Canadian Rental Association
Sun and fun at CRA Ontario golf tournament
Sept. 17, 2012 - Golfers from the Ontario Canadian Rental Association got to work on their tans as well as their swings at the annual golf tournament on Sept. 11. The day was bright, the course was green and there were smiles all around as 82 rental operators and suppliers engaged in some friendly competition and socializing.
By Patrick Flannery
Sept. 17, 2012 – Golfers from the Ontario Canadian Rental Association got to work on their tans as well as their swings at the annual golf tournament on Sept. 11. The day was bright, the course was green and there were smiles all around as 82 rental operators and suppliers engaged in some friendly competition and socializing.
The tournament moved this year to Hawk Ridge Golf Club in Orillia, Ont., and conditions on the course and in the clubhouse were excellent. The past and present CRA executive members manned the registration table, ran games and sold raffle tickets around the course, with Shirley McCormick coming out of retirement (again) to help out. Everyone at the registration desk was sporting some very smart new CRA windbreakers, and each golfer got one. They would have been welcome last year, but on this occasion it was too hot for a jacket by tee-off time.
|Hank Vanheuvelen of Tim's Rentals in Bowmanville, Ont., got there in one.|
The format was a best-ball scramble. Hole sponsors were National Event Supply, All Cover Portable Systems, Atlas Copco, G.C. Duke Equipment, Diamond Products, DeWalt, Bradford Rentals, Cavalier Industries, Rentquip, MBW, Point Of Rental, TVH Canada, National Hose, Echo, Bartell Morrison, Wacker Neuson, Flagro Industries, Uniquip, Western Financial Group, Construction Equipment Solutions, Vulcan Tools, L.B. White, Skyjack, Husqvarna and DSI Diamond. The Canadian Cancer Society was camped out at hole 17 and raised $1,400 selling extra chances at closest to the pin.
|CRA Ontario president Mike Maltby and second vice-president Paul Potvin modeled the windbreaker giveaways. |
Golfers collected playing cards as they rounded the course and the best hand of five at the end won. The team of Blanchford, Debruin, Bisson and Ritchie took home the prize with three threes. Mark Gilbert and Graham Charlebois won long drive holes and Mark Madigan showed off his precision game winning closest to the pin and the putting contest. Bill Branderhorst got closest to the target chair on the first hole. Mark Warnes won the raffle for a barbeque. Finally, "honours" for high bar tab went to Jim Freeman and Craig Stewart.
|To the victors went the spoils.|
Paul Everitt MCed the event, as usual. He noted that the golf tournament is CRA Ontario's main source of revenue, and encouraged everyone to come out and support the association again next year.
|Some of the CRA Ontario executive. From left to right, Potvin, secretary Penny O'Sullivan, vice-president Dale Brinklow, Maltby and chairman James Morden.|
More photos are online at the Canadian Rental Service Facebook page.