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.
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 .
this week the format was individual scoring and the best score from each hole was used
to determine the winning team.
16 players took part in senior golf on the first warm sunny golf day of the season
Wayne Thomas organized the teams for the days play.
Team one, Ray Laquerre, Wayne Thomas and Jean Lambert.
Team Two, Jerry Cripps, Don MacDonald and Pete Barna.
Team Three, Gary Ladouceur, Ed Kennedy and Scotty Russell.
Team Four , Steve Splawski,Vern Craven, Franko Calvelli and Brian McLeod.
Team Five, Allan Bruyere, Richard Lampi and Harold Mosley.
Only two of the teams recorded each players scores.
Ed Kennedy shot 47 on the front and 45 on the back nine for a total of 92.
Gary Ladouceur had a 47 on the front and 54 on the back, his total was 101.
Scotty Russell played the front in 50 and the back was another 50 for a 100 score.
their team score was and 86
Allan Bruyere played the front in 52 and the back with another 52 for a 104 on the day.
Richard Lampi shot a 43 on the front nine and a 53 on the back for a total of 96.
Harold Mosley turned in a 45 on the front and a 47 on the back, his total was 92.
The team score was an 80 on the day good for 3rd place.
Ray, Jean and Wayne had the best team score on the day with a 72.
Jerry, Don and Pete turned in a 79 team score.
Steve, Vern, Franko and Brian’s team score was a 84.
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.
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.
The format for the day was best ball on the first 6 holes, alternate shot on holes 7 to 12 and best score on the remaining holes 13 to 18.
Those with handicap under 19 , hit from the white tees on the front nine and from the red tees on the back nine.
the high handicap (20 and up ) hit from the yellow tees on the front nine and from the whites on the back nine.
With this format the golfers with a high handicap played from the white tees had longer shots than the low handicap golfers who played off the red tees on the back nine.
Ed Kennedy and Jean Lambert led the way today scoring a 38 ( a birdie on # 7) on the front nine and a 43 on the back nine, for an 81, which give then first place on the day.
Gary Ladoceur and Richard Lampi came in with a pair of 41’s for second place with an 82.
They had their only birdie on the day on # 5 on the back nine.
Ray Laquerre and Steve Splawski shot an even par 36 on the front nine, they Eagled # 5,
( playing best ball, Ray hit the Green in 2 and Steve drained the eagle putt.) they then birdied # 6.
The back nine was not kind to them, as they shot a 47, they had the best score on the front nine . In spite of all that the turned in an 83 , good for third place.
Franko Calvelli and Scotty Russell had a 40 on the front and a 44 on the back for an 84, good for 4th place.
Fifth place was shared between the team of Barry Anderson and Vern Herbert, who scored a 44 and 42 for a total of 86, and matching that 86 were Ron Speck and Brian McCallum with a 45 on the front and a 41 on the back nine with birdies # 7 on the front and # 3, on the back nine.
Coming in with an 87 were John Williams and Ted McLeod, turning in a 43, with a birdie on # 5 on the front and a 44 on the back nine.
Larry Brown and Harold Mosley shot a 48 on the front nine but took 7 strokes off that score for 41 on the back nine. They birdied # 7 on the back. Their total for the day was an 89.
today was likely the warmest day of the season so far.