Willow Park has ace parade on men's night

BILLY POWERS

, Last Updated: 8:59 AM ET

Here I am still out there looking for that elusive hole in one and Willow Park pro Jimmy Jempson calls to report a rash of them on the same night.

It was their regular men's night program on Tuesday and it attracted 96 players.

When they met later for coolies it was revealed that not one but three had scored aces and, even weirder, on the same hole.

Dave Ambedian needed only one nine iron shot to complete the par 3 second while both Jeff Helesic and John Simonsen got home with seven irons. And, says Jempson, "they had the pin tucked away behind a bunker making it even tougher."

PAYING TOP DOLLAR

Golf, as most of you know, can be an expensive proposition especially if you aspire to be a member of an exclusive private club.

But a story making the rounds this week borders on the ridiculous I would say.

We will not mention the club involved but a share which cost a good buddy of mine $10,000 just 10 years ago was sold this year for $96,000. Someone obviously wanted to be a member.

GOLF COACH HITS CALGARY

He is maybe the No. 1 name in the world of golf coaching and Butch Harmon is coming to Calgary.

Harmon, who was with new client Phil Mickelson when he won last week's Players Championship, will be here on June 9 for a half a day.

Harmon, who has also coached Tiger Woods, will conduct a symposium at the Calgary Metropolitan Centre for a limited audience who will pay $850 apiece for the privilege. Information can be obtained at 291-9148.

GIRLS INTERRUPTED

Jamie McCoun was mid-way through his workout at the Bow Valley Club this week when I interrupted to ask, having just watched Canada win the world hockey championship, if he had ever played at that level.

Turns out he wore Canadian colors at world events in Czechoslovakia, Finland and Switzerland.

But "Cooner" had to take it one step further to say that," for the event in Switzerland we went over and won our first six games.

"Then Hockey Canada allowed our wives and girlfriends to come over. After that we were zip for three.

"And I was the only one who played better after the girls got there."

FOND MEMORIES

It was a strange sight this week when members of the Medicine Hat Tigers and Vancouver Giants had to skate around to try and eliminate a fog, or mist, that had developed at ice level during the WHL final.

Watching them skate reminded me of my old stock and drag racing announcing days when after a rainfall.

When it was too wet to compete we'd ask spectators to get their cars and drive round and round or up and down until the track was safe for the faster and more dangerous action.

We were never short of volunteers.

HUFNAGEL HELPING OUT

It's probably only for a working man's holiday but John Hufnagel is coming back to the CFL.

The B.C. Lions announced "Huffer", who was the Calgary Stampeder offensive co-ordinator for several years in the '90s, has agreed to be a guest coach at next month's training camp.

After leaving the CFL for the Arena Football League, Hufnagel has had several NFL gigs too, making stops in Cleveland, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, New England and last year spent almost all of the season with the Giants.

The thought is if Huffer can't find an NFL job he could come back to Canada but having been spoiled with NFL salaries the past few years I find that unlikely.


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