Before teeing off for the tournament, all the golfers gathered for a few announcements and a prayer on Aug. 1. The ninth annual Gideon;s Golf Tournament had the most golfers signed up it has ever had. Photos by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News

PHOTOS: Largest turn out ever for Gideon’s Golf Tournament

The ninth annual golf tournament was held at Meadowlands Golf Course in Sylvan Lake

The ninth annual Gideon’s Golf Tournament was the best attended tournament yet.

In total, the tournament brought together 100 golfers who played for the cause.

“Anyone who knows about organizing golf tournaments knows what it means to get 100 golfers,” said Steve Rowe, one of the tournament’s organizers.

The annual tournament was held at Meadowlands Golf Course on Aug. 1 to raise funds for bibles and religious magazines aimed towards children.

According to Rowe, the tournament has raised roughly $300,000, cumulative, since its inception.

“Everything we raise goes back into bibles,” Rowe said.

After, golfers were treated to a barbecue supper as well as a live and silent auction.


Many of the golfers signed up for the ninth annual Gideon’s Golf Tournament came to the course early, to sign in and get a bite to eat.

Just before the tournament started, a lottery was completed. Each golfer was able to put a marker in the ground and if the put came closest to your marker, you won.

Obee’s Two for One Pizza was a sponsor of the tournament, and also provided lunch for all the golfers.

Golfers had the chance to get a few practise puts in before hopping in their carts and starting the tournament.

Steve Rowe makes a few announcements before a prayer is said and the golfers departed for the course.

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