Good time had by all at the 4th Annual Junior-Adult Scramble supporting the MWGA Girls Golf Program

A nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization
Contact: Pat Shelton, Publicity Director
Phone: (248) 345-8593, Email: [email protected]

Good time had by all at the 4th Annual Junior-Adult Scramble supporting the MWGA Girls Golf Program
First Lady of Detroit, Yvette Bing, Guest of Honor
August 17, 2013, Warren Valley Golf Course, Dearborn Heights

Dearborn Heights, MI. August 21, 2013. The smiles on the kids’ faces tell the whole story. Fourteen teams with two juniors and two adults played a 9-hole scramble on a beautiful golf day at Warren Valley GC in Dearborn Heights.  First Lady of Detroit, Yvette Bing, the guest of honor for third year, was a roving ambassador, which gave her the opportunity to meet all of the children, who then were able to have a team photo taken with Mrs. Bing.

The field was divided into two flights, A and B. Men played from the white tees, women from the red and the children from the 150-yard markers. Winning teams consisted of:

1st A  A – Terri MacPherson* – Royal Oak
        J – Samantha Howard – Detroit
        J – Briana Thomas – Detroit
        A – Joy DeFranco – Farmington Hills
1st B  A – Ginny Karolak – Livonia
           Bright Family (A – Henry, J – Rocky, Gabby) – Bloomfield Township
2nd A  A – William Kelly – Detroit
          J – Phillip Martin – Detroit
          A – Linda Green – Westland
         J – Brianca Miller – Detroit
2nd B  Crawley Family (A – Cory, Sheri, J – Aliya, Laila) – Novi
3rd A  J – Khadijah Sabree – Detroit
           J – Joshua Williamson – West Bloomfield
          A – James Williamson – Detroit
          A – Pat Shelton* – Farmington

3rd B   A – Bruce Brown – Detroit
           J – Skylar Brown- Detroit
           A – Diana Jones – Detroit
          J – Kamaria Perkins –Oak Park

Other teams participating:

A – Sean McRea, Raida Abdullah*, J – Bianca Clark, Faith Jones
A – Alvis Wilson, Shirley McClain*, J – Gabriona Cummings, Damisi Kayode
A – Tony Casabar, Linda Bradfield*, J – Brooklyn Northcross, Nyla Smith
A – Charles Dodd, Yvette Johnson*, J – Janelle Dodds, Demilade Koyode
A – David Northcross, Denise Buechel*, J – Oliver Northcross, Rebekah Long
A – Curtis Grice, Monica Oliver*, J – Riley Grice, Ammarah Haynes
A – Raymond Crawford, Mary Washington*, J – Raiyne Crawford, Fatimah Haynes
A – Mary Stefan, Charles McRea, J – Dasola Kayode, Sumayah Haynes

 A = adult
J = junior
* MWGA member

Other MWGA members assisting were Barb Coury, Cynthia Pinkard and Francine Pegues.
After golf a nice buffet was enjoyed by all while medals were awarded to the winners.  The children who played in the scramble were part of the some 55 juniors who took part in the 2013 Michigan Women’s Golf Association Girls (and Boys) Golf Program. Beginners received instruction from LPGA teaching pro, Debbie Williams-Hoak, at Rouge Park Golf Course on the west side of Detroit on Tuesday afternoons. The more advanced juniors played scrambles on Friday afternoons at Chandler Park Golf Course on the east side of Detroit and also received on-course instruction from PGA pro, Craig Piscopink.

The MWGA Girls Golf Program is supported in large part by contributions of MWGA members plus an LPGA grant. To assist the program by contributing to this 501(c)(3) organization, go to or contract Francine Pegues, MWGA Junior Director, at [email protected] or 313-469-7906. More photos of the girls and boys plus additional information about the program are also on the MWGA website,