Tight Finish at the 2016 Arthur Hulbert Memorial Championship

9/29/2016

MAC TIER, ON - The Hulbert Memorial Championship began in 1953 after the name sake Arthur Hulbert.  Arthur Hulbert was the Head Professional at Thornhill Golf & CC from 1924 until his sudden death in 1945.  The members of Thornhill and his fellow professionals banded together and held a Pro-Am to raise money to help his family, thus, gave birth to the Hulbert Memorial Fund.  The purpose of the benevolent (Hulbert) Fund is to assist the families of Golf Professionals' in Ontario who struggle through illness, death, or other catastrophic occurrences. 
 
With a brief hiatus in 2014 the Hulbert Memorial Championship, and building off of the 2015 success the Hulbert Memorial Championship was back in full swing in 2016 and although Mother Nature didn't cooperate it was a great day for even a better cause.  Golf Professionals bring three amateurs for two days of an unforgettable Öviinbyrd golfing experience.   Galvin Green sweetened the experience by gifting all participants with a Galvin Green tee gift piece. 
 
After a practice round on Sunday afternoon all players joined together to share in a gourmet plated banquet and shared stories and laughs from the day.
 
The day is about more than just golf but host club Öviinbyrd Golf Club managed to take the stableford tournament capping off an extremely successful couple of days.  Öviinbyrd Golf Club led by Head Professional Jim Currie, and team members Don Green, Tim O'Hara, and Keith Carrigan took the Arthur Hulbert Memorial Championship by one point and only eight points separated the entire field.  Currie said after the round, "we managed to stay out of trouble for most of it and make some good shots under pressure. We worked great as a team.  I would like to thank all the clubs that participated in the event. Without their participation we wouldn't be able to make it the success it is."
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