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SHOTS FROM 2018
Skip Hayden Memorial 7th Annual Golf Tournament
In spite of the smokefilled skies and balmy temps, the 7th Annual Skip Hayden Memorial Golf Tournament took place at the Olds Central Golf Course in Olds, on August 16th, 2018. With a larger number of RFP members golfing (56) up 58% from last year, the RFP's annual golf tournament is gaining notoriety as a way to spend a fun day networking with recreation facility colleagues and sponsors.
The day featured best ball, a delicious BBQ chicken and rib dinner as well as prizes for longest drive, closest to the pin and longest putt. We created a golf photo contest with Lacombe's Sandi Stewart winning for the most creative entry entitled, "Keep the Ball". Only Sandi knows the secret behind that photo's success.
The Battle of Alberta was alive and well as the team from Rogers' Place took home a bounty of prizes this year. They were the winning team of golfers with the best score (61). The men's longest drive was won by RFP Instructor and Rogers' Place Supervisor of Ice, JJ Straker. Men's longest putt went to Brian Hennessy. Men's closest to the pin was won by Doug Cobb. Jody Louwen of Chestermere Rec Centre won for the ladies' longest drive. Gwen Snell won for longest putt. Annette Boomer won for closest to the pin.
We encouraged golfers to dress up in their craziest golf clothes and we were not disappointed. Not surprisingly, Les Turner of SFCRA won for craziest outfit with his Calgary Flames shirt, argyle socks and two-toned golf slippers. That's right, slippers. Mr. Turner was reported to have said that his footwear was "extremely comfortable" which probably helped his team's overall golf score.
Huge thanks go to Lisa Copeland of the Alberta ALS Society who joined us for the day to sell 50/50 tickets. The ALS Society of Alberta is a non-profit organization dedicated to making each day the best possible day for people living with and affected by Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). It is the only non-profit organization in Alberta that provides support to those affected by the disease, and is the largest per-capita donor to the national ALS research program.
Congrats went to Edmonton's Matt Ruptash from Rogers' Place won over $200 cold, hard cash in the ALS Society of Alberta 50/50 draw. We are pleased to partner with them and support the charity that assists folks struggling with the same illness Skip succumbed to.
A special Thank You goes out to official photographer and RFP ED Stuart Ray, Sandi Stewart (Lacombe), Russ Tanner (Brooks) and the RFP Golf Tournament Committee for all of their help.
And finally, a heartfelt thank you to our sponsors, White Ice, Playground Guys, Servus Credit Union, WE Greer, Gateway Mechanical, Scott Builders, MultiGas RelTech, and Toromont CIMCO, for their financial support. A special nod goes to Scott Builders for their delicious candy-filled tent and to Ron Sweetman at the Playground Guys for his adult libations on the 13th hole. Contact these organizations when you need recreation facility related goods and services. Top notch.
Good game, good food, good friends. That's what Skip was all about.
We look forward to seeing you all next year at the 8th Annual Skip Hayden Memorial Golf Tournament.
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