Once again the Hack and Slash Golf League leaves it's mark on Sault Ste. Marie by playing outside the box at the beautiful Crimson Ridge Golf Club.
With Brent Pusch overseeing the course setup, the mid-season scramble was played backwards the entire night by teeing off from in front of the green and
playing back to the white tee blocks. Hitting a white block constituted a sunk putt.
When approached Brent commented, "I don't think that has ever been tried before".
The mastermind, or fool of the idea, Peter Haines said, "I am not sure if anyone in Ontario has every played their course backwards, but now the league can say 'we have and it was great'.
Not knowing the distances, having to play shots from areas that you normally just look at in passing, having to play to very small 'greens' (tee boxes), getting a different look at a course you play often made for a tough and fun night. Nobody was hurt, the course wasn't damaged and the beverages tasted the same.
Judging by the scores, the players did remarkably well with the limited course information they had.
Wilderness Environmental Services Division
GreyWall Industrial Coating Division
Tim Horton's Division
(holes are based upon the old front and back layout)
H1: Closest to Canadian Flag - sponsored by Dr. Patricia McGarry - cash event qualifier: Greg McAuley
H2: Longest Putt - sponsored by Sears NORTHERN AVE - extra ballot for big screen TV: Gordon Henderson
H3: Closest to the Pin - sponsored by Credential Financial Services - prize: Dom Sorrenti
H4: Longest Drive - sponsored by Sutton Group Sault Ste Marie Realy inc. - prize: Don Woods
H5: Closest to Sponsors Fairway Flag - sponsored by Molson Coors Canada - prize: Don VanDaele
H6: Closest to the Rope - sponsored by Mac's 2nd Line & Goulais ave - end-of-year cash event qualifier:John Metzen
H7: Closest to the Pin - sponsored by SOO MILL - prize: Kevin Rutledge
H8: Longest Drive - sponsored by Dundee Wealth Management - cash event qualifier:Jacob Porco
H9: Longest Putt - sponsored by Wacky Wings - extra ballot for $1500 prize: Glenn McClellan
H10: Closest to Canadian Flag - sponsored by Dr. Patricia McGarry - cash event qualifier: Randy Holley
H11: Longest Putt - sponsored by Wacky Wings - extra ballot for $1500 prize: Manfred Fischer
H12: Closest to the Fairway Sponsors Flag - sponsored by All Start Trophies - prize:Eric Strom
H13: Longest Putt - sponsored by Sault Promotions - prize: Gerry Rousseau
H14: Closest to the Pin - sponsored by East End HUSKY - end-of-year cash event qualifier: Don Kinnunen
H15: Longest Putt - sponsored by Sears NORTHERN AVE - extra ballot for big screen TV: Darwin Bayham
H16: Closest to the Rope - sponsored by RJ's Market - pizza prize : Ken Cupido
H17: Closest to Sponsors Somewhere Flag - sponsored by AOE Copiers (canon) - prize: Paul Linklater
H18: Longest Drive - sponsored by Dundee Wealth Management - cash event qualifier: Tom Walker