Funeral services for Spurge are scheduled for 11:00am, Friday February 16 at Lakewood United Methodist Church, 11330 Louetta Rd., Houston, TX 77070. I understand that information regarding a charity donation opportunity in lieu of flowers will be forthcoming in the near future.
Current Handicaps attached
Interesting stats. I went into our Eventbrite registration system and looked at the number of times everyone signed up to play from Jan 1, 2016, through this week…a little over two years. Then I sorted the registrants from highest to lowest. The results surprised me. Given that this represents close to 100 weeks of golf, these number are close to our attendance percent. Signs of a misspent retirement? Also a little sad to see some of the names no longer with us. Take a look;
|Mike Holy (the champ)||95|
|Tim Van Dinter||71|
*It was a tad cool on the front nine, but beautiful weather on the back. The course was not in that great a shape and some greens looked like they were lost in the freeze as they were mainly sand and a few sprigs of poa annua. But I digress. There were six teams today and scores were “tight” ranging from 68 to 72 in the cart-path-only scramble. First place went to the team of John Pierrel, Doug Godschalk, Harry Hunter, and Kelly Russell with a 68. Closest to the pin was Mr. Doks Odunsi and maybe Mr. Keeling, but I forget.*
*The team of Odunsi, York, and Kearney teed off on no. 18b, but three holes later Mr. Kearney fell ill and retired to the clubhouse. Mr. York and Odunsi soldiered on till it became obvious that Mr. York wasn’t helping. He then cleaned golf balls and clubs, gave distances and did some minor putting. Mr. Odunsi really led his team to a fourth-place finish. It was finally nice to get out after the holidays and all the cold weather. Maybe we’re on a roll?*
Jim Mckernan informed us that Tom Bowen’s wife, Sharon, let him know that Tom passed away today. Information on services are not known yet.
Looks like this time we really will have a good weather day. Last time I said that we froze out there. If you had a chance to get out today you know how nice it is.
I spoke with David at Oakhurst and he tells me they got a lot of rain last night but hopes the course will dry out enough today with the sun to avoid a carts path only day. I’m planning a pretty standard day of two low net and modified shamble.
Lets have a good day tomorrow!
I guess it was the right decision to cancel today! Next week we play Oakhurst. Looks good!
Our first outing of 2018! The weather promises to be fantastic and we’ve got a great turnout. Good start to this year.
I spoke with the club this afternoon and they told me they got quite a bit of rain yesterday, so we might be cart path only for part of the course, so to start things off easy this year and get us all back into this strenuous sport after the holiday lay-off we’re going to play an 18 hole scramble. Bring your erasers, and see you tomorrow.
Spurge is in the Neuro-ICU unit, Bed 3, on the 4th level of Methodist Main Hospital in the Medical Center. Expect to be there until next Monday or Tuesday.
Happy new year all. Sleep in tomorrow. Our next event, and the first one for the new year is at Lake Windcrest on January 9th. Remember our course schedule is posted on the website and a printable version can be downloaded here.
2018 Pairings Coordinators Needed
We have volunteers to do pairings over the next two months, January and February. We need someone to step up for March, and later months. If you want to bask in the glory of this lucrative position, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.