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Smiths Falls Golf Mens News

2014

Click on the Event Calender while in the Members Only section to see all Men's events for the upcoming season....Qualifying Rounds for Match Play, Directors Trophy and Best Ball Ball as well as team play qualifying rounds.

THURSDAY NIGHT MEN’S TWILIGHT NEWS
 

 
Paul Vaillancourt a.k.a. “Pro V” and Titleist paired up to sponsor the July 24 edition of the Thursday Night Men’s Twilight so they figured the rest of us should do the same, choosing a two man scramble format for the evening.
 
Graham “Pinky” Merpaw and Dave Lawrence were on fire, posting the low score on the front nine. Hugh Gillespie and Jeff Watson rose above a strong back nine field to take honors there.
 
The Roosteraunt closest to the pin prizes went to Dan Hoysted and Jeff Hinton for their tee shots on holes 3 and 16. The Burns’ Jewelers best approach shots on holes 4 and 15 were steered by Howard Jefferys and George Thomson.
 
Dan Hoysted isn’t just accurate off the tee, he’s also long. He and Nic Vaillancourt (with a skeleton consisting only of cartilage) launched the Town and Country Chrysler longest drives on holes 6 and 10.
 
Dave Hawkins added to his Guinness world record for consecutive nights winning a prize; this time it was the 50/50. And to celebrate his back nine victory, Jeff Watson took home the bottle of Rocky’s Road Rash.
 
The better, faster, stronger Thursday Night Men’s Twilight has been getting rave reviews and it’s been good see some familiar faces back to share in the fun. We hope you can join us next week.
 
Last week’s Obsessed with Golf trivia question: Where was most of the Ben Hogan movie Follow the Sun filmed? Answer: B. Pebble Beach.
 
This week’s question: Which Masters champion was considered a very good singer during his era and even sang at clubs occasionally before he succeeded at golf?

  1. Jimmy Demaret
  2. Horton Smith
  3. Herman Keiser
  4. Henry Picard

See next week’s article for the answer.
 
Our friends at Miller’s Wheel Alignment sponsored the July 17 edition of the Thursday Night Men’s Twilight, choosing the always fun “gamble scramble” format in which the group’s tee shot is chosen by a roll of the die. It’s great when the roll puts you in the fairway, and not so good when it puts you behind some trees—or worse.
 
Experience—and, boy do I mean experience—really paid off for the Wood, James, Patti, Blair, Jeffreys, and Ross group, as they posted the low score on the front side. The much younger Pomeroy, Wertwynn, Poulin, McNeely, Mains, McCreary group rolled well on the back side, getting the ball in the hole with the fewest shots to win.
 
Jack Anderson, wearing a yellow golf shirt visible from space, won the Roosteraunt closest to the pin prize for his shot on hole number 8. Peter Aunger threw a dart on the tricky 14 to earn his own free breakfast. 
 
The Burns’ Jewellers best second shots were struck by Goldie Dixit for his long distance approach to number 2 from the center of the fairway on number 4, and to Tom Hoysted for his beauty on hole number 12.
 
The Town and Country Chrysler longest drives were sent into the stratosphere by Ray “look at them pipes” Blair and Greg “now you know why they call me Champ” Hull. Bill Ballantyne was the luck 50/50 draw winner, and Dave Hawkins took home the bottle of Roy’s Number 8.
 
Last week’s Obsessed with Golf trivia question: What was Walter Hagen’s last major championship appearance? Answer: D. 1939 PGA.
 
This week’s question: Where was most of the Ben Hogan movie Follow the Sun filmed?

  1. Colonial Country Club
  2. Pebble Beach
  3. Riviera Country Club
  4. Seminole Golf Club

See next week’s article for the answer.
 

On what was an absolutely beautiful night for golf, the July 10 edition of the Thursday Night Men’s Twilight was made even better by a huge prize table provided by our sponsors, RBC and Mike Fair.
 
Rick Murphy, Larry Smith, John Strickland, and Tim Campbell took their game to the bank, scrambling to victory on the front nine. The team of Norm Devine, Kevin Hewitt, Peter Nilsson, Dennis Durant, and Gary Martin cruised along like a new Cadillac, posting the low score on the back side.
 
The always colorful Jack Anderson and Greg “Champ” Hull were in the zone, sticking their tee shots tight on holes 3 and 18 to win a free Roosteraunt breakfast. Wayne Palmer and Dennis Durant won some Burns’ Jewelers bling for the closest second shots on holes 9 and 10.
 
Coyote Junior and Steve Blair squeezed their cheeks and pounded the Town and Country Chrysler longest drives on holes 4 and 15. Tom McLaren was the lucky 50/50 draw winner, and Jim Gatschene took home the bottle of Rocky’s Road Rash.
 
Fun, fast, and full of surprises; that’s the new and improved Thursday Night Men’s Twilight. Come on out and join the fun.
 
Last week’s Obsessed with Golf trivia question: Over an 18 year span, this player won the British Open three times, placed second a record seven times, and was never worse than 12th. Who was this? Answer: B. Jack Nicklaus.
 
This week’s question: What was Walter Hagen’s last major championship appearance?

 

  1. 1941 PGA

  2. 1939 British Open

  3. 1940 U.S. Open

  4. 1939 PGA

See next week’s article for the answer.


THURSDAY NIGHT MEN’S TWILIGHT NEWS


 
The August 29th edition of the Thursday Night Men’s Twilight was sponsored by Hank’s Tire, the format was scramble, and the weather was perfect.
 
And to show us they hoist more than cars, Dave Fleming and his crew raised the A Division trophy by posting the low score of 30 on the front nine.
 
Paul Cadeau, Ian Devonshire, Scott Devonshire, Ken Fennell, and Warren Garton were the B Division winners with a score of 34.
 
On the back nine, Rob Dales, Behn Dales, Rod Parent, and Mike Donovan took A Division honors with a very low score of 27.
 
Roger Cooke, Bill Arnold, Gary Martin, Peter Aunger, and Larry McIntosh cruised to the B Division win with a score of 30.
 
The Roosteraunt closest-to-the-pin prizes went to Frank Healey and Peter Aunger for their tee shots on holes 8 and 18.
 
Peter O’Neill and Sam Waldrum won the Burns’ Jewelers gift certificates for the best approach shots on holes 6 and 12.
 
The Town and Country Chrysler longest drives were pounded by Seth Baker and Andrew Drummond on holes 9 and 13, and our fearless leader, Rocky, drained the James Furniture longest putt on hole number 17.
 
Finally, Cole McCreary was the lucky 50/50 prize winner, and George Hewitt took home the bottle of Tommy’s Twenty Boards Tonic.
 
Thanks to Hank’s Tire for great prize table, and to all who came out to play. See you next week.
 
Last week’s Obsessed With Golf trivia question: Which golfer forgot his yardage book in the third round and shot 76, but went on to win the U.S. Open by one shot? Answer: B. Johnny Miller.
 
This week’s question: Bobby Jones called Gene Sarazen’s last 28 holes at Fresh Meadows “the finest competitive exhibition on record.” What did Sarazen shoot for those 28 holes, which equaled a par of 108, to win the U.S. Open?
  1. 99
  2. 102
  3. 103
  4. 100
See next week’s article for the answer.
 
 
The August 8th edition of the Thursday Night Men’s Twilight was truly remarkable. There were two—count them—two holes in one! Ron Gough had his ace on hole number 14, and Greg “Champ” Hull went from tee to cup on the 18th . It was the first time Greg hit that green in three years so the Apocalypse can’t be far off.
 
On what was an absolutely beautiful evening for golf, Hinton Dodge was the sponsor and the format was scramble. The A Division winners on the front nine were Jeff Hinton, Derek Hinton, Ron Gough (with his hole in one), Garth Hannah, and Jay Jamieson; they posted a score of 30. Bruno Patti, Howard Jeffreys, and Don Ross claimed B Division honors with a 34.
 
Dan Cyr, Paul Vaillancourt, Greg Hull, Nic Vaillancourt, George Hewitt, and Brodie Berry went stupid low, taking the A Division on the back nine with a score of 25! Perennial favorites Bill Arnold, Bob Arnold, Bob Ready, Gary Martin, Peter Nillson, and Peter Aunger cruised to the B Division title with a solid 30.
 
The Roosteraunt closest-to-the-pin prizes on holes 3 and 18 were won by Ken Fennell and, you guessed it, Greg Hull. Was that a driver you hit on 18, Champ?
 
Bruno Patti and Gary Martin won the Burns’ Jewelers gift certificates for their approach shots on holes 2 and 15.
 
The Town and Country Chrysler longest drives were sent into orbit by Ron Gough (he can do it all!) and Nic Vaillancourt on holes 4 and 17. With the number of gift certificates Nic’s won, he should be able to buy a new car.
 
Jeff Hinton and Brodie Berry drained the James Furniture longest putts on holes 9 and 10.
 
Dave Hawkins won again; this time the 50/50 draw.
 
And, last but not least, Tyler Bruce took home the bottle of Rocky’s Road Rash. Please drink responsibly.
 
A big thank you goes out to Hinton Dodge for a great prize table, and to all who came out to play. See you next week.
 
Last week’s Obsessed With Golf trivia question: How many bags of balls would Ben Hogan hot during a typical practice session? Answer: D. 13, one bag for each club in his bag.
 
This week’s question: Gary Player’s first professional win came in 1955 at what event?
  1. Egyptian Matchplay
  2. South African Open
  3. East Rand Open
  4. South African PGA Challenge
See next week’s article for the answer.
 
 
 
 

THURSDAY NIGHT MEN’S TWILIGHT NEWS
 
The July 25th edition of the Thursday Night Men’s Twilight was a ball, and a real chuckle. I’m not kidding; it was sponsored by Paul Vaillancourt with Titleist, and Chuckles Jack. The great prize table was made even better by the great format: two man scramble.
 
The Staples group was the A Division winner on the front nine, posting a score of 36. The Prout/McCreary group proved we don’t need divisions; they won the B with a score of 34.
 
On the back nine, the Vaillancourt group was hot, taking the A Division with an impressive 32. Dales and Hoystead “hoisted” the B Division trophy on the strength of their 35.
 
The Roosteraunt closest-to-the-pin prizes went to Ryan Clements and Nic Vaillancourt (he doesn’t just hit it long) for their tee shots on holes 3 and 14.
 
John Strickland and Dan Cyr won the Burns’ Jewelers bling; they hit their approach shots tight on holes 6 and 10.
 
The Town and Country Chrysler longest drives were sent into orbit by Hugh Gillespie and Steve “The Maltese Falcon” James on holes 1 and 11.
 
Peter Aunger made one of the James Furniture longest putts on the 13th hole. Once again, the second longest putt pin never made it back to the clubhouse. Maybe they putted from the woods.
 
Roger Cooke was the lucky 50/50 winner, and Rick Murphy took home the bottle of Tommy’s Twenty Boards Blend.
 
A big thanks goes out to our sponsors, Paul Vaillancourt, Titleist, and Chuckles Jack for a great evening of golf. See you next Thursday.
 
Last week’s Obsessed With Golf trivia question: Gene Sarazen came to the 1932 U.S. Open with renewed confidence. He had worked hard on a new grip and he had another surprise. What was that other surprise? Answer: B. sand wedge.
 
This week’s question: What enormously talented player once walked off the golf course at the Masters in mid-round, claiming it was too windy to olay golf?
  1. Komyo Otani
  2. Moe Norman
  3. Mac O’Grady
  4. Bobby Locke
See next week’s article for the answer.
 
Hunt and Dopson Insurance sponsored the June 20th edition of the Thursday Night Men’s Twilight and though many of us roll the dice before every tee shot, figuratively speaking, they had us doing it for real. If your number came up, your tee shot was taken by the group. It was a gamble many lost.
 
That is, except for the “Dopson” in Hunt and Dopson. Rob led his group of Tom Henderson, Ken Campbell, and Paul Vaillancourt to the winning A Division score on the front side, posting a 30.

The B Division crew of Paul Cadeau, Scott Devonshire, Ian Devonshire, Ron Brus, Warren Garton, and Peter Cahill weren’t far behind, shooting a 33.
 
On the back side, Greg “Champ” Hull (yes, he is the leader of the group and makes all the decisions and wants his name mentioned first every time his team wins—is that good, Greg?) boldly led his squad of Dan Cyr, Tom McLaren, Jerry Edwards, Adam Summers, and Justin Jennings to an A Division victory on the strength of a ridiculously low 27.
 
Bob Arnold, Jim Banks, Norm Devine, Larry McIntosh, and Brian Thompson hoisted the B Division cup after cruising home with a solid score of 30.
 
The Roosteraunt closest-to-the-pin prizes went to Kenny Campbell and undisputed team leader Greg Hull for their tee shots on holes 8 and 18.
 
Burns’ Jewelers bling will adorn Rob Dopson and Brian Thompson; they hit the best approach shots on holes 9 and 10 to win the gift certificates.
 
Steve James and (this is getting old) Nic Vaillancourt pounded the Town and Country Chrysler longest drives on holes 1 and 11. “Bones” was also the lucky 50/50 draw winner, while Adam Summers took home the bottle of “Drummy’s Dregs”.
 
Thanks to Hunt and Dopson Insurance for a great prize table, and to all who came to play. And if you haven’t made it out to Twilight yet, join us this week. It’s the best run Men’s Night in Eastern Ontario.
 
Last week’s Obsessed With Golf Trivia question: Who is the current president of Augusta National Golf Club? Answer: A. Bobby Jones (he holds that position forever).
 
This week’s question: From 1984 to 1999, Gene Sarazen hit the honorary tee shot at the Masters with Byron Nelson and what other legendary golfer?
A.     Walter Hagen
B.     Bobby Jones
C.    Sam Snead
D.    Jackie Burke
See next week’s article for the answer.

THURSDAY NIGHT MEN’S TWILIGHT NEWS
 
The May 23rd edition of the Thursday Night Men’s Twilight was a testament to just how much men love to play golf—or how stupid they are (I think our wives would agree with the latter). Facing cruel, wet, winter-like conditions, we persevered, fighting the elements—and ourselves—to find glory and a way home. It was a battle worthy of Shackleton, Scott, and Amundsen. Our reward was the promise of warmth, refreshments, and a prize table furnished by our friends at New Horizons Communications and Century 21. In the end, it was all worth it.
 
With everyone playing the front nine due to the extreme conditions, it was the Cyr Expedition that planted its flag atop the A Division. Dan led his team of Greg “Champ” Hull, Tom McLaren, and Justin Jennings to a scramble score of 29. They were forced to eat their sled dogs and a conflict still exists over just how many Greg consumed.
 
Paul Cadeau, Ian Devonshire, Scott Devonshire, Peter Cahill, Warren Garton, and Tony Carboni returned as B Division victors, posting a 34. Suffering from a severe case of scurvy, they were placed on a strict regimen of French fries and amber liquids. All are doing well.
 
The Roosteraunt closest-to-the-pin prizes went to Scott Prout and Paul Cadeau for their Hail Mary tee shots on holes 3 and 8. Adam Summers took home one of the Burns’ Jewelers prizes for the best approach shot on number 4. The second Burns’ prize winner remains a mystery, the prize pin last seen in the path of an advancing glacier.
 
George Hewitt and David Kayser (also members at the Iqaluit Golf and Country Club) launched the Town and Country Longest Drives on holes 1 and 5. Denis “His Worship” Routhier was the lucky 50/50 prize winner, and Colin Brown took home the bottle of Rocky’s “Man Overboard!”
 
Thanks to New Horizons Communications and Century 21 for a great prize table, and for being a beacon of light in the storm. For those of you who came out to play, well done!
 
Last week’s Obsessed With Golf trivia question: Who wrote a book in 2005 on the perils of playing golf with men? Answer: B. Cheryl Ladd.
 
This week’s question: Which father-son tandem has not competed in the Masters?

  1. Al and Brent Geiberger
  2. Jack and Gary Nicklaus
  3. Thomas Barnes Sr. and Jr.
  4. Skip and Buddy Alexander
See next week’s article for the answer.
 
 




THURSDAY NIGHT MEN’S TWILIGHT NEWS
 
Our friends at ServiceMaster were the generous sponsors of the May 9th edition of the Thursday Night Men’s Twilight and any disasters on the course were quickly repaired by their burgeoning prize table. The scramble format was once again in play as teams continued to tweek their early season swings in the hopes of finding something they lost over the long golfless winter.
 
The members of the head table barely missed a beat, showing everyone why they call the shots. Led by their supreme leader, Rocky, the team of John Tobin, Dobber, Drummy, Tom “Twenty Boards” Henderson, and Steven Blair posted an A Division winning front nine score of 29. Peter Cahill, Paul Cadeau, Ian Devonshire, and Warren Garton were all business, hoisting the B Division trophy on the strength of their 34.
 
On the back nine, the team of Jim Kayser, Mike Milks, Mike Whitby, Bill Ballantyne, Dave Kayser, and Matt Wallace went low, claiming the A Division title with a 27. Rob Dales, Mike Donovan, and Rodney Parent showed everyone that three amigos are enough to take home B Division honors. They did so by posting an impressive score of 30.
 
The Roosteraunt closest-to-the-pin prizes went to Jimi Leach and Ron Bernicky for sticking their shots tight on holes 8 and 16. Ron had the benefit of performance enhancing oxygen but we’re not sure what was in Jimi’s canister. Whatever it was, it helped him launch a tee shot on hole number 1 to new lengths, resulting in a Town and Country Chrysler longest drive. Derrick Benda took the other T & C prize, pounding his ball deep on number 13.
 
Ian Devonshire and Steve Oostrom won the Burns’ Jewelers gift certificates for their excellent approach shots on holes 9 and 10.  Nic Vaillancourt was the lucky 50/50 prize winner, and Don Grant took home the bottle of Rocky’s Avenue Ale.
 
And a new prize was added to the long list of Thursday Night Men’s Twilight booty this week: the James Furniture longest putt prize. Ian Devonshire and Rodney Parent were the inaugural winners, sinking a couple long bombs on holes 4 and 17.
 
Thanks again to ServiceMaster for a great night of golf! See you next week. 
 
Last week’s Obsessed With Golf Trivia question:
Which player routinely sat out for most of the summer every year, even missing major championships, to coach his children’s youth league teams?
Answer: B. Bruce Lietzke
 
This week’s question: What unique occasion at his alma mater, Ohio State University, did Jack Nicklaus celebrate in the fall of 2006?

  1. Redesign of OSU’s Scarlet Course
  2. Dotting the “i” in the OSU Marching Band’s “Ohio” formation
  3. Remodeling of Nicklaus museum
  4. Calling a play for OSU football against Michigan
See next week’s article for the answer.


THURSDAY NIGHT MEN’S TWILIGHT NEWS
 
May 2nd marked the beginning of a new season of Thursday Night Men’s Twilight golf at the SFG&CC (cue the angelic music) and the summer like weather almost made us forget how long we’ve waited to swing the clubs. Dr. Goldie Dixit was once again the inaugural sponsor and he did not disappoint, furnishing a prize table that seemed to go on forever.
 
The merciful scramble format allowed for the odd errant shot but, surprisingly, there were a number of teams in mid-season form. Steve Oostrom, Garth Hannah, Greg Pilon, Al Pilon, Nate O’Neill, and Ron Gough must have been practicing in their basements; they posted the front nine low score of 30 to win the A Division title. The power trio of Rob Dales, Rod Parent, and Mike Donovan were also on fire, cruising into the clubhouse with an impressive 32 to take the B Division trophy.
 
On the back side, Dan Cyr, Tom McLaren, Tye Vaillancourt, Curtis Dancy, Andrew Miller, and Greg “Champ” Hull went stupid low with an A Division winning 27. Scott Bedford, Mark Bedford, Jason Drummond, and George Thompson hoisted the B Division cup, with a solid score of 32.
 
The Roosteraunt closest-to-the-pin prizes went to Steve James and Kevin Lewis for their pin-seeker tee shots on holes 3 and 14. Don Ross and Matt Wallace took home the Burns’ Jewelers bling for hitting their approach shots tight on holes 6 and 17, and the Town and Country Chrysler longest drives were pounded by Howard Jeffreys and Nic Vaillancourt (word has it they share the same workout routine).
 
As usual, Dave Hawkins won the 50/50 draw (he does only put one ticket in, right?), Roger Cooke (another surprise) took home the bottle of Goldie’s Molar Malt, and Denis Routhier was the winner of a beautiful golf bag.
 
Thanks again to Dr. Goldie Dixit for his generous support of our Thursday Night Men’s Twilight and to all those who came out to play. It’s going to be another great season of golf! See you next week.
 
 
Obsessed With Golf Trivia Question:
 
Which player routinely sat out for most of the summer every year, even missing major championships, to coach his children’s youth league teams?
 

  1. Mike Hulbert
  2. Bruce Lietzke
  3. Dave Barr
  4. Loren Roberts
 
Answer in next week’s article.


THURSDAY NIGHT MEN’S TWILIGHT
 
The September 20th edition of the Thursday Night Men’s Twilight was sponsored by the Twilight Committee and SFG&CC professional Paul Vaillancourt. The scramble format was a good warm up for the Closing and a lot of players were tweaking their swings for the big event.
 
Nate O’Neill, Jeff Hinton, Derrick Benda, Al Pilon, and Matt Moore proved they were ready, posting an A Division winning score of 31 on the front nine. Al Ryan, Bruno Patti, Howard Jeffreys, and Don Ross were the B Champs with a solid score of 34.
 
On the back nine, Bob Arnold, Roger Cooke, Denis Routhier, Peter Nilsson, Beep Dagleish, and Kevin Lewis won the A Division with a score of 28. Graham Merpaw, Dave Lawrence, Bill Crawford, Colin Brown, Mike Patti, and Don Grant cruised home with a B Division winning 33.
 
The Roosteraunt closest-to-the-pin prizes went to Derrick Benda and Tom Henderson for their precision tee shots on holes 8 and 14. Nate O’Neill and Roy Leach hit the best approach shots on holes 5 and 12 to take home the Burns’ Jewelers gift certificates.
 
Tom Hoysted and Rod Hunt pounded the Town and Country Chrysler longest drives on holes 2 and 17. Dave Hawkins won again, this time taking home the 50/50 prize. And Roger Cooke won the last bottle of Rocky’s Road Rash.
 
Last week’s Obsessed With Golf trivia question: Who was the last player to win the U.S. Open on his first try? Answer: A. Francis Quimet.
 
2012 Twilight Closing
 
The golf gods were kind, granting us good weather for the 2012 Twilight Closing held at the Smiths Falls Golf and Country Club on Saturday, September 22nd. Once again, it was an incredibly fun and entertaining day of golf action made possible by the hard work of the Twilight Committee, greens crew, clubhouse and pro shop staff. If you were there, you understand. And to make a long story short, here are the day’s results:
 
A Flight- Score of 55- Brent Rotundo, Roy Leach, John Tobin, Dan McNeely, Dan Roberts and Paul Vaillancourt
B Flight- Score of 60- Rob Dales, Chris Dales, Behn Dales, Mike Donovan and Rodney Parent
Longest Drive #5- Steve Hull
Longest Drive #13- Mark Brus
Closest to the Pin #3- Greg Hull
Closest to the Pin #8- Dan Cyr
Closest to the Pin #14- Dan Hoysted
Closest to the Pin #16- Behn Dales
Closest to the Pin #18- Dan Cyr
Closest to the Pin 2nd Shot #2- Rocky
Closest to the Pin 2nd Shot #4- Shawn Stansel
Closest to the Pin 2nd Shot #6- Dan McNeely
Closest to the Pin 2nd Shot #9- Dan McNeely
Closest to the Pin 2nd Shot #10- Billy Ballantyne
Closest to the Pin 2nd Shot #12- Jeff Drummond
Closest to the Pin 2nd Shot #15- Mike Milks
Closest to the Pin 2nd Shot #17- Garth Hannah
Closest to the Pin 3rd Shot #1- George Thomson
Closest to the Pin 3rd Shot #7- Brad Hasler
Closest to the Pin 3rd Shot # 11- Matt Wallace
Challenge Shootout- 3rd- Paul Vaillancourt, 2nd- Tom Burns, 1st- Byron Garton
50/50- Rob Crogie
Rocky's Road Rash Closest to the Pin- Byron Garton
 


THURSDAY NIGHT MEN’S TWILIGHT
 
The September 6th edition of the Thursday Night Men’s Twilight was sponsored by our friends at Blair and Son and it turned out to be another beautiful night for golf. With the ever shortening days, the format was scramble; good practice for the Closing coming on the 22nd.
 
Dan Cyr, Greg “Champ” Hull, Tye Vaillancourt, Jerry Edwards, Kenney Campbell, and Chris McKenney posted the low A Division score on the front nine, with a nine under par 27. Ron “I win everything” Coleman, Harry Jansen, Doug Henderson, Gord Giff, and Dennis Staples cruised in with a 31 to take the B Division trophy.
 
On the back side, Jim Kayser, Mike Milks, Mike Whitby, Bill Ballantyne, Matt Wallace, and Pat Bulley claimed the A Division title, shooting a 29. Graham Merpaw, Don Nesbitt, Don Grant, and Bill Crawford hoisted the B Division cup, after a very respectable 31.
 
The Roosteraunt closest-to-the-pin prizes went to Steve Hull and Bill Arnold for their tee shots on holes 8 and 16. Bill was just as accurate with his approach shot on the 17th hole, winning some Burns’ Jewelers bling along with Rob Dales who hit it tight on number 2.
 
Hank Hart and Bill Crawford let loose some shaft on holes 9 and 13, taking home the Town and Country Chrysler longest drive prizes. Don Grant was the lucky 50/50 prize winner, and Pat Bulley took home the bottle of Rocky’s Road Rash Reserve.
 
A big thanks to Blair and Son for a great prize table and to everyone who came out to play.
 
Last week’s Obsessed With Golf trivia question: Which Masters champ was the first to miss playing in the Masters the following year? Answer: D. Art Wall
 
This week’s question: Which Open champion said the following: “Is winning the Open worth a million pounds? Well, it’s worthwhile winning it—I would recommend it to anybody.”

  1. Greg Norman
  2. Sandy Lyle
  3. Nick Faldo
  4. Bill Rogers
See next week’s article for the answer.


Club Championships 2012
 

The August long weekend, on an annual basis, sees our club hold its men’s and women’s club championships. Following are the results for the men’s A, B, C, D and Senior categories  as well as the Ladies A, B and Senior. Our overall champions are, for a third year straight in the men’s, Ron Dolinki and Penny May captured the ladies crown. B Division winners were Robert Lee and Cathy Corkery. The ladies did not contest in C and D but taking the crowns in the men’s was Rick Perreault in C and Ken Wyman in D. Our Senior Champions were Howie Radford and on the ladies side his lovely wife Lilianne. They kept the senior titles under one roof for this year!
 
On the Net side of the championships the B title in men went to Luke Healey, Guy Boudreault and Peter O’Neill tied in C and Brian Harrison captured the D title. Senior Net in Ladies went to Maureen Lumsden.

In early July our Super Seniors played it out to see who would reign in the over 65 crowd. Coming away with the overall gross, for the 2nd year running, was Murray Campbell with Glen Lumsden taking the net side of things.
 
Congratulations to all!

THURSDAY NIGHT MEN’S TWILIGHT
 
The August 16th edition of the Thursday Night Men’s Twilight was sponsored by our good friends at Glen Tay Transportation and, I have to admit, it was a moving experience.
 
The was scramble, and did we ever! On the front nine, the group of Dan Hedderson, Shawn Stansel, Andrew Stansel, Mike Donohue, Terry Donohue, and Chris Popplewell took the A Division title, posting a 31. Scott Prout, Kyle Warren, Shawn Ferguson, and Justin Tye were the B Division champs, wth a score of 32. Hmmm…two less players and only one shot higher? I’m not sure this A and B thing makes any sense.
 
On the back nine, Rob Dopson, Walt Dubas, Hugh Craig, Mike Moore, Steve Hull, and Rob Crogie went low with a 26 to win the A Division. Richard Wertwyn, Justin Pomeroy, Dave Mains, and Cole McCreary cruised to a B Division win with a 30. Okay, that’s more like it.
 
The Roosteraunt closest-to-the-pin prizes went to Adam Summers and Roy “Harpo” Leach for their tee shots on holes 3 and 16. Dan Cyr and Rob Crogie hit the best approach shots on holes 5 and 10 to take home the Burns’ Jewelers gift certificates.
 
The Town and Country longest drives of the night were struck by Dan McPhee and Dave McKenney on holes 4 and 17 (one of them I can believe). The lucky 50/50 prize winner was Tom McLaren, and the bottle of Rocky’s Rifle Range Reserve went to George Hewitt.
 
We thank our sponsor, Glen Tay Transportation, and all who came out to play.
 
Last week’s Obsessed With Golf trivia question: Between 1962 and 1982, in which major championship did Jack Nicklaus not miss a cut? Answer: D. British Open
 
This week’s question: How many players have won the Grand Slam, winning all available majors in one season?

 

  1. 2
  2. 3
  3. 4
  4. 5

See next week’s article for the answer.
 



THURSDAY NIGHT MEN’S TWILIGHT
 
Street Kia was the generous sponsor of the August 2nd edition of the Thursday Night Men’s Twilight and chose the more challenging 3-man scramble as the evening’s format. With one less player (or two, or three), teams had to be on the mark—especially when it came down to making putts.
 
Steve James, Rod Hunt, and Dave McKenney managed to get the job done, posting a low score of 31 on the front nine to win the A Division. Scott Prout, Kris Kerfoot, and Kyle Robertson posted a 34 and were the B Division champs.
 
On the back nine, Jason and Rick McGrath helped George Hewitt post the low A Division score of 29. Rob, Ben, and Chris Dales cruised in with 32 to hoist the B Division cup.
 
The Roosteraunt closest-to-the pin prizes went to Steve James and Dan Cyr for their tee shots on holes 3 and 18. Dave Mains and Ron Gough took home the Burns’ Jewelers gift certificates for their approach shots on holes 9 and 12. Ron didn’t feel like putting so he just put it in the hole from the fairway.
 
“Iron” Byron Garton (wearing another outfit visible from space) and Steve Hull launched the Town and Country Chrysler longest drives of the night on holes 1 and 13. Gary Badour was the lucky 50/50 prize winner, and Dan Awgell took home the bottle of Rocky’s Tumor Tonic.
 
A big thanks goes out to Street Kia and all who came out to play.   
 
Last week’s Obsessed With Golf trivia question: What is the name of Tom Watson’s first book? Answer: D. Getting Up and Down
 
This week’s question: Who constructed the cabin that still serves as the clubhouse at Augusta National?

 

  1. Alister MacKenzie
  2. James Brown
  3. Dennis Redmond
  4. Prosper Berckmans

See next week’s article for the answer.
 



THURSDAY NIGHT MEN’S TWILIGHT
 
The July 26th edition of the Thursday Night Men’s Twilight was sponsored by Wiser’s and CIBC. Alcohol and money; two things we go through a lot of on a Thursday evening.
 
The scramble format was back and the teams were red hot! Tim Bryan, Terry Bryan, Doug Hart, Steve Hull, Ryan Carty, and Mike Prevost burned things up on the front side, winning the A Division with a 29. Only one stroke back was the team of Scott Prout, Jyle Warren, Kris Kerfoot, Deryk Coutanche, and Jeff Smail; they hoisted the B Division cup.
 
On the back nine, Jay McGrath, Jim Kayser, Mike Whitby, Mike Milks, Pat Buicey, and Billy Ballantyne went real low, posting an eight under par 27 to claim the A Division crown. Mike Patti, Jean Rocco, Mike Millotte, and Billy Crawford cruised home with a B Division winning 31.
 
Garth Hannah and Tyeler Vaillancourt won the Roosteraunt closest-to-the-pin prizes for their tee shots on holes 8 and 16. Justin Hull and (sober?) Mike Whitby claimed the Burns’ Jewelers gift certificates for their approach shots on holes 6 and 10.
 
The Town and Country Chrysler longest drives on holes 9 and 11 were launched by Al Pilon and Trevor McCreary. Billy Ballantyne was the lucky 50/50 prize winner, and Cliff Closs took home the bottle of Rocky’s Mumble Juice.
 
A big thanks goes out to Wiser’s and CIBC for a great prize table, and to all who came out to play.
 
Last week’s Obsessed With Golf trivia question: From which country was hickory imported in the early 1800s to make golf clubs? Answer: B. The United States
 
This week’s question: What is the name of Tom Watson’s first book?

  1. Beating the Bear
  2. Chips and Chili Dips
  3. No Such Thing as a Routine Par
  4. Getting Up and Down
 
See next week’s article for the answer.


Congratulations to our Men’s Team
on finishing 4th at the St Lawrence Tournament
held at Perth Golf Club on July 27th and 28th
 
Results:
 
 
                      Day 1         Day 2     Total
 
Mississippi     629            617       1246
Cataraqui        628            619       1247
Brockville      617            635       1252
Smiths Falls   633            638       1271
Amherstview  640           634        1274
Garrison         655            632       1287
Cornwall        642            646       1288
Gananoque     644            649       1293
Massena         642            664       1306
Perth               644            652       1306
Pottsdam        674            682       1356
 
 
Low Medalist overall – Drew Mayhew Cataraqui     66    72        138
 
Low Medalist day 2  Jeff McGrath - Smiths Falls              69
 
Low Senior  - Ron Dolinki -  Smiths Falls              74      76       150

Congratulations to the Men’s Intersectional Team on finishing 2nd in the Group B matches played on Sunday, July 15th
 
Team Standings were as follows:
 
Arnprior  -  49 points – will move up to Group A next year
Smiths Falls - 31 points
Mississippi - 30 points
Outaouais – 10 points
 
Smiths Falls Team Points
R. Dolinki 6  points
D. McNeeley 5 points
T. Vaillancourt 5  points
N. Vaillancourt 5 points
T. Henderson 3 points
J. McGrath 3 points
A. Feeley 2 points
N. O’Neill 2 points
 
 
2013 Matches:
 
Camelot – moved down from Group A
Smiths Falls – remain in Group B and will host
Mississippi – will remain in Group B
Prescott – moving up from Group C
 


THURSDAY NIGHT MEN’S TWILIGHT
 
The July 26th edition of the Thursday Night Men’s Twilight was sponsored by Wiser’s and CIBC. Alcohol and money; two things we go through a lot of on a Thursday evening.
 
The scramble format was back and the teams were red hot! Tim Bryan, Terry Bryan, Doug Hart, Steve Hull, Ryan Carty, and Mike Prevost burned things up on the front side, winning the A Division with a 29. Only one stroke back was the team of Scott Prout, Jyle Warren, Kris Kerfoot, Deryk Coutanche, and Jeff Smail; they hoisted the B Division cup.
 
On the back nine, Jay McGrath, Jim Kayser, Mike Whitby, Mike Milks, Pat Buicey, and Billy Ballantyne went real low, posting an eight under par 27 to claim the A Division crown. Mike Patti, Jean Rocco, Mike Millotte, and Billy Crawford cruised home with a B Division winning 31.
 
Garth Hannah and Tyeler Vaillancourt won the Roosteraunt closest-to-the-pin prizes for their tee shots on holes 8 and 16. Justin Hull and (sober?) Mike Whitby claimed the Burns’ Jewelers gift certificates for their approach shots on holes 6 and 10.
 
The Town and Country Chrysler longest drives on holes 9 and 11 were launched by Al Pilon and Trevor McCreary. Billy Ballantyne was the lucky 50/50 prize winner, and Cliff Closs took home the bottle of Rocky’s Mumble Juice.
 
A big thanks goes out to Wiser’s and CIBC for a great prize table, and to all who came out to play.
 
Last week’s Obsessed With Golf trivia question: From which country was hickory imported in the early 1800s to make golf clubs? Answer: B. The United States
 
This week’s question: What is the name of Tom Watson’s first book?

  1. Beating the Bear
  2. Chips and Chili Dips
  3. No Such Thing as a Routine Par
  4. Getting Up and Down
 
See next week’s article for the answer.


THURSDAY NIGHT MEN’S TWILIGHT
 
The July 19th edition of the Thursday Night Men’s Twilight was steered in the right direction by our generous sponsor, Miller’s Wheel Alignment. The format was “gamble scramble” where, after everyone in the group teed off, you rolled the dice to see whose shot you would take—then scramble in from there. Let’s just say, there was a lot of praying that certain group members’ numbers didn’t get rolled.
 
Jon Hull, Hank Hart, Ryan Robilliard, and Corey Robilliard beat the house, posting a low A Division score of 31 on the front nine. Not far behind with a 33 was the group of Scott Devonshire, Paul Cadeau, Peter Cahill, and Clare “Two Bucks” Minielly; they hoisted the B Division trophy.
 
On the back nine, Paul and Nic Vaillancourt, Tom Henderson, Roy Leach, Rob Dopson, and Dan Cyr posted the low A Division score of 28. Dave Lawrence, Graham Merpaw, Mike Patti, and Rocco cruised home with a B Division winning 31.
 
The Roosteraunt closest-to-the-pin prizes went to Rob Crogie and Evan Jeffreys for their laser-like tee shots on holes 3 and 14. Peter Cahill and Ron Bernicky won the Burns’ Jewelers gift certificates for hitting their second shots tight on holes 5 and 17.
 
Hank Hart and (surprise!) Nic Vaillancourt smashed the Town and Country Chrysler longest drives on holes 6 and 10. Dave Lawrence took the 50/50 prize to the bank, and Earl Merkley went home with the bottle of Rocky’s Road Rash Reserve.
 
Thanks to Millers Wheel Alignment for a great prize table, and to all who came out to play.
 
Last week’s Obsessed With Golf trivia question: What year was the European PGA founded? Answer: B. 1901.
 
This week’s question: From which country was hickory imported in the early 1800s to make golf clubs?

  1. Spain
  2. The United States
  3. Germany
  4. Australia
See next week’s article for the answer.


THURSDAY NIGHT MEN’S TWILIGHT
 
Hunt & Dopson Insurance sponsored the July 12th edition of the Thursday Night Men’s Twilight and it was one of the best attended evenings we’ve seen in a while. The play was as hot as the weather and the scramble format had teams going low. Real low.
 
On the front nine, the young guns—Jimi Leach, Seth Baker, Joey Dubois, Mike Michaelis, and “Iron” Byron Garton—posted a 7 under par 29 to win the A Division. Not far behind were the B Division champs, Gord Giff, Jack Anderson, Rick Allard, Garry Badour, and Ron Coleman; they shot a 31.
 
The teams were sizzlin’ on the back nine too. Dan Cyr, Dan Thompson, Tye Vaillancourt, Tom McLaren, Reggie “Champ” Hull, and Jerry Edwards were also 7 under par, putting a 28 on the board to hoist the A Division trophy. Roger Cooke, Bill Arnold, Peter Nilsson, Bob Ready, Kevin Lewis, and Gary Martin returned to form with a solid 31 to take the B Division title.
 
Jimi Leach and Greg “Champ” Hull were the Roosteraunt closest-to-the-pin prize winners, sticking their shots tight on holes 8 and 18. Dave McKenney and Dan McPhee won some Burns’ Jewelers bling by hitting the best approach shots on holes 4 and 15. Dave’s was actually a putt, the result of a Rod Hunt drive that found the back of the green on number 4! Must be all that milk he drinks.
 
Evan Jeffreys and Colin Brown pounded the Town and Country Chrysler longest drives on holes 5 and 17. Gary Errett was the lucky 50/50 prize winner, and Howard Jeffreys took home the bottle of Shinkicker’s Shiraz.
 
Thanks to our sponsor, Hunt and Dopson Insurance, for a great night of golf action. See you next week.
 
Last week’s Obsessed With Golf trivia question: After what major championship win did Jack Nicklaus say the following? “Jones’s record was always in the back of my mind, but I just had never allowed myself to think about it. Now I was thinking about it.” Answer: D. 1970 British Open
 
This week’s question: What year was the European PGA founded?

  1. 1954
  2. 1901
  3. 1971
  4. 1919
See next week’s article for the answer.


THURSDAY NIGHT MEN’S TWILIGHT
 
Our pro, Paul Vaillancourt, teamed up with Gavin Corbeil from Titleist to sponsor the July 5th edition of the Thursday Night Men’s Twilight. Since there was two of them, they thought there should be two of us; the format being a challenging two man scramble.
 
Rob Dopson and Derek Fleming set the pace on the front nine with an A Division winning score of 32. Not far behind with a tally of 35 were the B Division victors, Gary Badour and Dennis Staples.
 
On the back side, Dan Cyr and Ryan Richmond went low, posting a score of 30 to take the A Division crown. Ron Gough and Derek Benda cruised home with a score of 32 to win the B Division trophy.
 
The Roosteraunt closest-to-the-pin prizes went to Bruno Patti and John Tobin for their beauties on holes 3 and 16. Hey, a combined 130 years of golf experience comes in handy! Rick Wiseman and Rob Crogie won the Burns’ Jewelers gift certificates for their approach shots on holes 2 and 12.
 
The Town and Country Chrysler longest drives were struck by Mike Koziel and Ryan Evoy on holes 4 and 13. Roger Cooke was the lucky 50/50 prize winner, and Rod Cook took home the bottle of Groucho’s Grog.
 
A big thanks goes out to our sponsors, pro Paul Vaillancourt, and Gavin Corbeil of Titleist. See you next week.
 
Last week’s Obsessed With Golf trivia question: Which venue has hosted both the Ryder Cup and the Solheim Cup? Answer: D. Muirfield Village GC.
 
This week’s question: After what major championship win did Jack Nicklaus say the following? “Jones’s record was always in the back of my mind, but I just had never allowed myself to think about it. Now I was thinking about it.”

  1. 1973 PGA Championship
  2. 1972 Masters
  3. 1971 PGA Championship
  4. 1970 British Open
See next week’s article for the answer.
 
 



THURSDAY NIGHT MEN’S TWILIGHT
 
A & B Ford was the gracious sponsor of the June 28th edition of the Thursday Night Men’s Twilight, and what a great night for golf! The format was a “roll the dice” scramble where your roll dictated which tee you played from on that hole. It was more fun than a barrel full of monkeys!
 
On the front nine, Gary Badour, Jack Anderson, Harry Jansen, Peter O’Neill, Ron Coleman, and Earl Merkley must have rolled a few reds; they were the low A Division team with a score of 31. Charlie Harrison, Gord Giff, Dennis Staples, George Francis, and Art Rent also gambled and won, posting the low B Division score of 32.
 
On the back side, Rob Dopson, Tom Henderson, Mark Brus, Steven Blair, and Jeff Drummond went on a tear! They posted a 9 under par 26 and won the A Division title. Gary Martin, Dennis Routhier, Bob Ready, and Kevin Lewis rolled in with a 32 and hoisted the B Division trophy.
 
The Roosteraunt closest-to-the-pin prizes went to George Francis and Steve Hull for their lasers on holes 8 and 14. Nathan Hasler and Mike Milks hit the best approach shots on holes 9 and 10; they took home the Burns’ Jewelers gift certificates.
 
The one Town and Country Chrysler longest drive of the evening was hammered by Billy Ballantyne. I could hear the grunt from the other side of the golf course.
 
Dave Hawkins always wins something; this night it was the 50/50 prize. And the bottle of Rocky’s 2011 Road Rash Reserve (a fine vintage) went to Kyle Warren.
 
Thanks to A& B Ford for a great prize table, and to all who came out to play.
 
Last week’s Obsessed With Golf trivia question:  Which major league team agreed to give Walter Hagen a tryout? Answer: C. Philadelphia Phillies.
 
This week’s question: Which venue has hosted both the Ryder Cup and the Solheim Cup?

  1. Crooked Stick GC
  2. Halmstad GC
  3. Dalmahoy CC
  4. Muirfield Village GC
See next week’s article for the answer.


Thursday Night Men’s Twilight
 
The June 21st edition of the Thursday Night Men’s Twilight was a real scorcher and our sponsor, Century 21, added to the heat with a blazing prize table. The format was 3-man scramble and the play was as hot as the weather, with a few trios wondering why they even bother with foursomes most weeks.
 
Jason McGrath, Hugh Gillespie, and Blake Loucks lit it up on the front nine, firing a 7 under par 29 to win the A Division. Not far behind was the perennial prize winning group of Dave Hawkins, Jim Gunn, and Rod Cooke; they took the B Division title with a 32.
 
On the back side, Rocky Rotundo returned from vacation (uninjured) to lead his team of John Tobin and Rob Dopson to an A Division winning 29. The Routhiers invited Luke Bernicky along (with proud father Ron along for the introductions) and posted a B Division low score of 30.
 
Robert Burns won the Roosteraunt closest-to-the-pin prize for his tee shot on hole number 3. He was so proud of the shot, he wrote a poem about it entitled How to Address a Ball like a Haggis. Luke Bernicky was the other Roosteraunt prize winner, sticking it tight on hole number 18.
 
The Burns’ Jewelers gift certificates for the best approach shots went to Don Ross and the Drunk Mike for their beauties on holes 6 and 17.
 
Cole McCreary and Kris Kerfoot proved their skeletons are made of cartilage by pounding the Town and Country Chrysler longest drives of the evening on holes 9 and 10. They were l-o-n-g!
 
Steve Akeson was the lucky 50/50 prize winner and Al Pilon took home the bottle of Rocky’s Ratatouille.
 
A big thanks goes out to the sponsor, Century 21, and to all who came out to play.
 
Last week's Obsessed With Golf trivia question: During the 2006 season, which player recorded his first career hole-in-one in his 682nd PGA Tour event? Answer: B. John Cook
 
This week's question: Which major league team agreed to give Walter Hagen a tryout?

  1. Brooklyn Dodgers
  2. Chicago Cubs
  3. Philadelphia Phillies
  4. Cincinnati Reds
See next week’s article for the answer.


THURSDAY NIGHT MEN’S TWILIGHT
 
Titanium sparks were flying as Glenview Iron & Metal sponsored the June 14th edition of the Thursday Night Men’s Twilight, offering up a great prize table and an always entertaining red, white, and blue scramble.
 
The play on the front nine was a story of eager young guns and old pro experience. Evan Jeffreys, Seth Baker, Jimi Leach, Byron Garton, and Joe Dubois won the A Division title, while “The Table” (Bruno Patti, Howard Jeffreys, Don Ross, Ray Blair, Al Ryan, and Dave Williams) cruised home as the B champs.
 
On the inward track, Greg “Champ” Hull, Dan Cyr, Tye Vaillancourt, Gerry Edwards, Tom McLaren, and Nic Vaillancourt watched each other’s back at the port-o-potty and managed another A Division win. George Hewitt, Jimmy Blair, Brody Berrigan, and Rob Thompson kept it together and hoisted the B Division trophy (there really isn’t a trophy, but wasn’t that a nice image?).
 
Jack Anderson and Ron Gough were in U.S. Open form, sticking a couple beauties tight on holes 8 and 16 to win Roosteraunt breakfasts. Evan Jeffreys and Jimmy Blair were also in major championship form, hitting the best approach shots on holes 5 and 15 for the Burns’ Jewelers gift certificates.
 
Calls for mandatory drug testing were flying after Jim Leach and Rob Dopson hit the Town and Country Chrysler longest drives on holes 6 and 17. Steve “Spook” Blair was the lucky 50/50 prize winner, and Gary Badour (closet Leafs fan) took home the bottle of “Rocky’s Road Rash”.
 
A big thanks goes out to Glenview Iron and Metal, and to all who came out to play.
 
Last week’s Obsessed With Golf trivia question: Who once injured Bob Hope by striking him in the leg with a shot during a charity event in Dallas in 1964? Answer: D. Dizzy Dean
 
This week’s question: During the 2006 season, which player recorded his first career hole-in-one in his 682nd PGA Tour event?

  1. Jeff Sluman
  2. John Cook
  3. Bob Tway
  4. Brad Faxon
See next week’s article for the answer.
 

THURSDAY NIGHT MEN’S TWILIGHT
 
Smiths Falls Nissan was behind the wheel of the June 7th edition of the Thursday Night Men’s Twilight and they didn’t steer us wrong, offering up a huge prize table and an evening of great golf action.
 
The format was Twilight Best Ball (my personal favorite), with teams choosing the best tee shot and individuals playing their own ball from there. It made for a more challenging night for those used to the standard scramble, indicated by some higher than usual scores.
 
On the front nine, Kyle Warren, Kris Kerfoot, Kyle Robertson, Jason Loughren, and Shawn Ferguson rose to the challenge, posting the low A Division low score of 34. “The Table” (a.k.a. Bruno Patti, Don Ross, Curdy Wood, Howard Jeffries, Ray Blair. Al Ryan, and Bob James), relied on its combined half millennium of golf experience to coast to the B Division title, with a very respectable 37.
 
Things heated up on the back nine, with Roy Leach, John Tobin, Mark Brus, Tom Henderson, and Jeff Drummond inviting John McKenney to join them, in place of Rocky Rotundo. John was asked to wear a Groucho Marx nose and moustache, and encouraged to grumble and argue with everyone. The strategy seemed to work, with the team posting a low A Division score of 29. Troy Wall, Colin Brown, Gerry Simmons, Goldie Dixit, and Hugh Gillespie didn’t need any disguises; they rolled in with the low B Division tally of 33.
 
The Roosteraunt closest-to-the-pin prizes went to Derek Hinton and Kevin Lewis for their tee shots on holes 3 and 14. Dave Brady and Blake Loucks took home the Burns’ Jewelers gift certificates, sticking their second shots tight on holes 4 and 12.
 
The Town and Country Chrysler longest drives were launched by Jeff Hinton and Jimi Leach on holes 5 and 15. The lucky 50/50 prize winner was Bruno Patti, and the bottle of Rocky’s “Rash sur la Route” (I didn’t know he was bilingual either) went to Doug Hart.
 
A big thanks goes out to Smiths Falls Nissan and all those who came play.
 
Last week’s Obsessed With Golf Trivia question: Which major champion served in the military and didn’t pick up the game until he returned from active duty?
Answer: C. Larry Nelson
 
This week’s question: Who once injured Bob Hope by striking him in the leg with a shot during a charity event in Dallas in 1964?

  1. Marilyn Monroe
  2. Chuck Bednarik
  3. Yogi Berra
  4. Dizzy Dean
See next week’s article for the answer.


THURSDAY NIGHT MEN’S TWILIGHT
 
New Horizons was the generous sponsor of the May 24th edition of the Thursday Night Men’s Twilight. The format was “Gamble Scramble” and it had a lot of groups pushing the boundaries in the hopes of a big pay-off.
 
Dave Hawkins, Jim Gunn, Rod Cooke, John Hoysted, Dan Hoysted, and Tom Hoysted (that’s a lot of Hoysteds) rolled the dice and won the A Division title on the front nine, posting as 33. Scott Prout, Kyle Robertson, Kyle Warren, Shawn Ferguson, Steve Blair, and Kris Kerfoot also anted up with a 33 and were the B Division victors.
 
On the back nine, Tom Henderson, Rob Dopson, Kenny Campbell, and Dan McNeely bet the farm and won with a low A Division score of 28. Not far behind, Mark Bedford, Jason Drummond, George Thompson, Gary Errett, Bill Sample, and Steve Lumsden broke even with a 30 and were B Division champs.
 
The Roosteraunt closest-to-the pin prizes went to Paul Cadeau and Rod Hunt for their shots on holes 3 and 16.
 
The Burns’ Jewelers prizes for best approach shots were struck by Charlie Harrison on the 9th hole and Tom Henderson on the 17th.
 
The Town and Country Chrysler longest drives were pounded by Ben Dales and (surprise) Nic Vaillancourt on holes 1 and 11.
 
Matt Wallace took home the bottle of Twilight Truth Serum, and Doug Henderson was the lucky 50/50 prize winner.
 
A big thank you goes out to the sponsor, New Horizons, and all those who came to play.
 
Last week’s Obsessed With Golf Trivia question: Which player once turned down a Masters invitation? C. Lee Trevino.
 
This week’s question: Where is Katameya Heights, the 18-hole course designed by former Masters and British Open champion Nick Faldo?

  1. St. Petersburg, Russia
  2. Bangkok, Thailand
  3. Cairo, Egypt
  4. Hong Kong
See next week’s article for the answer.
 
 
 
 


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