4th Installment of the Patrick Dooley Memorial Golf Tournament

Patrick Dooley was a promising young golfer, ready to graduate from high school and planning to enroll in the Kwantlen Turf Management diploma program.

Sadly, Patrick passed away from a sudden illness before getting a chance to pursue his dreams.  In hopes of creating a legacy to help others with similar aspirations, his family and KPU Turf Club began the Patrick Dooley Memorial Scholarship Fund to annually support two worthy KPU Turf Management students. 

On April 26, 2019, the KPU Turf Club hosted the 4th Annual Patrick Dooley Memorial Golf Tournament at Mayfair Lakes Golf Course in Richmond to raise funds for the scholarship and celebrate Patrick’s memory.  

Weather was ideal for the one o’clock shotgun start with 92 golfers enjoying Steve May and crew’s excellent preparation of the course.  As per tradition, KP’s, Long Drives, Putting and Chipping contests were part of the action along with the popular, and competitive, marshmallow smash/long drive! WCTA President Travis Olson lines up for the long putt contest.  Too bad, the putt was already drained by WCTA Exec. Director just a few moments earlier!   Image credit Jerry Rousseau.

Ron Marchuck, retired KPU Horticulture Program Instructor, stops by the ever-popular Tiki Bar located conveniently at the corners of hole #8 and 18.  Image credit Jerry Rousseau.

Just some good ‘ole boys, never meaning no harm…  Rob Yates, Steve Haggard, Sean Healy and Spencer Grundy (all KPU Turf Grads!).  Image courtesy Kwantlen Turf Club

Kelly Fraser, Jack Poitras, Glen Atamanik, Steve Broccolo.  Image courtesy Kwantlen Turf Club

Host Supe Steve May, John Taylor, Nik Wall, Jake Dueck.  Image courtesy Kwantlen Turf Club

The WCTA Executive, Peter Sorokovsky, Travis Olson and Cam Watt.  Image courtesy Kwantlen Turf Club  

The Champs!  Sam Brevis, Phil Holmberg, Stuart George and Dan Fast with Tiki Bar Host Paul Berry.  Image courtesy Kwantlen Turf Club

At the end of the day, the winning team was Westerra/Vermeer BC captained by Dan Fast!  However the most impressive accomplishment was raising $8,000 for the Patrick Dooley Memorial Scholarship Fund and Turf Research!

2019 Pat Dooley Award Winner Corey Hewlet (centre) with Steve & Preet Dooley.  Image courtesy Kwantlen Turf Club

This year’s Patrick Dooley Award winner was announced at the banquet, congratulations to Corey Hewlet for a job well done!   

Thank you to the turf industry guys who brought teams to this event: Jason Hooper, Dan Fast, Spencer Grundy, Glen Atamanik, Steve Peardon, Duncan Longridge, Josh Carlsen and John Taylor/Nik Wall. 

Special thanks to the turf industry Tee Sponsors:

Taylors Turf Care, Westerra/Vermeer BC, WCTA, BCGSA, NCGOA, BCGA, STC, JCL Ag Services, Premier Pacific Seeds, BC Plant Health Care, Farm Tek,  Keso Turf, RF Binnie, Terra Equipment, Terralink, Target Specialty Products, Prairie Coast Equipment, English Lawns, Evergro, Target, Brett Young, West Coast Golf Group, Western Turf Farms, EZ-Go/Cushman, Overton Environmental and Cedar Crest Lands!

And of course the KPU Turf Club members who worked hard to make this day a huge success:  Josh Carlsen, Duncan Longridge, Jason Morgan Kaleb Fisher and Ksenia Thurston.

Stan Kazymerchyk
KPU Turf Management Instructor