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
First Low Gross: Clint Greiner
First Low Net: Willem Gazendam
Second Low Gross: Myles McKay
Second Low Net: Bill Hegberg
First Low Gross: Ernie Shirreff
First Low Net: Dick Hamilton
Second Low Gross: Hally Walgenbach
Second Low Net: Doug Smith
First Low Gross: Micah Croker
First Low Net: Lorence Pochylko (Feeder)
Second Low Gross: Brent Jackson (Putter)
Second Low Net: Rory Rost
First Low Gross: John Paul
First Low Net: Kent McKenzie
Second Low Gross: Morgan Vanderlee
Second Low Net: Tom Kiddey
First Low Gross: Mark Moran
First Low Net: Brian Rymal
Second Low Gross: Sean Snowden
Second Low Net: Adam Cursiter