By all reports this year’s Friends of Gryphon Football Golf Tournament was a success with good weather, a large turnout and lots of fun. There were 120 golfers and more than a dozen volunteers including numerous current players.
According to FoGF president Randy Dimitroff and lead organizer Jen Green, some of the credit for this being a bigger and better event goes to the sponsors who stepped up, including …
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One mystery has been solved.
For years, no one seemed to have a definitive answer to the question … How long has the Friends of Gryphon Football golf tournament been going on?
I originally titled this post … 18th Annual FoGF Golf Tourney. Then someone told me it was the 20th annual tournament. Back in 2015 I wrote that it was the 15th Annual which would have made this year’s version the 17th edition.
As it turns out, Wally Gabler remembers exactly when it started. It was 1997. Gabler, along with fellow assistant coach Rudy Florio, worked together to organize the first tournament. Back then, what we now know as Friends of Gryphon Football, went by its original name – The 25th Man Club.
[In case you haven’t heard, after more than a decade with the Wilfird Laurier Athletic Department and two years in the OUA office, Gabler is back at the UofG. He was named Assistant Manager of Intercollegiate Programs last month.]
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The event started with a barbeque lunch and ended with a steak dinner and awards banquet. Athletic Director Scott McRoberts was at the dinner to address the crowd.
MOST HONEST FOURSOME
BEST SCORE – Ron Aimola foursome
LONGEST DRIVE – WOMEN – Laurie Richardson
LONG DRIVE – MEN – Zach Buchan
CLOSEST TO THE PIN – WOMEN – Laurie Richardson
CLOSEST TO THE PIN – MEN – John Casasanta
CLOSEST TO THE KEG – Doc Richardson
PUTTING CHAMPION – John Casasanta
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