2021 Alberta Amputee Open
August 28 & 29 at the Nanton Golf Club in Nanton, BC.
The delayed 20th annual Alberta Amputee Open was held at the Nanton Golf Club this past August 28 & 29. It was great to be able to see and speak to our members in person, it’s been a long time since we have had the chance to socialize.
AASRA moved the event from Red Deer due to the course being unable to push the tournament back to later in the year. The Board wished to have all participants the opportunity to get fully vaccinated so it was moved. Good news is that it will be back in Red Deer for next summer as Randy and Shane have agreed to host the event again next year.
There were 22 participants at this year’s event and the weather was great. No rain or extremely hot weather to deal with for both days. Saturday evening we were served a fantastic Chicken & Rib dinner at the course and I must say it was the best meal I’ve had at a tournament in a very long time.
We had number generous donations for door prizes. A beautiful charcuterie board with the AASRA logo was donated by Clint Neufeld of The Clever Dog Custom Design and Woodworking. Tim Tratch provided a set of cutting boards, knifes and spices from CTR, and Lori Tratch donated a gift card from her Super Store. One of our members, Kelvin Lim, donated a golf shirt and a dozen balls. All the gifts were greatly appreciated by their recipients. AASRA also received a hole sponsorship from Colman Prosthetics & Orthotics in Calgary. Colman has been a great supporter of our event for a number of years.
So down to the golf itself. This year’s Alberta Amputee Open winner was Bob MacDermott. Finishing second was Vic McClelland and in third Chris Thulin. In our Net Division, Terry Shwetz was first with Andy Van Biert in second and Brad Callihoo in third. The Stableford Division had Paul Herbert in first with Ivan Hlanvenka second and Wendy Frazier in third. Last but not least were the Associates. In first was Kevin Earl with Sherri Hlavenka in second.
It was a very good weekend for golf and very special getting to see everyone in person again. The course was in great shape and the staff did a great job having the carts set up for us and were very accommodating. If you get the chance, please drop by and play the course sometime.
Looking forward to seeing everyone in Red Deer next year, let’s have a great turn out.
Until next year, hit ’em straight…………..
2012 Alberta Amputee Open Chairperson