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Golf: That's a wrap – men's league ends with shootout
Jon Taylor and John Sobil, Goldup pairs champions. (Ricky Watson)

Super senior Warren Tutton schooled some of his fellow members of the Niagara-on-the-Lake Golf Club last week, winning two of the closest-to-the-pin shootouts as the Thursday men's league wrapped up its season.

Eyeing flags placed at 60, 70 and 80 yards, players had up to three chances to hit a ball close to the hole – and the prospect of sharing a pot worth several hundred dollars.

The smooth-swinging Tutton, now in his early 80s, managed to plunk down two of his three shots tighter than anyone else. He was closest to the 70- and 80-yard pins and took home 80 per cent of the pot, more than $600.

Ken Willms was closest to the 60-yard pin and won $155.

The shootout is an annual affair MC'd by club pro Billy Simkin and culminates a day of light-hearted competition and a reverse draw for a chance at a table laden with golf prizes.

Earlier the men played a nine-hole alternate shot scramble with teams of 10 competing. Two groups managed to shoot 4-under 32 and won a bag of tees for their efforts.

Simkin also announced that Norm Kerr was the overall men's league champion, based on modified Stableford points scoring. Greg Keldson and Martin Vagners were runners-up.

The winners of the season-long match play competitions were also unveiled.

Winners were: President's Cup – Joe Doria; Carmichael Cup – Dow Wright; Jim Brown Cup – Jon Taylor; Wettlaufer Cup – Mike Henry; and Goldup Pairs – Jon Taylor & John Sobil.

 

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