Gull Lake Golf Course
coming up soon
Interest is high for this year’s annual Junior Golf Foundation of Gull Lake Pro-Am tournament to be held at the Gull Lake Golf Course July 15 and 16.
This year, which marks the 11th anniversary of the popular event, registration for the adult/child event and the pro-am tourney is full.
“The response has been unbelievably good,” said Eamon McCann, who owns the golf course with his wife, Carla. He said 80 golfers are registered for the adult/child tourney and 50 for the pro am event.
The couple are as excited about the upcoming event as they were the first year they held it at their course and are pleased to note interest has been great.
“All proceeds go the Junior Golf Foundation,” said Eamon McCann. “It is great. It is wonderful to have this tournament and have the pros come back year after year.”
The silent auction for the event opens on Tues., July 12 and a live auction with announcers from Sunny 94 begins at 6 p.m. Friday, July 15.
A jersey signed by Connor McDavid, who plays centre for the Edmonton Oilers, will be one of the items to be auctioned in the live auction. As well as a set of Taylormade irons, tickets and accomodations for the LPGA event held at Priddis Greens in Calgary Aug 22-28,2016, tickets and accomodations to the Shaw Champions Tour Event in Calgary Sept 2-4, 2016, Heritage Bowling Party and Steak Dinner for 10 people. Many more items to arrive.
Donations are still being accepted for the auctions.
“Everyone is welcome to come out for the auction,” said McCann.
The adult/child nine-hole scramble with a pro golfer begins at 11 a.m. on July 15. A pro skins game will be held at 2 p.m. Supper will be served at 5 p.m. followed by the live auction with Sunny 94 personality, Darcy Stengel. A horse race will be held at 7:15. Pros will be auctioned off prior to this event and no team will be eliminated until after the fourth hole.
On Saturday, July 16, breakfast with the pros will be held at 8:30 a.m. At 10 a.m. an 18-hole Texas scramble will be held with two different pros at each hole.
The wind-up dinner will be held at 4 p.m. followed by the completion of the horse race.
As in the past, the tourney will feature an impressive line-up of professional golfers.
Sandra Palmer, Sam Randolf, Adrienne White, Laura Witvoet, Brandon Regnier, Dirk Ayers, Paul Devenport and Shelby Chrest.
Brandon Regnier, former junior program participant at the Gull Lake Golf Course has attended the Pro-Am tourney several times.
The Gull Lake Foundation was formed to provide educational endowments to past participants of the Gull Lake Junior League.
The Junior Golf Foundation of Gull Lake is planning to raise around $15,000 this year from fundraising events. It will cost the organization approximately $5,000 for solicitation.
Money raised will go to the Gull Lake Junior Golf Foundation Endowment Fund.
Through overwhelming sponsorship from communities throughout Alberta and past program events, scholarships have been provided to many junior members.
The focus of junior league has always been to learn the etiquette of golf and good sportsmanship and to encourage the juniors to enjoy the game of golf for the rest of their life.
The foundation was spearheaded by Harold Lissel.
For more information about the junior golf foundation visit www.juniorgolffoundationofgulllake.ca