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Monday, April 22, 2024
Greens win Matrimonial, Mantle aces #4


Ginny and Paul Green have won what is probably one of the toughest titles to win at the NOTL Golf Club – the annual Matrimonial Tournament.

The Greens shot a net score of 69 in the alternate shot format tournament last Wednesday.

The reason it can be so difficult to score well in is that men tend to play all over the course and women tend to hit it up the middle.

With alternate shots, that means women find themselves hitting from areas of the golf course they’ve only walked past previously.

Second place went to Louise Robitaille and Stephen Warboys (70) and Patty and Bill Garriock (71).

In the new Modern Flight category (in which only one spouse is a full club member), the winners were Don and Cathy Saytar (78), followed by Glenn and Deb Young (79), and Rai Lauge and Jo Holden (80).

Holey Mackinaw: Congrats to Larry Mantle, who went to “work” on Labour Day Monday and notched the first hole-in-one reported at the NOTL Golf Club this season.

The lanky lefty popped a gap wedge over the front bunker on the par-3 fourth hole, landed his ball about five feet from the pin and rolled it right in. With the bunker blocking his view, Mantle wasn’t able to actually see his second career ace on that hole.

But assistant pro Ricky Watson, member Paul Dickson and club champ Joe Doria watched it all unfold from the #5 tee and shouted out the good news.

Mantle, unfazed as ever, wasn’t finished there, however.

He continued his torrid play for the next 14 holes, adding a few birdies, sinking putts, hitting pins and had a long run of pars to shoot a stellar round of 2-over 38-36=74. It’s one of the best scores posted all year at the club.

18-hole women’s league: Congratulations to Marg Ketcheson and Sharon Allen for winning the Yule Pairs match play event. Patty Garriock and Yolanda Henry were dominant forces in Sept. 3 play. Garriock won low gross with an 84, followed by Henry at 86 and Martha Cruikshank (87). Low net: Garriock (63), Marg Ketcheson (69), Henry (71). Fewest putts: Garriock (25), Cathy Murray (30), Marie Ellison and Henry (31). Closest to pin: Andrea Douglas, Cruikshank. Birdies: Janice White (#2), Michele Darling (#4), Garriock (#13), Cruikshank (#17). Chip-ins:: May Chang, Darling (#6),  Donna Lailey (#11), Garriock (#13), Cruikshank (#17).

Men’s league: Joe Doria won low gross Aug. 29 with a 2-over 38. He also took a $40 gross skin for a birdie on #5 and was closest to the pin on #8. Larry “Ace” Mantle warmed up for his impending hole-in-one by being closest to the pin on #4 and netting a birdie (and gross skin). Bob Cheriton took the big money with a net skin on #5, worth $236. Other winners: Closest to pin: Ted Wiens (#2), Arthur Wosinski (#9). Long drive: Mike Scott, Ron Planche. A Flight winner: John Sobil (22 points), B Flight: Tom Elltoft, Jack Hanna, Mike Freel (23 points). 50/50: Alan Dickson ($175).

WOOFs: Daryl Fry’s even-par 36 was best score of the day on Aug. 27. Ray Lauge took low net and Ted Wiens won the hidden hole (#3). Wiens also was closest to the pin on #4. 50/50: Randy McCartney.

Couples league, Aug. 30: First: Grant & Deborah Williams and Bill & Patty Garriock, second: Cal & Marilyn Cochrane and Dean & Lyn Sanders, third:  David & Donna Lailey and Mike Eagen & Michele Darling (all with 35). Most honest: Jack & Eileen Hanna and Rai Lauge & Jo Holden. Closest to pin: David Gagne, Deborah Williams. Long putt: David Gagne, Patty Garriock.

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