October 24, 2014
Golf is a familial game. It works its way into a generation and, before long, it permeates a pedigree. It was that way for the Kolar family.
Flagstick recently caught up with 88-year-old Joe Kolar, the Pro/Manager at the Mississippi Golf Club from 1959 - 1991 and updated his story which appeared in the Mississippi Golf Club Anniversary book published in 2015. Joe's brother Stan was for many years the head professional at the Chaudiere Golf Club and Stan's son Terry is now the assistant to Joe's son Dan at the Mississippi Golf Club.
With family in the golf business, Joe was discouraged by his wife Ann early in their marriage from becoming a golf professional. At the time he had a steady job working for CN Express. “But I loved golf,” said Mr. Kolar. "I took a job as an assistant at the Burlington Golf & Country Club for $45 / week and worked there for 4 years. We also had a 2-acre lot and grew vegetables to help with the finances."
Joe Kolar came to the Mississippi Golf Club as head professional in 1959, replacing Eddie Dunn. Coming from the Burlington Golf & CC, he had to take…
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