Charbonneau Pink Ball Tournament, September 15, 2015

Sign up by Sept. 8 at 5pm to be in the game, have lunch  and also to sponsor a Pink Ball Tee Sign.

The annual Pink Ball tournament begins with many people joining together to play a scramble golf game, but it ends with a big contribution to the OHSU Cancer Center. Last year over $35,000 was passed on to the Knight Challenge through the efforts of our tournament and the many people who contributed their time, talents and money.

The Niners sponsor the tournament, but all friends and residents of Charbonneau are invited to help support the goals of the mission to stop cancer.  Prize money budgeted by the Niners for this event is given to the Cancer Center.   The CWGA 18-hole women’s golf club and Charbonneau Men’s Golf Club also support the tournament and give of their talents and gifts.

Anyone can participate as a Tee Sign Sponsor by contributing $50 or more.  The order form is attached below and explains how to have a sign placed at a tee to honor a cancer survivor or friend we have lost to the disease.

All proceeds from the event go to the Knight Cancer Center at OHSU!

The Game:   Scramble Format, 9 holes–Arrive 8:15 am–Tee Off at 9:00 am

The Lunch:  $20.00/person (in the dining room after golf)

The Program:  Lots of fun plus an opportunity to bid on exciting auction items

Sign-up deadline to play Golf, have Lunch, or to Order a Tee Sign:  September 8th, 5:00 pm

Come join in the Annual Charbonneau Pink Ball Tournament event with the goal to stop the spread of cancer, a disease that has touched many of us personally and as a community.

 Click to download2015 Pink Ball Tee form

REMINDER: “We Can Do Magic” on October 7th

Niners’ Annual End-of-Year Banquet begins at 4:30pm

Our magical annual banquet for 2014 is a must do and must see.  Included will be a special pre-dinner show, a delicious banquet, a brief meeting and lots of awards for the Club Championship Tournament and Eclectic Tourney prizes too.  Of course there will also be an award given to the Most Improved Player of the year.

The pre-dinner show features two Niners who go on a quest to find the perfect swing and may encounter a little magic along the way.  It’s all about the journey. . .

Special performance groups this year include the Charbonnettes, the Shimshammers and the Harmoniners.

Our feast will be presented by Dalton’s catering and includes an assortment of tasty hors d’oeuvres followed by a main course of chicken cordon bleu, many delicious accompaniments and your choice of wine.

The Niners’ Annual Banquet is one of the high points of our year, so be sure you are there to enjoy the excitement.  It’s a time to celebrate the 2014 year of golf with our friends and to look forward to the coming year.

Join in the fun!  Sign up at the Niner counter and drop your check for $26.00/person into the Niner slot.  Deadline to sign up is Friday, October 3rd  at noon  Then come relaxed and ready to share in the magic on October 7th at 4:30pm.

Co-Chairs who will do their magic for this year’s Banquet are Lindy Anderson and Bobbie Fisher.  Thanks to you and your committee.

Attention all Women Golfers! August 13th. All invited to play at “Girl’s Night Out”

Hot August Nights
“Girl’s Night Out”
Charbonneau Golf Club

(You don’t have to be a member 
any of our women’s clubs to play.)

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Mark your calendar for another great Girls Night Out. The entry fee will again be $10, payable to CWGA. Place your check in the CWGA slot in the members’ lounge by Friday, August 8th.

All proceeds will be donated to a groundskeeper who was severely injured this spring. Cash donations will also be appreciated.

Chris Bensel, Charbonneau Golf Pro, has arranged for golf company club demonstrations and clothing between 1:00 and 4:00 (Fall line 2014 included), as well as a trunk show in the Fireside Room following golf.

Check in at the pro shop at 4:00 to pay for 9 holes of golf. We will tee off at 4:30. The format will be a 4-person Scramble using only 3 clubs plus a putter. Be prepared for a silly challenge on each hole. Team members will be paired by the pro shop.

Pizza, salad, pop and water will be provided following golf on the Garden Terrace. Bring your own beverage if you prefer.

Join in for Hot August Nights fun!

All Charbonneau Golfers are invited to join the CWGA Charbonneau Cup. Aug. 28th.

On August 28 CWGA is holding their own Charbonneau Cup, but unlike the Men’s Club season-long contest, it is a one-day event.

CWGA IS INVITING MEN TO JOIN IN THIS FUNRAISER FOR THE GEESE GUYS!!  Women Niner’s are also invited to participate in this event and received their invitation a few days ago.

The entry fee for men is $20.00 which all goes to help fund the Geese Guys!  (Men can order a sandwich lunch when they sign up.)

Men simply sign up at the pro shop.  Make your check out to CWGA for $20.00.  If you want lunch, it is $10 paid to the pro shop.  There is a separate sign-up sheet in the members’ lounge for men.

Please register no later than August 26.

To view the original announcement of the CWGA event, click here:

The Golf Club thanks CWGA for their support of the “Geese Guys!”

This is “FORE” you!!

A concerted effort is underway to strengthen the presence of women’s golf at Charbonneau.  The Pro Shop will be supporting events designed to create more opportunities for ALL WOMEN who want to play golf at Charbonneau.  These events are planned for Charbonneau Club members as well as any woman who works during the week or has other obligations prohibiting her playing with the organized clubs.  Membership is NOT required in order to participate and non-resident golfers are encouraged to join in the fun.  Listed below are events planned to assist in bringing women golfers together for fun and skill development, as well as helping to improve the business of golf at Charbonneau.

  • ANY WOMAN PLAYSaturday mornings.  Any woman golfer may sign up to play nine holes with this group.  Tee times will be managed by the pro shop.  This program replaces the smaller groups that have been playing during this time slot.THURSDAYS AT FOUR – Every other Thursday, a time will be reserved for women golfers to play nine holes.  There will be no prizes, no hassle… just fun!
  • GIRLS’  NIGHT OUT –  A fun 9-hole, no shotgun game with dinner following will be held Friday, June 6th at 4:00 p.m. and Wednesday, August 13th at 4:00 p.m.  Watch for additional details in the spring!  Get these dates on your calendar!
  • ONCE A MONTH CLINICS-Six (6) three-day clinics have been planned to cover all aspects of golf.  Clinics will begin in May, 2014.  Fliers are available in the pro shop.

A forum has been scheduled for May 14th, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.,  inthe club house to discuss all of the above events and to answer any questions you may have.  It is believed that reaching out to all women golfers will benefit the golf club and both women’s organizations.  When you ask yourself the question:  “Is this for me?”  The answer is “YES”.



Source: roving reporter, December 2013.

Charbonneau Niner’s Golf Update – October 2013

Around the World in 9 Holes Tournament

A photo of a different famous golf course was on every table at our August scramble “Around the World in 9 Holes”.  Liz Heard and her committee also put an envelope of clues to identify the course, for a prize—what fun!  Virginia Horler was in charge of our Championship Tournament – August 13, 20, 27.  All 53 Niners who played received nice gifts from our sponsors:  Wells Fargo Financial Advisors, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Golfsmith, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Ticor Title, APEX Home Inspection and Golf Today NW, with a special thank you to our Charbonneau resident sponsors, Jan Landis and Jim Gibbons.  Virginia wanted to thank her committee members:  Martha Griggs, Kathy Fuller, Victoria Mendenhall, Diane Meyers, Mary Tillery, Janie Olson, Ann VanDomelen, and Rose Mason.; also all the Niners who helped with the 3 days of checking-in and registration:  Carol Hargadine-Chapman, Cathie Czar, Kim Lawson, Cherie Sanville, Shirley MacMillan, Mary Borud, Cari Hampton, Sara Bennett, MilllieDuprau and Rosemary Ricken.  The Niners are hoping for even more participation next year.  All of the Tournament winners will be announced at our October 1st scramble.

Last Scramble of the Season

October will be the last month for the Niner’s tee-times.  October 1st will be our last scramble of the year.  Our harvest-themed (think pumpkins!) event will check in at 8:15 with a 9:00 shotgun start, followed by a Dalton’s catered lunch.  Your check for lunch, made out to the Niners for $17 should be deposited before noon on Friday September 27.

Roaring Through the 20’s

On October 15, Bobbi Christiansen and Sheila Barton are planning  a banquet and the most fabulous show to be the finale of our wonderful year of golf.  Their committee:  Dee Bolen, Janet Moore, Myrna Tienken, Helen Heestand, Penny Kirk, Pat Tewell, Lindy Anderson, JoAnna Sawyer, Joyce Bowden and Jane King,  have planned to take you “Roaring Through the ‘20s”.

Please sign-up and deposit your check for $25 made out to the Niners, for dinner before noon on October 11. We hope every Niner attends this amazing celebration because it will start with something extra…something very special—so everyone needs to arrive very early—the Country Club doors will open at 4:30pm, and our entertainment begins at 5:30pm, followed by our banquet.Some Niners have been practicing for months for this 1920s extravaganza!

The “Roaring Through the ‘20s” show will first be done for the performer’s families on Friday October 11, then the show will repeat on Saturday October 12 at 6:00pm for the public at The Country Club, with tickets for $3.   Find out more.

On Tuesday, October 15, every Niner, please get all dressed up in your sparkling 1920’s flapper-style outfits, and arrive early, about 4:30pm, to have your picture taken.  Then it is the best ‘20s show and a delicious banquet and fun, fun, fun !

Source:  Jane Tenunon, Carbonneau Niner’s Golf, Sept 2013.