Last Friday I was golfing at the Sunshine Coast Golf & Country Club. When I finished my round, I reached into the pocket of my bag where I thought my wedding band was. It was not where it should have been.
I immediately asked the golf course if I could borrow a cart to go look for it, which they were very happy to provide. Unfortunately, I didn’t find it. I was devastated. The sentimental attachment to my ring far outweighs the financial burden of replacing it (which isn’t ideal either). It’s an important item to me.
I went back on Sunday afternoon to look for it again to no avail. That’s when I met a groundskeeper named Virgil. He said he would do his best to look for it. I was most appreciative of the gesture.
On Monday morning, I decided to post in some of the Sunshine Coast Facebook groups. I hoped that if more people were aware then the more chance the ring had to find its way back to me. The response was overwhelming – people were sending luck, suggestions and tagging their friends who golf there. Multiple people offered to lend me a metal detector and even help in the search around the course.
On Monday afternoon, I received a phone call from Virgil. He had found it! It was buried in some grass near the 16th tee which he fortuitously was working near.
It was amazing to see the Coast community respond. Many people came together to help turn an unfortunate event into one of relief and gratitude. A sincere thank you to the staff at Sunshine Coast Golf & Country Club – especially Virgil – and to all the people who responded with positivity, suggestions and an offer to help on Facebook. Thank you everyone!
David Kyle, Sechelt