Former LPGA golfer to play in Gull Lake

Women’s golfing legend Sandra Palmer is the featured participant in this year’s Ninth Annual Junior Golf Foundation of Gull Lake Pro-Am Friday and Saturday.

Women’s golfing legend Sandra Palmer is the featured participant in this year’s Ninth Annual Junior Golf Foundation of Gull Lake Pro-Am Friday and Saturday.

Palmer, a native of Fort Worth, Tex., won 21 LPGA titles, including the 1975 U.S. Open championship.

She finished atop the LPGA money list that year and was also named LPGA player of the year.

Also among the 11 professionals participating in this year’s event are Canadian Tour winner Stuart Hendley, a former Lacombe resident and Wolf Creek Golf Resort pro who now lives in his hometown of Midland, Tex., and Red Deer native Adrienne White, a two-time Alberta amateur women’s champion and former LPGA Futures Tour member who now lives in Phoenix, Ariz.

Sam Randolph of Fort Worth, a PGA Tour winner and the top amateur in the 1985 and ‘86 Masters, and former LPGA member and Wolf Creek head pro Laura Witvoet of Ponoka.

Other participants include Dirk Ayers of Sarasota, Fla., a New York State champion with 20 professional wins worldwide, Canadian Tour veterans and winners Paul Devenport of New Zealand and Parry Parker of Mission Viejo., Calif., and two-time PGA winner Kris Tschetter of Warrington, Va.

Other participants are Bentley native Brandon Regnier, the head pro/general manager of Whitecourt Golf and Country Club and former member of the Gull Lake junior program, and Shelby Chrest of Red Deer, a Big Break competitor.

The adult/child nine-hole scramble goes today at 2 p.m., with the nine-hole Texas scramble and individual play events set to start at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

“It’s a huge deal for us. We’ve given out around $50,000 in scholarships over the years,” said event chairman George Smith.

“We have 40 teams in the adult/child scramble and 44 golfers playing Saturday — 11 teams with a pro in each group.”

The Gull Lake Golf Course is located on Highway 771, north of Bentley and on the northwest side of Gull Lake.

Just Posted

Cryptocurrency here to stay says one Red Deerian

Bitcoin is more than just a commodity with an ever changing value,… Continue reading

Lacombe County residential development and golf course proposed

Lincoln Ranch would include 100 homes and nine-hole golf course

Eight flu deaths in Central Alberta

99 admitted to hospital so far

UPDATED: Shots fired in Riverside Meadows

Red Deer RCMP search for more suspects

Exploring eating disorders in sports and fitness

Eating Disorders Awareness Week runs Feb. 1 to 7

NorAm Western Canadian Cross Country Ski Championships begin in Red Deer

The biggest cross-country skiing competition in Red Deer’s history is underway. Nearly… Continue reading

In photos: Get ready for Western Canadian Championships

Haywood NorAm Western Canadian Championships and Peavey Mart Alberta Cup 5/6 start… Continue reading

WATCH: Red Deer city council debates cost-savings versus quality of life

Majority of councillors decide certain services are worth preserving

Got milk? Highway reopened near Millet

A southbound truck hauling milk and cartons collided with a bridge

Stettler’s newest residents overcame fear, bloodshed to come here

Daniel Kwizera, Diane Mukasine and kids now permanent residents

Giddy up: Red Deer to host Canadian Finals Rodeo in 2018

The CFR is expected to bring $20-30 million annually to Red Deer and region

Ice dancers Virtue and Moir to carry flag at Pyeongchang Olympics

Not since Kurt Browning at the 1994 Lillehammer Games has a figure… Continue reading

Beer Canada calls on feds to axe increasing beer tax as consumption trends down

OTTAWA — A trade association for Canada’s beer industry wants the federal… Continue reading

Most Read


Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $185 for 260 issues (must live in delivery area to qualify) Unlimited Digital Access 99 cents for the first four weeks and then only $15 per month Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $15 a month