The week of July 19, 2014, the California Firefighter Olympics were held in San Francisco. Hosted by San Francisco Fire Department, 1560 firefighter from around the state came to compete and enjoy great camaraderie. Events included basketball, baseball, beach volleyball, and of course golf.
A small group of active and retired LAFD came to play competitive golf at these beautiful and challenging golf courses. There were 128 golfers competing in partners and individual play over three days of golf. The courses were TPC Harding Park, Half Moon Bay Golf Links/The Old Course, and Presidio Golf Course. Though partners play did not produce any medals this year, some outstanding play by individuals did.
Dave Baiz won a gold medal in the C flight Net with a combined score 220. Randy Laur won a bronze in the E flight Net with a combined score of 230. Congratulations to the both of them.
Next year the Olympics are planned to be held in the southern part of the state. So to all you golfers – work on your game and plan on participating next year. The camaraderie is worth joining in.
By Barry Hedberg, LAFD retired