No. 20: "Brantford & The David Hearn Foundation"
Brantford & the David Hearn Foundation
It never seizes to amaze me the goodness that exists in people. It takes great patience, time, knowledge, and dedication to reach out and help others. You should be very proud of golf community with the work that is done by many in this community to help those in need. Earlier in the season Dundas Valley held their uniquely formatted invitational and once again contributed to the charities within their region.
This past week Brantford- thru the David Hearn Foundation raised money in support of Alzheimer’s a disease that has had an effect on many of our families and some of our friends. David Hearn donated a signed driver that was auctioned and raised $4500 for this great cause.
A very competitive field of 124 players gathered on September 4th up from 113 in 2017. In the spirit of fun and fair play, 2 sets of tees are provided one for under 70 and one for all the others.
This year's winner and a past champion on his home course, Brantford, Rob Grinton who is a great guy as well as a very accomplished player with a score of 71.
In the All the Others category 70+ John Nash of London Hunt Club continues to play a game we are not familiar with 17 pars and 1 birdie = 71.
Great playing Rob and John!
Highlights: Don Whites Hole-in-One on #10 & Glen Keffer holing a wedge for eagle on #4
The last three names mentioned, all are great players and have made contributions to Senior Golf for a very long time. Well done gentlemen and thank you.
Complete results are available at www.seniorgolfcentral.ca
Senior Porter Cup at the Niagara Falls Golf & Country Club
is a must play. This was the 30th anniversary of the Senior Division. Fred Silver a terrific player but most importantly a great, husband, father and friend to many has participated and hosted this tournament since its start. Thank you Fred!
The Porter Cup is a very competitive tournament that has 1000 points attached to it for the winner that goes towards AGC Senior ranking (www.amateurgolf.com) The tournament is played in 3 Divisions – Senior 55-64, Super Senior 65-69 and the Legends 70+. All are played off unique tee block at varying distances depending of the age group.
This year's winner in the Senior Division and for the third straight year, a record that will be hard to beat is Keith Decker, Super Senior Champion the defending champion is Paul Schlachter and the Legions Champion is John Blank.
Complete Results are available at www.seniorgolfcentral.com
Canadian Senior Men's Amateur Championship was played this past week at the beautiful Gowan Brae Golf and Country Club in Bathurst, New Brunswick. Brady Exber started the tournament with a share of the lead and never looked back, extending his advantage to hoist the John Rankin Memorial Trophy. The Las Vegas native finished the 72 hole eve event 10-under par winning by 7 shots over 2nd place Peter DeTemple in third place 2017 champion Gene Elliot finished at 1-under par and 2 behind the second place finisher. Canadian Doug Roxbongh was the super senior champion. Doug is a proud member of the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame. The 2019 Championship will be held Sept 10-13 at Cedar Brae Golf Club in Scarborough, Ontario.
Complete Results can be found at www.golfcanada.ca
We can call it a season, here is what is left:
SEPT 14 / SENIOR RYDER CUP CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS
SEPT 20 / GAO SENIOR BETTER BALL CHAMPIONSHIP
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