Multiple tournaments taking place, leagues starting up at Lone Wolf Golf Club in June

As June approaches, the Lone Wolf Golf Club is looking forward to a busy schedule full of tournaments and league play.

According to the Director of Community Services for the District of Taylor, Ryan Galay, the 7,141-yard, 18-hole course, located approximately 12 kilometres south of Fort St. John, opened on April 10th, in part due to the light snow that occurred throughout the winter.

“There was not a lot of snow, so we were able to get out there,” Galay said. “After the little snow had melted, we were more waiting for the frost to come out of the ground than for the snow to melt,” said Galay.

He says the course saw a lot of traffic during the first month of the season, which included the club’s opening tournament, the Icebreaker on May 4th.

Leagues begin next week, starting with the Junior Golf program, which will run on Monday evenings from May 27th to June 17th.

The program will consist of four levels for golfers aged four to nine.

Lone Wolf will also have womens and mens leagues starting in June, which will be held on Wednesday and Thursday nights, respectively.

The leagues will allow golfers to better prepare for the July tournaments.

The “Rudy’s Car and Truck Wash Girls Just Want to Have Fun” tournament for females will take place on July 12th and 13th, with the “Roger’s Trucking Classic” for men taking place a week later, from July 19th to July 21st.

The club’s scramble tournament will take place on August 10th. Galay says scramble golf is a variation in which each member of a team of four tees off and then takes their approach shots from the best drive.

“It's just a fun day of golf to get people involved,” said Galay. “Maybe you want to break up the summer with a little scramble golf instead of playing individual stroke play.”

Galay adds that registration for these tournaments is open to all players.

For more information or how to register, visit Lone Wolf Golf Club’s website or Facebook page.

Edward Hitchins, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter,