House of Shalom golf tournament hits fairway with participants

By Joel Charron

Despite morning showers and cool temperatures golfers teed off at the Annual House of Shalom Community Cup Golf Tournament at Fox Glen Golf Course this past Saturday.

Over 58 golfers participated in this year’s golf tournament, which according to House of Shalom activities director and tournament organizer Holly Kirk-McLean, is on par with last years number of golfers.

Holly Kirk McLean presents the trophy to Team Bondy, Amy Bondy-Corriveau, Brad Bondy and Dave Bondy. Absent: Brian Bondy

“Everyone who signed up showed up. The morning started out a little iffy but the weather turned out good and everyone had a great time,” said Kirk-McLean.

The annual golf tournament, which was sponsored by Thrashers Sales and leasing, did see their number of sponsors growing from 16 to 22 this year. Some of the sponsors ened entered teams in the tournament, Applied Computer Solutions, Coulson Design Build and Simple Grinnell-Fire and Safety.

After 18 holes of Texas Scramble the golfers returned to the clubhouse for a steak dinner and to find out which team would take home the hardware this year and winners of the other contests.

The longest straightest drive went to Danny “Bam Bam” Gratton. Ted Jacob took home the closest to the pin. Brian Bondy won the putting competition and Brad Bondy was determined to be the chipping championship.

The overall team championship was captured by Team Bondy, which consisted of Amy Bondy-Corriveau, Brian Bondy, Dave Bondy and Brad Bondy.

“When you’re this good, you can’t teach this stuff,” joked Dave.

Brad mentioned this was the first time in many years the four siblings were able to enjoy a round of golf together.

“It was a good time, we all had fun and it was nice to spend some time with family,” said Brad.

Kirk-McLean said the golf tournament raised roughly $5,500.

All the money raised all goes towards the daily operations of the House of Shalom.

“This money will help with programming expenses and activities,” said Kirk-McLean. “The number at the House is growing. Our Grade 9 group alone is 50 kids and we’re adding numbers to every grade.”

Kirk-McLean also added that the local businesses have “really shown a lot of support” by donating door prizes.

“Our supporters have been tremendous this tournament,” she said.

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