Despite some grey skies and scattered showers, members of the Hay River men’s and women’s golf leagues congregated one last time over the weekend to bring to a close another successful season.The four-month season ended with less of a bang than expected, as both the supper and awards banquets were cancelled due to poor weather and lower than expected turnout.
However, organizers were still happy with how the season went.
Ladies’ league president Heather Coakwell said it was a successful summer.
“Before we would just kind of go out there and shoot the ball around,” she said. “This year, we had 22 players, so we split them up into two teams. We played with handicaps for the first time and awarded points to winning teams. We’d also organize our own weird little games each week. It was fun.”
Director of leagues Mark Harris echoed Coakwell’s feelings, adding the weather was very co-operative this year.
“We had approximately 90 golfers on the men’s side,” Harris said. “We also used handicaps so that the competition is balanced. Even though teams were playing for 10 points each night, it was in a semi-competitive spirit only. It’s more of a social thing. Plus, the weather was mostly warm and dry, so we didn’t lose too many days.”
– Myle Dolphin