Guest Author - Letta Meinen
The following this article is the flyer composed by Paulette Silverstone and her Assistants who are directors of the Ladies Golf of 2008 for the Old Westbury Golf and Country Club in Long Island New York. She contacted me in my Golf Editorís email and has been sending me their creative work in organizing a great year of activities for their golfing ladies. This looks like a fun time for their LGA Members.
This flyer is part of their promotion to create interest in all their members to participate in an interesting year. This flyer showed a Yellow Brick Road even with Aliceís magic red shoes encouraging their members to come follow them to the Magic Kingdom.
It would be interesting to learn just what the Old Westbury Olympics is all about and especially the Looney Tunes or Babe Zaharias. It isnít any wonder they have been getting a good number of members to join in the fun.
Paulette told me that their club is a private golf club with around 350 members and I checked out on their web site at http://owgolf.com. The pictures were beautiful of their club house and course. This course has a historical past as I found reading about it on their web site.
The story of Old Westbury goes back prior to the turn of the century when
William C. Whitney, then Secretary of the Navy, purchased the property and built the estate and tower in 1887. He also built the stables which housed many great thoroughbred horses. In 1961, the newly-formed Old Westbury Golf & Country Club purchased 200 acres of the estate, including the mansion house, tennis house, polo buildings, stables and tower. In addition to 27 holes of golf over three nines - Blue Grass, Overlook and Woods the Old Westbury has one of the most beautiful clubhouses in the New York metropolitan area. They are located at 270 Wheatley Road Old Westbury, NY 11568
I have greatly enjoyed corresponding with Paulette as she is very enthusiastic about golf and we have begun to share golf ideas to help spur more ladies to this great game. I still have to check out her Monopoly game as it has many sections to look over. I am always interested in what other golf clubs do for their Ladies Day Activities. Please send me by email and I will post them here so other golf club ladies can gather many new ideas to bring to their members.
I was unable to post the picture of the yellow brick road and Alice in her red shoes. It was made by them and I could not get it to paste properly or even by posting it to my web site it would not transpose. Sorry about that but it was a very cleaver flyer. The following is their years of activities.
LADIES GOLF 2008
May 13 Opening Luncheon
May 20 OW Cup (18) & Scramble (18+9)
May 22 OW Semi-Finals (Top 4)-(Thurs)
May 27 Club Closed
May 29 OW Cup Finals-(Thurs)
June 3 OW Olympics 1ST DAY-(18+9)
June 10 OW Olympics 2ND DAY-(18+9)
June 17 Looney Tunes (18+9) or OW Olympics Rain Date
June 24 Divine Divas (18+9)
July 1 Gods of Gol-Partners 1ST Day -(18+9)
July 8 Gods of Golf-Partners 2ND Day -(18+9)
July 15 Babe Zaharias
July 22 Ladies-Member-Guest
July 24 Babe Zaharias Rain Date (Thurs)
July 29 OW Club Champion & Scramble (18+9)
July 31 OW Club Champion (Thurs) - Semi Finals
Aug 5 Finals + Cocktail Party & 9 Hole Tournament
Aug 12 Devil Ball
Aug 19 Open Play Due To Aeration
Aug 26 Fortune Cookie Golf (18+9)
Sept. 2 Club Closed
Sept. 9 Murder Mystery Closing (18+9)
Sept 16 Intra & Interclub W/Pine Hollow @OW
Sept 23 Intra & Interclub @Pine Hollow