The Senior Men’s open golf tournament was played on Aug 8th. It was opened with a moment of silence for long time tournament organizer, Leo Lamarche who was involved in this tournament as a player and organizer for 28 years. ( he won this tournament in 1996).
Greg Tighe wins the 29th annual Seniors Open with a pair of 38’s and a total score of 76
Greg was presented the Barny Modeland Memorial Trophy, by tournament organizer Ray Laquerre
64 players from across northwestern Ontario to Alberta, took in the annual event.
Championship flight winners, Don Robertson 77, Kevin Cain 80, Mel Larson 81 on a count back.
Flight #1 winners Tim Fairburn 77, Jerry Cripps 82, Mark Clark 87 on a count back.
Flight #2 winners Franco Calvelli 82, Brian McCallum jr 85, Jim Kusick 87 on a count back.
Flight #3 winners Jean Lambert 86, Jerry Garber 87, John Krann 94.
Flight #4 winners Dave Warren 85, Reed Sherwood 87, Ron Bridgeman 88 on a count back.
Flight #5 winners Gary Braun 88, Al Holt 90, Hartley Beauregard 91.
Flight #6 winners Pat Alexander 94, Pete Barna 94, Lance Beauregard 95.
Flight #7 winners Jim Fowler 94, Richard Lampi 98, Scotty Russell 101.
Longest Drive: longest drive seniors for 50 to 70 age group, was Russ Desserre.
Alton Pollard had the longest drive of those over 70 .
Shortest Drive, Larry Ogden.
Closest to the pin on the par three holes, all were given a package of steaks donated by Foodland.
Hartley Beauregard, Don Robertson,Pete Barna.
Thanks to Maxine McCallun and Sally Speck for taking care of the Scoring and posting of the scores.
Thanks to Motown, for the great meal prepared for the event..
Thanks to all of the golf cart owners who donated their carts for the day,
and those who sponsored and/or donated to the event.
Golf for the Thursday’s seniors golf, wound up on Aug 31 this year as the weather in past September’s has been rainy and cold.
The sun was out and the temps were about 10 c at tee off and climbed to 23 c by the time play was finished afer 18 holes.
12 players signed up for the day’s outing, the 4 lowest handicap golfers each picked two players names out of hat to form the teams.
The format for the day was “roll the dice” .each player is assigned a number from 1 to 3 and #4 was a roll over, # 5(happy face, take the best ball) #6 (sad Face, take the worst ball.) Each Player hits their Drive off the tee and then the Dice is rolled to see which drive would be used.
From that point on each player hit from the spot which was the best position on the fairway or green.
The team of Wayne Thomas, Ed Kennedy and Richard Lampi had the best luck with the dice and ended with a 74 on the day.
Ray Laquerre, Gary Ladouceur and Pete Barna followed with a score of 76, with one birdie on Hole #13.
Jean Lambert , Vern Herbert and Lance Beauregard, turned in a 77 with a birdie on #8.
Jerry Cripps, Harold Mosley and Steve Splowski, rolled the dice poorly and ended up with a score of 83.
Thanks to Ed Kennedy for organizing the teams every week and for looking after the winners and losers all summer.
Thanks to Motown for a great meal at the end of the day.
Senior golf on Thursday mornings will continue until the course is closed, with a start time of 9.30 am. for the next couple of weeks.
A moment of silence for senior golfers Ted McLeod and Leo Lamarche was observed .
Senior men’s club championship 2017 Aug 24th
Tim Fairburn needed a lot of luck on the 18th hole to win his second Seniors club Championship in a row.
Tim finished the tournament with a score of 80, with Mark Clark (who won in 2015) hot on his tail with an 82.
Peter Barna presenting the Al Ward- Hartley Watson Trophy to Tim Fairburn.
Franco Calvelli took the low net on a count back with a 72, with 2 birdies on the round.
Jerry Cripps shot a 89 to take low gross in the second flight
Gary Billings took the low net with a 73 with two birdies on the round.
Lance Beauregard shot a 102 and with that score, took low gross in the third flight.
Allan Bruyerre took the low net with a 79.
A special prize, a statue of an eagle was given to Jean Lambert for the eagle he recorded on hole # 1 during the senior mens open played on Aug 8th. the only Eagle recorded on that day.
Other players who scored birdies were Ray Laquerre on # 1, Mark Clark on # 5 and Mark Labossiere on hole # 14.
Thanks to Motown for the great meal served and to all of the sponsors who donated prizes for the event.
Thanks to the committee of Ray Laquerre, Pete Barna and Richard Lampi for organizing the Tourney.
Well today we were down to 7 golfers so we played girls against boys,
regular golf with a team score. The “girls” won.
left to right, Dianna Stewart, Gerry Busch and Teresa Williams.
The golfers survived strong Texas winds and had a good time
Friday, March 24, 2017.
This was the ending of the La Copa League for another year.
The winds were gusting to 35 MPH, we also had a sprinkle of rain on holes 5,6,&7.
(the rain always seems to start when you are at the farthest point away from the clubhouse)
You can see by the flag straight out in the picture of the men’s foursome the strength of the wind.
The luck was with the girls as they beat the boys. Howard thinks it was the rusty golf balls they had to play with after the rain.
left to right, Jim Williams, Howard Stewart, Bill Kozak and Duane Miller.
It was a good year for golf with many golfers taking part in the league, thanks to all who came and golfed at Cottonwood and we hope everyone comes back again.
thanks to Howard for the pictures taken in March and to Gerry
for the updates and the scorecards sent, Joyce for the tees and Dice (the loaded ones that some players used)
Hot weather greeted the dwindling numbers of golfers who play in the laCopa Friday league
More winter Texans are heading north of the Texas border, leaving the warmth of the Rio Grand valley behind.
14 golfers showed up for the Friday classic. the day was warm and breezy, nice Texas weather.
St Patrick Day brought good luck to the White team, made up of Keith Bess, Duane and Gary Miller, along with Bill Stewart as they toured the course with a one over par 28.
individual score, Keith shot a 31 to take the lowest score on the day, Bill shot a 38, Duane a 39 and Gary a 37.
The Red team of Dianna Stewart, Tony Guadagnolo, Howard Stewart and Teresa Williams shot a 31.
Their individual scores were Dianna 35, Tony 36, Howard 38 and Teresa with a 39.
The Blue team turned in a 32 good for 3rd place. Gerry Busch scored a 36, Bill Kozak a 38 and Jim Williams did not have
the luck of the Irish and his total was 44.
For the Green team, Tracy Andrews wore his Irish colors leading his team of Bev Guadagnolo and Rolande LeFave to team score of 36. Bev shot a 41, Rolande a 42 and Tracy a 41.
Tracy had the best costume on the day pictured below.
cool and pleasant weather was welcomed by the 19 golfers who showed up
to play golf with the LaCopa league at Cottonwood golf course.
Some of the regular golfers are slowly heading north, but new golfers are joining the group
keeping the numbers up.
this weeks format was just regular golf and the teams recorded the best score on each hole
to determine the winning teams for the week.
this week there was a tie for the top spot with the red team of Sandra Olson, Nancy Rhulow, Bev Guadagnolo and Keith Bess tieing the White team of Dee Martintoni, Joyce Foy,
Jim Williams and Harry LaCore with team scores of 29.
the Pink team of Dianna Stewart, Bob Martintoni and Bill Kozak (new this week) shot a 30 on the round.
Gerry Busch led the green team of Jo LaCore and Tracy Andrews to a 31 on the day. The all male blue team did not have much luck and turned in a 32 for their round. Tony Guadagnolo, Duane Miller, Bill Stewart and Howard Stewart made up this team.
Keith had the lowest score on the day with a 31. Coming with 32’s were Harry LaCore and Bob Martintoni.
Nancy played her first golf in a couple of years and shot a 44, Sandra turned in a 46, Bev shot her lowest score this year with 39.
Tony’s total was 40, Duane 38, Bill Kozak (Thunder Bay, On. 38), Howard 39, Dee 34, Joyce 36, Jim 40,
Bill Stewart 39, Dianna 39, Gerry 37, Tracy 42.
It was another hot sunny day in southern Texas, playing on the 9 hole, par three course, a Cottonwood Country club, which is open to the public. It is a well maintained course with holes that vary in length from 95 yards to 205 yards.
18 of the finest senior golfers took advantage of the nice weather to show off their golf skills , and to have fun with a group of like-minded golfers, who like to gamble on the roll of the dice.
This weeks format best ball, with the exception of off the tees.
On each hole, players hit their tee shots and then a player rolls the dice to see which ball would be used to finish the hole. from there it is a scramble.
Bragging rights for the week went to Bill Stewart, Dee Martintoni and Tony Guadagnolo.
The total reported on their scorecard was a one over parr 28.
Bill made the putt on the last hole to win for the White team. It has to be noted here that Bill, took putting lessons all week getting ready for this weeks game.
Second place went to the Red team with a two over 29, Keith Bess, Dorothy Kline , Bev Guadagnolo and Richard Lampi made up this team.
Third place Was taken by the Blues with a four over 31. Jerry Pape. Doug Mazur, Gerry Busch and Fred Kline.
Newcomer Sandra Olson along with Jim Williams and Duane Miller made up the Pink team and they struggled to a 33.
The Green team had no luck with the dice and turned in a 35 for the day. Dianna Stewart headed the team of Teresa Williams, Bob Martintoni and Tracy Andrews.
Don and Donna Reisberg left to try their luck in the casinos on their way to florida and we wish them well, if the are playing dice.
Not many of the golfers had much luck rolling the dice today.
Jerry Pape took this picture of the group, so you will not find him in the picture.
22 of the hardiest golfers braved the 65 degree weather when the golf started and the 80 degree temps when the golf was over by days end. The wind was a very slight breeze by Texas standards.
A new golfer Brianna, joined the group as she was on a week off from college,
visiting her grandparents, Fred and Dorothy Kline.
Jeff Dykstra played for his second week and right after the golf was over he headed back to South Dakota. I don’t know if the golf was so bad or he just wanted to catch some of the warm weather that is in South Dakota before it turns back into winter.
Players from the white team, Duane Miller 34,Doug Mazur 34, Keith Bess 30, and Fred Kline 35 , won the bragging rights for the week with a one under 26.
Keith and Duane scored birdies on hole # 9, Keith also had a bird on # 2. He had the low round of the day with a 30.
Tied with 29’s were the Blue and Green teams.
Harry led the Blues with a 31, Dee scored a 35, Dorothy (last weeks putting machine) turned in a 39, and Bev shot a 43.
Don score the low score for the Green team with a 34, Bob was next with a 35, Richard turned in an even par 36, and Jeff had a few six’s and a score of 41 which was matched by Teresa’s 41.
The Pink team had a 33 on the day led by Jo with an even par 36, followed by Dianna with a 37,
the men of the group Tony a 40, Bill a 42, Jim a 44.
The Red team had a 33 on the day, leading the team was Gerry with a 36 , Dan shot 37,Brianna 38 and Tracy ( his First golf since he was here last year) a 47. they will remember the sixth hole
as they all scored 6’s.