A slight brush against a tree near our parking lot with a mower recently revealed a trunk overwhelmed with rot.
The danger to golfers and automobiles was compounded by the enormous potential expense anticipated had the large tree fallen on the close power lines. A call to BC Hydro indicated a 10 business day wait period, but the dangers and costs would not bear the time period.
To the rescue came former faller Cec Hamilton and incredible club volunteer Larry Gavelin. Both club members took total control, professionally falling the tree from the top down, and eventually easing my anxiety.
Men’s nights at Hollies this year has definitely been one of change.
Seemingly, every week we see a new low gross winner and the past week was no different as Robin Woodward took the Co-op low gross of the week shooting an even par 30 and bettering his personal best score for the second week in a row.
Big “O” Tires Denis Debolt was a stroke back. Ever since Richard Allen joined the Hollies and been golfing regularly, it has impacted his game positively as he visited the winner’s circle to take the Boston Pizza low net of the week, killing the field with a six under par net of 24, two better than Pley Roofing’s Jason Pley, and Allen’s personal best on Men’s Night.
We have a new leader on the Howard Johnson Ringerboard. Ken Moore took the outright lead with a 24, one better than Ron Lange, Denis Debolt, and Barry Ensor, while Debolt has opened up a commanding lead in the Remax Player of the year with 70 points.
Finally, the deuce pot on hole No. 3 was won as the trio of Trevor Cripps, Vern Weiss, and Owen Paxton came through to share the jackpot. Next week No. 8 will be worth $90, while No. 3 will net the winner $30.
Joining Moore, Allen, Paxton and Debolt, were Warren Longeuay, Jean Monette, and Scott Fuller for K.P. winnings, while our contributions to our local hospice, Ty Watson House now exceed $2,000.
Finally it is now 690 days since anyone has claimed the $100 for tying or equaling the course record of 27.
* Pat Little pens the Hollies Golf column.