Maybe it wasn’t one month exactly, but Coleville’s Gary Tuffs is coming off a very impressive stretch of golf. The west central golfer recently took home some hardware from the Super Senior Championship event at the Waskesiu Golf Course.
He won the same tournament in 2019 by six shots, but this years victory came with a lot less separation at the top. Tuffs would win in a playoff against Doug Anderson, securing his second win in the tournament over three years.
He doesn’t golf near as much as he used to and especially in the summer, but still manages to schedule his yearly slate of competition.
“I used to do a lot of golfing,” reflected Tuffs, “The last 5 years I haven’t golfed much in the summer. I normally go to a tournament and play with my son in Nipawin at the end of May, then I go to the Senior Lobstick, and usually I go to the provincials for seniors. So that’s usually my golf for the summer.”
Tuffs obviously likes to make time for competition, though most of his recreational golf takes place down south during the winter. When he is in town, he considers Kerrobert as his home course.
“We normally have a membership there. It would be my home course now, thought I don’t do much golfing in the summer. Most of my golfing is done in the winter down south.”
The story rings true, though the local golfer does make some time for recreational rounds. Back in May shortly after the Kerrobert Golf Club opened up for the season, Tuffs aced the 5th hole.
“I had my wife, son and my grandson with me,” shared Tuffs explaining his shot, “I hit the pitching wedge. It hit hole high, sunk straight left, and right into the hole.”
Tuffs is the oldest winner ever for the regular Lobstick tournament, and he started entering the seniors side of the draw after his victory at 55 years old back in 2004.