Fall brings hope to golfers at Hollies Golf Course

Cool, dry air means the ball rolls forever for some Alberni Valley golfers.

This is my favourite time of the year for golfing. The air is dry so the ball sails through the sky. When it finally lands, the ground is hard so the ball rolls forever. I feel like my driving is almost LPGA–calibre.

Wednesday saw another group of women attending ladies night at Hollies Golf Course. The longest putt was won by Sharanne Gaiga.

Closest to the pin on hole No. 3 was won by LaDonna Knudson and by Mary Ann McConnell on hole No. 6. Lee Anne Van Lent took home the longest drive of the night.

I am happy that my golf mates had a great night. But the night belonged to Rhonda Holcombe. She shot a stunning round of golf with a score of 40.

Thank you to Donna Cox for donating a beautiful flower arrangement as a door prize, which Sandy Toombs won.

Sue Steinhaeur and Mary Ann McConnell are still leading the Shoppers Drug Mart ringer board competition with scores of 28 each. The season is getting close to ending and I have a feeling that the rest of us won’t have a chance to catch those scores.

The yearend ladies 18-hole club championship will be held on Saturday, Sept. 29. Please register by Sept. 16. Spots are limited and will be on a first come and pay basis. Don’t miss out on this fun-illed event.

I know that it is only September and no one likes to hear that dreaded “C” word (Christmas). But if Santa is listening, I really need a new driver and/or a new putter. My daughter’s hand-me-downs have more than served their purpose.

I am confident that if Santa was so obliged, my score would really improve and that next year it could be my name at the top of the ringer board.

Don’t forget that it is a 5:30 p.m. start on Wednesdays at Hollies. Only a couple of more weeks before the end of the golf season to win that deuce pot, now standing at $225. You could put it towards your new golf clubs.

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