The parking lot was full at Alpine Country Club on Memorial Day. Dozens of friends and family had gathered to tee-off for the annual hully gully social tournament.
Club board member Danny Griffin said hully gullies are times for people to come out and visit one another, and to play golf—no matter how good or bad they might be.
“Some can’t even play,” Griffin said, “but they’re out there trying—and socializing. That’s what we do,” he added.
Alpine Country Club was chartered 70 years ago on land donated by the Kokernots to be used in perpetuity as a golfing green. The nine-hole course is located on 40 acres nestled in the heart of Alpine, with a three-mile loop of crisscrossing paths.
“For our little course and our little area, it’s really nice,” Griffin said.