Senior mixed golf at Cottonwood

Feb 10th laCopa league golf

The biggest turnout of the winter season for the laCopa league mixed golf,
turned out  20 golfers.

the format for the day was “roll the Dice”, with five groups of four taking to the links.
With this format , it was not often that the best drive was used. 
It was reported that one team, had to take a penalty shot on # 5,
when they rolled the number of an unknown player who hit the ball into the water off the tee.

the Red team of Becky, Dianna, Jeff Dykstra ( his first week out) and Keith turned in one of three birdies recorded on  the day on # 8. their final score was a 29 , good for a tie for Second.

White team made up of Dee, Jo, Doug and Duane won the bragging rights for the week with a 27,
they score a birdie on # 3, a 115 yarder.

The Blues had one of those days, with tough luck with the dice and shot a 32, Bill, Howard, Bev and Bob made up this team.

The green team ( Gerry, Fred, Harry and Tony) started of with a bang,
getting a birdie on the first hole, playing the first four holes at even par, them they got to the fifth hole and their fortune changed. They took a  5, then repeating that on # 6 for the only 5’s turned in on the day.
They finished with 3 pars and a total score of 31.

The pinks turned in a 29 to tie for second, thanks to the Dorothy’s hot putter,
( she drained two putts from outside of 20 feet). they rolled a six four times , that is for the worst shot.
Dan, Don and Richard made up the rest of the team.

missing this week were Jim and Teresa Williams, Joyce Foy,

from the past: LaCopa security at work

LaCopa league Feb 3rd

February 3rd came with a little cooler weather but that did not stop the laCopa Inn league, from enjoying the biggest turnout of the winter, 19 players.

The first five holes played with the wind and the last four into a stiff breeze.

19 players took part in the days golf, 9 holes of best ball with each player having
to use their drives 2 times during the round.

the pink team , made up of Fred Kline, Harry LaCore, Don Reisberg and Dee Martintoni,
birdied two of the last 3 holes to score a 25 and won the day’s outing.

second place went to the Green team. Dorothy Kline, Tony Guadagnolo, Howard Stewart and Richard Lampi
on a count back.
Third place (the Blue’s) shot a 28, Bob Martintoni, Dan Luensman, Jim Williams, Bill Stewart.

Drawing the white tees were Doug Mazur, Duane Millar, Jo LaCore and Joyce Foy.
They finished the day with a 29.

The red team, by the luck of the draw, Gerry Busch, Bev Guadagnolo and Dianna Stewart.
They turned in a 32 for the day.

check out this clip from the past

Gerry Busch’s hole in one

Gerry’s Ace on #1 hole, Cottonwood Golf Course Jan 31st 2017 ——–photo by Richard



The last day in January proved to be a good one for Gerry Busch,
She hit a nice shot right into the cup on the first hole of her round.

This feat was witnessed by her playing partners of the day, Don Reisberg, Bill Stewart, Richard Lampi and Doug Mazur.
This is Gerry’s second “Hole in one” on the cottonwood golf course,
her other Ace was scored on Hole # 4.

She now has the distinction of being the first golfer from the LaCopa group to score 2 aces.
Others from the Group who have got a hole in one are Gary Cook, Sid Bina, Joyce Foy

For those who are interested, she was using a seasoned, Pinnacle 3, and used it for the rest of the round.

just goes to show you that you don’t need a high priced ball.

LaCopa league mixed senior golf

 jan 27th seniors mixed golf.

Another breezy day greeted the laCopa group seniors on jan 27th Friday league,
it was a very pleasant day with 19 golfers playing golf.

there were 5 teams made up, four foursomes and one threesome, each golfer
used their own score and the best score one each hole was used for the team score.
The players drew from a container of colored tees to find out which team the would be on, for the day.

The White team, made up of , Howard Stewart, Jo LaCore, Fred Kline and Gerry Busch,took the weekly bragging rights with a blazing two under 25.
Gerry birdied the two longest holes, # 5 and # 8 to score a 31 on her round, Great score Gerry.
Fred had a birdie on # 3 and turned in a score of 29, tying Keith for the low score on the day.

The Blue team, Dan Luensmann, Grant Stewart, Bill Stewart and Dianna Stewart shot an even par 27,to take second place on the day. Dan score his birdie on the 105 yard # 4.

Coming in third place (28) were the Green team of Harry LaCore, Doug Mazur, Bob Martintoni and Keith Bess.
Keith shot a 29 and tied Fred for the lowest score of the day and Had a birdie on # 5 and one on # 9.

Fourth place went to the Red threesome of Bev Guadagnolo, Dee Martintoni and Richard Lampi turned in a team score of 30 on the day

Duane Miller, Tony Guadagnolo, Dorothy Kline and Joyce Foy turned in a 31 for the Pink team score .

Only 4 strokes separated the 5 teams for the day.

Individual scores on the day: Duane 37, Tony 43, Dorothy 39, Joyce 34,
Richard 37, Bev 44, Dee 33, Harry 40, Doug 43, Bob 39, Keith 29.
Dan 34, Grant 32, Bill 39, Dianna 40, Howard 41, Jo 37, Fred 29, Gerry 31.


Seniors Mixed golf La Copa League Jan 20th 2017

17 players took part in the Friday league with 6 more golfers who just arrived this week.

The format this week was ‘roll the Dice’ . Each player hits the ball off the tee.

If they are playing as a threesome, each player is assigned 2 numbers off the dice.
one player will roll the dice and the number showing on the Die will determine who’s shot is played. Players can take turns rolling the dice as the holes are played.
From that point on everyone plays the best ball.This repeats on every hole.

On a four player team each player is assigned a number 1 through 4, and if those numbers turn up
then that is the ball played.
If the number 5 turns up they play the best ball, if the number 6 turns up then they play the worst ball.
From there everyone plays the best ball.

This week there were 5 teams.

Red team—- Bev Guadagnolo, Duane Miller, Jo LaCore and Don Reisberg.
White team– Harry LaCore, Dan Luensmann, Dorothy Kline and Doug Mazur
Blue team— Fred Kline, Bob Martintoni and Keith Bess
Pink team—-Bill Stewart, Joyce Foy and Dee Martintoni
Green team–Gerry Busch, Tony Gaudagnolo and Richard Lampi.

The White and Pink teams both turned in 29s to tie for the weekly Honors.

The Red and Green teams both turned in 30s to take second place.

The Blues shot a 32 having turned in the only 5 on the day, this coming on the tough 5th hole.

Despite of all the valiant efforts of all the golfers no one could get a Birdie.

have fun next week 🙂

Golf in Texas Dec 30th 2016

The La Copa Group Winter golf has started today.

 With  those  who play in the  La Copa group golf league arriving in larger numbers, the players got together at the Cottonwood golf course and played their first round of golf on Dec 30th.

The weather was mostly sunny with a few clouds and the temperature about 65 degrees and a light breeze blowing.

Kieth Bess , Joyce Foy and Richard Lampi from the La Copa were joined by Jim and Teresa Williams to play golf.

Keith had the lowest score of the day when he shot a 32,  Jim had the only birdie of the day. He got that on the number seven which plays 95 yards.

Joyce and Richard both had 35s and Jim shot a 38.

The fairways and the greens are in good shape, the canal that runs through the middle of the course claimed a couple  of balls during the days play.

Missing this year will be Sid Bina from North Dakota, George and Betty Coulson along with Gary and Helen Cook, from North western Ontario.


Ray Laquerre scored his first hole-in-one

Little Fall Golf Course is not noted for giving up hole-in ones very often but this was a special day for the hardy threesome.

the weather was cool  and sunny with very little wind.

Ray Laquerre scored his first hole in one on Saturday, November 5th, playing  the second hole, at Little Falls Golf Course. Playing with Richard Lampi and Max Clement.

Ray used his driver and hit a soft shot that hit the green and rolled into the up.

Ray hit from the red tees which play about 175 yards to the flag. He was playing a Wilson ball.





Ray Laquerre and Max Clement on Hole # 2 with Ray,s Hole in one ball
Ray Laquerre and Max Clement on Hole # 2 with Ray,s Hole in one ball

near the end of golf at little falls for this year

Oct 25th , seen the last of these hardy golfers on the tee at Hole # 7 with little falls in the background, Richard Lampi , Todd Bryck and Allan Bruyere.

the weather was a cool 8 c, with hazy sunshine and light wind.

there still is nice weather coming but the flags will be removed at the end of the month, been a good year though. 


Senior Thursday Golf group windup

Sept 8th 2016

Windup for the thursday seniors golf, with 15 golfers taking part.

Scheduling a golf outing in September is a crap shoot at the best of times, this
year for the 5 days leading up to the windup golf and dinner the weather forecast was for
rain all day. even up to 8 am it looked like rain but the golf gods had pity on us and the sky
started to clear and by the time we teed off at 9am , the weather was good.

Thanks to Ed Kennedy for organizing the teams every week and for looking after the
winners and losers all summer.
Thanks to Pete Barna for taking care of the prizes for the event.

thanks also goes to Motown for a great meal at the end of the day.
for the wind-up players were grouped by handicap , the highest with the lowest two-man teams
combining their scores and deducting their handicap.

The team of Jean Lambert and Richard Lampi took the top honors with a net score of 148.
the team of Scotty Russell and Wayne Thomas, tied for second, with the team of Franko Calvelli George Coulson
with a net score of 151.
Coming in third place was the threesome of Brian McLeod, Harold Mosley and Ted McLeod with a net score of 160.

claiming the fourth spot with a net of 168 were Jerry Cripps and Steve Splowski. Steve was the oldest golfer , 87 years young.
The fifth spot was shared with two teams, Vern Herbert and Pete Barna’s team, Ed Kennedy and Brian McCallum .

Jean Lambert shot a pair of 42’s for a gross score of 84, the lowest of the day.

Wayne Thomas score a birdie on #5 and followed that with a birdie on # 6, Jerry Cripps birdied # 4, those were the only birdies scored on the day.

Senior golf on Thursday mornings will continue until the coarse is closed, with a start time of 9.30 am. for the next couple of weeks.

Senior golf sept 1 2016

Wayne Thomas sept 1 2016

Seniors Thursdays Sept 1 2016

the sun was shining and there was heavy dew on the grass when the golfers teed off.

13 golfers took part in the 18 holes of golf, Max Clement played his first round of golf
with the seniors this year and the age of 90, showed that he has not lost any distance
or accuracy on the links. Max does play regularly but normally only plays 9 holes.

The foursome of Jerry Cripps, Brian McCallum sr, Ed Kennedy and Jean Lambert
turned in the best score of the day with a 2 under 70, giving them bragging rights for the day.

Wayne Thomas, Richard Lampi and Pete Barna shot a 71 for second place.

Coming in third were the threesome of Ray Laquerre, George Coulson and Max Clement by turning in a 73.

Fourth place went to Franco Calvelli, Brian McLeod and Leo Lamarche with a 76 score.

the format for the day was a scramble from the red tees and each golfer had to use two drives on each nine.

even under this format the course only gave up 8 birdies on the day. 4 of them were on the par 5 holes.


Create your website with
Get started