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Check out Sun Scramble Royal Oak Kick-Off Day today at Falcon Ridge Golf Club

No. 8 at Falcon Ridge Golf Club.
No. 8 at Falcon Ridge Golf Club.
Ron Patey

The National Capital Region’s annual salute to local golf gets going this morning when Ottawa Sun Scramble organizers launch the Royal Oak Kick-Off Day at Falcon Ridge Golf Club.

No. 14 at Falcon Ridge Golf Club.
Ron Patey

The massive event always throws down the welcome mat for Executive Golf members, men and women competitors, the public and tournament sponsors.

For those folks not able to put in the time needed to play a round, they can drop in to look over the happenings in the demo tents, watch the tricks clinic, watch or give the long drive or putting contest a shot, meet area media personalities who will play in the Regimbal Media Challenge, enjoy complementary hors d'oeuvres and have a crack at having their name drawn to take a shot at winning the Michelob Ultra Million Dollar Ace contest.

“There's no charge and it's a fun way for golf enthusiasts to spend a day,” said Andy Rajhathy, vice president of Executive Golf, the virtual golf club that conducts the Ottawa Sun Scramble.

Here are some of the attractions:

  • Ian Campbell's ‘The Guy In The Kilt’ Putting Contest
  • Skills Clinic
  • Long Drive Contest
  • Dragonfly Golf Links Contest Booth
  • Range Practice ($5 in support of Make-A-Wish, Eastern Ontario)
  • Nike Demo Tent
  • TaylorMade Demo Tent
  • Beverage tasting, courtesy of Labatt

Some of the local media personalities include past champs Mark Papousek and Bob Radmore of radio station Country 101.1; Shawn Simpson, Steve Warne and Steve Lloyd of TSN 1200 and Ian Black and Dan Seguin from CBC Ottawa.

Registration for the shotgun format begins at 10 a.m. Play starts at 11 a.m. in these categories:

Regimbal Media Challenge

Ottawa Sun Scramble Central Qualifier

An Executive Golf Slammer Tour competition

Practice round for everyone or a game just for fun

Falcon Ridge Golf Club’s championship layout plays to par 72. There are four sets of tee boxes measuring from 5,383 yards to 6,945 yards.

The semi-private facility is located off Albion Road at 4740 High Rd., across from the Rideau-Carleton Entertainment Centre.

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