Councillor Sam Goldbloom and I co-chaired the 32nd annual Côte Saint-Luc Seniors Golf Open at Meadowbrook on July 12. Close to 100 people took part.
I was part of foursome which included CSL Senior Men's Club President Sidney Margles and the two top men from Police Station 9 - Commander Sylvain Bissonnette and Lieutenant Jean-Pierre Theoret. What a pleasure it was to spend three hours on the course with these gentlemen as we battled the heat through the back nine holes of the course.
Golfing is not a sport I get a lot of practice at. In fact, this outing marks the only time I take out the clubs all year.
We were fortunate to have beautiful weather, despite a forecast for possible showers. I started off slow, but when Sid Margles gave me his sensational driver to use my game started to turn around. In fact, I got the closest to the pin (four feet seven inches). Because I was not a registered senior, my achievement did not count in the books. But it sure did give me a lift.
After the game everyone gathered at the Senior Centre, located on the second floor of the CSL Shopping Centre, for the banquet luncheon. In a very short period of time all of our seniors activities will be shifted to the new Aquatic and Community Centre on Parkhaven Avenue.
We welcomed Christopher Parent from Planex, this year's Golf Open sponsor. The youthful looking landscape architect is a father of two, with twins on the way.
Sam Pictured (left to right) are Police Station 9 Lt. JP Theoret, Senior Men's Club President Sidney Margles, Commander Sylvain Bissonnette, Councillor Goldbloom and myself.
Councilllor Goldbloom and I emceed the affair, handing out some terrific door prizes event coordinator Loretta Anisef obtained and a series of trophies. Councillors Allan J. Levine, Ruth Kovac, Steven Erdelyi and Mitchell Brownstein were also on hand.
The closest to the pin (16th hole) winners were Morty Zafran and Patti Heller, with Izik Feidman and Fran Schaffer the runnersup. Winning the longest drive (17th hole) were Lou Miller and Patti Heller, with Commander Bissonnette and Judy Weber as runnersup.
It was a wonderful day and I can't wait to do it all over again next July.