Tuesday Night golf underway at Glacier Greens

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




The Glacier Greens Tuesday Night golf league is now in full swing. Last week, 58 golfers showed up to welcome several of our sponsors to our first Sponsor Tribute Event of the season. We played a scramble format from the red, white and blue tees with several very fine scores being posted.

The results were: 1st place, at –6 the Bob Edwards team of Wayne Oglivy, Nick Mykitiuk, Hank Fortin and Reg Meeres: 2nd place on a count back at –5 were Chris Pouliot, Randy Doan, Len Doyle, Guenther Parminger, and John Lahey: 3rd at –5 were Chuck Brown, Phil Ball, John Holley, Al Pasanen and Bill O’Neil; and in 4th, also at –5 was the team of Al Cabilan, Adrian Haut, Barry Hewer, Steve Olafsen and Wayne Mabee.

Hole winners: #1 (Yamias Greek Taverna) Rob Egan; #2 (A-Lure Barber Shop) Al Waddel; #3 (Griffin Pub) Dick Stuart; #4 (Applebee’s) Hank Fortin; #5 (Scott Fraser Royal LePage Real Estate) Guenther Parminger; #6 (Panago Pizza) Ted Sauve; #7 (Bill Kelly Pro Shop) Randy Doan; #8 (Chips Ahoy) John Lahey, #9 (Coulters’ Auto Repair) Bill O’Neil.

A total of 14 draw prizes were also awarded. Thanks to our sponsors Addias, Ashworth, Chances Casino, Okanagan Brewery, Quick and Easy Granite and Billy D’s Pub.




Close game

“Tarbuck takes on Pinke.”

Sounds like a strange western movie, but it was beer and burger night at Sunnydale as both golfers shot matching 32.5s. Bob won on a countback for low net honours, followed by Mike Turnbull half a stroke behind with a 33.

On the gross side Shane Robinson had 38 and Damon Gaudet 39. Long drive #1 Mitch Carr Hilton. Silvio Alberti won the KP and for closest to the pin on #3 he won a head cover and cash plus a pot of gold.

Randy Bennett won a shirt from Sunnydale clubhouse for his KP 2nd shot #8. Long putt went to Bob Tarbuck on #9 thanks to the Whistle Stop.  Ed Tanner won a set of darts from Pacific Western brewies for most sportsmanlike round of golf – better luck next Wednesday.

Sign up 5:30 for 6 p.m. shotgun.




Team event

The May 15 competition for the Crown Isle Ladies golf club was a team event.  Following each hole, the team chose the two best net scores and added them together for their team score on each hole.

It was a tight race.  The first low net team with a score of 121 was Audrey Clark, Carol Ann Roulston, Sheila Vangisbergen and Donna Wilson.  They were closely followed by four teams tied for second low net at 122.  These included:  Pat Chalmers, Jan Macfarlane, and Barb Parker; Mavis Baines, Katy Macaulay, Joanne Meyer and Eveline Shaw; Jean Curry, Gillian Kirkpatrick, Maggie Maclean and Raelene Robertson; Marilyn McCusker, May Mitchell, Sandra Morton and Shirley Podovsky.

There was a ton of birdies: Carol Ayley (#7), Sandy Dudley (#9), Dee Horie (#9), Shirley Ketter (#14), Gillian Kirkpatrick (#7), Sandy Linhart (#2), Katy Macaulay (#10 and 14), Maggie Maclean (#11), May Mitchell (#2, #6 and #8), Barb Parker (#15), Raelene Robertson (#7 and 14), Carol Ann Roulston (#13), Eveline Shaw (#17), and Donna Wilson (#13).

KP winners were Carol Ayley on #7 and Jean Wharton on #16.  The par 5 pot (25+hcp) was shared by Margaret Forgeron (#10) and Pat Johnson (#1).  Good work, everyone.

The game was followed by a great lunch at which special mention was made of Marilyn McCusker’s success last season.  Her low net score of 62 won the Dorothy Olive Franklin competition here at Crown Isle and was submitted for the Zone 6 championship – which she won.  Congratulations, Marilyn.







Warm day

The weather was great for Glacier Greens Saturday Men’s on May 12 with lots of the 113 golfers wearing shorts.

In the A flight (0-11) gross winners were Jeff Edwards  73, Barry Norris 74 c/b and Pieter De La Rey 74. Net side was Chris Kalnay 66, Larry Lott 68 and Bill Todd 69.  Snips went to  Larry Lott #3, Jim Larocque #10 (eagle), Stan Gibb #13 and Al Cabilam #15.

In the B flight (12-17) gross winners were Lyle Torrie 79, Glen Meeres 83 c/b and John Holley 83. Net side was Jim Perry 65, Jim Loring 69 and Norm Fellbaum 70. Snips went to  Keith Allan #9, Mike Pollock #11, Lyle Torrie #13 and John Holley #15.

In the C flight gross winners were Jack Jackson 86, Al Waddell 90 c/b and William Chiki 90. Net side was Dave Buckley-Jones 67, Allan Dafoe 68 c/b and Al Pasanen 68. Snips went to Al Pasanen #4 and Len Doyle #17 (chip-in).







Great scores

May 15 was a great day for Sunnydale Tuesday Ladies golf and even the  scores were better. We had a great turnout and the winners were:

Low gross Judy Berkley 83, 2nd Carolyn Walker 88, 3rd Lois Westbrook 96, 4th Joan Brown and Jane Keoughan, 5th Patricia Lowe,Sharon Littler and Marlene Gerrie.

On the net side was Penny Wagonstein with 67 followed by Teri Sleigh, Norma Rankin and Trish Heyland 71, Sandra Gallaway 73, Ann Mcleod, Fran Shaw and Marg Poje 74.

Best putter Judy Berkley with 26. Longest putt on #9 Lois Westbrook. KP second shot #5 Sandra Gallaway. Birdies were Carolyn Walker Judy Berkley. There were a bunch of chip-ins.

Next week  we play for  the Alice Allen Trophy.

The nine-hole girls had a great turnout and the low gross winner was Louise Smiley. Low putts Gertie Wesley. Second low gross was Irene Hilchey.







Good turnout

On May 10, the Thursday Night Ladies League had a great turnout of 27 ladies for a fun round of golf. The low gross winner was Janice Nicklin (42), followed by Jan Dafoe (45). Low net winner was Nancy Newton (33) and second was Jean Kirby (37).

Two ladies tied for low putts: Nancy Newton and Jan Dafoe, each with 14. Longest drives: Nancy Newton and Carmen VanVeller; KPs: Janice Nicklin, Fran Robinson and Nancy Newton. Longest putt: Marg Walker on #10; Mary Buchanan on #17. Helen Dawber had a chip-in and Laurie Savard won a draw prize.

On Tuesday, May 15, Grace Coulter had the low gross score with 87. The low net winner was Amber Dufour with 68. Second low gross was Sharon

Crowe (90), followed by June Fraser (93). Second low net was Linda Diamond (71), third was Pat Schmidt (71). Sharon Crowe and Cathy Dash

had the longest drives, Linda Broadbent and Pat Schmidt had KPs, Marg Walker was closest to the bucket and Amber Dufour had the longest putt.

Don’t forget to call the Golf Shop at 250-339-4444 to sign up for Thursday. Check our website for coming events at comoxgolfclub.ca.







Dice game

The scramble format for May 8 Tuesday Night men’s golf at Glacier Greens was  the dice game. Forty-eight players participated; as the weather and daylight  is getting better more players are showing up. Remember it’s nine holes with sign-up by 5 p.m.


1st –3 Steve Blacklock, Norm Fellbaum, Claude Dufault, Bill Pomponio, Doug Mann;

2nd –3 Chris Kalnay, Dan Dupuis, Rod Verchure, Mario Canil, Les Burns;

3rd –2 Bob Edwards, Murray Polson, Leo Lamouthe, Russ Parker, David Gould;

4th –2 Jim Larocque, Scott Nichols, Brian Hotsenpiller, John Lahey, Jim Hume.

Hole winners and sponsors:

#1 Wayne Mabee (A Lure Barber Shop), #2 Steve Blacklock (Brian McLean Chevrolet), #3 Keith Ross (Griffin Pub), #4 Barry Hewer (Billy D’s), #5 Chuck Kennedy (Panago Pizza), #6 Bob Edwards (Jo Klassen’s Grill), #7 Chuck Brown (Little Caesar’s Pizza), #8 Richard Martin (Yamais Greek Tavarna), #9 John Holly (Bill Kelly Pro Shop).

Two draw prizes were given: a granite cutting board compliments of Dave Wacowich of Quick and Easy Granite and an A&W gift certificate.




Beer night

Beer and Burger is paying out big at Sunnydale as with more guys showing up the pots are getting bigger.

Last Wednesday Brian Benedictson shot a three-under 33 plus won a Cobra hat from Newman golf for long drive #1. Doug Rushton took second place with a 37, Robin Ward finished with 39 for third place. All cash payouts for gross.

On the net side Dave Pye was tops with a 31.5 plus he wins a toque from Sunnydale clubhouse KP 2nd shot #8. As well he nailed the big bucks on a pot of gold and also won the KP for #5 – good night for the Pye man. Chris Dowson had 36, Bob Johnstone 37, Bobby Tarbuck 37.5.  All cash payouts for net prizes.

Claire Tetreau got paid cold hard cash for his KP #3, The Viking won a natural enhancement product from the Romance Shop for his closest to the stick on #3 and a rebate on a Swinkey from Brian Benedictson, Shane Robinson nailed the long drive #6 and won a set of darts from Pacific Western Brewery, Kyle wins free coffee thanks to Freakin’ Coffee Shop for KP 2nd shot #9.