I am Peter Elgie – your new friendly neighbourhood Golf Professional here at The Rock. This is my inaugural blog post.
This week, we are pleased to host the Ontario Junior Boys Golf Championship. The practice round was yesturday, and the tournament runs from today through Thursday. The format is 18 holes on the first two days for the field of 156 golfers, then 36 holes on Thursday for the low 60 who make the cut.
Please feel welcomed to come out and watch the best golfers in our province; some of whom you’ll inevitably end up watching on TV as professionals some day. I had the pleasure of meeting two contestants, Zack Mason and John Trevali, who are both young men who will contend for this year’s championship. They are two of many who will head south to play US NCAA Division 1 golf this fall. John will be attending Kent State, and Zack Eastern Michigan.
Past winners of the Ontario Junior include Gary Cowan (who won 2 US Amateur titles), Mike Weir, and Brennan Little (Mike’s longtime caddy) – both of whom played alongside me in 1987 when I led the tournament after the first round.
Perhaps we will see you this week.
Mark your calendars, for Monday, June 26th to come to the beautiful Rock Golf Club in Minett. For $200 per person, you can enjoy a full day starting with a continental breakfast and ending with a full dinner, including prizes, auction and of course a full round of golf, (best ball format) including cart.
This year all proceeds from the event will be going towards Andy’s House Hospice in Port Carling. Andy’s House Hospice is a mission of the Andy Potts Memorial Foundation. In 2005, Ontario Provincial Police officer Andy Potts and his partner, Matt Hanes, were involved in a crash that took Andy’s life. Since 2006, the Foundation has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to help Muskoka communities. Identified as a critical need, the Foundation is building a hospice in Andy’s memory. Once built, Andy’s House will be operated under the expert guidance of Hospice Muskoka.
What is a hospice? It’s not just a building. It’s about comfort and compassion in a home-like environment. It’s a way of caring for, and improving the lives of people who have a life-limiting or terminal illness. For quality of life and dignity in a person’s final days, and support for those who care about that person most, there’s no place like hospice.
Golf Tournament Details:
- When: Monday, June 26, 2017
- Where: The Rock Golf Course in Minett
- Why: In support of Andy’s House Hospice
- 2017 Mayor’s Golf Classic Letter
- 2017 Golf Sponsorship Package/Form
- 2017 Golf Player Registration Form
- 2017 Mayor’s Golf Poster
Clevelands House Resort has extended a 40% off the regular rate for golfers who wish to spend the night with 20% being donated to Andy’s House. Click here to book your stay.
Please submit all forms and payment to: Township Office, 1 Bailey St, Port Carling, Ontario or to Corey Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org.