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 Wyman’s captures 5th Onion golf title

Charity tourney raises more than $50,000 for hospice, palliative care.

LAKESIDE - Jasper Wyman & Son won its 5th Brian McGuire Memorial Golf
Tournament (The Onion) title on Saturday, August 7, but by the narrowest of
margins.  Wyman’s, captained by Terry Kelly, posted a 58 low net, tied with a rookie Atlantic Shellfish #2 squad captained by Jim Day. The tie was broken by retrogression
with Wyman’s posting a 28 on the back nine, compared to 29 for Atlantic Shellfish. It was the first time in the tourney’s history there was a tie at the top. The 13th annual event raised more than $50,000 for hospice and palliative care across P.E.I. On hand Saturday were Nancymarie Arsenault, executive director of Hospice P.E.I., and Dr. Mireille Lecours, director of the provincial palliative care centre and honorary tourney chairperson. Other members of the winning team, supported by the local wild blueberry company, included Joe Dunphy, Joe MacDonald and Stephen (Lefty) Dunn. All are members at the Links at Crowbush Cove, host of the 13th annual charity event. Other members of the Belvedere-based runner-up team were Kenny Innis, Ryan Innis and C.J. Keliher. This year’s fundraiser pushes the 13-year total to over $490,000, split evenly between hospice and palliative care. Only three other teams have won the Onion title — Team USA 3, APM 3 and The Mount. Organizers had targeted $500,000 as its fundraising goal and the host Onion committee has announced that the 14th and final Onion will take place on Sunday,
July 31, 2022.
The Onion committee held a fundraiser and other events in 2020 but without the
golf tournament because of Covid restrictions. “It will be our first Sunday tourney,” said host co-ordinator Bill McGuire. “Rodd’s Crowbush Resort is booked with weddings every Saturday next summer because of Covid postponements the past two years so we have to switch to Sunday in order to hold a final wrap-up banquet. “But the next day is the August 1 civic holiday so it will give teams, organizers, volunteers and travelers an extra day off.” McGuire said that due to Covid protocols, there was no banquet this year and the tournament itself was held under a Covid operational plan approved by the
province’s chief public health office. Covid travel restrictions prevented a number of regular teams from taking part but the host committee tapped into a waiting list and a full field of 36 teams and 144 golfers teed off Saturday morning under warm, sunny skies. Saturday’s Onion boasted its first all-female team of golfers which included Karen Rowell, Jill Ellis, Kathie Gallant and Joanne MacDonald. “We hope to end our 14-year run on a positive note next year with a full tournament, all the usual supporting events and a final banquet to recognize our many supporters over the years,” said McGuire.

​A complete list of teams and results can be found here.


A list of winners from draws and events during the 13th annual Onion held August
7th at the Links at Crowbush Cove:

Callaway Epic Flash Driver - Phillip Pollard, Island EMS;
Putter, donated by Stanhope Golf and Country Club (Merlin Affleck) - Kyle
Chaisson, Sod Sailors;
50/50 Draw ($550) - Jacob Dockendorff, Atlantic Shellfish #1;
Closest to the pin on #17, $125 cash prize to men and women) donated by
Rooney Memorial; Ian Coffin, Beaver Valley Boys; and Joanne MacDonald,
Diamonds in the Rough

Men’s Longest drive — Kevin McClintick, Cooke Insurance
Women’s longest drive — Hazel Gallant, The Old Hackers;
Most honest team — Ottawa Connection, (John, Robert, Joseph and Rose
Past the pond draw (#16), 2 flex packs for the Charlottetown Islanders - Evan
Myers of ARCHwork Studio Inc;
Bogside Brewing Tour and Sampling - Andrew Handrahan, Morell Credit Union;
Keg donated by Bogside Brewing - Paul Jackson, The Bogey Men;
2 flex packs from Charlottetown Islanders - Mike Kelly, Kelly Mix;
Calgary Flames golf shirt - John Kelly, Kelly Mix,
UPEI prize pack — Greg Perry, Traveling Bilberries
UPEI prize pack - Paul Runighan, PE Mussel King
Anne of Green Gables store gift basket - Jerry MacKinnon, Bay Boy Truckers;
$100 gift card from Julio’s Seafood and a $50 gift card to DJ’s ice cream bar in St.
Peter’s donated by the family of the late Stuart MacEwen - Ben MacCallum, The
Closest to the line — Caellum McGuire, The Savage Witches
2 Fox Meadows golf passes - John Chaisson, Island Coastal;
2 Avondale passes - Brad Trivers from Provincial Government;
2 Glasgow Hills passes - Shawn Murphy, Bay Boy Truckers.

How to donate:

E-transfer payments will be gratefully accepted (on-line or in person at your banking institution) via: theoniongolf@gmail.com

Those donations go directly into the Onion’s Morell Credit Union account which is set up for auto-deposit, meaning that when anyone sends an e-transfer to that email, it will automatically go into the Onion account at Morell CU, without people having to submit a security question. This will make it easier and more convenient for everyone. Donors can email that same address, theoniongolf@gmail.com, with their mailing address so they can receive their full tax deductible receipt from Hospice care.


By cheque payable to:

The Onion (Brian McGuire Memorial Golf Tournament)
c/o Sherry Winters
P.O. Box 196
Morell, P.E.I.
C0A 1S0

For more information, contact Bill McGuire (cell 902-314-4606) or e-mail <billmcguire260552@gmail.com

Silver sponsors:

Brian McGuire Memorial Golf Tournament

Thank You!  The Onion raises $54,250 for hospice and palliative care!

A complete list of teams and results can be found here.