Elks tee off a busy golf season

The 27th annual Hay River Elks Invitational Golf Tournament took place this past weekend, raising funds for the Relay For Life.
Fifty-five golfers registered, with 25 coming from Yellowknife.
“We usually have around 55 to 60 golfers,” said John Brockway. “They have a lot of fun.”


The tournament was played with “best ball” rules, where three of the golf balls hit are moved to the resting place of the best shot.
Ten feet of string could also be purchased by each team, for putting substitution. Any close putt could be measured from the hole using the string. The length between the ball and the hole is cut off, and used as their putt.
The registration fee for each player was $50, which included two days of golf and a steak dinner Saturday night.
There was also a silent auction, with golf bags and wrench sets. A draw was also set up for an Olympic photograph, with tickets selling for $10.
Brockway estimated that the total raised from the weekend was $5,000 with over half coming from the silent auction.
This year’s winning team in the best ball competition consisted of Jeff Brockway, Earle Gauthier, Ardell Agrey and Chabby Morin.
For the men’s third flight, Joe Agkey came in first place.
Kevin Campbell came in first for the second flight, Gary Stoby in the first flight and Rick Nault took first place in the Championship flight.
Marg Begg came in first for the women’s third flight.
Shawna Ward came in first in the second flight and Margaret Jerome for the first flight.
Kathy Irani took first place in the Championship flight.
In the fun categories, the awards for longest drives went to Anita Whitton in the women’s category and Jeff Brockway in the men’s.
The male and female player closest to the pin went to Margaret Jerome and Ron Dumus.
The high gross award went to both Ardell Agrey and M. McCullum.
This year’s low gross awards went to both Rick Nault and Kathy Irani.