Golf Classic Supports Student Awards
On Tuesday, August 17, 2010, the Fanshawe College Foundation held its eighth annual Fanshawe Golf Classic at Sunningdale Golf & Country Club.
Left to right, David Wyatt, FSU president Joe Scalia, Deborah Mates and Chris Johnston.
About 150 golfers took to the 18 holes of the Thompson course - the older of Sunningdale's two courses - to drive, chip, and putt their way to the finish.
Weather for the day couldn't have been better, with bright sun and a cool breeze keeping players feeling 'just right' from tee-off to the last hole.
Holes featured trivia questions about Fanshawe College, as well as activities such as a hole-in-one contest at Hole #9, which nobody won.
Fanshawe College students Taylor Booth and Steve Bridgeland offered a special deal on Hole #12, allowing teams to donate $20 for the varsity golf athletes to play for them. Despite Booth's hole-in-one earlier in the day, President Howard Rundle managed to beat the Fanshawe students when his turn came to tee off. Afterwards, Dr. Rundle playfully bragged this was the one hole in which he was best able to demonstrate his two keys to golfing success: good luck and good timing.
Other highlights of the day included putting competitions, a special after-golf dinner reception, a silent auction, and raffle prizes.
In addition to major donors and partners, golf teams were comprised of Fanshawe administrators, faculty, and staff, as well as Student Union representatives inlcuding FSU President Joe Scalia, who spoke at the dinner reception.
"When I ran for President, I didn't know that playing golf would be one of the perks of my job," Scalia said, eliciting applause and laughter. He then expressed his sincere appreciation to participants for the generosity of their contributions, both on and off the course, which far exceeded last year's total.
Proceeds from the Golf Classic will support student awards and bursaries at Fanshawe College.