October 24, 2014
Back in 1968, the Kanata Golf & Country Club and Algonquin College were in their initial year of operation; the three branches of the Canadian Forces were unified and the Ottawa Rough Riders won the Grey Cup with a 17-14 score over the Calgary Stampeders.
In the Upper Ottawa Valley that year, the Gordon Cup (begun in 1930) was won by Pembroke; the O'Brien Cup (1933) was won by Deep River and the Blakely Cup (1961) for junior competition was also won by Pembroke.
The Renfrew Golf Club, formed in 1929, was celebrating 39 years of operation.
It was at this time that Mike Moore had a goal to bring together old friends from the Renfrew area who had moved to other areas, play a little golf and catch up on old times while socializing. Thus, The Links of Friendship Golf Tournament was born. Mike and 28 friends met at the Renfrew Golf Club in 1968 to play in the first tournament.
The number of players in the annual event at the Renfrew Golf Club has fluctuated, but those who have participated through the ensuing years have enjoyed the golf and through the social events catching up with old friends.…
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