Alberni Golf: DQ Iron Man not for softies

Alberni Golf columnist Gerry Fagan has his ear to the ground and finger on the pulse of all things golf in the Valley.

It was another warm sunny day for the men’s club action.

The blind nine event was held with Ron Clark emerging as the low gross winner, followed by Jerry White and Cory Nielson. On the net side of the day the winners were Jacques Giovetti, Vic Carlton, Jerry Swaney, Gerry Blender, Jack Sparks and Keith Randall.

The closest to the pin winners were Steve Acland on No. 2, the charity closest to the pin on No. 4 was Darrell Van Os, collecting $20, Gary Korven on No. 13, Ron Clark on No. 17 and for his second shot on No.  11 it was Steve Acland.

There wasn’t a winner on the hidden  hole on Sunday so next week it will be worth $220.

Another Stableford Tournament is in the books, With Barry Bowman topping the field compiling 44 points, ( way to go Barry ). Next with 42 points was Livio Tedesco, Gerry Blinder  with 41 points, Peter Burton 39 Points, followed by Bill Johnson, Masami Hirayama and Bruce Browne all with 38 points.

Rounding out the top  point getters were Jacques Giovetti with 37 points and Jim Lawler with 36 points.

Closest to the pin were Bruce Browne on No. 2 Pat Nicklin on No. 4, no one was on No. 13 green, and John Jones on No. 17.

The winners of the draws were, Gail Rhodes, Jim Rhodes, Keith Randall, Pam Turner and Sharon Hillman all winning $30.

Sleeves of balls were won by Ron Clark, Dennis Hillman, Bob Turner and Don Ferster. There were to meat draws which were won by Sandy Dugid and Jules Gaudreault.

Sunday, July 22 is the Dairy Queen two man Iron Man. The format is two-man teams with the best net and best gross counting on each hole. The shotgun is set to go off at 8 a.m. Please try to be there no later than 7:45 a.m.

Register with your partner in the pro shop or as a single and Bruce or Brian will find you partner. You can also sign up by phoning, 250-723-5422.