November 15, 2008
The third annual London Golf Tournament was held on September 12 at Pine Knot in Dorchester. The day started out with threatening skies and a few rain dances, but the weather held off, resulting in a perfect day for the 120 golfers in attendance. Golfers also enjoyed a box lunch sponsored by Triple H Landscape Supplies.

A delicious steak dinner, sponsored by Oaks Concrete Products and Fisher Topsoil, finished off the day. This was followed by raffles giving out over $4,000 in prizes. Some major prizes were the first to be raffled: a power washer donated by Nevtro Sales (2004), a line trimmer and hedge trimmer from Stihl, and a lawnmower from Toro Canada, in addition to many more top prizes.

The foursome with the best score was the Horta-craft team. Men’s longest drive went to Mike Wardell of Rural Roots, men’s closest to the pin was won by Mark Rutledge of Mackenzie Irrigation and ladies’ longest drive was won by Crystal Denison of Van Horik’s Greenhouses.

Special thanks to Darcy DeCaluwe, Jay Murray, Jerry Hakkers and Grant Harrison for their many hours of time volunteered to make this annual event a continued success.

The London chapter thanks the following sponsors for their continued support to make this tournament an event that members look forward to each year. Sponsors include: Platinum - Stratford Farm Equipment, Unilock Concrete Products and Echo Power Equipment; Gold – Stihl, Oaks Concrete Products, Fisher Topsoil and Landscaping and Nevtro Sales (2004); Silver - Triple H Landscape Supplies, Huron Tractor and Toro Canada; Bronze - LO Congress/Garden Expo, Delaware Nursery and NewRoads National Leasing.

Hole Sponsors: Baseline Nursery, Battlefield Equipment Rentals, Canadale Nurseries, LO Congress/Expo, Gro Bark (Ontario), Hanson Hardscape Products,Horta-Craft, HortProtect Insurance (CNLA and Investment Guild), Lafarge Canada, McBain Graphics and Design, Silverthorn Landscape and Supplies, Turf Care Products Canada, Turf Revolution, United Agri-Product Canada, Commander Industries and Moore Water Gardens.

Proceeds for this year’s tournament will go to the Banting House National Historic Site of Canada and the London Chapter.

Caption: The winning foursome