Golf tourney a success

  • Jun. 25, 2012 8:00 a.m.

Submitted article–The second annual Willows Seniors’ Golf Tournament has happened. It took place on Sunday June 17, the weather was typical of this “summer” i.e. a few sprinkles, no wind and not much sun, but still fine for golf and few complaints were heard as we were all grateful to be golfing.The course was really in great shape, greens were short and smooth, the flags were in new spots, the fairways were great and the transitions from hole to hole were wonderful.We had some interesting categories, Super Senior Men- you can ask them who was in that category! The winners were Mike Smith with an 83 with Reggie Young taking the low net. Senior Ladies, too few of us to be truly super, Fran Fowler and Manjeet Hageman shared the prizes. Senior Men tight race with a tie with 83 was Tony Olsen and Dennis Baran and Garner Moody picked up the low net. We had an Other Category which was taken by the Mother-in-Law and son-in-law team Joy Dover and Kelly Williams, a nice touch as it was Father’s Day. We did have 1 Senior in Training and he played in a flight a mere 12 years older.Our numbers were down a bit as it was such a busy day. We had a variety of specialty contests:? Long Drive – Tony Olsen and Fran Fowler; Closest to the Pin – Joy Dover, Dennis Baran; Low Putts – Manjeet Hageman with 28 and Dennis Baran with 27. Poker hand [using your hole scores] was Phil Shiels; and Lonnie Young managed a spectacular putt on hole 9 for long putt! An excited Pete Berg posted the only deuce, a 2 on Number 13, which is through the trees, over the creek and onto the green and then into the hole!We had two generous donations from Sandspit’s Dick’s Wok Inn and young Carter the Ball guy, these were won by Mike Smith and Pete Berg.Every golfer who played went home with some tokens of the day. They were healthier for playing, happier too, we hope, and everyone went home with something, even if just a wee jar of raspberry jam!Other than having fun and honouring Senior Golfers SIGs [the Skidegate Inlet golfers] were hoping to raise some money to buy fertilizer for our greens project, so a big thank you to those who spent generously.If you get a chance check out the listing of all the student helpers who worked on the course this year, it’s pretty impressive – thanks boys including Dennis. As always a big thanks for to Holly, Margaret and Brian.

Just Posted

Haida Gwaii welcomes Hope in the Darkness

Holding a Sangan River walking stick, Bob Campbell set out from Old… Continue reading

X̱aad Kil office opens in Old Massett

More than anyone else, Blanche Bell speaks Haida with her children, who… Continue reading

Gwaii Haanas Report: Herring spawn and burrowing murrelets are telltale signs of spring

By Victoria Leslie As the storm season slows down, life begins to… Continue reading

Village of Masset gets set to manage local harbour

The idea was a long time in dock, but it’s nearly ready… Continue reading

Trans Mountain pipeline: Is it worth the risk?

Concerns range from the threat of an oil spill to the impact of tanker traffic on wildlife

B.C. to spend $181M to create 200 general practitioner jobs

Jobs will go to new medical school graduates

Federal leaders trade barbs about India trip at press gallery dinner

Justin Trudeau’s infamous trip to India earlier this year was the focus of many of the jabs

B.C. VIEWS: Our poverty reduction plan is already in place

NDP has another promise it needs to appear to keep

WestJet pilot strike averted as parties agree to mediation

Pilots had warned they could go on strike starting May 19

Most Read