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Three-Ring Circus celebrates 20 years


The Harbor Oaks Ladies Golf Association celebrated 20 years of a special tournament called the Three-Ring Circus on Aug. 20.

DeDe Foster began the tournament in 1994 at the Rosswood Country Club. She and Betty Cole act as co-ring masters. Decorations are made of things seen at any circus, including clowns pointing the way to the action going on throughout the day. The food always includes hot dogs and hamburgers with all the fixings.

A full field with a waiting list this year made for a fun time, but it was a little hot. The format of play is three holes of low ball, three holes of scramble and three holes of Scotch play.

The order of finish in each flight, with the top three teams winning awards:

Flight one — Rhonda Haynes and Donna Mahle, Phyllis Thomas and Pat Elliott, Sharon Fair and Pam Zuber, Karen Tidquist and Sue Pruitt, Linda Carter and Stacia Green, Suzanne Lofgren and Sherri Nichols, Robin Johnson and Diane Pennington, Paula Moore and Joan Wilkerson;

Flight two — Wanda Jett and Wanda Hartnuss, Bonnie Miller Golden and Linda Dixon, Ann Church and Judy McCafferty, Brenda Sallee and Stacy Lowe, Sandra Wasson and Dianna Perry, Gina Burlison and Shery Byard, Ann Hagler and Carla Farmer, Lori Burson and Shannon Tidwell;

Flight three — Jean Stringfellow and Joyce Carter, Nancy Vittitow and Faye Lewis, Sandy Carpenter and Lynette Pipkins, Katie Parson and Janie McNeill, Sandy Leonard and Deanna Sullivan, Betty Kate Carney and Wynell Goldman, Trish Brantley and Sharolyn Givens, Barbara Long and Sharon Alexander;

Flight four — Ruth Ann Trice and Bev Verzier, Nedra Wood and Janet Ketzscher, Esther Rowell and Dora Kimsey, Jennifer Edson and Connie Sanderlin, Ruth Glover and Linda Childs, Betty Coles and Connie Kitchens, Kay Koen and Mary Jo Barnett, Juanita Pyle and Virginia Frisby.