Heron wins Ironman at Sunnydale

Par for the Course: A roundup of action from Comox Valley golf courses

  • Sep. 13, 2012 12:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The ever-popular Iron Man Competition, whereby the greens crew locate pins in diabolical positions and tee boxes are stretched to their maximum length, was held Sunday at Sunnydale.

None of these distractions bothered Rob Heron as he cruised around the course posting a net 69, two shots clear of any of his fellow competitors.  Second on the net side went to Keith Lamond with a 71, followed by Jack Currie and Randy Bennett with 73s and in fifth spot with a net 74 was Ron Pinke.

Greg Koster registered an amazing 73 gross in ultra difficult conditions, three shots better than Jordan Rallison and Kyle Stairs.  Gerry Rautenberg was low net in the 10 and below handicap division with net 72, followed by Carl Webber and Matt Friesen with 75s.

Jules Urban captured low gross honours in the 11+ handicap division with an 82, three shots better that Rick Dawson’s 85.  Greg Mahrt and Wally Pettigrew both shot 87 with Silvio Alberti rounding out the 11+ side with a gross 89.

KPs were earned by Greg Koster #10, Bo Bishop #15 and Russ Hotsenpiller #17. Getting lucky with big wins in the Pots of Gold were Silvio Alberti on #10 and Dave Pye on #15. Long Drive for 11+ handicap division went to Greg Mahrt, while Jordan Rallison blasted one to win the low handicap division – they each received merchandise courtesy of pro shop manager Rob Speer.

A gift certificate to Midlands Tools was won by Randy Bennett for the longest putt on #9.  This Sunday we host players from Port Alberni as they complete a home-and-away competition. Register at 8:30 for a 9 a.m. shotgun start.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Perfection

On another perfect Comox evening, 52 guys showed up to play a white/red scramble format at the Glacier Greens Golf Course.

1st -5 c/b Gabe Tremblay, Barry Hewer, Rick Verbeek and Al Pasanen. 2nd -5 Bob Edwards Jim Loring, Rudge Wilson and Greg Conway. 3rd -4 Clint Perry, Pat Renaud, Hank Fortin and John Lahey. 4th -3 c/b over four other teams Lyle Torrie, Adrian Haut, Scott Teasdale and Al Murtough.

The Torrie foursome was also the big winners of the night as they swept the snip pot with an eagle on #5.

Individual hole prize winners: #1 (sponsored by A-Lure Barber Shop) Bud Bryan; #2 (Scott Fraser Real Estate) Dave Wacowich;

#3 (Applebee’s) Rick Verbeek; #4 (Jo Klassen’s Grill) Bud Bryan;

#5 (Little Caesars’ Pizza) Murray Polson; #6 (Billy D’s Pub) Jim Loring; #7 (Bill Kelly Pro Shop) Rudge Wilson; #8 (Griffin Pub) Al Waddell, #9 (Coulter’s Automotive Repair) Doug Mann.

The winner of the popular granite cutting board, donated by Quick and Easy Granite, was Claud Dufault. Other draw prizes were donated by Chips Ahoy, Brian McLean Chevrolet, Yiamas, Panago Pizza and The Avenue.

Tuesday, Sept. 18 is our final event of the season. Tee-off is 4 p.m. so be there by 3:30. There are five spots still open, so get to the club and get your entry in.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scramble

It was a cool morning when members of the Crown Isle Ladies golf club began their game of Scramble on Sept. 11 but the day improved considerably and turned out to be very nice.

The winning team with a low gross of 71 was Mavis Baines, Liz Ellis, Sandra Morton and Judy Pouliot.  Second was a two-way tie at 74 for the teams of  Sandy Linhart, Katy Macaulay, Shirley Podovsky, Sheila Potts; and Eleanor Peters, Anne Sands, Rosemary Smith, Pam Stevens.  The KPs went to Judy Pouliot on #12 and Anne Sands on #7.

The Crown Isle 2012 Ladies Championship was held a couple of weeks ago with some great scoring in this two-day event. Abigail Rigsby won the overall low gross with 153 and Rosemary Smith was overall low net at 130.

In the “A” Flight, Raelene Robertson was first low gross with 157 and May Mitchell was second at 159. First low net was Sheila van Gisbergen’s 131 and Marilyn McCusker took second with 134.

In the “B” Flight, Carol Ayley had a 173 for first low gross while Judy Pouliot’s 175 was second. On a count-back, first low net went to Linda Foreman with 141 and Sandy Linhart’s 141 was second.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ying/Yang

Another gorgeous sunny day for Sunnydale Ladies Tuesday group this week.

Lys McCrone was low gross winner with 90 and Cheryl Bickle was low net winner with 70. Second low gross was Joan Brown with 91, 3rd Carolyn Walker 92, Teri Sleigh  93 and Jane Grant 95.

Second low net winner was Trisha Harris with 72, 3rd with 73 were Pat Costello, Jane Keoughan and Sandra Gallaway. Fourth with 74 was Pat Lowe and Vicki Bombini.  Norma Rankin and Magge Miller were 5th with 76.

Low putt winner with 28 was Tricia Harris. Long putt winner on #9 was Lois  Westbrook. KP#5 2nd shot was Norma Rankin. KP#10 winner was Pat Costello and KP#15 was Joan Brown.

A second game called Ying/Yang was played. Before teeing off you choose your nine best holes. Net winner with 28 was Sandra Gallaway and runner-up was Joan Brown with 30.5. Next week will be the turkey shoot. I need to know exact numbers so please sign up.

Today was the wind-up for the nine-hole ladies who had a total of 18 golfers playing best ball.  Winning team was Dorothy Ratcliffe, Irene Hilchey and Jan Berg.  Second place went to Jill McLaren, Maureen Holt and Stella Nickel.  Third place team was Trudi Garratt, Lenore Watson and Louise Smiley. The teams had a total of two birdies and seven pars. Presentation was followed by a great lunch from Ben’s Kitchen.

Tuesday 18-hole ladies will continue to the end of the month with our closing day being Sunday, Sept. 30, playing 18 holes with dinner and meeting to follow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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