The number of women coming to Ladies Night at Hollies is growing weekly. Welcome to the newcomers and welcome back to some of the faces that have returned to enjoy golfing.
I, like many of you, am longing for the dog days of summer. However, we are enjoying the challenges of golfing in the wet grass and the cool winds.
These winterish weather conditions must be improving our game because we had an unprecedented four golfers tying for low gross at an amazing score of 40. Congratulations to Maryanne McConnell, Pat Nicklin, Lee Anne VanLent and Sharanne Gaiga.
Longest putt, sponsored by CIBC, was won by Geri Shields. Closest to the pin on the second shot, sponsored by Port Alberni Pizza Factory, was won by Laura Lee Edgell. Maryanne McConnell also took the KP of the night, sponsored by Safeway. Urban Hair Studio donated the prize for the longest drive, which was won by Annette Ryles. That was one of the longest drives I have seen on Ladies Night in a long time. Great job Annette.
Draw prizes were won by Marion Dick, Rhonda Holcombe, Irene Myrfield, Donna Shannon and Lee Creighton.
I would like to take off my golf hat and put on my business hat for a moment. As everyone knows, we have a very generous business community. They not only donate to many charity events, but also are very generous supporting events such as our ladies night.
There are several golf tournaments that are held throughout the summer that are sponsored by our local businesses, which help to raise money for many worthwhile causes. Without their generosity, these events probably would not happen.
The next time you are tempted to shop out of town or shop online, please think twice about it. Right now the local businesses need your support more than ever. Let’s support them, just as they support you.
Don’t forget, Ladies Night at Hollies, starting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Ladies Night is a chance to golf in a relaxed and fun environment. Please call 250-724-5333 to reserve your spot and so the chef will have enough food prepared for dinner. You can come as a group or as a single and you will be placed in a group.
And remember, life is a journey, so bring your golf clubs.
* Deb Haggard pens the Hollies Ladies Golf column.