July 15, 2009
The Golden Horseshoe Chapter held its second annual golf tournament on one of the hottest days of the year, June 24th.

The event is the first of eight golf tournaments organized by LO chapters this year. The LO golf season’s inaugural tournament was held at the Willow Valley Golf Course in Mount Hope. Nearly 140 golfers braved the heat that hovered around 30 degrees.

The winning foursome was the Silent Impressions, with team members, Lance Callbeck, Jamie Carmen, Geoff Milliar and Sean Barridge. Greg Asmussen from Envirobond won the longest drive competition and received a deluxe pool cleaner and a day to drive around in a BMW. Steve Macartney of Raintree Irrigation won the draw for $100 gift certificate from Landscape Safety.

Winner of the putting green challenge was Rui Carvalho from Cap Brick. He sunk three consecutive five-point holes to give him the maximum score of 15.  Fellow golfers say he never made a good putt all day long on the golf course, but he made it happen when it really counted, resulting in him winning a Yamaha home theatre package sponsored by Hamilton Builders Supply.

Golden Horseshoe golf tournament organizers thank the sponsors for the generous donations that made the day a great success:
lunch sponsor, Permacon; dinner sponsor, Hamilton Sod – Greenhorizons Group; premium sponsors, Bobcat of Hamilton, Budd’s Automotive (Hamilton),Commander Industries, Landscape Ontario Green for Life, Lawlor Safety and Windmill Power Equipment; putting green sponsor, Hamilton Builders Supply; equipment sponsors, Grand River Brick and Stone and Eloquip/Sheehan’s Truck Centre; hole-in-one sponsors, Limestone Trail, Agraturf and Landscape Safety; hole sponsors, A. Linde Sod, Clintar Landscaping Management, Connon Nurseries – NVK, Day and Campbell, Envirobond, Go GPS, Hanson Hardscape Products, Nelson Aggregates, Nutrite, Oaks Concrete Products, Petrie’s Quality Topsoil, Select Sprinklers, Select Stone Supply, Techniseal, Unilock and Wintergreen Grounds Management.

Commander Industries was a premium sponsor for the day. They offered non-alcoholic cold beverages to all golfers, plus a chance to enter a raffle to win a great golf bag. The new owner of the golf bag is Andrew Dancsak from Permacon. We hope Andrew puts the new golf bag to good use!

The next LO golf tournament is the Upper Canada on July 17 at Briar Fox Golf Club in Marysville and the Toronto chapter will hold its event on July 23 at Glen Eagle Golf Club in Caledon. To see flyers on any of the golf tournaments, go to www.horttrades.com.

The winning foursome from Silent Impressions are, from left, Lance Callbeck, Jamie Carmen, Geoff Milliar and Sean Barridge.
The golfers enjoy some great scenery at the Willow Valley Golf Course in Mount Hope.
The registration tent was a busy place throughout the day.