Summer weather a challenge for golf
Local golfer Bill North played well the last two rounds of the Manitoba Senior Men’s Golf Championship in Winnipeg and earned a spot on the provincial team that is going to compete at the National Championship on August 31-Sept. 4 in Victoria, B.C.
Another local golfer, junior competitor Matt Dodds won the Carman Junior Open on July 31. Dodds also won the Portage and Winkler junior opens.
The Carman Golf Club Championships were in late July. Wayne Giesbrecht won the Men’s title shooting a 70 and 74 to beat out runner-up Kevin Giesbrecht by six strokes.
Lionel Walz took the Seniors Men’s title edging out Gary McKinnon. And Karen Funke captured the Ladies division.
WEATHER CONDITIONS CHALLENGING
Less than ideal weather conditions during the spring and into the start of summer has proved quite challenging for Carman Golf Club staff.
However Sherri Moorhouse, the assistant professional at the golf club, said they rescheduled only a single tournament this summer. The course was closed for two days in June due to wet conditions. Moorhouse said the course is now in excellent condition and is helping to make up for the slow start.