Sunnydale ladies in hunt at Tournament of Champions

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




The Tournament of Champions was held Monday and Sunnydale Ladies golfers came close.

Low gross winner was Michelle McCann from Glacier Greens who shot an 79 followed by G. Hermans with 80. Low net was Judy Desain with a 73 and our Sandra Gallaway shot a 74.

Our Tuesday low gross winner was Sandra Gallaway with a 91. Second was Sharon Littler tied with Carolyn Walker; 4th and 5th Jane Grant tied with Trish Heyland with 98; 6th and 7th Joan Brown and Marlene Gerry with 100.

Low net winners were Jane Keoughan with 71; 2nd and 3rd Magge Miller and Norma Rankin; 4th Frankie Mc Caffery; 5th Vickie Bombini with 74 and Tied for 6th was Bev Aitken, Ann McCloud and Kathie Reid with 76.

Best putter was Bev Aitken, longest putt on #9 Bev Aitken, KP 2nd shot on #5 was Marg Poje as well as KP on #15 for Marg and it was her birthday as well so we sang to her. KP on #10 was Marlene Gerrie.

Birdies were made by Lois Westbrook, Joan Brown, Sharon Littler and Marlene Gerrie. Chip-ins were made by Sharon Littler, Joan Brown, Bev Aitken and Nancy Dyke.

The nine-hole girls had a good turnout. Low gross winner was Jenny Lavery; 2nd was Lorraine Clark. Low putts was Ardene Larison. 2nd Jill McLaren. They had a fun day and played Bingo Bango Bongo and the winner was Jill McLaren with Norma Killin second.




Red tees

On June 2, 123 Glacier Greens Tuesday Men played from the red tees for the first time and found them not as forgiving as most thought. There were some good scores and not so good. Here are the good ones:

Hcp. 0-10: Low gross Chris Westbrook 70 c/b, Jeff Edwards 70, Chuck Kennedy 72. Low net Paul Schroeder 65, Chris Kalnay 66 c/b, Ron Morrison 66.

Snips: #2 (eagle) Rob Borland, #5 Stan Gibbs, #7 Chuck Kennedy.

Hcp. 11-15: Low gross Roy Hagg 77 c/b, Jim Dodd 77, Roger Guinan 79 c/b. Low net Gilles Raiche 63, Adrian Haut 65, Nick Stolarchuk 66. Snips: #1 Rudge Wilson, #5 Jim Perry, #18 Roger Guinan.

Hcp. 16+: Low gross Jack Jackson 79, Bill Krier 84, Hank Fortin 86 c/b. Low net Murray Polson 66 c/b, Ken Tait 66, Wayne Mabee 67. Snips: #6 Craig Ballington, #9 Art Trto, #13 Jay Ferguson, #15 Murray Polson, #17 (POG) Vic Crisp.

Next week we play on Sunday, June 10 and it’s the first round of the shoot-out which is best ball with shotgun start 8:30 a.m. White tees and team KPS on all par threes.








Although the forecast wasn’t good, June 5 turned out to be not a bad day for golfing and this week’s game for the Crown Isle Ladies golf club was Crisscross – individual play where you combine holes 1 and 10, 2 and 11 and so on, taking the lower score in each instance for a nine-hole winner.

First low net went to Liz Ellis with a 27 while Rosemary Smith and Sheila Vangisbergen tied for second at 28.  The KPs were awarded to Valerie Dingwall on #4 and Katy Macaulay on #12.

The big news of the day was Valerie’s hole-in-one on #7.  Congratulations, Valerie.

Once again there were birdies galore:  Valerie Dingwall (#18), Sandy Dudley (#4 and #16), Liz Ellis (#2), Linda Foreman (#16), Dee Horie (#1), Shirley Ketter (#16), Sandy Linhart (#5), Katy Macaulay (#16), Jan Macfarlane (#2 and #16), Maggie Maclean (#1), Marilyn McCusker (#5, #9 and #10), May Mitchell (#1), Raelene Robertson (#5 and #13), Rosemary Smith (#16), Sheila Vangisbergen (#11) and Jean Wharton (#12). Par 5s (25+hcp) were scored by Judy Aldcroft and Joanne Meyer on #5 and Donna Wilson on #1.







Cup comp

Gerry Rautenber shot a net 64 and Greg Koster an even par 71 to win this year’s Presidents Cup at Sunnydale.

Close behind on the 11+ net side was Rick Sheldon with a remarkable 65, Darrell Smith had a predictable score of 66 for third place; tied for 4th was Ed Tanner and Jack Curry with 72s.

On the 11+ gross side Wally Pettigrew took out Randy Bennett on a countback with matching 75s. Gord Rallison, Rick Dawson, Ed Podetz all had 86s.

On the regular draw Jim Buchanan came one stroke short of tieing Koester with a 72. On the net side it was Shane Robinson with a 68 and Damon Gaudet with a 72.

KPs went to Shane Robinson, Ed Tanner and the Hammer Stewart. Long drives were won by Greg Koster and Ed Potedz; long putt Colin Hetman thanks to Midland Tools. Next Sunday 8 o’clock shotgun.







Ladies busy

On May 31, the Comox Thursday Night Ladies League’s low gross winner was Nancy Newton (41) and second was Jan Dafoe (42). Low net was Eryl Lewis (34) followed by Carmen VanVeller (35).

Long drives: Jan Dafoe and Leona Stefiuk; KPs: Jan Dafoe, Eryl Lewis. Longest putt: Nancy Newton, who also had the fewest putts with 12.

Tuesday, June 5 was our Junior Fundraiser and our low gross winner was Pat Everett (85) and second was a tie between Sharon Crowe and Karen Vanetta (90). Low net was Linda Broadbent (68), followed by Yvonne Baker (70). Barb Buchanan and Anne Patterson had longest drives; Luella Dooe, Jean McCrea and Barb Buchanan had KPs. Rosalie Williams had the longest putt.

We would like to thank our sponsors: Signature Wines, Sprinklers, Doug Petrie Golf, Panago Pizza, Playtime Gaming, Loonyrama, Arizona Gifts, Kathy Branch, Shipwrecked Bead Shop and Chinook Forest Products for their continued support of the Comox Ladies Golf Club.

Next Tuesday will be the Dorothy Olive Franklin Pin Day, so please come out for an 8:30 a.m. start. 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. Check our website for coming events at

We would like to thank our sponsors: Signature Wines, Sprinklers, Doug Petrie Golf, Panago Pizza, Playtime Gaming, Loonyrama, Arizona Gifts, Kathy Branch, Shipwrecked Bead Shop and Chinook Forest Products for their continued support of the Comox Ladies Golf Club.




Deuces wild

Two by two they went at Sunnydale Thursday Ladies Night on May 31. It seems the winners were in pairs.

Maylene Friesen took the longest drive and KP 2nd shot, Fran Wright the two other KP holes. Ann Pokorny had the lowest putts and the longest putt.  Anna Butler took the most honest golfer honours and Cheryl Sellers found the sand trap.

Other awards: Peggy Ferguson – Quality Foods, Jenny Lavery – Fluid Bar and Grill, Ardene Larison -Art Knapps, Judy Mann – Boston Pizza, Maylene Friesen – Desiree’s Esthetics, Coral Tanner and Erma Derkson – Jo Klassen’s Grill, Cheryl Sellers – Ann Neuman’s Golf, Louise Smiley – Michaels Off Main, Ev Andrews – Pizza Hut. June Fuller and Fran Wright – Rhodo’s Coffee, Sherry Harrison – Subway, Anna Butler – Wendy’s, Ann Pokorny – Mulligans Golf Course.


























Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

A West Vancouver developer has applied to the City of Courtenay to construct a 39-unit strata development at 2650 Copperfield Rd. Scott Stanfield photo Scott Stanfield photo
Courtenay council gives second reading to contentious development proposal

A West Vancouver developer has applied to the City of Courtenay to construct a 39-unit strata development at 2650 Copperfield Rd. Scott Stanfield photo Scott Stanfield photo

Following a one-year pause due to the pandemic, the Snowbirds were back in the skies over the Comox Valley Wednesday (May 5) morning. Photo by Erin Haluschak
Video: Snowbirds hold first training session in Comox Valley in more than 2 years

The team will conduct their training from May 4 to 26 in the area

Some of the affidavits filed come from family members of Casa Loma and Comox Valley Seniors Village residents in Courtenay. Record file photo
Courtenay seniors’ homes included in class action suit

Plaintiffs in early stage of applying for class certification on suit

Untreated gypsy moth populations can cause significant damage to forests, farms, orchards and urban trees. File photo
Aerial gypsy moth control spraying scheduled for Courtenay

The aerial-spray treatments to prevent gypsy moth infestations are scheduled for the… Continue reading

MARS can now offer private spaces for its orphaned fawns. Photo by Pearl MacKenzie.
Housing natural enemies a challenge for Merville’s Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society

Jane Sproull Thomson Special to Black Press If you’ve ever had a… Continue reading

Jose Marchand prepares Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination doses at a mobile clinic for members of First Nations and their partners, in Montreal, Friday, April 30, 2021. The National Advisory Committee on Immunization is coming under fire after contradicting the advice Canadians have been receiving for weeks to take the first vaccine against COVID-19 that they’re offered. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Trudeau says he is glad he got AstraZeneca, vaccines are only way out of pandemic

‘The most important thing is to get vaccinated with the first vaccine offered to you’

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

The following is a list of restaurants offering take-out and patio dining. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE
List of Comox Valley restaurants offering take-out, patio dining options

Restaurants in the Comox Valley continue to adapt to government-imposed restrictions in… Continue reading

B.C.’s provincial health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Dip in COVID-19 cases with 572 newly announced in B.C.

No new deaths have been reported but hospitalized patients are up to 481, with 161 being treated in intensive care

Protesters attempt to stop clear-cutting of old-growth trees in Fairy Creek near Port Renfrew. (Will O���Connell photo)
Clash between loggers, activists halts forestry operations over Fairy Creek

Forest license holders asking for independent investigation into incident

The courthouse in Nanaimo, B.C. (News Bulletin file)
Island man sentenced in Nanaimo after causing a dog unnecessary pain and suffering

Kiefer Tyson Giroux, 26, of Nanoose Bay, given six-month sentence

Solar panels on a parking garage at the University of B.C. will be used to separate water into oxygen and hydrogen, the latter captured to supply a vehicle filling station. (UBC video)
UBC parkade project to use solar energy for hydrogen vehicles

Demonstration project gets $5.6M in low-carbon fuel credits

FILE – A student arrives at school as teachers dressed in red participate in a solidarity march to raise awareness about cases of COVID-19 at Ecole Woodward Hill Elementary School, in Surrey, B.C., on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
B.C. ‘should be able to’ offer 1st dose of COVID vaccine to kids 12+ by end of June: Henry

Health Canada authorized the vaccine for younger teens this morning

Most Read