Golfers get ready to go Hog Wild at the Golden Golf Club

The Golden Golf club is preparing for a wild weekend at the end of July.

  • Jul. 11, 2012 12:00 p.m.

It’s time to go hog wild at the Golden Golf Club. The club is hosting the Hog Open on July 29 and 30.

“What we’ve done this year is we’ve combined our Men’s Open and Pro-Am together,” said Graeme Kreiner golf pro at the Golden Golf Club.

“And the reason it’s called the Hog Open is because we’re going to be doing a pig roast after day one.”

The tournament has 25 spots open for pros, and 75 spots for amateurs. But golfers of various skill levels are welcome.

“You don’t have to be a really serious golfer for this one, as long as you have a registered handicap you’re good to go,” said Kreiner, who will be playing in the open himself.

On Day 1, the groupings will be arranged with one pro, and three amateurs. And on Day 2 they will be following a more traditional men’s open model with the pros competing together, the championship flight will play together, and then first flight, second flight.

“There’s pretty big prize money as well, so that’s a huge draw,” said Kreiner.

The minimum prize purse for the pros is $5,000, and $8,400 for the amateurs. There will be eight payouts per flight, with the gross and net winners in each flight taking home $500.

Registration for the tournament is now open, so contact the Golden Golf Club at 344-2700 or to book your spot.

Proceeds from the tournament will go to underprivileged Golden youth in sports.