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May. 18, 2022 | Wednesday
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Couples league tees off with a royal toast
Members of the NOTL Golf Club’s Friday night Couples League toast the Queen and the new royal baby Archie at the group’s Victoria Day weekend kickoff. (Kevin MacLean/Niagara Now)

With a giant 18- by 9-foot Union Jack for a backdrop, members of the NOTL Golf Club’s Couples League toasted the Queen and her two-week-old great-grandson Archie as the golfers kicked off a new season Friday night.

The enormous flag is an item from Tim and Kathy Taylor’s cache of royal memorabilia. The Taylors were also honoured as best-dressed couple for the royal-themed event.

On the golf course, the winners were: First place, the foursome of Stephen Warboys, Louise Robitaille and John and Elena Thomson, with a scintillating 33. Second place, one shot behind, were Oleh and Kim Hrycko and Glen and Cathy Murray. Most honest/honorable mention went to  Charlie and Suzanne Rate and Martin and Margot Richardson. Closest to the pin: Kevin MacLean and Deborah Williams. Longest putt: Don Saytar and Maria Townley. 

Tuesday 18-hole Ladies: Low gross winners were Louise Robitaille (88), Yolanda Henry (89) and Barbara Ahluwalia (100). Low net honours went to Yolanda Henry (73), Cathy Murray (76) and May Chang (77). Birdies: Margot Richardson. Chip ins: Donna Lailey, Cathy Murray, Yolanda Henry, Margot Hickson, May Chang.

Thursday Men’s League: Joe Doria and Stephen Warboys topped the field, shooting 1-over 37 on May 16. The “A” flight winners, with 22 points each, were Craig Currie and Glen Murray. Jack Hanna, Bill Garriock and John Grimstead had 23 points each to share “B” flight honours. Closest to the pin winners were: Dan Regan #2, Glen Murray #4, Mark Derbyshire #6 and Jeff Jacques #9. Sean “The Bomb” Simpson had the longest drive on #3. Seniors long drive was by Stephen Warboys on #8. Gross skins winners were Ted Carmichael, John Reynolds and Sean Simpson. Mark Derbyshire collected $255 in 50/50 winnings.