On Tuesday June 22nd after much deliberation, The Oil Kings Alumni, through Darryl Havrelock announced the cancellation of the 2020 Alumni golf tourney, slated for The Links in Spruce Grove for Friday August 21st..
"We tried every possible way, and got sound guidance all the way from The Links golf course, but we just weren't comfortable with the steps needed to be followed, as set out by Alberta Health officials. The Social-Distancing rules must be adhered to, for everyone's protection, and that's really what did us in.
Our usual shotgun Start at 1:00 PM was not possible & forced us to look at straight Tee Times beginning at 9:00 AM. Our last foursome would have teed off at 2:33 PM and likely would not get off the course until between 6:30 and 7:00 PM. Also, proxy markers were ruled out, so there would be zero Activities conducted at any of the holes., along with no Awards Banquet, to once more adhere to the Social-Distancing requirements all golf courses must follow" stated Havrelock.
"Our tourney has built a solid reputation over the past 13 years, & we felt making all the changes required to operate this year was just too much for our sponsors and golfers to accept. We will survive, returing with a vengeance next year, and like many Edmonton businesses, be stronger than ever" continued the ex-Oil Kings stalwart defenceman.
We are currently issuing 1005 refunds to all sponsors and golfers, and should have them in everyone's hands by July 10th. I
Anyone with refund questions, kindly contact Darryl Havrelock by telephone at 780-469-5718 or email him at email@example.com.