Vince Nosal’s Friends in the Lincoln Park Golf 

Club are immensely saddened by his unexpected

death on July 15.  He was 70 years old, although 

he neither looked nor acted anywhere near that 

age, as though terrestrial age matters  He was also a

 Mitra in the Buddhist Triratna tradition.  For more

 on Vince’s spirited spiritual side do link to 


Vince was a delight to know, let alone play golf with.  

He is and will continue to be badly missed.

Vince at the LPGC Centennial event, May 18, 2014

In Memory

          of Vince Nosal


It’s the details that matter although there are

those who might argue otherwise.  Way too much.

I am uncertain which details it is that they and

their kind object to.  Never knew you to


insist upon or object to detail at all.  Uncertain

which details we ever needed to discuss.

The serial numbers on our irons, the ones we kept

putting in each other’s bags. It is a sad thing


to go looking for the muse when a friend leaves.

But a sadder thing by far not to have particular

friends worth inviting the muse to come calling for,

on account of.  So there you are, Vince,

too soon, in peace, and it reminds me of something

someone told me once: We all have a practice.

(Dan De Vries, July 18, 2014)

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We have this from the eternally sagacious James Mallon:

Stand proud you noble swingers of clubs and losers of balls.

A recent study found that the average golfer walks about 900 miles a

Another study found that the average golfer drinks on average 22 gallons
of alcohol a year.

That means on average, golfers get about 14 miles to the gallon.

That is better value than an Aston Martin DB9 (12 mpg) and the same as a
Ferrari Enzo (14 mpg).

Kind regards,

Dermot Haughey

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Lincoln Park featured in Golf World spread on San Francisco public golf in connection with the U.S. Open.

            A parking lot now covers the green, while a plaque on a rock near the clubhouse commemorates Archer’s memory. Ken Harrington, an eight-time Lincoln Park club champion, likes to work on his short game there after a brisk early morning nine. Along with the late John Susko, Harrington shares the official course record of eight-under 60, but it’s not all about numbers for the adjunct math professor at University of San Francisco.

            “There is nothing wrong with playing Olympic or San Francisco GC,” Harrington says one morning sitting outside the Lincoln Park clubhouse. “I know those people. That’s all great stuff. But this here is relaxed, very unpretentious. You put your ego aside. I’ve had a lot of happy days out here.”  
See the full article Here
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This has not much to do with anything except that expatriated-back-to-Ireland legendary one-time member Derek Leahy sent it, and the size of a golf ball and the hole in which it is intended to be put figure in there somewhere.  Worth checking out, though.
Derek Leahy (aka Delboy) at the Open at the Birthplace of Golf in an LPGC shirt.
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Check out recent painting by LPGC member David Regan








THE LAWS OF GOLF (with a Tip of the Hat to member Nick Scharf)


LAW 1:

No matter how bad your last shot was, you should have Inner Peace knowing that a worse one is yet to come.  This law does not expire on the 18th hole, since it has the supernatural tendency to extend over the course of a tournament, a summer and, eventually, a lifetime.


LAW 2:

Your best round of golf will be followed almost immediately by your worst round ever. The probability of the latter increases with the number of people you tell about the former.


LAW 3:

Brand new golf balls are water-magnetic.  Though this cannot be proven in the lab, it is a known fact that the more expensive the golf ball, the greater its attraction to water. Expensive clubs have been known to be partly made with this most unusual natural alloy.


LAW 4:

Golf balls never bounce off trees back into play.  If one does, the tree is breaking a law of the universe and should be cut down.


LAW 5:

The higher a golfer’s handicap, the more qualified he deems himself as an instructor.


LAW 6:

A golfer hitting into your group will always be bigger than anyone in your group. Likewise, a group you accidentally hit into will consist of a football player, a professional wrestler, a convicted murderer and an IRS agent – or some similar combination.


LAW 7:

All 3-woods are demon-possessed.  Your Mother-in-Law does not come close.


LAW 8:

Golf balls from the same “sleeve” tend to follow one another, particularly out of bounds or into the water.   See LAW 3.


LAW 9:

The last three holes of a round will automatically adjust your score to what it really should be.


LAW 10:

Golf should be given up at least twice per month.


LAW 11:

All vows taken on a golf course shall be valid only until the sunset.


LAW 12:

Since bad shots come in groups of three, your fourth consecutive bad shot is really the beginning of the next group of three.


LAW 13:

If it isn’t broke, try changing your grip.


LAW 14:

It’s surprisingly easy to hole a 50-foot putt when you lie 8.


LAW 15:

Counting on your opponent to inform you when he breaks a rule is like expecting him to make fun of his own haircut.


LAW 16:

Nonchalant putts count the same as chalant putts.


LAW 17:

It’s not a gimme if you’re still 4 feet away.


LAW 18:

The shortest distance between any two points on a golf course is a straight line that passes directly through the centre of a very large tree.


LAW 19:

You can hit a 2-acre fairway 10% of the time, and a 2-inch branch 90% of the time.


LAW 20:

Every time a golfer makes a birdie, he must subsequently make a double or triple bogey to restore the fundamental equilibrium of the universe.


LAW  21:

If you want to hit a 7-iron as far as Tiger Woods does, simply try to use it to lay up just short of a water hazard.


LAW 22:

There are two things you can learn by stopping your back-swing at the top and checking the position of your hands: how many hands you have, and which one is wearing the glove.


LAW  23:

A ball you can see in the rough from 50 yards away is not yours.


LAW  24:

Don’t buy a putter until you've had a chance to throw it.