Golfing for a goal
It was ten
years ago that Bob Stuart, Manager, University Machine Services
(UMS) had the idea to organize a golf event to recognize the hard
work of his staff while thanking their clients and suppliers for
their loyalty to The University of Western Ontario. Bob had no idea
the day would grow into such a successful annual event.
“At first it was just Stores and UMS,” says Stuart. “Then the
Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel started to participate, then the Dean’s
Office and now the entire faculty – including faculty, staff and
students – are signing up to participate. It’s great.” Stuart
adds, “The event has really grown over the last ten years
with the help of people such as Sue Chapman and Stephan Mallinson.
We rely on the help and contributions from a number of participants
and vendors to pull off the event.”
The annual event has
grown so much over years a golf committee had to be created to
organize the day. The committee consists of 1 faculty member, 1
Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel Laboratory member, 3 staff members and
All Western Engineering faculty, staff, students and community are
invited to attend this event. Tickets are $30 for engineering
employees; $55 for guests. The day includes: a Texas Scramble (Shotgun start); cart; steak dinner; and silent auction with proceeds to
Discovery Western (DW).
“This is the first year we have incorporated a charity,” explains
Stuart. “We thought it would be nice to support a Western
Engineering student group. This year it is DW; next year we hope to
help someone else.”
Money will be raised for DW through donations by Western
Engineering’s Dean’s Office, UMS and Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel.
There will also be a Closest to the Pin Contest; a 50/50
Draw/Putting Contest; and a Silent Auction with items donated from
the Faculty, suppliers and local businesses. Some prizes and silent
auction items include: home entertainment equipment, golf equipment,
two reserved spots for Discovery Western’s Summer Camp, and much
Spots are filling up quickly. The golf committee suggests you
sign-up as soon as possible by contacting
Sue Chapman or
Stephan Mallinson. The deadline to register is
Friday, May 27. People
are encouraged to sign-up as a foursome, twosome or as an
“I plan to sponsor and golf with two of my graduate students,”
explains Jeff Wood, faculty member in the Department of Mechanical
and Materials Engineering. “It’s a great way for me to thank them
for all their hard work and the cost is minimal. $90 for the three
of us is still less than what you normally pay to enter other
tournaments on your own.”
If you are interested in sponsoring a graduate student, or another
member of Western Engineering, contact
Although the ultimate goal for the day is to get out and have fun,
the golf committee has also set a goal to raise $5000 for DW.
Please help support DW and sign-up today. If you are unable to
participate in the Western Engineering Golf Charity, but would still like to
support DW, please consider sponsoring a student or another member
of Western Engineering; sponsoring a hole; or donating an item to
the Silent Auction. For more information, contact
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get to Pine Knot Golf & Country Club?
A bus will be available to drive people to and from Pine
Knot Golf & Country Club. The bus will arrive on the side road
beside Springett Parking Lot at 8:30 am. It will leave promptly at
8:45 am. Do not be late.
For driving directions to
Pine Knot Golf & Country Club, please visit
rent clubs from Pine Knot Golf & Country Club?
Yes. Rented clubs cost $15. Please note: the clubhouse only
has 10 sets of clubs. If you require clubs, please contact Pine
Knot Golf & Country Club at your earliest convenience. You can
reach Pine Knot Golf & Country Club at 268-2986.
go for the meal only?
Yes. Meal only tickets are available for $15. These
tickets can be purchased from
Sue Chapman or
Stephan Mallinson. They
must be purchased by Friday, May 27.
Meal only ticket holders will have the opportunity to participate in
the 50/50 Draw/Putting Contest and Silent Auction.
there a dress code?
Conventional golf attire must be worn at all times. All
articles of clothing must be clean, free of rips and free of holes.
Shirts or tops must be worn at all times. This dress code applies
to all areas of the club. Examples of acceptable clothing include:
hemmed walking shorts; sleeveless blouses with collars for women
only; traditional slacks, khakis and jeans; denim shorts; shirts
with mock or traditional button collars.