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.
The Seniors open 2015 kicked off with a full house of 72 golfers registered for the event.
The Weather was nice and sunny and warm, perfect conditions for the event.
“Everyone’s hard day at the office” outside George and Betty’s room at the LaCopa Inn.
Gary and Hellen with Bill
This picture was taken on the tee off on #7 at Little Falls Golf Club.
You can see the intent of the golfer, as he winds up, with a big club is to destroy the little White ball.
By the way,those balls do not care if you hit them hard or soft , they will go where they want to.
note : the ball found its way into the jack pine forest on the left of the fairway.