Good guys golf at the Hollies in Alberni

Men's night at the Hollies is stocked with interesting personalities, says owner Pat Little

Men’s night at Hollies is a fascinating mosaic of men who define diversity. Take Jean Monette.

A mill worker, Jean is known as “the shopper” as he loves looking for specific types of golf balls as much as he loves to golf.

Then there is James Williams, one half of the team known as “James-Dean”.  He makes it possible for so many worldly tourists to travel the fabulous West Coast Trail by clearing so much of it for them.

The Edgell twins are so much physically alike, we would bet even their father Phil occasionally makes a wrong call. Rob Longeuay is not only our look-alike to the great French actor Gerard Depardieu, but is also one of men’s night’s strongest supporters and probably one of the most sought after glaziers on the mid-Island.

Larry Gavelin is Mr. Volunteer. He never has to be asked to help, he just appears and helps.

I think most of the guys would agree Barry MacMillan and Scott Fuller are probably the gentlemen of the group.

Richard Allen, Mel Stella, and Nathan Sogge are the tallest, and Warren Longeuay may be the coolest and has the reddest hair.

Jason Pley knows how to put a roof on anything in our city, while Robin Woodward may be the finest golfer who has ever raised a pool cue in Port!

The twosome of Preban Rasmussen and Wayne Johnstone were one/two in the low gross, the former carding a 33, one better than his clubmate, while the Hollies’ Ken Moore lost second place in a countback.

The surprise of the night belonged to Shane Bortoletto, who scored a 4-under net par of 26, two better than Mel Stella.

In addition to Bortoletto, Veenkamp, Debolt, Weiss, and Rasmussen, were Rob Longeuay, Andrew Edgell, and Norm Mecredi all earning well deserved K.P.s for the evening.

There is now a two-way tie on the Howard Johnson ringerboard between Trevor Cripps, and Ken Moore, each with 24 while Denis Debolt is beginning to suffocate the field in the race to determine the player of the year.

Neither deuce pot was won on either No. 3 or No. 8 for two weeks so they have substantial amounts for any potential winners next week.

It is also hard to believe, but the year-end club championship on Saturday, Sept. 29 is nearly all full.

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