Weather turns ugly during P2P
John Lieser, 1971 Pine to Palm Champion is entered in this years tourney, 39 years later in the Super Senior division at the age of 66. Lieser defeated Bill Waryan of Minneapolis, brother of former D.C.C. pro Jack Waryan 1-up.
Lieser, then 27 years old, is a retired English instructor at St.Cloud and still is the golf coach at Apollo H.S.. In the championship match he needed only 26 putts to ease past the 46 year old Waryan.
Lieser shot a 79 on Wednesday to take the final spot in the first year of the Super Senior Championship flight at the P to P. He met the No. 1 seed and medalist Chuck Renner of Phoenix, Ariz. Lieser, a long time basketball official was voted into the Minnesota Golf Coaches Hall of Fame in 2009.
Welcome back John!
Mark Holm, Head Professional at Detroit Country Club aced the 14th hole on April 1, on the opening day of the spring at D.C.C. Holm recorded his third hole in one of his golfing career with a 7 iron. Witnesses to his ace were Tom Hanson, Pete Lloyd and Pat Kenney. Congratulations Mark!
The weather (torrential rain and lightning) we've experienced at the Pine to Palm in 2010 reminds the players, fans and the committee of 1999. In the year before the next millennium, 540 golfers were registered for the Pine to Palm (still the record for most players in 78 years of the P to P). We had 18 hole qualifying instead of 36 and most matches were 9 holes on Thursday. Wednesday's entire round was rained out and Friday was cold and windy to make conditions tough for the second round of match play. Let's hope for sunshine today through Sunday.