A short 20-minute rain delay shortly after tee-off did nothing to dampen the enthusiasm of the participants at last week’s Flamborough Open at the Carlisle Golf & Country Club. Evolving into Flamborough’s premier golf tournament, the annual Flamborough Open is co-hosted by the Rotary Club of Waterdown and the Flamborough Chamber of Commerce (FCC). This year’s tournament had more golfers and more sponsors than last year. A BIG thank you to all who contributed in one way or the other.
The team of Dr. Richard Kitchen, Blake Anthony, Rod Anthony and Brian Faul failed in their attempt to regain the winning team title. They have won the Flamborough Open winning team competition on three different occasions. But their best ball score of -10 was bested by a -12 score by the M&L Testing team comprised of Rich Mizener, Maurice Chaput, Steve Parsons and Rob Roche.
The individual contest winners were:
- Closest to the Pin – Women’s: Angelo Donato (Team Dominion Lending Centre)
- Closest to the Pin – Men’s: FCC Past President Jamie Kleven (Team Lafarge Canada)
- Longest Drive – Women’s: Angela Parker (Team The Keg Steakhouse & Bar)
- Longest Drive – Men’s: Rod Anthony (Team Dr. Richard Kitchen)
- Putting Contest: Blake Anthony (Team Dr. Richard Kitchen)
One of the highlights of this year’s tournament – as in years past – was auctioneer Jim McCartney, who in about 20 minutes managed to remove over $8,000 from the wallets of successful bidders during the live auction. This year’s auction included a trailer donated by Joseph VanDenHurk of JDJ/Miska Trailers and a 2-week vacation at an upscale villa in Portugal courtesy of Lena and Gerry Aggus. Gerry – a lawyer with Lazier Hickey – is a longtime Rotarian and a Past President of the FCC.
Another shout-out goes to Terra (Where Colour Lives) who again provided a beautiful hanging plant for each of the golfers.
For complete coverage of this years tournament – complete with a list of all the sponsors and donors – be sure to peruse future editions of the Bottom Line.