Tales of the Mississippi Golf Club– Wayne Gilmour

Tales of the Mississippi Golf Club– Wayne Gilmour


Clipped from The Ottawa Journal, 06 Oct 1965, Wed, Page 53

In 1915 The Mississippi Golf Club was formed and acquired the old Patterson farm and stone farmhouse on the Appleton road.

Ray Paquette– Wayne was a lot time employee of Mr. Asseltine’s Rexall Drug Store who later became a salesman in the furniture department at Eaton’s Bayshore where I would run into him often, stopping to exchange news on people from Carleton Place we knew in common.

Linda Gallipeau-Johnston– I have called Wayne himself Mr. Asseltine in my mind whenever I see him.

Marilyn White– We ran into many times. Always so pleasant

Blaine Cornell– the actual yardage of the hole was 156 yards. The hole no longer exists.

Allan Wing– I’ve seen him in Kanata shopping, he lives in Munster Hamlet

Joann Voyce He married Doreen Coombs of Ottawa who had a cottage on McNeely’s Shore many years ago

Sandy France This was when a beer was 25 cents. I joined the club in 1954 and I think the protocol was to put up a list, people would voluntarily donate the 25 cents and put their name on a list. The same procedure exists today, except folks voluntarily donate 5 or 6 dollars. The club usually has about 20 holes in one a year. That hole no longer exists because the course added 25 acres of land in 1972 and revamped the entire course. I have an air photo of the course as it existed back then.



Photo from the Carleton Place Canadian files from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum




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Carleton Place Then and Now–Bridge Street Series– Volume 10–


From David Lloyd–oe McLean
1st Mississippi Golf Club
Pro Am in 1954. Who are the pro’s in the photo?
Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum
June 12, 2015  · 
Our local Mississippi Golf Club is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year!
The ladies’ team of 1966 won the O’Brien Cup!
Peter Bradley
February 10, 2020  · 

I think this was a golf club presentation too. Any idea who, about 1960

Sandy DobieLinda Seccaspina The Flour Mill Trophy was presented to the winner of the Ladies’ Invitational and was sponsored by the flour mill in Almonte. It is still played but is known as Strawberry Fest

STYMIE Scorecard THE MISSISSIPPI GOLF CLUB LTD. Carleton Place Ontario Est.1915
Mississippi Golf course after the fire
Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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