In its 16th year the Metcalfe Charity Classic in support of the Osgoode Care Centre is still setting records.
On July 13, 136 golfers participated at this year’s event, also commemorating the 40th anniversary of the golf club.
Through entry fees, raffles, auctions, and various contests and sponsorships the event was able to raise a one-year record donation of $13,000, bringing the total funds generated for the local care facility in the event’s history to over $114,000. It’s come a long way from the first event that generated $1000.
On-course contest & raffles included the Flagstick Go For The Stick Contest, Investors Group Swing Your Way to the Masters & Hole in Once Contest & AMPED Sports Lab Mobility Challenge & George Darouze Fishing Hole.
David Eggett, Chair of the Board of Directors, accepted the donation cheque on behalf of the Osgoode Care Centre and thanked the players, sponsors, and the Metcalfe Golf Club for the support.
After the dinner enjoyed by all Metcalfe General Manager Rob Howell provided those in attendance with details on the history of the club.
While the intent of the event was to raise funds for the designated charity, there were also some prize winners on the day.
The overall low score was recorded by the team of Rob Howell, Ray Smith, Eoin Matheson, Wyatt Milne-Elliot with a ten under par total.
The low mixed foursome was the team of Jackie Sauve, Brad Nixon, Daryn Hicks, Sherri Sabourin who shot -8.
The most honest team title went to Diane Arbuckle, Sharon Bernard, Donna Lee & Jeanne Mowat.
Additional prizes: 40th Anniversary Trivia Winners – Doris Morrow, Clare O’Brien, Wendy Wales, Fraser Wales, Closest to the 40 Year Old Equipment – Mary Shannon, Closest to King George – Jeff Joustra, Closest to the Pin Men – Paul Elford & Women Sherri Sabourin, and Longest Putt – Bill Bishop.
“We are very fortunate to have so many local people support this great cause in our community each and every year, said Rob Howell noting the support of Flagstick Golf Magazine and that of many people who continue to participate each and every year. “We are thrilled to have set a new record and look forward to breaking it once again on July 12th, 2017.”