Flop shot at Alberni’s Hollies better than Tiger’s

Hollies Golf Club's Pat Little is back in the game penning the men's golf column so watch out.

I am sure most golfers watched the Tiger Woods flop shot during the past weekend to win the Memorial golf tournament.

I suppose he can be forgiven for not acknowledging its source of inspiration, considering he won the tournament and all, but let’s give credit where due.

As nice as the shot was, it was not the shot of the week.

The shot of the week was the same shot, but made on the fifth hole at Hollies Golf Course during Men’s Night, days earlier.

There, the one and only Charles Mealey was faced with a similar shot from a tight lie.

He opened up his Alien sand wedge and hit a high flop shot which dropped down onto the fifth green and disappeared into the cup for a rare eagle two.

Nevertheless, Tiger’s shot was also impressive.

We had a large showing of men out for Men’s Night and our low gross winner Big “O” Tire’s Denis Debolt, who shot a three-over-par 33, edging out newcomer Taylore Hillton in retrogression.

The surprise of the evening came from First Glass’s Rob Longeuay who ripped apart the field with a stunning eight-under-par 22 for the low net.

Longeuay’s low net tied the lowest net set last year by Long John Sawyer. Longeuay had not been playing well for a year and was surprised his handicap had risen, but clearly he rose to the pinnacle of the evening, beating Phil Anker by five shots.

Ken Waugh is leading the Howard Johnson Ringerboard by a shot over clubmate Lloyd Fairley and a shot more over Dave Mann.  Waugh also leads the Remax Player of the year award with a commanding five-point lead over Dale Clarke.

Word is out that Howard Johnson’s may be putting up a great prize for anyone making a hole-in-one on holes No. 4 or 5.  More to come about that later.

K.P.s were won by Waugh, Roy Bridge, Jarrod Edwards, Trevor Cripps, James Williams, Scott Fuller, Hillton, and John Jones. Remember the Hollies’ first mixer, scheduled for Friday, June 15.  See you all there.

*Pat Little pens the Hollies Golf column.

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