A dozen members of the Niagara-on-the-Lake Golf Club made the trek Saturday due across the water to the edge of the Scarborough Bluffs to renew a long-standing golf rivalry.
The destination was the Toronto Hunt Club, an exclusive private facility along the “other” shore of Lake Ontario.
The goal was to wrest the coveted interclub trophy from the clutches of the Torontonians and return it to Niagara.
After a day-long series of match play competitions over 27 holes, the NOTLers fell short in their quest, but confessed that a good time was had by all.
The long-running tourney, one of the oldest interclub competitions in Ontario, will return to NOTL next year, when the home side hopes to return to the victory podium.
This year’s competitors from NOTL were: Rob Chubey, Paul Dickson, Joe Doria, James Grigjanis-Meusel, Stephen Jenkins, Noel Morris, Dean Sanders, John Sobil, Brodie Townley, Stephen Warboys, Ricky Watson and Stuart Young.
Women’s results: May Chang was a big winner in 18-hole women’s league play Tuesday. She was second in low net scoring (72), fourth in low gross (97), had the third-fewest putts (33) and won a special prize in the “Golf is a Beach” contest by landing in the most sand traps – five.
Other winners were: low gross – Valerie Chubey (94), Lisa Allen (95), Cathy Murray (96), and Marie Ellison and Sharron Marlow (99). Marlow also won low net with a 67, followed by Lynettee Sanders (73), Gayle Tanner (74), and Ellison and Chubey (75).
Marlow also was closest to the pin on #4. Hitting the most fairways were: Chubey (13), Carolyn Porter (12) and Janice White, Marg Ketcheson, Susan Gagne and Allen (11).
Men’s results: Kevin MacLean shot an even par 36 to score top honours in the Tuesday WOOFs league this week. Richard Cook had low net with 34, Jeff Jacques’s birdie on #6 won the hidden hole and WOOFs co-ordinator Bill Katrynuk was closest to the pin on #4.
Ricky Watson continued his top-form play, shooting even-par 36 in Thursday men’s league competition last week. He also was closest to the 150-yard marker on #8.
Kerry Knapp and Joe Interisano were first in Stableford scoring, with 22 points each.
Other winners were: Jim Meszaros (longest putt #2), Warren Tutton (longest drive #3), Don Allen (closest to the pin #4), Doug Hernder (longest putt #5) and Stephen Jenkins (closest to the pin #9).
Net skins went to Jack Hanna (#1), Tutton (#3) and Interisano (#4). Gross skins were scooped by Jim Panetta (#1), Stephen Warboys (#2), Sean Simpson (#8) and Jenkins (#9).