Warm sun and good camaraderie made the Rotary Club’s Annual Fundraiser Golf Tournament a big success. Many eager golfers lined up bright and early Saturday morning to smack a few balls down the eighteen hole course. It was in the spirit of giving that the tournament got off to a great start.
“The proceeds of this year’s tournament are being directed to the kitchen upgrade at Riverside Wellness Centre, supporting local education initiatives (including Little Folks Nursery School, Grade 4 dictionaries, high School Scholarships) and with some funds directed to Rotary International in support of its humanitarian efforts worldwide,” said Rotary president Ken Blower. The tournament had some great prizes including a cash prize for a calcutta waged on the teams. Mark Jones won $650 from the Tyler Willis foursome, Snorty won $390 from the Harold Walsh team, and David Reid won $260 from the team Big Deal. Brian Powluk won a $300 Irly Bird certificate in a putting contest challenge that pitted him against David Reid in the final showdown. After a few misses on a tricky putt, Powluk finally found victory and dropped his ball neatly in the cup..
The overall top three foursomes all came in off the course with some low numbers on their cards. Lisa Coulter, Tyler Willis, Jamie Ashley and Al Lawes won the tournament, Harold Walsh’s team with Walsh, Bruce Campbell, Randy Kassian and Brian Pawluk came in second and Big Deal was third. Tara Atkinson, Ian Elko, Mike Munsie and John Munsie made up the Big Deal foursome.
All the golfers were treated to a steak and prawn luncheon after their round of golf. Divots Restaurant served up caesar salad and garlic toast to go with it. The lunch was delicious.
All in all, Blower said, “We were really happy with the tournament, People were very supportive and we ended up with some great prizes for the golfers. I think it would be not to big of a stretch to say that the tournament was really successful.”