The 40th annual Côte Saint-Luc Golf Classic will take place on Thursday, July 4, starting at 7am at the Meadowbrook Golf Course, followed by a special awards banquet at 1pm at the Aquatic and Community Centre honouring former city councillor and long-time high school teacher Allan J. Levine.
Councillors Mike Cohen and Steven Erdelyi are co-chairs for the event, which is expected to attract 120 golfers. Players can compete in the Masters group (age 65 and older) or the Eagles group (age 64 and younger).
Sponsors and speakers
The title sponsors are Marc Ezerer and Hagay Brener from Vantage Realty Group (vantagerealtygroup.ca), Michael Maislin of Total Customs Services (totalcustoms.ca), Mitch Heft and Tony Lapia from Orangetheory Fitness (otfsomerled.ca), businessperson Mitch Garber, Silver Star Mercedes Benz, McDonald’s Côte Saint-Luc, and Quartier Cavendish. The guest speaker will be Global TV hockey analyst Brian Wilde. He will be introduced by Golf Classic Honourary Chair Alan Maislin, president of the Board of Directors of the CIUSSS West-Central-Montreal and a well plugged-in member to the professional sports scene.
Allan J. Levine was a member of Côte Saint-Luc City Council for more than 30 years. He also taught math and science at Wagar High School for more than three decades, where for a number of years he doubled as the driver’s education instructor. Well-known for his great sense of humour, he remains active in the community today as president of the Brigadier Frederick Kisch Branch 97 of the Royal Canadian Legion, a position he holds with great pride as a tribute to his late father who was a veteran. Allan has also played an important role in the local tennis community.
The format for the Golf Classic is called “Scramble” and is quite popular in today’s golf outings. This helps speed up the game for all players and is being introduced as a result of many requests from previous participants. The players decide which golfer hits the best shot off the tee and then all players from that foursome play their next shot from that point. Play continues from hole to hole in the same fashion for the rest of the outing. The Hole-in-One contest will be back at the 11th hole. A hole-in-one will bring you a Mercedes-Benz on a free loan for a weekend.
In case of thunderstorms on Thursday, July 4, the luncheon will proceed with festivities at the Aquatic and Community Centre (5794 Parkhaven Ave.) and golf will be postponed until Thursday, July 11. The same starting times will be honoured at Meadowbrook Golf Club (8370 Côte Saint-Luc Rd.).
The registration fee is $35 (tax included), which includes nine holes of golf, a catered sit-down buffet luncheon, award-winning trophies for contests such as Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin, and the opportunity to win one of many door prizes.Guest fees for non-players who wish to attend the luncheon is $20/person.
Once again, donations will be accepted for the the Pierre Brunet Parks and Recreation Bursary Fund sponsored by local McDonalds Restaurants Cote Saint-Luc Shopping Centre franchisee Pierre Brunet. This helps families who cannot afford to register their child in a program and takes into account requests from children with special needs as well.
For more information contact Alvin Fishman at [email protected] or call 514-485-6806.