August Night golf tourney Friday features Glow Ball golf

The golf course is running fast and firm. The greens are some of the best in the region and despite all the heat, our dedicated group of volunteers continues to keep the golf course in great shape. Thanks for all you do! In July, we started what we’re calling our Sunday Afternoon Geography Special. From 3 to 8 p.m. on Sunday’s (July 13, 20, 27 and August 3), we’ve got a deal that just can’t be beaten. Yes, Colville golfers can take advantage of the promotion on Sunday.While carts last, we’ll be giving away a round of golf, with cart and range balls. The catch is you must call to reserve a cart—and a tee time. And you must live in a specific geographical area. Once the carts are gone…that’s it. This promotion is open to golfers who live in certain geographical areas—who want to play Dominion Meadows from 3 to 8 p.m. on four Sunday’s in July and early August. Residents who live in the Hunters/Inchelium area were eligible to play on the afternoon of July 13. On July 20, golfers in the Kettle Falls/Republic area were eligible. On July 27, the promotion was geared to Northport and Pend Oreille County residents only. On August 3, golfers in Colville can take advantage of the promotion.A new tournament to help raise awareness and money for “Cancer Awareness,” the August Night four and five-person scramble, will be held Friday, August 1.This is a great format and something we haven’t seen around here in several years. It’s an interesting format. Half of the 18-hole scramble will include the use of a Glow Ball. If you’ve never had the opportunity to play golf at night with a Glow Ball, now is your chance.The tournament will start at 5 p.m. with a shotgun start on the back nine. At approximately 7:30 p.m., the playing field will take a break for dinner. At approximately 8:30 p.m., it will be time for Glow Ball tee off (front nine). A dinner of ribs, corn, baked potato, coleslaw and dessert is included with the $50 per player entry. Call the pro shop or come on in and enter. We will cap off our summer junior program with a Junior Golf Tournament (free) on Thursday, August 7. The tournament will start at 10 a.m.We will flight kids ages 5-17. The little guys and gals will play three holes, six holes or nine holes, depending on experience. After the golf, there will be a pizza party, courtesy of Westside Pizza. Our local seniors, the Wanderers, will host a stop on the Kootenay (British Columbia) golf circuit on Tuesday, August 5 at Dominion Meadows. The deadline to sign up is this week. Contact Jon Estep (684-5129) if you would like to play with fellow senior golfers from Colville and British Columbia.The Wanderers are scheduled to go to Champion Lakes (Fruitvale, B.C.) on Thursday. During a senior tournament at Nelson, B.C.’s Granite Pointe earlier in July, Estep had a day to remember, although it was one that probably didn’t turn out as he had hoped.The exciting news is that Jon aced the 179-yard, par 3 15th hole at Granite Pointe. According to Jon, there was a sign on the tee blocks indicating that any lucky hole in one would receive a $5,000 prize. But there was a catch, eh?“The lady monitoring the hole that I got the hole in one on was very excited and had me fill out quite a list of paperwork,” Jon explained. “Later, when our group reached the green, she came down and informed us that since I was not a citizen of British Columbia or Alberta, the Northwest Territories or the Yukon (there are golfers in the Northwest Territories and the Yukon?), I wouldn’t be eligible for the prize.”Talk about your fine print.To add insult to disappointment, the KP on that hole was for handicaps 0-19. Estep didn’t even qualify for the day’s KP. He came in as a 24 handicap. It got worse.As Jon was putting his clubs away following the round, fellow Wanderer John Lindquist informed the Wanderer’s amiable bookkeeper that he couldn’t even claim the Wanderer’s hole-in-one pot because he had not contributed his entry fee (25 cents) that day. Jon did get one consolation prize, though. The folks running the Nelson tournament presented him with the KP prize on that hole and a nice hole-in-one key chain. “That, plus the satisfaction of actually hitting a hole-in-one will have to be enough,” he said.