Golfers were greeted with perfect weather on Sunday, June 22nd as the Windermere Valley Golf Course played host to Giving Back Day in support of the Hospice Society of the Columbia Valley. This year, in addition to hosting a scramble golf tournament, the owners of the Windermere golf facility also chose to donate a portion of all green fees throughout the day.
Tournament participants were treated to an excellently manicured course compliments of superintendent Dave Dakin and his staff as well as oysters on the half shell with mini Caesars compliments of Elements Grill at Copper Point Resort and massages from Craig Smith, a registered massage therapist and physiotherapist from High Altitude Therapy in Invermere.
Competitors had three chances at $10,000 hole-in-one prizes sponsored by RONA North Star Hardware, Sobeys and Pharmasave as well as individual skill contests throughout the day.
After an incredible meal from Kari’s Kitchen, prizes were awarded with the team from Windermere Valley Golf Course posting the lowest score, a 13 under par round of 53.
Honourable mention goes to the team comprised of members from Sobeys, Pharmasave and Mortgage Alliance West who finished the day 11 under par.
The organizing committee and the volunteers from the Hospice Society need also be recognized for making the day possible.
Windermere Valley Golf Course has a long history of giving back to our community. For over 15 years, the Wilfley family donated the golf course for the Tiger Open which helped to raise more than $1 million for the Calgary Children’s Hospital. More recently, a variety of local service groups have been chosen as recipients, including ICAN and the Rotary Club of Invermere. Golfers can look forward to another day of Giving Back in 2015.