Old Boys and Friends’ Golf Tournament returns with a bang
One hundred forty-one golfers and 12 dinner guests joined for a spectacular day weather-wise and community-wise at the 24th Annual Old Boys & Friends’ Golf Tournament at Kanawaki Golf Course raising over $60,000 for the Old Boys’ Endowment Fund, the Rob Wearing Bursary Fund and the Old Boys’ Speaker Series.
The day began with welcome messages from Headmaster Michael Downey and Wáhiakatste (Wahi) Diome-Deer (Selwyn’s consultant on the school's Indigenization Process). SHA Board Chair Mike Avedesian ’88 then introduced the new Celebratory Tee-Off featuring golf tournament co-founder Will Daly '52, Selwyn’s 7th Headmaster Will Mitchell, and Selwyn’s 9th and current Headmaster, Mike Downey. Players then headed out in their carts with Selwyn hats and giveaways to start their round in the new Best Ball format.
At the evening cocktail and dinner, tournament awards were distributed by the 2022 Golf Committee, which includes Old Boys’ Association President Josh Wishenthal ’99, Marty Boyle, EJ Boffey ’12, Mary Ann Cloherty, Sharon Cozens, Will Daly ’52, Geoff Dowd, Mike Downey, Justin Kuzmicki ’05, Mike Maurovich, Pat Shannon, Ben Wearing ’94, and Esther Wearing (absent: Dave Haber ’94, Charles Vennat ’05 and Sean McKinnon ’98). While there were no winners of the Hole in One contests, Arjun Srivastava ’19 was awarded a prize for his errant shot at the 18th hitting the Class of 2021 Bursary Art displayed on the club verandah.
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Awards of the Day
Ladies Closest to the Pin and Ladies Longest Drive: Alumni parent Paula Shannon
Men’s Closest to the Pin: Guest Tommy Gearey
Men’s Longest Drive winner: Justin Belland ’19
Gryphon Ball prize winners: Ben Wearing ’94, Pete Higgins ’89 and Will Daly ’52.
Golden Putter Contest: Mike Kuzmicki.
Best Dressed Golfers: John Aune ’92, who proudly sported his Grade 11 blazer, and current parent Ying Qu. Special mention was given to the team of alumni parent Arun Srivastava and friends Dany Medeiros, Nelson Tavares and Umesh Patel for their matching outfits.
Best Guest Team with a score of 65 (-5): Gary Shannon, Tim Wilson and current parents Gill Broome and Will Tretiak.
MVP Gill Broome earned the honour of wearing the plaid Guest Jacket.
Best Old Boys’ Team and winners of The Tim Shorter ’81 Down Under Trophy with a score of 62 (-8): Connor O’Brian ’10, Matthew Shadley ’05, Stephen Letko ’09 and Justin Kuzmicki ’05, who was chosen Old Boy MVP. Justin won the honour of wearing the coveted yellow jacket and received the William H. Daly Cup.
The event ended with a raffle, and silent and live auctions, courtesy of our generous donors, and a cheque presentation to Mike Downey for a total of $61,800.
The tournament could not have been possible without the support of our sponsors and donors listed below, including The Aune Foundation and the Monterroza-Mendez family.
PLATINUM SPONSOR Aune Foundation
GOLD SPONSORS Galvion Inc. Bark Busters Yucong Wang
SILVER SPONSORS MFE Sports Orbis Mortgage Group Sodexo Tim Zyto '82
Class of 1994
Class of 2007 - remembering Alex Liem-Le '07
Dic Ann's Hamburgers - Zammit & Potenza Families
Old Boys' Association Board of Directors
OuiPay Payroll Services
Boffey Family (Golden Putter Trophy)
Data Resolutions Inc.
Martin Landry & Elizabeth Steele
Monterroza Mendez Family
Serruriers Vachon-Bouffard Inc.
AUCTION AND PRIZE DONORS 3LUV/ Marie Turgeon Karen & Tim '86 Anderson
Blush Lingerie / Tiffany Ajmo Bijouterie Diamants Elinor Inc. / Sebag Family
Brasserie Des Rapides
EVENKO Leslie Silver & Laurent Ferreira
Florsheim Shoes / Josh Wisenthal ‘99
Alan Forster '71
Grupo Cantabria / Miryam Monterroza & Edy Monterroza Mendez