Round played: with Dan Roton, Jack Page, and Tony Ohmann –

By Wayne Halm –

“You must really like putting” –

On March 15th 2017 I played the Puakea Golf Course with my buddy Dan Roton.  Jack Page from Koloa, Hawaii and Tony Ohmann from Roseville, California joined us.  There are no two ways about it … this was a good day to be “golfing”.

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Tony Jack and Dan


One of the things I like about my style of golf is meeting and getting to know new people.   This round put a little “twist” into that – a good twist.

Tony and I had never met before. But we soon discovered that our wives know each other quite well … it’s a small world.


If I were a considerate guy I would have worn a “hazmat suit” on this day.  It seems that three putting is quite contagious … I think I infected the other guys.  I was so off that Tony told me, “Wayne, you must really like putting.”

We all hit some good shots … but we each had our putting challenges too.


Putting challenges aside, we had a lot to smile about … we all played well.  The 13th was a particularly “happy Hole” for us.

Jack striking his “greatest golfer” pose after a fantastic tee shot.


Tony smiling after a tap-in par.


Dan after sinking his par putt.


To be sure some of our shots weren’t so good … but a lot were!  And the stories, comradeship, and laughter were great.  This was a fun day … this was the way golf should be.

I have a 2017 goal of playing golf with 100 people I haven’t met.  I’m a bit behind so far.  I can’t count Dan, but Jack and Tony are numbers 6 and 7.  Want to be in that number …

Come play golf with me.   


The Puakea Golf Course  808-245-8756   www.puakeagolf.com 


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10 thoughts on “You must really like Putting

  1. My husband is the ultimate and the very best!! I can’t believe his engagement with others!! This man loves his life!!

  2. Aloha Wayne,

    Good to hear you’re getting a lot of practice on the greens buddy. Wouldn’t want that putting stroke to get rusty by not using it. Sounds like another fun day on the links!


    • Aloha Josh,
      It is true – “many get on the greens faster than I … but few stay longer”. But even with that, we had a great day. Are you guys in Calgary about ready to start golfing again? — A Hui Hou, Wayne

      • Aloha Wayne,

        A few brave courses have opened here in Calgary. Our driving range is set to open on Wednesday, but I suspect the course will still be 2-3 weeks. Excited to get the season started! Do you remember what it is like to have seasons? 😉


      • Aloha Josh,
        Wonderful. Soon we’ll be reading about your adventures on the courses. Train hard buddy, I suspect “Birdie Beth” will be pressing you. And of course I remember seasons … Sunscreen Season started last month.
        A Hui Hou,

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