This year’s Fairwinds Golf Club Championship winners, from left, Brian Taylor, Louisa Hample, Sharon Adams, Blanka Dunville, Sharon Vincent, and Brad Reimer. — Dave Marvin photo

Fairwinds crowns golf club champions for 2019

Fairwinds Golf Course in Nanoose Bay capped off another glorious summer with its annual two-day club championships.

The fields were strong, particularly the men’s section, with 76 golfers signing up to put their pride on the line, while 25 women battled it out for the ladies championship.

On the men’s side, Brad Reimer successfully defended his Club Championship title, staving off a strong showing by Dave Finn. The overall net winner was Ken Anderson. The ladies championship was won by Blanka Dunville, in spite of an 18th-hole rally by the Golden Girls champion Sharon Vincent. The low net was won by Shirley Kirkley.

The most exciting, and eagerly anticipated, aspect of the two-day event was the Horse Race.

The top 10 men and women from the championship were paired in an alternate shot format, with teams eliminated on each hole, while hordes of spectators, aka hecklers, trail along giving encouragement, advice, cheering, and possibly even liquid refreshments.

It can be very intimidating, but the team that managed to focus on their game, and stay alive the longest, was the duo of Brian Taylor and Louisa Hample.

Anyone interested in joining either the men’s or the ladies section for next year’s season is encouraged to call the pro shop at 250-468 7666.

— Submitted by Kathy Scales

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