Earlier this week, supporters of modern art brought their clubs to the Elbow Springs Golf Club to play in the second annual GOLF2015, benefiting Contemporary Calgary. Calgarian’s (and beyond) enjoyed a picnic style lunch outside the club before teeing off and making their way through the sprawling, 27 hole course to enjoy a day on the green.
Elbow Springs has three main courses: Mountain View, Springs, and Elbow. Each offers stunning, unique views for its players to enjoy; smoky rocky mountains, deep ponds filled with spirited, leaping trout, and crystal creeks rushing past towering evergreens and graceful willows. Throughout the day, golfers breaking for a drink or to check their auction bids from their phones continually commented on the cut-above service of the club’s staff and the overwhelming beauty of the course.
Despite a continual light rain, the golfers remained in high spirits. Perhaps it was the knowledge that at various sponsored holes luxury vehicles and cash prizes of up to $20, 000.00 were up for grabs. When one team ‘hit the pin’ where a hole-in-one would have resulted in ownership of a sleek, black Lexus- sitting tantalizingly close by- gasps (and other expletives) could be heard across the course.
The day concluded with dinner at the club and a silent and live auction, hosted by Jay Mehr from Shaw Communications. Three incredible travel experiences were up for bidding; a VIP trip to the Barclays PGA Tour, a VIP trip for two to the Grey Cup, and a VIP trip for two to see U2 in New York City.
All in all, a little rain couldn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the guests, and the second annual tournament raised funds to support Contemporary Calgary. The continued generosity of Calgarian’s at events like these has allowed the gallery the flexibility to move into a new home this summer – the Centennial Planetarium. GOLF2015 was a delight to be a part of, and the BOOM team can’t wait to tee off for next year’s tournament!
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