Denny Greiner of Big Valley takes aim as he participates in the first annual Big Valley golf tournament at the Big Valley Golf Course on Friday

Denny Greiner of Big Valley takes aim as he participates in the first annual Big Valley golf tournament at the Big Valley Golf Course on Friday

Big Valley hosts its first annual Fun Tourney

The Big Valley Golf Club hosted the town's first annual golf tournament on Friday, Aug. 14.

The Big Valley Golf Club hosted the town’s first annual golf tournament on Friday, Aug. 14.

There were 25 participants, who were charged an entry fee of $30, which included 18 holes of golf and barbecue, and prizes that would be drawn as raffles.

Tee-off was at 1.30 p.m.

Participants could enter either as individuals or as a team of four.

“The community has been very supportive, with the town of Big Valley having a population of 365, and today being a working day, this is great support for the club,” said Teresa Greig, secretary of the Big Valley golf club. “There were 10 of us who got together and decided to take it over from the Big Valley Ag society, which does not have the manpower to run the club anymore, although they still own it.”

John Paul, president of the Big Valley Golf Club along with Greig and members of the club will pool in their resources and focus on running the golf course independently.

According to Greig, the funds raised would be used to “fix the greens, tee-boxes and put a fresh coat of paint in some places”.