Willmar notebook: The golfing life
Dan Ridler, Sr., has had quite a ride.
Golf has been a big part of it.
He played in 47 straight Lakeland Tournaments. The 83rd, in June, he sat out.
“I got through 13 holes just the other day. That was enough,” he told me over the phone.
He sounded lively, like always, a voice that is both gruff and warm.
He has colon cancer and there is not much, at this point, that can be done about it. He takes pain pills, which usually help.