CORNWALL, Ontario – Community members were ready to get into the swing of things at Summerheights Golf Links on Tuesday, Sept. 10, taking off in numerous carts after the shotgun start around 10 a.m.
“The tournament today is an exciting time for Team Cornwall and everyone in the community,” said Peter Gault of Team Cornwall. “It’s a sold out tournament and it’s an end of (summer) thing and everyone just seems to love it. They want to come out and relax; it’s a fun day, there’s no rules and no scores…just go out and have some fun with people in the community and help promote Cornwall a little bit.”
Each golfer was asked to contribute $135 or $540 per team. This also entitled participants to a buffet dinner and live entertainment following the action on the course. Proceeds from the tickets will support numerous City of Cornwall sponsorships.
“The main thing is bursaries that we provide to high school students and college students and helping them…they’re our next level of ambassadors and we want to see them get off on a good feat and we look forward to helping them,” said Gault.
Gault also mentioned that everyone closest to the pin on one of the five Par-3 holes would have the opportunity to win $10,000. A Team Cornwall football was also given to each participant as a gift.
Major sponsors of the event this year were set to include Herb’s Towing, who will be sponsoring the Golf Flags at each hole, Canadian Tire sponsoring the balls, MNP sponsoring the Golf Cars, Nada Kovinich ponsoring the always popular basket of cheer and Chartwell sponsoring the lunch. Seaway News is serving as a media sponsor.