‘Around the Area’ includes trip to the Nemadji Golf Course• Because spring was so terrible, I, Lance Boyle, guarantee wonderful and dry weather for 1:30 p.m. on June 28 at the Nemadji Golf Course for the Bill Downs Jr. Memorial Golf Scramble to benefit the Humane Society of Douglas County.
The following is another “Have Fun or Get Out of the Way” column by award-winning Don Leighton and Mike Granlund and their alter egos, Lance Boyle and Billy Pirkola, which runs occasionally in The Superior Telegram.
Happy first day of summer. How can summer not be better than the “wonderful” spring we just experienced? If my memory serves me correctly, we had one day over 80 degrees and a few days over 70 degrees. The rainfall we received was only exceeded by the amount Noah lived through when he graced the seas.
With all of the rain, what were the odds it wouldn’t rain during the tragic fire that destroyed so many homes in the Barnes area? The thoughts and prayers of everyone at the Lance and Bill Literary Society go out to those who lost so much and must rebuild.
• Because spring was so terrible, I, Lance Boyle, guarantee wonderful and dry weather for 1:30 p.m. on June 28 at the Nemadji Golf Course for the Bill Downs Jr. Memorial Golf Scramble to benefit the Humane Society of Douglas County. Here is the deal: four-person teams (everybody has three friends); $25 entry fee per person, which includes a registration packet, dinner (food is good), proximity prizes, door prizes, team awards and a team picture. Greens fees and carts may be purchased from the Nemadji Pro Shop.
A cart is good because you want to be well-rested for the dinner. But wait, there’s more. Special events include a team skins game, team mulligans (give me about 10 of those), a 50/50 drawing and more. Get there early. Registration begins at noon. Lance Boyle will be there with a team from the iFan Sports Network. Join us, it will be a hoot.
For additional information and to sign up, contact Jean at 218-590-5257 or Bill Downs III at 218-348-5447.
Bill Downs loves to help animals for the same reason Lance and Billy do.
How much joy do we get from our animals? The latest addition to the Boyle family tree, Maggie “The She Devil” Leighton, brings so many smiles each day to our family. How can anyone say no to helping these special critters? How can anyone not honor the memory of one of the all-time great people of our time and area, Bill Downs, Jr., who left us a few years ago.
If you cannot make the event next Friday, or if you don’t golf, you can still help out by sending a donation to Downs-LeSage Funeral Home, ATTN: Golf Scramble, 1304 Hammond Avenue in Superior, WI, 54880.
Nemadji golf pro Mark Carlson, and course superintendent Steve Flagstad, will have everything organized and in great shape for the big event. Flagstad is a genius when it comes to having the course in the best of shape.
I wonder if he can help me with my yard?
• Speaking of, and we were, Nemadji, Carlson has some great free, yes free, stuff he would like to give away. He has 200 golf clubs, a gazillion golf balls and free usage of the three-hole Par 3 course for youth golfers accompanied by an adult.
How neat is that? Free stuff is good.
Carlson is trying to get more kids involved in a lifetime activity that will get them off the couch and away from the video games. Parents whine all of the time about those two vices. Well, now you have something to do with your kid.
Carlson, a great sociological innovator, is willing to help. Give Nemadji a call for further information at 715-394-0266.
• While cruising around town a couple of weeks ago, I ran into, not literally, Rolf and Bunny Grimsrud and fellow Hayes Court resident Dorothy Hakkinen at Barker’s Island Inn. They were leaving after enjoying a wonderful lunch, and I was arriving to see hotel general manager Charlie Johnson. I purchased a couple of Camaros from Rolf in the 1970s and Dorothy and I are frequent shopping partners at the Belknap Super One. She’s so nice. I wish I still had those Camaros, too.
• More about the progress of Hunger Takes No Holiday and my weight loss. Still taking pledges to help me achieve my 50-pound goal by New Year’s Eve. Please send me an e-mail to offer your assistance.
• Take advantage of summer and life. You will not be disappointed.
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