- Last Updated on 07:19 AM 06/06/14
- BY Ronnie Pate/Special to The gazette
For all of you Steve Martin fans out there, I was lucky enough or unlucky, depending on your train of thought, to live the last two weeks like I was wild and crazy.
It all started on that Friday night, May 23, when I broke my elbow. From there, panic set in realizing I had obligations coming up that could not be put off and realizing I only had one hand made it worse.
I know it is a case of feeling sorry for yourself, but anyway, with the help of family and friends, I got through it.
We do not realize how lucky we are to live in a small community such as ours until something like this happens. If this is wild and crazy, I am all for it.
HCC wrap up
I had mixed feelings as the 2014 HCC Member-Guest came to an end two weeks ago. It had nothing to do with the fact, no more headaches for awhile, but it was sad to see my buddy Drew Lewis finish his tenure as tournament director.
I had the pleasure of working for Drew for the past two years and former director Tom Brown for one before that. Both of these guys worked long and hard to make sure we had a quality event and we did.
Every time you have an event such as this you see people you have not seen in awhile and it is like old home week.
Saw one of my legend friends, Jackie Thomasson, a guest of Doc Moore’s. Not much has changed with J.T., still looks good, still plays a mean round of golf, and still walks down the fairway except now he wears his collar down.
It was a very successful tourney and the 136 golfers and guests were definitely entertained.
This n’ that
The last two weeks have had some pretty impressive shots pulled off. Walter Robertson had the third hole-in-one of his career on number two at Green’s Folly. The thing that is so amazing, he went out two hours later and came within two feet of another one on the same hole.
Jeff Hardy had his first ever hole-in-one on number five at the Folly. He was excited as he should be, but he did mention he did not know it would be that expensive to make a hole-in-one.
Another great shot, though not a hole-in-one, but an eagle on a par 4. Joel Cunningham Sr. achieved that feat at Halifax Country Club on number 13 when he sent his second shot in the hole to get that elusive two.
Congrats to all three for those shots and keep up the good work.
GFCC is hosting its annual Member-Guest next weekend at the historical course. Signups are coming in daily, but there is still room for more teams.
We will have tee times and stories in next week’s column.
Next week’s U.S. Open at the famed Pinehurst Number Two will be interesting to watch. A lot of local golfers have played the course and a bunch of locals will be headed south to view the golf in person.
Hope you all have a great week, hit them straight, hit them long, and if you do not, still have fun.