Iroquois Golf Club members call it a day

 

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.

 

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