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 new season stated off with 15 senior golfers, ( if you are 50 years old you can play seniors golf on Thursday morning)
The seniors were greeted with a nice sunny morning , Greens in good shape and dry hard fairways, for this time of the year.
All the players names were put in a hat and drawn to make up the teams.
they played best ball and each player had to use his drive at least 2 times for each nine holes.
all players played from the red tees.
the team of Ron(Rudy) Speck, Jean Lambert and Vern Herbert shot a 71 with 3 birdies and 2 Boggies.
Rudy Played a lot of golf during the winter in texas and it showed as he led his team to the best score of the day.
Ted McLeod, Allan(Spud) Bruyere and Ray Laquerre turned in a score of 72 to capture the # 2 spot on the day.
Vern Craven, Pete Barna and Jerry Cripps shot a 73 to wrap up third place on the day.
Ed Kennedy, Brian McLeod and Eli Kempf had a score of 77 as did the team of Brian McCallum, Richard Lampi and George Coulson.
12 golfers took part in the regular seniors Thursday golf , starting at 9:30 am on Oct. 1st 2015
It was a nice cool fall day with the sun shining. The temp was about 10 degrees C at tee off and warmed up to about 15 degrees by 1:30 pm when the golf was finished and a mild wind blowing around.
The format for the day was 2 man teams playing alternate shots from tee to finishing out on the green.
The long hitters off the tee, played the odd number holes because they are generally the longest holes to play.
The shorter hitters played the even number holes which include the parr three holes.
Leading the scoring parade were Ray Laquerre and Pete Barna. they scored 19 after the first 3 holes, ( the only 8 scored on the day), they then parred the next 6 holes for a 43 on the front nine.
They had two birdies (only birdies on the day) on the back nine and turned in a 37 for a total of 80.
Eight strokes back for second place were the pair of Leo Lamarche and Todd Bryck , shooting a 88,
Thanks to Leo’s clutch putting. they shot 45 going out and 43 coming in.
Larry Hawkins and Rudy took third place with a 48 on the front and a 45 on the back nine.
Franko and Richard got fourth place on a count back, with a 94. Also coming in with a 94 were the pair of Jean Lambert and Scotty Russell .
the tournament organizers Ed Kennedy and Brian McCallum shot a 51 on the front and a 49 on the back for an even 100.
All the teams scored better on the back nine, must be the warmer weather.