'Life is a Beach' golf scramble on par for Thursday

The Heart River Golf Course looks to be as beautiful as it ever has, stated PGA Golf professional Michael Rademaker. (File Image/The Dickinson Press)

The Dickinson Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its annual golf scramble on Thursday, July 23, with the theme being ‘Life’s a Beach.’ The event will be held at the Heart River Golf Course and will allow the Dickinson community to enjoy the afternoon on the green.

While each year brings fun, relaxation and an afternoon of activity for all the participants that play this upcoming event seems to have locals looking more forward than ever to get outdoors and enjoy the summer sun while playing a round of golf.

Currently, there is not an exact number of how many contestants and members there will be present on Thursday, Michael Rademaker, PGA professional, did mention that the golf course could see a large number of participants at the event.

“It seems to be a pretty full tournament,” Rademaker said. “We’re really looking forward to it, we love having tournaments out here, especially community fundraising tournaments. They’re great.”

This summer, Dickinson has seen its fair share of high temperature, sunny days, but with the help of some well-needed showers, the Heart River Golf Course has become something of a beautiful sight for those that love to play the game of golf.


“The golf course is in beautiful, beautiful condition,” Rademaker said. “Some say it’s the best it's been in many, many years.”

While the Chamber of Commerce and the Heart River Golf Course have the goal of wanting people to come to the event and enjoy it, they also have a major goal of keeping everyone safe on the course. Especially with COVID-19.

“We just ask the same thing from the tournaments that we ask from our regular players, to observe social distancing in the pro shop and club house. And also while you’re playing, we’re not requiring masks or anything like that. But we’re encouraging as much social distancing as possible,” Rademaker said. “Other than that, there really isn’t going to be any major changes. We just ask that they don’t handle the flagsticks and we don’t have any ball washers out there yet. We figured that’s one of the real common touch areas that we can avoid.”

Check-in for the event is scheduled for 8 a.m. on Thursday with shotgun to begin at 9 a.m. Lunch will then be provided during the event for those that participate. Immediately following the scramble will be the placement award ceremony.

For more information, contact the Dickinson Area Chamber of Commerce at 701-225-5115

Matthew Curry is a sports reporter and photographer for the West Central Tribune.
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