Teeing Up Lemons and Limes

Opening Day, 2023 Robson Ranch Women’s Golf Association

Ana Corey

Spring has sprung, with the Robson Ranch Women’s Golf Association (RRWGA) ladies swinging towards a new season full of lemons and limes—drinks, that is! On March 7, which was the official kickoff to the 2023 season, 54 ladies stood ready to tee it up. The morning weather was beautiful—in the mid-70s with minimal clouds and a sunny start. As the day progressed, more clouds rolled in, but that did not dampen their spirits, as the game of the day offered a bright finish, a “Lemon Drop” by dropping the nine hardest holes for the final score.

Lemon drop drinks were provided to soothe the players’ thirst and those putts that just wouldn’t “drop.” Jeremy offered a half lemon-pepper chicken wrap with lettuce, tomato, mozzarella cheese, and a pesto aioli, with a side Caesar salad, which received many compliments from the appreciative players.

Continuing with the citrus theme and in honor of National Pi Day, March 14, the second play date of the year, the grill offered key lime pie drinks, and our generous president brought Moon Pies to enjoy at the conclusion of the game, which was the 3.14 Waltz. With teams of four, each player played their own ball. On the first hole the three best net scores counted, on the second hole the one best net score counted, and on the third hole all four net scores counted, hence 3.14 Pi—do a little dance!

As we know, spring weather is always unpredictable. So it goes for 2023, as plans for the 2022 Club Championship, which was canceled multiple times in November of 2022 for bad weather, was rescheduled for March. Due to low enrollment, the tournament was changed to a team event, with two equally matched teams ready to play for bragging rights. The trash talk started, but it wasn’t loud enough to stop the March winds from howling, including cold temps and the threat of rain. So, once again, the game was canceled. However, we ladies know how to make lemonade out of lemons, so the team event will be played later this year.

What is spring without a “Fling”? Spring Fling, that is! Sixty-one ladies signed up for our Spring Fling, which was followed up by our first meeting of the year, with lunch provided by the league. Once more, the weather was unpredictable, as the colder-than-normal temps and even a brief bit of rain kept a few ladies from swinging their clubs. But for those who braved the weather, warm tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches provided welcome comfort as we enjoyed the camaraderie of our fellow golfers during the luncheon and meeting that followed. Votes were cast to approve changes to the by-laws, confirming that monthly meetings shall now occur every other month instead of monthly. Golfers whose birthdays occurred in January, February, and March received a sleeve of Wildhorse golf balls as birthday gifts, and the meeting was adjourned.

Hopefully, the month of April will bring sunshine and warmer weather as we swing through spring.