Ottawa Senior Golf Professionals Win Bissegger Cup

Team Ottawa - Winners of the 2012 Bissegger Cup - Left to right – Gord Lay, Andre Harvey, Tony Dunn, Greg White, Eddie Dunn, Paul Sherratt, Don Ferne, Dave Kalil, Mike Kennedy, Barry Laphen
Team Ottawa – Winners of the 2012 Bissegger Cup – Left to right – Gord Lay, Andre Harvey, Tony Dunn, Greg White, Eddie Dunn, Paul Sherratt, Don Ferne, Dave Kalil, Mike Kennedy, Barry Laphen

– by Joe McLean, Flagstick Staff

Senior golf professionals from the Quebec and Ottawa Zones have competed in a friendly golf competition for the past nine years with each zone hosting in alternate years. These professional golfers have known and competed with each other over their working and competitive years and now they play in an annual friendly set of matches to determine the winner of the Jack Bissegger Memorial Cup.

According to many in the Quebec Golf Community Mr. Bissegger, who passed away in 2009 was to Quebec Golf as Jean Béliveau is to Montreal hockey. Mr. Bissegger thoroughly enjoyed these friendly matches and his family was honoured to have the competition trophy named for him.

The ninth annual competition was held at the Rivermead Golf Club on Tuesday, October 9 and the Ottawa team with a late charge were victorious for only the second time in nine years. The Quebec team had won five times with two ties. Players to a man insist that the opportunity to compete in golf matches is fun, but the chance to get together with old friends and talk about old times is what really matters.

Members of the victorious Ottawa team were Eddie Dunn, Tony Dunn, Don Ferne, Andre Harvey, Dave Kalil, Barry Laphen, Gord Lay, Mike Kennedy, Paul Sherratt and Greg White.

The Quebec team members were Joey Bissegger, Tom Bissegger, Roger Bouchard, Richard Demers, Gilles Gareau, Paul Labonte, Christian Lavoie, Rod McKersie, Andre Maltais and Raymond Richer.

HISTORY OF THE JACK BISSEGGER MEMORIAL CUP COMPETITION

YEAR HOST CLUB QUEBEC OTTAWA
2004 Camelot 6.5 5.5
2005 Summerlea 7.5 4.5
2006 Rideau View 6 6
2007 Whitlock 4.5 7.5
2008 Ottawa Hunt 6.5 5.5
2009 Laval-Sur-Le-Lac 6 6
2010 Rideau View 9 6
2011 Mont Bruno 11 4
2012 Rivermead 7 8