1st Annual OGWA SCHOLARSHIP GOLF TOURNAMENT Elmira Golf Club I September 29, 2017 Thank you! To all the Manufacturers and Suppliers who donated prizes and swag, and to all the members and their friends who came out to support the event. The OGWA Board of Directors humbly thanks you. As with all things OGWA without you we would not succeed. The day was rather blustery and definitely cool and a bit wet, but 19 hearty foursomes took to the links to make history in the first ever OGWA Tournament in support of our Scholarship and Educational Awards Fund. Following golf there was a beef dinner with all the trimmings attended by an additional 10 guests which had the dinning room at the golf course full to capacity. This next year we will inevitably have to utilize a larger dinning room. Elmira Golf Club provides a golf experience that seems to be just perfect for the calibre of golfer in the OGWA family. I had many remarks from happy golfers, who despite their individual weather trauma if any were happy. The 2018 OGWA Scholarship Golf Tournament is tentatively set for Elmira Golf Club, next September although the Board plans to explore with Elmira an earlier day in September. Winner of the Longest Drive (Hole 12) was Kevin Constable and Closest to the Pin (Hole 11) was Mike Algairs. Both gentlemen will receive free registrations to the 2018 OGWA Tournament. The winning team at a score of 63 was 5A consisting of Paul Conrad, Mike Algairs, Cam Allen and Derick Brooks. Tying for second place at a score of 67 was team 8A consisting of Mike Minor, John Oussoren, Brock West and Chris Lesperance as The Ontario Ground Water Association [ FALL/WINTER 2017 ] Page 17 well as team 13A consisting of Peter Hanna, Bryan Watson, Mike Brindley and Isaac Klassen. These gentlemen had their picks from the prize table. Golf clubs from Pentair, golf balls, tees, and coolers from various donors, were up for grabs, a good show all. Due to the overwhelmingly good response of donors from our Manufacturers and Suppliers Division and participants alike, the draw for the larger prizes was a very anticipated event within the event. First draw went to Mike Grant of Aardvark Drilling Inc., who chose the big state of the art Baroid sponsored cooler which could do everything but make your beverage. The second draw went to Jeff McCracken of Franklin Electric who took home one of the portable gas barbeques donated by The Rideau Group. Third draw went to Darrell Barclay of Canadian Pipe & Pump, Tillsonburg fame. Darrell took home the water level meter donated by Heron Instruments. There were $ 50. LCBO cards and a $ 100. Tim Hortons card donated from Grundfos Canada, and then we drew for the remainder of the prize table. Pompco had a draw going on the course with tickets for a great bottle of scotch which contributed $195, as well as the prize. Considering this was an impromptu tournament, in fact the result of a discussion at the Board level over a need for and necessity to raise funds to support the scholarship prize program; I believe this was a great success. The rapid turn around of organizing a venue, advertising, registration of golfers and putting on the tournament is remarkable despite everyone’s busy summer schedules. The Board passed its motion on June 22nd and the Event Committee settled on Elmira Golf Club on August 11th with the date of September 29th picked as the best available date to golf. Virtually 90 days start to finish. The event committee chair Kyle Smith, with Paul Conrad, Dwayne Graff and Mike Hare as well as supporting roles by the OGWA President Bryan Watson and OGWA Staff did very well. Certainly, this was a great footing for 2018’s tournament planning. Lessons were learned, some things can be done a little differently but over all with no solicited sponsorships and all expenses in including staff costs and travel, credit and debit fees paid we made $ 3,443.13 towards 2018 scholarship costs and the beginning of a high interest-bearing investment fund. The OGWA thanks you one and all.