2011Sep 28

SPAD Teeing Off – Relaunch of the @LU_SPAD Alumni Golf Tournament

By SPAD Blogger Andrew Berlingeiri

SPAD Alum Tom Dixon's Ceremonial Tee-Off

The weather could not have been more perfect for the first SPAD Alumni Golf Tournament since 2008. The event took place at the beautiful Shawneeki Golf Club in Newmarket, Ontario. SPAD Alumni Tom Dixon started the tournament with a ceremonial tee off, and from there on it was game time for all SPAD golfers. The day consisted of many ups and downs, celebrations and frustrations and fierce competition. When the scorecards had come in and were finalized it was determined that there was a tie score of nine under between a threesome and a foursome. The threesome of two alumni Mike Leblanc and Mike Ondevilla along with Cole Julien had tied the foursome of Chris Ackroyd, Andrew Berlingieri, Mike Fleetham and Brent Hurley. In order to determine a winner the two groups went to a putt-off with the threesome proving to be victorious. Congratulations to the winners of the 2011 SPAD Golf Tournament, Mike Leblanc, Mike Ondevilla and Cole Julien.

The Winning Team

The Second Place Team














Throughout the day there were also other competitions that took place. Cole Julien and Melissa Bouffard won longest male and female drive, Andrew Kooren and Melissa Bouffard won closest to the pin, and Mike “Big Mike” McMurray won the putting contest. Best Dressed Male went to John Febrarro and Best Dressed Female went to the foursome of Dana Bateman, Julia Bateman, Melissa Bouffard and Kendra Lily. Last but not least, the prize for the most honest score went out to the SPAD Faculty Team of Anthony Church, Past Director Kit Lefroy, Ann Pegoraro and Claude Vincent.

Once the winners of the tournament and contest had been decided the golfers headed inside the clubhouse for a nice steak dinner provided by the course. After dinner raffle prizes and a live auction took place. All proceeds raised will go towards this year’s Fourth Year Sport Consulting Trip to Denver Colorado.

The tournament committee did a tremendous job and the event was very well organized and executed. On behalf of SPAD I would like to thank everyone who participated and thank all the sponsors who helped make the tournament possible. I look forward to seeing all of you next year.


Thank You to All Who Donated Prizes or Sponsored Holes:

The Course

Toronto Argonauts
Golf Town
Sport Check
Northern Sports Photography
Magnetawan Home Hardware
Goodmans LLP
Ottawa Senators
Laurentian Book Store
Pinnacle Sports
Sudbury Wolves
Discount Golf
Laurentian Residence
Laurentian Voyageurs
Skater’s Edge
Buzzy Browns

Laurentian Alumni
ECCO Shoes
Maple Golf Club
Shopper’s Drug Mart
Laird Constructors
Montreal Alouettes
Sims Custom Countertops
Covertech Fabricating Inc
CQ Search Group Ltd.
Deluxe Hamburgers
Wilddeboer Dellelce LLP.
Lloyd Scott Enterprises Limited
PBL Insurance Limited
Laurentian SGA
GPA Inc.
Sostarich Ross Wright and Cecutti LLP
Hukabone O’Brien Instance Lawyers

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