Glen Peltier Speaks: I am thankful I had the many opportunities to play at the old Lakeland Club. Not any of today’s players ever did. It was down in a hole as people said. There were 10 or 12 steps going down to the courts. And it was hot. No where to get out of the son. I believe they had 37 courts. Big lunchroom in the hibiscus room. Always a big crowd. I always marveled at Paul Prescott playing with his dad in the doubles and his mom in the mixed doubles. How many people can say that? Mary Eldridge often played there. The crowd watched from atop the hill. The courts where right uptown I believe on Orange Street. Large parking lot for our motor homes right at the courts. That was back in the days the famous Lakeland players were playing. Jay Snoddy, Kenn Warden, George Cofrin, Paul Prescott,, yes Paul was great even back then, Lyle Wood, many others I know so well but I just cannot think of their names. Oh yes, Jason Body was still going strong. I feel so lucky that I have seen so much and done so much in this great game. I don,t understand anyone not feeling lucky just to have traveled the shuffleboard circuit. We truly are blessed.
Glen Peltier. 2020 07 08.