Seniors from Zone 6 (West Kootenay Boundary) teed it up at the Castlegar Golf Club & RV Park on Monday

BC Senior Games qualifier at Castlegar Golf Club

Three groups tee off under overcast skies and plenty of enthusiasm

Seniors from Zone 6 (West Kootenay Boundary) didn’t let overcast skies and the threat of rain stop them from teeing it up at the Castlegar Golf Club & RV Park on Monday, May 13.

Three groups of golfers from Salmo, Nelson and Castlegar got underway at 9 a.m. in a qualifier for the BC Seniors Games being held in Kamloops August 20 – 24.

Cecil Du Bois, coordinator for the zone, said that most of those participating will be moving on from the playdowns as they are allowed two people per age category (they are in five year increments) and a total of 36 golfers could go to Kamloops in August if that many were interested.

The BC Senior Games is a multi-sport event that annually draws close approximately 3,500 people aged 55 and up to cities across the province.

Archery, badminton, cycling, darts, dragon boats, bowling, curling, hockey, swimming, mountain biking and many more sports are contested.

To learn more about the games, visit www.bcseniorsgames.org .

Results from the golf qualifier will be announced here when available.

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