The Golf season officially opened with Kemper Lakes Golf Club Opening Event - The Member Scramble. I was paired with the great Hockey Hall Of fame Chicago Blackhawk Centre

Stan Mikita

That's right - it was fellow members Jeff, Bill, Stan and myself as we put up a respectable, though not winning, 6 under 66. As a team we played pretty well without a bogey all day. We lipped out more than a couple Birdie putts and with any luck would have sat atop the leader board.

I rode in the cart with Stan and gushingly told him how I had read his book as a boy "Play To Win". I aslo gave him a pop quiz by telling him that me and my Dad had witnessed his 500th goal at the old Chicago Stadium.

My question to Stan? "What goalie gave up Stan's 500th? Goal"

The right answer is Cesare Maniago of the Minnesota North Stars. I can't remember if Stan got it right.

Picture to the right shows Kemper GM Janet Dobson, Head Pro Bryan Moran and myself as I tried to get Bryan to disqualify the 3 teams in front of us so we could claim the trophy. He refused to do so.

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I had a great time talking with Stan about all the memories of the Blackhawk glory years. This guy is a hockey legend - but also just a great guy. 

Thanks to Janet and Bryan for putting me in his foursome.