For more than 30 years, the men golfers of Canyon Lake have sponsored an annual golf tournament raising money to beautify the Canyon Lake course. In these 30 plus years, over $50,000 has been raised solely to enhance the course.
In the past, the tournament was conducted at one time or another by the Men’s Golf Club, the Green Committee and the Canyon Lake Association of Past Presidents (CLAPPS). This year, CLAPPS will be conducting the tournament, which is set for Saturday, April 25.
In the beginning, this event was called the Tree Tournament and hundreds of trees were planted on the course, which at the time was almost treeless. Since then, other than just trees and plants, some of the improvements were the enlarging of the putting green, an artificial grass pad on the driving range, and a building to cover the range ball dispenser. In the works for the near future is a camera on the 13th hole which will help prevent golfers halfway down the fairways from getting hit by tee shots, and benches on some of the tees.
The format for this year’s tourney is Partners Best Ball; players can pick their own partner and foursome or enter as a single and be placed in a group. The entry fee is $40, which includes lunch but does not include the green fee. Players will tee off with an 8 a.m. shotgun start, and there will be three flights: “Jack & Jack,”, “Jack & Jill” and “Jill & Jill.” Sign up anytime in the Golf Pro Shop or sign up on the day of the tournament, beginning at 7 a.m.