LaCopa league opener

Friday Jan 12 was opening day for the LaCopa League mixed seniors golf.

The sun was out and a breeze from the north made it a chilly start to the season. A couple of the regular golfers from Winnipeg opted to stay in their warm room,  also two from Iowa who stayed home as well.

13 winter Texans from Ontario, Manitoba, South Dakota and Minnesota  braved the cool sunny weather to play.

Bragging rights for the day when to the blue team of Joyce Foy, Doug Mazur,Bev Guadagnolo, Richard Lampi and Dianna Stewart, they turned in a best score of 30, thanks to Joyce’s solid play.

Second place went to the Red team of Duane Miller, Jim Williams, Keith Bess and Harry LaCore who turned in a 31.  Harry recorded a Birdie on # 2.

Third place was claimed by the foursome of Jo LaCore, Teresa Williams, Howard Stewart and Tony Guadagnolo with a steady 32.  Jo scored a birdie on # nine when she chipped in  from off the green.

 

 

Senior Men’s open golf tourement at Little Falls golf club

The Senior Men’s open golf tournament was played on Aug 8th. It was opened with a moment of silence for long time tournament organizer, Leo Lamarche who  was involved in this tournament as a player and organizer for 28 years. ( he won this tournament in 1996).

 

Greg Tighe wins the 29th annual Seniors Open with a pair of 38’s and a total score of 76

Greg was presented the Barny Modeland Memorial Trophy, by tournament organizer Ray Laquerre

 

64 players from across northwestern Ontario to Alberta, took in the annual event.

Championship flight winners, Don Robertson 77, Kevin Cain 80, Mel Larson 81 on a count back.

Flight #1 winners Tim Fairburn 77, Jerry Cripps 82, Mark Clark 87 on a count back.

Flight #2 winners Franco Calvelli 82, Brian McCallum jr 85, Jim Kusick 87 on a count back.

Flight #3 winners Jean Lambert 86, Jerry Garber 87, John Krann 94.

Flight #4 winners Dave Warren 85, Reed Sherwood 87, Ron Bridgeman 88 on a count back.

Flight #5 winners Gary Braun 88, Al Holt 90, Hartley Beauregard 91.

Flight #6 winners Pat Alexander 94, Pete Barna 94, Lance Beauregard 95.

Flight #7 winners Jim Fowler 94, Richard Lampi 98, Scotty Russell 101.

 

Longest Drive: longest drive seniors for 50 to 70 age group, was Russ Desserre.

Alton Pollard had the longest drive of those over 70 .

Shortest Drive, Larry Ogden.

Closest to the pin on the par three holes, all were given a package of steaks donated by Foodland.

Hartley Beauregard, Don Robertson,Pete Barna.

Thanks to Maxine McCallun and Sally Speck for taking care of the Scoring and posting of the scores.

Thanks to Motown, for the great meal prepared for the event..

Thanks to all of the golf cart owners who donated their carts for the day,

and those who sponsored and/or donated to the event.

 
 

Senior Mens Thursday golf Aug 31 2017

 

Dice, Red, Cubes, Die, Shapes, Two

Golf for the Thursday’s seniors golf, wound up on Aug 31 this year as the weather in past September’s has been rainy and cold.

The sun was out and the temps were about 10 c at tee off and climbed to 23 c by the time play was finished afer 18 holes.

12 players signed up for the day’s outing, the 4 lowest handicap golfers each picked two players names out of  hat to form the teams.

The format for the day was “roll the dice” .each player is assigned a number from 1 to 3 and #4 was a roll over, # 5(happy face, take the best ball) #6 (sad Face, take the worst ball.) Each Player hits their Drive off the tee and then the Dice is rolled to see which drive would be used.

From that point on each player hit from the spot which was the best position on the fairway or green.

The team of Wayne Thomas, Ed Kennedy and Richard Lampi had the best luck with the dice and ended  with a 74 on the day.

Ray Laquerre, Gary Ladouceur and Pete Barna followed with a score of 76, with one birdie on  Hole #13.

Jean Lambert , Vern Herbert and Lance Beauregard, turned in a 77 with a birdie on #8.

Jerry Cripps, Harold Mosley and Steve Splowski, rolled the dice poorly and ended up with a score of 83.

Thanks to Ed Kennedy for organizing the teams every week and for looking after the winners and losers all summer.

Thanks  to Motown for a great meal at the end of the day.

Senior golf on Thursday mornings will continue until the course is closed, with a start time of 9.30 am. for the next couple of weeks.

A moment of silence for senior golfers Ted McLeod and Leo Lamarche was  observed .

2017 Senior men’s club championship at little falls golf club.

Senior men’s club championship 2017 Aug 24th
championship flight:

Tim Fairburn needed a lot of luck on the 18th hole to win his second Seniors club Championship in a row.

Tim finished the tournament with a score of 80, with Mark Clark (who won in 2015) hot on his tail with an 82.

Peter Barna presenting the Al Ward- Hartley Watson Trophy to Tim Fairburn.

Franco Calvelli took the low net on a count back with a 72, with 2 birdies on the round.

Second Flight:
Jerry Cripps shot a 89 to take low gross in the second flight
Gary Billings took the low net with a 73 with two birdies on the round.

Third Flight:

Lance Beauregard shot a 102 and with that score, took low gross in the third flight.
Allan Bruyerre took the low net with a 79.
A special prize, a statue of an eagle was given to Jean Lambert for the eagle he recorded on hole # 1 during the senior mens open played on Aug 8th. the only Eagle recorded on that day.

Other players who scored birdies were Ray Laquerre on # 1, Mark Clark on # 5 and Mark Labossiere on hole # 14.

Thanks to Motown for the great meal served and to all of the sponsors who donated prizes for the event.
Thanks to the committee of Ray Laquerre, Pete Barna and Richard Lampi for organizing the Tourney.

 

The end of the LaCopa league on March 24/17

LaCopa golf March 24th 2017

Well today we were down to 7 golfers so we played girls against boys,
regular golf with a team score. The “girls” won. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 left to right, Dianna Stewart, Gerry Busch and Teresa Williams.
The  golfers survived strong Texas winds and had a good time
Friday, March 24, 2017.

This was the ending of the La Copa League for another year.
The winds were gusting to 35 MPH, we also had a sprinkle of rain  on holes 5,6,&7.

(the rain always seems to start when you are at the farthest point away from the clubhouse)
You can see by the flag straight out in the picture of the men’s foursome the strength of the wind.
The luck was with the girls as they beat the boys. Howard  thinks it was the rusty golf balls they had to play with after the rain.

left to right, Jim Williams, Howard Stewart, Bill Kozak and Duane Miller.

It was a good year for golf with many golfers taking part in the league, thanks to all who came and golfed at Cottonwood and we hope everyone comes back again.

thanks to Howard for the pictures taken in March and to Gerry

 for the updates and the scorecards sent, Joyce for the tees and Dice (the loaded ones that some players used

 

LaCopa league golf at Cottonwood

LaCopa golf march 17th 2016

Hot weather greeted the dwindling numbers of golfers who play in the laCopa Friday league

 More winter Texans are heading north of the Texas border, leaving the warmth of the Rio Grand valley behind.

14 golfers showed up for the Friday classic. the day was warm and breezy, nice Texas weather.

St Patrick Day brought good luck to the White team, made up of Keith Bess, Duane and Gary Miller, along with Bill Stewart as they toured the course with a one over par 28.
individual score, Keith shot a 31 to take the lowest score on the day, Bill shot a 38, Duane a 39 and Gary a 37.

The Red team of Dianna Stewart, Tony Guadagnolo, Howard Stewart and Teresa Williams shot a 31.
Their individual scores were Dianna 35, Tony 36, Howard 38 and Teresa with a 39.

The Blue team turned in a 32 good for 3rd place. Gerry Busch scored a 36, Bill Kozak a 38 and Jim Williams did not have
the luck of the Irish and his total was 44.

For the Green team, Tracy Andrews wore his Irish colors leading his team of Bev Guadagnolo and Rolande LeFave to team score of 36. Bev shot a 41, Rolande a 42 and Tracy a 41.
Tracy had the best costume on the day pictured below.