The 12th annual Passion Play Golf Tournament will take place on Friday, June 11, at the Dinosaur Trail Golf and Country Club.
“We have golfers from across the province attending,” says Wilfred Golbeck, chairman of the tournament committee. “Our business sponsors make this tournament what it is – fun and entertaining, yet with a little bit of a competitive angle.” Golbeck adds that Barcomp Industries Inc. is once again the Platinum sponsor.
The tournament is a best-ball format, and includes competitions on every hole. “Three lucky participants will be putting for a brand new Dodge Avenger, courtesy of Drumheller Chrysler,” says Golbeck. Returning also this year is “Beat Uncle Z” where golfers attempt to best local golf pro Zeke Wolf on the par three Hole #16. “Zeke plays in slippers and a bathrobe, and golfers can even pick the club that he has to use,” says Golbeck “But, Zeke almost always wins - it’s a lot tougher than people think.”
Following the golf tournament is a banquet at the Verdant Valley Community Hall, featuring a gourmet dinner and a silent auction. “We have everything from two TaylorMade “Superfast” drivers to a catered BBQ for eight to Calgary Philharmonic tickets,” says Golbeck.
Golbeck is grateful for the support the tournament is garnering. “The Passion Play is dependent on fundraising for its operations,” says Golbeck. “Our ticket sales only cover part of the cost of producing the play.”
The Canadian Badlands Passion Play stages the life of Jesus Christ in a dramatic outdoor setting. More than 200 actors and 100 choir members portray the story in an outdoor amphitheatre on the outskirts of Drumheller. Last year, a record 12,037 guests took in the six performances.
The 2010 Passion Play Performances are: July 9 - 11, and July 16 - 18. For tickets, visit www.canadianpassionplay.com