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Kiwanis night golf another hit

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The fifth-annual Kiwanis “Nite Lite” golf tourney Friday night at Kitchen Creek was another success, raising $705 for the club’s “Young Children Priority One” projects.

The nine-hole, best-ball event, which got underway with a shotgun start at 9 p.m., attracted 51 golfers divided into 14 teams.

Although some teams struggled on their first few holes, any frustration quickly turned to laughs—at least for the team of Ken/Tricia Allan and Barb/Romeo Duguay.

“This is insane!” shouted Romeo Duguay as his team struggled to sink a putt at #2.

“I did it because it sounded like fun. I’m not an avid golfer,” remarked Tricia Allan as the team looked for a ball in the rough.

Still, for first-timers at night golfing, the team didn’t do too badly as Barb Duguay won a shirt donated by Cunningham-Lindsey for hitting her ball closest to the guide light on the fairway at #8.

And they also captured the dubious honour as “Most Honest” team with a final score of 50.

Faron Caribou, Blair Ottoson, and Nick Mainville had the lowest gross score (35) while Brent Bagacki, Chris Hayes, and Nathan Galusha recorded the lowest net score (33).

Both these teams got their names on two trophies which will be on display at the golf course.

The team of Brian Johnstone, Mark Mercure, J. Rodrigues, and Greg Baker had the next lowest gross (36), followed by the foursome of Greg Ward, Rod Tucker, Brennan Kilmister, and Tyler Bell (also with a 36).

The team of Brian/Julie Lowry and Don/Sue Bodnarchuk had the second lowest net score (34), followed by Scott Avis, Joel McCoy, John Steele, and Craig Hyatt (36).

All seven teams—the top three in each category as well as the “Most Honest” ones—were awarded prizes purchased from the pro shop.

As if golfing at night (using a special glow-in-the-dark ball) was not hard enough, the golfers also faced a few other challenges.

For instance, golfers had to sit down on a chair to drive the ball on #6 putt the ball through a toilet seat at #9.

Afterwards, tourney organizer Laurie Walsh was pleased that people not only enjoyed themselves but it was all in the name of a good cause.

“We had a pretty good tournament,” he smiled. “It was a full moon, there were no bugs, and everyone had a good time.

“And best of all, the Kiwanis were able to raise the money to continue with the ‘Young Children Priority One’ program,” he added.

The funds will help defray the costs of running Sunny Cove Camp, as well as other community projects.

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