Die Hard Golfers
When golf becomes more than a hobby!
Once upon a time two golfers met on a golf course. They met because they were the only two golfers at the course that day.
Why? You ask.
Well it was about 40 degrees and raining, not to mention the 20mph winds. Well the two of us played all 18 holes that day and have been playing ever since.
And when you consider one of the best golf investments you have ever made to be a $100 golf cart cover, you know you have a condition called 'die hard golfers syndrome'.
Since we both owned cart covers we needed to find more die hard golfers to join us so we started the North Shore Hackers Golf Club.
Well, one guy joined us the first year and the three of us played the first NSHGC Club Championship in the rain, sleet, and yes snow. We were wise enough to play this championship on Oct. 31 2002 at the Mt. Washington Hotel & Resort in New Hampshire.
Gripping a golf club with mittens on is a special kind of golf, but we played all 18 holes and were all near death upon completion. And a winner was crowned.
However, if a Van del Velde wasn't pulled on the 18th hole there would of been a different winner.
After six years we have grown to about 20 or so and we enjoy every moment. Now with four major championships a year, scoring leaders and more we continue to grow and battle the weather as the slide show will show.
Maher at Waverly
Kevin Maher on the ninth tee at Waverly Oaks in mid March 2005, a bitter cold and rainy day. Kevin holds several records in the NSHGC, including low round, lowest scoring average in a season, and highest greens in regulation in a season.
Eric at Waverly
Eric Leja also on the ninth tee at Waverly, looking like the Gordan's Fisherman.
Ready to go
The guys getting ready to start the 2006 season at Bass River on a very cold March day. Some dealing with the cold in their own special way.
Dressed for the day
Mr. Leja enjoying the cold day at Bass River. Eric has also won six out of our seven club championships, and won the first match play championship in 2008.
Original Four Hackers
Scott, Jay, Eric, and Chuck the first four members of the North Shore Hackers Golf Club seen here just before a charity tournament that only a few groups managed to complete all 18 holes that day as there were rivers on the greens.
Leja loosing it
Eric enjoying the day.
Getting through the round
Jay Kane at Triggs Memorial in Febuary at Triggs Memorial. The frozen pond in the back ground gives you and idea of how cold it was that day.
Singing in the rain
JJ Gallant drives the ball in the rain at Red Tail. JJ is the winner of two NSHGC OPEN Championships.
Now if this isn't 'Die Hard Golfers Syndrome' I don't know what is.
If your in the Boston area and are as sick about golf as the rest of us. Check it out www.nshgc.com a very special place for golfers with 'DIE HARD GOLFERS SYNDROME'!