By Becky Elder
The Rumbling Bald Ladies Golf Association (RBLGA) is an 18-hole ladies golf league.
The group plays every Tuesday morning from April through October alternating between the two courses at Rumbling Bald on Lake Lure, Bald Mountain and Apple Valley.
There is a different game played every week with the opportunity to win prizes.
After play on the first Tuesday of the month, the group gathers for a pizza party to enjoy some social time.
Besides the weekly play, there are various fun events throughout the season. There is a Member/Guest tournament in the spring where an RBLGA member invites a guest to participate in a fun day of golf, lunch, and prizes. A Host the Men event happens in the fall when the ladies invite the men to join them for a round of golf and lunch. Also in the fall is the Solheim Cup where a red team and a blue team vie for the Championship.
There are two competitive championships each season. The President’s Cup is a match play event using handicaps. The Club Championship is a gross play event divided into flights.
The members of the RBLGA have a wide range of abilities. The handicaps range from 8 to 40. This group is perfect for anyone who enjoys playing golf and being outdoors in a beautiful setting like Rumbling Bald on Lake Lure.
There is also a nine-hole ladies league at Rumbling Bald. For more information on either group, you can call the Bald Mountain Pro Shop at 828-694-3042. Or for the 18 hole league, Becky Elder at 941-504-5166, and the 9 hole league call Mary Ellen Jones, 828-625-4931.