Glacier Greens guys shoot low scores off blue tees

Par for the Course: a round-up of action from Comox Valley golf courses




On May 26 the weather was warm and the golf course in good shape for the 108 Glacier Greens Saturday Men’s  players hitting off the blue tees.

Hcp. 0-11: Low gross Chuck Kennedy 73, Dave Osborne 76,  Barry Norris 77 c/b. Low net Clint Perry 67, Stan Mills 68, Blair Peacock 69. Snips: #5 Rob Hill, #7 (POG) Dave Osborne, #15 Stan Mills.

Hcp. 12-17: Low gross Roger Guinan 81, Mike Worley 84 c/b, Gabe Tremblay 84 c/b. Low net Jim Loring 68, Terry Mitchell 69c/b, Tim O’Rourke 69. Snips: #7 (POG) Wayne Wood, #11 Norm Fellbaum, #12 (POG) Warren Brandson, #16 Richard Wand.

Hcp. 18+: Low gross Philip Ball 82, Jack Jackson 87, Rick Verbeek 89. Low net Vic Crisp 66, Rudge Wilson 70 c/b, Bill Stephens 70 c/b. Snips: #3 Henry Bonde, #8 Art Trto, #12 (POG) Al Pasanen, #13 Chuck Brown.

Those are good scores off the blues; we will see how it goes next week when we play the red tees for the first time. Shotgun start 8:30 a.m. and POG #17.







Pin Day

May 29 was the second Pin Day and Low Putts game of the 2012 season for members of the Crown Isle Ladies golf club.  It is an individual game of total net score for 18 holes with all putts holed out.  In a season, six Pin Days are played with RCGA, BCGA and Zone awards.

There were some terrific scores posted.  The pin winner (first low net) was Sandy Linhart with a 65 while second  went to Brenda Barrigan with 68.  Raelene Robertson had a 71 for first low gross and Dee Horie was second at 81.  Raelene took the low putts with 26.

Lots of birdies:  Pat Chalmers #11, Valerie Dingwall #5 and #12, Sandy Dudley #5, Dee Horie #8, Shirley Ketter #1 and #13, Gillian Kirkpatrick #12, Sandy Linhart #12, May Mitchell #12, Barb Parker #16, Raelene Robertson #1, #8, #10, #12 and #18), and Julie Tuepah #7.  The KPs went to Barb Parker on #16 and Julie Tuepah on #7.  Donna Cunliffe and Joanne Meyer shared the Par 5 pot (25+hcp) for their pars on #5.

Crown Isle is in great shape and, with play like shown above, so is the ladies golf club. Congratulations to all.




Ladies tie

On May 24, the Comox Thursday Night Ladies’ low gross winner was a tie between Janice Nicklin and Jan Dafoe with 40. Second was also a tie among Sue Leakey, Karen Vanetta and Nancy Riva with 43.

Vicki Edwards (32) had low net score followed by Maureen Taylor (33). Long drives: Barb Dixson, Laurie Appleyard; KPs: Lorelei Banford, Suzy Venuta, Brenda Good. Longest putt: Vicki Edwards. Maureen Taylor and Joanne Myer each had only 13 putts.

On Tuesday, May 29, our low gross winner was Grace Coulter (89), followed by Karen Vanetta (91). Low net was Helen Dawber (69) and second was Mary Ann Aikman (71). Jean McCrea and Barb Dixson had longest drives; Nancy Riva, Jean McCrea and Marva Opperman had KPs. Edith Albrecht had the longest putt.

Remember that our Thursday Night Ladies League is open to all, with reduced green fees to non-members. Sign up at the Golf Shop at 250-339-4444. See you all next Thursday at 5:30 for a 6 p.m.shotgun. Check our website at







Stairs shines

Who the heck is Kyle Stairs? He came out of nowhere to win low gross with an even par 36, plus a set of darts from Pacific Western Brewery for his long drive on #6 as well as a T-shirt from the clubhouse for his 2nd shot KP #8 at Sunnydale Men’s Beer and Burger. Way to go Kyle, whoever you are. (Just kidding – he works on our greens crew).

Close behind with a 37 was Ken Osbourne 2nd low gross  also a rebate on a Swinkey from Brian Benedictson KP #4 as well as a gift card from Freakin’ Coffee for his KP 2nd shot #9. Peter Benedictson took 3rd low gross with a 37 on a count-back.

On the net side it got really interesting with Darrell Smith winning with a 30.5. Not far down the beach came Ed Podetz with a 31.5, Dan Woods and Silvio Alberti were arm and arm with a 34.5.  Dan also won Whistle Stop gift certificate for long putt #7.

Others prizes went to Damon Gaudet long drive #1 sleeve of balls from Newman Golf, Shane Robinson won a gift certificate from Lordco for his 3rd shot on #2 (it must have been a putt), KP #3 Ron Pinke, KP #5 Josh Roberts.  Finally closest to the Pinchazo was Chris Dowson on #3. This week it was in the sand trap. He wins a surprise from the Romance Shop.

Pots of gold carried over until next week: 5:30 sign-up for 6 p.m. shotgun.  Everyone welcome.







Busy day

Sunnydale Ladies nine hole girls had a good turnout with 12 this week. Jenny Lavery was the low gross winner and low net Louise Smiley. Tied for best putts were Lorraine Clark and Jenny Lavery.

The 18 hole girls played for the Dorthy Olive Franklin, a District 6 event where all money raised goes to junior golf. Results will be known later.

Low gross winner was Bev Byerley with an 80 followed by Judy Berkley 92, Teri Sleigh 93, Carolyn Walker 94, Sharon Littler 98 and Trish Heyland 99.

Low net winners were  Joan Brown with72 followed by Magge Miller 73, Betty Lund 74, Sandra Gallaway 75, Bev Aitken, Becky Kenner 76 and Pat Costello 77.

Best putter was Bev Byerley with 28. Longest putt on # 9 was Lois Westbrook. KP # 5 with 2nd shot was Pat Rudolph. KP #10 Pat Costello. No winner on #15 so Bev Aitken pulled her own card and won the prize. Birdies were made by Frankie McCaffery and Bev Byerley (three). Chip- in by Jane Keoughan.

Monday is the Tournament of Champions for the district so Bev Byerley and Sandra Gallaway will be playing in it.

Tee-off next week is at 9 a.m.




Good night

Comox Men’s Night golf results:

#1 Longest Putt (sponsored by Petrie Golf) Ian Johnston. #2 2nd shot KP 0-16 hcp (Coulter Automotive) Rick Adams. #3 Long Drive 0-16 hcp ( Darren Lloyd Jones) Mark Smith. #4 – 2nd shot KP 17+ hcp (Sprinklers Restaurant) Mike Naso. #5 KP all (Investors Group Rob Backhouse) Pat Riva. #6 2nd shot KP 0-16 hcp (Panago Pizza) Ron Pearce. #7 Long Drive 17+ hcp (Quality Foods) Mike Naso. #8 2nd shot KP 17 + hcp (Chinook Forest Products) Art Karpus. #9 KP all (Shilo Painting) Rick Adams.

Low gross: Kyle Mudge 36, Rick McCaughan 38 c/b, Mark Smith (38).

Low net: Art Karpus 28 c/b, Brian Buchanan 28, Mike Naso 29.

















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