Largest Alumni Showing for Calgary Hitmen Hole-In-One Golf ClassicAugust 9, 2011 - Western Hockey League (WHL) Calgary Hitmen
The tournament, held yesterday at Springbank Links, was truly unique as all 18 holes were converted to par 3's with nearly half a million dollars in prizes on the line, including five vehicles from the Wood Automotive Group.
The round was capped by a 180 yard hole-in-one shootout for a 2011 Ferrari Spider provided by Ferrari Maserati of Alberta. A gallery of over 100 cheered as one ball came very close to going in.
The day also drew the largest alumni contingent in history with 21 players such as Brett Carson (Calgary Flames), Karl Alzner (Washington Capitals), T.J. Galiardi (Colorado Avalanche), Ian Schultz (Montreal Canadiens prospect), Brandon Kozun (Los Angeles Kings prospect) and Paul Postma (Winnipeg Jets prospect).
"Although no hole-in-ones were awarded there were a lot of close calls and over $10,000 in closest to the pin prizes awarded," explained Hitmen Director of Business Operations Mike Moore. "I would like to thank all our sponsors, especially WEB Consulting Ltd, the Wood Automotive Group and Springbank Links for allowing us to create this unique event along with our fans, alumni, participants and volunteers who helped make this tournament a huge success."
Net proceeds from the golf tournament will be donated to the Flames Foundation for Life which continues to touch the lives of thousands of people through its commitment to education, medical research, health, amateur sports and recreation.
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