Something new on the Gilwood Golf Club tournament schedule this year is a one-day tournament called the Fall Open. It sounds like fun and it’s also for a good cause, which is to raise money for improvements to the course.
“Most likely things like deep tine aeration for greens and tees,” says club manager Tom Tippin. “Things that will help the course come out of winter in better shape than it did this year.”
The 18-hole tournament goes this Saturday, Sept. 23 at 11:00 a.m. with a shotgun start. Three divisions are planned – men’s and women’s stroke play and two-person scramble. In the first two, golfers will compete individually for the Fall Open titles. The scramble division is ‘for fun,’ Tippin says, but the winners will still receive a trophy and prizes.
The entry fee for the tournament is $100 for the first two divisions and $150 for the two—person scramble teams.
“We have already received many generous prize donations from some local businesses, and as always, welcome more!” Tippin says.
In other Gilwood news, the club is running a raffle for a free membership for 2018. It costs $10 a square to participate, and the draw date is Oct. 9.
The annual general meeting of the club is on Thursday, Oct. 5 at the Slave Lake curling rink, at 7:00 p.m.