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MONEY IN THE BANK – Mary and Drew Wintemute smile as they share the one million dollar first place prize at the Tagish Lake Golf and Country Club tournament on the weekend. Photo by TED FAIRMAIN

Players tee-off at Harvest Dinner Golf tourney

The Tagish Lake Golf and Country Club Harvest Dinner Golf Tournament was held on the weekend. Now the first question may be where is that golf course?

By John Tonin on August 30, 2019

The Tagish Lake Golf and Country Club Harvest Dinner Golf Tournament was held on the weekend. Now the first question may be where is that golf course?

The tournament is hosted by Ted Fairman, who started the tournament over 10 years ago.

“It’s a nine-hole pitch and putt on my property,” said Fairman. “I have three adjacent lots and I’m not using them all so I put nine holes around the perimeter.”

This year, Fairman said the tournament had about 20 people participate in the golf and the dinner afterward. To play in the tournament? You just have to hear about it through word-of-mouth.

All the holes on the course are par-3 and this year saw Drew Wintemute set a new course record shooting par-27. He did it “to the delight of his many fans and followers,” said Fairman.

“Drew was on fire,” said Fairman about Wintemute’s impressive outing on the greens.

Wintemute won the tournament by two-strokes. Fairman said there were a fair few golfers who shot a 29 on the day.

For his win, Wintemute was awarded the prestigious one-million-dollar bill.

“I don’t remember where I got the bill from,” said Fairman. “I thought I may as well offer it to the winner.”

The one-million-dollar bill is like the Stanley Cup, in that the winner of the tournament only gets to hold it for a year before they have to defend their title.

Along with the prized bill, the winners also get a trophy and Fairman also said he had jackets made up.

“I have got a green jacket and a pink jacket for the winners as well,” said Fairman.

The jackets reflect the green jack earned by the winners of The Masters on the PGA tour.

As the tournament gives way to another year Fairman said he is happy regardless if the tournament grows or not.

“It could possibly grow into something,” said Fairman. “ But it doesn’t really matter.”

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Deb Frizzell on Sep 1, 2019 at 7:21 am

What a great idea, Ted - and congrats to Drew and Mary (good photo!)

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