Oh those grandkids….They do keep us young. Such was the case for Olive MacIntosh of Williamsburg, who, with her daughter Marilyn and son-in-law Jim (Adams) visited her granddaughters Kylie and Katherine in British Columbia in September. In addition to a visit to Whistler and a tour of the Olympic site, the family took Olive, who turned 84 just last week, ziplining. Granddaughter Katherine works for Ziptrek Eco Tours, a world leader in the design, development and operation of zipline-based eco adventures. The company’s flagship location is in Whistler. Top left, Olive gives a thumbs up as she is about to take off. Left she is pictured with son-in-law Jim Adams and above she is photographed as she ziplines through the treetops.
The annual Memorial Day tournament was played Sunday, July 7th at the Cedar Glen Golf course with 56 golfers participating. Each year the tournament is played to honour individuals of the Williamsburg community for their contributions to the community and the Cedar Glen Golf Course. Those honoured include the late Cliff and Agnes Casselman on whose farm Cedar Glen’s first nine holes are located and the late Stuart and Ethel Saddlemire on whose farm the golf course expanded for its second set of nine holes. Also remembered at the tournament are longtime Cedar Glen member and supporter the late Lyell Strader and the late Dr. M. W. Locke. Winners of this year’s tournament in the mixed division was the team of Barry and Janice Casselman and Bruce and Sharon Whitteker. Second low gross in the mixed division was won by Gary, Dana and Grant McMillan and Sarah Myers. In the men’s division the team of Lyle Schell, Mitch Hutt, James Morrell and Billy Dejong were the low grow winners. Lindsay Waddell struck the ladies longest drive, while Andrew Byvelds hit the longest drive for the men. Closest to the pin winners were Jessica Whitteker on the part three 12th hole and Bunny Warner on the par three ninth. Pictured, l-r, are Bruce and Sharon Whitteker, Cedar Glen owner Dennis Casselman, Barry and Janice Casselman, Kylie and Lyle Schell and Mitch Hutt.
“We have about 90 kids,” said a very pleased Ben Macpherson as the 2012 South Dundas Minor Ball Hockey League hit the floor at the arena here last Wednesday night for week two of action.
“We only had 26 kids last year, so this is a big change,” said Macpherson of the success of the program in its second season,
The 90 kids are divided into two age groups, eight to 11 years in the junior and 12-16 in the senior. There are four teams in each category. Two half-hour games are played in each division on Wednesday nights with the first starting at 5:50 p.m. The program will run for 12 weeks and will wrap up with playoffs.
Macpherson says he is extremely pleased with the turnout and “the parents have been great, very helpful. A number have stepped up big time to coach and run the game clock.”
Macpherson is also thankful for the support of the community. “The jerseys were done through Sports Fix here in Morrisburg and he was very friendly with the price. And Canadian Tire has been very helpful with the goaltending equipment.”
Also along for their weekly runs are high school volunteers Andy Hunter and Drew Gillard who will benefit by getting their community service hours from their refereeing at the junior level.
The two are also playing at the senior level which Macpherson is refereeing.
“We still have a few spots left. They are limited but there all spots. All the kids require is a helmet with a facemask, hockey gloves and sticks. We recommend that they wear soccer shin pads, but they are not mandatory.”
Light elbow pads could also be worn.
MacPherson says the play is competitive in that the kids are playing actual games and standings are being kept.
“It is competitive, but that is not the be all of it. It’s to get the kids out and be active.”
“We are playing regular hockey rules, but it’s more relaxed. It’s summertime, and we want them to have fun with it.
Although they have their hopes up that there is still plenty of fall golf ahead, members of the Iroquois Golf Club wrapped up their 2014 program with a final scramble tournament and awards banquet on Sunday.
Pro shop manager, Kathy Hardy acted as master of ceremony for the awards banquet which kicked off with a delicious turkey dinner prepared by the club’s food service provider Ida Donnelly.
After that Hardy provided an overview of the season and its winners, and the corresponding trophies were presented.
Presented the Fred Brouse Memorial trophy by Carol Brouse were ladies champs Nancy Barkley (A flight) and Mary Jean Craig (C flight).
Julie Bennett presented the Dale Simms Memorial trophy to men’s club champs Ed Orlicky (C flight) and Les Craig (D flight). Club champ Mike Tobin and B flight champ Doug Blad were not in attendance.
The Leslie Wright Memorial trophy for the senior nine hole scramble, played August 12, was won by Liz Asselin, Don Poland, Shirley MacLeod and Jamie MacLeod.
This year’s net club champions were: Sue Sloan and Eric Brawberger (A flight, women’s and men’s), Maurice Kolff (Men’s B flight); Rick MacKenzie and Kathy Pederson (C flight) and Jacques Asselin (Men’s D flight).
Recognized for their holes-in -ones were Sarah Smith and Mike Tobin both on the par three 11th hole and David Thompson on the 13th.
Sunday’s 18 hole closing scramble tournament was won by the team of David Cherry, Ted Styles, Nellie Lightizer and Kathy Hardy.
The scoring format resulted in a predetermined nine of the 18 holes not used in the scoring. The winning team shot a 66 before the nine holes were eliminated.
The winning low net team of the day consisted of Mike Tobin, Betty McDermid, Allie Cameron and Richard Martel.
Following the presentations, Iroquois Golf Course/Club director Stan Brigham thanked the members for their continued support.
“Every year we try to do better,” he said. “Our goal is to keep our golfers happy, and lately we seem to be turning the table.”
Brigham commended Hardy on the great job she does. “I really appreciate Cathy’s efforts. Her leadership is very important to us.”
Brigham also congratulated food service operator Ida Donnelly on her retirement at the end of the season and wished the best to her daughter Susan who will be taking over and keeping the food operation open throughout the winter.
With the apparent down turn of golf everywhere, Brigham encouraged all members to “keep bugging your friends and your neighbours, telling them how wonderful it is to play here.”
Managing director and grounds superintendent, Chris Brigham also thanked everyone for their cooperation during the 2014 season.
“I think the golf course was great this year,” he said. “I had a really great team this year, and I really enjoyed working with them.”
The Iroquois Golf Course will remain open for play until the end of October. Bookings for holiday banquets are now being accepted by the food management group.