Stantec golfers ace it, twice

Two is better than one, although one is exceptional all on its own.

Two is better than one, although one is exceptional all on its own.

The first Stantec BFF (Best Friends Forever) Ladies Golf Tournament on Monday at River Bend Golf Course featured two holes in one.

Golfers Paulette Hanson of Rocky Mountain House and Kim Lee of Red Deer won $25,000 each to go towards a new vehicle at Ponoka Dodge Chrysler, pending insurance verification of their holes in one.

The aces occurred at the eighth and 16th holes (par threes).

“It was crazy. Gord Bambord’s annual golf classic has never even seen holes in one for the big prizes,” said Tera Lee Flaman, one of the main organizers behind the event.

“It’s very, very rare. Most golf tournaments never see a hole in one. … We were very excited. At one of our early meetings, Lyn Radford said, ‘I’d sure love if someone won one of these hole in ones,’ and we had two!”

Radford, a longtime well-known volunteer in the community, was also one of the organizers.

Flaman added that hole in one winner Lee hadn’t played golf in over eight years.

The tournament was held in support of women’s athletics through Red Deer College and the Red Deer Games Foundation.

A number of well-known female athletes from Central Alberta participated, including Olympian Mellisa Hollingsworth.

The final fundraising total was not available at press time on Tuesday but organizers are calling it a success and already planning for next year.

Just Posted

Manslaughter charge laid against Red Deer man more than a year after homicide

A manslaughter charge has been laid against a Red Deer man, more… Continue reading

Woman facing charges after pedestrian critically injured in hit and run

A woman is in custody in connection with an alleged hit and… Continue reading

Friday hail storm came at a bad time for farmers

Amount of damage a hail storm does often depends on how far along crops are

Concern growing over poor hay crops

Hay yields in some areas half of what it was last year

Updated: SUV smashes through fences and deck in Anders

Driver taken to hospital after SUV veered off 30th Avenue into Anders

Man suffers critical injuries, Red Deer police arrest woman in pedestrian crash

A man is in hospital with critical injuries and Mounties have arrested… Continue reading

Cull hasn’t been able to solve bunny burden in Alberta mountain town of Canmore

CANMORE, Alta. — Problems persist in an Alberta mountain town overrun with… Continue reading

Canada should help Holocaust denier on trial in Germany: civil liberties group

OTTAWA — A civil liberties group is urging the Canadian government to… Continue reading

Westerner Days: Send us your photos

Your reader photo may just make the pages of the Adovcate.

Adam Henrique signs $29.1M, 5-year extension with Ducks

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Centre Adam Henrique has signed a $29.1 million, five-year… Continue reading

Fashion firms upend design routine to focus on speed, trends

NEW YORK — Prototypes? Passe. Fashion company Betabrand saw that knitwear was… Continue reading

Trimming and tidying: Perennials need care too

The great attraction in growing perennial flowers is that you never have… Continue reading

Johnny Depp settles lawsuits involving former managers

LOS ANGELES — Johnny Depp has settled lawsuits with his former business… 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