Friday June 2nd, 2017…For the first time since we initiated the Striker`s golf events we had perfect weather. The venue was held at York Downs G & CC which did a outstanding job of hosting our event. Our attendees were treated like royalty. The YD pro, Ian Crebbin, had his staff ready to act on any request and had us teeing off exactly on time and we had the course basically to our selves, the advantage of 3 nines. The course was in pristine condition, although there were a few grumbles about the speed of the greens(too fast) and some of the very difficult pin positions. We had excellent meals in the privacy of the Men`s Lounge. The Singles event for the Striker members was a bit of a runaway, Tony Altilia turned it on for the back nine to secure first place and win the Lucifer trophy. The Foursomes venue was a much closer affair. One of the new attendees, Don Rogers, managed to carry Ted Clarke around the course and eked out a victory to win the Preston Cup. The results are listed below:
Singles…1st place…Tony Altilia 37 points tied for 2nd..Philip Rostron & Bert Keene 32 points…tied for 3rd..Paul Gorrie & Scott Burk 31 points
Foursomes…1st place Don Rogers & Ted Clarke 34 points tied for 2nd…Bill Gillespie & Colin Fraser..Philip Rostron & Paul Borg 32 points…3rd place..Mike Manley & Paul Gorrie 31 points
It should be noted that there is a large contingent heading over to the Lucifer tournament in July and that a couple of non-Striker members who participated in our event and are headed overseas played extremely well and are the early favourites to bring the Lucifer Cup back to Canada, notably Don Rogers (37 points) and Paul Borg(34 points).
All in all it was a great day and fun was had by everyone.