Local golf is making waves of late.
First there were a junior golf camp and a corporate tournament this month. Now
a school competition is on the way.
The first-ever St. Ignatius Golf Scramble
takes place in a little over a month’s time on March 26.
All of the action is slated to get
going at the North Sound Golf Club via a shotgun start at 1pm.
Proceeds from the tournament are
slated to benefit the school and the Catholic church.
The competition is expected to be
limited to 80 players who will be broken down into 20 teams with four players
Team registration on the day of the
event begins at 11:30am and the tournament wraps up with an awards dinner at
Prizes will be on offer for those
that make a hole in one, have the two closest balls to the hole and the two
longest drives and are judged as best dressed.
A putting contest and a raffle are
two of the other festivities slated to be happen in the tournament.
At this point a lot of specifics
around the tournament (such as rules, prizes and catering) are yet to be
However as event organizer and
Catholic school community liaison coordinator Jeremy Rice states the biggest
concern is with the volunteers.
“We’re looking to have
approximately 100 persons (in players, staff and spectators) and we really need
volunteers on that day. They would help out with registration and be stationed
at different holes around the course to officiate and verify scores.”
Players are still needed for the
tournament. There is an entry fee of CI $125 for golf club members and $150 for
The entry fee includes a good bag,
a chance to win prizes and a buffet meal.
Registration forms can be obtained
by the Catholic school, church or the golf club. The forms must be submitted
along with the entry fee by March 22.
Companies are also advised there is
still time to sponsor the event. For more on that persons are asked to e-mail
News of the tournament comes after
the Yellow Pages Junior Golf Camp got started this month and the Yellow Pages
Open was held weeks ago. Both benefited the junior golf scene.