Closest to Lauers
Over the years a tradition was born...to recognize, in a good spirited way, the family with the highest (worst) gross score. From 1984 to 1988, the Lauer family (Dick, Ralph, Geof and Tim) achieved this feat exclusively.
In 1989, they came up with a way to avoid the dubious honour by donating their namesake trophy. The rule is that it be awarded to the family with the highest gross score - unless that family is the Lauers, in which case it is awarded the family with the second highest score.
Underscoring the spirit of the tournament, which emphasizes fun and friendship over all else, this trophy has been presented ever since. While not exactly coveted, it is the one that seems to draw the loudest cheers and applause from the group.
Closest to the Lauers Winners
|2022||Black Bear Ridge||440||Preszator ( )|
|2021||No Tournament (COVID)|
|2019||The Club at Bond Head||417||Butler (Tom, Jordan, TJ, Quinlan)|
|2018||Copetown Woods - Copetown||407||Golfi (Rob, Dan, Phil, Jeff)|
|2017||Whirlpool - Niagara||424||Waite (Bruce, Jeff, James, Talbot)|
|2016||Rebel Creek - Petersberg||?||McBride (Michael, Joseph, Adam, Christopher)|
|2015||Deer Creek - Ajax||450||Edwards/Ollerenshaw (Gord, Mark, Adam, Russell)|
|2014||Horseshoe Highlands - Barrie||454||Den Ouden (Eric, Mitchell, Kyle, Caleb)|
|2013||Black Bear Ridge - Belleville||432||Clugston (Terry, Scott, Brad, Jeff|
|2012||Battlefield (Legends of Niagara)||?||Nishikawa (Richard, Graham, Kevin, Mark)|
|2011||Tangle Creek - Barrie||405||Nishikawa (Richard, Graham, Kevin, Mark)|
|2010||Hockley Valley - Orangeville||?||Norton (Bruce, Anthony, Cameron, Jeff)|
|2009||Rebel Creek - Petersburg||427||Moro (Mike, Nathan, Zachary, Nicolas)|
|2008||Firerock - London||406||Galati (Tony, Marco, Paulo, Daniel)|
|2007||Tangle Creek - Barrie||McDonald (Graham, Robert, Douglas, James)|
|2006||Peninsula Lakes - Font Hill||McDonald (Graham, Robert, Douglas, James)|
|2005||Pinestone Resort - Haliburton||Herbert (Ross, Wally, Dan, Ted)|
|2003||Mitchell||Finlayson (Fred, Craig, Scott, Todd)|
|2002||Hawke Ridge - Orillia||Ondercin/French|
|2001||Craigowen - Woodstock|
|2000||Horseshoe Valley - Barrie|
|1999||Cranberry Resort - Collingwood||Cooke|
|1997||Craigowan - Woodstock||Campbell|
|1993||Bay of Quinte|
|1992||Sunningdale||Waite (Bruce, John, Jeff, James)|
|1990||Cranberry Village - Collingwood||Lauer|
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