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Kinger’s Krazy Golf wraps up Legion Week with a twist

by Sylene Argent

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On Sunday, the Essex Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion (Branch 201) wrapped up its Legion Week activities with its kookiest event, Kinger’s Krazy Golf, which was held at Royal 47 Golf Club.

  Every year, Legion supporters and members hope to get a spot on the golf roster that typically sells out well in advance. Kinger’s Krazy Golf isn’t an average golf tournament, it challenges its participants to play the traditional game with an array of twists.

  Event organizer, Marc “Kinger” Adams, explained this year’s event twists included the 84 participants having to tee off at the first hole using only one arm. “It was very interesting,” Adams said of the new course challenge. “Some hit it good, some not so good. It was a new thing this year.”

  While working through the 18-hole course, participants also had to putt using a Landshark paddle, which was an event sponsor, tee-off while sitting down and while using a tennis racket.

  “Everything went well,” Adams said of this year’s event. “We had fun.”

  At the end of the day, Dave Renaud, Ken Ferriss, Kimmy Q, and Rick Watson won the tournament, while Reddot Adams earned the closest to the pin award for a fine shot on a par three.

  After the conclusion of the golf tournament, the participants were invited back to the Essex Legion for burgers and fries.

  What is nice about wrapping up Legion Week with this fun event is that it starts out with an act of remembrance through the Wreath Laying Ceremony at the local cenotaph the Sunday prior. These two events are symbolic of what the Legion is about, remembering and honouring members and having fun, Adams said.

  In addition, Legion Week also included a Euchre tournament, a burger day, trivia night, meat draw, and pickerel dinner.

  Every year, the Essex Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion (Branch 201) joins branches from across the nation to celebrate Legion Week, which is designed as a multiple-day awareness campaign to demonstrate all the local organization does to not only support the community, but veterans’ needs as well.

   It is hoped through Legion Week, the community can get engaged with all the Legion does and attract a few new members.

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