Hollies Ladies Golf: lots of golf as summer nears end

Golf scribe Deb Haggard knows all, tells all and sees all at Hollies Ladies Golf.

It is so hard to believe that the summer is more than half over. Why it that what happened yesterday seems to be so long ago, but the months go by so quickly? But fortunately there are still lots of golf games left before the summer is over.

Maryann McConnell and Sue Steinhaeur are both tied at the top of the ringer board. Their low scores are virtually unreachable now by the rest of us, but that doesn’t stop us from trying.

Lee Anne VanLent won the longest putt of the night, sponsored by Tim Horton’s. KP, sponsored by Safeway, was won by Marion Dick. Closest to the pin on the second shot, sponsored by Port Pizza, was won by Jean Boyko.

A Step Above sponsored the Longest Drive and was won by Geri Shields, who also was the low gross winner in the “B” division. “A” Division low gross winner was Sue Steinhaeur.

Ladies night has raised $335 so far towards Ty Watson, Hollies charity of choice. We are well on our way of achieving our goal of $1,000 by the end of the year.

Watching the Olympics the last few days has started me thinking what the Olympics is really all about.

There are many hundreds of athletes that go to the Olympics, knowing that they will not be winning a medal. But that does not stop them from spending countless hours practicing and putting their heart and soul into their sport.

The Olympics are really about the journey of the athlete. The athlete works hard, competes even harder, is happy for their opponent and has a passion and a love for their sport. I know that most of us will never “own the podium” or probably even win a golf tournament, but that doesn’t stop us from being athletes. Remember to enjoy your journey.

*Deb Haggard pens the Hollies Ladies Golf column.

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