Hometown member Rick Hallberg claimed the Senior Men’s Provincial Championship this past season at Golf Kenosee, now the south Saskatchewan course will focus on a more laid-back event in 2019.
The 21st annual Saskatchewan Mixed Team Championship will be held at Kenosee on Aug. 24 and 25, 2019. Golf Kenosee Operations Manager Cheryl Dubois said the mixed event will be a great fit for their tournament schedule.
“We are very excited to be able to host the mixed provincials and once again showcase Golf Kenosee,” she told Golf Saskatchewan via email. “We have hosted many Golf Saskatchewan events over the years, but the mixed event is our favourite. The format makes for some interesting golf shots for the participants. We like the more relaxed feeling this tournament has, and the players always have such a good time.”
Golf Kenosee offers tight tree lines, differing elevations, and countless penalty areas over their picturesque 18 holes. The track will likely be set up somewhat simpler than what the senior and mid-master men faced this past season. Dubois said Golf Kenosee provides one of the most intriguing rounds in the province for golfers.
“The course is cut out of the forest and every hole is unique which is what makes it so interesting. There are scenic vistas everywhere and most people comment that you would never know that you are in Saskatchewan. One of the competitors last year said hole one was the scariest tee shots he has ever hit with all the spectators watching,” she said.
The format of the mixed event is unique and provides entertainment over the 36 holes. Each player tees off, the teammates proceed to their partners ball and plays it to the green. Once on the green, the teams decide which ball to hit with alternating shots until that ball is holed. Ian Larocque and Kathy Ziglo won the event at Elk Ridge Resort and Golf this past season.
Dubois said the clubhouse will add to the participants’ experience by providing quality food and beverages during the two-day event as well.
“Club 19 is a wonderful restaurant with spectacular views of both number one and Kenosee Lake. We renovated and expanded our deck and it is fun to sit out there and enjoy a fabulous meal while watching everybody tee off the number one hole,” she said.
Registration for the championship will open in April.