Ladies Golf Association News ~ May 2020
Ladies Golf Association News
From Barbara Sloan, Secretary/Golf Chair
I am sure we are all delighted to know that we will be able to play golf this season. It is not clear how play will be organized. The Board is waiting for guidance from the CDC and PA Department of Health and expects to inform the membership later this week.
Based on my discussions with Bill Elliott, it is anticipated that those guidelines will be much like those laid out by the Board when social distancing was first introduced. This would mean no group play and no shotgun starts on Tuesdays. I am working with Sean Knaus to find a solution that would still let us play our scheduled games and give us the possibility of signing up for Thursdays and the weekend without having to search for a foursome. Whether this can be done will depend on the guidelines.
Once we have some answers, we will be relying on email blasts to keep you informed of developments. I would urge all to check your email address in the club directory. I have already encountered errors for some members.
The Executive Board is still discussing what dues would be appropriate based on play possibilities. The Board also decided to cancel the invitational rather than reschedule it.
1927 – 2020
Isabel left us on April 8th while visiting her sister in Florida. She was a member at Ligonier for over 30 years and will be missed by all. Many of you let me know how proud she was of carrying her bag even into her seventies. In her late seventies she carried a sign for 18 holes at a PGA Tournament at Laurel Valley that made the newspaper. She was the Queen Bee in 2010. One member told me she nicknamed Izzy the assassin because she could destroy you with her short game.
All that happened before I joined Ligonier. In the last two years, she did not play regularly due to health problems. I did have the opportunity to play with her several times. I remember how amazed I was with her ball striking. She could out drive members years her junior.
I did receive a wonderful remembrance from Karen Hough that captures what we all knew about Isabel:
Isabel was absolutely the sweetest woman, with eyes that always sparkled. She loved life, golf and her friends at LCC.
Betty Rosa and I began playing golf at the same time. When I had the courage to join the ladies for golf, she welcomed me with open arms. She was always so kind, encouraging and patient with me and my game.
She made people feel important, always asking about family, work and it’s challenges and passing along words of kindness and encouragement. She lived a long and happy life. I am so honored to call her my friend, and I will miss my friend, Izzy.
We all will miss you Izzy.