Ladies tee off to be ‘Queens For a day’

This year’s theme of “Queens For a Day” found Fox Den Country Club 18-Hole Ladies Golf members wearing crowns — and one foursome wearing giant queen playing cards —

during its annual Member-Guest Tournament awards ceremony.

Following play on the FDCC course Thursday, June 23, the 32 members and their guest, 64 in all, cooled off in the club’s Ballroom.

But the laughter and fun remained hot, as it was on the course.

The foursome of Grace Mutz, Betty Dick, Angie Beeler and Kelly Aschenbrenner won the tournament with a score of 112.

“I played well today,” said Dick, who along with husband, Jeremy, have been members of FDCC for more than 40 years. “I like golf a lot.”

However, “This is probably the first time” Dick said she has ever finished first in any golf tournament at the club. “I don’t recall any other ones.”

This same foursome played together in last year’s tournament. “I think we finished fourth,” Dick said.

Second-place team was Debbie Siddons, Brenda Lawson, Kay Hinkle and Janice Britt (109). Third-place was Donna Farinella, Barbara Collings, Carole Zehring and Susan Grady (108). Fourth-place was Beverly Carnes, Vicki Whitmore, Catherine Manning and Kathy Jackson (107).

Tournament format was select drive.

“The game that you play, there’s no pressure because if you’re using select drive and some [teammate] outdrives you, you can use their drive,” Beeler, a guest of Dick despite Beeler being a FDCC member, said. “Its fun being with the girls.

“Some holes I played well, some I didn’t.”

A member of FDCC for more than 40 years, Beeler said she has been an avid golfer “for the last nine years.”

Individual awards went to: Linda Hopkins, “Pot of Gold” winner ($114) Closest to the Hole; Suzanne Crutcher and Carol Hornstra, Closest to the Hole No. 6; Putting Contest, Kathy Sabbe and Martha Ann Huggins; Linda Romero-Mezza and Mutz, Accuracy Drive on

No. 10.

Being a member of the 18-Hole Ladies Club “means a lot, the ladies are all good, they’re friendly,” Dick, 18-Hole president last year, said.

As president, “You don’t have to worry about anything, committee [members] take care of it. Make a report to you. They all work hard,” Dick, also active local government as a member of Farragut Munic-ipal Planning Commission, said.

“There are some in here who have been mainstays of the 18-Hole Ladies. They are always willing to help whomever is the head.”

Emcee was Scott Moran, FDCC head golf professional.