Hope golfers fare well at ladies’ tournament

Ellen Poole was presented with the Finning Canada Trophy for overall low net winner

Ellen Poole

Ernestine Franson

Contributor

This past weekend saw 86 golfers from as far as Calgary, Comox, Vernon and Revelstoke enjoy great weather and excellent course conditions at the two-day Hope Ladies’ Annual Golf Tournament.

Golfers enjoyed not only lush greens and fairways, but also new sand in all the bunkers.

Bob Hasell presented Hope’s own Ellen Poole with the Finning Canada Trophy for overall low net winner.

“I had my best round ever – and what a time to have it,” said Poole who was thrilled with the win.

She proves you don’t have to get an early start in life at golf to excel at the game.

“I took it up the year before I retired,” Poole said. “Hope Secondary School held a raffle and I won a Flex Pass for the golf club. I took a series of five lessons at Cultus Lake the year I started, and another five the following year.”

She usually golfs three times a week, and plays three times a week for three months in the winter in Hemet, California with her husband.

“I think that helps,” said Poole. “You never have a layoff period.”

The weekend began with Friday’s practice round and evening appetizers organized by Monday morning’s ladies’ club members. A putting contest followed.

After a full day of golfing on Saturday, players enjoyed a top notch turkey banquet prepared by chef Kerry Krahn and his crew, followed by a dance with non-stop live entertainment provided by Ron Ulrich from Surrey.

Twenty-six net and gross prizes were awarded on Sunday evening.

Bob Hasell presented the Emil Anderson Trophy to Belinda Steckler of Port Coquitlam  for overall low gross, with her score of 170. Ellen Poole also captured overall low net.

Hope ladies managed to bag eight out of 26 net and gross prizes. Local winners included:

• Virginia White, 1st low gross in the 1st flight

• Pam Smith, 1st low net in the 4th flight

• Charlene Kelder, 2nd low gross in the 2nd flight

• Jenny Chung, 2nd low gross in the 3rd flight

• Angela Kim, 2nd low net in the 1st flight

• Dodie Schiefermeier won 3rd low gross in the 2nd flight

• Colleen Knight took 3rd low gross in the 3rd flight

In addition, Virginia White snagged two of the total of 16 deuces scored. Other Hope winners included Fay Stewart for her KP on Saturday, and Virginia White, Ellen Poole, Jenny Chung, and Doreen Harper for their KPs on Sunday.

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