Mini-golf tournament scores for Marigold

Children of all ages participated, even for fun. Leighton Wardman, 2, left, putts around with her mother Stephanie Willier, of Sucker Creek.

Richard Froese
South Peace News

Marigold Enterprises was supported during a mini-golf tournament Aug. 26 to raise funds and have fun.

“About 20 people of all ages participated and everyone had fun,” says organizer Connie Sabo, a support worker at Marigold.

She says Marigold intends to make it an annual event.

“We already have plans in the works for next year,” Sabo says.

Participants with varied skills played the fun version of the sport.

“You can hone your skills by coming out to play mini-golf,” Sabo sais while announcing the winners.

Sabo has co-ordinated the mini-golf course since it opened in the summer 2017 at the Marigold Farmer’s Market location on 51 Avenue downtown.

“After I was asked to run the mini-golf, a gentleman suggested a tournament would be a great way to promote it,” Sabo says.

Several businesses and organizations chipped in for the tournament.

“We thank all our sponsors and supporters,” Sabo says.

Marigold is grateful for the funding.

“All the funding is going to Marigold to help individuals with disabilities,” says Danielle Anderson, a young woman that Marigold supports.

Bernie Poloz, of High Prairie, won the tournament with a low score of 38.

Erin Thunder, of Sucker Creek, finished second with a score of 47, winning a playoff with Virginia Thunder, of High Prairie.

Poloz is an experienced golfer on the local links while the other winners were total rookies to the sport.

“We should play real golf,” Erin Thunder says.

“We hadn’t played any type of golf before.”

Other fun prizes were awarded.

Cameron Auger carded the highest score of 168; Jerzy Morrill, of Morinville, had the most holes-in-one with one; Jocey O’Regan of Edmonton travelled the farthest; Rina Cunning- ham, of High Prairie, won an award for being the most frustrated golfer.

Winners of the Marigold Mini-Golf Tournament received trophies after the event Aug. 26. Left-right are: Danielle Anderson, of Marigold presenting prizes; second-place winner Erin Thunder, of Sucker Creek; champion Bernie Poloz, of High Prairie; third-place winner Virginia Thunder, of High Prairie; and Arden Orosz, also representing Marigold.
Other awards and prizes were also presented. Left-right are: most holes-in-one winner, Jerzy Morrill, of Morinville; most frustrated golfer, Rina Cunningham, of High Prairie; golfer travelling the farthest, Jocey O’Regan, of Edmonton; and last-place winner, Cameron Auger, of High Prairie.


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