Like fine wine, new Alberni golf tourney’s about age

Ages to determine pecking order at Alberni Golf Club tourney - but with a twist.

Something new has been added to the list of Men’s Club events this season at Alberni Golf Club. The club captain has named the competition “aged partners” and the tourney will be played this Sunday.

How it works is as follows: there will be two-man teams, with the best net and the best gross counting on each hole. You pick your own partner, but your two ages when added together will determine what tees you play from.

If your ages are less than 100, you play from the blue; if your ages are from 100-120 you play from the white; if your ages are between 120-140 you play from the red and if your ages are 140-plus you play from the yellow tees.

This format sounds like it could be a lot of fun. This is an optional event with a cost of $10 for those who wish to enter. Please make your own tee times starting at 7 a.m. The signup sheet is in the pro shop.

There will also be the usual ball sweep, money pot and charity closest to the pin up for grabs.

The next sponsored event will be the Mac 5 Challenge, on Aug. 21—more about that next week.

The next Stableford Tournament takes place this coming Monday, Aug. 15. This event is open to both men and women. There will be a shotgun start at 8 a.m., although the earlybirds who wish to enter the competition may tee off earlier.

If you compile 36 points—right around your handicap—you will automatically win $35 in club money.  The more points you rack up the more you can win.

For those who may be off their game be sure to turn your score cards in as there will be several draw prizes.

There will also be closest to the pin prizes of sleeves of balls: No. 2 will be for men with a handicap of 15 or higher; No. 4 will be for all the women; No. 13 for men with handicaps lower than 15; and No. 17 will be for all competitors.

One final note: our own Jim Rhodes played in the Tillicum Open at Sunnydale in Courtenay on the August long weekend and managed to win low gross in the B flight. Way to go, Jim!

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