NEW GLASGOW – Sept. 10, 2017 – The team “The Gallants”, made up of brothers Andrew, Jeffery, Brian and Edwin, has just captured the championship of the 12th Annual Acadian Golf Tournament, thereby ending the four-year winning streak of the OMD Construction and Consulting team.
During the tournament, held at Glasgow Hills in New Glasgow Sunday, the new champs attained a nifty score of 62, which was two points better than their third-place score of 2016.
The Nobles team (Nick Arsenault, Paul Cyr, John Arsenault and Marcel Gallant) maintained their second spot with a respectable score of 63. The CFAs – Dany MacDonald, Martin Allard, Maxime Duguay and Jean-Eudes Duguay, racked up a score of 65 to catch third place.
Even though these three teams and a number of golfers won all kinds of prizes during the tournament, the real winners of the day will be the youth who will be able to participate in the 2018 Finals of Les Jeux de l’Acadie in Miramichi, N.-B., thanks in part to funds raised during the tournament. The tournament raised a record profit of $7,500. For the 12th year in a row, the Evangeline-Central Credit Union was the sporting event’s main sponsor, but about a dozen new hole sponsors came on board this year and were added to the list of regular sponsors.
The number of golfers (75) was a bit lower this year than last year, but those present contributed quite a bit to the cause by purchasing tickets for various draws and lotteries held throughout the day. Participants were challenged to help recruit more players for next year.
Tournament organizers – the PEI Regional Committee of Les Jeux de l’Acadie and Acadian and Francophone Chamber of Commerce of PEI – are extremely pleased with the results of this year’s event.
OTHER PRIZES AND RESULTS
Centennial Honda and Mike Bradley Insurance Services (The Co-operators) had jointly sponsored a prize of $30,000 toward the purchase of a new Honda vehicle for a hole-in-one at Hole 15. Regrettably, nobody succeeded in this exploit. However, event organizers presented a consolation prize to Jen-Eudes Duguay, the golfer having gotten closest to the hole.
Other prizes presented during the tournament supper were:
• Team having made the most effort to avoid first place: Les Beaux gars
• Longest drive for men at hole 6: Nick Arsenault
• Longest drive for women at hole 9: Anne Bernard-Bourgeois
• All players closest to the cup at hole 7: Joël Bernard
• Men’s closest to the hole at hole 13: Martin Allard
• Women’s closest to the hole at hole 3: Linda Gallant
• Closest to the Acajoux mascot at hole 1: Brian Richard
• Best costumes: The Big Putts
• Most sportsmanlike team: Anne et les belles Acadiennes
• Lottery for 2 green fees to one of 3 provincial courses (Crowbush, Brudenell or Mill River): Linda Gallant
• 50-50 draw: Émile Gallant
• Candy bottle guessing game: Émile Gallant and Brad Samson
• The Youth prize: Nico Durant
• The Wisdom prize: Bill MacLellan.
On the occasion of the 12th anniversary of the tournament, the Acadian and Francophone Chamber of Commerce organized a fun draw with playing cards, offering 12 prizes. A wide variety of other door prizes were also given out. A little game with colored golf balls taped to the bottom of certain chairs was also organized to give out prizes.
PHOTO 1: Alfred Arsenault, center, general manager of Evangeline-Central Credit Union, the main sponsor of the 12th Acadian Golf Tournament, presents the event’s championship plaque to The Gallants – from left, brothers Andrew, Jeffery, Brian and Edwin.
PHOTO 2: Velma Durant, the chef de mission of the PEI delegation to the Jeux de l’Acadie, presents the second-place prizes, for a second year in a row, to The Nobles team: from left, John Arsenault, Paul Cyr and Marcel Gallant. (Absent is Nick Arsenault).
PHOTO 3: Raymond J. Arsenault, left, coordinator of the Acadian and Francophone Chamber of Commerce of PEI, presents the third-place prizes to The CFAs team, from left, Maxime Duguay, Jean-Eudes Duguay, Martin Allard and Dany MacDonald.
PHOTO 4: The « girls » from « The Big Putts » team didn’t win this $35,000 car but they did win a prize for the best costumes.
PHOTO 5: Anne Bernard-Bourgeois as the flag pole and Émile Gallant, Daniel Bourgeois and Edgar Arsenault as the Acadian flag. They won the prize for the most team spirit.
For more information:
Coordinator, Acadian Golf Tournament
PEI Regional Committee of Les Jeux de l’Acadie