DWGA holds Sweetheart Tournament
The Dunes Women’s Golf Association revived an old tradition, called the Sweetheart Tournament, on Feb. 14 at The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club on Sanibel. Ten foursomes, each having one man and three women, competed in a best ball tournament. Each team turned in their two best net balls on each hole.
The team of Rex Kuhn, Cathy Sleiter, Roberta Rohl and Bridgett Funk came in first place with a score of 131.Second place in a score card play-off were the team of Jim White, Terry Jewett, Barbara Chappell and Grethe Christensen at 132, and third,place – also with a score of 132 – was the team of Hank Humphrey, Claudia Finzen, Mike Dutton and Sheri Hannon.
Other prizes were given to the teams that managed to keep a red heart ball in play for 18 holes when they had to take turns playing it. Six of the 10 teams brought back the ball and each of their team members received scratch-off lottery tickets.
In addition, the man’s prize for the longest drive was earned by Rex Kuhn and the prize for the woman’s longest drive was Karen Hendricks. Prizes for closest to the pin were won by Karen Hendricks and Rex Kuhn, and prizes for longest putts were awarded to Tom Winkler and “Mike” Dutton.