The cold weather left the Rio Grande valley and the golfers came out of hiding to play a round or two.
Doug Mazur shown in the picture is hitting his second shot on hole # 9 , Keith Bess is sitting in the cart.
The picture was taken from about 80 yards away with a cell phone.
On the 18 hole round, Doug shot a 96, Keith shot a 84 and Richard Lampi turned in a 92 on the day
The picture above shows that there is golf in March in Northwestern Ontario, showing Max Clement and Ray Lacqerre at the Driftwood Classic on the Flood Waters .
The weekly Friday LaCopa league golf continued this week, the day was warm and humid from the rainy days of Tues,Wed,and Thursday.
Even with the rain , the course was in fine shape.
Three new golfers joined the group, Bill Kozak of Thunder Bay, Clare and Rolande of Barry Ontario.
17 golfers took part in the quest of trying to get the bragging rights for the week. the blue team of Gerry Busch, Clare LeFave and Harry LaCore took the top spot with a team score of 31.
The Red team of Bill Kozak, Rolande LeFave, Sandra Olson and Jo LaCore turned in a 33,
good for a tie for second with the Green team made up of Tony Guadagnolo, Bill Stewart and Joyce Foy.
the all male Pink team of Duane Miller with his Son Gary, Howard Stewart and Keith Bess shot a team score of 34.
Tracy Andrews lead his Team mates Bev Guadagnolo and Dianna Stewart to a team score of 35.
Clare LeFave shot the only birdie of the day on hole # 7, a 95 yarder. Congratulations Clare.
the best individual scores for the ladies were Jo LaCore and Joyce Foy with 36.
For the men it was Keith, Howard and Harry turning in 35’s on the round.
Sept 8th 2016
Windup for the thursday seniors golf, with 15 golfers taking part.
Scheduling a golf outing in September is a crap shoot at the best of times, this
year for the 5 days leading up to the windup golf and dinner the weather forecast was for
rain all day. even up to 8 am it looked like rain but the golf gods had pity on us and the sky
started to clear and by the time we teed off at 9am , the weather was good.
Thanks to Ed Kennedy for organizing the teams every week and for looking after the
winners and losers all summer.
Thanks to Pete Barna for taking care of the prizes for the event.
thanks also goes to Motown for a great meal at the end of the day.
for the wind-up players were grouped by handicap , the highest with the lowest two-man teams
combining their scores and deducting their handicap.
The team of Jean Lambert and Richard Lampi took the top honors with a net score of 148.
the team of Scotty Russell and Wayne Thomas, tied for second, with the team of Franko Calvelli George Coulson
with a net score of 151.
Coming in third place was the threesome of Brian McLeod, Harold Mosley and Ted McLeod with a net score of 160.
claiming the fourth spot with a net of 168 were Jerry Cripps and Steve Splowski. Steve was the oldest golfer , 87 years young.
The fifth spot was shared with two teams, Vern Herbert and Pete Barna’s team, Ed Kennedy and Brian McCallum .
Jean Lambert shot a pair of 42’s for a gross score of 84, the lowest of the day.
Wayne Thomas score a birdie on #5 and followed that with a birdie on # 6, Jerry Cripps birdied # 4, those were the only birdies scored on the day.
Senior golf on Thursday mornings will continue until the coarse is closed, with a start time of 9.30 am. for the next couple of weeks.
Mark Clark wins the Senior mens open golf tournament in 2014
Mark had a bit of fun with this speech and Todd Bryck was the focal point .
It was a great Tournament with Leo Lamarche looking after it again, many thanks to Leo and his committee for years of great tournaments.
I did not capture all of the speech but what I did get was a classic.
week three seniors thursdays
Another cool and wet start for the seniors on thursday june 2nd.
But that did not deter 12 of the most hardy of golfers, from enjoying the game.
the morning started off with a slow misty rain which lasted for the first few holes, then the weather got a bit better.
The course is coming along nicely, with all of the care it is getting from staff at the golf course.
The format for the day was 4 threesomes playing a version of best ball with a few differences
off the tee all players teed off and then the best shot was selected, from there the second shot was alternate shot,
once the tee shot was selected, one of the other two players hit the ball, then the next player hit the ball.
Once the ball was on the green then all of the players putted the ball until the ball was in the hole.
The team of Ray Laquerre, Harold Mosley and Richard Lampi had the best luck at this format and ended up with a
37 in the first nine and a 39 on the next nine for a total of 76 on the day. Ther scored one birdie during the round.
Vern Herbert, Ed Kennedy and Scotty Russell turned in a 85 on the day , good for second place.
Jean Lambert , Ted Mcleod and Wayne Thomas teed off on 1 and ended up with a score of 86 with a birdie on 11.
good for third place on the day.
Vern Craven , Allan Bruyere and Pete Barna ended the day with a 93, as they could not catch a break all day.
this format was not very popular and will not be used again as some playesr only got to hit the ball once,
or at best two times per hole.
Gary Cook tees off on the first hole at Cottonwood country club
the players in the driftwood classic from about 2004.
Max Clement has been hosting this event for many years. The layout is for 18 holes, and depending on the weather it is sometimes shortened to only 9 holes.
the front nine is 1770 yards and the parr is 37. The back nine is much longer and plays 2403 yards long, the par is the same as the front nine, 37.
Hole # 13 plays 500 yards long and if there is any snow on the ice it is very hard to reach. conditions must be good to play the 18 holes.
You can walk the course, use a 4 wheeler or a snow machine to get around.