Murphy's sendoff capped by surprise announcement

By Don Benjamin

Murphy's sendoff capped by surprise announcement | Cedaredge Golf Course,

Erik Hasen and Larry Murphy

The retirement party for Larry Murphy, golf pro at the Cedaredge Golf Club, included plenty of surprises but none bigger than when Murphy announced his successor. Well-wishers who gathered at the clubhouse on Dec. 11 were among the first to learn that Erik Hasen, Murphy's assistant for the last two years, was selected as the new golf clubhouse operations director.

Murphy, pictured above with Hasen, began his service as golf pro in 2008. Five candidates applied for the position and the screening process had been completed earlier that day but -- along with everyone else -- Hasen, on the left, was totally surprised by the announcement.