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Golfing duo celebrates two decades playing For Ladies Only tournament

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR 

Agnes Farrell (left) and Daphine McIntyre are celebrating 20 years of competing in the Highland Lakes Service League's For Ladies Only tournament April 26 at Hidden Falls Golf Club in Meadowlakes. In fact, they have played in every one of the tournaments since it started and the last 15 years on the same team. Call Jo Indrieri at (830) 598-1859 or Carolyn Richmond at (830) 201-2111 for more information on the tournament or to register. Courtesy photo

Agnes Farrell (left) and Daphine McIntyre are celebrating 20 years of competing in the Highland Lakes Service League’s For Ladies Only tournament April 26 at Hidden Falls Golf Club in Meadowlakes. In fact, they have played in every one of the tournaments since it started and the last 15 years on the same team. Call Jo Indrieri at (830) 598-1859 or Carolyn Richmond at (830) 201-2111 for more information on the tournament or to register. Courtesy photo

MEADOWLAKES — At 85, Daphine McIntyre clearly lays out her role for the upcoming Highland Lakes Service League’s For Ladies Only golf tournament. On a team of four women who have been playing together in the event for the past several years, McIntyre is a specialist.

“I’m the putter,” she said with a laugh. “I do the chipping and the putting.”

McIntyre is one of the many women participating in the event April 26 at Hidden Falls Golf Club, 220 Meadowlakes Drive, but she stands out a bit from the rest of the group. Well, along with Agnes Ferrell.

“This will be our 20th year playing in this tournament,” Ferrell said.

It also marks the 20th year for the tournament. Ferrell and McIntyre have hit the fairways and greens at every For Ladies Only tournament since the service league started it two decades ago.

“I really enjoy the tournament,” Ferrell said. “It’s a great tournament for a great reason. And it’s one of the best-run (tournaments) I’ve played in.”

The Highland Lakes Service League has been a tremendous supporter of the community. Officials said the club has raised and donated more than $250,000 to the community and organizations over the years. Last year, the service league presented more than $7,000 in scholarships and $20,000 in grants to organizations, including the Boys & Girls Club of the Highland Lakes, CASA for the Highland Lakes Area, The Helping Center of Marble Falls, Joseph’s Food Pantry, Camp Agape and several others.

The golf tournament serves as one of the league’s biggest fundraisers.

The event also includes a Mexican dinner, a silent auction and an awards luncheon April 25-26.

Call Jo Indrieri at (830) 598-1859 or Carolyn Richmond at (830) 201-2111 to register or for more information.

For Ferrell and McIntyre, the golf tournament has become a regular on their calendars.

“As soon as I get the notice or invitation in the mail, I sign up,” Ferrell said

McIntyre started playing golf after moving to Meadowlakes. A friend of hers played, as did her husband. She saw the sport as a way to spend time with both, as well as develop new friends.

“It’s quite addictive,” McIntyre said about golf. “You always are working to get better.”

Ferrell and McIntyre found golf as a way to make new friends and develop those relationships over the years. The time on the course offers lots of opportunity for talking.

While the two played the first tournament 20 years ago, it wasn’t until five years later that they played on the same team, something they’ve done every year since.

The other members of the foursome have changed over the years, but Ferrell and McIntyre have remained teammates.

“We’ve had the same team for the past several years,” Ferrell said. “And we’re doing pretty well together.”

McIntyre agreed. She’s not taking the course April 26 just to play.

“I’m looking to win,” she said.

daniel@thepicayune.com

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