ESTEVAN - The annual Dustin Pratt Memorial Redneck Golf Tournament is bringing lots of laughs and fun to the TS&M Woodlawn Golf Course on Friday.
The four-person Texas scramble event began with a shotgun start just after 1 p.m. But before the first strokes were recorded, all of the participants gathered for a toast to Pratt. A couple of champagne bottles were popped from the Woodlawn clubhouse patio.
Pratt's mother Roxane thanked all of the golfers and sponsors for supporting the event and continuing to honour his memory.
It's one of the more unique tournaments of the year at Woodlawn. Instead of traditional golf attire, the participants can be seen wearing cutoffs, plaid, sleeveless shirts and sandals. Many of the teams had matching outfits.
Music has been blaring from power carts.
Golfers donned beer goggles for their tee shot on the first hole. The goggles simulate the impact of impaired driving.
It's a non-competitive tournament, and many of the teams won't keep score.
The tournament is held in memory of Pratt, who died in a workplace accident in the oilfield in August 2016. His family has created the Dustin Pratt Memorial Fund, which supports local families and organizations.