30th annual golf tourney raises $30,000 for hospital

The Dave Ellis Pro-Am Annual Golf Tournament celebrated its 30th year in support of the South Muskoka Hospital Foundation on June 6.

Twenty-five golf professionals and 75 amateurs raised $30,000 for the Hospital Foundation in the tournament’s 30th year at the Muskoka Lakes Golf and Country Club.

The team of Tony Martin (Westmount Golf & C.C.), Marco Durante, Steve Lowden and Paul Feick won this year’s tournament. The professional with the best score at the Tournament was Greg Downer from Taboo Muskoka Resort.

Co-organizer Dave Bacon says “A big thank you goes out to the continued support of the amateurs and professionals that participate each year, the many sponsors and donors, and the Muskoka Lakes Golf and Country Club.”

Dave Ellis was the son of a Bracebridge physician and became an incredibly well-respected golf pro at the Muskoka Lakes Golf & Country Club. His passion for life, people and the game of golf was infectious and his friends are still involved in organizing the event every year.

Photo: Organizers Dave Bacon, Adam Wallace, Leslie Cleveland and professional Jordan Nathan present a novelty cheque for $30,000 to Dr. Kent Phillips and Ron Austin, representing the South Muskoka Hospital Foundation, from the 2016 Dave Ellis Pro- Am held June 6, 2016. (photo credit Ericka Ferguson)

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