Pinetop (Ariz.) Country Club’s 18-hole Women’s Golf Association planned a celebration of pink for the annual Fun Day.
The annual Fun Day event for the 18-hole Women’s Golf Association (WGA) at Pinetop (Ariz.) Country Club took on a pink hue this year, as participants in the golf scramble dressed as their favorite Barbie dolls.
The association-driven event incorporates a different theme each year, with past themes including movie characters, cowgirl, denim and diamonds, and Pirates of the Caribbean.
The pink theme went beyond the 50 participants dressing up as Barbies, with Food & Beverage Manager Justin Hohl developing four unique pink alcoholic drinks, and Chef Levi Oesterle creating a menu featuring pink fruits and desserts. The dining room was decorated with Barbie scenes, including Beach Barbie, Exercise Barbie, Golfer Barbie, and all her accessories. One group member made place cards with Barbie trivia written on them. Accessories from golf balls to margarita glasses, jewelry, golf socks and more were pink.
The event included prizes for multiple competitions: the best-dressed foursome, getting the closest to Ken (i.e. the pin), and longest date with Ken (i.e. the longest drive). On one hole, each participant had to select a card out of a bucket, and whichever club was listed on the card, the golfer had to use for the entire hole. If a golfer got a hole-in-one on a particular par three, the prize was a pink Barbie car.
However, the event was not just for Barbies. Three men dressed up as Ken—Disco Ken stood at the “longest date” hole to measure who won, while Cowboy Ken and Duck Dynasty Ken (the club’s golf pro, Tom Van Haaren) took pictures.
“It really was a great event,” says Janet Johnson, a WGA member who helped to organize the event. “I had many people call and say this was the best event they’ve had in a long time. Just a fun girls day, dressed up as their fantasy Barbie!”