The 2007 event was hosted by the Bruce Waite and Ralph Lauer families. It was played on Friday, August 24th at Tangle Creek Golf Club in Barrie, Ontario.
The Thursday Family Scramble was well attended and included a newly introduced format. To even the playing field somewhat, a system was in place whereby families would move back one hole each time they birdied or eagled and ahead one tee block for every bogey. This resulted in some very good golfers effectively playing the “tips” most of the round. Given that, it is all the more impressive that the Scramble was won by the Birds, with a score of -15.
Proceeds from the Scramble went towards a hospitality suite at the hotel, where new and old families alike gathered in the evening and chatted, played cards and watched UFC well into the night.
It rained heavily both Wednesday and Thursday nights, but the weather for both golf days was fantastic and the course was in beautiful condition. Things went smoothly throughout the day and everyone was off the course and showered/changed within 5 1/2 hours.
The banquet that followed was very nice,, with table served meals served in a spacious and well appointed hall at the course. Three strategically located screens allowed the projection of several dozen digital pictures taken throughout the day, making for some fun conversation at the tables as they recalled recent antics on the course.
The Lauer and Waite families emceed events effectively, with the last of the prizes and awards handed out shortly before 7:30pm.
At the conclusion of the banquet, John Nash was introduced as the Father of the following year’s host family, whereupon he announced that the 2008 Father and Three Sons Tournament would be held at Firerock Golf Club in London, Ontario.