March Meadows Senior Men
The March Meadows Senior Men hit the links for another great day of golf, Tuesday, May 24. The warm sunny day seemed to inspire the guys and some good scores were carded.
The closest to the pin on hole one went to Jug Kalar and on number seven, for the third time this year, to Jack Ringheim. Chip-in pars went to Earl Laforge and Roy Lavigne while Tom Clarkson and Ed Whyte dropped in for chip-in birdies.
There was a whole flock of birdies this week including Jack Ringheim, Jim Peterson, Rick McDonald, John McCormick, Lance Lingren, and Bob Vessey. Sandy pars were made by Jim Peterson and Bob Vessey. Bob, who spends a lot of time in the traps, made two.
The low scores were carded by Daryl Proulx with the low gross and John Leach with the low net.
The day also saw the first visit of an inter-club team. The long standing rivalry between the March Meadows men and the gents from Gabriola Island saw some hard fought matches. The March Meadows Captain, Mike Morgan, was quoted saying, “We were very good hosts”. Unfortunately the “very good hosts” lost twenty-two and a half to ten and a half.
The next day Mike’s team sailed to Gabriola for their return match. No word on the outcome.
Tuesday, May 17 report: Apparently, the March Meadows Senior Men have become so acclimated to golfing in the cool and the damp they have forgotten how to play in the warm sunshine. Only ten balls were awarded this week as opposed to the sixteen the previous week.
The closest to the pen on number one goes to Bob Vessey and hole seven to Glenn Richardson. Clark Ferguson holed a chip-in par as well as a chip-in birdie. Ray Bourassa scored a birdie while Bob Leach saved par from the sand.
Ray’s birdie helped him win this weeks low gross and Don Cochrane had the low net.
Don also knew the slogan (Play hard, play fair, and have fun).
The pot keeps growing as the barrel ducks and weaves the onslaught of frustrated golfers.
The following quote should be the new Senior Men slogan:
What’s nice about our tour is you can’t remember your bad shots.
~ Bob Bruce, about the senior tour.