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    2 THE SUDBURY STAR, WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2012 Northern Ontario's Best Value in Championship Golf SPRING SPECIALS: 18 Holes Golf plus cart plus taxes, only $ 64.95 Monday's July and August: 2 for 1 Huron Pines Golf & Country Club 303 Eldorado Road, Blind River Ontario (3 km west of Blind River) For reservations or more information: (705) 356-1663 Welcome to Huron Pines We are open as of April 5th, and the course weathered very well over the winter and we are playing all 18 holes. The club house has been painted inside and some other repairs to give you a fresh new look. 2012 will be an action packed year as we will be hosting many tournaments which you can see on our events page on our website plus this year we will be adding the NGA Open Senior Championship and Beaver's Reunion Tournament in August. We look forward to your visit to Huron Pines, the greatest 18 hole championship course in the north, complete with driving range and practice area. I hope your experience is an awesome one. Good golf and health to everyone. Your manager, Trevor Kerr-Taylor

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    THE SUDBURY STAR, WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2012 Time to 'Tee it Up' with Terry BRUCE HEIDMAN The Sudbury Star Last summer, Terry Ames promised all those who attended his annual golf tournament that he would host a celebration at Timberwolf Golf Club when he was cancer-free. So circle June 4 on your calender for Tee It Up For Terry at Timberwolf Golf Club, because it's celebration time. The former Timberwolf general manager was declared cancer-free last June and is eager to thank all those who helped he and his family along the way, including all those who have taken part in Tee It Up For Terry in the past. Ames was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma in May 2007 and told he was terminal in March 2008. However, he never gave up hope, never stopped fighting and, with some help, effort and a great attitude, he beat the disease. And golf, long a constant in his life, played a role. "I was lucky I was in this business, because you meet a lot of people and you get close with your members and guests," said Ames, who spent 14 years at Timberwolf and was connected to golf as a youngster when his family owned Cedar Green. "I call it my golf family and the owners and staff have been great and everyone rallied around me and said 'Terry we are here for you.' They were supportive through the treatments financially, they donated the course for the cause for the tournament and they were a big part of it. I am very lucky. Without that support network, it is hard to beat cancer." It was a long, hard journey, however. "I went through lots of chemo and lots of radiation and normally it is a curable one, but I happened to be in the low percentile and it wasn't curable," he said. "So at the end of March 2008, I was declared terminal. They couldn't do anything else for me curative. From there, we started doing different treatments in Canada and then around the world looking for a cure to get me back on my feet." That search was expensive and that's when Ames' golf family jumped in, led by his sister and brother-in-law, Trischa and Barrie Moore. "They decided in August 2008 to run a golf tournament for me," Ames said. "I was off work and doing different treatments and they saw we needed some help, so they started a tournament and called it Tee It Up For Terry. "It filled up in about two weeks. People knew my situation, knew I was terminal and we had a great response and raised a lot of money to help me get the care I needed. We had a great time. Timberwolf was fantastic and took care of us." With his spirits buoyed in part by his golf family, Ames, 39, kept fighting, "I did more travel and in May 2009, they had Tee It Up For Terry II and again it filled up quickly and we had a great time and it raised more funds for me and my family," Ames said. "At that time, I made a promise to everyone when I am cancer-free we will be back here at Timberwolf for a celebration. You don't hear much when people beat cancer, it just goes kind of quiet. Then in July 2011, I got a PET scan that came back free of cancer, so I said let's do it." Ames is a bit embarrassed by hosting another tournament in his honour, now that he is cancerfree, but he desperately wants to help others in the same situation he was in just a short time ago. "I got so much support from people through the golf tournament and elsewhere, whether financially or physically, like cooking us meals and spiritually, I said I want to thank these people and give back and talk about my journey and have a celebration," he said. "But also there are so many people in my situation who need help. They may not be working, or they are travelling to Toronto or whatever and they need help." Those are the people who will benefit from this summer's Tee It Up For Terry. Terry Ames wants to help others who are facing the same situation he was, by hosting this summer's Tee It Up For Terry golf tournament at Timberwolf. Continued on page 15 3 Photo and cover photo by JOHN LAPPA The Sudbury Star

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    4 THE SUDBURY STAR, WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2012 Home of the GONGA Burger & Famous All Day Breakfast Where Friends & Family Get together Affordable Family Dining With 4 Locations to Serve You Better * 1-233 Brady St. Sudbury, ON (705) 670-1770 * 3098 Falconbridge Hwy. Garson, ON (705) 693-9304 Dine In or Take Out * 467 Falconbridge Hwy. Sudbury, ON (705) 521-1451 * 1942 Regent Street Sudbury, ON (705)522-2793 www.gongasgrill.ca FIND YOURSELF... refreshed and rejuvenated! *Massage *Reflexology *Reiki *Laser Hair Removal *Vascular Laser Therapy *SaunaRay Far Infared Sauna* Esthetical Services *LCN Pedique *satin Smooth Waxing Services *Bacial SPA PACKAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST Gift Certificates Available in any denomination 1051 Kingsway * 705-524-7878 All Day Delivery 105 Durham Street *Sudbury, Ontario *705.675.6777 www.allaboutmassage.ca

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    Start your game on the right foot BRUCE HEIDMAN The Sudbury Star They never touch the ball, but they are a crucial part of your golf swing and your golf game, overall. Alright, sure, there might be the odd foot wedge here and there, but for the most part, golf shoes provide the all-important anchor for every shot you make during a round. "You want to start from the ground up," said Bud Munroe, from Discount Golf. "The golf shoe is integral to your game. It controls your lower body so you can use your big upper body muscles for your swing." Selecting the right golf shoe is key to your game. Not only do they provide the anchor for your shot, which allows your upper body to follow through correctly and keep you on target, but a proper-fitting shoe can make walking 18 holes a breeze. The wrong shoe, especially an illfitting pair, can ruin your shot, your day and can make a round of golf an uncomfortable and painful experience. It can even cut your day short. "If the shoes don't fit you properly, you're going to know about it, because you won't be thinking about golf. You will be thinking about how your feet are hurting," Munroe said. "You start with a good quality shoe and you start with a good-fitting shoe. Once the shoe fits, you can concentrate on your game of golf." The variety of golf shoes available nowadays is staggering. Leather, canvas, even golf sandals with plastic spikes, are available in every colour of the rainbow and just about any design you like, from formal to casual and everything in between. You can even get custom-made golf shoes in the colours of your favourite sports team with the logo on them, as well. You can spend as little as $50 on a pair or up to $200 or more. "Shoes are not cheap, but that's where it starts," Munroe said. "If you don't have a goodfitting golf shoe, then your feet start to get sore THE SUDBURY STAR, WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2012 and once your feet get sore, you've lost all mindset of the game of golf because you're thinking 'my feet hurt.' " Metal spikes, a handful of heavy hitting PGA pros aside, have gone the way of wooden woods and are banned at many courses, due to the destruction they wreak on greens and elsewhere. Plastic spikes, much less harmful to the golf course, are the top choice of golfers nowadays, while spikeless golf shoes, just introduced in the last year or so, are becoming more popular all the time. While they don't have spikes, they are covered in short nubs all over the sole of the shoe, giving golfers the grip and anchor they need and added comfort when walking on hard surfaces. You also don't need to replace spikes as you do with plastic ones. "All the pros are going to this new style of a shoe, the spikeless ones," Munroe said. "It started with steel spikes, evolved to plastic spikes and now they are going to the spikeless shoe. They are more comfortable and there is still control. All the companies are coming out with the spikeless shoes. There are still people who prefer the plastic spikes, but this is the way it is going." Another consideration when selecting a shoe is deciding how waterproof you want them to be. While you may or may not golf in the rain, an early morning tee time means the grass is covered in dew, or you may be on the course after a rainstorm. Take into consideration the material of the golf shoe. Leather is still the No. 1 choice, as it is a waterproof, breathable and durable material. A more breathable material, perfect for hot and dry climates, is canvas. As a cheaper alternative to leather, there are synthetic or polyester golf shoes. These shoes are not as breathable or as durable as leather, so they are not as comfortable and you will end up going through more pairs than with leather. You will also find golf shoes that are more suitable for late fall or early spring and extremely soggy conditions, as they are highly waterproofed and thicker. 5

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    6 THE SUDBURY STAR, WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2012 Experience STAY AND PLAY: with Pirate's Cove Deluxe Housekeeping Cottages on the he shore of beautiful Lake Mindemoya and stroll from the convenience of your veranda to the first tee of our own course, the challenging Par 36 nine hole Brookwood Brae Golf Course. * There is still time (and space) to book non-prime (May-June) weekend or weekday packages. * WE HAVE A FEW PRIME (AUGUST) WEEKS LEFT FOR SUMMER 2012! Manitoulin Island's "OLD" Golf Course! Call today and book your stay and play vacation with us! SUMMER '12 GOLF SPECIALS: * Every Sunday after 4:00 pm FREE POWER CART with 2 paid green fees! SENIOR'S * ALL SUMMER 10% OFF GREEN FEES BROOKWOOD BRAE GOLF COURSE www.manitoulin-island.com/ brookwoodbrae WEEKDAY GOLF WITH US: * Tuesday's: LADIES NIGHT * Wednesday's: MENS NIGHT * Thursday's morning: SENIOR'S DAY EVERYONE WELCOME! CALL FOR DETAILS 705-377-4979 Mindemoya At Manitoulin Island (705) 377-4979 Your hosts, John and Cheryl Seabrook, welcome you to Pirates' Cove and Brookwood Brae, a four-season luxury resort for family fun and relaxation. PIRATE'S COVE COTTAGES Deluxe Housekeeping www.manitoulin-island.com/ piratescove

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    Staying on course BRUCE HEIDMAN The Sudbury Star The game of golf has changed plenty during the last four decades, as has the way golf courses themselves are maintained. However, during that span there has been one constant at Cedar Green Golf Course. Gary Laferriere, 70, has been the groundskeeper at the Garson golf course for 42 years, and has no intent of parking his mower any time soon. "I love it," Laferriere said of his life's calling. "I love everything about the work, just being outside every day and it's always something different. I love everything surrounding the golf course and I love the outdoors and being outside." Change has been the one constant in Laferriere's line of work, especially during the last 15 or so years since the sport's popularity has exploded. "Well, I have been through three owners," Laferriere said with a chuckle. "But yes, my job has changed drastically in 42 years. There is a ton of new technology and products and you have to take courses constantly to upgrade yourself. I am 70 and have been doing it for 42 years, but I have to pass tests and I have to study different things. I'm going for a test now and it has been a long time, but it's good. It's not a problem and I'm happy they are going that way. THE SUDBURY STAR, WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2012 "It is a lot different than 42 years ago," he continued. "I used to cut the grass with the lawnmower and not worry about it anymore. We had one machine to cut the fairways, the rough and the tees and everywhere else, but the greens. Now we have four or five different machines to cut with." Golfers have changed, as well. "The golfers are more knowledgeable nowadays," said Laferriere. "Back 25 years ago, you wouldn't see golf like you do on TV now and everyone is watching. They see those courses on TV with a $5-million budget and they think it's supposed to be the same here, but some don't realize that it doesn't quite work that way. But I agree with them, because I want to have the best course we can and we try to do the best we can and it's good for us to better ourselves." Educated golfers are quick to share their thoughts with Laferriere and he does his best to keep them happy. "I definitely hear more from members and golfers now, almost every day, about things we do," he said. "If there is something they don't like, they complain and they tell us. But I like that feedback. I'm not the type of guy who needs accolades. If there is a problem I want to know, because they are the ones who golf every day. I love hearing back from them, because that makes me be a better groundskeeper. If there are no problems, you get lazy. With constant problems, I learn more and the golfers get a better golf course." Taking care of the greens is Laferriere's favourite part of the job. In fact, it has become a passion. "You have to realize having 18 greens is like having 18 kids," he said. "Not every one of them is going to respond or react the same. You will have 10 that are great, five you have to monitor and three you always have problems with." Continued on page 13 7 Gary Laferriere is superintendent at the Cedar Green Golf Club in Garson. JOHN LAPPA The Sudbury Star

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    8 THE SUDBURY STAR, WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2012 Toronto's Closest Hotels to Canada's Wonderland Holiday Inn Express North York 30 Norfinch Drive, North York, Ontario M3N 1X1 Tel: 416.665.3500 Toll Free: 1.800.563.9981 www.hotelsnorthyork.com Packages from $189.99 Room-Only Rate from $109.99 Comfort Inn Toronto North 66 Norfinch Drive, North York, Ontario M3N 1X1 Tel: 416.736.4700 Toll Free: 1.877.436.9457 www.hotelsnorthyork.com Packages from $179.99 Room-Only Rate from $89.99 Value Added Features "Park at the Park" on us! Our Canada's Wonderland Value Package includes Free Parking at the park for one car per room for one day ($15 value) From North:Take Hwy 400 South to Finch Ave. East. At second set of lights turn left onto Norfinch Drive. From Hwy 401:Take Hwy 400 North. Exit at Finch Ave. Go straight onto Norfinch Drive. FIRST SUDBURY FOOD BANK CLASSIC GOLF TOURNAMENT Join us on September 15, 2012 at 12:00 pm at the Timberwolf Golf Club, for our first annual Classic Golf Tournament. There will be a limit of 36 teams in the tournament so register early to ensure that your team gets a chance at a great day of golf, camaraderie and prizes. Play 18 holes at one of Sudbury's finest golfcoursesandhaveachanceatwinning a potential prize giveaway valued at $150,000.00. Registration is only $125.00 per person (team of 4 is $500.00) Registration includes: two golf carts per team, a prize for each player, Roast beef dinner with all the trimmings, coffee and snack at the start and each player will receive a $50.00 ($200.00 for corporate team sponsors) tax receipt. Each player is eligible for several door prizes, 3 opportunities at hole-in-one prizes. Please remember that all proceedsgototheBanque d'aliments Sudbury Food Bank and for every dollar donated this donation translates to $8 worth of food. Banque d'aliments Sudbury Food Bank 1105 Webbwood Drive (705) 671-9663 www.sudburyfoodbank.ca

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    New rules of golf for 2012-15 Following an exhaustive, four-year review of golf's 34 playing rules, nine principal rules have been amended to improve clarity and ensure penalties are proportionate. Significant changes include: BALL MOVING AFTER ADDRESS (RULE 18-2B) A new exception is added, which exonerates the player from penalty if their ball moves after it has been addressed when it is known or virtually certain that they did not cause the ball to move. For example, if it is a gust of wind that moves the ball after it has been addressed, there is no penalty and the ball is played from its new position. BALL IN HAZARD; PROHIBITED ACTIONS (RULE 13-4) Exception 2 to this rule is amended to permit a player to smooth sand or soil in a hazard at any time, including before playing from that hazard, provided it is for the sole purpose of caring for the course and rule 13-2 (improving lie, area of intended stance or swing or line of play) is not breached. TIME OF STARTING (RULE 6-3A) The rule is amended to provide that the penalty for starting late, but within five minutes of the starting time, is reduced from disqualification to loss of the first hole in match play or two strokes at the first hole in stroke play. Previously this penalty reduction could be introduced as a condition of competition. IMPORTANT CHANGE TO HANDICAP SYSTEM FOR 2012 Golf Canada's Handicap and Course Rating Committee recently approved a change to the long-standing Equitable Stroke Control (ESC) method, bringing it into equivalency with current ESC calculations employed by the United States Golf Association (USGA). The new ESC method went into effect March 1, 2012, coinciding with the release of the 2012-2015 version of the Handicap Manual. WHAT IS EQUITABLE STROKE CONTROL (ESC)? THE SUDBURY STAR, WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2012 Equitable Stroke Control (ESC) is the downward adjustment of individual hole scores for handicap purposes in order to make Handicap Factors more representative of a player's potential scoring ability. It sets a maximum number that a player can post on any hole depending on the player's Course Handicap. WHY THE CHANGE TO ESC METHODOLOGY? Golf Canada's Handicap and Course Rating Committee approved the change after commissioning statistical research that revealed the current Equitable Stroke Control (ESC) method causes differences in Handicap Factors that are not necessarily commensurate with a difference in ability, particularly for golfers in the higher half of each range of handicaps within the ESC table. A golfer with a 1 handicap, for example, should not be subject to the same ESC score adjustments as a player with an 18 handicap when their abilities are so different. By reducing the size of the handicap ranges within the ESC table, those issues are mitigated. The new ESC method provides a more even distribution across a wide range of handicaps. IMPACT OF THE NEW ESC METHODOLOGY Using maximum numbers (rather than adjustments being based on hole-par) facilitates simpler application and comprehension of the ESC procedure. It also mitigates the effect of courses not allocating the proper par to holes as per Golf Canada guidelines. Currently, in a head-to-head match, the lower handicap player has a better than 50% chance of winning. The new ESC will bring the odds closer to 50%. The new ESC brings a Golf Canada Handicap Factor and USGA Handicap Index into virtual equivalency -- an important consideration with the number of "snowbirds" playing golf in certain parts of the United States during the winter months. Canada will continue to use "Handicap Factor" as the proper terminology related to handicapping. 9

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    THE SUDBURY STAR, WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2012 10 Lively Golf & Country Club Memberships NOW AVAILABLE Come out and Play! Call 705-692-5502 www.livelygolf.com Your home deserves a Carpet One floor. TORLYS Uniclic Cork Reasons to buy Cork Easy Care Easy Living Easy on the environment 1,000 Store Buying Power Saves You More! 250 Lorne Street * Sudbury * 675-6566 Club selection made easy. Planning a vacation in Greater Sudbury? Visiting friends and relatives? Eager to tee-up a golf experience ? Golf Sudbury is the home of Discount Golf Supercentre and four of Sudbury's most popular golf courses. Timberwolf 705-524-9653 Northern Ontario's top golf destination is a half-star short of perfection. Rated 4 1/2 stars by Golf Digest in 2004, Canada's Best New Course 2000 keeps getting better. Designed by Thomas McBroom, "Taming the Wolf" is a must challenge. Pine Grove 705-522-1622 Sudbury's best value and tops for family golf and social tournaments. While the short yardage offers a quick golfing fix, it's "no walk in the woods." Fairways are narrow and water comes into play on nine holes . A 18 To Timmins 55 35 Kelly Lake To Sault Ste. Marie Big Nickel Dr Southwest Bypass Regent Elm St. Notre Dame Lorne St Brady Martindale Long Lake Rd. Paris 80 Nepahwin Lake Enjoy great golf, great variety and convenient online booking and confirmation. And ask about our Stay & Play Packages one of the best values around. For more information visit us at golfsudbury.com Lasalle Blvd. Regent St. Kingsway Minnow Lake Lake Laurentian Maley Dr. Ramsey Lake Falconbridge Richard Lake To Sudbury 86 Airport To Toronto To North Bay Email: info@golfsudbury.com www.timberwolfgolf.com Barrydowne 55 Cedar Green 705-560-1090 Sudbury's most popu lar golf course for cha llenge and variety. Tight tree Iined fairways and water hazards on the front nin e contrast sharply with the wide-open fairways on the back . Stonehill 705-523-2518 The latest addition to Golf Sudbury, Stonehill Golf Club cuts through the classic rocky crags of the Canadian Shield with major elevation changes, natural waterways and great vistas.

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