Golf outing a pleasant break for RRFN staff

The administration staff and some of the council members from Rainy River First Nation downed the books and picked up the clubs for a mid-summer break at Kitchen Creek Golf Club on Friday.
Thirty-three people turned up for the all-day affair that included prizes for such accomplishments as longest drive, closest to the pin, and holes in one (which no one collected).
Chief Albert Hunter—who played in a foursome with Christie Hunter, Rob McGinnis, and Willie Wilson—said this is the second time the band staff has taken its break there, but it won’t likely be the last.
“Once a summer we take the staff somewhere,” said Chief Hunter.
“Usually it’s to a park or something, where we play horseshoes, but this is our second time here,” he added.
The informal tournament was played under a best-ball format with everybody starting at the first hole and playing through.
The top foursome on the day was that of Marcel Horton, Kiley Hanson, Darryl King and Greg Bombay Jr., who finished the 18 holes four under par. Chief Hunter’s group came in at six over.
“It’s all just in fun anyway,” said a resigned Chief Hunter, whose group was two over after the front nine.
Wilson was the longest and straightest hitter in the chief’s foursome and it was his ball that was usually played after the tee shot.
Chief Hunter said the outing was so successful, the is planning to do it again next year.