Heron Landing to hold inaugural Men’s Open

Still trying to figure out what you’re going to be doing this weekend?
Well, if you’re a guy and you like to golf, you might want to sign up for the inaugural Men’s Open at the Heron Landing Golf Course at Couchiching.
“It’s the first one ever,” club pro Brian Johnstone noted Thursday.
Johnstone is hoping to get 100 entries for the two-day tourney slated for Saturday and Sunday, and there still are plenty of spots open.
The $115 cost for the event includes a practice round on Friday, a cart, and a steak dinner, with 95 percent of registration fees going towards prizes.
“There will be gross and net prizes, so everyone will have a chance with their handicap,” noted Johnstone. “And if you don’t have a handicap, we’ll figure one out for you.”
As previously reported in the Times, Heron Landing recently was notified by Golf Digest that it has been nominated as one of the best new courses in Canada.
Writers will judge the course next August.
Meanwhile, Johnstone hopes this Men’s Open will be the start of an ever-growing annual event.
“We want to set the standard high and we eventually want to turn this Men’s Open into the premiere event in the area. That’s our goal,” he remarked.
In other golf news, Kitchen Creek will hold its Junior Open this Saturday, with about 15 golfers under age 18 already having signed up. Cost is $40, with play beginning at 10 a.m.
Kitchen Creek also is accepting entries for its Senior Open, which will take place the following Saturday (July 2).