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Golf: Women Beat the Pro, but with a twist

 

 

It was a tough day on the links Tuesday for NOTL Golf Club pro Billy Simkin as seven golfers beat him in a fun contest to get closest to the hole.

The NOTL 18 hole women's league's final Beat The Pro competition of the season had a twist, though. The women could choose which club Simkin used for his shot.

"This my favourite kind of competition," said Simkin, as the women forced him to hit everything from his driver to 4- and 5-iron and a gap wedge. A few had him hit his pitching wedge, his normal club from 100 yards away on the par 3 fourth hole.

It was all in fun, though, as May Chang, club champ Yolanda Henry, Marie Ellison, Jennifer Meszaros, Louise Robitaille, A flight champ Cathy Murray and Sharron Marlow all managed to Beat the Pro. Chang and Henry both sank their putts for birdies..

MEN'S LEAGUE: Paul Jacot was among the big winners in men's competition last Thursday as he tied with several others for low gross 37 (one over par), tied for first in Stableford scoring with 23 points and scooped a $20 gross skin for his birdie on the par 5 third hole.

Other winners: Tied for low gross, Don Allen (who scored a natural eagle two on the six, one of the toughest holes on the course), Dragan Racic, Glenn Young and Jim McMacken.

Top point-getters: Racic (23) and Bruce Dixon, Allen and Young (21). Net skins, $40: Joe Intersano (#2), David Jackson (3), Ken Willms (#5), Allen (#6) and Roman Mamalyga (#7). Gross skins: Stephen Warboys (#1), McMacken (#4) and Jim Meszaros (#5).

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