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Golf tournament to honour Wade Robertson

The second annual tournament is Aug. 19 at the Carlyle Golf Course, and it honours a big part of the community.
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The late Wade Robertson was the Carlyle Cougards' coach in 2021-22.

CARLYLE - The second annual Wade Robertson Memorial Golf Tournament is set for Aug. 19 at the Carlyle Golf Course. 

Robertson was a coach in Carlyle Minor Hockey for many years and had decided to sit back and become a spectator.

He was approached by the Carlyle Cougars senior hockey team to be the head coach, starting in the 2021-22 season, and he just could not say no.

In May 2022, Robertson died suddenly at the age of 47, which devastated the community.

The first edition of the Wade Robertson Memorial Tournament brought in 108 players last year.

It is the organizers' hope to encourage more players to attend this year with the prizes they will have.

The 18-hole, four-person scramble, will have a shotgun start at 11 a.m.

Last year the tournament sold out in 24 hours and golfers do not want to miss the chance to win over $100,000 in cash and prizes this year.

Lonestar Directional Drilling has offered a $25,000 cash prize for a hole in one, and 306 Resource Group had offered two cash prizes of $25,000 for an ace.

Carlyle’s Merit Ford will give a person a new vehicle if they get a hole in one.

There are several raffle prizes and other items up for grabs this day.

Chairman Ty Currie said this fundraiser is for their hockey team, but they will also give some of the funds raised back to the community.

Included in the entry fee is a steak sandwich lunch at the clubhouse.

An item to be raffled off will be “The Barrow of Booze”, which is a wheelbarrow filled with different alcohol.

The Cougars hope to keep his memory alive through this annual tournament.