Meaford senior golfers participated in two events last week, their regular Tuesday play at the home course, and on Thursday in Shelburne, the last tournament of a summer-long, five event, home-and-home inter-club competition.
In its first year in the league Base Borden took home the Georgian Triangle Inter-club Trophy. Meaford came second ahead of Shelburne, Cranberry, and Blue Mountain.
Over the season, Meaford’s Rob Morris finished the year as the low gross scorer (71) of the hundred or so participants while Meaford’s Terry Harris' net 58 was the lowest net recorded in any tournament.
In the final game played at the Shelburne Golf Course on Thursday, September 3, Meaford’s fourteen players maintained the teams’ good play. John McGee, Dave MacDougall, and Leo Girard won the Meaford low gross prizes. Ross Johnson, Glenn Donley, and Tom Bumstead were Meaford’s low net winners.
On Tuesday, September 1, thirty golfers in the Meaford Senior Men’s Golf League played an eighteen-hole Three Low Net game. The three best net scores of each handicap-balanced four-golfer team were counted to compute the final tally. (Three 3-man teams needed to be augmented by a player from another team.) Leo Girard, John Perks, Chuck Stevens, and an inserted Gene Latour beat the nine other teams by shooting a blisteringly low combined net of 97. Ross Johnson, Ron Auckland, Ron Hall, and the actual Gene Latour posted 102 for second place. Ray Eagles, Dave Allin, Bob Smithson, and an inserted John Dick came third at 104.
No prize for individual scoring was handed out, but had there been one, John Perks would have won it with a net 60. John shot a gross 38 on the Millennium nine but John McGee’s eighteen hole score of 78 was the overall low gross.
Nine Super Seniors played a nine-hole net game. Rollie Horn was first, Don MacKay second, and Grant Scheifele third.
The Super Seniors showed the younger guys something about accuracy. Glen Kornelson found the rope on Randle #2. John Helston picked up the closest to the hole prize for Randle #9. Ron Hall was lucky that no Super Senior was playing the Millennium Run on Tuesday. Ron nestled his shot tight to the pin on Millennium #9. Some boos rang out after Ken Fukumoto’s name was picked for his second Fellowship Award.