While it was a busy Labour Day weekend for many preparing to return to schools around the region, golf did not take a rest.
The team from the Deep River Golf Club won the historic title (established 1930) for the first time since 1985.
It was a close affair with the Deep River squad taking the title by the slimmest of margins, a single stroke. Deep River had 1858 strokes while Pembroke, the overnight leaders, ended at 1859.
Rounding out the field were the teams from Sand Point Golf Club (1916), Mississippi Golf Cub (1927) and Renfrew Golf Club (1964).
Members of the winning Deep River squad included: Dave Ethier, Jeremy Stewart, Ron Grozelle, Michael Hogue, Eric Senohrabek, Jason Hogue, Bryan Simpson, Ken Titterington, Sean Henson, Brad Payne, Todd Chaput, Paul Bell, Toban Verdun and Martin Chisholm. They were joined in their celebration by Head Professional Drew Calver.
Kingston City Championship
Cataraqui Golf & Country Club’s Jamaal Moussaoui did the difficult and repeated as the Kingston’s City Golf Champion.
Moussaoui, who received a bye through qualifying at the Garrison Golf & Curling Club, worked through some tough matches at his home course, ultimately meeting club-mate Drew Mayhew in the final.
The final match extended beyond regulation with both players making birdie on the first playoff hole. Ultimately Moussaoui, a student at St. Lawrence College, capped the repeat win with a par on the difficult par 3, 2nd hole hole.
Several clubs in the region held their Club Championships over the Labour Day weekend.
At Cornwall Golf & Country Club Mathieu Rochon won the Men’s Championship while Robyn Campbell was the Women’s Champion.
At Camelot Golf Club Liz McCourt took the Women’s Cub Championship title for the 7th time, while Taylor Collins took the Open title. Other winners included: Christine Lacroix (Women’s A), Alain Brunet (Men’s A), Susan Warren (Women’s B), Brian Murray (Men’s B), Barbara Loepp (Women’s C), and Jean Menard (Men’s C).
PING Challenge Cup
The PING Challenge Cup, a Ryder Cup style event between Head Professionals and Assistant Professionals from the PGA of Ottawa Zone is confirmed for 2016. As in past years the 36-hole event will take place at the Greyhawk Golf Club, starting on their Talon course and ending on the Predator course. It will take place on September 21st.
Two lucky golfers recorded the most celebrated shot in golf over the weekend. Both Pat Boutet and Chris Rennie recorded perfect shots at the Metcalfe Golf Club. Boutet’s came on the 5th hole with a 9 iron while Rennie performed the feat with a 7 iron on the 13th hole.