Day Three of the Ontario Golf Regionals for the Military started of just great. For the third day in a row, it was a hot day with beautiful sunshine. Atypical for late September, we hit 29° C with very little wind. It was a bit hot for playing golf, but who is going to complain about a perfect day. As I stood on the first tee, I was mentally ready to play solid golf. So off we went! Continue reading
Day one of the Ontario Golf Regionals went as hoped. I played a strong round overall, but with mixed 9s. The course was set up to score and considering that it is late September, it is in fairly good shape. The only real challenge is the greens because they are playing slow and are a bit shaggy compared to earlier in the season. But we have to play the condition that is tournament golf. Continue reading
Yesterday was the final round of the 22 Wing golf play downs. This yearly event selects the top 5 male and top 2 female players to represent out Wing at the Ontario Golf Regional. This military event is one of many sporting events designed to build esprit-de-corps with the ranks of the Canadian Military. Although our field was very small, I made the team and will be playing in the Ontario Golf Championship in September. Continue reading
A couple of days ago, I started my round as a single. As I approached the 7th tee, the twosome asked if I wanted to join them as the course was slow. Well, it was slow because of a twosome in front that were enjoying the day at the pace of a foursome….but that is a story for another day.
Of course I happily agreed and I very glad I did. I met up with Jimmy Leonard and Marcel Hetu. Both are retired Canadian Military were enjoying the time away from the service. We went through the usual niceties and talked about were we served, possible friends and what we were doing now. It was very pleasant. Continue reading
Today, I am playing Black Bear Ridge Golf Course! It is one of the best courses in the area and they have graciously opened their doors to 60 serving military members and we are grateful for their generosity.
I played Black Bear Ridge before and I am looking forward seeing if I can break 80 again! I plan to write a review about this fun course, but for now, here are a couple of pictures to peek your interest! Continue reading