Every Tuesday morning, from April through October, members of the Longshore Women’s Golf Association play some very competitive rounds.
What makes this “06880”-worthy is this number: 80.
That’s not the average score. It’s the low end of the age range of several of the most ardent golfers.
Caryl Beatus shows up rain or shine. A founder of the LWGA in 1960, she’s been a stalwart player for the past 54 years.
She’s not the only octogenarian. At 89, Anne Krygier still pushes her cart nearly every Tuesday.
Dee Andrian — like Anne a lefty and push-cart devotee — is there too. So is Joan Moen, the 1st to volunteer for any task; Barbara Rose, the founder of the Sea Squirts summer program, and Dottie Myers.
They don’t shoot their age — but then again, who does?
The women enjoy the competition and camaraderie of the LWGA, They join younger members in weekly tournaments, and 4 major championships. They have particularly enjoyed this year, when the Longshore course has been rejuvenated under ValleyCrest Landscape and superintendent Ryan Segrue.
The LWGA ends its season with a banquet this month at the Red Barn. After which the 80-something golfers will immediately begin planning for next year.
(Hat tip to Topsy Siderowf, LWGA vice president.)