HOST CLUB ST. CATHARINES CAPTURES 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP
On Monday September 19, the 2016 SRC Championship was held at the challenging St. Catharines Golf and Country Club.
Home cooking is always the best as the home team of Captain Larry Hevenor, Gary Polegato, Scott Freeman, Doug Foxton, Andy Artinian, Eric Borrows, Brian White and Les Westlake emerged victorious winning 20 of the possible 24 points in the two man better ball event.
They were hotly pursued by a tightly bunched group of very competitive clubs. Their scores were:
- Trafalgar and Oshawa 17,
- Lookout Point 16,
- London Hunt and Sarnia 15,
- Brantford and Twenty Valley 14,
- Sunningdale and Kingsville 13,
- River Oaks and The Briars 10,
- Saugeen 8,
- St. Mary's 5 and
- Cutten Fields 4.
There were also only two team skins of $320 each awarded to Rob Grinton and Steve Davey of Brantford who eagled number eight with a 3 and Joe Spiler and Ian Penney of Lookout Point with an eagle 3 on the tenth hole.
A warm fall day successfully concluded a long hot summer filled with 304 matches among the 76 competing clubs -- then a playoff at Dundas Valley and finally a champion was declared at this beautiful venue.
The competitors were treated to a hearty breakfast buffet before golf, hors d'oeuvres afterwards, combined with beer tasting sponsored by MacLean's Ales, wine by Jackson-Triggs at the sumptuous meal of beef tenderloin with all the trimmings. Each winning team member received a handsome Callaway golf bag. As a momento of the day, Callaway also provided a splendid driver head cover to each competitor.
A very special thanks should go to our overall sponsor Plentai-Lewis who always make the Championship Day such a success. St. Catharines Golf and Country Club, Head Golf Professional Cameron Thin, Catering Manager Meaghan Walker and their staffs are to be thanked for being such gracious hosts to a group of senior golfers who came from all over southern Ontario and New York state.
As well, the SRC Executive team led by President Gary Bartlett, and the Games Committee, worked countless hours to make the day happen. And we thank all 76 team captains who toiled diligently to get their teams to the matches. We wish them good luck next year when the final will be held at the Scarboro Golf Club. (Photos will be posted soon.)