Sunday, August 23, 2015
Bulldogs Golf Tourney a blast, Eric Margo named Captain, Camp begins today
What a perfect day in the Alberni Valley today for Golf yesterday. Not too hot, not too cold, but jussssssst right like Baby Bear Porridge!
A huge thanks to all the team volunteers and staff that made the Bulldogs 4th Annual Season Kickoff tourney run, along with the Corporate Sponsors (an extra tip of the cap to Will Pulford of Van Isle Ford and Michael Cole of Pacific Chevrolet for sponsoring one of the teams I played on) and last but not least Bruce MacDonald and all the great staff at the Alberni Golf Club for their efforts in putting it all together.
Begrudging congrats also go out to Bulldogs Assistant Coach and Goalie Coach Alex Evin for somehow beating me in the Long Drive contest...if there was one guy who I thought might threaten me it was him!
Big congrats to my team for being the tournament champs with an HONEST total of 61 or -9. We all contributed whether it was with a timely drive or putt or chip. Well done Nick Gilchrist, Liam Conrad, Taylor Derynck and John Derynck.
It looked like we were going to finish at -8 at the very best, and possibly -7 as we were off the green in two shots on our final hole but Liam Conrad went first and chipped it in for a birdie and a pretty crazy ending for our team as we were all expecting to chip and then putt!
The golf is over and the fun is now over and it's down to business with training camp getting underway today. Like Bruce said when he spoke - bring your work boots and be committed. Work your butts off and this town will love and support you. They want an honest effort above all else!
We'll see you at the rink throughout the week, and on Thursday night for the Red and White Game at 6pm - admission is a non-perishable food item for the Bread of Life, and on Friday night for the first Exhibition game against Powell River! The Bulldogs also host the Nanaimo Clippers on Saturday night.