24 golfers took advantage of the great weather to come out to play golf .
Ed Kennedy, set up the daily outing with the format of best ball.with each golfer having to use two of his drives for the front nine and two on the back nine. captains were chosen by handicap and each captain drew for their players.
Tim Fairburn and his team of Scottie Russell, Ed Kennedy and Gord Martin toured the course with a Five Under 67, good for first place.
Mark Clark along with Terry (no last name) and Wayne Thomas were one shot behind with a 68,which tied them Todd Bryck , Brian McCallum and Richard Lampi, good for a tie for second.
Franco Calvelli , Ray Carlson and Lance Beauregard shot a 72 as did the team of Jean Lambert, Brian Ferguson and Allan Bruyere, good for a tie for third place.
Coming in the final position were the teams of Mark Labossierre,Dave (?) and Roy Decorte with a 76 as did the team of Ray Laquerre,Vern Hebert and Harry Bruyere.
player played from the red tees on the front and back nines.
The Atikokan Senior Men’s open golf tournament was played on Aug 14th. and was opened with a moment of silence for Peter Barna,
who has been involved in this tournament as a player and organizer .
Atikokan oldest active golfer Max Clement, opened the tournament with a nice drive past the corner on # 1.
Greg Tighe, took the championship flight, to win the 30th annual Seniors Open, with a come from behind score of 75
Kevin Cain took second with a 77 on a count back leaving Don Robertson (77) in third.
After the front nine, Don Robertson had a one stroke lead (36) over Russ Desserre (37) and a three stroke lead over
Kevin Cain (39) and Greg Tighe (39).
The back nine started great for Don, as he tallied an Eagle on # ten, Russ Desserre birdied it and was now two behind Don.
Greg took a 6 which put him 6 behind the leader, Kevin birdied it and was now 4 back.
Then the tides turned and over the next 5 holes Don’s lead was gone and Greg was clear of the field by two strokes and held this to the end, nice comeback Greg.
Tournament organizer Ray Laquerre presented Greg, with the Barney Modeland Memorial Trophy.
Flight one winners were, Franco Calvelli (83), Jerry Cripps (84) and Raymond Roy (92) on a count back.
Flight two winners: Jean Lambert (93 count back), Keith Kiervey (93) and Gordon Hoskins (94).
Flight three winners: Ron Speck (83), Mickey Desserre (93) and Alton Pollard with a (95).
Ron shot his way to a ten stroke lead by the end of his round.
4th Flight winners were: Gary Braun with a 87, Harold Mosley a 91 and Harley Beauregard with a 95.
5th Flight winners: Brian McCallum with a 97, Steve Geddes 103 on a count back and Ed Kennedy 103 on a count back.
6th flight winners: Richard Lampi 94, Scotty Russell 95 and Allen Bruyerre shot a 106.
52 players from across northwestern Ontario to British Columbia, took in the annual event.
Longest Drive: longest drive seniors for 50 to 70 age group, was Todd Bryck.
Barry Anderson had the longest drive of those over 70 .
Most accurate Drive on #7 was Alton Pollard
Closest to the pin on # 6 Keith Kiervy and closest on # 16 was Scotty Russell.
Thanks to Maxine McCallum and Sally Speck for taking care of the Scoring and posting of the scores.
Thanks to , for the great meal prepared for the event by First Round Draft Sports Bar & Grill
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.
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.
the sun was shining and there was heavy dew on the grass when the golfers teed off.
13 golfers took part in the 18 holes of golf, Max Clement played his first round of golf
with the seniors this year and the age of 90, showed that he has not lost any distance
or accuracy on the links. Max does play regularly but normally only plays 9 holes.
The foursome of Jerry Cripps, Brian McCallum sr, Ed Kennedy and Jean Lambert
turned in the best score of the day with a 2 under 70, giving them bragging rights for the day.
Wayne Thomas, Richard Lampi and Pete Barna shot a 71 for second place.
Coming in third were the threesome of Ray Laquerre, George Coulson and Max Clement by turning in a 73.
Fourth place went to Franco Calvelli, Brian McLeod and Leo Lamarche with a 76 score.
the format for the day was a scramble from the red tees and each golfer had to use two drives on each nine.
even under this format the course only gave up 8 birdies on the day. 4 of them were on the par 5 holes.
Tim Fairburn wins the Senior men’s club championship with a round of 79, a one stroke victory over last years winner, Mark Clark .
Tim also had the longest drive and closest to the pin on # 11, (31′ 6″).
Mark Clark and Jean Lambert with a 70 for the low net in the first flight
Other closet to the pin winners were Jean Lambert 18′ 2″ on # 2,
Pete Barna 53″ on hole # 6 and Allan Bruyere 7′ 1″ on # 15
23 Players took part in the club championship.
Flight two winner, Barry Anderson shot a 89 with Ted McLeod taking the low net with a 68, Pete Barna took second low net with a 70.
Brian McLeod won the third flight with a 90. Richard Lampi shot a low net of 66 while Lance Beauregard took the 2nd low net with a 72.
Another day with sunshine and slight breezes greeted the senior golfers at little falls golf course..
15 golfers showed up to play the game of the day, scramble with each golfer using their drives
twice on the front and back nines.
The course is starting to show the lack of moisture on some of the fairways, the greens are in great shape.
Ed Kennedy, Wayne Thomas and Vern Craven were off on # 1 and scored a 76 with a pair of 38’s after playing 18 holes.
Brian McCallum sr and Brian Jr along with Ted McLeod led off from #2 and they completed their round in 76 and,
along the way they picked up a couple of birdies and a few bogies.
Jean Lambert was teamed up with Lance Beauregard and Leo Lamarche, who played his first senior’s Thursday today.
Birdies were scarce and the bogies a little more plentiful as they turned in a 76 on the day. They started their round on #3.
teeing off on # 4 , Larry Hawkins, Alan Bruyere and Richard Lampi and they toured the course in a 73
with birdies on three holes and bogies on four holes, this was good enough for bragging rights for the day.
Ray Laquerre, Harold Mosley and rounding out the team, the oldest golfer on the day is Steve Splawski who is 87 years young.
they turned in a card with 3 birdies and 5 bogies for a total of 74 good for second place on the day.
Next week some of the seniors will be playing, in the annual Pete Peterson tournament, in International falls, Min. on Aug 4th.