Round Played: with Gene and Jan Oliver –
By Wayne Halm –
A PLACE TO CALL HOME ….. that’s the slogan of the Puakea Golf Course. And the staff there make sure I feel at home. Yeah, I’m special … but so is everyone else!
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On November 3rd 2016 I went over to the Puakea Golf Course and asked if they had anyone on the Tee Sheet I could play with. Yes they did, a couple was going out in 20 minutes and I could play with them – if they were agreeable.
So I trotted over to the practice area to ask the couple … SURPRISE … they were my old buddy Gene Oliver from Seattle, Washington, and his wife Jan.
We immediately set out onto the course. Gene had warmed up … however, I stepped onto the first tee box cold and didn’t expect to win the hole.
Jan’s repeated marches down the middle of the fairways were the most direct routes to the pins. Gene and I were a little more adventurous, but we were scoring well … until.
Jan was having a good round. A lot was just “working out” for her. But even when things didn’t work out perfectly – she still found a way to “skin the cat”.
Gene’s putter got “hot” on the back nine and gave him a birdie. That lifted his spirits considerably – and he didn’t even mind that I allowed Jan to bend the rules a bit.
We hit the ball, we talked, we laughed, we remembered past good times, and we planned future good times. This was a great day on the course. This was the way golf should be.
I have a stated 2016 goal of playing golf with 100 people I haven’t met. I already knew Gene so he doesn’t count. But Jan does … she is number 39. Want to be in that number?
Come play golf with me.
Click here to read about another round I played with Gene
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What a lovely suprise 🙂 Sounds like a fun day too! Great pics and video.
Thank you. It was a great day. I’m glad you enjoyed the pictures, I believe that happy faces and a beautiful golf course are a compelling combination.
A Hui Hou,
Now that is a great surprise, and you still got one closer to 100. All golf balls need a home, but I prefer the ones that like to live on land or in my golf bag. Maybe you just had the wrong type this day.
P.S. I seem to have misplaced your number. If you have a chance one of these days you should drop me a line so we can chat about some upcoming golf 🙂
Yep, I was happy about that round. Even the ball hungry lake couldn’t upset me with Gene and Jan around. We had a great time.
I’m looking forward to your visit.
A Hui Hou,