Some of the biggest stars in women’s golf will soon be in Regina, playing for a purse valued at over $2 million.
The CP Women’s Open tees off at the Wascana Country Club in just one weeks time and the club’s CEO Greg Dukart said things are going well.
“All the corporate boxes are being built, the skyboxes are being built,” he said. “The centres, the spectators village is being constructed, the admission centres, the merchandise tents are all under construction.”
Dukart said it’s a huge undertaking to get everything ready in what he says in a two and half week time span.
“It’s a Golf Canada championship, so they control all the set up of it. All we do is prepare the areas with them and make sure the golf course is good.”
And with stars looking to make a splash, like Canadian Brooke Henderson, who herself is looking to become the first Canadian to win the tournament since Jocelyne Bourassa won it back in 1973, and the eyes of the world on his course, Dukart knows how unique an opportunity this is.
“We are attracting the world’s best, being broadcast to millions of people around the world, seeing our city, seeing our province,” he said. “It’s alot of responsibility, but it’s also a lot fun.”