Men tee off for Courage Thursday

Days after a tow truck accident claimed the life of Doug Courage the men who used to golf with him organized a tournament in his honor

Days after the injuries from a tow truck accident claimed the life of Doug Courage in September 2011, the men who used to golf with him organized a tournament in his honor.  Entitled the Doug Courage Ironman, this style of golf game was chosen because it was Courage’s favorite game to play himself.  Based on the support that first year and its success, it was decided that this would become an annual event to honor the local dad who had also just become a grandfather for the first time.

His untimely death means that Madalyn Jane Courage has to grow up without her grandfather.  His former golf  buddies —and now many others—get together each year to continue to play in his honor.

In charitable fashion and in order to have a little bit of good come from such a loss, green fees proceeds go into a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) set up in Madalyn’s name.  The first year it raised more than $7000.  Though she will never get to know her father’s father, there is a legacy developing for her future from those who knew and loved him.

Each year, Doug’s son Frank and his wife Sara attend with Madalyn.  This year, there is a new addition to the family— Doug’s first grandson.

Thursday, September 4 will see anywhere from 45 to 55 gentlemen playing a round of golf at the Fourth Annual Doug Courage Ironman, also Men’s Night.

The tournament will be followed by a steak dinner for participants and their guests and of course, the awards.  The tournament will be held at the nine-hole Nakusp Golf Club.  Registration is between 4:00  p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

 

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