Saturday, January 3, 2015

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Hi Gang,

As I had mentioned, Liam is Cooper's favourite cousin as Liam looked after him playing at the Egan Cup.  Then the day after Christmas a parcel arrived from Liam and Alex for Ty, Cooper and Sam. They were excited to open it and this is what they send them.

They love M & Ms and they were so happy and then they looked a little closer and this is what they saw on the M & Ms.



The one on the left says from Ottawa to London with love.  Liam and Alex are in the middle and the one on the right says Egan Putt Champs. Liam and Alex have won back to back Egan Putts.   It was a great gift and the kids loved it.

But then after New Year's an emailed arrived with this photo from Doug of the Egan Cup at the home of Three Champions and a message under neath.


Should auld Egan Cup Champions and Competitors be forgot, and never brought to mind?"

I don't know how that Scot got into this Beloved Irish Clan but what I do know is that the Egan Cup is coming to Ottawa this year to stay.

Happy New Year Everyone.

Original Egan Cup Champ.


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

A Great Video on the Putting Contest.

Hi Gang,

George just sent me this video of the putting contest.  The best part of the video is Cooper shaking hands with Liam.  If you remember - Ty and Liam were in a sudden death playoff with Liam winning.  When we got back to Ottawa I said to Cooper that it was too bad that Ty didn't win.  He said:  "Papa I was hoping that Liam won."  From the video you can see he did.  I thought that he would have been cheering for Ty as he sees him all the time but he was really taken with Liam, age 15, as he looked after him in the arcade and sat with him at dinner.  When Cooper came home he even wrote Liam a letter.  Check it out.

Do my nephews and nieces of mind remember your days at this age?

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Great stuff.

Gerry

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Here is the Egan Cup Photo for 2014 just before the banquet.

Hi Gang,

Judy took this and it is great.  You have to click on the photo to see everyone.

2014 Egan Cup
There was almost 50 of us for dinner.

Enjoy.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

We Have A Female Champion For The First Time!

Hi Gang,

History has been made and the new Egan Cup Champ on August 3rd, 2014 is  Annette:


And most important of all is that she had a great game of golf.  She shot a 108 and will prove to be an ambassador for upcoming female Egan Cup Champs.  She was drinking wine from the Egan Cup all night and many heard her say that she is taking the Egan Cup to a new venue next year.  She is booking the cabins at Magaguadavic Lake for a week so she can relive her youth and win again.  Of course that was after two Egan Cups full of wine.

The competition for the first female champion was stiff as the 79 year old McGuire Matriarch played golf in the Egan Cup for the first time.  Have a look at her style:

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What a swing.  We had a total of 25 golfers, and I use the term loosley, with 9 females playing for the Egan Cup.  The weather was sunny and warm and there was no rain to dampen our spirits.

Golfer Pat, missing last year, shot the low round of the day with a 79 but younger brother Gerry, who had a medical excemption last year, gave him a scare when he was leading him by three shots after the first two holes.  I finished with an 82 followed by Doug with an 84 and Sean with an 87.  Then came Tim with a 93 followed by Leo with a 94.  Then Liam had a 95 and almost beat his Father.  Now wouldn't that be something to write about.  I will not embarrass the other golfers by listing their scores.

The highlight of the day was when Liam and Adam played in the regular Egan cup as they are both now 15 and they put a lot of the other golfers to shame on the links.

The Egan Putt contest was another exciting one.  It started off with the youngest to the oldest, Cooper, Ty, Brayden, Allison, Alex, Adam, Megan and Liam.  Everyone had three chances at an 8 foot putt.  Ty and Liam were the only ones who got it in and they were advanced to the second round.  The excitement was building with hundreds of golfers watching.  The second round was empty as no one made a putt.  It was on to the third round and my Grandson drilled one into the hole.  Then Liam started and he was lucky enough to get two putts in the hole and won the Egan Putt for 2014.  The presentation was done by last year's winner Alex to brother Liam.  The Egan Cup rules committee has received a protest that Liam and Adam should not have competed because they are now regular golfers on the Egan Cup Tour.  The Rules Committee will meet soon to make a decision on this protest.

It was great to see Gaye at the Egan Cup after her two months in hospital.  Nurse George has been given all the credit but he was too tired out to play golf.  Next year he will win.

Now there are three champs in Leo's family, who runs the Egan Cup and the scoring system with Pat. Interesting.  There was also another first as we now have the first husband and wife Egan Champs.












The 8th year of the Egan Cup has come to an end but Sam is confused with it all as you can see from this photo.  Of course George is also confused.



Until next year.

2007 Egan Cup Champ.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Egan Cup 2014

Hi Gang,

Time to start booking again this year at the

Nottawasaga Inn Resort & Conference Centre
6015 Highway 89, Alliston, ON, L9R 1A4
Alliston: 705-435-5501
Toll Free: 800-669-5501
Fax: 705-435-5840   

It all starts on Friday August 1, 2014 and continues until Monday morning.  Golf is on the Sunday again.

Cost per room is $130 and the golf is $62 plus taxes.  Call to Group Reservation 556415 to book.

I don't know why they let us back year after year.

Gerry


Thursday, August 15, 2013

2013 Egan Cup!

Hi Gang,

There is a new Champion for 2013 and here he is:

Randy is our new Champion and he is seen here giving his acceptance speech with the Egan Cup and the green jacket given to him by 2012 Champ Shawn.  He was humble in his speech about this great honour.  He did not talk about his round of golf.

It was very close again this year with about 6 golfers one shot back but Randy came through with a Callaway System 71.  Another year has now gone by without a female Champion.  What is wrong with the women?

Pat and Doreen were missed from the Originals as was past champion Steve.  Of course a lot would say that they saw Pat playing and as photos don't lie maybe he was there.  Check these out:


He must have been there as he bought beer from the Beer Girl.

As you can see from the photos it was a cool and sunny day and there was a bit of rain for about a hole but I didn't get wet a bit as I was watching the golf on TV, drinking rum as I couldn't play because of my recent gall bladder surgery.  I am sure I could have won it this year.

The day before saw the Father and Son nine hole tournament.  We were all around watching them tee off which made them nervous.  Check out the teams.



On a sad note, because Pat and I didn't play this year, an Original did not win the low gross (best score).  Pat and I were very concerned about this as we gave the torch to Leo and George to keep the tradition going.  Alas they let us down.  Tim was the winner with a great score of 81.

After golf we all gathered at the putting green to see who was going to be the Egan Putt Champ this year.  We ran it a bit different this year.  We picked a spot 8 feet from one hole and each golfer got three balls to putt.  The winner was the one that made the most putts.  There was a Junior and Senior putt off.  The Juniors started first and it was a close match.  Liam was the reigning Champion but was no match for his sister Alex who got two balls in compared to one ball for Liam.  Allison, Adam and Ty were shut out.  The Senior division saw 20 golfers taking a chance and it was a tie at the end of the first round.  Steve and Karen both put 3 balls in.  A second round was played and Steve ended up the Senior Egan Putt Champion.

Liam had to give his younger sister the trophy at the banquet.  He didn't say much but Alex gave a brilliant speech:


Leo had booked the banquet room for the meal and the presentation this year with a buffet dinner of chicken and ribs.  It was great as we could all stay in one place and party.  Ainsley Reid was the hit of the talent show and just wouldn't stop singing songs and telling jokes.  Megan was there as MC.  Thanks for dropping by David and Juilet again this year.



I am happy to say that no one was run over this year by a golf cart and no one ended up in the hospital.  There are many more stories to tell but I just can't remember them.

Here are the teams this year.







Thanks Leo and Shawn for putting on a great 2013 Egan Cup.



Gerry
First Egan Cup Champ

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Egan Cup 2013

Hi Family,

It is time to get your new outfits and practising for the 2013 Egan Cup.  Again this year it is on the long weekend in August 2/5 with the golf on Sunday.  Hope everyone can make it.

The rules for the Egan Putt will be changing this year as the Chairman is planning a Egan Putt contest from 12  Ft. 7 inches away with an elimination until we get a winner in front of the thousands of fans that will be watching.

The London McGuire's are already practising as you can see in their video.

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Not to be out down by the London McGuire's the Ottawa McGuire's are heavy into making sure the Egan Putt and the Egan Cup come back to Ottawa where they both belong.  Here is their video.



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Hope everyone can make it.