Sue Fiscoe did not throw a tantrum, kick the dog or snap a 5-iron over her knee.
Yes, she was disappointed that her four-year term as a member of the board of the PGA of America did not end the way she wished.
The 23-year director of golf for the city of Modesto, one of seven to run for secretary of the PGA of America, wasn't elected by PGA officials. Paul Levy of Indian Wells prevailed late last year, leaving Fiscoe to wonder what might have been.
"My mom and dad always said if you tried your best, there is no disappointment," she said. "It was a pie-in-the-sky thing, but the overall experience was exceptional, just bittersweet."
Fiscoe can look back on being the first woman professional to be named to the PGA of America board. During that term, she attended the Ryder Cup Matches and the PGA Championship and also played some of the nation's most prestigious courses.
Fiscoe also was the nation's first woman to be elected president of her local section. Her resume remains unique, but she must rebound quickly to address issues at home.
The city asked its longtime golf leader last year to bring financial solvency to the golf business. Fiscoe, the owner of FM Golf which manages the local courses was given unprecedented latitude to set green fees, annual pass rates, daily specials and discounts.
The veteran golf pro was given two years to increase golf revenues. Fiscoe said this week that progress has been made.
"Anyone can come out and play for a reasonable amount of money," she said. "I can't remember when we had a better March, and we're ahead of last year in April."
Here are the discounts and specials available:
A 10-round and 20-round punch-card, the latter which costs $280 ($14 per round).
Rounds for $29 after 12 noon (including cart) on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.
$20 rounds (including cart) on Tuesdays after 11 a.m.
$30 on Sundays at Creekside and Dryden Park after noon, a fee that includes green fee, cart and lunch. The deal also is good on Saturdays at Dryden.
"We're encouraging couples and family golf with those weekend discounts," Fiscoe said. "The punch-cards are also flexible. They can be shared by spouse or friends. We're selling two or three a day."
The new plan has given Fiscoe a chance to restart after her memorable four years with the PGA.
"My Aunt Vera once said, 'Don't be sad that it's over. Be glad that it happened,' " Fiscoe said. "It was a fantastic experience. I had just one bad day."
RIVER OAKS The popular River Oaks Junior Golf program has announced its summer program.
The sessions are June 11 through July 3, and July 9 through July 31. Costs are $30 for ages 5-7, $50 for beginners, $75 for intermediates and $100 for advanced. All will enjoy open use of the practice range Monday through Friday at any time.
Those who are interested are asked to sign up at the River Oaks pro shop. The program doesn't turn away anyone for monetary reasons.
THE SHAG BAG Patrick Burda of Modesto finished in a tie for seventh (76-74150) during the California Medal Play Championship earlier this month at Stevinson Ranch. The victory went to Discovery Bay's Cody Robinson (75-70145), a redshirt junior at St. Mary's College. ...
Oakdale's Mabel Wong (79-80179) tied for third during one of the Northern California Golf Association's Junior Tour series stops at Stockton CC. ... The American Junior Golf Association will return to Diablo Grande for a tournament this weekend. ... Dave Lewis, former head pro at Turlock CC, was named the 2012 Northern California PGA Pro of the Year.
Bee staff writer Ron Agostini can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (209) 578-2302.