Hollies Golf: Follies at Hollies make for good golf

Hollies Golf scribe Pat Little hits a hole in one with his golf columns.

  • Thu Jun 28th, 2012 1:00pm
  • Sports

Customers in general do not tend to see the inner workings of the work place they patronize, nor often do they appear to care.  I thought about sharing what happened this past week here.

We booked two events side by side, thinking when one ended, the other would begin.

It is quite normal for us and usually works just fine, but then the rain came.

Days like that are normally good revenue days for us and help our little business in ways indescribable.  When the rain arrived, we suddenly found ourselves overwhelmed with golfers from both events mingling inside the small clubhouse quarters.

So there we were, pouring drinks, drying off chairs, relocating furniture and tables, and generally just trying to keep everything from collapsing.

But for some strange reason all the golfers took it in stride and seemed to step out of their role as customers, appeared sympathetic to our plight and were all in good humor.  To all of you who were at the Hollies Saturday afternoon and evening, thank you for your patience and kindness.  We can’t always do anything about the weather, but one can appreciate the plight of a business that came under the gun as we did then.

Speaking of being under the gun.  Big “O” Tires Denis Debolt did not need any further urging as his first shot on Men’s Night went directly into the hole to claim not only our first hole in one of the season, but also the $150 deuce pot.

Our golfers are definitely improving as both Jason Pley deuced the eighth hole along with our low gross player of the evening, Ron Lange.  Lange fired a stunning two under par gross score of 28, one shot off the long time course record of John Fader’s.  Lange was two better than Debolt.

Scott Fuller kept an eye on the Remax Player Of The Year award by scoring a three under par 27 net for the low net honors, edging Long John Sawyer out by one.  Sawyer beat out Barry MacMillan and Robin Woodward by retrogression.  Also, Cec Hamilton, Barry Ensor, Taylore Hillton, and Richard Allen joined both Debolt and Lange as K.P. winners.

This week we should pass our first thousand dollars towards our charity for Ty Watson House.  The season is early and we thank each and every one of our golfers as well as our more than generous businesses.  Remember Port Alberni.

Pat Little pens the Hollies Golf column.