There are quality prizes up for grabs at the upcoming 85th annual Labour Day Golf Club tournament, but bragging rights and the trophy is what golfing enthusiasts are really looking to claim.
Golfers from all over the region are planning their stay in Revelstoke on the weekend of September 5th-7th, for what is one of the longest running golf tournament in British Columbia.
“It’s a big deal, it brings in quite a few people to the community from other golf courses and other cities and towns for the three day event,” the golf course’s director Dean Jackson said.
When golfers aren’t hitting up the tees in the day, there are a number of evening events organized to encourage the social atmosphere, with a wine reception on the Friday night, banquet and putting contest on Saturday night and a corn roast on Sunday.
The contest appeals to a number of abilities and the tournament includes a men’s, ladies’ and junior division.
“We do require the golfers to have a handicap, but we do have various flights for different levels and abilities of golfers,” Jackson said. “[The tournament] is on the competitive side, but having said that, we do allow non-competitive play in and it is a relaxed and fun event.”
The Revelstoke Golf Club has enjoyed an uptick in membership this season following increased marketing efforts.
“We have 250 members, which is a pretty good number for memberships when you compare to other clubs in the region,” Jackson said.
Registrations will close August 30. To register or ask any questions, call the pro shop on 250-837-4276, ext 3.