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Driftwood Classic winter golf tourney 2016

 

2016 driftwood classic open Ray Laquerre, Max Fulton,Adam Clement, Max Clement, Greg Fulton

Driftwood open winter classic.

Max Clement’s driftwood winter classic was held on April 3 rd 2016,
This golf tournament has been held for 20 plus years, and is played on the ice in front of Max’s cabin
on Driftwood bay on the floodwaters (Marmion lake Reservoir),north of the Atikokan Hydro Generating Station site.

Some years the ice conditions were very poor and the tournament was not held.

This years classic started with a stop at the White Otter Inn where everyone had a full breakfast
to get them warmed up and mentally prepared to face the minus 12 degree temps and a 15 km wind
that was waiting for them on the Lake.

the snow was falling and there had been about 4 cm on the ice.
Driftwood bay, got its name for all the driftwood and stumps that are present in the bay, this area was flooded in 1926
as a storage area for the hydro dam at the moose lake hydro station

Max, with his three Grandsons, Adam Clement, Max and his twin brother Gregg Fulton, with Ray Laquerre and Richard Lampi rounded out the golfers who braved the weather to participate in this classic.

The game was played one day after Max’s 90th birthday.

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October seniors golf

Seniors golf Oct 1st 2015

Todd Bryck
Todd Bryck

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.

Seniors thurday july 23 2015

seniors Thursday:
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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.

Who showes up to golf

who showes up to golf

It seems, in golf that each golfer has two persona’s, one that is a good golfer and the other is

the evil twin.

On any given day, we do not know which person will show up when we go golfing. Todays golf at Cottonwood

George Coulson, Sid Bina, Don Reisberg and Richard Lampi, teed off # 1.

George and Sid hit to the left side if the green, Richard to the right. Don hit the green and was left with a 15 footer
which he drained for a Birdie, a great way to start the game.

On # 2 Don’s Evil twin showed up and for the next two holes, he hung around resulting in a 5 and a 6. Then he was gone and Don played

good golf for the rest of the round, adding another Birdie on #7, for a 31

George matched Don’s Birdie with one of his own on #7, with Sid and Richard with pars on that hole.

Sid shot steady golf all day and finished with a 33. Richard stayed out of the water for a change and shot a 32.

George’s evil twin kept on comming back to visit him which resulted in a score of 37.

Judy Bess was out in front of us and Arthur Barnett played with her from hole # 2.

As we were finishing our round Howard and Dianne Stewart were starting thier round, hope they had a good round.

Golf season is coming to an end at Little Falls Golf Club

Little Fall Golf Coarse closes for the season on October 1st again this year.

It does not mean the end of golf , just that the clubhouse is closed and the locker area will will be closed.

The season was hit and miss during May, June and part of July  due to poor weather conditions.

The greens suffered bad damage from the severe winter and the late spring did not help .

The Seniors group, made up of some very hardy  golfers survived the early bad weather only missed one Thursday and that was due to heavy rain and lightning.

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Left to Right  Leo Lamarche, Steve Splawski, Richard Lampi and Harold Mosley

we were the early finishers on this day