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Unsung Hero #247

Last week at Longshore, Chris Davies — a 9-year veteran professional golf pro and instructor — took a short detour off the course. He helped not a golfer, but a raptor.

There are 3 osprey nest on the Longshore course: one by the 1st and 2nd hole; another near the ER Strait Marina; a third on the exit road, by the 12th green.

Chris — an avid fisherman — was asked to help save a young osprey. A fishing line was wrapped around its wings. It could not fly, or barely move.

With the help of Dave Boviei — longtime golf course starter — Chris used fishing line cutters to rescue the beautiful bird.

The rescued osprey

Then he returned to the junior camp, where head pro Jon Janik and PGA pro Mark Farrell were helping 18 young golfers learn the game.

Hopefully, the osprey Chris saved will return next spring. It will spend the winter down south.

Unlike Chris. In addition to golf, he’s a gifted hockey instructor at the Longshore rink.

Westporters — and ospreys — are lucky to have him here.

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Chris Davies

 

59!

For the 3rd time in history, a golfer has shot a 59 on the Longshore golf course.

This time though, there’s no asterisk.

The other day, assistant club pro Chris Davies fired that record-tying score.

That ties the round shot previously by Andrew Gai and former head pro John Cooper.

Chris Davies

However, Gai was playing alone — so it’s unofficial. And Cooper’s round came when the 17th hole was under renovation. The hole was playing as a par 3, making the course a par 68.

Davies was playing in a threesome, on the par 69 course.

Actually, he does have an asterisk. But it’s a great one.

Davies — who in addition to his other duties is in charge of the junior program — got a hole-in-one on his record-tying afternoon. It came on the 8th hole.

So while the traditional “ace” drinks were on him, we should all drink a round to his incredible round.

Chris Davies’ scorecard