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Dundas Valley Hickory (2022)

GHSC News Item: October 19, 2022 – Dundas Valley Hickory (2022)

Reported by: Lorne Emery, GHSC Hickory Ambassador

On Tuesday, October 11, GHSC paid its annual visit to Dundas Valley Golf and Curling Club. The weather man was very kind and provided us with a beautiful fall day and 34 hickory players teed it up on this beautiful Stanley Thompson layout built in 1929. The course was in great shape and the fall colours were at their peak making for an eventful day.

This day was special for another reason—Bill Stewart, the usual organizer for this event, passed away earlier this year. Bill was a long time Dundas Valley member and organizer of many GHSC events. In fact, he had made the preliminary booking for this event last fall. Together, Bill Southall (this year’s Event Organizer) and I dedicated the event in Bill Stewart’s honour. Following the game, several of us had an informal tribute and shared fond memories. We were pleased that Bill’s daughters, Mary and Claudia, were able to join us after the round.

The primary goal of this event was to have fun with a friendly Stableford team competition but with an added twist. The young guns (<70 years 😀) played the Woodley tees at 4,900 yards. Ladies and Men 70+ played from the Stock tees at 4,200 yards. Stableford scoring was used with points awarded based on age group. The twist in this competition is that team members were selected in a blind draw on the patio. Everyone contributed a toonie to the prize money. There were also two closest-to-the-pin holes which were won by Allan Lew (2nd) and Brian Snell (15th). On an individual basis, there were some outstanding performances. Vaughn Perusse lead the way with 29 points, followed by Jon Beauchesne 27 and Bruce Greenberg 26. The course and greens were very challenging so these scores were excellent. Well done.

The team competition was won by the team of Vaughn Perusse, Paul Winslow, and Allan Lew. The team of Bruce Greenberg, Nick Pileggi and Paul McDougall finished in second place.

It was a wonderful day and you should pencil it in to your calendar for Tuesday, October 10, 2023.

I would also like to thank Frank and Donna Collis for the wonderful pictures (see below) and Ron Archer for being our celebrity starter/hickory ambassador. Unfortunately, Ron could not play because of a shoulder injury. And a final thanks to Bill Southall for organizing a great event.

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