The 2017 CCI North Alberta Golf Mixer was a great success! For the first time on record, we SOLD OUT all 144 golfing spots. This year the Ranch Golf and Country Club was our host venue and we wish to thank Shauna and her staff for all of their assistance in preparing us for the tournament and then going above and beyond to ensure the day ran smoothly. Unlike last year, Mother Nature was more than cooperative and provided a fantastic backdrop for all to enjoy.
The Texas Scramble format allowed all levels of golfers to participate and featured a number of interesting challenges for the golfers, such as, the competitive fastest team hole, unique zit pit hole and the fun but frustrating hockey mini-stick putt. Afterwards, golfers were treated to a steak dinner buffet while they eagerly awaited to see if their ticket numbers would be called for the many door prizes and big 50/50 draw. Our grand prize winner must have been experiencing birthday luck because she walked away with the 65” 4K UHD Smart TV prize (not a bad present!).
We are happy to announce that through the generosity of our participants, over $2,100 was raised for the Edmonton Food Bank (doubling last year’s total) and 50 kg of food was also collected. Special thanks go out to O Canada Contractors (Hydration Hole) and SERVPRO (Dave Lumley Auction) for their significant contributions to that total.
An event of this magnitude is not possible without our volunteers and I would personally like to give special thanks to my committee members - Duane Anderson, Debbie Beaver, Cathy Navarro, and Graham Setterlund, for their time and efforts in assisting to organize my first golf tournament, as well as, our onsite volunteers Trudy Anderson, Kathy Copeland, and Sandi Danielson for their game day assistance.
To all my fellow hole and prize sponsors – your creativity and support contributed to the day’s success and we sincerely thank you. Where else would you find mini donuts, blue whales and gourmet cookies to tide you over until dinner?
We have received a lot of valuable feedback and comments regarding all aspects of the day and will take everyone’s comments under consideration so we can make the 2018 Golf Mixer better (and shorter!) next year.
A great time was had by all! I really look forward to seeing you all again at next year’s event.
Trinity Player – BFL Canada
Photos from the tournament can be found on our Facebook page!