31st Annual Hadassah Wizo Charity Pro-am
July 15th (Richmond, BC)
Richmond Country Club (36-36) Par 72
$10,000 Pro Purse
Winner’s Share: $2,000
Winner: Bryn Parry, 67 (-5)
Tournament in Review
The 31st Annual Hadassah Wizo Charity Pro-am proved once again to be a wonderful collaboration of BC’s top Professional golfers paired with corporate golfers of the lower mainland where an amazing experience was shared on one of Canada’s Premier Private Golf Club’s, Richmond Country Club.
With pristine golf course conditions once again, Richmond Country Club shined its true colors for the 31st straight year in this, the longest standing Pro-am in BC. The superb course conditions and swirling winds proved to be a genuine test for all 24 Professionals and 96 Amateurs in the event. Firm and fast greens along with some testy pins made positioning in the fairway and on the greens a premium.
At the end of 18 holes, Canada’s #1 Ranked Club Professional Bryn Parry of Seymour Creek Golf Center proved why he is the best, carding a fantastic round of 67 (-5), good for the $2,000 Winner’s Cheque, making it his 2nd consecutive win on the VGT and 3rd win in 3 weeks including his NATIONAL TITLE at the PGA of CANADA Championship. He ousted VGT Tour Player Chris Lee (former WEB.COM player) by one shot and 2 shots over VGT Professional Dean Walters. Lee and Walters collected $1,400 and $1,200 respectively for their fine play.
The top 11 Pros and ties in the field were paid out in the individual Professional competition, and the pros leading their teams to the top 5 spots in the Pro-am competition also collected a bonus cheque on the day.
2013 Hadassah Wizo Winning Teams:
1st Place: 134 Points
Professional Dave Bolton, Neil Johnston, Gary Brassart, Russ Westcott, Gil Semet
2nd Place: 133 points* (winner in retrogression)
Professional Mike Cyndroski, Ron Corber, Earl Winestock, David Stuart, Raymond Greenfield
3rd Place: 133 points
Professional Fraser Mulholland, Barry Turchen, Raymond Kiem, George Hovanes, Dennis Wong
4th Place: 132 points
Professional Chris Lee, Brent Nichols, Allan Belzberg, Trevor Rurak, Peter Cooperberg
5th Place: 130 points
Professional Doug Morgan, Gil Catillo, Doug Crockett, George Ramsay, Dougal Shewan
A total of $10,000 was offered for the Professionals to play for thanks to the hard work of the Hadassah Wizo Committee and a list of dedicated sponsors (see below), some who have supported the Pro-am event for over 25 years.
2013 Hadassah Wizo Sponsors:
Long View Systems
ZLC Financial Group
Cristall Group Investments
West Coast Reduction
The Mandleman Family
The Hadassah Wizo Committee should be extremely proud of themselves, as they have been dedicated to the charity component of this golf event for 31 straight years. Proceeds from this year’s tournament are going to support CHW projects in Israel, benefiting Children, Healthcare and Women; and the Prostate Centre at Vancouver General Hospital.
VGT is proud to have been a part of the Pro-am through its Live Scoring services and helping bring some of BC’s Premier Golf Professionals into the field of this historic event. The event has hosted many top Professionals in its past such as Richard Zokol, Bryn Parry, Phil Jonas and Adam Hadwin – all who have played multiple events on the Canadian Tour, WEB.COM Tour and PGA TOUR.
“We will have the honor of cheering on both Bryn and Adam next week as they play in the 2013 RBC Canadian Open at Glen Abbey” stated VGT Commissioner Fraser Mulholland. “And we will be watching the coverage overseas with great interest where past Hadassah Wizo Pro-am Champion Phil Jonas will be representing VGT and the PGA of BC in the SENIOR BRITISH OPEN at Royal Birkdale next week!”
VGT has a total of 4 Pros who have played our tour (and counting) tee-ing it up at the Canadian Open next week (Eugene Wong, Riley Wheeldon, Roger Sloan). GO VGT PROS!!
“We are extremely grateful of the partnership we have formed with the Hadassah Wizo Pro-am over the past 6 years” states VGT Commissioner Fraser Mulholland. “The event is so well organized and our Professionals really appreciate the special touch having a walking scorer with each group. The Hadassah Wizo Pro-am is a unique event in that it serves not only as a huge fundraising opportunity for two great charities as well as helping promote the development of BC’s local Professional golfers who are aspiring to reach greater heights with their games” states VGT Commissioner Fraser Mulholland. “We are excited to continue partnering with the tournament for many years to come to help support the charities involved and pave the path for our local golf stars on their way to the WEB.COM and PGA TOUR”.
Congratulations to everyone involved with making the 31st Annual Hadassah Wizo Pro-am a resounding success:
- Hadassah Wizo Committee (Judy Mandelman, Jean Cooperberg and your team…fantastic job!!)
- Mark Strong – Richmond Country Club Head Professional & his Pro-shop team. (Thanks for all you did to make it a very smooth event for us!)
- Dave Wood – Richmond Country Club GM (Thanks for yours and the members’ support of this great event. Fantastic execution from all areas of your staff).
- Rick Scott – Richmond Country Club Head Superintendent (Beautiful conditions and perfect set-up for the Pro-am event. Some beauty pins!!)
- All Volunteers including hole spotters, walking scorers, registration, silent auction, banquet organization (Outstanding commitment to service!)
- Chris Woodburn – Food & Beverage Manager and all banquet staff (A gorgeous meal and first class service from your staff)
- VGT Team members (Another great event by the course set-up and scoring team. We could not do it without each and every one of you!)