The Atikokan Senior Men’s open golf tournament was played on Aug 14th. and was opened with a moment of silence for Peter Barna,
who has been involved in this tournament as a player and organizer .
Atikokan oldest active golfer Max Clement, opened the tournament with a nice drive past the corner on # 1.
Greg Tighe, took the championship flight, to win the 30th annual Seniors Open, with a come from behind score of 75
Kevin Cain took second with a 77 on a count back leaving Don Robertson (77) in third.
After the front nine, Don Robertson had a one stroke lead (36) over Russ Desserre (37) and a three stroke lead over
Kevin Cain (39) and Greg Tighe (39).
The back nine started great for Don, as he tallied an Eagle on # ten, Russ Desserre birdied it and was now two behind Don.
Greg took a 6 which put him 6 behind the leader, Kevin birdied it and was now 4 back.
Then the tides turned and over the next 5 holes Don’s lead was gone and Greg was clear of the field by two strokes and held this to the end, nice comeback Greg.
Tournament organizer Ray Laquerre presented Greg, with the Barney Modeland Memorial Trophy.
Flight one winners were, Franco Calvelli (83), Jerry Cripps (84) and Raymond Roy (92) on a count back.
Flight two winners: Jean Lambert (93 count back), Keith Kiervey (93) and Gordon Hoskins (94).
Flight three winners: Ron Speck (83), Mickey Desserre (93) and Alton Pollard with a (95).
Ron shot his way to a ten stroke lead by the end of his round.
4th Flight winners were: Gary Braun with a 87, Harold Mosley a 91 and Harley Beauregard with a 95.
5th Flight winners: Brian McCallum with a 97, Steve Geddes 103 on a count back and Ed Kennedy 103 on a count back.
6th flight winners: Richard Lampi 94, Scotty Russell 95 and Allen Bruyerre shot a 106.
52 players from across northwestern Ontario to British Columbia, took in the annual event.
Longest Drive: longest drive seniors for 50 to 70 age group, was Todd Bryck.
Barry Anderson had the longest drive of those over 70 .
Most accurate Drive on #7 was Alton Pollard
Closest to the pin on # 6 Keith Kiervy and closest on # 16 was Scotty Russell.
Thanks to Maxine McCallum and Sally Speck for taking care of the Scoring and posting of the scores.
Thanks to , for the great meal prepared for the event by First Round Draft Sports Bar & Grill
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.
La Copa Golf League, March 16 / 2018, 11 golfers showed up to challenge the course and were met with a lot of heat, temperature wise.
1st picture is the blue team of Dwayne 35, Sandra 43, Keith 30, and Bill 46.
the team score was a 29, keith shot the low round of the day with a 30, very nice round Keith.
2nd picture is the white team of Howard 39, Gerry 35, and Jim with a 42, the team score was 33.
3rd picture is the red team of Dianna 36, Joyce 34, Marj (caddy), Teresa 40, and Tracey with a 38. With a team score of 32 put them in second place for the day.
Dianna was the most consistent golfer of the day, she scored a 4 on every hole for a round of 36. No other golfer has been able to record the same score on every one of the nine holes this winter season.
The heat here is a little too much, 92 F today and with the humidity it felt like 95 F and unbearable in the sun.
Your faithful reporter Howard
Thanks to Howard for the Pictures and Gerry for sending along the Score Cards.
The day was gloomy, that did not stop 12 golfers from playing golf.
The weather this winter has been all over the map, not much rain but a succession of cold fronts coming through. it has not been cold enough to hinder the golf , but there was a few days that no one was out on the golf courses.
the red and the white teams each scored 28 to share the lowest team score for the day.
Dwayne Miller 36, Tracy Andrews 46, Keith Bess 33, and Gerry Busch with a 32 (lowest score on the day) played on the red team. Team score of 28.
For the White team Tony and Bev Gaudagnolo each score 35’s, Jim Williams 40, and Teresa Williams with a 36 and a team score of 28.
Bill Stewart 42, Howard Stewart 34, Dianna Stewart 38, and Joyce Foy 35, played on the Blue Team and turned in a 30 team score.
What a difference a week makes on the golf at cottonwood, last week the windy conditions resulted in the highest scores of the season.
This week there was just a gentle breeze, and sometimes no wind at all. there was only 4 strokes separating the 4 teams made up of 15 players.
the format for this week was “Roll The Dice” and as always, the dice were not kind to some of the golfers and some had good luck with the rolls.
the Red team started on hole # 2 and had to have a birdie on their ninth hole (# 1) to take the weeks top spot, Jeff Miller chipped in from off the green for the birdie. Keith Bess and Dwayne Miller were the other players on the team. there score was a 28 .
The blue team of Bev Gaudagnolo, Dan Luensmann, Jim Williams and Richard Lampi took second spot with a 29. the dice were hot and cold, Dan’s Drive on # 5 was about 5 feet from the pin but could not be used as we could not roll his number.
On # 6 they scored the only 5 recorded on the day. the dice was hot on #7 as richard put one on the green, 10″ from the cup and rolled his own number and had an easy Birdie on the hole. Richard Drove the green to about 4 feet from the cup but the dice had cooled off and that shot could not be used, they ended up with a 4 on that hole
Tony Guadagnolo, Joyce Foy , Dianna Stewart and Teresa Williams of the Green team shot a 30 for the round and took third spot. they had 6 pars and 3 bogies for that 30.
The team of Tracy Andrews, Sandra Olson, Gerry Busch and Howard Stewart suffered from the fickle dice and Scored four Bogies and 5 pars for a total of 31.
Some of the Winter Texan’s will be headed north before next Friday’s golf. Everyone of the LaCopa group wishes them a safe journey and hope to see them again next year.