For the fourth consecutive year, golfers and golf fans in the coverage area will have the opportunity to see some world-class action on the links and to help out some local youngsters in their pursuit of a higher education.
Gull Lake Golf Course will be hosting their annual Pro/Am Skins event on Sunday, July 26 with the opportunity of seeing some renowned golfers hitting the course with net proceeds being forwarded to the Junior Golf Education Fund.
Among the returning professional golfers will be Kris Tschetter of the LPGA who is currently playing in the US Open and will be heading overseas following the Gull Lake event to play in the British Open.
Joining her at Gull Lake will be fellow professionals Sam Randolph of Fort Worth, Texas who played on the PGA Tour from 1987 to 1992 including winning the 1987 Bank of Boston Classic; Stuart Hendley of Houston, Tex. Who resided in central Alberta for 16 years before relocating south and has played on the Canadian, Australian, South American, South African and Asian Professional Golf Tours, and Perry Parker of southern California where he made the All Conference Team in 1985 and 1986 while attending the University of California at Irvine.
Also in attendance at the Gull Lake event will be former junior member Brandon Regnier who played at Gull Lake for three years before accepting a position at the Wolf Creek Golf Resort in Ponoka in 2003 and is currently working as an assistant professional at the Derrick Golf and Winter Club, and Laura Witvoet, the first Albertan to ever play on the LPGA Tour following her graduation from the University of Alberta. Currently, Witvoet heads the Wolf Creek Academy of Golf where she conducts golf clinics and provides both group and individual golf lessons.
As an extra added bonus, Lisa “Long Ball” Vlooswyk to provide colour commentary of the event as well as giving a few demonstrations of her prowess for hitting the ball an incredible length including holding the Canadian Women’s Long Drive record of 350 yards, two feet, two inches.
Last year, the Junior Foundation of Gull Lake provided scholarships to six former junior members totaling $5,000.
Check next week’s edition of the Rimbey Review for biographies of the golfers and more information of the Pro/Am Skins game.