Western twist for ladies golf tournament

Norland Agencies fifth annual Lynette Storoz Memorial Tournament look place this past weekend, with approximately 24 women saddling up to play.
The theme this year was obvious, as bandanas and cowboy hats frequented both the fairways and the clubhouse.
The two-day tournament kicked off both days with a continental breakfast for all who registered, before a 9 a.m. shotgun start.


Prizes were awarded for every hole, for accomplishments such as closest to the pin or shortest drive.
The tournament has been named in honour of Lynette Storoz, a member of the Ladies Golf league who passed away from breast cancer several years ago.
The tournament raised $863 for the Canadian Cancer Society.
Saturday’s play saw sunny skies and a slight wind that made conditions perfect for playing 18 holes.
“It has been a very enjoyable day,” said golfer Kathy Irani. “It is very relaxed, not rushed.”
“It is beautiful and the bugs are not out,” added Viv Cadieux.
A steak dinner was provided, as part of the registration cost for all the golfers Saturday evening, which was followed by a horse race event at 7 p.m.
Sunday’s weather was not as ideal but that did not discourage the golfers.
The rain held off until 10:30 a.m., but the mosquitoes were out in full force.
“Right up to this point it has been perfect,” said Shereen Naidu as the rain started to fall. “The bugs are pretty bad though.”
To help raise money for the Cancer Society, there were several silent auction and raffle items available.
Golf gear, a round trip to Yellowknife with Buffalo Airways and even a cowboy hat were some of the items on display.
Irani finished the tournament with a total score of 185, the lowest of the weekend, and Liz Bailey-Hopt was named the tournament’s “Most Honest Golfer.”
“I think the weekend went very well,” said this year’s organizer Margaret Jerome. “There were no problems and everyone had a great time. Everything went very well.”