The weather cooperated this past Saturday as Lone Wolf welcomed 132 ladies to its annual Rudy’s Highway Car & Truck Wash Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Tournament! The largest ladies golf event in the region teed it up at 10 a.m. for a two-person scramble with ladies randomly placed into fun flights for the day’s competition. This year’s tournament champions were Suzanne Lawson and Dorothy Trask with a score of 75. The “most scrambled” honours went to Sandi Miller and Jessica Kulman.
Tournament organizer L.J. Lawson, Lone Wolf’s Marketing and Events Coordinator, remarked, “It’s the biggest ladies tournament we’ve ever hosted. We thought last year was big with 100 ladies and had planned to only accept 120 this year but the registrations kept coming in. I don’t know how we top this next year!”
Fun is not only the name of the tournament, but the goal. The tournament used to feature a stroke play flight but the registration numbers were dwindling yearly, the scramble was introduced a couple of years ago and has increased registration substantially.
“We encourage ladies of all skill levels to join us, it’s really more about having a great time and meeting people who also enjoy golf rather than a focus on score and skill. We have some prizes for skill but most of the $10,000+ in prizes are first tee gifts, door prizes and fun draws,” said Lawson.
This year had teams travelling from Calgary, Prince George, Dawson Creek, Fort Nelson and Chetwynd to participate.
“Many courses are seeing lower numbers of female golfers and have not been able to continue to host ladies only events. It’s great to see this tournament’s success and be able to attract golfers from around the region,” said Lone Wolf General Manager, Ryan Galay.
Being new to the club this year, Galay was happy to see the fantastic turnout.
“I’ve never seen such a large ladies only event and am so encouraged by the number of female golfers we see at Lone Wolf.”
Lawson says the growth of the event can be attributed to the fun formats and the great value they can provide because of the fantastic sponsor support. “Our sponsors are so generous and as we grow, they increase in numbers as well. We continue to see our great returning sponsors and each year, are overwhelmed by the number of new sponsors that come on board.”
Other flight winners were:
Birdie Babes – Charliegh Meadows and Connie Rudy (78)
Driving Divas – Pat Howard and Echo Reiner (78)
Queens of the Green – Pam Hunter and Geri Schilling (87)
Wine & Wedges – Bonnie Anderson and Patti Wiebe (87)