Alberni golf: Rasmussen crowned golfer of the year

Alberni Golf scribe Knox Coupland tees off in his golf column.

After basking in the sun and warmth of an incredible September the Men’s Club windup was held in more great weather last Sunday.

Sam Parhar, Brett Parhar, Ken Fong and Mark Anderson led the way  closely followed by Preban Rasmussen, Denis Debolt, Wayne Johnstone and Frank Sheare.  Third low gross went to Ron Clark, Steve Acland, Keith Gauthier, and Bob Matlock.

Taking net honors was the team of Jerry White, Steve White. Mickey Keeley and Gerry Fagan.  Cal Davies, Mel Trelvik, Bill Johnston and Cliff O’Laney were next followed by Gary Korven, Jules Gauldrault, Doug Stoutley and Bill Kriwokon.

In fourth place were Frank Hastings, Jim Lawler, Bill Morin and Darrell Van Os.  Fifth low net went to Brent Stolth, Tylo Smith, Brian McKay and Brian Douillard.  Gord Cutting, Darren Van Dyk, Bill Barrett and Phil Anker garnered sixth low net with the final net prizes going to Bob Turner, Ken Sander, Ron Banks and Gord Reid.

Closest to the pin winners were Gord Cutting on No. 2, Jim Petersen collecting $50 for his Charity Closest to the pin on No. 4, Frank Sheare on No. 13, Darren Van Dyk on No. 17.  Keith Gauthier was closest to the pin on his second shot on No. 11.

As part of the wind up ceremonies Brett Parhar was declared club champion winning a trophy and a prize.  Runner up Sam Parhar was presented with a trophy and a prize.

Prizes and trophies were also awarded to Flight-A winner Paul Saulnier and runner up Don McGowan, Flight-B winner Gord Cutting with runner up Dennis Frykas also received trophies and prizes.

The hidden hole prize was split by Keith Randall with a net two on No. 14 and Ken Fong with a net two on No. 16 each winning $341.

Club Captain Fred Fredrickson presented Dora Farrell of Meals on Wheels with a donation of $700 from the men’s club.

Preban Rasmussen was declared Golfer of the year for his total points accumulation and Jaques Giovetti was the net winner.

It was a great wind up to a great year and a good time was had by all as there were several cash draws added to the regular prizes.

Kudos to club captain Fred Fredrickson for conducting a banner year with some innovative ideas.

On behalf of the men’s club we would like to thank all of our sponsors who helped make this year so successful.

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