shop, allowing the winners to choose their individual prize or prizes.

First Award presented was for “Super Senior Champion Net” and went to Vi Stein, “Super Senior Champion” was Sue Sakara.

“Senior Champion Net” was Priscilla Mavrich, and “Senior Champion” was taken by Jennie Epifano.

The West Virginia Pin is presented at the end of season each year after a two-week tournament and must be to a resident of West Virginia. The winner was Sue Sakara.

Third flight net score went to Stein, and third flight gross score winner was Erikka Buracchio. Second flight net score was Rita Kohn and second flight gross score went to Sakara. First flight net score was taken by Epifano.

Runner-up club champion was taken by Arlia and club champion went to Mavrich.

Ringers and Birdie Chairman Stein also gave Pro Shop gift certificates for winners to choose their own gifts. Flight three birdie winner was Buracchio; second flight winner was Linda Staffilino; and first flight winner, Arlia.

Ringer winners for first flight gross was Arlia. First flight net winner went to Epifano. Second flight gross was Sakara, and second flight net was Kohn. Third flight gross was Buracchio, and third flight net winner was Stein.

The “Most Improved Lady Golfer” who lowered her handicap by the most points went to Stein.

Chairman for the closing luncheon was Mascio, assisted by Sakara with a fall theme for table decorations. A jarred candy dish with a Williams logo was given to each person attending along with various colored live mum plants in a jack-o-lantern pot.

The new officers for the coming season will be: Staffilino, president; secretary, Phillips; treasurer, Wickham; hospitality, Mascio; games committee, Epifano, Vosseler and Burrachio; awards, Arlia; Rally for a Cure, Mavrich and Phillips; invitational, Staffilino, Chambers and Maureen Dumbaugh; publicity Myers; ringers and birdies, Stein; and nominations, Sakara, Mavrich and Mascio.

For the month of October the women will be playing on Tuesday mornings at 10 a.m. without formal play.