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LGAFB member, Oksan Hite, follows through on a short chip shot during the 2019 Member-Guest golf tournament, July 9 at the Belvoir Golf Club.

Nearly 100 golfers took to the fairways and greens of the Golf Club’s Woodlawn Course, July 9 to compete in the Ladies Golf Association of Fort Belvoir’s annual Member-Guest Tournament. 

The theme of this year’s competition, coordinated by long-standing LGAFB member, Marie Anderson, and hosted by Fritz Diekmann, Fort Belvoir Golf Club PGA pro instructor; aimed to recognize Korean and American cultures and international friendship, with competitors decking out their carts and personal play wear with national flags and traditional symbols of each nation. 

“This year’s theme is about our cultural diversity,” said LGAFB President Marlea Moriarty. “One of the many great things about serving in the military or being a spouse or dependent, is all the great places we get to be stationed . . . and those military golf courses we get to play on. 

“As we moved back and forth across this country and others, we were able to see many different cultures and meet a lot of different people,” Moriarty continued. “It was so much better than being just a tourist passing through, because we were able to gain greater knowledge and understanding of other regions and their customs. 

Members and guests competed in four-person teams and the tournament followed a best-two-person net-score format. 

For information on the LGAFB, email Ginger Poole or Susan Smith, publicity chairs, at ginger. poole121@verizen.net or susan_ david86@hotmail.com.

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LGAFB members pose for a photo before the 2019 Member-Guest golf

tournament, July 9 at the Belvoir Golf Club.