Photos by Sandra Hurdis Finigan— Bill Flint and Zach Finigan
Fictional story–and the people are innocent–trust me innocent by Linda Seccaspina
It was a sunny morning at the Flint homestead in Carleton Place as Grandpa Bill Flint and Zach were beginning their pre-shot routine. Zach was visualizing his upcoming shot, when a voice came over the family home speaker system.
“WOULD THE GENTLEMEN ON THE WOMAN’S TEE BACK UP TO THE MEN’S TEE PLEASE?”
The two were still deep in their golf thoughts, seemingly impervious to the interruption. Again the announcement rang out even louder, and it was Grandma Carole and she meant business:
“Would the Gentlemen on the WOMEN’S tee kindly back up to the men’s tee.”
They both ignored the request and kept concentrating on making those holes, when once more, the same request was heard. This time they both stopped, turned, looked to the window and directly at the person with the request and shouted back:
“Would the person in the clubhouse kindly stop shouting and let us play our second shot?”
Photos by Sandra Hurdis Finigan— Carole Flint and Zach
Zach was a smooth operator at Flint Golf Club’s and soon attached himself to the prettiest lady golfer in the area, even if she was a source of irritation sometimes, and began boasting to her.
“You know,” said Zach, “the other member in this golf club is afraid to play me. I think he is afraid I will bring out my secret weapon.”
Photos by Sandra Hurdis Finigan— Zach Finigan
Deciding to use the family anchor to play his next shot (The Anchor on Lake Ave East???? Land Ahoy!!! Mike Flint) he defied odds of 67 million-to-one to score two holes-in-one in the same round. He knew that he just did his best and not to worry about club presidents on loudspeakers and other golf things as his Grandfather Bill always said:
“Never worry about the game as they just named the game golf as all the other 4 letter words were taken”.
Lunch time at the Perth Golf Course!! Photo by-Perth Remembered
WW2 Golf History
German aircraft from Norway would fly on missions to northern England; because of the icy weather conditions, the barrels of their guns had a small dab of wax to protect them. As they crossed the coast, they would clear their guns by firing a few rounds at the golf courses. Golfers were urged to take cover.
* Temporary Rules 1940 *
1. Players are asked to collect bombs and shrapnel to save causing damage to the mowing machines
2. In competitions, during gunfire players may take cover without incurring a penalty for ceasing playing.
3. The positions of known delayed action bombs are marked with red flags.
4. Shrapnel may be moved on the fairway, or in the bunkers, without penalty.
5. A ball moved or destroyed by enemy action, can be replaced without penalty provided it’s not nearer the hole.
6. A player whose stroke is affected by a bomb exploding may play another ball from the same place. Penalty one stroke. [A little harsh?]
Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun and Screamin’ Mamas (USA)
Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place.