The accommodations were outstanding, the location picturesque, and the camaraderie second to none, but the weather posed a few challenges. We all met at Elements Friday evening to get to know those we did not know and to socialize with the ones we did. The plan had been to meet on the patio which overlooks the pool and offers great vistas to please the eye, but this was not meant to be as Mother Nature cooked a bit of a storm to rain on our parade. We were pretty innovative in arranging space for the group and before too long we had taken over the bar as usual.
Golf on Saturday was at The Ridge at Copper Point which takes full advantage of the majestic views and character-filled terrain it’s situated on. The innovative design of this Masters-style course features full length Par 3 and Par 4 holes that maintain the perfect blend of playability and challenge. Again we had to contend with Mother Nature’s wrath, I just hate it when the black clouds roll in heralded by claps and thunder and a downpour of the wet stuff. We hurriedly donned our gear and persevered. The sky cleared for a brief while and then returned, a few finished but many of us had to throw in the towel, no pun intended. Following our round we enjoyed a great meal in the Copper Point Clubhouse and then returned to the resort for a welcome hot tub at the pool.
We woke Sunday to an overcast sky and chance of rain in the forecast. The round today was at The Point Course at Copper Point and I do believe all but the last couple of groups did complete 18 holes without any of the wet stuff but when it came down it was really something, I can’t remember being quite that wet. Some think Lacombe took the prize.
Despite the weather challenges we had a great time in the valley and the group was wonderful. It was great to have Helen and Laura there from the Edmonton Golfaround we love to have their support.
Our thanks to Brian Schaal , General Manager- PGA of Canada Executive Professional, and his wonderful staff who did everything to make our stay outstanding. When you say Brian is the chief cook and bottle washer he really was as their chef walked out the weekend before our arrival. The food was fabulous, good job everyone. Thanks also to Lisa and the staff at the Copper Point Resort, they too made sure our stay was memorable.