Hall-of-Fame status

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  • | 10:00 a.m. October 13, 2011
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In a rush that stunned staff members, Grand Club Hall of Fame tickets sold out in less than a week. Dora Garcia, the amiable patron of Pine Course events, was equally surprised and added, “Who knew this would happen?”

In New England, Hall of Fame ceremonies sell out year after year. The honor of being selected as a Hall of Fame member is so prestigious that friends and family rush to be a part of it.

Selected by contemporaries for this year’s event taking place Nov. 4, at The Pine Course, are Marcia Hayton, Bob Sieling, Toni Loretti and Bob Ross. It is also anticipated that last year’s honorees will be in attendance.

In more good news, the popular Willard Anderson will share emcee duties at the event. Anderson was honored as a Hall of Famer, in Georgia.

If you missed out on a ticket, don’t give up. Keep your name on the list for possible future cancellations.

PGA Pro Eric Gonzales got a lesson when playing Cypress with Danny Thibodeau, who aced the 138-yard ninth hole with a 9-iron. Gonzales said, “He showed the PGA professional how to use short irons. My shot was a meager 20 feet away in the fringe.”

Here and there
Adding to my list of the nice people on earth is Ray Epperson, of Grand Reserve. He is an excellent golfer, a popular leader of the men’s league and a gem as a person.

If you want to know who’s got it and who doesn’t in sports, especially the NFL, go to Dom’s Barbershop. These customers have got it down pat, way better than the average fan. Quite frankly, it’s a hoot just to listen.

When Andy Rooney, 92, performed his last broadcast for CBS, he said, “I never want to give up writing.” That hit home for me as a former broadcaster, because it’s exactly the way I feel every day of life.

Should you run into Stu Manthey as an opponent on the links, watch out, because his game will take you to the barn and shut the door. Manthey, whom I’ve watched as a 90s shooter for years, has suddenly cut loose with terrific games of golf. And the mid-80s or lower are constantly on his card.



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