Saturday,  July 11, 2020  5:19 am

Fore! Skål Toronto's 64th annual golf tournament tees off at Lionhead

Fore! Skål Toronto's 64th annual golf tournament tees off at Lionhead
From left: Nicole Bursey, Rita Polegris, Denise Heffron, Denise Luciani
Michael Pihach

Michael Pihach is an award-winning journalist with a keen interest in digital storytelling. In addition to PAX, Michael has also written for CBC Life, Ryerson University Magazine, IN Magazine, and Michael joins PAX after years of working at popular Canadian television shows, such as Steven and Chris, The Goods and The Marilyn Denis Show.

Travel pros hit the links at Lionhead Golf and Country Club in Brampton, ON, yesterday (Aug. 21) at Skål Toronto/Toronto North’s 64th annual golf tournament.

The sold-out event gave more than 100 Skål members and sponsors an opportunity to mix and mingle in a fun setting, staring with lunch, followed by an afternoon of golf, and concluding with a cocktail reception and dinner, which included silent and live auction prizes.

The 2019 Skål Toronto golf tournament committee.

As the official photographer for this year's tournament, PAX held a putting contest, which awarded one lucky participant (CWT’s Una O'Leary) a $300 Visa gift card.

The day also featured speciality hole prizes, including Closest to the Keg, Men’s Closest to the Pin, Women’s Closest to the Pin, Men’s longest Drive and Women’s Longest Drive.

From left: Beth Fleeton, Raina Williams, Denise Graham, Scot Bagnole“This is the only organization in the world that brings all parts of tourism industry together,” Paul Durand, president of Skål Canada, told PAX at the event. 

Durand, a Skål member of 14 years, flew in from Edmonton, Alberta, to spend the day with his fellow Skålleagues.

He wore his official Skål regalia, which features the names of the club’s past presidents, and the year they were president, engraved on 70 silver little plates.

Richard Eve (left) and Fred Azouz.

The day represented the first time that Skål Toronto and its Toronto North chapter have collaborated on the tournament.

“When you have multiple clubs getting together and have events like this, it’s incredible,” Durand said. “You get set in your ways when it’s always the same people, but when you have that mix of a couple of groups, it brings it to another level.”

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