On September 27, the annual Fr. Jack O’Brien Golf Classic was held at Angus Glen Golf Club in Markham, Ontario. More than 70 golfers enjoyed a beautiful day on the North Course at Angus Glen.
After an afternoon of golf and fine weather, everyone gathered in the club house to enjoy a wonderful dinner, with wine sponsored by GrapeBrands Fine Wine and Spirits.
Prizes were awarded to the best players, with the foursome of James Munro, Andrew Rawls, Bruce Cooke and Frank Pinelli from Dignity Memorial/Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home & Chapel successfully defending their first place 2016 title. Among the new features at the 2017 tournament was a unique “Beat the Pro” contest where each golfer was able to test his/her skill level against the “pro” - Jesuit Curtis McKenzie.
Special thanks to our gold sponsor: Towerhill Insurance Brokers Inc.; silver sponsors: Neil Conway, and Michael Wren of Miller Thomson, and additional sponsors, donors and auction purchasers. A particular word of thanks to our hard-working golf committee which included Chair George Longo, Masako Oishi, Neil Conway, Matt Dawson, Fr. Robert Foliot, SJ, and Frank MacGrath.
The golf tournament, held in memory of Jesuit Father Jack O’Brien, was created to help bring together like-minded individuals hoping to broaden the reach of the Jesuits and to reflect the international scope of the Society of Jesus.