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.