Our 2018 Event

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Group Photo, June 23, 2018. Click to see larger version!

Lads and Dads Canada

Peter Coleridge, President, Prostate Cancer Canada, Tom Rayner, Dad’s Captain and Winner 2018, Bob Lank, Founder

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Ken Foreman and Tom Rayner shake hands before the sudden death shootout June 23, 2018!


Dear Lads & Dads Attendees and Invitees!

Wow what a finish on the links of Duntroon Highlands on Saturday! Over the last 8 years it was tied 4-4 in team victories per the trophy. TSN’s ratings were reported to be the highest since The Master’s!!!

“After 5 grueling hours of tournament golf in the thick moist air of the highlands, the Lads & Dads were tied at 5 ½ points each! This required a sudden death, one shot playoff, closet to the hole. Each Team picked their Champion; Ken Foreman for the Lads and Tom Rayner for the Dads. They were taken by cart to the 100 yard marker at hole #9 by Tony Rubes, the Pro. The Lads won the toss and shot first with Ken hitting the green about 40 feet from the pin, now the pressure was on. Tom stepped up and swung confidently, hit the green and rolled to within 30 feet to win the tournament for the Dads!”

This was again a successful year in support of Prostate Cancer Canada and we will net about $2,000 after all expenses. We were delighted to meet and welcome Peter Coleridge, President and CEO of PCC to the tournament. We had 42 golfers at the shot gun start the same as L&D #10. The skies threatened rain all day but our secret weapon, Dave Devall, kept our hair dry…even Gary Wilson’s! On the food front, feedback indicates that the food was enjoyed by all (well done Tim and staff).

Here are the tournament winners and details plus a few pictures are attached:
Winning TEAM – The Dads, and the L&D Champion’s Trophy, and jacket
Lowest score winning team – Tom Rayner/Andrew Fox (72)
Lowest Score losing team – Kirk Simpson/Ken Foreman (66)
Closest to the pin #3 – Luis Sodoma
Closest to the pin #13 – Steve Carota
Long Drive #6 – Luis Sodoma
Longest Drive #17 – Stefan Pejic
Most honest golfer – still being fought over but we did have volunteers!
Judy Lank Memorial Fashion Award – Ryan and Simon Gilmartin
(still looking for a trophy for the Fashion Contest)

Congrats to all the winners and our thanks again to Norm, Debbie, Tony and all the Duntroon staff, for all your help plus a special thanks to the ladies who helped judging the Fashion contest, always tough with so much talent!

Other thanks to Ron and Dave for heading up the rules committee, Gary Wilson as Prize Captain aided by Adam Lank for presentations. Thanks to all the attendees who brought prizes for the table. Thanks to the registration staff: Patti Hulme, Debra Leggatt and Harriet Freedman for making us all feel welcome!. Finally another big shout out to Ron Foreman for all the website and registration work, plus Kirk Simpson for launching the online VISA payment system. Finally, thank you to the folks who did not play but donated on line to the L&D website for PCC!

We hope to see you all next year for Lads & Dads #12 on Saturday June 22, 2019 and our goal is to fill the course with 72 golfers.

Have a great and safe summer and don’t miss a moment with family and friends. We know your individual golf games will be under the positive influence of Jake’s…”Blessing of the Balls” so enjoy every moment!!

Robert the Lank

Download the PDF version of the invitation to send to your friends

If you can’t make it this year please consider a donation to Prostate Cancer Canada!

April 2018
Dear Lads & Dads,

The Lads and Dads #11 will be held Saturday, JUNE 23, 2018 at The Duntroon Highlands Golf & Country Club! On that day there will be a flash of plaid, pink hounds- tooth and all manner of fashionable (?) golf attire unleashed on the Highlands of Duntroon!

You have been invited because you probably fall into one of these categories:

  • You are a past attendee in good standing from a past L&D event
  • You have not attended before but indicated that you were interested in the 2018 event
  • Your wife/girlfriend/partner/friend/Lad/Dad has entered you and this is a complete surprise!
  • You have been selected because of your golf abilities?
  • None of the above

Mark your calendars: JUNE 23, 2018, 12 noon, Shotgun at 1pm. We are back at the Duntroon Highlands for the 7th year. Thank you Debbie and Norm! Please consider who else you can invite as we hope to move from 42 golfers last year to 60, maybe 72 this year! We only need 3 or 4 Lads and/or Dads to invite one more team, and we‘d be at 72! Remember the proceeds go to Prostate Cancer Canada.

Lads and Dads Golf Ontario Canada

The Lads & Dads trophy has been updated to reflect the Lads victory in 2017!

We have a few improvements to share as a result of past feedback:

  • It no longer rains in the Highlands (thank you Dave Devall)!
  • We have a much more robust Lads and Dads website thanks to Ron Foreman.
  • Thanks to Kirk Simpson at Wave Accounting we will again be able to pay using VISA on line, as we did last year! The contribution this year is $140 (the same as last year).
  • We have will have a L&D invitation that Prostate Cancer Canada has created for us, and I will share and you can send to other interested parties.
  • The Dads will have access to the range on June 23rd and the Lads will be in the bar, no exceptions!
  • Yes, the Judy Lank Memorial Fashion contest is ON!

Isn’t it great to be playing GOLF again! Please see a wee bit of history below! Start talking it up! Our goal is 60 golfers!



2008 final
2009 final
2010 final
2011 final
2012 final
2013 final
2014 final
2015 final
2016 final
2017 final
2018 plan
Osler Brook
-4 golfers
-8 golfers
-12 golfers
-20 golfers
-28 golfers
-38 golfers
-34 golfers
-46 golfers
-48 golfers
-42 golfers
-60 golfers

If you can’t make it this year please consider a donation to Prostate Cancer Canada!