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Sunday, October 2, 2022
Sports: Couples League returns for ‘9 and dine’ fun
Couples League players at the NOTL Golf Club prepare to head out for an evening of “9 and dine.” (Richard Harley)

The Niagara-on-the-Lake Golf Club’s Couples League teed off Friday for its first official “9 and dine” event since the pandemic hit.

The popular evening league prides itself on being a fun and social group – and more than 60 couples signed up this year to play nine holes and then have dinner together at the club.

Women’s results: Crazy hot and humid temperatures did not deter the club’s women’s leagues from hitting the links Tuesday.

The nine-hole league crowned its Captain’s Cup winner based on play last week. Sherry Gysler and Charlotte Kainola were tied with a net 37 but after the magical formula of scoring retrogression was applied, the title went to Gysler.

Low gross winners were: Diana Dimmer (44), Cathy Saytar (46,) and Kim Hrycko and Penny Green (51). Low net winners were: Saytar (33), Kainola (38), Barb Werner, Dimmer and Hrycko (39).

Winners of “most in the sand” were Maureen Taylor (5), Lynne Heaman (4), and Dimmer and Wilca Lay (3). Longest putt winners: Saytar (#3) and Werner (#8).

The women’s 18-hole league added a twist to their competition this week: The pro shop randomly chose scores on nine of the 18 holes and doubled the total to determine a victor.

The winners were Yolanda Henry (84), Ginny Green (96) and Valerie Chubey (98). Net score winners were: Sharron Marlow (35), Henry (36) and Shelly Sansom (38).

Valerie Chubey had the fewest putts (31), followed by Henry (32) and Marlow (33).

Men’s results: Don Allen, Mark Derbyshire and Drew Porter led the way with 2-over 38 for low gross in Tuesday’s WOOFs league play.

Porter also won closest to the pin on #4, with a shot that ended about one inch from being a hole-in-one.

Randy Busbridge was low net (36) and Peter Falconer won the hidden hole (#9). Martin Vagners took home $52 in the 50/50 draw.

Former associate pro Ricky Watson scooped low gross honours in last Thursday’s men’s league, shooting an even-par 36. Glenn Young led the Stableford scoring, accumulating 22 points.

Other winners were: Josh D’Agostino (longest drive #3) and Bill Farnell (longest drive 60+ on #6), closest to the pin: Jim Garrett (#4), Mike Eagen (#9), and Mark Derbyshire (longest putt made #5).

Net skins winners were John Reynolds (#2), Paul Shelestowsky (#3), Peter Falconer (#6). Gross skins went to Reynolds (#2) and Jim McMacken (#8).