Ely Golf Club hosts Annual Polish Delight Tournament and fundraiser

by Kurt Soderberg
Photos by Barb Soderberg
At noon on Sunday, June 9, 2019, 39 enthusiastic golfers headed out under darkening skies to participate in the First Annual Polish Delight Par Three Tournament, sponsored by Zup’s as a fundraiser for the Ely Golf Club.
After a gloomy start the conditions turned to full rain and wind, but not one team failed to complete the 18 holes. The eventual winners of the event were Team Youngman, followed by Team Curtiss, and with Team Casey in third place. Most teams were mixed men and women, with ages from the 20s to the 70s. Many additional prizes were awarded for accomplishments on various holes.
Course Superintendent Jacob Curtiss shortened each of the nine holes to a Par Three length – mostly 100 yards or less – so that the emphasis was on skill and not power. The most notable change was hitting from near the top of the hill near Morse Town Hall over the trees to the number three green in the valley below.
Thanks to Zup’s for the donation to support the Ely Golf Club, including as many Polish Delights as the group could eat. Though the weather was not ideal, participants agreed that this was a fun event and are looking forward to playing again next year.
Next up for the Ely Golf Club will be the Night Tournament, followed by the Superintendent’s Cup Tournament (Soup Cup), both later this summer.
For more information, call the club at 218-365-5932 or email golf@elymngolfclub.com.