The season is underway at the Morrisburg Golf Club. The course opened in late in April and things were looking pretty good until the area was hit with some heavy rain. But the fairways have dried up again, and both the ladies and men got their weekly evenings played.
Although both evenings kicked off the previous week, conditions weren’t great for either, and the women did not get to play at all due to the rain.
The first ladies night did see 48 ladies out to enjoy a turkey dinner with all the trimmings, and they were all back last week, May 7, when they officially hit the course for the first time on a beautiful sunny afternoon and evening.
The sponsor for the ladies first night was Aikman Trailer Sales, and Upper Canada Playhouse sponsored the May 7 evening.
Judy Laurin, Laurie Dillabough and Katherine Alguire played “a minute to win it’ game to win tickets to the Playhouse. All were successful on their first attempt.
The closest to the pin shot on the par three 11th hole was made by Paula Locke. Joanne Baker produced the closest shot on the par three 14th, and Lorna Young was closest on the 17th.
Coming up this week, the ladies night sponsor is Scotiabank.
The men got their season rolling last Thursday night, May 8. The evening sponsor was Eldon Horner, and the low shooter was Lance LePage with a 35. Andy Patenaude won B flight with a 40, and Gary O’Neil had the low score in C flight with a 42.
Net winners were Lindsay Weegar in A flight, Wally Baker in B flight and Barry Henderson in C flight.
Closest to the pin winners were Floyd McRea on the 14th and Kent Dawley on the 17th.
Coming up this week, men’s night is sponsored by Home Hardware.
Also coming up on Saturday, May 24 is the Home Hardware Mixed two ball. Sign up sheets are available at the club and non-club members are welcome. The event will get rolling at 10 a.m. with a shot gun start.
This year’s Morrisburg Men’s Open has returned to its June 21st date, and registrations can be made at the club. Tee offs for the men’s open will start at 10 a.m. The day will include golf, prizes and a dinner. For more info please contact club captain Andy Patenaude or call the clubhouse.