|Every year since 1991 we have celebrated our Male and Female Champion Golfers of the Year by presenting them with a trophy on which their names are engraved. At around this time every year I take the trophies to a shop on Quadra Street to have another name added to each one.|
|This year, to my surprise, there was no more room left on the Ladies Club Championship Low Net Trophy, certainly not enough for 2018 winner Deni Hilton-Wyatt’s seventeen character moniker. The fact that one of our trophies was full, first made me feel old, then it prompted me to think of the responsibility I have to keep records and honour the memory of the winners of our events. I know how important it is to them. |
Looking at the names on these trophies evokes a number of emotions. First, I worry that I spelled their names wrong. Next I think of the past winners and where they are now. Invariably that produces melancholy because we are at a point in our club’s history that some of the past winners are no longer with us. I think of the times, the changes to the golf courses, who was working in the Pro Shop that year, and a myriad of other things, but mainly the people.
Director of Golf