Metcalfe Charity Classic Raises Record Amount

Stuart Holmes (centre) of the Osgoode Care Centre receives the $8850 donation from Metcalfe G&CC owners Tom & Gloria Welch (left) with GM Rob Howell and Flagstick's Jeff Bauder.

The 12th annual Metcalfe Charity Classic presented by Flagstick Golf Magazine took place Wednesday, July 11th at the Metcalfe Golf and Country Club and it was the most successful edition to date.

As in year’s past a full field of 136 golfers took to the Metcalfe Golf & Country Club course in the south end of Ottawa for the event with many golfers heaping praise on the exceptional conditions of the putting surfaces.

The sun-blessed day was filled with all sorts of activity with various contests on-course, raffles, and silent auctions, and a fabulous roast beef buffet dinner and prize presentation to wrap up the festivities.

It was a very competitive field this year with the team of Bob Maysenhoelder, Denis Sauve, Glenda Sullivan, and Jean Guy Hardy shooting 12 under par to be the low team on the day.

Three teams shots ten under par with the team of Wayne Bourbeau, Mike MacMillan, Brian McGivern, and Mark Reardon taking second place by retrogression.

Additional prize winners on the day included the team of Mary McVey, Donna Gordon, Vicki Neilson, and Winnie Kerfoot as Most Honest Team, Fraser & Wendy Wales, Clare O’Brien & Doris Morrow as the Trivia Contest Winners, Denis Diotte and Dianna Levesque as Long Drive Winners, Bill Mitchell and Diana Martin tool the Closest To The Pins, and Longest Putt went to Glenda Sullivan.

Of note about the on-course contests was Flagstick Publisher and Tournament Sponsor Jeff Bauder providing an ace on the card for one group on the 13th holes where he was providing an extra tee shots for the players on the 143 yard hole.

When all the course activity was over the real purpose for the event came to light with the cheque presentation to the Osgoode Care Centre, the tournament beneficiary.  Board Member and long-time community beacon Stuart Holmes was on hand to receive the contribution of $8850 for the centre, a single-year record for the Metcalfe Charity Classic presented by Flagstick Golf Magazine.

“This is wonderful; it is very much appreciated.  This money will go towards new furniture in the lounge at the Care Centre which really needs to be replaced.  We thank everyone for their generosity,” Holmes told the attendees.

The Osgoode Care Centre is in its 26th year of operation.  It is a non-profit community based charitable corporation providing services to seniors. For more information on it visit www.osgoodecare.ca




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