Monday, July 16, 2012

25th Anniversary of the Guelph Wish Fund

On Saturday July 14, Victoria Park East hosted the 25th annual Guelph Wish Fund for Children Golf Tournament. It's great to be involved in this event, and 25 years is an excellent run.
What started as a "Club Challenge" among a few service clubs in the Guelph area, soon became a full-on tournament with a dance afterwards. Now it's one of two major fundraising events for the Wish Fund, the other being the Dinner & Dance Gala in February.
Here's my post last year, about the event and Ron Asselstine's well-deserved retirement from the committee:

Below is a picture of Christine and Barry Scutt, winners of the Alan Ferris Memorial Award and golf committee members since day one.
Congratulations Christine and Barry, and thanks to all who participated.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

A Four-Year Wait

Golf will return to the Olympic Games in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, after a 112-year absence. So I guess another 4 years of waiting isn't so bad.
Interestingly, the 1904 gold medal winner in mens' individual play was a Canadian, George S. Lyon; but in team play it was a sweep for the U.S. team.
Needless to say, golf's inclusion in the 2016 (and also committed in the 2020 games) is huge for the sport. The global exposure to all age levels will be significant, and we anticipate that interest in golf among young people will surge - similar to what we saw during the crest of Tiger Woods' career.
Here's a photo of the venerable Mr. Lyon "back in the day".