Legion golf tournament on course

nine-hole fundraiser tourney takes place on Sept. 17 at Marmot Ridge Golf Course and it's open to everyone

The upcoming Royal Canadian Legion Branch 260 Annual Golf Tournament promises to be a lot of fun, but it will also benefit the community.

The nine-hole fundraiser tourney takes place on Sept. 17 at Marmot Ridge Golf Course and it’s open to everyone.

Registration is $30, which includes a barbecue lunch, and after all of the bills are paid, the excess cash will be put aside and later, distributed to some of the many local organizations supported by the Legion.

Key co-ordinator Jack Drake says that annually, they disperse between $12,000 and $14,000.

People can sign up at the 100 Mile Legion or at Marmot Ridge, and then be prepared for a shotgun start at 2 p.m. on Sept. 17.

Golfers will play with their own group, but there will be a mystery team random draw at the end to determine the teams and team scores, Drake explains.

“That way, it keeps things fair for everyone.”

Each golfer will go home with a prize and there is also a $2,500 hole-in-one prize being sponsored by Western Financial.

Pick-of-the-pack prizes will go to the top male and female golfer, and the long-drive and closest-to-the-pin winners.

For more information, contact the Legion at 250-395-2511.