‘Dabber’ takes out 2nd Annual Hoser Memorial


On Friday May 31, the Eastern Star Country Club & Resort hosted the 2nd Annual Hoser Memorial Golf Tournament.  Fifteen players showed up to play this modified stableford competition where each player started off with a zero handicap and was awarded 1 stroke for every beer or mixed drink consumed during the round.

As the refreshment cart made the rounds to each group, re-stocking the players with handicaps, a message came to Matt Millar from Hoser’s dad Art, back home in Canada, wishing us all the best and thanking us for keeping the Hoser Memorial tradition going.

Winner Mike Dabanovich (left) with runner-up Mark Campbell.Winner Mike Dabanovich (left) with runner-up Mark Campbell.

As the handicaps grew, play continued on at a good pace with some very fine shots from Bobby Taylor and Ray Lepard on the par-3 holes, then with 4 holes left to play the rains came to slow things down.

Once all the players were finished and the score cards checked, this year’s winner was declared as Mike “Dabber” Dabanovich with 29 points playing off an 8 handicap, with Mark Campbell coming in second with 25 points off a 1 handicap for the day.  The “best dressed” players of the day award went to Bobby “Scar” Taylor and Mats Mueller.

Best dressed golfers Scar and Mats are flanked by Ray and Ken.Best dressed golfers Scar and Mats are flanked by Ray and Ken.

Most of the players and non-players then headed back to The Haven for the trophy presentation, a fine meal and the famous Hoser Shake, or in some cases more than one Hoser Shake.

Thanks to Eastern Star and The Haven for hosting this year’s tournament and also to Wild Bill for his help at the course.

Ray Lepard celebrates his bridie putt.Ray Lepard celebrates his bridie putt.