Toronto Area Annual Golf Tournament
For the benefit of some "youngsters" out there,
a bit of history. This tournament is an continuation of a tournament
started by CNT's Ray Finegan and Ken Birt in Toronto in 1959,with 6 golfers.
The tournament has been held every year since. Early participants that come
to mind were Jim McDaniel, Bernie Scanlan, Norm Banning, Bob May,
Orlando D'Andrea, Morley Kipp. I played my first one in 1961; have sadly
missed four of them to now. When CNCP was formed in the 80's the number of
participants increased significantly with the coming of CPTels employees
from Montreal. Throughout the 90's Bernie Senay and his team set a standard
for tournaments which continues to this day where suppliers in the telecoms
industry and even customers have been generous with prizes. Even
during difficult economic times "the company" has supported the tournament
financially and the trophies, and I for one, as well as a host of our
golfers are most appreciative. (J.A.R) Rocky Rochefort..
Golf tournament 2010 of UNITEL / AT&T/ALLSTREAM retirees
DATE : JUNE 15 2010
WHERE : MOUNTAIN ACRES/COMFORT INN TREMBLANT
For more information or questions call
Lucien Fortin : tel. 450-686-8280 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or
Serge Giroux : 450 434-1395 (email@example.com)
To see some of the pictures from our recent pensioners' golf tournament and dinner in a web page gallery, click on the link below or copy the site, to your browser.The PW is Retired.
At about the same time as the U.S. Open was getting under way in Mamaroneck, New
York at the Winged Foot Golf Course, our own Allstream Pensioners Golf
Tournament went to the first tee (9 East Course) at exactly 10:02 a.m. on June
15th, 2006 at beautiful Centennial Park Golf Course in Etobicoke.
First (foursome) was Morley Kipp, Jacques Rochefort, Jon Taylor and Alf Kenzel.
Norm Czepiela, Libor Sesel, Dieter Graeber and Hagen Von Chamier made up the
second group off the tee. The day following our tournament, Bloomberg News
released a story on The History of the Mulligan, just a little too late to
incorporate mulligans into our tournament. Were getting enough copies of The
Mulligan Story from Bloomberg to supply a copy to every golfer and/or those who
showed up for lunch (dinner?) at the Wild Goose Bar & Grill, where the
awards/presentations would later take place.
The third group off the tee, another foursome, were the McKeevers: Barbara, Boyd
and Ken, and Bob Colbourn.
Next were Bob Gilliard, Dave Calder, Vic Hill and Bill Bradbeer.test
They were followed by Tom Moore, NickVukson and Frank Kelly.
Dyanne Arrowsmith and Doug and Laura South were a threesome in the sixth group.
Norm Banning, Al McVean and Mike Ricks went seventh.
Fred Doran, Lynn Sanderson and Esther Tilley constituted group eight.
The next group (number nine) are all newcomers to the tournament. Recent
retirees, they came in as a foursome to beef up our roster of players. They
were Ed Hughes, Doug Renshaw, Manny OQuinn and Vahan Aghagulian.
The last group (we had to pick up the markers) consisted of Dave Clement (Allstream),
Peter Van Horne (Manitoba Tel), Wayne Boyle, and Bernard Scanlan. They teed off
at exactly 11:06 a.m.
The markers were for:
Ladies Closest to the Pin on 3 West -- Barbara McKeever
Ladies Long Drive on 9 East -- Lynn Sanderson
Ladies Low Net, with 92, also Barbara McKeever
Ladies Low Net Runnerup, with 96 -- Lynn Sanderson
Mens Long Drive (250 yards) went to Vahan Aghagulian on 13 West
and Mens Closest to the Pin went to Dieter Graeber on 6 East.
Mens Low Net was won by Doug Renshaw, with a neat 68 score and Mens Low Net
runnerup was Ed Hughes, with a tidy 73.
There were eight special prizes for the above fine efforts, so these people got
first pick at the prize table.
The prizes, generously donated by Allstreams Dave Clement and Manitoba Tels
Peter Van Horne, ranged from a Big Bertha knockoff to a hardcover book titled
Learning from the Links by David K. Hurst, also the author of Crisis and
Renewal. Bob Colbourn of Addison on Dundas donated an oil change at his Chev
dealership in Mississauga. Test
Ed Hughes has agreed to take over the reins next year and were planning to make
the reservations at the Centennial Park Golf Course and the Wild Goose Bar &
Grill as soon as we learn the date of the AGM (itll be about mid-June) and
well hold the golf event the day after.
When the last group arrrived at the Wild Goose, the beer was flowing and the
bubbly chatter was near deafening. But Sandy and her crew took good care of our
group and the service was excellent. The food likewise. Sandys been doing this
for ten years!
Special thanks to Dave Clement and Peter Van Horne and our own Bob Harrison for
making this event possible.
In summary, nearly fifty people showed up at the Wild Goose for the apres golf
and lunch. There were thirty-six golfers in all, a mixture of threesomes and
foursomes -- a fine turnout.
Make plans now and set that date aside (probably June 14, 2007, a Thursday).
Same time, same place, same eatery. Eglinton West at Renforth. Come out and chat
it up with some former fellow workers you might not have seen for twenty-five
years. As the old Marineland ad used to say:
Youll have a whale of a time!
Committee: Jacques Rochefort
For a more Pictures of the Tournament please go to
http://edson.smugmug.com/gallery/1571706 The Password is Allstream
(Please enter it as spelled)
(Editors Note: Morley Kipp took several pictures of the group at the golf
course and the eatery. We havent viewed them all yet but we will very soon and
decide which two, or so, would be appropriate for the newsletter.)
© 2019-May-Rudy Ortiz