Bannister GM sales manager Curt Jensen tries to chip his ball into the boat in the pond off the 10th tee box for a chance to win a prize during the 25th annual New Car Dealers Association of Vernon Fun in the Sun Charity Golf Tournament Sunday at the Spallumcheen Golf and Country Club.

Fun in the Sun tourney tees up funds for charity

New Car Dealers of Vernon raise $13,720 for two charities at 21st annual Fun in the Sun charity golf tournament at Spallumcheen Golf Course

Hot scores and hot weather made for a perfect day  at the 21st Annual New Car Dealers of Vernon Fun in the Sun Charity Golf Tournament Sunday at the Spallumcheen Golf and Country Club.

Nearly 100 golfers turned out and together raised $13,720 to be split between the Vernon Women’s Transition House Society and the Whitevalley Community Resource Centre.

“It was an easy choice for us this year,” said Brian Westwell of Vernon Nissan, president of the New Car Dealers Association of Vernon, “since we all felt very passionate about these two causes.”

There was a tie for first place with a score of 11 under par. However team Toyota 1 clinched it with the lower score on the back nine.

The winning team was comprised of Tim Proctor, Dave Rehill, Marty Steele and Ron Van Kampen.

Coming in a very respectable second place was  Vernon Hyundai 1 with Steve Birbilis,  Adam Bright, Mike McCurrach and Adrian Wyant.

Third place honours went to Adesa, made up of Dennis Beaton, Brian McHale, Roger Mushaluk and Wayne Penner.

With a time of 35 seconds, the winners of the Speed Round (fastest time getting ball from tee into hole on par-4 fourth) was Watkin Ford 2 comprised of Brandyn Dixon, Kalynda Hampshire, Scott Morrice and Roxanne Pippolo.

KP winners, in no particular order, were Dave Rehill, John Domingos, Adrian Wyant, John Van Dyke, Scott Young, Russ Sheperd, Angela Sparrow, Melissa Skelton, Ron Van Kampen, Cal Seimens and Garett Stripzenberger.

Ladies Longest Drive was taken by Kim Slattery  for the women, and John Van Dyke for the men.

“The members of the New Car Dealers Association of Vernon would like to sincerely thank all of their donors from the hole sponsors and the players to the auction and door prize contributors,” said event coordinator LeeAnn Louis.

“This event and the funds it is able to provide to the community would not be possible without their tremendous support.”

 

 

Just Posted

Biker airlifted from Vernon mountain resort

22-year-old injured at SilverStar Mountain Resort

Inaugural KidSport Greater Vernon golf tourney raises $18,000

Event raises single largest fundraising amount for Greater Vernon KidSport

Report says Canadian communities responding to climate change

New research highlights state of local adaptation planning in Canada

Crash near Vernon elementary school investigated

RCMP officer watches driver hit concrete barrier and then fence at school

Chance of showers and thunderstorm for Okanagan-Shuswap-Similkameen

Mostly cloudy day for the Okanagan-Shuswap and Similkameen regions

Vernon hip hop artist NØX drops new single

Local talent also releases Okanagan-inspired video

Four-year-old boy assaulted at B.C. soccer game

It happened at a weekend tournament in Ashcroft

AquaHacking Challenge comes to Okanagan to help address water issues

Between 2015 and 2018, the program has resulted in 12 active startups with 75 per cent still active

Mudslides expected to keep Shuswap road closed for at least three days

Alternate route Celista-Blueberry Forest Service Road, accessible by four-by-four vehicles

Memorials set up to honour Antarctica explorer

In 1913, two memorials in Summerland honoured Naval Officer Robert Scott

Multiple crashes slow traffic on Coquihalla south of Kamloops

Drivers are expected to be stuck for up to 90 minutes

Top B.C. court upholds ruling that struck down indefinite solitary confinement

Feds had appealed ruling in case brought by B.C. Civil Liberties Association, John Howard Society

Trial dates set for three men accused of 2017 killing near Hope

Lawyers for the accused appeared in Kelowna at B.C. Supreme Court on Monday

North Okanagan branches celebrate Legion Week

Royal Canadian Legion celebrating 93 years of service June 24-30

Most Read