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July 1996: Volume 11, Number 6

 Photo: Vaughn Dragland

Eighth Annual TUG Golf Classic - A Day of Magic!

By Vaughn Dragland

olks are saying it was the best TUG Golf Day ever, although I didn't play my usual game - of course I never do ;-) Maybe it was the terrific course; maybe it was the gorgeous weather; maybe it was the fine food, the great prizes, or the most marvelous bunch of friends a person could hope to have.

 Photo: Jim Vanderburgt & Wende Boddy It probably had a lot to do with the intrepid organizers: Richard Dolewski, Jim Vanderburgt and Wende Boddy. Whatever the reasons, the Eighth Annual was surely a day of magic!

 Photo:  Ron Howe presenting the 'Gord Jackson Memorial - Saville Cup' On the first day of summer (June 21), 80 golfers played a "scramble" format at the magnificent Nobleton Lakes Golf Club. Many thanks to JD Edwards & Company, who provided a complimentary beverage cart.

We used the par 3 holes to raise money for charity, by asking golfers to pay $5.00 and land on the green for a chance to win a prize.

Four of our sponsors: Midrange Recovery Services Ltd., Logical Design Inc., Bus Tech Management Systems, and Storage Data Technologies collected $1045.

The prize for the Best Score (-5) was won by the team of Geoff Darlington, Jim Montgomery, Terry Lesch, and Bill Baptie. Ron Howe Presented them with the first "Gord Jackson Memorial - Saville Cup". The 2nd Best Score (-3) was Marcello Quintieri, Joe Laforet, Glen Knowles, and Willy Murray.

 Photo:  Group Shot The Closest to Hole (#8) was Jerry Hoffe, and the Longest Drive (#13) was Joe Laforet. The prize for this was a beautiful hammock donated by J D Edwards.

We had oodles of great prizes to give away - everyone received something. Some of the major sponsored draws were as follows:  Photo:  Putting Contest

There were many other fabulous prizes, too numerous to mention. Thanks very much to everyone who donated.

Our Tournament hole sponsors were:

 Photo:  Clowns

APCI Communications

Aurora Network Technologies

Bus Tech Management Systems

Gandalf Canada

IBM Canada

J D Edwards

Logical Design

Mid-Range Computer Brokers

Mid-Range Recovery Services

Perle Systems

Storage Data Technologies

Xerox Printer Division

One of the many fun filled events was the putting contest, sponsored by Logical Design Inc., who donated a new mountain bike for the best putter. We wrapped up the day with an unbeatable BBQ steak dinner with all the trimmings.

Call it a coincidence, but two of the TUG Golf Day organizers, Richard Dolewski and Jim Vanderburgt are each proud fathers of the latest 1996 model baby boys. And the weekend after the tournament, TUG lost its most eligible bachelor, Dan Duffy to some lucky girl named Beth. I guess the magic is working on and off the old golf course! T < G

Vaughn Dragland is the Editor of TUG/400 e-server magazine and can be reached at Eclipse Technologies Inc. (416) 622-8789 or by e-mail at dragland@tug.on.ca.