On a gorgeous sunny morning at 7:30 am we arrived at the Edmonton Garrison Memorial Golf and Country Club. Instantly we were greeted by a friendly face, waving us over to help us unload and take us to our hole sponsorship. It was hot, and going to be a scorcher of a day for Edmonton. Already sitting at 20 degrees Celsius it was going to hit 27 by the afternoon.
CompuVision put together a relay sponsor hole for the golf tournament. Basically, you drive the ball down the fairway to another team member. He/she then gets it closer to the green, and then hopefully your last player gets to putt. If not, another player then putts till it goes into the hole. Oh, and did I mention all this is timed competing against 36 other teams for best time of the day? No pressure.
Throughout the day displays of celebration, teamwork, strategy, competitive spirit and goofiness were to be seen on hole #4. One team even dubbed themselves the “lost boys” as they literally got lost on the course at the start of the event. Here are some photos of the event showcasing some of the fun we had.
We also posted all of the pictures (some with times) online to our twitter and facebook with @CompuVision and the hashtag #vetsgolf.
I took a second to interview the person behind this tournament. Erin Rayner is the Marketing and Business Development Manager for VETS.
“The entire reason we do this tournament is to connect with the community. We want to align with companies and charities who speak to our core values and purpose of providing healthy and comfortable environments. This year we worked with Little Warriors, Habitat for Humanity and Valour Place. We choose to have the tournament at the Edmonton Memorial Garrison Golf and Curling Club because we want to thank and support the people who keep us and our families safe. VETS was founded in 1921 by a WW1 Veteran and paying tribute to that legacy continues to be important for us. For our employees, and all the businesses, sponsors and partners it is a chance to thank them for the 95 years we have been in business. And of course, there is fun to be had with all this fundraising, pun intended.”
“Next year people can expect very much the same. An amazing group of people who want to help each other and the community they live in. We get more and more interest – this year we even had a waiting list! and the key is really about giving those who want to be involved the opportunity to give back.”
Thanks VETS, we had a blast.