Second annual Charlie Shaw tournament deemed a success
BY SHAWN LOUGHLIN
The second annual Charlie Shaw Memorial Golf Tournament has been deemed a success by the Blyth Lions Club, which has seen the tournament grow from its first year to its second.
In an interview with The Citizen, long-time Blyth Lions Club member John Stewart said the club had more teams registered this year than it did last year. After months of planning, the tournament finally went ahead for the first time last year, after initially being planned for 2020, when it was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Stewart said the final numbers have yet to be calculated, with that due to happen later this week, but from his perspective the event was certainly a success for the club, not just due to the increase in golfers, but thanks to the tremendous support from local businesses and individuals as far as sponsorships and donations were concerned.
He said the club was very impressed with the level of support from the community, which helped to make the event one of the club’s most successful in recent years.
One of the additions for this year’s tournament that Stewart says seems to have gone over well is the inclusion of the par-3 Baby Boomer nine-hole course as an option at Goderich Sunset Golf Club. The host of the tournament features an 18-hole championship course as well as the shorter, nine-hole course. A number of teams played the shorter, nine-hole course instead and Stewart said it was a perfect option for people who wanted to support the club and be part of the tournament, but maybe didn’t have the golf experience of some of the other players.
The third annual tournament is already tentatively scheduled for Friday, Aug. 11, 2023 at Goderich Sunset Golf Club once again.
In the men’s division, with a score of 16 under par, the team of Kirk Stewart, Tyler Stewart, Chad Haggit and Mike Haggitt was the grand champion, followed by A Division champions Brenden Howson, Andrew Fear, Joey Hill and Aiden Crane at nine under par and A Division runners-up Harley Oster, Luke Evans and Devin Meyer, also at nine under par.
The rest of the men’s division results are: B Division champions, Dave MacDonald, Gary Nicholson, John Rees and Dixon Shoemaker at five under par; B Division runners-up Jason Goodall, Jeff Lockridge, Luke Lockridge and Neil Bieman at four under par; C Division champions Brad Metcalfe, Dan McPherson, Dave Grabmann and Jason Daw at two under par and C Division runners-up Larry Irwin, John Kelly, Charles Liddle and Chris McGarvey, also at two under par.
In the mixed division, the team of Sandra Burns, Greg Burns, Chas Bos and Jack Watson was the grand champion with a score of nine under par.
The team of Kim Watson, Josh Albrechtas, MacKenzie Nesbitt and Micah Loder won the A Division championship with a score of six under par, while the team of Mike McDonald, Jenna McDonald, Greg McDonald and Nick McDonald were the A Division runners-up with a score of five under par.
The rest of the mixed division results are: B Division champions, Darryl Shannon, Sarah Martin, Nathan Shannon and Sarah Shannon at two over par; B Division runners-up, Shawn Loughlin, Deb Sholdice, Denny Scott and John Stephenson at four over par; C Division champions, Murray Black, Jamie Black, Sarah Cherrey and Jane Ryan at five over par and the C Division runners-up, Garry McWhirter, Dianne McWhirter, Jace McLaughlin and Bryana McLaughlin, also at five over par.
On the Baby Boomer course, the team of Sheron Stadelmann, John Stadelmann, Netty Blok and Ken Whitmore were the A Division champions with a score of five over par, followed by A Division runners-up Michelle Nesbitt, Jeff Nesbitt, Marissa Nesbitt and Brody Nesbitt at six over par. The B Division champions were Heather Stewart, Cindy Carter, Christa Haggitt and Brenda Orr at seven over par and the B Division runners-up were Cathy Strickland, Michael Strickland, Sarah Strickland and Heather Van Dorp, also with a score of seven over par.