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Palm Coast Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013 7 years ago

Grand Club Hall of Fame entries accepted

by: Jock MacKenzie Contributing Writer

The prestigious Hall of Fame at the Grand Club is getting ready to cut loose for a March opening at Pine Lakes, but the candidates come first, and that’s now under way with qualified entries being collected.

If you have someone in mind deserving of this fabulous honor, please forward to Dora Garcia right away.
Earning a Hall of Fame honor can be the most exciting event in your life. Don’t waste this fabulous opportunity that only the Pine and Cypress courses offer.

Two national investors
A friend is one who knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.

William Shakespeare wrote these words, but they seemed appropriate as I apologize to Craig Ranciato for writing six investors instead of two regarding his invention of Headicus.

There may be a few added in later years, but for now, they are on their way toward national sales.

Priciest bowl tickets?
If you are a huge sports fan like me (I was on skis at the age of 4 in the White Mountains of New Hampshire) and yearn now to attend a bowl game, you might want to think again.

Several Palm Coast golfers will be in Miami to cheer for Notre Dame Monday against Alabama in the BCS National Championship game. Being the curious sort, I had to ask what these Pine Lakers paid for a ticket.

A purchase the first day was around $300 — a quick sellout. A day later, it was a whopping $1,000, and the last we knew, a fast $1,300.

Being a play-by-play announcer in the best seat of the house for 40 years, little things like that never bothered me.

Golf is the perfect choice
Sports have always been special. I tried hockey, but after watching Canadians skate faster backward than I could forward, I went to ski jumping. Then football, soccer and baseball became my favorites.

I should have known then as I do now that golf was the perfect choice. I’m not better at it than those other sports, but golfers such as Jake Jacoby, David Studnicki, Stew Manthey, Dennis Willerth, George Rhatigan, Jim Canfield and more of the many good guys put up with my struggles.

But most importantly, today and sincerely from my heart, what I really pray for is that all of you are blessed with a terrific year ahead.

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