Mabel Lake golf event helps flood relief

Two North Okanagan golf course employees decided they had to do something to help their flood-ravaged neighbours.

Told that pictures of the recent Calgary floods didn’t do the disaster justice, two North Okanagan golf course employees decided they had to do something to help their neighbours.

Mabel Lake Golf and Country Club superintendent Peter Bysouth and pro shop manager Dave Holoiday will haul out their clubs Wednesday and play a 24-hour golf marathon to raise funds for the Calgary flood relief fund.

The event starts at the course east of Enderby at 5 a.m.

“Peter and I were standing in the pro shop talking with a lady who handles some of our clothing, who is from Calgary, and she told us about all of the stuff going on,” said Holoiday, a former golf pro in Alberta. “We figured we needed to do something to help so we just started tossing around ideas.”

The longest Holoiday has ever golfed is seven hours and he believes the same is true of Bysouth.

Helping out the victims of the Calgary floods hits close to home for the golf course, as many of its customers come from southern Alberta.

“We have a ton of Albertans that come to play our course,” said Holoiday.

Pledges are being collected at the pro shop.

Anybody wishing to write a cheque to the pair’s fundraising effort can make the cheque out to the Mabel Lake Golf and Country Club.

Call 250-838-0881 for more information.