Is is a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Duane!


Mary Dyrseth

The old Marine in the family told me a long time ago nothing comes out of the sky except bird poop and paratroopers. Now we can add to that list Duane Coking who celebrated his and MJ’s induction to the board of the couples league by doing a parachute jump in Eloy. Well, maybe he was actually celebrating his 70-something birthday, too. He said it was great fun. I thought he looked very dashing in his black outfit, silver hair, black doo-rag and harnesses. I still don’t get why his jump instructor was wearing a helmet. MJ said it had something to do with the instructor being afraid that Duane’s hard head would hit him and knock him out. I guess MJ would know all about Duane’s hard head.

May 11 we had the last couples event of the season. We tee off at Zero Dark Thirty to beat the heat; lunch instead of dinner. Probably not much of a cocktail hour today, since we finished at around 11:00 a.m. What to do all afternoon?

Want to join the couples league for next year? Just complete the membership form, have an active ghin number and pay the membership fee. The weekly fee for dinner and prizes is $36.00 per couple. You can also elect to play golf only and not include dinner for a reduced fee. Our events are on the second and fourth Friday of every month at 12:30 p.m. from mid-November to mid-May. This is a great way to meet new couples who love to golf. Every event you are paired with a different couple. For more information, visit the website,