'Fore' generations celebrate family on the golf links
Gresham man aims to establish a family tradition
Nothing beats a day with the guys. Especially when it involves golf clubs and family.
Gresham resident Duane Shelley had been trying to corral his son, grandson and great-grandson for a round of golf for months. Life and schedules, Shelley said, kept interfering.
But finally, on Saturday, Oct. 10, Shelley succeeded.
This is something Id been attempting to do for quite a while, he said. I finally got the four generations together.
The lively foursome included Shelleys son, Guy, from Husum, Wash., grandson Kent and great-grandson, Landen, both from Hood River. The group met in Carson, Wash., where they played a less-than serious 18 holes at Elk Ridge Golf Course.
There was a lot of kibitzing, I guess youd call it, Shelley said, laughing. You made a lousy shot, you got a lot of laughing.
Kent Shelley earned bragging rights for the round, with a score of three under par. Did his grandfather think there was an unfair advantage, given Kents familiarity with the course?
I dont think anybody had an advantage, even though Kent won and he plays there a lot, Shelley said. Even Ive played that course once before. Hopefully, we can make this an annual event, though.JW_DISQUS_ADD_A_COMMENT