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Big hair will be featured at charity golf tournament

Posted on July 16, 2014 by Taber Times

There may be a Cyndi Lauper sighting at the Taber Golf Club on July 25.

That is because one of the most unique golf tournament ideas the golf course has ever had will be featuring a Girls Just Want to Have Fun 80s Charity Golf Tournament.

The drive will be just what it’s title indicates … a bunch of girls having fun.

“I talked to a bunch of girls about getting a tournament going that is just fun and non-competitive which is awesome. A lot of non-golfers are coming out now to some of these fun tournaments,” said co-organizer Steph Giroux-Feininger. “And that’s what you want, you stir something getting them in Taber and get them golfing. The Taber Golf Club is very accommodating when it comes to trying new things. We are trying a lot of new things in this tournament.”

A ladies two-ball scramble format, it will be an 80s invasion that descends on the Taber Golf Club on July 25 with hair-sprayed, teased big hair, neon outfits, and perhaps some blue eye shadow for good measure where golfers will be encouraged to dress up in their best 80s attire. Powered by a very creative committee that also includes Wanda Campbell, Shawna Sekura, Cara Barber-McMurdo, Jill Volk, and Shannon Neuman, the tournament promises to be the most unique one the Taber Golf Club has ever seen.

“We are auctioning off male caddies which will have a really good variety, which will be really fun, I’ve never seen that done before. The auction will be sort of like the Ladies Night Out,” said Giroux-Feininger. “They will be teeing up balls, helping with clubs, helping with drinks. There will be different holes with 80s’ themes. It’s going to be so much fun with things that have never been done.”

All money raised will be going towards palliative care of the Taber Hospital Foundation and victim services for people in need . The caddie auction will go at 11 a.m. with tee off at noon, with a silent auction along with drawing for prizes and giving out a best dressed prize.

Palliative care has so many different facets to it in which Giroux-Feininger hopes business and golfer support comes in the essentials you do not necessarily associate with the cost of palliative care that goes far beyond just the patient.

“It could be helping out with gas cards. You could be in there for a month where you’re not working. You have a pending funeral to deal with, family coming down where you have to host them, you have to feed them,” said Giroux-Feininger. “People don’t realize how many times people can’t get family down here or families can’t afford to get down here. Gift cards are a good way to get them down here because you can use them over the phone and you are supporting local businesses. These are the things you don’t want families to worry about where they don’t have to leave the hospital and they can stay with their family and the burden is eased.”

Women can register for the Girls Just Want to Have Fun 80s Charity Golf Tournament by e-mail to sneuman@atb.com or at Rumours Hair Salon. Registration deadline is July 23. Cost is $100 which includes cart rental, 18 holes of golf and dinner and entertainment afterwards.

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