14th Annual Charity Classic Golf Tournament
Presented by Flagstick Golf Magazine
Wednesday, July 9 - 2:00 pm Shotgun
2014 Metcalfe Charity Classic Generates Record Donation
In an era where many charity golf tournaments are struggling for attendees the 14th Annual Metcalfe Charity Classic presented by Flagstick Golf Magazine set a record for money raised on July 9.
Hosted by the Metcalfe Golf Club in support of the Township of Osgoode Care Centre, the 2014 edition of the tournament raised an impressive $10,400. That brings the 14-year total to more than $89,000 that has gone to support capital projects and item purchases at the non-profit community-based charitable corporation that provides services to seniors in the community south of Ottawa.
The monies were raised from a contribution of $25 per player, hole sponsorships, on-course raffles, a silent auction and a funding top up by the Metcalfe Golf Club. Doug Thompson, City Councillor and Osgoode Care Centre Board member accepted the donation on behalf of the Centre.
“I want to thank all of the participants who participated in this year’s event, the sponsors and especially Tom and Gloria for giving up their golf course for the afternoon," Thompson told the attendees.
Metcalfe Golf Club General Manager Rob Howell completed the presentation with the help of Metcalfe Golf Club owners Tom and Gloria Welch and tournament sponsor Jeff Bauder, President and Publisher of Flagstick Golf Magazine.
Howell, speaking on behalf of the Welch's and Bauder, said, "We are very fortunate to have so many local people support this great cause in our community. We look forward to breaking the $100,000 next year on July 15th, 2015."
One hundred and twenty golfers enjoyed a full day of golf followed by a Roast Beef and Pasta buffet. It was there that prize winners were announced including the winning foursome of the scramble format tournament. It included Rob Howell, Eoin Matheson, Ray Smith, and Dave Woodland.
The Mixed Foursome title went to Diana & Jack Martin and Phil & Cathy Quinn.
Additional prize winners included :
Most Honest Foursome - Kim Faith, Loraine Downey, Aimee Faith, Mary-Anne Sunstrum
Trivia Winners - Jeremy & Sue Ingle, Kimberly McMahon & Patric Whalen
Closest to the Keg - Jean Moway
Closest to the Line - Chris Bishop
Closest to the Pin - Garnett Pitts (Men), Elaine Millar (Women)
Longest Putt - Ray Smith
An additional highlight of the day was the extra tee shot provided by Flagstick's Jeff Bauder on par 3, 13th hole for each foursome. As he did in 2012. Bauder made an ace for one lucky group, a feat he accomplished this year using a hickory shafted iron.
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