Golfers come together for fun weekend of golf

At the end of the Men’s Open, only one man got to hold a trophy aloft

Stettler Golf and Country Club’s manager Ernie Shirreff

At the end of the Men’s’ Open, only one man got to hold a trophy aloft, but the real winners were the people who came out and had a blast regardless of the final tally, said club president Rod Reichert.

The annual event has been taking place at the nine-hole Stettler Golf and Country Club for roughly 50 years, Reichert said, and this year saw about 50 people compete.

“It was nice, fantastic weather,” Reichert said. “It was a good time all around. We had some new guys, and some guys who drove three or four hours to golf with us.”

The overall winner of the weekend with the lowest score was Curtis Butterfield. Competitors are broken into different flights depending on the handicap, a feature that allows golfers to enjoy the game with their friends regardless of skill level.

“You can still play with your buddies, even if they aren’t as good as you,” Reichert said. The handicap varies between flights, with the higher number the flight, the higher the handicap, Reichert explained.

As summer continues its ceaseless march towards autumn, the course has several more events planned. This weekend, starting on Aug. 15, is the Seniors’ Open, followed by the Oilman’s Tournament on Aug 22-23. The Club Championship, which is open to club members only, runs Sept. 6-7.

All three events still have room for registrations, and interested parties can sign up at the club or by phoning 403-742-2001.

Men’s Opens Results

Overall Low Gross: Curtis Butterfield

Overall Low Net: Devon Shanks

Champion Flight

First Low Gross: Clint Greiner

First Low Net: Willem Gazendam

Second Low Gross: Myles McKay

Second Low Net: Bill Hegberg

First Flight

First Low Gross: Ernie Shirreff

First Low Net: Dick Hamilton

Second Low Gross: Hally Walgenbach

Second Low Net: Doug Smith

Second Flight

First Low Gross: Micah Croker

First Low Net: Lorence Pochylko (Feeder)

Second Low Gross: Brent Jackson (Putter)

Second Low Net: Rory Rost

Third Flight

First Low Gross: John Paul

First Low Net: Kent McKenzie

Second Low Gross: Morgan Vanderlee

Second Low Net: Tom Kiddey

Fourth Flight

First Low Gross: Mark Moran

First Low Net: Brian Rymal

Second Low Gross: Sean Snowden

Second Low Net: Adam Cursiter

 

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