Mixed Championship heading to Elk Ridge; Spiritwood set to host Rosebowl
The host sites of Golf Saskatchewan’s two team events in 2022 have been finalized.
The Spiritwood Golf Course is going to host the 2022, and 51st Rosebowl on Aug. 11 and 12. The 23rd Mixed Championship is set for Aug. 27 and 28 at Elk Ridge Golf Resort.
Golf Saskatchewan Manager of Championships Steve Ryde said both facilities will be perfect venues for their coinciding events.
“Elk Ridge is one of, if not the top golf resort in Saskatchewan and for Ryan Danberg, Ryan Wells, Blaine Fagnou, and the entire crew up there to step up and welcome the Mixed Championship is fantastic. Not only will the competitors get great golf for a few days they will be treated with amenities second to none. The mixed is an event that usually features couples so having the tournament at a resort of Elk Ridge’s caliber will make this a must play,” Ryde said.
He added that Spiritwood has been looking to host the Rosebowl for a couple years and now that the courses’ RV park has been expanded and some course upgrades have been undertaken the ladies who compete in the event will have plenty of fun and play a great golf course.
“The ownership group behind Spiritwood reached out a couple years ago to host this fun event for higher handicap ladies and we are finally getting there after COVID put a hold on the event for a year in 2020. The club was able to upgrade areas of the facility and now they are ready to welcome the teams of ladies. It’s also 18 holes which will be appreciated by the competitors in this unique and historical event,” Ryde added.
Elk Ridge last hosted the Mixed Championship in 2018. Kathy Ziglo and Ian Larocque won the event that year, the duo are the reigning champions after winning the championship for the seventh time at Candle Lake this past year. Head Professional Ryan Wells said welcoming golfers from across the province is exciting.
“We are very happy to be able to host the 2022 Mixed provincials. Blaine and his crew will have the course in tournament shape for the PGA Tour Canada Elk Ridge Open at the end of June and will continue for all competitors of the Mixed Championship at the end of August. The course will be a good challenge but also fair for all players. The community and staff are looking forward to showcasing our hospitality in all departments of the resort and all the changes the ownership group has done to this beautiful resort in it’s first year of reopening,” Wells said.
The Rosebowl will be the first event Golf Saskatchewan has taken to Spiritwood. The ownership group, that includes five people released a statement saying they are excited to showcase their facility on a provincial level.
“Spiritwood Golf Course is extremely happy to be able to host such a prestigious tournament as the Rosebowl. Our course has been getting great reviews this year and we are very proud of the awesome conditions it is in. We are sure the ladies will be extremely impressed with the beauty and the challenge Spiritwood provides,” the statement said.
Carol Walsh and Pat Pratt are the defending Rosebowl champions.
Registration for both events will open in April.