Rotary Director Rick Lewall, shares the joy with Ken Kozar and Rotary President Marilyn Rafter when Ken picked up his $5,000 first prize win for the Rotary Masters Golf Pool. 

Neither Ken Kozar nor Scott Eckmier expected a fun phone call to turn into a $5,000 win. When Ken read a story about Rotarians launching their first Masters Golf Pool he was intrigued and downloaded the entry form.


Ken searched the web for information and called his buddy Scott. Agreeing to split any prizes they each selected a team of 10 from the 30 professional golfers listed. To win they had to pick the team earning the most prize money in the Masters Golf Tournament. They did it!


"We did our research online and it paid off!" laughed Ken.


The happy winner picked up his first prize win at the weekly Rotary meeting on Thursday morning from the $7,000 prize pool.


About the same amount remains for contributions to the Player Development Trust Fund and Rotary's youth, local and international projects. The Player Fund helps develop junior golfers in BC and provides them with improved competitive golf experiences.


Benefiting Rotary projects include many youth programs and community projects like the HealingGarden at DeltaHospital, Terry Fox Run, Operation Red Nose, Holiday Gift Baskets and EarthWiseGardens. Rotary funds also support multiple international projects including Polio Plus to eliminate polio and ShelterBox to provide families with disaster relief.


The Rotary Masters Golf Pool is a fund raising project co-sponsored by the Rotary Club of Tsawwassen and the BC Golfers Association. 


The Rotary Masters Golf Pool 2009 Winners

1st   $5,000      Ken Kozar             Delta

2nd    $1,000      Judy Kilcup            Delta

3rd  (tie) $300  Pamela Langham   Delta

3rd   (tie) $300  Richard Getty        Burnaby

4th   $100         Wayne Babcock     Vancouver

5th   $100         John Fleming         Delta

6th   $100         Andre Schellekens  Langley

7th   $100         Jerry Johnson        Surrey