ESTEVAN - A popular event for women working in or connected to the southeast Saskatchewan oilpatch is set to make its return this week.
The Estevan Oilfield Technical Society’s (OTS) Oilwomen’s Golf Tournament will be July 15 at the TS&M Woodlawn Golf Course. It will have a shotgun start at 10:30 a.m.
A steak supper will be served and prizes will be presented at the clubhouse after the tournament. They will also have a 50-50 draw and a raffle, with funds going to a charity of their choice.
Tanya George, who is part of the organizing committee for the tournament, said they typically attract approximately 100 golfers. So far they have about 60. They like to have the registrations in the Friday before the tournament, but they are still accepting participants.
“Ladies can register as an individual, as a pair or as a full team or four,” said George.
The tournament started accepting oil wives this year to be able to get more people involved, but organizers ask that each team has two women who work in the oil industry in some fashion.
There will be beverage holes, a hole-in-one prize, novelty holes and a putting contest.
The male Estevan OTS is the tournament’s main sponsor, and they will sponsor the first place team prize.
“That’s always a nice prize to win for the ladies. It gives them something to look forward to,” said George.
Since the tournament has a best-ball format, people don’t need to be strong golfers to participate.
“You can come out and just have fun, enjoy the day, do a little networking with other women in the industry, oil wives and friends,” said George.
The tournament wasn’t able to happen the last two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting restrictions. The Oilwomen’s tournament committee decided not to have the event last year. But they want to remind everyone, including potential golfers and sponsors, that they are still here and looking forward to the competition.
“It gives us something to look forward to. I’m excited for it … just so women can get out and have fun and remind them that things are slowly getting back to normal after the past two years.”