It was a hot day as the combattants hit the links for the Cornwall Curling Club's 2009 annual golf tournament at the Countryview Golf Course. As part of Countryview's tenth anniversary celebrations, course owners Carl and Karen Currie had just opened two new holes, turning the best-ball tourney into an 11 hole event.
Here's a couple of shots of some of the teams finishing up:
While the last teams were still out on the course, the early-finishers kept to the shady part of the deck, and kept hydrated with copious quantities of liquids.
Photo: shady characters
Meanwhile, Karen Currie grilled up burgers and dogs to feed the hungry golfers.
Photo: Karen on the 'cue
Finally, the last teams finished play, and it was time for the awards ceremony.
It turned out that the last team on the course, a three-person team consisting of Bob Fowler, Bev (Nucker) Richards, and Dan MacRae (who seemed to know his way around the course) emerged the winners, with an amazing three under par. Organizer Rick Doiron was determined not to give the trophy to any team containing Bob Fowler, and presented them each with a golf ball instead.
Photo: Bob Fowler, Bev (Nucker) Richards, Dan MacRae holding golf balls
Finally, he relented, and brought out the trophy.
Photo: Bob Fowler, Bev (Nucker) Richards, Dan MacRae with trophy
Other winners included:
Closest to pin number 8 (women) - Tracy Affleck
Closest to pin number 8 (men) - Dick St.John
Closest to pin on new par 3 - Bob Fowler
Closest to the line - Bob Tucker
Ladies Long Drive - Krista Affleck
Men's long drive - Rob Young
The last prize presented was for the "most determined" team, which included Paul Arsenault and Mary Plamondon.
Photo: Paul Arsenault, organizer Rick Doiron, Mary Plamondon
After the awards, door prizes were drawn for those present. As usual, very few, if any, went home empty-handed.
The great weather resulted in one of the largest turnouts ever, around 60 participants. Incoming curling club president John DeLuca was on hand to thank the golfers, and the organizers, including Bob Fowler, Rick Doiron, Carol Sweetapple, Ray Biage, and Karen and Carl Currie, and said that he hoped to see everyone back at the Cornwall Curling Club in October.
2009 Golf Tourney set for June 27
Here are the tee-times for Saturday's Cornwall Curling Club Annual Golf Tournament at Countryview Golf Course, Route 19 in Fairview.
Golfers are asked to arrive 30 minutes before their assigned time. The event goes rain or shine, as we have a lot of hot dogs and hamburgers to eat!
We have room for a few more entries. If you want to be added (or subtracted!), get in touch with Bob Fowler, or email Ray Biagé at firstname.lastname@example.org.
11:00 AM: KAREN CURRIE, LEONARD GOTELL,TRACY MACDONALD,RAY BIAGE
11:07 AM: GORDON PETERS, MELODY BECK, BOB MACWILLIAMS, BARB DUNCAN-BIAGE
11:14 AM: TOM DUNN, LYNDA TURNBULL, ANGUS DAVIES, PAUL NEIMA
11:21 AM: JACK FAIRHURST, TONY TURNBULL, DONNA GREEN, BRAD GARDINER
11:28 AM: PAUL DURANT, DEREK MACEWEN, LINDA FAIRHURST, VERNON CHOWAN
11:35 AM: ROB YOUNG, SHERRI BOUTILIER, DEAN FAIRHURST, CAROLYN ROSS
11:42 AM: LESTER CALLBECK, DICK ST. JOHN, DEREK GALLANT, KAREN FISHER
11:49 AM: RICK DOIRON, SUE DOIRON, CAROL SWEETAPPLE, VINCE FISHER
11:56 AM: DICK MACDONALD, HELEN ARSENAULT, GREG ST. JOHN, KRISTA AFFLECK
12:03 PM: PAUL ARSENAULT, MARIE MACDONALD, FRANK LEGAULT, VIRGINIA MACDONALD
12:10 PM: CARL CURRIE, REBECCA ROLFE, JOHN DELUCA, NEIL SMITH
12:17 PM: KIMBALL BLANCHARD, BOB TUCKER, LEW BLACK, MABEL ENGLAND
12:24 PM: BILL BROWN, EILEEN BLANCHARD, WINSTON TAYLOR, HELEN SMITH
12:31 PM: PETER MACNEIL, DOROTHY TAYLOR, DONALD WEEKS
12:38 PM: BOB FOWLER, MARY PLAMONDON, BEV (NUCKER) RICHARD
Golf tourney - now with more holes!
Posted Monday, June 8, 2009 by derekm
Word is that this year's golf tournament (June 27th at Countryview) will now be an eleven hole event, as the golf club will be opening two new holes next week, and they'll be part of the deal. If you haven't signed up, give Ray Biagé a call at 675-2540 to get in on this fun event. Cost is only $25.
Golf tourney reminder
Posted Tuesday, June 2, 2009 by derekm
June 27 is the date for our annual Club golf tournament at Countryview Golf Course, route 19 in Fairview. Cost to participate is only $25.
This is a nine hole best ball event, which means that you don't have to have much (any) experience in order to participate. If you are less experienced, you will be put on a team with more experienced players. Following the golf, there will be a barbecue on the clubhouse deck, and a winners circle with prizes for lowest score, longest drive, closest to the pin, most "determined" team, etc., along with lots of door prizes (I don't think anyone went home empty-handed last year).
Putting Contest Decides 2008 Golf TourneyIt was a cool, windy and drizzly day, but the real rain stayed away for the 2008 Cornwall Curling Club golf tournament at beautiful Countryview Golf Course. There were a few no-shows due to the weather, so organizer Bob Fowler divided the event into two divisions - one for three member teams, and one for four-person teams.
While the final teams were on the course, the teams from the earlier rounds discussed their play back at the clubhouse.
Photo: Warm and dryOutside, Karen Currie (missing from photo while she went to the kitchen for more burgers), Ray Biagé, and Valerie Acorn cooked up a delicious burger, hot dog, salad and brownies meal to feed the hungry multitudes.
Photo: Ray and Valerie on the QOn the course, the last two teams were wrapping up:
Photo: Looking good!
Photo: Job done!
Photo: No birdie for Bob!
Photo: Good game!
Oh no! Looks like we've got a tie between the four-member Kentucky Fried Chickens, and a three-member team, anchored by course-owner Carl Currie.
Bob decides to engage the two teams in a putting contest. A four-hole course is mapped out on the practice green, and the two teams play off for the coveted trophy.
Rick and Tracy from the Chickens think they have it aced, as they line up Tracy's shot:
Photo: Rick and Tracy looking for an ace
Photo: Carl looks on as Tracy just misses the mark
Head Chicken Angus Davies also misses a close one to give the lead to the other team:
Photo: No cigar!
When it was all over, the hardware went to the three-person team of Marie MacDonald, Carl Currie, and Rupert Sweetapple.
Photo L-R: Organizer Bob Fowler, Marie MacDonald, Carl Currie, Rupert Sweetapple
The Kentucky Fried Chickens had to settle for second:
Photo L-R: Jean Anderson, Angus Davies, Tracy MacDonald, Rick Doiron
The prize for the team with the "most dedication" went to Chick Morrison, Greg St. John, and Daphne Crosby. Longest drive went to Gary Crosby (men) and Karen Currie (women) . Valerie Acorn took the honours for "closest to the line" (new event this year) on hole number one. Closest to the pin for the men was Donald Weeks, while no-one was able to hit the green to take the honours for the women.
Following the distribution of the main prizes, a large number of door prizes were drawn for.
Thanks to the many organizers, including Bob Fowler, Carl and Karen Currie from Countryview, Allan and Valerie Acorn, Ray Biagé and Barb Duncan-Biagé, and Rick Doiron for another successful Golf Tournament!
Have a good summer everyone, and we'll see everyone back at both Countryview Golf Course and the Cornwall Curling Club for the Golf and Curling Transition Spiel in mid-October!Posted Wednesday, June 11, 2008 by derekm:
Photo: searching for the ball on the final hole
We're not sure what this team was up to, as normally, only one person putts at a time!
Photo: Double Putters
While the final teams were putting-out, the organizers were preparing a feast of hamburgers, potato salad, coleslaw, and yummy chocolate brownies.
While Bob Fowler was reviewing the scorecards, the attendees soaked up the sun on the deck and enjoyed the fine food (and a drink or two).
Photo: enjoying sun, food, drink
When the scores were tallied, the three-player team of Carl Currie, Tracey Lee MacDonald, and Hank Kamphuis came up the winners, with a score of thirty-three.
Photo: Winners Carl Currie, Tracey Lee MacDonald, Hank Kamphuis, Bob Fowler
There was also a prize for the team who showed the most honesty when recording their score.
Photo: Most honest golfers Brenda Campbell, organizer Bob Fowler, Angus Davies, Tracy MacDonald. Missing from photo: Paul Neima
The prize for men's longest drive went to big Rob Young, while the women's went to (not so big) Tracy MacDonald.
Closest to the pin for the men went to Lester Callbeck, while new golfer Cyndi Russell took the honours for the women. All participants received a gift of tees, a ball marker and a divot tool from Countryview, and many also received door prizes, with the big prize of two golf rounds, complete with power cart, going to Eileen Leahey.
Thanks to the organizers and helpers, including Bob Fowler, Aaron Campbell, Carl and Karen Currie from Countryview Golf Course, and Ray and Barb Biagé, along with Gord Matthews of Kenmac Energy for donating some of the prizes. and all the participants. See you back at Countryview and the Cornwall Curling Club in mid-October for the annual golf and curling transition spiel!
Photo: Wayne Cunneyworth, Kathy Thompson. Missing: Mark MacDonald
Second place honours went to the team of Tom Dunn, Tracey Lee MacDonald, Lawrence Walus, and Cyndie Cunneyworth.
Photo: Tracey Lee MacDonald, Lawrence Walus, Cyndie Cunneyworth. Missing: Tom Dunn
The prizes for the longest drives at the designated holes went to Rick Doiron and Karen Currie, while closest to the pin honours went to Gordon Peters and Paulette Richard.
Thanks to the many organizers, including Bob Fowler, Rick Doiron, Carl and Karen Currie from Countryview, Ray Biagé, Aaron Campbell, and barbecuer Valerie Acorn for another successful golf tournament. Thanks to those who donated prizes, including Countryview Golf Course and Kenmac Energy.
Photo: Tom Dunn tees off
Photo: Organizers Bob Fowler, Aaron Campbell, Karen CurrieHere is the draw for the annual Cornwall Curling Club Golf Tournament, set for June 17th at Countryview Golf Course, Route 19, Fairview. Entry fee is $25.
This is nine-hole best-ball tournament, along with skills contest, and a winner's circle and barbecue. Both beginning and experienced golfers are welcome - the best-ball format makes it fun for everyone.
Photo: Countryview's Karen Currie presents winning trophy to Rick Doiron, Connie Cummiskey, and Chad Dumville. Missing from photo is Bill Arsenault
Brenda Campbell won the ladies closest to the pin prize, while Tracy MacDonald won the award for the women's longest drive, proving that smaller golfers can hit the ball a long way!
Chick Morrison won the men's closest to the pin prize, while Rob Young or Derek Gallant (they were both on the same team, and both claimed the title) won the men's longest drive.
Besides "regular" golf, there was a "whiffle ball" pitching competition, where golfers had to pitch a practice golf ball into hula hoops.
Photo: Cyndie Cunneyworth and Chick Morrison on the "whiffle ball" course.
Winners of the pitching event were Susan Doiron, Kimball Blanchard, Ensor McNeill, and Dorothy Taylor.
Photo: Susan Doiron, Ensor McNeill, Dorothy Taylor. Missing: Kimball Blanchard
Other activities included an impromptu game of volleyball (prizes were not awarded), and eating hamburgers and hotdogs while relaxing on Countryview's newly expanded deck:
Thanks to the many event organizers, including Rick and Susan Doiron, Master of Ceremonies Bob Fowler, Master Barbecuer Aaron Campbell, and Carl and Karen Currie from Countryview Golf!
Don't forget our next event, which includes golf at Countryview, and curling at the curling club, on Sunday, October 17th. Have a great summer everyone!
Mark MacDonald, Jean Anderson, Kathy and Jim Reeves
Besides the best ball event, golfers took part in a chipping, and a putting competition.
John Condon, and Danny and Darlene Kneabone won the chipping contest, while the top putters were the team of Denis Dunne, Dave Murphy, Ian Barrett, and Phillip Cudmore
John Condon, and Danny and Darlene Kneabone
Denis Dunne, Dave Murphy (missing from photo: Ian Barrett, Phillip Cudmore)
Other winners were:
Ladies Long Drive: Karen Currie
Men's Long Drive: Gary Arsenault and Danny Kneabone (tie)
Men's Closest to the Pin: Bob Fowler
Ladies Closest to the Pin: Jean Anderson