By Leslie Stirling
The internet and in particular Google never fails to astonish me. I wanted to open with some words of wisdom about golf or at the very least something funny. So, I googled it.
Much to my amazement I got 3,750,000 results in .52 seconds. And no, I didn’t look at them all. Here are a couple of the ones I did check out.
Bobby Jones, a golfer from the 1920s and 1930s said “Golf is assuredly a mystifying game. It would seem that if a person has hit a golf ball correctly a thousand times, he should be able to duplicate the performance at will. But such is certainly not the case”.
Another of my favourites came from Peter Dobereiner who said “Half of golf is fun; the other half is putting”.
On the last Tuesday of May 43 ladies turned out to give the game a try. Some did better than others when it came to scores but we all had a great time.
Flight 1 (Interior Savings Credit Union) winners were Trudy Forsythe by retro (low gross – 46) and Cindy Leibel (low net). Flight 2 (Royal LePage/Westwin/Cindy Leibel) winners were Audrey Rilcoe (low gross – 49) and Deb Legaree (low net). Flight 3 (MJB Lawyers) winners were Jeannie Webber (low gross – 50) and Betty Baillie (low net). Flight 4 winner was one of our favourite visitors, Bev Leinweber with a score of 53.
On Hole 1 Long Drives in Two earned prizes for Betty Foote (Country Store Antiques), Lindsay Arcand (Estylo Hair Design), Donna Salle (Knights Inn) and Kelly Van Genne (Pottery by Ramona).
The Long Drives on Hole 5 were winners for Cindy Leibel (Station House Restaurant), Deb Legaree (The Blue Jar Coffee Bar & Bistro), Linda Ransome (Val Bella Studio) and Bev Leinweber (AG Foods). The prizes for KPs went to Cindy Leibel (Carl’s Market Garden), Candace Marcynuik (Campbell & Co.), Jeannie Webber (EBL Ventures), Bev Leinweber (Hub International-Chad Belbin), Karen Peterson (Ron Wallace Trucking) and Wanda Amos (Stamer Logging). People who did well with their putters were Betty Baillie (Rainer Custom Cutting), Rose Seymour (Sam’s Pizza), Debbie Rainer (Barriere A&W), and Bev Leinweber (Barriere Timber Mart and Crystlee’s Hair Design. The most putts used was 29 by Marie Pfeiffer (Barriere Massage). Thanks to Barb and Carman Smith for sponsoring the Rest in Peace prizes.
My final quote is one often attributed to Mark Twain, but should probably be credited to anonymous (whoever he is) who said, “Golf is a good walk spoiled”. And that, my friends, is the reason that I take a golf cart.