• Martin Zeilig

Wing Commander’s Golf Tournament

For Lieutenant-Colonel Patrick Hollock, the somewhat soggy greens, due to the heavy rainfall over the previous week, at the 17 Wing Golf Club did not prevent him from participating in the Wing Commander’s Golf Tournament on June 3.


Wing Commander’s Golf Tournament. Photo credit: Martin Zeilig, Voxair Photojournalist

He didn’t even need to wear rubber boots.


LCol Hollock, who works at 1 Canadian Air Division, was one of 52 participants at the “fun competition” on a sunsplashed but windy day.


Dawn Redahl, PSP Sports Coordinator, was the OPI for the tourney.


“It was a staggered start on the golf course,” Ms. Redahl said while taking a brief break at the tournament.


“The weather is beautiful, but the course is still pretty full of water. We did all nine holes plus some challenge holes. We just moved some of the tee boxes (out of water logged areas).”


Wing Commander’s Golf Tournament. Photo credit: Martin Zeilig, Voxair Photojournalist

There were plenty of prizes, too, all donated from the Canex, for the various associated contests: the longest marshmallow drive for men and women, the closest drive to an orange pylon, closest to the pin, closest to the ditch (which was filled with water) on the ninth hole.


There was also an obstacle course with contestants throwing a football through a hoop followed by a running pickle ball toss, which was a timed event, as well as a chipping contest where players were allowed three chips to get a ball into a bucket several metres away, Ms. Redahl pointed out.


Also, participants were able to either play their own ball or play best ball while golfing, she said.


“So, it allows everyone to enjoy this beautiful day,” she said with a smile.


LCol Hollock noted that the tourney was his first day out golfing this season.


“I did better than usual,” he said with a chuckle.


“We didn’t even keep score. I’ve golfed in wetter weather.”


Major Brian Woolliams, who also works at 1 CAD, commented that it was also his first time out golfing this year.


Wing Commander’s Golf Tournament. Photo credit: Martin Zeilig, Voxair Photojournalist

“I did terrible,” he said.


“But a lot of fun was had, so we achieved the aim absolutely.”


MWO Dean Goulding, who’s from 38 Canadian Brigade, said he didn’t get too wet at all.


“It was great, a little windy but lots of sun.”


One of his teammates, Master Warrant Officer Dwayne Hopko, who’s also at 38 Brigade Headquarters, smiled when asked how he had done on the links.


“It was good,” he said.


“This was my first day out. I did better than usual.”

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