The 2017 Family Scramble/Practice round was played on Thursday, August 17th at Whirlpool Golf Course. In keeping with the Ontario summer that has been, the weather for the day was predictably unpredictable. With 20 of 29 tournament families participating in the unofficial event (a record!), it meant wide range of tee off times and depending on when a family went out, they experienced more or less of clear sunny skies, lots cloudy skies, misting rain or outright downpours.
Despite the inconsistent weather, some families were dialed in and able to go low on the day. A “New Family”, the Leons, announced their presence in the tournament by going -16, but it was the Vickers family (2nd year) who carded the winning score of -17.
Following the round, golfers were greeted by the Host Families and treated to a generous spread of appetizers and finger food in the clubhouse while getting a chance to mingle, catch up and compare notes on the day.