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Sports: Golfers celebrate Canada Day in red and white
Members of the NOTL Golf Club’s Couples League were decked out for Canada Day. KEVIN MACLEAN
Warren Tutton, shown practising his chipping prior to a previous round, was the top shooter in week 1 of NOTL men's league play.

Members of the Friday evening Couples League at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Golf Club turned out in their red-and-white finery last week to celebrate Canada Day.

Winners on the course were Julie and Bill Smethurst, Jill and Ron Planche with a blistering 1-under 35 in the Canada Day scramble.

Second were Sheila and Larry Blight, Maria and Brodie Townley with 37.

Third went to Gail and Norm Kerr, Mary Holley and Steve Millward (38), followed by Sharron and Bernard Marlow, Kim and Oleh Hrycko (38) by retrogression.

Gerry Shelly was acknowledged for recently celebrating his 90th birthday – and for consistently shooting at or under his age for the past 10 years, a rare golf feat.

Another ageless NOTL golfer, the smooth-swinging Warren Tutton schooled the field in the Thursday men’s league as the octogenarian fired a 1-under 35 to win low gross honours last week.

He also scored the most points in modified Stableford scoring with 21, while winning gross skins thanks to birdies on #3 and #9. All in all, a pretty productive round for Tutton.

Other winners were: Ben Berti (longest drive #10), Dean Sanders (closest to the pin in two shots on #2), Alan Robb (closest to the pin #4), Greg Keldson (longest putt #6), Devon Neudorf (longest putt #7) and Jim Garrett (closest to the pin #9).

Net skins went to Josh D’Agostino (#1), John Reynolds (#2) and Don Stewart (#3).

In this Tuesday’s men’s WOOFs league, Glenn Murray won low gross with a 3-over 39 and Nino Ferrantelli had low net with 35. Don Allen got a birdie and closest to the pin on #4.

The nine-hole women’s league played for the Member’s Cup this week, a net competition that uses unlimited home handicaps.

Bonnie Lamourie won the title through retrogression after being tied with Jill Planche with a net score of 35. Other top net scores were Ruth Dowsett (37), and Judy Wright, Diana Dimmer and Catherine Novick with 38.

Best gross scores: Dimmer (45), Wright (47) and Maureen Dickson (49). Dickson also had the longest drive on #8.

Sue Shark was the sharp-shooter in the 18-hole women’s league Tuesday, with closest to the pin on both #4 and #9.

Best gross scores were: Brenda Bell (93), Cathy Murray (95), Val Chubey (96), Judy Mantle and Lisa Allen (98) and Sherk (99). Bell also had the longest drive on #5.

Top net scores were: Bell (71), Murray (73), Chubey (74), Mantle (76), and Marie Ellison and May Chang (78). Robin Foster had the fewest putts, with 29.


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