There were rain showers in the forecast for this morning’s annual Cornwall Curling Club 9 hole best-ball golf tourney, at Countryview Golf Course. and a few warning sprinkles as play got underway for the eleven teams. Teams wasted no time on the final holes, as the skies darkened, but encountered only light rain until they made it back to the clubhouse.
Here’s some action photos (click to enlarge) from the course, courtesy of organizer Gary O’Sullivan:
You may have noticed the unusual “Brownie broom” putter required to be used on hole number 9. Carlene Peters demonstrates the standard technique, which wasn’t meeting with much success from most of the golfers.
Joe Gill tried out a new method that seemed to work much better!
Nine holes completed, the golfing curlers headed to the luxurious Countryview clubhouse, where they took advantage of the bar service while the kitchen delivered their meal of burgers and fries.
Gary then wrapped up the event by mentioning the wide variety of scores from the tourney, without mentioning team names, except for one team – the winning foursome of Brent Irving, George Younker, Pat McCardle, and Jim Orr, who posed for a picture with the trophy and the gift certificates they received from the Cornwall Curling Club.
Photo (L-R): Brent Irving, Jim Orr, George Younker, Pat McCardle
The tremendous skill of the top team became evident when it was revealed that team members Pat McCardle and Jim Orr were also the winners of the women’s and men’s “Closest to the Pin” prizes.
The “Longest Drive” winners were Shelley Ebbett and Danny Kneabone.
(L-R): Organizer Gary O’Sullivan, Shelley Ebbett
(L-R): Organizer Gary O’Sullivan, Danny Kneabone
A draw was held for the remaining prizes on the prize table with almost everybody leaving with a prize.
In his closing remarks, Gary thanked everyone for participating, and offered a special thanks for the Countryview Golf management and staff, who have been hosting this event for 17 years.
Some of the Countryview staff, with co-owner Karen Currie on the right
Gary also issued a call for new curling club Board of Directors members, as we are down one or two, and mentioned that plans call for Cornwall to host the PEI Tankard and Scotties next season, so lots of volunteers will be needed.
Thanks to Gary and his helpers, to Countryview and to the sponsors who provided prizes for the event. Have a great summer, and we’ll see everyone back at the Cornwall Curling Club in the fall for returning members registration night on October 11, daytime curling startup Oct. 16, Saturday morning junior league beginning Oct. 21, and evening league curling beginning Oct. 23.