submitted by Joan Beauregard
A very active June brought our usual round of games plus tournaments and month-end fun day. In spite of wild-fire smog and some rain threats, our intrepid players didn’t miss a stroke.
The June 15th Jean Hyndman tournament is named after a league President in the 1970’s. Its trophy was donated in 1989 by her son. Forty-one golfers took to the course for good shots and bad, pitch in’s, best drives ever, first time hitting a par 3 green, first time pars and birdies, and an abundance of laughs and great company! The winners were: 1st Place Leslie Cheal, and 2nd Place Bonnie Thibaudeau.
Our Super-Seniors, a two-person best-ball tournament, followed on June 22nd. After a group photo, time to get things underway. There was a longest drive on hole #4 with a junior club that came to their knees. There was a target-shot on hole #9 to land closest to the bear. Who would have guessed such a sweet bear would invoke so much competition and laughter as each group took aim at him? Thankfully, the bear remained intact as golfers went on their way. Drama from a tie for second place , and a tense moment as the teams of Janne Ritskes and Diane Schweitzer faced a chip-off against Laurie Howard and Carol Thomas. In the end, our winners were: 1st place Elaine MacNaughtan and Etta Drost, 2nd place Laurie Howard and Carol Thomas, Longest Drive Diane Schweitzer, and Closest to the Bear Barb Townson.
Our final round of the month was a Blind-partner. Not played with someone wearing a blindfold, but by randomly pairing scorecards into ‘teams’ at the end of play. With 80 players, we much appreciated help from Ron, our guardian angel, to be sure everyone got parked and set-up, no one got lost on the way to our starting holes, and the round went smoothly. Play was followed by lunch, awards and prizes, and announcements. The day’s results: 1st Place: Bonnie Thibaudeau and Jenny Thibert , and 2nd place Leslie Cheal and Joan Beauregard. Closest to Pin Front: Cheryle Canning, Back: Nancy Piaskoski . Closest to TargetFront: Kelli Cumming, Back: Janne Ritskes and the tree that bounced her shot straight to the target. A pin for first time breaking 100 went to Karen Whiteman. Birdie recognition for the end of May and during June went to Leslie Cheal, Parnell Crook , Pat Ferguson, Joyce Lavergne, Donna Lush, Cathy Maur, Marg McCormick, Sandy Ochoski, Nancy Piaskoski, Susan Smith, Linda Stewart, Cheryl Tataryn, Janice Virtue, Annette Watkiss and Mary Windsor. Congratulations to all!
July is shaping up with the Dickenson Tray tournament and participation in the Ottawa Valley Golf Association Intersectionals.