18 HOLES & 18 QUESTIONS! With Lorraine Coleman

Lorraine and her brother grew up on the west coast where they were homeschooled by their mother. Sports has always been a huge part of her life since she was little… hockey, golf, tennis, skiing, baseball, triathlons, etc. Outside of sports, in her free time, she loves traveling, attending concerts and festivals, and checking out local breweries and restaurants as well as anything that gets her outside.

Lorraine completed a Bachelor of Business Commerce Degree from MUN in 2019 and a Bachelor of Education Degree from UPEI the following year.

For as long as she can remember Lorraine worked in the family’s food business, Coleman’s, which was started by her great-grandparents nearly 90 years ago. As a fourth-generation Coleman, her parents have instilled in her a love for business and a passion for food. Among other things in her 26 years, she has helped out on her family’s hobby farm, managed Belbin’s, one of Coleman’s specialty grocery stores in St. John’s, and now manages Arthur’s Urban Market in downtown Halifax.

Although her junior golf career has come to an end, her competitiveness has not & there’s nothing quite like outshooting your business partners on the course!

  1. What is your full name?

Lorraine P. Coleman

2. Where were you born?

            Corner Brook, NL

3. Where do you live today?

            Currently living in Halifax, Nova Scotia, for work but plan to move back to the island at   some point in the near future.

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

I am trying to learn how to play piano.

I love its sound and admire people who are musically talented so much.

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

Previous clubs I have been a member of are Abercrombie Country Club, Glendenning Golf, & Clovelly. Currently, I am not a member anywhere, which works better with my work schedule and allows me to play different courses with different friends.

6. Who do you regularly play golf with?

Kelly, Colin, Mason, Angela, Jordan, Chad, Daniel, Nathan – so many of my friends play, so the group is always changing up.

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

 The courses in Florida I played for Canada Games Training were gorgeous. Humber Valley and Terra Nova are some local favorites.

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

Pebble Beach Golf Links, CA, or Coeur d’Alene Golf, ID (they have a floating green which I think is the coolest thing ever)

9. Where and when did you start golfing?

I started golfing when I was 10 years old at Abercrombie Country Club in Pictou County, Nova Scotia. My cousin Bernadette (who went to the States on a golf scholarship, and later become the university’s golf coach) encouraged myself and my brother me to play. Being our older cousin, we wanted to do everything she did, and so we joined golf, & have both been playing ever since!

10. Can you (briefly) tell us about your most memorable golf experience?

Will never forget at 2012 Summer Games at Pitcher’s Pond; I was so frustrated with the number of puts I was making on this green, I kicked the ball in the hole after missing a short putt, that was now sitting on the edge of the cup. Bruce Watson was watching (of course) and made me take the ball back out and re-putt it in the hole and gave me a 2-stroke penalty on top of that. The ball was thrown into the woods immediately after I put it out. LOL

11. Can you (briefly) tell us about your funniest golf experience?

Teeing off on hole one at Glendenning with my brother’s new driver and when I hit the ball the driver’s head went flying… Later in the round, my 7-iron head snapped off too. Was not funny at the time but it is now.

12. What is your greatest golf accomplishment?

Winning the Provincial NL Junior Girl’s title, going to Atlantics, Nationals, and Canada    Games to represent Golf NL.

13. How do you like to relax?

Listening to music, hiking, gardening, fishing, & being outdoors

14. What is your favorite music?

Zach Bryan is my all-time favorite artist – I was able to see him in concert last month and had the most amazing time. I love country, jazz, rock, rap, a little bit of everything really.

15. What is your most treasured golf possession?

I love my driver – seems to be the only club in my bag I hit consistently (mostly).

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

Best quality: I am extremely competitive. This could for sure borderline on being the worst quality as well.

Worst quality: Thinks I’m strong enough to carry my bag on my back an entire round. I caved a few years ago and purchased a push cart… my body has been thanking me ever since.

17.  Have you ever had a hole-in-one?

I haven’t myself but I have witnessed two. My brother, Frank, and my friend, Colin, both got one.