The annual Jurassic Classic golf tournament for the Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce went off without a hitch on Friday, August 18.
"We had 78 golfers out, which is the most we've had for a few years at least," reported Chamber Services Coordinator Marley Henneigh. "We did an 18 hole tournament this year: we'd been doing nine holes for the last few years. That allows us to have more golfers: with the front nine you can only have 72, or that's what we've maxed out at is 72, so we were able to have more golfers this year."
"Nobody won a hole in one: we did have two (prize) hole in ones at the tournament, but nobody won them. There were some pretty close shots, though," recalled Henneigh. "The winning team was Terry Blocksom, Ryan Wecker, Terry Ducherer and Chris Warwick from Hanna."
The foursome of Dan Kennedy, Neil Dobel, John Lawson and Randy Winteringham finished in second place, while Eric Hodgson, Chris Chambers, Tyler Jensen and Jeff Paarup finished third.
"We haven't gone through all the budgets and stuff yet, but the reason we do this tournament is to raise funds for our Business Leaders of Tomorrow scholarship program," explained Henneigh. "We give scholarships to students from our local high schools that are going into post secondary business programs. Kendra Carey (DVSS) was the recipient this year."
The next big event for the Drumheller Chamber is the Pop-up Arts and Culture Showcase in downtown Drumheller on September 30.