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Get a hole-in-one without swinging a club

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
June 12th, 2011

This July 10 marks the 10th anniversary of the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation’s Legacy Golf Event at Granite Pointe Golf Club.

While this event has become popular among local golfers of varying skill levels, now there is a unique (and fun) way for the community to participate. 

Suppose you were told that it was possible to sink a hole-in-one without swinging a club.  Impossible? Not when you have a little help from the Nelson Fire Department and 103.5 FM The Bridge.

This year’s event will feature Nelson’s first ever Golf Ball Drop. Here is how it will work:  At 7 p.m. on the day of the tournament at Granite Pointe, 999 uniquely numbered golf balls will be dropped from the extended ladder of the Nelson Fire Department’s aerial ladder truck. 

The first ball that goes into the hole – or failing that, comes closest to the hole – will win the grand prize. Through the generosity of 103.5 FM The Bridge, the grand prize winner will win a two night stay at the Prestige Oceanfront Resort in Sooke, as well as a round of golf for two, cart rental, and dinner for two at Olympic View Golf Club. In addition, the winner will also receive $1,000 in spending money.

A ticket corresponding to a numbered ball can be purchased for just $10. Tickets are available at 103.5 FM The Bridge, Granite Pointe Golf Club, and Sensations Klothes Shoppe, or by calling the Foundation office at 354-2334. 

Tickets can also be purchased at Marketfest on June 24, outside the Liquor Store on the afternoon of June 30, or at Lakeside Park’s Canada Day celebration on July 1.

For those interested in playing golf in a more traditional manor, the Legacy Golf Event is on July 10 and is a four-person scramble format. Call Granite Pointe at 352-5913 to register as an individual or a team. 

The cost is $100 per player and includes a dinner served by Granite Pointe’s Clubhouse Restaurant and prizes donated by our sponsors. 

Proceeds from this event go towards the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation. Check out our website at for more information.

Come out and golf for the health of it.

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