Afternoon tee time: Women's group enjoys golfing together

Jerry Crabtree, a member of the Women
Jerry Crabtree, a member of the Women's Golf Association, fires out of the sand trap.
— image credit: Jim Waller / Whidbey News-Times

Obviously, a good place to find the members of the Wednesday Women’s Golf Association is on the Gallery Golf Course.

That is, if they are not on a softball diamond. Or at a bowling alley.

The group, about 20 strong, meets each mid-week at the Gallery for a round of golf. They tee off at 2 and 2:10 p.m., and for those who have jobs, 4 and 4:50 p.m.

More tee times will be added if needed, according to Rosemary Kunow, membership committee chairwoman.

The core of the group first met years ago while playing in the same softball league. Most still bowl together.

In fact, the group competed in a bowling tournament in Tacoma in late March and are heading to Reno for the national tournament May 17.

But Wednesday afternoons from April to September are devoted to golf.

The club formed four years ago and shifted from Tuesdays to Wednesdays this spring.

In addition, they play is some Saturday tournaments for fun and “hope to host an invitational this year with women of other clubs,” said Kunow.

By meeting as a club rather than golfing individually, the commitment “forces” them to get out and exercise.

“It provides a place to play and people to play with,” Kunow said.

“You don’t have to be good to have a good time,” Vickie Burns said.

“It is so neat we met playing softball,” said Maria Crowell. “Then bowling and now this.”

“We welcome anybody with some golfing experience,” Kunow said. “Beginning golfers should look at the Thursday afternoon Gallery offering of ladies rules and instruction.”

Those interested in joining the group can email

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