Nicklin aces No. 13 at Alberni Golf Club

The happenings at Alberni Golf Club.

Don Nicklin tees up on Hole No. 13.

Don Nicklin, playing with his usual foursome on Wednesday afternoon, got a lucky hole-in-one on No. 13. It’s the hardest and longest par-3 at the Alberni Golf Course.

Don used his five-wood and with the smoothest of swings sent the ball soaring towards the green and into the hole.

What made this so sweet, not only that the other three golfers he was playing with saw it go into the hole, but the foursome playing behind them were all standing there as well.

I think I heard the cheering downtown. Don told me that due to circumstances beyond his control his car had a sleepover in the golf course’s parking lot on Wednesday night.

The Dairy Queen Lone Ranger event went off without a hitch on Sunday.  Except for the white tees being back as far as they would go, it was a good event.

The team players were listed A,B,C and D. On the first hole we used the net score of player A plus the best net of the other three players. On the second hole we used the net score of player B plus the best net of the other three players.

On the third hole we used the net score of player C plus the best net on the other three players. On the fourth hole we used the net score of player D plus the best net of the other three players, then started all  over again until all 18  holes were played.

Two teams came in with identical scores of 130. Winning on a count back was the foursome of Cal Davies, Mel Trelvik, Jack Sparks and  Jules Gaudreault.

In second position was the team of Mickey Keeley, Gene Kimoto, Bill Morin and Gerry Fagan.

The final prize went to the group of Vic Carlton, Wolf Suhr, Don McGowan and John Jones.

In the ball sweep, the best of the day was shot by Priban Rasmussen, who came in with a gross 78 for three balls. Gerry Fagan had the best net, shooting a 68 and also taking home three balls.

Closest to the pin winners were Jacques Giovetti on No. 2, Brian Tall with $15 for the charity closest to the pin on No. 4, Vic Carlton for his second shot on No. 6, Mickey Keeley on No. 13 and Don Oliver on No. 17.

Next week will be an open day, with the ball sweep, money pot and the charity closest to the pin happening. Be sure to make your tee time starting at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday.

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