GOLF: Tournament to benefit Port Angeles Food Bank

A CHANCE TO golf for a good cause, in this case the Port Angeles Food Bank, is planned at Peninsula Golf Club on Saturday, Aug. 15.

A large portion of proceeds from the third annual Leo Bourget/Don DeFrang Memorial Golf Tournament will be donated to help feed families in need in Port Angeles.

The four-person scramble will use 15 percent of the combined team handicap and has an entry fee of $120 per team. An 8:30 a.m. shotgun start is planned.

Bourget and DeFrang were World War II veterans who grew up during the hard times of the Great Depression with an understanding of just how difficult it was to find enough to eat.

Both also were longtime members and avid golfers at Peninsula Golf Club.

Event organizer Jim Bourget, Leo Bourget’s son and DeFrang’s nephew, said the inspiration for the memorial tournament combined two passions.

“My father and uncle loved to golf, and my parents [Leo and Marge] made the Port Angeles Food Bank their primary charity,” Jim Bourget said.

“We hope to build this into a major event and continue to help the Food Bank grow long term.”

Every player will receive a goody bag, and there will be cash payouts for first through third places in both gross and net divisions.

A $50 prize for the golfer wearing the most flamboyant outfit will be awarded.

Long drive prizes for ladies competitors, those with handicaps of 10 and under and 11 and over, will be offered on the par-5 10th hole.

Closest to the pin prizes will be offered on all par-3 holes, regardless of handicap or gender.

A prize raffle follows play.

A memorial barbecue is $10 and will be held after the tournament’s prize ceremony.

“We are inviting all friends and family of Leo and Marge Bourget and Duffy and Don DeFrang who want to come and enjoy some great memories and share some valuable time together,” Bourget said.

Carts are not included in the tournament entry fee.

To get in on the event, phone Peninsula Golf Club at 360-457-6501.

For sponsorship or other inquiries, phone Bourget at 818-445-8200 or email [email protected]

Records set at tourney

A full field of 111 golfers helped make the third annual Friends of Olympic Christian School Charity Golf Tournament a great success, according to event organizer Dan Hendrickson.

The event was held Saturday, July 18 at Cedars at Dungeness in Sequim.

A $400 gift certificate for low gross was won by the team of Mark Leffers, Jeremy Copeland, Gary Thorne and Todd Negus.

They tied the low gross tournament record with a score of 51.

The Olympic Christian School Eagle Flight net score prize of $400 was won by the team of Jack Heckman, Justin Tweeter, Justin Ketchum and Mike DuPuis.

Sponsored by Northwest Inside/Out Painting, their net score of 52 is a tournament record.

Ken Chace and Al Tuttle earned the long drive titles for the Men’s and Senior Men’s divisions, while Lei Jones topped the ladies field.

Straight drive honors went to Dao Kroll and the longest putt honors went Tom Hartig.

The Pro Challenge Flight was won by a team assembled by Peninsula Golf Club head pro Jacob Lippold.

His team of Sid Krumpe, Mark Mitrovich and Ken Chace fired a tournament record 52.

Players dined on a meal of gourmet Kobe beef burgers after play.

The fourth annual edition of the tournament is planned for Lavender Festival Weekend, Saturday, July 16, 2016.

PT Men’s Club champ

Former Port Townsend High School golfer Ronnie Harrell claimed the Port Townsend Golf Club Men’s Club Championship Sunday.

Harrell shot rounds of two-under-par 68 and four-over-par 74 to win the title and the closest to the clubhouse parking spot that goes to the champ.

Brian Lux took home the Net title with back-to-back rounds of 59.

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Golf columnist Michael Carman can be reached at 360-417-3525, ext. 5152, or [email protected]

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