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By Gerrye Wong January 2022
The FOON HAY SENIORS GOLF CLUB members were a very merry group when they got to meet and greet each other for a dine in experience for the first time since the 2019 party. Diners at the Chin Stix Celebration dinner not only were treated to a holiday feast, their musical senses aroused when member Chuck Leong led the group in singing along to holiday favorites. Assisting him on their ukes were wife Deanna and Stella Chan alongside Foon Hay member musicians Clarence Bakken, Milton Loo, Gene Lim, Ralph Gin and Lorrie Wong. My contribution was a new version of Oh My Darling Clementine with golfing lyrics which everyone laughed and sang along with me.
Everyone at the Foon Hay party went home armed with something. Some won the attractive bowl of succulent plants centerpiece created by DeeDee Wong while others with happy smiles won the many door prizes donated by the Foon Hay Board members. Installed for year 2022 were President Fran Gin, VP Norbert Luke, Secretary Maelene Wong, Treasurer Victor Mahr, Tournament Co-Chair Leland Leong and Ron Wong, Webmaster Clarence Bakken and Directors at Large Victor Gin and Carole Yamaguchi.
FOON HAY GOLF CLUB 2022 DIRECTORS
This event was the Foon Hay Senior Golf Club’s 18th anniversary and when asked how this active group got started, Webmaster Clarence Bakken recalled, “ It all started on a ride back from playing golf one day in 2003 when the foursome of Harvey Tom, James Gate, Calvin Wong and myself talked about starting our own senior golf club to play on weekdays since we were all newly retired. The question came up what to name the group, and Calvin came up with “Foon Hay” meaning Having a good time. The founding group gathered more interested friends and by July 2003 when the group held their first tournament at Los Lagos Golf Course in San Jose, they had 48 eager entrants.”
FOOFOON HAY SENIOR GOLF CLUB’S MEN’S 2022 CHAMPIONS
The pandemic has made golf, an outdoor individual sport, the most popular sport to get out of the house, enjoy fresh air with comradeship of friends at safe distance and no physical contact with your fellow vaccinated golfers.
SOLFERS SNACK BAGS PRIZES GIVEN TO ALL 2022 MEMBERS
Foon Hay Seniors Golf Club champions having their names engraved on the perpetual trophy were Men’s A Group – Kosol Diewwanich, with runner ups Victor Gin and Ron Wong. Champ for Men’s B was Ralph Gin, followed by Norbert Yuke and Steven Gee. Women’s Champion for 2022 was Fran Gin, followed by Maelene Wong and Gerrye Wong.
FOON HAY SENIOR GOLF CLUB ANNUAL DINNER GUESTS DEANA LEONG AND MURIEL KAO
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