A tip of the Cocktail to Brother Lewington. Happily, most of us (E. of the Rockies) will have our exasperation delayed until Spring ;-)
Thrilled to advise that Brother Eric Durnford this morning ACED the #5 at Old Ashburn Golf Club www.ashburngolfclub.com/ Eschewing the 7-iron club de choix for this 160-yard hole, and with his usual historical awareness & nod to golf legend, Bro. Durnford decided to replicate the great Gene Sarazen's memorable 4-wood at the '35 Masters www.golfchannel.com/article/martin-davis/sarazens-double-eagle-put-masters-map/
Hopefully, slaking the thirst of the celebratory denizens of the clubhouse post-round will not bankrupt him ;-)
STC organizers, Brothers Fraser, Bruce & Colburn have decided to honour our fallen Brother John 'Long Gone' Connor by renaming the Western Sig reunion/golf tourney/wine tasting extravaganza.
When told of this gesture, John's Sweetheart, Pam responded:
What a beautiful tribute. You have honoured my love in a very gracious and honourable way. He was there with you, I am sure. I love the cap, the photo that Wayne chose and the red rose.
Your friendship was cherished dearly by John and he loved all his brothers very much.
Thank you for making this year's event a special memory of John. It is very much appreciated.
With love and gratitude
For those who wish to see what they missed this year in Osoyoos, you can click on https://photos.app.goo.gl/fJzg3PZZiDk6BJyU2
Also, should you wish to purchase a beautiful Sig cap commemorating the event, in black and/or white, please contact Brother Jim Fraser email@example.com
With thanks to Brother Lewington, who's never in the woods..;-)
Join us for the 15th iteration of the Stanley Thompson Challenge...
(With a tip of the visor to Brother Stein Hurlow...)
Rule 1.a.5 – A ball sliced or into the Rough shall be lifted and placed on the Fairway at a point equal to the distance it carried or rolled into the Rough with no penalty. The senior player should not be penalized for tall grass which ground keepers failed to mow.
Rule 2.d.6 (B) – A ball hitting a tree shall be deemed NOT to have hit the tree. This is simply bad luck and luck has no place in a scientific game. The senior player must estimate the distance the ball would have travelled if it had not hit the tree, and play the ball from there.
Rule 3.B.3(G) – There shall be no such thing as a lost ball. The missing ball is on or near the course and will eventually be found and pocketed by someone else, thereby making it a stolen ball. The senior player is not to compound the felony by charging himself with a penalty.
Rule 4.c.7(h) – If a putt passes over a hole without dropping, it is deemed to have dropped. The Law of Gravity supersedes the Rules of Golf.
Rule 5. – Putts that stop close enough to the cup that they could be blown in, may be blown in. This does not apply to balls more than three inches from the Hole. No one wants to make a mockery of the game.
Rule 6.a.9(k) – There is no penalty for so-called “out of bounds.” If penny-pinching golf course owners bought sufficient land, this would not occur. The senior player deserves an apology, not a penalty.
Rule 7.G.15(z) – There is no penalty for a ball in a water hazard, as golf balls should float. Senior players should not be penalized for any shortcomings of the manufacturers.
Rule 8.k.9(S) – Advertisements claim that golf scores can be improved by purchasing new golf equipment. Since this is financially impractical for many senior players, one-half stroke per hole may be subtracted for using old equipment.
Please advise all your senior friends of these important rule changes and keep multiple copies in your golf bag. Those not following the rules need to be provided a copy. Golf is a game of integrity.
Should lower any of our score Low and enjoy your golf season.
Wayne "WO' Twaits
FOX Memorial Golf & SIG Reunion