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Koster captures Sunnydale men's title

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




The Sunnydale Men's Club teed it up last weekend for the prestigious award of club champion. I don't think it was much of a surprise when the two-day total added up to 143 and Greg Koster became the new club champion. Only two strokes behind was Tyler Van Anrooy.

Sunnydale's low net champion, who played in the last group and at one time held the lead with only seven holes remaining and being four-under par up to that point, was Murray Erickson.

I'm sure Greg and Tyler had to dig deep to pull ahead of Murray. Or maybe for Murray reality reared its ugly head. Rick Dawson was only four strokes behind with 135.

Senior club champ goes to Robin Ward with 147. Senior net goes to Jim Buchnan who also made an appearance in the last group on Sunday. The super senior coffin dodger champion is Gerry Rautenberg with a 161. The super net champ goes to Al Edwards who sustained a certain amount of ridicule with a 133.

Remember this is your last chance to sign up for the 2012

Tillicum (Aug. 4-5). See you there.







Pin Day

On the lovely last day of July, the Crown Isle Ladies golf club members played their fifth Pin Day of the 2012 season.  Pin Day 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.

Tuesday’s low net winner was Patricia Chalmers with a 65.  Second went to Maggie Maclean for her 67.  Tied for low putts at 29 were Barb Parker and Jenny Steel. May Mitchell had the first low gross of 79 while second was a tie at 80 for Raelene Robertson and Jenny Steel.

Linda Foreman won the KP on #4 and May Mitchell won it on #12. Birdies were the order of the day for Mavis Baines (#1), Brenda Barrigan (#15), Liz Ellis (#2), Linda Foreman (#4), Katy Macaulay (#12), Janet Phillips (#2), Raelene Robertson (#11) and Donna Wilson (#7).  In the Par 5 (25+ hcp) category, Brenda Barrigan parred #15 and Eleanor Peters parred #1.



Good night

Thanks to sponsors, Sunnydale Beer and Burger Night boasts a big prize table.

Last week, #1 straightest drive went to Josh Roberts. He wins beer mugs thanks to Sunnydale Clubhouse. #2 closest to the stick 3rd shot with an eagle The Viking wins a gift pack from Lordco.  #3 closest to the stick Bill Anglin wins a cash prize thanks to the Men's Club.

Closest to the Pinchazo on #3 Shane Robinson wins fun novelty items from The Romance Shop. #4 closest to the stick 2nd shot Rob Speer wins a golfer's toolbox thanks to Swinkey Golf.  #5 closest to the stick Silvio Alberti wins a cash prize thanks to the Men's Club.

#6 Long drive Rob Speer wins a set of darts thanks to Pacific Western Brewery.  #7 longest putt Ed Podetz wins a gift certificate thanks to the Whistle Stop.  #8 Closest to the stick The Viking sponsored by Pacific Western. #9 closest to the stick 2nd shot Peter Benedictson thanks to Freakin Coffee. Regular draw prizes are all in cash.

First low gross Brian Benedictson 34, Shane Robinson, The Viking, Peter Benedictson all with matching 38s.  On the net side it sounds like an old record with lots of scratches: Ed Podetz 32.5, Silvio Alberti 33, Rick Sheldon and his sidekick Darrell Smith matching 33.5s. Draw prize went to Rick Sheldon; he wins a free golf lesson from Brian Benedictson.




Hate 'Em

It did not look promising when the Glacier Greens ladies got to the golf course on Tuesday, but it turned out to be a beautiful day.

They played the Just Hate 'Em game and before they went out to play they picked the three holes they did not want to count in their total. The winners were as follows:

Two winners with a score of 69 were Jan Edwards and Ann Johnston. Low putts with 26 was Jan Edwards and next was Ann Johnston with 29. KP on #4 was Gene Renaud and on #15 Irene Perry.

Remember to look on the board for the club champion





Blue tees

On Saturday, July 28, 102 Glacier Greens men golfers took on the blue tees.

Hcp. 0-12: Low gross Barry Norris 71, Doug McArthur 72, Justin Howard 76 c/b. Low net Chris Pouliot 65, Bruce Coulter 66, Richard Martin 67. Snips: #3 Barry Norris, #5 Richard Martin, #7 Lyle Torrie, #8 & #11 Rod Cobham, #13 Doug McArthur, #14 Steve Blacklock, #18 Darrell Fieber.

Hcp.13-17: Low gross Al Basinger 77, Wayne Ogilvie 81, Al Donovan 83 c/b. Low net Mike Gibbs 66, Mike Pollock 67, Gilles Raiche 68. Snips: #1 Gilles Raiche, #4 Al Donovan, #6 Roger Guinan, #11 Al Basinger, #13 Richard Wand, #15 Wayne Ogilvie, #16 John Holley.

Hcp. 18+: Low gross Randy Doan 82, Jay Ferguson 84, Bill Krier 87 c/b. Low net Ken Doll 64, Ron Carter 67, Al Waddell 68 c/b. Snips: # 11 Tim Hautzeinger.







GG scramble

On a beautiful July 24 evening 48 men participated in the Glacier Greens' Tuesday Night Men's Golf. The scramble format was the two high handicap players played off the red tees and the remainder of the team off the white tee blocks.

1st -5 c/b, Andy Blair, Rudge Wilson, Art Randall and Jim Derksen; 2nd -5 c/b  Ted Sauve, John Holley, Jim Perry, Pat Renaud and Greg Conway: 3rd -5 Chuck Kennedy, Al Nichols, Murray Polson, Dick Sturart, and Rod Verchere; 4th  -4 c/b Clint Perry, Rick Verbeek, Mario Canil, Vic Crisp and Jim Hume.

Hole prize winners:

#1 (sponsored by Chips Ahoy) Mario Guitard; #2 (Scott Fraser Real Estate) Russ Wreggett; #3 (Coulters' Automotive Repair) Jim Loring; #4 (Griffin Pub) John Holley; #5 (A-Lure Barber Shop) Mario Canil; #6 (Billy D's Pub) Barry Hewer;

#7 (Yiamas Greek Taverna) Reg Warne; #8 (Applebee's) Rod Verchere; #9 (Jo Klassen's Grill) Andy Blair.

The only snip was won by the Chuck Kennedy team. Several draw prizes sponsored by Brian Mclean Chevrolet, The Avenue, Bill Kelly Pro Shop, Panago Pizza, Chances and Little Caesar's Pizza were also awarded. Rod Verchere was the winner of the granite cutting board donated by Dave Wacowich of Quick and Easy Granite.







Tonks tops

July 24 was pin day at Glacier Greens, and a lovely

day it was.

Winner of the pin with a 65 net was Jean Tonks. Putt winner was also Jean Tonks with 27. Runner-up putt winners with 30 were Brenda Livingston and Ann Johnston. KPs were

won by Brenda Livingston on #4 and Ann Johnston on













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