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Get ready for three day golf marathon, Pro Am and Canadian Women’s Tour

Friday, June 12, 2015 @ 01:06 PM
posted by discsf

Get ready for three day golf marathon, Pro Am and women’s tour

BY AMY HOGUE

Golf enthusiasts will have a chance to get up close and personal with professional athletes, including local celebrities Brooke and Brittany Henderson, at two local golfing events this month.

A Pro Am tournament on June 15 and a two day Canadian Women’s Tour on June 16 and 17 will have a full line-up of activities in store for spectators.

The day will begin early on June 15, with registration for Pro Am teams and a tournament breakfast between 6:30 and 8:00 a.m.  Both professionals and amateurs will begin their warm-up at 8:15, with a 9:30 a.m. shotgun start.   The $1 million shootout will take place at the 18th hole at 3:30 p.m., and a tournament dinner will complete the day between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

The Pro Am event will be a fundraiser for Lanark County Support Services and Doefstrong, with a cheque presentation taking place during the tournament dinner.  Neil Doef, a Smiths Falls Bears hockey player who was suffered a serious spinal injury at a game late last year,  and his family will be on hand to assist with the event and for the cheque presentation.

Executive Director for the Team Henderson 110% Club, David Dargie, explained exactly why the community should come out to the event in June. To begin with, he said, the event is free for spectators, which itself will be a draw.

“You’re going to see, along with professional golfers, the top amateur golfers from Team Canada,” Dargie said, pointing out the Canadian Women’s Tour is how Brooke got started.  Throughout her career, Brooke has won three Canadian Women’s Tour events, the first at 14 years of age, the youngest to ever win a professional golf tournament.

Dargie said that for those interested in the golf scene, the opportunity to be right in the action on the golf course will be a big draw. For those who don’t follow women’s golf, Dargie said people will be surprised to see how well these girls hit the ball.

“It’s an opportunity to get really close to these golfers,” Dargie said.

Dargie says June 15 would be a good day to approach athletes for autographs or photos, since the competition will be a little different than during the Women’s Tour.  On Tuesday and Wednesday, the play will become more serious, and photos and autographs won’t be permitted until the play is finished for the day.

“Monday’s the one that’s really a fan favourite, Tuesday you’re going to see the real competitive golf,” Dargie explained.

A silent and live auction will take place at the June 15 event, and there are some big ticket items up for grabs, with funds raised going to Lanark County Support Services and Doefstrong.  Some of the items available include sports memorabilia, including a 1967 newspaper page signed by Dave Keon, former captain of the Maple Leafs, a suite at an  Ottawa Senators game, a signed Senators jersey, and a hotel package for the Best Western in Perth.

“The stuff is just rolling in,” Dargie said, adding, “I can’t say enough about the way the community has supported this tournament.”

The 110% Club was originally set up to assist with costs related to keeping Brooke and Brittany on tour, and a portion of the funds raised from the tournament will be used for that purpose.  Dargie said the ultimate goal is to have the 110% Club morph into a foundation.

“All of the successful players have established a foundation to give back to their communities,” Dargie said, “It’s such a classy thing for them to do.”

Community support exceeds expectations

The community has been rallying around Pro Am tournament and Canadian Women’s Tour event. Dargie says so far there’ve been more than 180 volunteers signed up to assist throughout the tournament.

Dargie says he had a site visit by the chair of the tournament competition, Mary Beth McKenna, who was impressed with the organization already undertaken for the tournament. He says she took particular notice to the number of volunteers on hand for the event.

“I told her we had about 180 people signed up and she just about fell off her chair,” Dargie said, “She said, ‘this is unheard of’.”

In light of the large numbers of spectators, volunteers, sponsors and athletes who will be attending the three days of events, Dargie said there will be parking available at the County Fair Mall, and regular shuttles to and from the event to keep parking needs to a minimum.  He says he expects there to be fairly large numbers of spectators watching the event.

“The community’s been so giving and generous in supporting these two particular events,” Dargie said.

 

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Get ready for three day golf marathon, Pro Am and Canadian Women’s Tour

Friday, June 12, 2015 @ 01:06 PM
posted by discsf

Get ready for three day golf marathon, Pro Am and women’s tour

BY AMY HOGUE

Golf enthusiasts will have a chance to get up close and personal with professional athletes, including local celebrities Brooke and Brittany Henderson, at two local golfing events this month.

A Pro Am tournament on June 15 and a two day Canadian Women’s Tour on June 16 and 17 will have a full line-up of activities in store for spectators.

The day will begin early on June 15, with registration for Pro Am teams and a tournament breakfast between 6:30 and 8:00 a.m.  Both professionals and amateurs will begin their warm-up at 8:15, with a 9:30 a.m. shotgun start.   The $1 million shootout will take place at the 18th hole at 3:30 p.m., and a tournament dinner will complete the day between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

The Pro Am event will be a fundraiser for Lanark County Support Services and Doefstrong, with a cheque presentation taking place during the tournament dinner.  Neil Doef, a Smiths Falls Bears hockey player who was suffered a serious spinal injury at a game late last year,  and his family will be on hand to assist with the event and for the cheque presentation.

Executive Director for the Team Henderson 110% Club, David Dargie, explained exactly why the community should come out to the event in June. To begin with, he said, the event is free for spectators, which itself will be a draw.

“You’re going to see, along with professional golfers, the top amateur golfers from Team Canada,” Dargie said, pointing out the Canadian Women’s Tour is how Brooke got started.  Throughout her career, Brooke has won three Canadian Women’s Tour events, the first at 14 years of age, the youngest to ever win a professional golf tournament.

Dargie said that for those interested in the golf scene, the opportunity to be right in the action on the golf course will be a big draw. For those who don’t follow women’s golf, Dargie said people will be surprised to see how well these girls hit the ball.

“It’s an opportunity to get really close to these golfers,” Dargie said.

Dargie says June 15 would be a good day to approach athletes for autographs or photos, since the competition will be a little different than during the Women’s Tour.  On Tuesday and Wednesday, the play will become more serious, and photos and autographs won’t be permitted until the play is finished for the day.

“Monday’s the one that’s really a fan favourite, Tuesday you’re going to see the real competitive golf,” Dargie explained.

A silent and live auction will take place at the June 15 event, and there are some big ticket items up for grabs, with funds raised going to Lanark County Support Services and Doefstrong.  Some of the items available include sports memorabilia, including a 1967 newspaper page signed by Dave Keon, former captain of the Maple Leafs, a suite at an  Ottawa Senators game, a signed Senators jersey, and a hotel package for the Best Western in Perth.

“The stuff is just rolling in,” Dargie said, adding, “I can’t say enough about the way the community has supported this tournament.”

The 110% Club was originally set up to assist with costs related to keeping Brooke and Brittany on tour, and a portion of the funds raised from the tournament will be used for that purpose.  Dargie said the ultimate goal is to have the 110% Club morph into a foundation.

“All of the successful players have established a foundation to give back to their communities,” Dargie said, “It’s such a classy thing for them to do.”

Community support exceeds expectations

The community has been rallying around Pro Am tournament and Canadian Women’s Tour event. Dargie says so far there’ve been more than 180 volunteers signed up to assist throughout the tournament.

Dargie says he had a site visit by the chair of the tournament competition, Mary Beth McKenna, who was impressed with the organization already undertaken for the tournament. He says she took particular notice to the number of volunteers on hand for the event.

“I told her we had about 180 people signed up and she just about fell off her chair,” Dargie said, “She said, ‘this is unheard of’.”

In light of the large numbers of spectators, volunteers, sponsors and athletes who will be attending the three days of events, Dargie said there will be parking available at the County Fair Mall, and regular shuttles to and from the event to keep parking needs to a minimum.  He says he expects there to be fairly large numbers of spectators watching the event.

“The community’s been so giving and generous in supporting these two particular events,” Dargie said.

 

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