The Season begins with one shot!
"If I hit it to the right, it's a slice, if I hit it to the left, it's a hook, if I hit it straight, it's a miracle."
The 2015 golf season at Scott Lake officially opend last week on March 21st with the Closest to the Pin Contest. What began as a cold, cloudy, and windy day soon turned to a partly sunny, cold windy day.
The shot required a careful finesse over the corner of the tent frame with a sligh fade to the flagstick perched on the highest point of the practice green. Dan "The Senior Official" for the days event was ready with his Home Depot measuring tape. After a few shots, a helmut was offered for protection, but Dan being old school said he could duck better than the golfers could hit the ball.
The players lined up to take their turn. Part of the entry fees went to the a very worthy charity. Elves & More of West Michigan.
They purchase , assemble and distribute bicycles to a Grand Rapids neighborhood each year.
There were over 280 shots taken that afternoon and Harvey was the winner at 9 inches from the hole. His buddy Bob hit the highlight shot of the day by striking a small sign post and just missing a window in the banquet room building. Five winners from the day and Harvey was a double dipper by placing first and fifth.