The Neil Thorogood Memorial Golf Tournament was won this year by the Stampede City Kinsmen from Calgary. MOUSH SARA JOHN/STETTLER INDEPENDENT

Neil Thorogood remembered through the second annual Memorial Golf Tournament

A committed Kinsman and community member, Thorogood was also passionate about golf.

Moush Sara John Independent staff

The Stettler Golf and Country Club was abuzz this past Saturday afternoon, June 17, as 30 golfers got together to remember Neil Thorogood, a Kinsman par excellence and an avid golfer.

When Thorogood passed away, his fellow Kinsmen started a Memorial Golf Tournament to commemorate him and relive all the good times they had shared during his 30-year stint as a Kinsman.

“When he passed away, we decided as a club that there would be no better way to honour his memory than with golf, which Neil loved,” said Carson Ellis, main event organizer.

Ellis said that the event was more of a “social mixer” rather than a fundraiser.

“After expenses, all funds go back to our general fund, which is always donated back into the community. We have a playhouse raffle coming up on Sept. 1, and have donated to many of the community sports teams, such as the minor hockey, minor lacrosse, minor football, and also the hockey fun league that Stettler hosts,” Ellis added. “Besides, we also gave money to the Leader in Me program at SES and the Princess Ball, earlier this year.”

The Kinsmen also raised $300 by hosting a fun game called “Neil’s Blue Balls,” which was won by Wayne Siltala.

This was the second year of hosting the Memorial Golf Tournament, and was won by the Stampede City Kinsmen from Calgary, comprising of Rob McConnell, Terri McConnell, Porter Temple, and Dean Faithful.

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