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DRIVING FOR A CAUSE

Fix Network Hosts 13th Annual Masters Golf Tournament

Story by MAX REID

With the weather being as good as it was, and the cause being supported even greater, there isn’t just one thing that made Fix Network’s 13th annual Masters Golf Tournament the triumphant return to form that it was.

Back after a two year hiatus, executives from Fix Network, along with representatives from a number of aftermarket brands, were on-hand at Greystone Golf Club in Milton, Ont. in mid-June for a day full of golf and good times. The pristine greens located about 60 kilometres from Toronto were bustling with golfers from all across the industry, including Audatex, LKQ, NAPA Auto Parts, Axalta Coatings, Norton Abrasives, Hunter Engineering, AkzoNobel, Enterprise Rent-a-Car and Economical Insurance.

Vendors pitched tents across the breadth of course, keeping the golfers cool with water and refreshments while also dishing out some of the hottest product information to hit the aftermarket.

A cool breeze helped keep the hot June sun at bay as the day kicked off at 8:30 a.m. with a shotgun start to the tournament. While the friendly competition was very much the spirit of the day, prizes were given out to the winning foursome, the longest drives and the closest to the pin.

Milton, Ontario’s Greystone Golf Course served as a picturesque backdrop for a round of golf on a beautiful Tuesday morning in June.
Sylvain Seguin, executive v-p of Fix Network Canada, and Jamie Neuman- Rodrigues, marketing and special projects manager at Fix Network World.
The day provided a perfect networking venue for industry heavyweights, like Fix Network’s regional v-p for Ontario, Daryll O’Keefe, and PPG’s Canadian director of refinishing, Norm Angrove.

For those who were looking for something a little stronger than a driver, organizers had an air cannon on-hand where golfers could pay to launch a ball as close to the pin as possible. Registration fees for this year’s tournament, as well as the air cannon fees, were donated to Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) and its programs across Canada.

Fix Network’s regional v-p for Ontario, Daryll O’Keefe said in his opening address, “It has been two years since we have been able to have this golf tournament. I want to thank all of you for being here because you’ve all stepped up. “You’re doing a great thing here today because today is not about business…today is about community.”

In total, the 2022 Fix Network Masters Golf Tournament generated $7,680 in donations toward RMHC.

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