If you live in Lake Country, you’ve probably heard of the Lake Oconee Challenge. It’s a popular golf tournament where the ladies golf associations from three neighboring communities (Harbor Club, Cuscowilla, and Reynolds) graciously compete against one another for an annual bit of prestige.
The tournament, also known as the “3-Club Challenge,” is a fantastic way for ladies from all three communities to gather together for a fabulous day of golf, camaraderie, and fun.
Each of the communities takes turns hosting the tournament on an annual basis. This year, 2021, Harbor Club hosted the game at its award-winning championship golf course. Played on October 27, the format was a net Stableford point team average, where points are awarded based on the score for each hole. With that, a team or player scores one Stableford point for a bogey, two for par, three for a birdie, four for an eagle, and five for an albatross. Double-bogies and worse simply get a zero. That type of scoring prevents teams from abandoning hope and makes the tournament more engaging and exciting for everyone.
As usual, all of the Lake Country ladies were in it to win it. As you can see from the scores, each team’s points totals were very close. But, we’re proud to announce that the Harbor Club ladies were victorious!
1st – Harbor Club 26.33 points
2nd – Cuscowilla 24.69 points
3rd – Reynolds 24.34 points
While everyone on the team contributed to the win, Harbor Club’s LGA couldn’t have achieved it without the help of Terri Shaul. With 38 points, she obtained the most points out of all the other competitors in the event. In addition, we’d like to give kudos to a few other women who made outstanding achievements in this year’s tournament. Donna Greenwell from Cuscowilla got closest to the pin on the sixth hole with eight feet seven and a half inches. It’s impressive, considering the green is crowned, which makes for difficult ups and downs. In addition, Terri Feild from Reynolds achieved the longest drive on the tenth hole.
Will the Harbor Club LGA obtain another win in 2022? With all the victories they’ve had in the past, it certainly seems likely. We’ll have to wait until next year to find out.
In the meantime, why not experience our Harbor Club golf course for yourself? Book a tee time or consider one of our golf memberships, which are available to all Lake Country residents. You’ll enjoy the course and a wide variety of club amenities. It’s also a great way to meet new people, enjoy events and activities, and spend quality time with family and friends. Learn more about Harbor Club memberships today.