Ukrainian refugees in Estonia will face difficult challenges as winter approaches. Daily necessities such as food, heating and electricity costs continue to increase. Many of the refugees have jobs and long-term accommodation, but they worry about both the war in Ukraine and their need to cover expenses. The number of refugees in Estonia has increased by 50% from 40,000 in the spring to about 60,000 in September.
"We are Vikings not sugar cubes!" 56 golfers came and braved the weather yesterday at our 26th annual EGO Golf Tournament at the Pheasant Run Golf Course just west of Newmarket. The day started with a light drizzle and eventually the sun and blue sky rewarded the golfers with an idyllic afternoon and then the rain came with 2-3 holes to play. But we still finished play. A big thanks to Molly Bowron, who captured some amazing shots of the tournament, Tony Kadai who looked after our putting contest, Ene Timmusk who provided some very tasty kringels and my daughter Kariina who took care of all of the registration. We saw many new faces at EGO this year and hope to see them again next year. Special mention should be made of Liisa (Kaunismaa) Sestrich and her husband Dan who came from New Jersey to partake in our tournament.
We are back at Pheasant Run next year!
The individual winners were as follows:
Closest to the Pin (Ladies)- Katrine Eistrat
Men’s Longest Drive- Randal Palo
Closest to the Pin (Men)- Ray Skyvington
-Closest to the Pin (Everybody)- Helle Varrik
Ladies Longest Drive- Tatiana Ojala
Closest to the Pin (Everybody)- Riina Klaas
Straightest Drive (Everybody)- Tiiu Tonisson
Men’s putting champion was Jonah Varrik.
Women’s putting champion was Liisa (Kaunismaa) Sestrich.
All individual winners will received $50 gift cards from LCBO.
The winners for the Scramble Teams were as follows:
Ladies top team
1st Place- Aili Wells, Lesley Brown, Paula Sainthill, Susan Blye (+6)
Mens top three teams
1st Place- Todd Lindstrom, Kristjan Lundstrom, Mark Taylor, Nathan Legiehn (-6)
2nd Place- Jarek Varrik, Jonas Varrik, Peeter Veltmann (-5)
3rd Place- Daniel Rogers, Christian Lindstrom, Brendan Rogers, Noah Rogers (-4)
Mixed top two teams
1st Place- Helle Varrik, Enn Varrik, Ilmar Vaikla (-1)
2nd Place- Liisa Sestrich, Dan Sestrich (+1)
3rd Place- Anita Saar, Juhani Eistrat, Katrine Eistrat (+17)
“240” top three teams
1st Place – Ray Skyvington, Thomas Vanaselja, Enn Oolup, Margus Heinmaa (-5)
2nd Place- Tiit Romet, Tõnu Rudmik, Toomas Eichenbaum, Peter Tõnisson (E)
3rd Place- Kuldar Palo, Randel Palo, Harry Rannala, Peter Bulionis (+1)
LADIES LOW GROSS
1st Place Tatiana Ojala 100
2nd Place Kaili Kald 162
MEN”S LOW GROSS
1st Place Luc Gagnon 90
2nd Place Tyler Burden 93
3rd Place Harrison Vogrin 95
When the players came into the clubhouse after their round of golf they finished the day with a warm chicken buffet dinner with dessert menu of kringels (by Ene Timmusk) and homemade brownies. There were no leftovers. After dinner we had the awards presentation as well as the participation prize distribution.
The Estonian Golf Club of Ontario (EGO) is honored to announce the selection of its first three inductees into the EGO Hall of Fame for services rendered to the Estonian community. They are:
Allan Liik (1956- 2013)
Peeter Kopvillem (1954- 2016)
Markus Hess (1953-2022)
Starting in 2023, all future EGO tournaments will have memorial holes designated for these community builders.
The tournament was a huge success due to the participation of the players but also our hole sponsors- friends of Peeter Kopvillem and Allan Liik, friends of Markus Hess, Eesti Üliõpilaste Selts, Tevag Inc., and Jack Lake Productions Inc.
EGO (Estonian Golf Club of Ontario) would also like to thank Graeme McCarrel and Rebecca Krauklins, and the entire Pheasant Run Golf Club team, you made us feel welcome.
See you all next year, at our 27th anniversary, at the Pheasant Run Golf Course on Sunday, sometime in September!
EGO Tournament Organizer
PHOTOS - Molly Bowrone ©2022
PHOTOS - Jaak Järve ©2022
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