Golfers finish up their last rounds

While our mild climate makes it possible to get out and swing the clubs virtually year-round, the official golfing season is now over.

While our mild climate makes it possible to get out and swing the clubs virtually year-round, the official golfing season is now over. So we look back this week to some highlights from the local links scene…

Congratulations go first of all to top finishers in the Nanaimo Golf Club men’s and ladies’ club championships. Club pros Kerry Davison and Chris Wilson report that in the 55-and-under men’s competition, low gross champion for the two-day event was Sandy Harper with a 143 score. Just one stroke behind came Graeme Edwards, with Mike Cannning in third. For low net scores, top three golfers were Tim Dieleman, Dwayne Johnston and Adam Krastel.

Harper’s score also won him the senior men’s (55-64) low gross title. Richard Nemeth was runner-up and Ron Young third. Best low net scores went to Don Gallop, Mike Rispin and Greg Seaker. In the super senior (65-plus) competition, Ron Berry was tops in low gross scoring, followed by Tony Hatchwell and Mike Bishop. Dave Yule won the low net title ahead of Robert Boyle and Garry Ulrich.

In the Nanaimo women’s club championship, low gross honours and the Barker Cup went to Kim Evans with a 157 total. Behind her came Sherry Coutts and Penny Lien. Sharon Dalgarno won the low net title, beating out Kyla Nichol and Lorraine Fisher. The Bunny Anderson Trophy as senior women’s champion was claimed by Anna North, with Jan Jarvie the runner-up.

The club championship for juniors at the Nanaimo club saw Zach Anderson win the junior boys’ title. John MacDonald was tops in the juvenile division and Owen Bray in the divot division. Girls’ junior club champion was Shirin Anjarwalla.

From Winchelsea View Golf Club, pro Ian Harper sends word that the two-day men’s club championship was won by Al Ashbee. Ashbee earned the low gross title with a 146 total, finishing ahead of Bob Ree and Don Cyrenne. In the low net competition, Gerry Richardson was first, Nels Symbaluk second and Glenn Emery third. A highlight of the tournament was a hole-in-one recorded by George Grover on hole 16.

In the Cottonwood Golf Club men’s championship, Hung Tang won the championship flight with a two-day total of 150. Close behind was Kevin Bishop, with Kevin Roden third. The A flight title went to Ken Bibby, ahead of Rick Lutz and Perry Rivard. In B flight, the top three were Garry Smith, Travis Clark and Tim Duke. Jeremiah Morris won the junior boys’ title.

With the ladies, low gross club champion was Georgina Hermans and low net champion was Terry Tolmie. Low gross and low net winners respectively in A flight were Marge Bibby and Cheri Holder, in B flight Emily Edwards and Pat Loxam, C flight Carol Ross and Sharon Cameron, and senior (65-plus) flight Chris Frederickson and Cheri Holder.

My thanks to Cottonwood pro Winston Michell for taking time to send along results prior to leaving for his new job at the Victoria Golf Club.

Whatever your sport, a reminder in closing to play your hardest, play fair, and show good sportsmanship.