Alf Callowhill triumphs at the Golf Trends/Golf Pride USA PGA of Ontario Assistants' Championship


Alf Callowhill triumphs at the Golf Trends/Golf Pride USA

PGA of Ontario Assistants' Championship

For Immediate Release


August 8, 2013


FENWICK, ON - Alf Callowhill will have his name engraved on The Earl Morris Trophy as the winner of the 2013 Golf Trends/Golf Pride USA PGA of Ontario Assistants' Championship.


Playing in the third to last group of the day after shooting an opening round 2-under par, 69 at Peninsula Lakes Golf Club, the teaching professional from The Academy at Glen Abbey GC, broke loose with a sizzling 6-under par, 65 to finished the two-day event at 8-under, 134.


Callowhill walks away with a winner's cheque for $3,360 and his name on The Earl Morris Trophy that was first won back in 1954 by Peter Hildrop of Chedoke GC in Hamilton. It has since been won by the likes of; Herb Rudney, Bob Rose, Herb Holscheiter, Irv Lightstone, George Knudson, Bob Panasik, Norm Hunt, Mark Maue, Mike Mealia and many others.


"Now that I have had a closer look at the trophy for the first time it's pretty awesome to see the past winners and know that my name will be added to it," Callowhill said as he posed for photos with it.


Callowhill started the day three strokes behind Day One leader Michael Sheppard, the Director of Instruction at the Momentum Golf Academy at Royal Ontario Golf Club, who opened the tourney with a 66. However, Sheppard didn't keep up with the pace finishing T6 with a closing round 74.


In the opening round, Callowhill birdied No. 8 and No. 9 with a couple of impressive par-saves to finish at 2-under. In the second round, he once again birdied No. 8 and No. 9 to get to 2-under, but on the back he lit it up with birdies on Nos. 11, 12, 16 and 18 and just missed a couple of others. He had just 25 putts in the final round.


The last couple of times in this tournament, Callowhill had finished in the Top-10 on both occasions having played bogey free rounds over the last 18 holes, so he knew he should be able to post a score under par. "I think I'm still in a little shock that I won today. I don't think it has quite set in," Callowhill said, noting it was his first individual victory in a PGA of Ontario Championship. "It's very gratifying to win this championship because I have been working very hard to improve my game. Going into the tournament, I wanted to shoot under par in the opening round, because I have struggled in the past to shoot a good number. When I did that it gave me a good chance for being in contention on the second day."


When all was said and done at Pen Lakes, Callowhill headed back to Rattlesnake Point GC to play golf with some of his junior players and help them with their games.


Brad Kerfoot from Maple Downs G&CC (69-68) and David Crawford from Mystic Golf Club (69-68) finished T2 at 5-under, 137. Playing on his home turf, Colin Murray (70-68) finished T4 with Ron Kenesky (67-71) from Twenty Valley G&CC at 4-under, 138.


Golf Trends/Golf Pride USA sales representatives Steve Mallin and Lee French spent the two days connecting and networking with the assistant professionals. "This is a tournament we have been supporting for many years as we like to give back to the guys who are out there supporting and selling our products, especially the golf grips," Mallin said.


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