Mark Brough

Mark Brough

Snow Golf hits Lake Windermere

White golf balls aren't the right colour for this kind of golf

If you’re looking for a unique way to spend your Saturday (February 2) this weekend, how about heading out to Lake Windermere for some frosty “fours” during the Kinsmen Club of Invermere’s 12th annual Snow Golf Tournament.

The event kicks off at The Station Pub with registration beginning at 11 a.m. The golf gets under way at noon and costs only $35 for four hours of the most interesting golfing you will ever experience.

Approximately 20 teams of four are expected to take part, said organizer Steve Kuffler, adding that participants must be 19 years of age or older to take part.

“It’s just like summer golf but it’s on the lake. In the morning we go around the lake and set up 18 different holes and they range from 70 yards to 190 yards in length,” he said.

Kuffler highly recommends golfers bring coloured balls, as the traditional white ball is pretty hard to find in the snow. All the money raised goes to the Kinsmen Club, which in turn gives back to deserving projects and groups throughout the community.

The Station Neighbourhood Pub will act as the clubhouse during the event, which is where all the prizes will be handed out at the end of the tournament.

Kuffler urges anyone interested to sign up early, as they have a cap on the amount of teams that can take part. For more information please call 250-342- 5557.