Friday, August 16, 2019

Preparations in final stages for Vic Marion Seniors Tourney

Line up your caddies! The Vic Marion Seniors Tourney
is coming up from August 23-25 at the Prince Rupert Golf Course

They're putting the finishing touches on one of the highlights of the Prince Rupert Golf Scene, with the Prince Rupert Golf Course lining up the final sponsors and arrangements for the Vic Marion Seniors Golf Tournament, set for next weekend at the Ninth Avenue West Course.

The Vic Marion is open to all golfers whoa re 50 years of age and older and who have a recognized Golf Canada/Golf BC handicap factor. The annual tourney showcases the still solid skills of the old dogs and, er, ah,  dogettes?

Stopping by the course over the weekend to watch the action from a few holes could be beneficial to the younger generation. From past events, many a young whippersnapper has learned a few tricks watching and learning from the masters of the Prince Rupert course.

This years event includes a practice round on the 23rd, with the competitive tourney action set for Saturday and Sunday the 24th and 25th.

The rules for the tourney are fairly simple:

There will be one set of tees each day, for all of the male golfers and there will be one set of tees each day, for the female golfers.

The men will be assigned their handicaps using the Mens’ Gold Handicap Table and the Ladies will be using the Ladies’ Blue Handicap Table.

As per usual, there will be flights set up for both the men and the ladies, based on the players’ handicaps and the number of entries.

Organizers note that power carts are going to be allocated on a first come, first serve basis, though they will allow those with their own power carts this rare opportunity to travel along the pathways of the course for the weekend.

The banquet is set for Saturday night, with extra tickets for spouses and friends available for $25.

The evening will feature a putting competition  prior to the banquet from 5 to 6, there is also a 50/50 draw included as part of the Saturday festivities.

To add just a bit more to the competitive nature for the event, golfers will be looking to Ace hole number 13 on Saturday.

 Up for grabs for the golfer who can shoot a hole in one will be a $10,000 diamond donated by Cook's Jewellers.

The prizes for this years tourney will be handed out following the final round of golf on Sunday.

The entry fee is 100 dollars per golfer and you can find out more information from the Pro Shop at the Prince Rupert Golf Course, drop in at the course, or give them a call at 250-624-2000

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