Last shindig of the year at Alberni Golf

That's it for another season of links at Alberni Golf. See you next season, Gerry Fagan said.

Last Sunday, Oct. 2, was the final day of the Men’s Club for another year.

Many thanks to Fred Fredrickson and his committee for all their hard work in making this season as successful as it was.

The weather played a big part in the slow start, but once the weather improved it was business a usual.

The season concluded with the Dave Gray Contracting four man best ball.

It was good to see Dave out playing on Sunday with Brother Fred.

The first place team was the foursome of Keith Gauthier, Art Fowler and father and son Sam and Brett Parhar.

Second spot went to Wayne Johnstone, Preban Rasmussen, Dennis Debolt and Frank Sheare, with the final gross prize going to Bruce MacDonald, Cory Nielson, Jim Proteau and Gerry Fagan.

“I can’t believe I won a gross prize,” Fagan said.

On the net side taking first was Craig Acland, Steve Acland, Livio Tedesco and Ron Clark, second went to Bill Lekich, Jim Petersen, Doug Stoutley and Masami Hirayama.

Third low net went to Gerry Blender, Clint Wilson, Joe Baker and Dennis Hillman, fourth place winners were Bob Price, Kevin Carlton, Jacques Giovetti and John Jones, with fifth place going to Wolf Suhr, Ned Stewart, Vic Carlton and Don McGowan.

In the ball sweep, Brett Parhar had the best of the day shooting 73 taking home three balls.

Next was Steve Acland winning two balls for his 75, followed by Jim Proteau who won one ball with 76, next was Craig Acland and Preban Rasmussen winning one ball each for shooting 77.

On the net side was Dennis Debolt shooting 65, winning three balls, next was Jacques Giovetti who won two balls with 66. Then came Doug Stoutley and Clint Wilson both with 68, taking home two balls each, followed by Wolf Suhr who won I Ball for shooting 69.

Closet to the pin winners were Cal Davies on No. 2, Bill Barrett collected $49 for the Charity Closest to the pin on No. 4, Ron Clark  on  No. 13, Dave Gray on No. 17, and . Joe Baker for his second shot on No 11. The winner of the West Wind Pub long drive was Frank Sheare.

Fred Fredrickson presented Ann Evans of the Special Olympics with $ 700 that was raised through the Men’s Club Charity Closest To The Pin each week.

There was also Trophies given out to the 2011 Club Champion Jim  Proteau as  well as the runner up Jacques Giovetti.

Also trophies went to the Flight A winner Darrell Van Os and runner up Cory Nielson, as well as the Flight B winner Bill Kriwokon and runner up Jules Gaudreault.

There were also many year end draws for Men’s Club Members only.

That’s it for another golfing season, see you in the spring.

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