Male and female teams of golfers will be chasing the flag this weekend at the Birchbank Golf Course as area golfers are invited to tee off at Birchbank’s Mixed Golf Tournament.

Mixed Golf Tournament tees off at Birchbank

The Birchbank Golf Course is still accepting entries for its Mixed Golf Tournament this weekend

Grab your clubs and your better half, as the Birchbank Golf Course is offering a smoking hot deal to area golfers, as it gets set to host its annual Mixed Golf Tournament this weekend.

The two-day, 36-hole tournament is a mixed bag, with the first 18 holes teeing off at a shotgun start on Saturday at 1 p.m. and playing a ‘Best Ball’ format.

Sunday’s round will use chapman rules, or alternate shot, with the shotgun start at 8 a.m. The two-person, handicapped modified ‘chapman’ tournament has both players on a team hit tee shots, and then play second shots using their partner’s tee-shot location. After both players second shots, the team must select one ball location from which to complete the hole using alternate shot format.

“There’s about 70 people in it right now, we’re hoping we get some more,” said Birchbank Golf Course manager and Pro Dennis Bradley. “Anybody in the area can play, it’s just a mixed open with two different formats. It’s a lot of fun.”

The two rounds of golf, a dinner, and prizes goes for just $150 per couple, and $125 for member couples.

“It’s a great deal for people,” said Bradley. “For us, not to have it full doesn’t make a lot of sense to me. It’s technically four rounds of golf.”

Saturday’s round will be followed by a dinner in the Birchbank Bistro. The event, sponsored by the Black Rooster in Castlegar, also will give away many great door prizes, a hole-in-one prize, as well as overall gross- and net-flight prizes.

“We’ve had about 80 people play in the tournament, and its usually a slow long weekend so it’s always nice to have people here.”

And just after the Mixed Tournament winds up, golfers from around the northwest will travel to Trail for the annual Rossland-Trail Birchbank Men’s Open hitting the fairways for a practice round on Thursday, Aug. 10, before teeing off on Friday, Saturday, and winding up on Sunday for the 54-hole championship.

“There should be about 120 of them for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday,” said Bradley. “You get three rounds of golf, two dinners, and a breakfast. I mean that’s another screaming deal for people in the area.”

The entry fee for the Birchbank Men’s Open is $215 for non-members and $155 for Birchbank members.

Just Posted

Pedestrian killed on Highway 22 Saturday evening

Police say 51-year-old man died after being hit by car

UPDATE: DriveBC says highway re-opened after accident

Highway 22 closed for seven hours on Saturday

Forestry workers set to begin job action in Kootenays

Operations in Castlegar, Cranbrook, Galloway, Elko, Radium, Golden may see job action this week.

Métis Flag flies in Trail on Louis Riel Day

Area students, officials and public attend flag raising at Trail City Hall

Early Trail borrowed a couple of names from the U.S.

Place Names: Connection between Trail and Butte, Montana

Saving salmon: B.C. business man believes hatcheries can help bring back the fish

Tony Allard worked with a central coast First Nation to enhance salmon stocks

High-end B.C. house prices dropping, but no relief at lower levels

But experts say home ownership remains out of reach for many for middle- and lower-income families

Worker killed in collision at B.C. coal mine

Vehicle collision occurred at approximately 10:45 a.m. this morning

B.C. asking for tips on ‘dirty money’ in horse racing, real estate, luxury cars

Action follows a Peter German report on money laundering in B.C. casinos

Canadian dead more than a week after plane crash in Guyana: Global Affairs

Global Affairs said it couldn’t provide further details on the identity of the Canadian citizen

Children between 6 and 9 eligible for $1,200 RESP grant from province

BC Ministry of Education is reminding residents to apply before the deadline

Victoria spent $30,000 to remove John A. Macdonald statue

Contentious decision sparked controversy, apology from mayor

Privacy concerns over credit card use for legal online pot purchases

Worries follow privacy breaches at some Canadian cannabis retailers

NEB approves operating pressure increase to repaired Enbridge pipeline

The pipeline burst outside of Prince George on Oct. 9, now operating at 85 per cent

Most Read