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Dec. 12, 2019 | Thursday
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Golf: Wild week on-the-link
NOTL Couples league draw winners Glen and Cathy Murray, with watercolour painting donated by artist Marilyn Cochrane, right. (Kevin MacLean/NIagara Now)

An eagle 3, a fourth lucky lotto win and another 36 by Jim McMacken. It was a wild week at the NOTL Golf Club.

Women’s club champ Louise Robitaille notched an eagle 3 on the tough par-5 third hole in ladies league play on Tuesday.

After a big drive, from about 175 yards out she put her second shot within a couple of feet of the hole for an easy eagle.

Alan Dickson, meanwhile, capped an unprecedented run by winning his fourth 50/50 draw of the season during men’s competition last Thursday. Another cool $145.

And the same day, lefty McMacken shot another even-par round to win low gross while also capturing two gross skins ($15 each, #1, #4) and closest to the pin (#4). Sean Simpson wasn’t far behind, scooping gross skins on #2 and #8, a $118 net skin, also on #8 and closest to the pin on #2.

Other men’s winners: gross and net skins, Keith Dexter (#5). Closest to pin: Stephen Jenkins (#7), Dean Sanders (#9). Long drive: Warren Tutton (#3), Mark Derbyshire (#8). A flight: Randy Busbridge (23 points), Roman Mamalyga (22 points).

WOOFs results: Don Allen shot a 1-over 37 to win low gross on Sept. 10. Earl Shore was closest to the pin (#4) and Richard Cook won the hidden hole (#5). Ken Burr won $50 in the 50/50 draw.

Women’s league: Besides Robitaille’s eagle, the women’s Solheim style match play competition Sept. 17 featured birdies from Yolanda Henry (#17) and Sue Gagne (#3). Valerie Chubey celebrated her birthday by winning her match, while Brenda Bell (#4) and Sharron Marlow (#13) won closest to the pin. Chip in: Gagne (#9).

Couples league: The annual Friday night Couples league wrapped up Sept. 13. The closing scramble, which allowed each team one free “toss” per hole, led to some crazy low scores.

First, Glen & Cathy Murray and John Reynolds & Linda Williams (25). Second, David & Sue Gagne and Rai Lauge & Jo Holden (26). Third, Oleh & Kim Hrycko and Kevin MacLean & May Chang (27). Most honest, Sharron & Bernard Marlow and Tim & Kathy Taylor, Bob & Elaine Lavery and Keith & Wilca Lay. Closest to pin: Stephen Warboys, Lyn Sanders. Longest putt: Rob Chubey, Margot Hickson.

Special awards:The Couples league also handed out a number of awards. Couple of the Year – May Chang and Kevin MacLean. Attendance award: For making it to 16 out of 16 play dates, Bernard & Sharron Marlow. Followed by Bob & Elaine Lavery, Martin & Margot Richardson and Jack & Eileen Hanna (14 weeks). Top Billy Bucks winners, Glenn and Debbie Young. Draw winners, of an original watercolour donated by NOTL artist Marilyn Cochrane: Glen & Cathy Murray.

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