Bill Rushton hops aboard on back as the cart bearing Al Rushton

Bill Rushton hops aboard on back as the cart bearing Al Rushton

Loggers raise big money with big field

Seven Hills Golf and Country Club saw 150 players take to the course over the weekend for this year's Logger’s Golf Open.

SEVEN HILLS—The biggest golf tourney on the North Island got even bigger this year.

With an expanded field for this year’s Logger’s Golf Open, Seven Hills Golf and Country Club saw 150 players take to the course over the weekend in the fund-raising competition.

The three flights of 50 golfers put in 18 holes over the weekend in the best ball scramble, with everyone who lofted a club taking home a prize — most donated by North Island businesses.

And the golfers weren’t the only ones better off for participating: each year, the money raised at the tournament goes back into various local causes.

“This tournament is run so that we give all our profits to needy causes,” said organizer Bill Gray. “This last year we started giving scholarships out to local graduates. Six students were awarded $500 scholarships.”

And this year?

“We haven’t tallied up the dollars from this weekend, but we are hoping to donate at least the same as last year.”

Gray thanked the sponsors who donated to the event and also praised “Sharon and crew from Mount Cain Restaurant” for catering the prize ceremony Sunday.

This year’s team to beat was Scott Mitchell’s team with Jon Lok, Ron Downey, Paul Bastarache and Tim Chester, all of Port McNeill. The side posted the low score at a formidable 57.

Other winners include:

• K.P. Mens — Steve Amos;

• K.P. Ladies — Brenda Johnson;

• Ladies Long Drive — Brenda Isaac;

• Mens Long Drive — Ryan Rushton;

• Wiggly line — Jay Jones;

• Long Putt — Mel Nicholson.

 

Those who missed out can get their fairway fix soon enough as the annual Cops for Cancer tournament returns to Seven Hills July 5. For more information or to register call the pro shop at 250-949-9818.