Dr. Alex Harrison is new tournament chairman for annual Marian Medical Center golf tournament

Author: Elliott Stern, Santa Maria Times

If you’re already registered, then you should know there’s a new tournament chairman and one new rule for the 2013 edition.

The new chairman is Dr. Alex Harrison — one of Marian’s highly respected cardiologists and golfers (he is a CIF Sac Joaquin Section golf champion, after all).

Santa Maria Country Club

Santa Maria Country Club

The new rule — for the first time card-offs will no longer be used to determine the championship foursome in either division; low gross (no handicaps) or low net (with handicaps figured in).

And, in the interest of full disclosure, Dr. Harrison is my cardiologist (he led the team that put three stents into my Iliac arteries two years ago — stents that are a matching set to the five in my right coronary artery).

While I am usually reluctant to delve into my medical history, I mention this because Dr. Harrison says I am responsible for both his selection to the tournament committee and the rule change. A fact to which both Grogan and Marian Medical Center President Chuck Cova both attest.

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