OALA Golf Day 2018

The 16th annual OALA Golf Day took place on Friday, August 17th at the Royal Ontario Golf Club, and was another successful event. This year, we had record attendance of over 135 golfers registered for the event! A big thank you is also extended to our volunteers during the day: Corin Latimer, Don Parsons, and Jacqueline Viscardi.

The rain held out for most of the day, and a great round of golf was able to be had. OALA members were welcomed by Attorney General Caroline Mulroney MPP (York-Centre) and MPP Stephen Crawford (Oakville) during lunch, with conversation and photo opportunities, as well as a special greeting from Minister Mulroney.

The event ended with the Unilock sponsored dinner where Aina Budrevics, OALA Executive Director, and Sarah Manteuffel, OALA Coordinator, announced prize winners and giveaways. The prize tables were full of items donated from our sponsors, and we would like to thank them for their contributions as many went home as winners.

Most importantly, we were able to donate $5,000 and $10,000 cheques to both the University of Toronto and the University of Guelph Endowment Funds. This annual Golf Day event as well as our Ski Day event raise funds to help the Landscape Architecture programs at these Universities. OALA Vice President Kendall Flower accepted the cheque on behalf of the University of Toronto, and presented the University of Guelph cheque to Brendan Stewart, OALA Council Representative for the University of Guelph, who accepted the cheque on behalf of the University and shared a few words of thanks. Thank you to all golfers, volunteers, and sponsors as well as the staff at the Royal Ontario Golf Club who made this day possible.

And the day’s winners were:

Best Score: Jeff Burnett, Chris Baker, Brandon Clark, Andrew Kun
2nd Best Score: Kevin Holms, Paul Gardner, Jon Joyce, Mike Harris
3rd Best Score: Mark Parris, Brett BeBastiani, Matt Deegan, Kevin Gelata
Most Honest: Brendan Stewart, Nadia Amoroso, Martin Holland, Michael Laszczuk

Closest to the Sprinkler: Donna Sobil  (Sponsored by: VandenBussche Irrigation)
Longest Drive (Women): Janis Olbina (Sponsored by: Oaks Landscape Products)
Longest Drive (Men): Brandon Clark (Sponsored by: Salex)
Closest to the Pin (Women): Eha Naylor (Sponsored by: Openspace Solutions)
Closest to the Pin (Men): Joe Morello (Sponsored by: Azek Building Products)
Straightest Drive: Sean Hayes (Sponsored by: Gametime with Park N Play)
Putting Contest: Steve Van Meer (Sponsored by: Hauser)
Chipping Contest: Calen Hamelin (Sponsored by New World Park Solutions)

Click here for more photos! Stay tuned: OALA’s 2019 Ski Day will be on February 1st!!

Thank you to our SPONSORS: