Robinson earns first men’s club championship at Sunnydale

With the golf course playing tougher than ever, and in the best shape in its long history thanks to a new course superintendent, the Sunnydale Men's Club members crowned a new club champion this past weekend.



With the golf course playing tougher than ever, and in the best shape in its long history thanks to a new course superintendent, the Sunnydale Men’s Club members crowned a new club champion this past weekend.

Shane Robinson won his first Men’s Club title, coming from four strokes behind to end with a two-day total of 153. That was two better than runner-up Josh Roberts with 155. Dave Pye was a close third at 156 and he also claimed the 55+ Senior Champ honours.

Jules Urban used 162 strokes to claim the 65+ Super Seniors crown. Regular Men’s Morning winners were Jim Buchanan in 0-10 handicap division with a 77, low net in same division was Doug Rushton with 71. In the 11+ handicap low gross winner was Rick Dawson with 77, low net was claimed by Rick Smith with a 67.

In the Super Seniors division low gross went to Mike Watson with a fine 82, followed by Ron Fearing’s 84. First low net went to Keith McNeille on a count-back with 71, second was Ed Podetz.

KP #10 Gavin Maclean; KP #15 Ron Fearing; KP # 17 Jim Bennett.  Long putt # 9 Rick Dawson courtesy of Subway; long putt #18 Earl Costello courtesy of Midland Tools.

Regular draw this weekend. Non-members are welcome – come and join the fun Sundays at 8 a.m. with 7:30 a.m. sign-up.







McQuinn Cup

The Tuesday Comox Ladies held the McQuinn Cup Tournament on July 19.

The format for the members-only event was alternate shot and the winners of the trophy were Grace Coulter/Mary Suchla.

Low gross winners were: Sharon Crowe/Edith Albrecht; Nancy Newton/Teddy Glover; and Pat Schmidt/Linda Baker.

Low net winners were: Grace Coulter/Mary Suchla; Val Pearce/Audrey Haughn and Pat Belanger/Jean Kirby.

Pat Belanger had a chip-in. Sponsored hole prizes went to:  Yvonne Higgs, Anne Patterson, Grace Coulter, Teddy Glover, Maureen Taylor and Mary Suchla.

We would like to thank the generous support of our sponsors: Videos ‘n’ More, Loonierama; Double G Golf, Sprinklers and Panago.




Great golfing

While the executive of the Crown Isle Ladies golf club likes to schedule a variety of  games throughout the season, every once in a while there is a day of regular stroke play and July 19 was one of those days. With some terrific results.

First low gross was Shannon Nelson with a 74 and Jenny Steel’s second low gross was 76. Dee Horie had first low net at 68, while second low net was a tie at 69 for Kathy McGillis and Linda Stickney.

KPs went to Gillian Kirkpatrick on #4 and Sandy Dudley on #12. Shannon Nelson eagled the par four second hole. Birdies were the order of the day for the following: Sandy Dudley (#9), Sandy Linhart (#16), Katy Macaulay (#7), May Mitchell (#16 & #17), Shannon Nelson (#12), Barb Parker (#11), Rosemary Smith (#12) and Jenny Steel (#8, #11, #15 and #17). In the 25+ hdcp. category, Karen Hopwood, Sandra Morton and Eleanor Peters had pars on #1.




Rain a pain

Ninety Glacier Greens men showed up on Saturday, July 16 on a rainy, rotten day, but things went better than expected.

Hcp. 0-9: Low gross Jeff Edwards 71 c/b, Barry Norris 71, Randy Robinson 72. Low net Blair Peacock 65 c/b, Rod Cobham 65 c/b, Serg Rivard 65. Snips: #1 James Dickson, #9 Chuck Kennedy, #11 Jim Larocque.

Hcp. 10-15: Low gross Al Murray 77, Ron Morrison 80, Terry Mitchell 81 c/b. Low net Lyle Torrie 67 c/b , Al Waddell  67, Glenn Horsepool 68. Snips: #1 &#18 Lyle Torrie, #3 Claude Dufault, #4 (POG) Glenn Horsepool, #10 Adrian Haut, #13 & #14 Al Murray, #16 Roy Hagg.

Hcp. 16+: Low gross Glenn Meeres 83, Gary Macgregor 85, Len Doyle 85. Low net Al Passanen 61, Wayne Mabee 68 c/b, Reg Meeres 68. Snips: #3 Dave Buckley-Jones, #15 (POG) Al Pasanen, #16 Pat Renaud, #18 Wayne Hay.







Locals shine

The Comox Golf Club hosted the BCGA Ladies Zone 6 Low Net Tournament on July 18, with ladies from the host club faring quite well.

The winner Linda Verdenhalven from Comox Golf Club with 70. Other winners were: Pat Belanger (Comox) 71, Phyllis Taylor (Comox)  72, Edith Albrecht (Comox) 73 c/b, Suzy Venuta (Comox) 73 c/b, Wendy Cyrenne (Winchelsea) 74.

A delicious meal was prepared by Sprinklers Restaurant for all the participants.




His & Hers

Saturday, July 16 proved to be a somewhat rainy day but it didn’t stop the members of the Comox Golf Club from playing in the Husband/Wife, His/Hers Low Net Tournament.

Winners of the Husband/Wife Tournament Trophy were Randy and Marg Walker. Second place went to Rick and Mary Buchanan and third place went to Jim and Anne Patterson.

On the His/Her side of the Tournament, first place winners were Grant Goudy and Edith Albrecht. Second place went to Scott McLeod and Monique Fawcett and third place went to Andy Dean and Nancy Newton.

KPs for Ladies: #9 Karen Vanetta and #14 Mary Buchanan. KPs for Men: #5 Scott McLeod and #18 Grant Goudy.














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