The Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament had 62 participants. There were two hole in one prizes. Hole # 3 had a Ford Ranger Truck, gettig a hole in one would give you a two year lease for free; sponsored by Capital Motors in Dawson. The closest to winning that prize was Pernell Kirby, his ball landed about 18 inches from the hole and then bounced in another direction. Next year Pernell! You could go shopping for a total of $10,000.00 in Ernie?s Sports Experts store in Grande Prairie if you got a hole in one on hole #6.
People started coming down to the golf course around 11:00 AM to get registered, visit, go use the driving range with some pointers for a better drive, etc. from the Golf Pro – Owen. They then got ready to go out on the course to their appointed holes for a shot gun start ? 18 holes Best Ball Texas Scramble.
When standing at the club house you could hear hoots and hollers from around the course, letting us know that someone had made a good shot, it sounded like everyone was having fun. The weather was a bit cooler than we would have liked, but it only rained a little which was a big plus. Michele Burton and myself used a golf cart to go around and bother the golfers and get some very good pictures. Anyone that knows you had your picture taken, and you want a copy, call me at the office, as we promised not to publish some of them!!
Prizes were awarded to the following for: Men?s Closest to the Pin Hole #3 Shannon Nickerson: Women?s Closest to the Pin Hole #3 Darlene Ibey: Mens Closest to the Pin Hole #6Merle Gordon ? only 6 inches from the hole: Women?s Closest to the Pin Hole #6 Joanne Kirby – only 5 inches from the hole:
Ladies Long Drive on Hole #8 Darlene Ibey: Men?s Long Drive on Hole #8 John Tobin: Longest PuttPernell Kirby ? won a nice barbeque set from TR Sand and Gravel: Closest to Pylon: Julie Harteveld
Team Scores – Most Honest ScoreBob, Doug, Peter and Ryan ? Toolbelt Jobs Inc. Team, they each got balls & tees in a package from Annemarie Haapala and a pocket knife:
Third Place Team Steve, Tim, Paul and Annemarie ? Ma-M-Way Camp Team – They each got a gift bag from Northern Vision Care and their pick of a prize from the table: Second Place Team Al, Marlene, and Geroge Lang and Bernie Lehman, They each got a nice gift bag from AvalancheTrucking, a hat, and their choice of a gift from the table:
FIRST Place Team, Merl Gordan, Larry Erlendson, Darlene and Don Ibey – they each got a Ford watch and a Ford Hat.
The other winners with no prize beside them, got to pick prizes from the tables. At registration we gave out tickets for door prizes. We kept a special prize for the last door prize, it was a front and back bag for a quad, given to us by Mile Zero Motor Sports, it was valued at $140.00, and the winner of that prize was Jenny Jung, and she even has a quad!
Our dinner was excellent, it was a four oz beef steak, salmon steak, roasted potatoes, fresh veggies and salad. Thanks to Owen, Trevor and all the staff at the Golf Club, they did everything they could to make this day a success. Thanks again to all our gift, cash, silent auction, putting green, hole in one sponsors, volunteers and golfers. Hope to see you all and your friends next year.