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Round Played: with Ann Liguori and Scott Vallary –

By Wayne Halm –

Do you think it would be fun to golf with a Sports Talk Show Host? – It is.

On November 14th 2014 I played the Kauai Lagoons course with Ann Liguori and Scott Vallary from Westhampton, New York.  Kenneth Kimura, Golf Operations Manager at the course, joined us.  Ann is a Sports Talk Show Host based in New York ( http://www.AnnLiguori.Com ).  Her talent is readily visible – she is fun to talk with – everyone around her smiles.  (Click on the pictures for a larger view – then use the browser ‘back’ button.)

Kenneth Ann and Scott

Kenneth Ann and Scott

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I wanted this to be a good “Wayne Style” round of golf – i.e. more laughs than putts.  Turned out this was easy, Ann knows more jokes than I do – and their accurate approach shots took the pressure off the putters.

Scott landed this one close.

Scott landed this one close.

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Yeah, Ann's ball stopped inside of Scott's.

Yeah, Ann’s ball stopped inside of Scott’s.

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Ann agreed to one last picture with the now dead Octopus plant – but I had to promise her a new admirer in exchange.

Regular readers should relish this, it will be the last Octopus plant picture.

Regular readers should relish this, it will be the last Octopus plant picture.

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The Admirer?  Well what woman since Fay Wray could resist this friendly guy?

The Admirer? Well what woman since Fay Wray could resist this friendly guy?

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But enough about Octopuses and Apes.  It’s time to talk about Eagles.  The 6th hole, a 507 yard par 5 ….

This is how an Eagle begins --- then you hit a 235 yard drive, a 272 yard fairway wood, and sink a  6 foot putt - easy.

This is how an Eagle begins — then you hit a 235 yard drive, a 272 yard fairway wood, and sink a 6 foot putt – easy.

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And this is how an Eagle ends --- Scot wanted to call it a

And this is how an Eagle ends — Scott wanted to call it a “Routine Eagle” – but his face said otherwise.

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Scott was still smiling when we reached the challenging par three 14th hole by the ocean.

Was he smiling at the Eagle memory?  The ocean views?  or Ann?

Was he smiling at the Eagle memory? The ocean views? or Ann?

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Or maybe he was jsut smiling at the beauty and challenge of this hole.

Or maybe he was just smiling at the beauty and challenge of this hole.

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Ann’s challenge on 14 was different.  But she mastered it – both ends of it.

The Tee end.

The Tee end.

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Yeah -- Another Par!

The green end —Yeah — Another Par!

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Now, with everyone smiling about something, we paused for a couple of formal pictures on the 16th tee box.

Wayne and Ann.

Wayne and Ann.

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Scott and Ann.

Scott and Ann.

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The signature 16th hole always picks its favorites.  This day was no different.  It was kinder to some players than others.

Ann's approach shot on 16.

Ann’s approach shot on 16.

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You can tell by the size of the grins who the two 'favorites' were.

You can tell by the size of the grins who the two ‘favorites’ were.

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The famous lagoons before the 17th and 18th greens swallowed a few golf balls – but our smiles remained.  Four happy golfers walked off the course.

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This was a fun round – we had more laughs than putts – it was the way golf should be.

Come play golf with me.

The Kauai Lagoons Golf Club 800-634-6400 or http://www.KauaiLagoonsGolf.Com .

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6 thoughts on “Ann Liguori – Westhampton, New York

    • Aloha Brian,

      Thank you – it was a fun day on the course. Everyone had some great shots and good holes. The pictures always come out better when everyone is happy.

      A Hui Hou,
      Wayne

    • Aloha Greg,
      Thank you, I will. Yes, the current Kauai Lagoons course is essentially the old Kiele Course – and the strokes can mount up quickly there. However, I hear that the Waialae Course has its share of scoring resistance too.
      A Hui Hou,
      Wayne

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