Canadian Rental Association
CRA Ontario Hosts Golf Tournament
September 15, 2016 - The annual Canadian Rental Association, Ontario division golf tournament took place in Guelph at the Springfield Golf and Country Club on September 13th.
By Ed Cosman
Tournament chairman Gord Ellis, CRA Ontario Associate board member, explained that he paid a little extra to ensure perfect weather for the event. The temperature was a balmy 26 degrees with sun and a light breeze all day.
At the registration table (canopy courtesy of Dean Nasato from Wacker Neuson) all participants received a swag bag with multiple items. New this year was a shotgun starts where all 95 golfers teed off at noon. This ensured that everyone was finished at the same time and had an opportunity to mingle together before dinner. Dinner included steak, a baked potato and corn on the cob with chocolate cake for dessert. As usual, the prize table was well stocked and all golfers came away with an armful of prizes.
Of special note, the Chairman’s Cup trophy on hole #15 featured a longest drive with a baseball bat. This made for some interesting moments – thanks for the idea Colin Wilson. Other key holes included hole-in-one holes with sponsors Skyjack and National Event Supply. As has been the case previously, there were no winners on these holes.
This year Nathalie McGregor, CRA managing director, lost her ladies longest drive honour to Wello Kase from Vulcan Demolition however Wello did decline the prize.
The event was a fantastic success with more rental operators, suppliers and sponsors than in previous years. Watch your inbox for details on next year’s event.