Tee It Up For Mattawa Healthcare – Recap

Yesterday I attended my favourite charity golf tournament in the area. Its primary goal is to raise funds for a small town in Northeastern Ontario called Mattawa. This is the second time I attended and as always I was completely impressed by the efforts of the organizers to make this a must attend event.

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Tee It Up For Mattawa Healthcare 2019

Tee It Up for Mattawa Healthcare” charity golf tournament is on 21 August 2019. It starts on Tuesday, 20 August 2019, with a practice round at Mattawa Golf & Ski Resort. I played in 2017 and missed last year because of health issues, but this is a great event and must attend on my tournament schedule each year.

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A Charity Golf Tournament With Mulligans

I love playing in charity golf tournaments. They provide an atmosphere designed for the players to have fun and enjoy contributing to a worthy cause. To increase the contributions, many tournaments, like Tee It Up For Mattawa, allow players to purchase a mulligan to be used at their discretion. Without hesitation, I put my money down because who does not like a get out of jail free card on the golf course! The challenge is when to use this precious gift? Continue reading

Tee It Up for Mattawa Healthcare Charity Golf Tournament

Tee It Up for Mattawa Healthcare” charity golf tournament is on 23 August 2017. This is my first of four golf tournaments over the next three weeks and it starts on Tuesday, 22 August 2017, with a practice round at Mattawa Golf & Ski Resort.

My connection to this wonderful charity event stems from my darling Mother in Law, Beatrice. Bea is a fantastic person who now resides in the Algonquin Nursing Home. Her care is first-rate and the staff exceed all expectations. A big shout out to all the healthcare providers in Mattawa, you a doing a fantastic job. Thank you.

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4-Man Scramble Tournament

camptrillium_logo_011Today was the 21st annual 8 AMS Camp Trillium Charity Golf Tournament. This special event raises money for Camp Trillium in our local area. “Camp Trillium (officially The Trillium Childhood Cancer Support Centre) offers year-round recreational experiences to bring children with cancer and their families together. We work to provide an environment that normalizes relationships and experiences, helping them in the healing process and enhancing their quality of life.” As a cancer survivor myself, I feel a special connection to this event and was thrilled to be able to support such a worthy cause.

The format was pretty simple: 4-person scramble. That is it. No other rules or local guidelines to enforce, just go out and play. A tremendous amount of work was put into this event and the organizers deserve kudos for all their efforts. There were plenty of prizes, a  steak dinner, and a special treat to have Glass Tiger playing in the back ground! It truly was an amazing day!

To make this event even more special, our team won. We shot an 8 under 64 and easily left 4 strokes on the course. We all contributed and not one person was a stand out. Our best hole was an eagle on par 5 which, I cannot normally reach in two. Our overall game was fairly solid with no real stand out areas. We did walk away with some cool prizes (golf stuff), but actually that was secondary to supporting the charity.

Golf can be the catalyst for an amazing day! It is awesome to see a variety of players all come together for a worthy cause. Today, the highest score was an 89, but from the looks of the group, they were having a blast. Tournaments such as the Trillium Camp Charity allow a diverse group of individuals to gather together and have a fantastic day on the golf course, and still support a worthy cause. There are very few sports that have the same appeal to such a variety of people.

I enjoy charity events. I try to play three a year. Today was my first for 2015 and I am already looking forward to the next worthy cause. Do you like playing in charity events?

I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!