A Brief LOTTE Story –

By Wayne Halm –

The LOTTE Championship was played this week at Ko Olina, Hawaii.  I thought I would tell a little story about it.

I know I’ve said that I don’t attend professional golf tournaments, however, 7 years ago I lived at Ko Olina.  I don’t think it was called LOTTE back then but it was played literally in my back yard.

On the Saturday my wife, Sally, was in California and I took my Golden Retriever, Annie, out on the hill to watch.  I sat and leaned back against a palm tree.  Annie settled on the grass beside me.  We contently watched the golfers walk down the fairway.

Then one of the ladies hit a drive out near the road.  I think she wanted a ruling on something because everything stopped.

A moment later my cell phone vibrated, it was Sally. 

“I know what you’re doing,” she said.

“How do you know that?” I asked.

“Because I’m watching you on the Golf Channel.”

I looked around and sure enough the camera behind the 11th green was pointed directly at me.  I guess the image of a guy sitting against a palm tree with a Golden Retriever was too good to pass up during the break.

Sally added, “Aren’t you glad you didn’t bring your girlfriend out there?”

“Oh, but I did,” I told her and hugged the dog.


2007-04-21--#10--at Kai Lani - Annie



Come play golf with me.


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