A fun loving group, making friends and playing golf

Happy Birthday!

Deanna Cougill                July 10
Karin Fowler                     July 15
Mimi Tyte                          July 17
Sue Kelley                         July 26
Sandra Foster                   July 28  

Did you know that we send cards to our members experiencing
illness, death in the family or other difficulties.  We 
need your help - let us know if you are aware of any situations.

Meet your Officers:

Margo Eckhardt,      Susan Nuttall,      Rhonda Clymer Dietz, 
President                  Vice-President      Secretary 


Sharon Franklin, Pairings Chair       

I was born in Macomb, Illinois.  I was raised there until my junior year in high school.  At that time my parents moved to Hamilton, Illinois.  Hamilton is located by the Mississippi River.  I attend Hamilton High School and was involved with the band where I played the clarinet.  I also was a majorette with the band.  After high school I moved to Quincy, Illinois where I attended Gem City Business College.  That is where I met my husband of 58 years.

We have two sons.  The oldest son lives in Quincy.  He and his wife, who is a chiropractor, run their own chiropractor business.  They have one son who is married and has one son.  (Our great grandson.)  Our younger son lives in Centerton, AR where he teaches at Rogers High School in the special education department.  He moved here from Wisconsin with his two daughters.  The oldest daughter graduated from St. Cloud State University a year ago and is working on her masters.  The younger daughter attends Northwest Community College and works as a lifeguard for Bentonville Swimming Pool Program.

In Quincy after graduating from Gem City Business College I worked for a WGEM Radio as a bookkeeper.  After our first son was born I went to work for the Quincy Public Schools as secretary to the director of special education.  I did all the ordering for the special education teachers.  After 21 years I retired in 1996.  I then worked for the American Red Cross for five years doing their data posting of donations. 

In 2002 my husband and I moved to Bella Vista.  We had been coming to this area since the 70’s and knew we wanted to retire here.  We both play golf and just love the area.  I enjoy knitting and if you look around you will see some of my golf covers I knit that the girls have.

I am a member of the Church of Christ.  I taught elementary Sunday School children for over 50 years.    

A message from the BV9WGA President

Here are some simple tips to help you stay safely hydrated during the hot summer golf rounds.

  • Hydrate before, during and after your round of golf. If you start the round dehydrated, it will be more difficult to reach your necessary state of hydration.
  • Choose the right beverages. Water is your best hydration choice up until you've been sweating for about an hour. Then a properly formulated sports drink with electrolytes will help replace what you've lost to sweat. Sodium, potassium, and chloride are critical to proper hydration.
  • Know how much you sweat. If you recognize that you are not sweating at your normal rate, take immediate action to cool down and hydrate. Pale or lemonade colored urine indicates proper hydration. Dark yellow urine color likely indicates dehydration.
  • Know your history. If you have previously suffered a heat exposure incident of any type, you are prone to reoccurrence and should take even more care to properly hydrate.
  • Know the signs. In no particular order, these are signs of dehydration and heat stress: thirst, muscle cramps, headache, weakness, dizziness, and lack of focus.
  • Avoid alcohol. Even alcohol from the previous evening can contribute to dehydration and heat illness. 


What should you do if you suspect you are suffering heat illness or the effects of dehydration?

  • Speak up. If you don't feel well, don't wait until it's too late to let your playing partners know.
  • Rest in a cool place.
  • Consume a sports drink with electrolytes.
  • Seek medical attention as necessary and as soon as possible

Your 2018 President

Also, be sure to say a big Thank You to our Sponsors!

Women's 9 Hole Member/Guest Scramble Fun Day

Save the Date - August 27th.  It is time to sign up for our "Birdies and Bees" Fun Day. 
$15 per person includes Buffet Lunch, Door Prizes and Golf Games.
Bella Vista Country Club Golf Course with lunch in the Bar & Grill.    
8:00 am Shotgun - 9 holes of fun.

2018 Bella Vista Women's 9 Hole Handbook

The 2018 Handbook is now available to view and/or print.  Click here for Bella Vista Golf Web Link
Please take time to review the 2018 revised booklet.  This is a great way to prepare for the new season

Bella Vista Local Rules

The 18 Hole Ladies Golf Association held a Rules Information meeting.  
During this meeting a Bella Vista Local Rules flyer was distributed.  

The Past-Presidents attending the 2018 Spring Brunch.

Phyllis Munster, Betty Whittington, Kathy Swanson,
Andy Jackson, Carol Kaufmann, Jan Franklin, Ruth Hatcher

Join the Bella Vista 9-Hole Women's Golf Association

The 9-Hole WGA welcomes members anytime during the year.Fill out the application and leave it at the desk in the Kingsdale Pro Shop, or print a copy by clicking on the Membership Application below and mailing to Jane Long. 

Past Members: If you're not up to golfing this year but still like to meet with your friends, the Social Membership is $5.00. 
For questions call Jane Long at 479-268-3985. Click for Membership Application.

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