David Katz played 175 rounds of 18-hole golf at the club this year, a new mark for a member. The old standard was 167 rounds by the late Larry Franklin.
“I retired a couple of years ago and decided to move into the Sanctuary on Hull Road so I could be close to the course. In fact, it’s right across the street” Katz said.
“I started playing this year in late March and it was sometime in December when my playing partner Angelo Hoty told me about the record. I felt I had a chance to break it and last Wednesday was my final round of the season. They pulled the flags the next day”
Katz, a Sandusky native, was a Huron policeman for 26 years before he retired.
“All of my scores are documented and the lowest round I had was 77 and the highest 94” Katz said. “My handicap is 13 and as the scores indicate, I shoot around 82-87 most of the time, and I'm still looking for that first hole-in-one. I've come within a couple of inches of that, but have not been able to knock my tee shot into the hole”
One highlight came Labor Day weekend when Katz was crowned the Flight B club champion.
“I've played 36 holes in a day four or five times this year and often played 18 holes, then nine more of league play, either on Tuesday or Thursday. I just love the game” said Katz who also owned a small custom embroidery shop, which he eventually sold.