Golfers enjoyed fine weather on opening weekend. Kimberley Vlasic/The Free Press

Golfers enjoyed fine weather on opening weekend. Kimberley Vlasic/The Free Press

GALLERY: “Spectacular” start to Fernie golfing season

Fernie Golf Club gearing up for Community Day on June 9

Blaine Hill is only six but he can swing a driver with the best of them.

The young golfer was among nearly 200 people to hit the course at Fernie Golf Club on opening day, Saturday, May 11.

“He loves coming out and playing, we come down to the driving range probably once a week,” said dad Mark, as Blaine belted balls on the driving range.

“He did two rounds last year on the golf course, so we’re going to do another one, probably next week, with him… It’s really nice here, they promote kids on the golf course and make it really family friendly.”

Golfers enjoyed fine weather and great conditions at the club over the weekend. They played the first nine holes with the back nine to open on May 17.

General manager and head pro, Max Sherwood, described it as a “spectacular start” to the season.

“We were busy all day long and we’re busy again all day long,” he said Sunday. “We opened the same time last year, so it’s consistent.”

The ladies league teed off on Tuesday, with the seniors scheduled to start on May 16 followed by the mens on May 22.

June 9 is Community Day at Fernie Golf Club, where Elk Valley residents will enjoy free golf and use of the driving range, as well as driving range contests, children’s games and course tours.

The club is currently offering special rates for new members and Sherwood said the response has been positive.

“We’re really excited with all the new members that we’re getting right now,” he said.

“New members receive up to $275 off the membership rate and we’re selling lots of them, which is really great.”

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GALLERY: “Spectacular” start to Fernie golfing season

GALLERY: “Spectacular” start to Fernie golfing season

GALLERY: “Spectacular” start to Fernie golfing season

GALLERY: “Spectacular” start to Fernie golfing season

GALLERY: “Spectacular” start to Fernie golfing season

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