Tee up and help out Langley Lodge

If luck is on his side, dad may be able to use his golf driver to make himself into an enviable sports car driver. 

It might not work exactly like that, but first prize at this year’s Langley Lodge Golf Skills Challenge is described as a Whistler experience for two, part of which includes the winner and a passenger making the 220-kilometre round trip drive from West Vancouver to Whistler in four unique cars. They include a Lamborghini Gallardo, a Ferrari F430 Spider, an Audi R8, and a Nissan GT-R.

The winner will have the most successful attempt at a 140 yard hole-in-one at the event at Langley Golf and Banquet Centre (21550 44th Ave.) on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 It’s the first year the family-oriented event has been held on Father’s Day and organizers, including Lilianne Fuller, feel it’s the ideal fit. 

She said it’s a great way for dads to “have some fun, be with their family, and support a really good cause.”

That cause is the Langley Lodge. Funds will go for programs and activities the lodge creates to enhance the life of residents in the seniors’ care home.

Second prize at the event is a custom made fly fishing rod worth more than $1,500.

“It’s awesome,” Fuller said. “It’s totally hand made and comes with a case.”

The rod will be the prize for the golfer who is the most successful at ringing the bell at 50 yards away.

Although the top prizes are significant, this isn’t a heavy golf tournament, it’s about fun, family, and trying out golfing skills, noted this year’s event chair, Lisa Gutenberg.

“It is a series of golf-type activities where participants will test their skills with activities that focus on chipping and putting,” she noted. 

In addition to the first and second prize contests, there will be door prizes, a silent auction, a candy challenge from Sticky’s Candy, a marshmallow longest drive, chip the whiffle ball, and more.

“We’ve got a good thing,” Fuller said of the event. “People seem to like it.”

Tickets are $20 for adults, $5 for children under 16 and $50 for a family pack.

Tickets include admission and chances at each of the contests, but if dad really wants that sports car experience or the fly fishing rod, he can pay a little bit more for an extra shot. 

Tickets are be available at the Langley Lodge and the Langley Golf and Banquet Centre.

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