The Pines clubhouse was filled with them.
More were on the patio. Golf carts spilled over with more. They kept arriving.
It wasn't just The Pines. Across Highway 77, the Garden Course endured its own bombardment. Grand View Lodge stood defenseless. But the Nisswa resort asked for it and will ask for more next year
The fifth annual Pink Ribbon Golf Classic hosted 188 female golfers. It has become the third largest golf fundraiser in the lakes area and the top all female fundraiser in northern Minnesota.
Katie McCarthy, Jean Buller, Jill Shipley and Patrice Alkire won the Pink Ribbon Classic June 17 at Grand View Lodge's Garden Course. Joey Halvorson
Created by Joni Meyer, the Pink Ribbon Golf Classic has become a golfing, surviving, fighting, female celebration.
Meyer hasn't done it alone. This year's committee members included Laurie Line, Linda Gronholz, Marian Duffy and Carrie Schoenwetter-Thompson. There have been others and countless other volunteers.
Their work created a venue that raised more than $20,000 this year, which was the goal. Last year $17,500 was donated to the local American Cancer Society.
The team of Deb Mirau (left), Deb Enger, Candice Prigge and Joan Hasskamp shot 63 to win the Pink Ribbon Classic June 17 at Grand View Lodge's Pines Course. Joey Halvorson
Meyer said those numbers are due in large part to the many company sponsors that donate to each event.
At the Garden Course, 15 teams competed. After the round, the teams were scored from lowest to highest, then broken down into three 5-team flights.
Winning in a scorecard playoff was the team of Jill Shipley, Patrice Alkire, Katie McCarthy and Jean Buller. They snuck past the team of Connie Lazor, Donna Hawkins,
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