Ice Golf celebrates 21 years on Pigeon Lake

The local links may be closed for the winter season but that does not mean there is no time for golf.

Pigeon Lake Chamber of Commerce Ice Golf is coming up soon.

Pigeon Lake Chamber of Commerce Ice Golf is coming up soon.

The local links may be closed for the winter season but that does not mean there is no time for golf.

Coming up on 21 years of frigid fun in the community is the annual Pigeon Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce Ice Golf Tournament, which takes place March 11.

“Registration starts at 11 p.m. and the cannon will sound at 1 p.m.,” said Steve Richards, chair of the Ice Golf Committee.

The nine-hole Texas scramble style tournament is adding a third course this year to accommodate growing interest in the event. Richards says the event sold out last year with just the two courses.

The Ice Golf Tournament is the main fundraiser for the chamber of commerce and, along with the on-ice festivities, features a silent auction and dinner. There are two options for event tickets, one for golf and dinner and one for just the dinner.

The silent auction starts at 3 p.m. and the dinner at 5:30, which is catered by Chef N’ Pigeon Lake.

Richards stated a second ice game has been added to the event on top of the “Chip to Win.”

“We’re probably going to set up a hockey net with a picture of a goalie with a bunch of holes in it.” Golfers will have to score on the goalie using their golf clubs and ball.

A $10,000 hole-in-one hole will be set up along each of the three courses. “So no matter which course you’re on you have a chance of winning that,” said Richards.

This year’s entertainment will be provided by The Moondogs, from Wetaskiwin.

Carrying on from last year, all the fire departments in the counties of Wetaskiwin and Leduc are invited down to the event to enter teams and duke it out on the ice. Richards says last year two teams competed and this year he is hoping to see if more firefighters are willing to step out onto the ice.

Despite the lag in Alberta’s economy sponsorship interest in the event has grown since last year. “We’ve got six to eight business (sponsors) from Thorsby for the first time,” said Richards.

He added continual sponsorship from Wetaskiwin and Village of Pigeon Lake is also a big part of the event. “All the hole sponsors are pretty much in place.”

The four major sponsors of the event this year are Community Futures, the Pipestone Flyer, Dorchester Ranch Golf Course and the Black Bull Golf Club.

“It’s going to be a lot of fun Even better than last year. We’ve got a bit more excitement,” said Richards.

Those interested can find more information at http://www.icegolf.ca.

 

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