Alberni Golf Course sees second ace in two weeks

Alberni Golf Course president Ken Sander scored a hole in one on hole No. 4 last week to make the 'notables' column.

First of all, there are a couple of notable notes I neglected to mention last week.

Remember, Bill Christian won the Stableford. Well he not only won it, but his point total of 48 was the highest total by anyone in the five hear history of the Stableford Tournament at the Alberni Golf Course.

Bill who is a 21 handy cap, shot an amazing gross 79, which was his best game ever, net 58. Way to go Billy.

The other story is also very remarkable. Playing in the West Coast Amateur Tournament, Pat McKay on Sunday made seven birdies in the 18 holes, five in a row. Pat shot a gross 71, not to shabby for a nine handy cap, net 62. Way to pound that apple Pat.

One final note, our President Ken Sander managed his first ever hole in one on No. 4 Friday. Ken was playing with Roy McArthur, Den Nicklin and Bob Turner.

His playing partners said he used his driver but he swears it was an eight iron. With a mighty swing he sent the ball in a high arch soaring toward the green. It landed about two feet past the hole and sucked it back until it found the hole coming to rest in the bottom of the cup.

The roar of the gallery was deafening, three crows and a sea gull.

Roy and Den were witnesses to this amazing event, while Bob was off searching for his own ball he had shanked from the tee  landing somewhere on No. 5 tee box. At least that’s the story Ken remembers.

Next Sunday July 3, is the Aines & Tyler par points every man for himself event.

This is one of the more challenging competitions of the year. You not only win points for your play but you can also loose points if you mess up.

The format is as follows, a double bogie is -one point, a bogie is 0 points, a par is one point, a birdie is two points, an eagle is four points and a double eagle is six points, all net  scores.

Please register in the Pro Shop in your own foursome or as a single and you will be placed in a group.

The shotgun start is at Precisely 8 a.m. The usual $10 entry fee applies.

Once again many thanks to Fred Gray of Aines and Tyler Electrical Contractors for his continued support.