For the first time in almost a decade, Golf Saskatchewan is going back to the Lynbrook Golf Club in Moose Jaw. One of Saskatchewan’s oldest courses founded in the early 1900’s will host the 49th Rosebowl on Aug. 21 and 22.
The 18-hole, nearly 6,000-yard course hosted the event in 2009 when Moose Jaw pair Debbie Firth and Sharon Knittel won the 36-hole championship. Lynbrook board member Sandra Davey said their facility is a great venue for the event.
“Our course is surprisingly hard,” Davey said. “A lot of people think it looks really easy and then they get on the course and they say, oh, it isn’t as easy at it looks. It’s a really nice course.”
The Rosebowl is one of the longest running Golf Saskatchewan championships and will celebrate it’s 50th anniversary next year at an unknown venue in the province. The two-day tournament is for women who play with a higher handicap. Davey has played in the event in the past and said it’s a fun getaway.
“It used to be a fun one to go to, I used to go all the time. I played in them for years, but I haven’t for the past four years. I used to just love going, I didn’t care if I won. It was a chance to get out, meet some women and have a good time,” she said.
Marie Wachno and Sheila Popovich, both of Wynyard are the defending champions, they were victorious at the Hidden Hills of Shellbrook last August shooting 28 under par.
Davey said the Lynbrook board and staff are ready to showcase their facility with hopes of landing another Golf Saskatchewan event in the future.
“I’m really excited, we haven’t had it for 10 years. I thought if we do this one and do a good job maybe we can have the mixed in the future,” she said.
Registration for the Rosebowl and the rest of the provincial championships will open on April 15, the first official day of the golf season in the province.