Kitchen Creek hopes to make pro-am tournament a tradition

Kitchen Creek Golf Club will host its first-annual pro-am golf tournament on Monday.
Twenty pro golfers, from both regional courses as well as those in Winnipeg, will play on foursomes along with amateurs from their own clubs.
Each pro is expected to bring in one or two members from their club, with the other spaces being filled by Kitchen Creek members, said local club pro Steve Wood.
The 18-hole tournament will get underway with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Scores on each hole will be combined for the team and the winner will be judged in net scores.
The pros will be playing for a $5,000 prize while amateur prizes are in the $6,000-$7,000 range.
Any proceeds above and beyond the cost of running the tournament will go to a local charity, said Wood. “We just haven’t picked one yet,” he added.
Those proceeds come from entry fees and sponsors.
The club also would be happy to see spectators come out for the tournament. “If they want to [watch], they’re more than welcome,” said Wood.
In related golf news, the “Community Chest” fundraising tournament that had been scheduled for today at Kitchen Creek has been postponed until sometime in July, Wood said.