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.

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