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Wednesday, May 22, 2024
Sports: Men’s and women’s golf leagues tee off
Members of the Niagara-on-the-Lake Golf Club’s 9 and 18 hole women’s leagues kicked off the 2023 season Tuesday in style with a joint luncheon celebration. (KEITH VANT)

The Niagara-on-the-Lake Golf Club’s busy league season has begun.

The Thursday men’s league teed off last week and the men’s WOOFs league officially hit the links on Tuesday.

The women’s 9 and 18 hole leagues were all set to tee it up on Tuesday morning when Mother Nature intervened.

With forecasts threatening rain all day, the women cancelled play – but didn’t let that dampen their spirits.

The women’s annual joint league luncheon went ahead as planned and about 50 golfers were on hand to socialize and enjoy a lavish buffet in the club dining room.

In men’s league play, Devon Neudorf drew first blood, winning low gross honours with an even-par 36.

Drew Porter’s 22 modified Stableford points was tops in that category. Other winners were: Paul Jacot (closest to the 150 on #1), Todd Watson (longest putt made on #2), Brian McKillop (closest to the pin #4), James Grigjanis-Meusel (longest drive #5), Mike Mott (longest putt made #7) and John Sobil (closest to the pin #9).

In Tuesday afternoon’s WOOFs opening scramble, the team of Ted Carmichael, Ron Planche and David Gagne shot an incredible 8-under 28, followed by Dan Regan, Glenn Murray, Jeff Goodman and Jeff Brookhouser at -6. Don Allen, Jeff Jacques, Don Cruikshank and Jack Hanna were third at -5. Goodman was closest to the pin on #4.

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