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Tuesday, May 21, 2024
Sports: NOTL golf leagues in full swing for another season
The members of the WOOFs men's league kicked off their season on Tuesday afternoon. KEVIN MACLEAN

Golf season is in full swing in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Under sunshine and cloudless skies (for the most part), the NOTL Golf Club’s competitive leagues have kicked off their seasons as scores of golfers hit the links daily now.

On Tuesday morning, the women’s nine and 18-hole women’s leagues held their traditional joint scramble to launch the season.

The theme was 18 Shades of Green and top group, with a score of even-par 36, was Trish Anthony, Ginny Green, Suzanne Watson and Judy Wright.

In second place with 38 were Michele Darling, Penny Green, Lynne Heaman and Gayle Tanner.

Most honest prize went to Ruth Dowsett, May Chang, Bonnie Lamourie and Kathy Taylor.

Other prizes: Green and Lamourie (longest putt), and Patty Garriock and Peggy Larder (tee shot closest to the line).

And at high noon Tuesday, about 70 members of the men’s WOOFs league began the year with their shotgun scramble.

On Wednesday, the club held a welcome reception for its members.

Last Thursday, more than 150 competitors in the men’s league played their inaugural round.

Reigning men’s club champion James Grigjanis-Meusel showed he’s ready to play, firing a 1-under 35 to take low gross honours.

He also won gross skins for birdies on #4 and #6, plus was closest to the hole on #4.

Mike Bondy shot a solid 41 and had the best Stableford score with 21 points.

Net skins winners ($35) were Jon Schmidt (#1), Drew Porter (#3), Matt Mines (#6) and John Reynolds (#8). Reynolds’ birdie on #8 also won him a $40 gross skin.

Other winners were: Kevin MacLean (closest to 150 marker #1), Ron Newman (longest putt #2), Matt VandeLaar (longest drive #3) and Jim Garrett (closest to the hole #9).

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