News and Events
Volume 1 - Edition 12
May 2005

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 Bob Stuart.  

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 more.

Spots are filling up quickly. The golf committee suggests you sign-up as soon as possible by contacting Sue Chapman or Stephan MallinsonThe deadline to register is Friday, May 27.  People are encouraged to sign-up as a foursome, twosome or as an individual.

“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 Sue Chapman.

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 Sue Chapman.

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

Can I 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.   

Can I go for the meal only?
Yes.  Meal only tickets are available for $15.  These tickets can be purchased from Sue Chapman or Stephan MallinsonThey 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.

 Is 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.

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