By Mick Holien
How I wish I was a golfer.
Imagine how much business is generated, friendships formed and often lifetime relationships occur over a round of golf and maybe a post-round libation.
I toiled at the game in Spokane by starting at Indian Canyon where I know I was the worst player on the course and visited parts of the layout that no has ever seen. But the fairways are beautiful.
As I remember Wandermere was a par-3 that I made look like a par five at the Masters and Esmeralda and Liberty Lake also made my list compiled up to about 1980.
So lieu of proposing a bowling lesson from Tim and Ross, IMO will take a time out
Mick Holien back on your radio and tomorrow (Thurs) brings Griz coaches and administrators to the manicured confines of the Ronan Golf Club.
And while walkups are welcome for the 11 a.m. shotgun start when the forecast weather promises some sunshine it would be nice to see you early.
Coaches and administrators rotate around the course so you get a chance to folks personally for a few holes.
Of course there are quality items in the silent auction and if you aren’t a golfer or on injured-reserve join us for the pig roast accompanied by Mark Nelson’s famed Rocky Mountain oysters.
Coaches will talk about their respective teams and seasons and Head Coach Bobby Hauck will preview his eighth season and first in return as he closes in on Don Read’s all-time win mark of 85 games. Hauck will coach in his 98th Griz game in the opener against Northern Iowa with 80 victories as the school’s 33rd head football coach from 2003-2009.
Northern Iowa was the opponent in one of Montana most significant road wins when in 1987 they claimed a 35-16 victory over the then No.4 Panthers.
While the Grizzlies won just a half dozen games in Don Read’s second season which might be considered a precursor since they won three of their last four, smeared the Cats 55-7 in Bozeman and pitched shutouts 63-0 against Idaho State and 22-0 at Eastern.
Bobby’s brother Tim was a member of that 87 team a college career in which he received the Golden Helmet award as the hardest hitter and was a two-time recipient of the Big Sky Conference Defensive Player of Year award.
If football is your thing get your questions answered and but if it is any other sport you can also get up to date on what’s happening.
Come just for dinner and Q and A for $25 and should be ready around 4p.m. with activities to follow.
This tournament is a fundraiser for the non-profit Grizzly Scholarship Association with provides scholarships to student athletes in all sports.