Par Tee GOLF News
Arnold Palmer said it best: Golf can be deceptively simple, endlessly complicated. It satisfies the soul and frustrates the intellect. It is at the same time rewarding and maddening. It is without a doubt the greatest game mankind has ever invented!
The weather cooperated with us this week. The moderate temperature produced the following:
Low score for the week belongs to Peg Ansbro with a 65. Dolores McAleer finished with a 69. In the 70s were: Lyn Canavan (70), Doris Neimeth (72), Marilyn Danese and Pam Armour (73), Betty Weed (75), Barbara Caramelli (76), Dotty Dunne (77), Chris Brunner (78) and Bernice Carroll (79). Birdies belong to Betty Weed, Marilyn Danese, Doris Neimeth and Peg Ansbro.
Only one chip-in was made for the day and that belongs to Betty Monahan and she went home with $17. Closest to the pin on #10 was Marilyn Danese and on #18 the winner was Ann Spillane. The winner of the Peggy Wheeler 50/50 was Carol Bayne. A big welcome back is directed to Pam Armour. She has returned from her home in Miles Grant, Stuart, Florida. And, again, many thanks to Bob Pierson for setting up the Catholic Club for our brunch. Your effort is very much appreciated.
Club for light brunch at 10:30 on Thursdays! You don’t have to play golf, just come and renew friendships. We would love to see you and continue our relationship. No notice is needed, just come to the door of the Catholic Club and be met by all your friends!!
A young man who was also an avid golfer found himself with a few hours to spare one afternoon. He figured if he hurried and played very fast, he could get in nine holes before he had to head home. Just as he was about to tee off an old gentleman shuffled onto the tee and asked if he could accompany the young man as he was golfing alone.
Not being able to say no, he allowed the old gent to join him. To his surprise the old man played fairly quickly. He didn’t hit the ball far, but plodded along consistently and didn’t waste much time. Finally, they reached the ninth fairway and the young man found himself with a tough shot. There was a large pine tree right in front of his ball ... and directly between his ball and the green. After several minutes of debating how to hit the shot the old man finally said, “You know, when I was your age I’d hit the ball right over that tree.”
With that challenge placed before him, the youngster swung hard, hit the ball up, right smack into the top of the tree trunk and it thudded back on the ground not a foot from where it originally sat. The old man offered one more comment, “Of course, when I was your age that pine tree was only three feet tall.”
God Bless. Have a great week!