Record Break­ing Piper Clas­sic Spe­cial to the Record: Rob­bie Fisk

Stanstead Journal - - LENNOXVILLE NEWS -

As pre­dicted, the 6th An­nual Piper Clas­sic Golf Tour­na­ment raised the most money in its short his­tory for its ath­letic pro­grams at Alexan­der Galt thanks to a record num­ber of golfers and hole spon­sor­ships.

The tour­na­ment which honours the late John Haller, raised $8950 which was $1864 more than last year. The money raised will help pay for trans­porta­tion, equip­ment, uni­forms, pho­tog­ra­phy, awards, bur­saries and stu­dent ath­letes in fi­nan­cial need.

Upon reg­is­tra­tion the 102 golfers were given a polo golf shirt as a gift and treated to a nice lunch at the Milby Golf Club. Sev­eral golfers took part in the Sub­way putting chal­lenge which was won by Adam Spirk, Gary Bow­ers and Michael King (the young grand­son of Carol and John Haller).

The high winds kept the scores down, but the four­some of Chris Forsythe, Keith Ko­belt, Jeff Cheal and Andrew Blan­chard proved to be the best team on this day with a score of 10 to claim the Haller Me­mo­rial Cup.

Sev­eral hole chal­lenges kept the golfers fo­cused and hav­ing fun in­clud­ing a hole in one for $5000 that was spon­sored by So­lu­tions ID of Ian War­cup, Donny Reed and Anne Fran­cis. Un­for­tu­nately no­body was lucky enough to hit the hole in one, but Kur­tis Call won the clos­est to the hole. Mark Warn­holtz and Melissa Wel­ton won the long­est drive con­test for men and women. Danny Luce, Steve Groves and Zolton Ferenzi won other clos­est to the pin con­tests while Fran­cois Bibeau won clos­est to the keg, which was spon­sored by the Golden Lion and Pub.

Bob Hal­sall was the named as the tour­na­ments first Hon­ourary Chair­man thanks to his 38 years of ser­vice and com­mit­ment to Galt Ath­let­ics as the Stu­dent Ac­tiv­i­ties and Sports Co-or­di­na­tor. Hal­sall will of­fi­cially re­tire on Au­gust 26 and will leave a legacy be­hind as a Galt icon.

Af­ter din­ner 39 door prizes were drawn thanks to the gifts given from com­mu­nity mem­bers and businesses. The evening ended with a raf­fle in which six big prizes were drawn thanks to Glenn Abbey Golf Club, Haller Fam­ily, Bom­bardier, Rid­dell, Terry Smith and the Sher­brooke Phoenix Hockey Club. For­mer Len­noxville Mayor Doug Ma­Caulay was in at­ten­dance rep­re­sent­ing the Or­ganix Foun­da­tion that matched the raf­fle funds of $1000.

In the end the real win­ners of the day were the stu­dent ath­letes of Alexan­der Galt thanks to the sup­ports of its com­mu­nity mem­bers and businesses.

Big THANKS YOU to the 31 businesses that spon­sored the Piper Clas­sic.

Win­ners of last week’s Piper Golf Clas­sic were (left to right) Keith Ko­belt, Andrew Blan­chard, Chris Forsythe and Jeff Cheal.

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