Christmas festivities for the Lady Niners


Mary Ornberg

December 12 the Wildhorse Lady Niners held their annual Christmas party. The clubhouse was decorated beautifully in a holiday theme including Santa sitting by the Christmas tree. Sandy Welch and her social committee Moe Fitzgerald, Virginia Wheeless and Linda Brewer, have exceeded all expectations of a Christmas party. Rebecca Bafford was the renowned award winning pianist delighting us in the joyful sounds of Christmas as we mingled prior to lunch.

We then experienced fine formal dining. The wait staff served us very precisely one table at a time. The menu included an appetizer of ham, cranberry cinnamon, chevre crustini followed by a fancy salad. The entre was beef encroute with red bells and asparagus, boursin cream, au gratin potatoes. The dessert was a fabulous three-layer mousse cake with raz sorbet.

We entertained ourselves with singing original songs written by Sandy Welch. One song was an encore performance (from 2016) of Our Favorite Things.

The following awards were distributed:

Chip Ins: Jacquelyn Maurer, Sandy Petty, Deb Andrews, Paula Sanders, C.J. Palecek, Marsha Scholze, Linda Brewer, Susan Haley, Anita Sanino, Virginia Wheeless, Donna Harper, Bonnie Fickey, Shirley Green, Tina Hoffenberg, Janie Cindric, Olive Morton, Janie Farnsworth, Sandy Welch, Lane Adams, Darla Mahan, Lynne McKeown, Nancy Estes, Monica Bishop.

Birdies: Linda Phillips, Shirley Green, Janie Farnsworth, Debbie Andrews, Olive Morton, Karla Bennetsen, Megan Wiegand, Sandy Owens, Renee Kowalski.

Hole in One: Monica Bishop

Ringer: C.J. Palecek

Deb Harwell, our 2017 president, summed up the year with stories about our many events including a cart washing fundraiser, ice cream social, garage sale fundraiser, 4th of July parade, Princess Tournament and our Par 3 Tournament. It has been a fun-filled year! Thank you to Deb and all the Niners!

Remember, you can join this group of women golfers by downloading a membership application from the website: (go to “clubs” and then to “Wildhorse Lady Niners”), or call membership chairperson Donna Slater at 940-262-3325 or cell 972-948-6645.