NEW GLASGOW, P.E.I. – A familiar foursome reclaimed the top prize at the 13th annual Acadian Golf Tournament recently at Glasgow Hills Golf Club in New Glasgow.
Les Hackeux, comprised of Ghislain Bernard, Nicholas Gallant, Jamie Caissie and Marcel Landry, claimed the championship with a score of 58.
The same team, which took a break last year, had previously earned the tournament championship several years in a row, albeit when the team was called OMD Construction and Consulting.
The George Trainor team, comprised of Debbie Cormier, Steven Miller, Brad Dunn and Nick Dunn, finished second with a score of 60 while Les gars à John team, made up of John, Patrick, Michael and Nick Arsenault, finished third with a 61.
Even though these three teams and a number of golfers won all kinds of prizes during the tournament, the real winners of the day will be the youth who will be able to participate in the 2019 Finals of Les Jeux de l’Acadie in Grand Falls, N.B., thanks in part to funds raised during the event. The tournament raised a record profit of $7,900.
For the 13th year in a row, the Evangeline-Central Credit Union was the sporting event’s main sponsor, but a number of other businesses and organizations sponsored holes and prize.
Tournament organizers – the P.E.I. Regional Committee of Les Jeux de l’Acadie and the Acadian and Francophone Chamber of Commerce of P.E.I. – are extremely pleased with the results of this year’s event, in spite of the cool temperatures the golfers had to contend with.
Ninety-one golfers participated in this year’s tournament as organizers tried to disassociate the number 13 (the 13th edition of the tourney) with bad luck. They even offered games and prizes related to this supposedly ominous number (13 special prizes, umbrellas opened indoors, black cats, etc.).
And the winners are…
Prize winners from the 13th annual Acadian Golf Tournament:
Black cat prize for wisdom – Eddie Gallant.
Three-ball contest – John Arsenault.
Best team spirit – Les Golfeux acadiens.
Longest drive for women – Marcella Poirier.
Longest drive for men – Marcel Landry.
Closest to the pin at No. 15 – Steve Miller.
Closest to the mascot Acajoux – John Arsenault.
Closest to the pin at No. 13 – Marcel Landry, Nick DesRoches, Jean-Paul Gallant, Patrick Arsenault and Mike Elyson.
Most effort for avoiding first place – Maddix Contracting with score of 82.