Great weather, great times at annual Club golf tourney

The weather couldn’t have been better for this year’s Club golf tournament at beautiful Countryview Golf Club with sunny skies, light winds, and temperatures in the mid-20’s. Approximately 60 golfers hit the links at 10 am in our first-ever “shotgun” start (although it sounded more like a horn to me!).

Here’s the Bill Hope rink foursome finishing play on the 9th hole. A “best ball” format was used for the other holes, but this one had special rules – only a 9 iron could be used until the green, with players alternating shots.

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Meanwhile, on the clubhouse deck, Valerie Acorn was cooking up delicious burgers and hot dogs on the ‘cue, and Karen Currie from Countryview was cutting up the dessert.

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After the meal, organizers Bob Fowler and Rick Doiron filled the table with great prizes, courtesy of the many event sponsors, including Countryview, KFC, Prebilt Steel, Traction Heavy Duty Parts, and Eastern Auto Supply, and started to hand out the prizes.

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They didn’t have to go too far to hand out the first prize, as the men’s Longest Drive honours went to “Boston” Rick!

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Gord Peters won the men’s Closest to the Pin honours:

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Lisa Arsenault won the women’s Longest Drive, while no woman managed to hit the green and capture the Closest to the Pin prize, so a draw was made, and Sue Doiron (who actually put her shot in the water) was awarded the prize.

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Photo: Sue Doiron

Remember the 9 iron 9th hole that we talked about earlier? Well, Rick’s team somehow managed to par it, and got a special prize:

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Photo (L-R): Helen Smith, Tracy MacDonald, Sue Doiron, Rick Doiron

Only one prize remained, for the winning team. This year’s winners, with a score of 35, were the foursome of Carl Currie, Valerie Acorn, Carlene Peters, and Ankur Deshpande.

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Photo: Ankur Deshpande, Valerie Acorn, Carl Currie, organizer Bob Fowler. Missing from photo: Carlene Peters

Following the awards to the winners, the rest of the prizes were drawn for, with very few people going home empty handed! Bob, who has been organizing the event for many years, thanked everybody for attending, and extended an invitation to anyone who would like to run it next year. He thanked the Curries and Countryview for again hosting the event, thanked the sponsors, and everyone who helped out, and hoped to see everyone back on the ice at the curling club in mid-October. Incoming curling club president Paul Neima thanked Bob and the organizers for another great event! Have a great summer everyone!

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