Island golfers take top stop at Sudbury tournament

From left, Manitoulin champion golfers are Warren Haggart, Mickey McKinny, Bill McCoy and Ray Corbiere.

SUDBURY – On September 5, 88 golfers, mostly retired police officers, participated in the Annual Sudbury Police Pensioners Association golf tournament. The tournament was held at the Pine Grove Golf and Country Club. A team of police retirees, and a guest, from Manitoulin claimed the championship with a score of nine under in a scramble style round of 18 holes. 

Team member Mickey McKinny said, “It’s not about winning or losing, it’s a chance to meet with friends and get to know new ones.” 

The winning team gets their names on a plaque and all participants were included in a draw for prizes. Runners up included the team of Ron Allain, Dennis Bracken, Willy Baltatrsem and George Cusson. They scored six under for second place.

The Manitoulin team thanked the tournament organizers of Al Balloway, Grant Howard, Mike Omilin and Al Bignucolo.