18 Holes 18 Questions: Edmund Antle

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Name:   Edmund Antle

Grande Meadows Golf Course

Biography: 

Growing up in a family of 8 children in a small outport town in the early 1960’s one was taught early on to value family and hard work. Edmund personified those values in his lifetime. As a tradesperson in the pipefitting field he worked at the Marystown Shipyard and Burin Refit for many years. He followed that up with a 15 year career teaching pipefitting at Academy Canada and Keyin College. He is now semi-retired as he still takes on an odd shift offshore on one of the oil platforms on the Grand Banks.

Edmund and his wife Sharon were blessed with 2 children, Chad and Stacy along with 3 precious grandchildren Harrison, Beckham and Scarlett whose exploits they follow closely these days. He grew up playing various sports in his hometown and once Grande Meadows opened he took to golf which he still enjoys today. If he has some downtime he loves watching his beloved Montreal Canadiens as well as the Toronto Blue Jays.

  1. What is your full name?

Edmund Antle but I go by Ed to all those who know me.

  1. Where were you born and where do you now live?

I was born in Fox Cove and I now live in Lewin’s Cove on the Burin Peninsula.

  1. What would people be surprised to learn about you?

I owned and operated a woodworking store which was based in our home for 10 years. The business was called Simply Country.  Currently I run a business for closets designs and installations and have been for the past 5 years.

  1. Are you a member of a golf club and what club and who do you regularly play golf with?

Yes I am a member of Grande Meadows in Frenchman’s Cove and I usually golf with John Bugden, Ches Cribb and my son Chad or daughter Stacy whenever we can work it out.

  1. What’s your favorite course that you have played? What course would you like to play?

Glen Abbey Golf Course in Oakville, ON would be my favorite course and I would love to play Pebble Beach Golf Course in Pebble Beach, California.

  1. Where and when did you start golfing?

I began golfing at Twin Rivers occasionally over the years and then Grande Meadows in Frenchman’s Cove in the late ‘90s.

  1. Can you (briefly) tell us your most memorable golf experience.

Playing at then Clovelly Golf Course with my son Chad and Justin Cluett. Chad got a hole in one on Hole #15.

  1. Can you (briefly) tell us your funniest golf experience.

Playing in the Grande Meadows Invitational and on Hole #6, on my second shot over the pond the ball made three skips through the water, onto the green and I was left with a tap-in birdie!

  1. What is your greatest golf accomplishment?

This would probably be a tossup between winning the 2023 Grande Meadows Men’s Match Play Championship and being awarded the Norm Croucher Award given for sportsmanship during Men’s Night Season Finale.

  1. How do you like to relax?

 Being a pipefitter by trade, I enjoy woodworking, cutting wood, hunting and a little fishing.

  1. What is your most treasured golf possession?

Souvenirs I purchased at Oak Hills in Rochester, New York when myself, Chad, Ches and Jeremy Cribb went to watch the PGA Championship in 2013.

  1. What is your best/worst quality on the golf course?

My best quality is seeing my fellow golfers do well and complimenting them on their game.  My worst is that I can be hard on myself.

  1. What 3 professional golfers would you like to join you at a dream dinner party?

Tiger Woods, Mike Weir, Jack Nicklaus

  1. What 3 people(golfers) would you like to join you at a dream dinner?

Kevin Carvery, Norm Croucher and Ivan Paul. They were 3 regular members of our Men’s Night group for years and we have lost all 3 in the past few years. It would indeed be nice to sit and chat with each of them again.

  1. Have you ever had a hole-in-one? What is your best score to date?

No hole in ones and my best score was a 78 at Grande Meadows in a golf tournament.

  1. What is your favorite/least favorite golfing hole on a Newfoundland & Labrador golf course?

My most favorite hole is Hole #10 at Humber Valley Resort while my least favorite hole is Hole #5 at Twin Rivers Golf Course in Terra Nova.

  1. What do you think is the worst rule in golf and how would you change it?

The worse rule for me is having to hit a ball out of a fairway divot. I think we could make it a universal rule to be able to remove a ball from a divot before hitting it.

  1. What advice would you give to a young golfer starting to play golf today?

As a young golfer starting out I would recommend professional lessons. As well young golfers should practice hard and don’t let your mind get ahead of your game strength. Respect yourself, the golf course and all your fellow golfers.