MICC hosts very successful adult/junior scramble event

In photo, left to right, are the winners of both the tournament and the drive, chip and putt competition, Carter Oakes, Nick Charron, Corbin Best, Steve Pearson, Noah Thorpe, organizer John Windsor, Nathan Temple and Bill Temple.

Event features drive, chip, putt competition

GORDON—A total of 15 teams took part in an adult/junior nine hole golf tournament this past Sunday at the Manitoulin Island Country Club (MICC), an event which featured a drive, chip and putt contest for the youngsters.

“We would like to thank all of you for coming out to our adult/junior golf tournament and drive, chip and putt contest,” stated John Windsor, main organizer for the event. “It was a great success, and we are happy to have had all of you here today and hope everyone had a great day.”

“I would also like to thank Myrna Thomas and her staff for a fantastic meal (after the event) and hospitality,” said Mr. Windsor.

Mr. Windsor pointed out the tournament was very competitive with four of the 15 (two person) teams shooting scores in the 30s.

“But a big part of the day was our drive, chip and putt competition. We have never held  this before, but it was a huge success and very competitive as well,” said Mr. Windsor.

In the drive, chip and putt contest, taking first place in the age 7-9 division was Noah Thorpe of Mindemoya with a total score of 42; in the age 10-11 division and an overall score of 47 was Carter Oakes of Onaping. The age 12-13 division saw Nathan Temple of Gore Bay with a total score of 45 taking first place, by one point over Kyle Wood. Nick Charron of Onaping garnered a total of 87 points to win the age 14-15 division. The main organizer of the contest was Mary-Lea Buchan.

In the nine hole golf tournament, the team of Steve Pearson and Corbin Best took first place with a score of 36.

Sponsors of the event included Twice As Nice Antiques and Collectibles, Stepping Stone Toys, Gore Bay Childcare and Jill’s Bookkeeping.