How do you replace the irreplaceable? You don’t, especially when the pairing is Henry and Lorrie Angle.
Henry, among the Grand Club owners, is one of the nicest persons to ever strut through 18 holes of Pine Lakes and other golf domains.
The dedication of both Angles is to do everything they can to help someone else to a more comfortable way of life.
As one minor example, without Henry, the Trinity Challenge that saw him working three tough months along with Joyce Chmel, would not have had the outstanding success it had — raising funds for the needy through a golf tournament at Pine Lakes.
But with the Angles, when one straw drops, another is put in place.
This past week, they finalized a brand new Sunday Brunch promotion to benefit churches.
Lorrie took copies to Trinity Presbyterian, and their hope is that the folks there will pick it up. They are planning to get copies to all area churches.
So again, a step forward is once again proving that golf, and the men and women who play it, do more for the needy than any other sport.
Ferrara falls short in Florida Open
A springboard for young players is the Florida Open Qualifier, held at South Hampton and Bradenton, one that Pine Lakes PGA pro Fred Ferrara took a shot at and thought he had in the bag.
Two days later, he was seen ready to bang his head against the wall after missing the cut by two shots, an event he knew should have been in his back pocket.
Ferrara, a young man with personality and ability galore, suffered one lousy double on the back nine that left him chopping his teeth all the way back to Palm Coast — and the days that followed. He also noted that failing on four birdie putts didn’t help, either.
Put the name Fred Ferrara in your book, though.
He is giving valued golf lessons now, but watch for him in the years ahead. This PGA pro is headed for the big time.
And last, a special salute to Jim Simes, Kathy Murray, Gary Dennis and Eric Gonzales — all excellent teachers. After completing the worst golf game of my life, I thought I should be on the right side of the fence in case of a repetition.