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Sports: Men’s league wraps up golf season with prize giveaway
Keith Vant presents the Wettlaufer Cup to Jim Garrett. OWEN HOWELLS

As autumn blows in, the golf season is winding down for another year.

The Niagara-on-the-Lake Golf Club’s popular Thursday men’s league wrapped up its season last week with its annual dinner and prize giveaway.

The league, which attracted about 145 members this year, doled out prizes that included drivers, wedges, putters, golf bags, jackets and more.

And pro Keith Vant unveiled the winners of some individual competitive categories.

Patrick Craig was one of the big winners, earning the most gross skins (with seven) and also carding the lowest gross score for nine holes, shooting a remarkable 3-under 33.

Don Stewart scored seven net skins.

Zach Luis proved to be the most accurate long-ball hitter as he won the prize in the weekly longest drive competition, with three top finishes.

Ricky Watson and Jim McMacken were honoured for having the most low gross scores. They each accomplished that an enviable five times apiece.

Stephen Levy and Harry Huizer scored the most Stableford points three times each.

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

Club champion James Grigjanis-Meusel won the President’s Cup, Jim Garrett took the Wettlaufer Cup, Peter Falconer was the Carmichael Cup champ and Watson won the Jim Brown Cup.

The duo of Stephen Warboys and Kurt Hamm took top spot in the Goldup Pairs competition.

There also were five winners in the weekly putting contest in which players get one chance to make a long putt for prize money.

When a player misses, the distance the following week is one foot less.

The top putters – and cash prize winners – this season were: Glen Murray, Cal Cochrane, Ross Smith, Patrick Craig and Doug Hernder.

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