As previously reported, Stella Dasko hit a golf shot heard round the world when she visited last August. Maybe it wasn’t heard round the world, but it was definitely talked about in the Antlers Lobby that day. It was a hole in one on the 15th hole at Vail Municipal Golf Course. You can read all about it in the “As the Antlers Turn”, #22.
I just found out that Stella didn’t tell me the whole story when I interviewed her that day.
I’ve heard it said that after a hole in one , the golfer that accomplishes the feat is obligated to buy a round for everyone in the clubhouse. I’ve only heard this and have never received a drink from a happy fellow or female after such an accomplishment. Lord knows, I’ve never had to oblige personally since the closest I’ve ever gotten to a hole in one has been on the Vail Putt-Put track.
Anyway, a nice young fellow from the golf course stopped by the other day and dropped off a bottle of whiskey. He asked for Stella. “She’s in Toronto” was the reply at the front desk.
“Could you be sure she gets this?” and the young golf pro handed the decorative bottle to us for safe keeping.
Apparently the new tradition , at least at the Vail Course, is to order and deliver a bottle of Gentleman Jack with some pretty fancy engraving on it. That’s the part that Stella left out of the interview.
Too shy? Too much attention on her? Probably.
Personally, I would be camping out waiting for delivery. She didn’t even tell us it was coming.
We called Stella and told her it had been delivered and that we all toasted in her honor that afternoon. (Just kidding. We toasted after work.) (Just kidding. We locked it up and are waiting for her and John to return.)
It’s here Stella and we’re waiting……