The fifth annual St. Ignatius Church and School Golf Scramble featured lots of team work and birdies on the greens.
Taking place at the North Sound Golf Club, 21 teams enjoyed a breezy afternoon and intense competition on the golf course. The winning side was Rubis with a net score of 50.50 and the team members were Don Gary, Eustace Jeffers, Stuart Brankin and Paul Anderton. Second place was Titan Development – featuring Frank Packer, Jason Lovelock, Keith Nicholson and John Fitzgibbons – with a net score of 51.12. Third place was Butterfield One – consisting of Perry Rombough, Colleen Artuch, David Brosnan and Rick Finlay – with a net score of 51.25. All three teams won gift vouchers from the pro shop.
Closest to the pin winners were Laren Gillespie on hole nine and Ian Bridges on hole 13. Longest drive winners were Nitti Howe for the ladies on hole two and Jason Lovelock for the men on hole 12. John Fitzgibbons won the putting contest, sinking a 65-foot downhill putt to the amazement of the volunteers. All received watches or gift cards courtesy of Kirk Freeport.
Titan Development was voted best dressed team, with BCQS Property Management finishing a close second. The Scotiabank team finished 21st with the highest score of the day, earning each player a free round of golf courtesy of the North Sound Club.
Dave Champoux, Gareth Thacker and Perry Rombough split the jackpot for being the nearest to guess that 22 golf balls would end up in the water at the fifth hole. Rick Finley and Ian Lomas split the jackpot for correctly guessing that 62 total birdies would be recorded on the four par-five holes during the day.
Following the competition on March 28, the golfers received a number of awards and raffle prizes and everyone enjoyed a buffet dinner catered by Signature Events. The entire competition was made possible by sponsors Grant Thornton, GT Automotive, Baker Tilly Cayman Ltd., BCQS Property Management, RUBIS, EDU365 and Terry Carson. St. Ignatius thanks the prize donors: Kirk Freeport (major donor), West Indies Nursery, The North Sound Club, The Brasserie, Island Cleaners and Steve Obrist.
Organizers anticipate that the annual scramble will take place again in late March 2015.