The weather looked like the rain would start at any time but 10 hardy golfers braved the cooler temperatures to play 18 holes of golf.
the format for the day was best ball , with the teams chosen by their handicap factor . The teams were scored on the team net score.
team 1 ,Vern Herbert , Jean Lambert and Ed Kennedy with a combined handicap of 54.
Team 2, Brian Mcleod, George Coulson and Vern Craven with a combined handicap of 69.
Team 3 , Wayne Thomas, Gary Ladoceur, Richard Lampi and Allan Bruyere with a combined handicap of 77.
Team 3 turning in a round of 68 with 5 birdies and only one bogie for a low net score of 9.
Team 2 shot an 81 and came in second with a net score of 12.
Team 1 had 3 birdies and an eagle for a round of 70. thier net score was 16,good for third place.
The eagle scored by team 1 on the 10th hole and was the first this year in seniors golf.
Jean Lambert chipped in from about 60 yards out for a great eagle, congrats to the # 1 team of Ed Kennedy, Vern Herbert and Jean Lambert.
Next Seniors golf is on thursday June 2, see you there.
On Friday may 6th, a nice warm sunny day with a slight breeze on the front nine, turned into a windy day for the last nine holes..
Three senior golfers from little Falls golf club, Wayne Thomas, Richard Lampi and Ray Laquerre met up with Gordon Hoskins from the Kitchen Creek golf course to Play at Heron Landing which is on Frog Creek in the Couchiching First Nation Reserve.
Heron Landing Golf Course is a very well looked after course with 5 different tee off’s, with the black tees playing 7136 yards for par 72.
The reds play the shortest with a total of 4589 yards. We played the white tees with the total length of 6211 yards.
Wayne shot the lowest score of the day 88 and had 1 birdie, Gordon shot a 94, Richard shot a 98 with one birdie and Ray turned in a 101 with one birdie.
Each player sampled the water at least once as the water comes into play on 12 of the 18 holes. Ray tested out a few of the sand traps as well and visited some of the rough.
It was a pleasant day on the course, the course at Little Falls had not opened yet so the players drove 90 miles to play at Heron Landing.
For the first time in many years a group of senior golfers, were allowed to do some volunteer maintenance on the red tees on the first hole at Little Falls Golf Course.
This tee off had a slope which caused the right-handed golfers having to hit from a downhill lie and the left-handed had an uphill lie.
Now that the tee is level all golfers should be able to score at least one stroke better on this hole.
Thanks Goes to Ray Laquerre and the recreation director Nicole Halasz. of the Township of Atikokan as well as the Union for their cooperation enabling the senior golfers to do this work to make the golfing experience better for all the golfers.
Thanks also goes to Tramin for the loan of a front end loader to move the soil to the tee area and to Oggie’s Landscaping for his tools and expertise in removing and replacing the sod.
Many thanks to those who helped in the work, Ray Laquerre, John Williams, Pete Barna, Jean Lambert, Tod Bryck, Wayne Thomas, Larry Ogden, Richard Lampi, Rick Cain.
It was a hot sunny day with the temps near the 30 mark.
The five golfers who played in the rain in the falls last thursday,
were back home in the safe confines of Little Falls golf coarse, where you can play out of the rough from just about anywhere. Not like the Falls course if you are off the fairway you are in trouble.
15 golfers played today, with the format of day was a scramble with each player
using their drives two times on the front nine and the back nine. everyone played from the red tees all day.
the team of Ron Speck, Jean Lambert and Vern Herbert, were hot, just like the weather.
They turned in a card that had no bogies, but had 6 birdies for a total of 66,
which is the lowest round of the year turned in by a group.
Well done Guys.
Ray Laquerre, Steve Splawski and Richard Lampi had 4 birdies and enough bogies to get a total of 71.
Steve was the putter in this group and Richard with his wayward drives, tested all of Ray’s skill in recovering from the rough.
The Team of Brian McCallum sr., Jerry Cripps and Ed Kennedy scored Birdies on # 4,14 and 16.
They shot a 38 on the front and a 37 on the back nine for a 75 total on the day.
One shot behind with a 76 came Ted McLeod,Larry Meany and Peter Barna (he was the only golfer who got into the money in the Pete Peterson tourney last week in the Falls).
They shot a 39 on the front nine and a 37 on the back with a birdie on hole # 15.
The golf gods were not kind to the group of Franco Calvelli, Leo Lamarche and Scotty Russell as the turned
in a round of 40 on the front nine and 41 on the back, 81 on the day.
Back on the Golf Course 2015 Seniors Thursdays at Little Falls Golf Course.
The turn out for the first week of golf was good with a total of 17 golfers, on a cool cloudy day, with a threat of rain. Some rain did fall but did nothing to deter the golfers.
Most of the golfers were there at 9:00 am, there was some confusion as to the start time, when the notice did not indicate the tee off time. the result was a couple of golfers were a bit late.
the golfers were spit up into 5 teams of three golfers, playing best ball with each golfer having to use their drives 2 times on each nine holes.
Wayne Thomas, Larry Brown and Vern Craven shot a 41 on the front nine , the score on the back nine was a 38 for a combined score of 79.
The second group was made up of Jean Lambert, Scotty Russell and Gerry Ladoceur. They turned in a score of 78. shooting 41 on the front nine and 37 on the back nine.
Team 3 consisted of Harold Mosely , Jerry Cripps and Richard Lampi. Vern Herbert joined this group on the first tee to make up a foursome. Each player had to use two drives each on the front and back nines.
they played the front nine at even par 36 and grew to a 38 on the back nine for a total of 74, good for 3rd place. Allan Bruyere joined this group for the back nine and Vern Herbert moved to the eventual winning team .
The fourth team of Ray Lacquere, Brian McCallum and Steve Splawski turned in a 37 on the front and a 36 on the back and took second place with a 73.
The winners of the day were Franko Cavelli, Pete Barna and Leo Lamarche.
They played the first nine with a 38 and burned up the course with a 34 on the back nine.
They had 4 birdies for the day.
The Format for next week, June 4th , will be roll the dice.
Tee off at 9:00 AM Sharp
golf in the temperate zone ( This is the zone we are in, the temperature can be 32°F (0°C) and 85° F, (32° C) in the afternoon).
today is May 12th and we had 2″ of snow on the ground this morning. This is not good if you are playing with white balls, and men don’t generally carry around coloured ones in their golf bags.
Just to bring everyone up to date , Little Falls Golf Course opened to pull carts on May 4th and to golf carts on Wednesday, May 6th.
George Coulson, Bob Thorson and I played on Saturday. The scores were not real good for Richard and Bob.
The weather was pleasant, not what you would call warm, but not cold.
The ball did not carry very well but everyone who was out, enjoyed just being on the course.
The Greens are in better shape this year than they were last year. Most of the greens were covered for the winter and survived very well.
George hit the ball well and had a good round, He is using a short putter this year and it is working for him.
This is not one of our shots but it is close.