LaCopa Seniors Golf

laCopa seniors group

cottonwood golf course

A foggy morning greeted the LaCopa seniors mixed golf group as they assembled
at the golf course at Cottonwood country Club, for their regular Friday golf.
The weather was foggy and a bit of misty rain was falling at the ten o’clock tee time.

It Did not seem to bother the golfers much and the headed out onto the fairways.

The fairways and the greens are also in great shape and the greens are fast.

Twenty golfers took part and were looking forward to the days chalanges even thought a misty rain was falling,
it only lasted about 15 minutes.

the scores refected the conditions and were a bit above the average scores of the golfers.

from the luck of the draw, the red team turned in the lowest combined score of 146 and took the bragging wrights for the day.
Duane Miller shot a 37, Dan Lunnesman 34, Richard Recker 42 and Richard Lampi a 33.

Doug Mazur shot a 39, Keith Bess had the lowest round of the day with a 31 and a birdie on #3, Harry LaCore turned in a 39 and Jim Williams a 46.
The pink team score was 155, good for second place.

The Blue teams total was 156 for the day. Teresa Williams shot a 42, Gary Millar scored a 37 (matched his father’s 37) Jerry Pape turned in a 38 and Joyce Foy shot a 39 with a birdie on her first hole.

The foursome of David Andrews 41, Jo LaCore 40, Bev Gaudagnollo 41 and Sandra Olson 37, made up the Green Team, their total strokes for the day was 159.

The White team led by Tony Gaudagnollo who shot a 34 with a birdie on # 7, Merv Andrews, who had trouble adjusting to the short holes and had to chip back from behind the greens, shot a 38.


Nancy Ruhlow carded a 46 and Tracy Andrews scored a 45 to round out a team score of 163 for the day.

winter golf in the Rio Grande Valley

La Copa Inn league, mixed seniors golf 2018

the La Copa Inn, Seniors mixed golf league is played every Friday at 10 am tee time.

Play each week at the Cottonwood Country Club, 1001 S. Ed Carey Drive, Harlingen Texas

the first week of play saw only 7 golfers who were in the south to start the season. teams were made up by a draw of colored tees, red and white. only 9 holes are played.

Joyce Foy, Jim Williams and His wife Teresa and Kieth Bess made up team one and each player used their own score. Joyce 37, Jim 45, Teresa 39 and Keith shot a 34.

Team Two were Duane Miller, Dan Luensesman and Richard Lampi. Duane shot a 37 , Dan Matched him with a 37 and Richard turned in a 34, Richard recorded the only birdie on the day on the 95 yard #7.

Next week should see more golfers as they make their way south for the winter.

End of season for the la Copa group

With the weather in the 90s and most of the winter Texans gone north, Howard and Dianna were the only ones left to play golf  from the LaCopa group on Friday  march 30th.

They had no problem of being the winning team and will carry the championship colors until the league starts up in December , when the winter Texans start to return.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is the end of the LaCopa league golf for the season,  next will be,”what the golfers are doing to pass the time until they can play golf in their own communities.”

Thanks to Howard and Dianna for the pictures 🙂

march 23 lacopa golf

On what was the second last Friday for the LaCopa league senior mixed league for this winter season. as most of the golfers will be on their way north by next Friday.

It was hot and brezzy when the golfers hit the course today. Nine golfers made up three teams.

Howard & Dianna  Stewart and Jim Williams  made up team  1 . they turned in a team score of 30. Dianna led this team with a 32 on her round which she capped it off with a birdie on # 9. 

Teresa Williams, Grant Stewart and Bill Stewart also turned in a teamscore of 30 so there was not a clear winner for the week. Grant scored the lowest of the day with a 30. 

Dwayne Miller and his son Todd, along with Gerry Busch turned in a team score of 31 for their days work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LaCopa seniors golf March 9th

The day was gloomy, that did not stop 12 golfers from playing golf. 

The weather this winter has been all over the map, not much rain but a succession of cold fronts coming through. it has not been cold enough to hinder the golf , but there was a few days that no one was out on the golf courses.

the red and the white teams each scored 28 to share the lowest team score for the day.

Dwayne Miller 36, Tracy Andrews 46, Keith Bess 33, and Gerry Busch with a 32 (lowest score on the day) played on the red team. Team score of 28.

For the White team Tony and Bev Gaudagnolo each score 35’s,  Jim Williams 40, and Teresa Williams with a 36 and a team score of 28.

Bill Stewart 42, Howard Stewart 34, Dianna Stewart 38, and Joyce Foy 35, played on the Blue Team and turned in a 30 team score.

hot rod girls Dianna and Joyce

LaCopa League Golf

What a difference a week makes on the golf at cottonwood, last week the windy conditions resulted in the highest scores of the season.

This week there was just a gentle breeze, and sometimes no wind at all.  there was only 4 strokes separating the 4 teams made up of 15 players.

the format for this week was “Roll The Dice” and as always, the dice were not kind to some of the golfers and some had good luck with the rolls.

the Red team started on hole # 2 and had to have a birdie on their ninth hole (# 1) to take the weeks top spot, Jeff Miller chipped in from off the green for the birdie.  Keith Bess and Dwayne Miller were the other players on the team. there score was a 28 .

The blue team of Bev Gaudagnolo, Dan Luensmann, Jim Williams and Richard Lampi took second spot with a 29. the dice were hot and cold, Dan’s Drive on # 5 was about 5 feet from the pin but could not be used as we could not roll his number.

On # 6 they scored the only 5 recorded on the day. the dice was hot on #7 as richard put one on the green, 10″ from the cup and rolled  his own number and had an easy Birdie on the hole. Richard Drove the green to about 4 feet from the cup but the dice had cooled off and that shot could not be used, they ended up with a 4 on that hole

Tony Guadagnolo, Joyce Foy , Dianna Stewart and Teresa Williams of the Green team shot a 30 for the round and took third spot. they had 6 pars and 3 bogies for that 30.

The team of Tracy Andrews, Sandra Olson, Gerry Busch and Howard Stewart suffered from the fickle dice and Scored four Bogies and 5 pars for a total of 31.

Some of the Winter Texan’s will be headed north before next Friday’s golf. Everyone of the LaCopa group wishes them a safe journey and hope to see them again next year.

 

Feb. 23rd Senior Mixed golf at Cottonwood Golf Course.

Golf on Friday feb. 23 started out with a slight breeze and the temperature at about 65 degrees and ended up at 78 degrees and the wind picking up during the round to about 30 mph, and that will test even the best golfers skills.

The wind did test the skills of the 16 golfers who turned up to play and the scores showed a higher than normal amount of strokes to get around the course.

thanks to Tracy for the two guests he brought to this weeks outing.

Paul Martin and Carl Aitken, from Southwestern Ontario,  got their first test of golfing on the narrow fairways and the Texas wind.

Carl adjusted to the wind and narrow fairways and turned in a round of 38, his first time out golfing in a few years. Paul had a bit more difficulty with the width of the fairways, as they were not quite wide enough  or long enough to contain his ball. His first round in five years was a 48.

For the team scores ( the lowest score on each hole), the Green team of Tony Gaudagnolo (35) , Dwayne Miller (39), Doug Mazur (36), and Howard Stewart (39), led the field with a team score of 31.

The Blue team of Dan Luensmann (36), Bev Gaudagnolo (37), Tracy Andrews (42) , Harry LaCore (41) had  a team score of 32 good for second place. ( Tracy only plays golf in texas , about 4 times a winter, he turned in his first par, on hole #8 which is a 200 yard par three and one of the hardest holes on the course).

Gerry Busch (35), Richard Lampi (37), Paul Martin (48), and Carl Aitken with his (38) brought the Red team into 3rd place with a team score of 33.

The White team of Becky Luensmann (43),  Bill Stewart (45), Dianna Stewart (43), and Jo LaCore (38), turned in a team score of 36.

Gerry Busch and Tony Gaudagnolo each shot 35s for the lowest rounds of the day.

Next weeks format will be ” roll the dice” which will add a bit of chance to the game.