Timmins, Ontario – With well over 24 centenary celebrations across the country this year and at least a dozen throughout Ontario, the latest anniversary was celebrated on Sunday, August 7th, at Hollinger Golf Club in Timmins, Ontario.
One of three clubs in Timmins and part of the network within the Northern Golf Association, the club owned by Dr. Tony Kos put on a fantastic community-focused event to recognize this important milestone in their history.
Relative newcomer Taylor Dupuis, the Manager of Golf Operations, presided over the ceremony held under a marquis tent between the first and second shotgun groups that enjoyed fantastic conditions thanks to Superintendent Cory Hefferd and team.
The format for the day brought together well over 175 loyal members of the club to not only kick off a week of special events and celebrate the long service of key staff and significant contributions by many to the steady growth of the club and their programming.
Two significant highlights of the club’s growth in recent years are the transformational growth in junior members and the consistent commitment by female members, who regularly number over one hundred participants in Ladies Night play.
A particularly touching moment came as Dupuis shared accolades regarding the club’s Director of Finance, otherwise known as “a mum to all,” JoLee Morrisette. She is some of the glue in this family-oriented club that has kept things moving positively for many years.
In his remarks on behalf of Golf Ontario, CEO Mike Kelly said, “The club represents all that is good about community. It is a testament to this family-oriented culture. So it is no surprise that the club plays a significant role in the game’s growth in the region and making meaningful contributions to the local community.“
In addition to Sunday’s main event, the rest of the week will feature a 100th Anniversary Ladies Night with over 100 players signed up, Men’s Night Wednesday with more than 60 participants, Mixed Night Friday with another 100 players committed and a visit from Golf Canada.
On behalf of Golf Ontario and our partners at Golf Canada, we congratulate Hollinger on this milestone and look forward to continued partnership and support for years to come.