HELENA -- It might not be a full 18 holes on a regulation golf course, but it’s a chance to say you’ve played golf in Marysville. On June 27, the Marysville Pioneer Association will be hosting a golf tournament that sprawls through the town, eventually ending with a barbecue and live music at Great Divide Ski Resort.
Tammy Bridges, president of the Pioneer Association, said they chose to host this event this year due to the cancelation of the annual Pioneer’s Picnic. A 12-hole round of golf will cost players $20 and includes lunch, with most of the cost going towards the restoration of the historical buildings under the Pioneer Association’s watch.
“We need a lot of restoration and maintenance done on the buildings up there,” said Bridges. “It goes toward three different historical sites. One was the Schaefer house, which was built back in the late 1800’s, the school house which was built back in 1883, and also our cemetery.”
Registration for the tournament will begin on June 27 and will run from 10 a.m. to noon, and golfers are encouraged to come prepared for any weather and with a vehicle to travel from hole-to-hole.
“It's all hosted by residents of the area. They design their own hole. Sunscreen, probably an umbrella is recommended, depending, you don't know what weather's going to happen,” said Bridges.
Bridges also noted that they will be selling raffle tickets for donated items, with the drawing happening in July.