18 Holes 18 Questions: Ken Casey


18 Holes! 18 QUESTIONS!

Name: Ken Casey

Bally Haly Country Club

Biography: Ken started golfing at Bally Haly in 1969. He really got involved in the 80’s becoming a member of the golf committee at the course and a few years later became the Golf Captain. In the early 90’s he was elected to the Board of Directors at Bally Haly. Ken was elected President of the Provincial Golf Association. He was elected again to Golf NL in 2014 as Treasurer where he moved on to Vice President and then was elected President in 2016, a position he held for 4 years. In 2021 Ken had the honor of being selected Golf Canada’s Volunteer of the Year. He is still active today as a member of Golf NL’s Competition Committee.

  1. What is your full name?

Kenneth Joseph Casey

  1. Where were you born

St. John’s

  1. Where do you live today?

St. John’s

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

I’m a workaholic when it comes to real estate.

  1. Are you a member of a golf club and what club?

Yes, Bally Haly Country Club

  1. Who do you regularly play golf with?

Al Felix, Glen Goss ad Howie Hansford. Honorable mention to Tony Evans. This group has been together for over 40 years.

  1. What’s the favorite course you have ever played?

My favourite course is Twin Rivers with Humber Valley and Cabot as close seconds.

  1. What course would you like to play anywhere in the world?

 The Old Course at St. Andrews, just so much history.

  1. Where and when did you start golfing?

Bally Haly in 1969. Just a note – Junior Membership was $17.00.

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

It was back in the 1980’s. It was an assistant pro-am with Jim Stick. It was the first time I broke 80 (78) to win the amateur division. Also have to mention 2023 in Australia when my son Steven had his 1st hole-in-one on a Par 4, 280 yards uphill.

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

A group of us were in Moncton for a tournament and not one of us was introduced correctly on the first tee. I was Ken “Caskey” and Glen Goss was Glen “Goose”. We still laugh at it today.

  1. What is your greatest golf accomplishment?

It came along in 2021 when I was surprised and humbled to accept Golf Canada Volunteer of Year.

  1. What is your most treasured golf possession?

It’s the scorecard when I first broke par at Bally Haly.

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

I’m always complimenting my playing partners but I am very hard on myself.

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

Lee Trevino, Seve Ballesteros and Bobby Jones

  1. What 3 local golfer would you like to join you at a dream dinner?

It would be a group from my years in Corner Brook. John Moore, Pete Bugden and Paul   Harnett (who is no longer with us). That would be a night to remember.

  1.    Have you ever had a hole-in-one?

Yes, Hole #8 at Bally Haly in 1993. Played with Keith Rose, Rayner Lamb and Eddie Bearns.

  1.  What is your best score ever?

70 at Bally Haly back when I could play.