The Snow Sports Museum of West Virginia will host an inaugural Hall of Fame Classic Golf Tournament beginning at 9 a.m., Sunday September, 12. The Tournament will take place at Canaan Valley Resort Golf Course. Davis Health Systems, provider of the newly opened Health Clinic in Davis, is sponsoring food and non-alcoholic beverages for participants.
The Tournament will follow a modified scramble best ball format will that features a $10,000 Hole in One prize on the sixth hole. Other prizes include: green fees and cart for four at Canaan Valley Resort Golf Course, and green fees and cart for four at the Raven Course, midweek only, at Snowshoe Mountain Resort. Canaan Realty is also a prize sponsor for this event. Other prizes that will be awarded include closest to the pin, on three holes, longest drive and longest putt. The winning team will be awarded a $400 cash prize.
The cost is $300 per team or $75 per golfer. Cost for Canaan Valley Resort golf members is $40 per person or $160 per foursome. Golfers may purchase mulligans, two per nine holes, at $5 each. The deadline to enter is Thursday, September 9 at snowsportsmuseumwv.org/golf-tournament or you can sign up at the Canaan Valley Resort Pro Shop.
Kim Williams, President of the SSMWV said, “By establishing this Golf Tournament we’re confident that this event will be our biggest fundraiser. We appreciate all the board members that worked so hard to secure forty sponsors for our inaugural tournament. However we are disappointed we had to postpone our Hall of Fame induction ceremony due to the rise in COVID cases but feel safe hosting this golf tournament at Canaan.”
The SSMWV was established in the spring of 2018 to preserve and promote the rich heritage of Snow Sports in West Virginia that began in 1950 on Cabin Mountain in Canaan Valley. Members of the Ski Club of Washington, DC learned about large patches of snow that lasted late into the spring of 1949 on the Allegheny Plateau in Tucker County. What they discovered in exploring was a huge snow drift on the hill behind the Mauzy farmhouse on the southwestern tip of Cabin Mountain and they began the development of Driftland, the first ski area South of the Mason Dixon Line that summer. Little did they know they were the pioneers of a multi- million dollar industry of Winter Tourism in West Virginia.
The Snow Sports Museum instituted a Hall of Fame in the fall of 2020 as a focal point in the museum that began operations in December of last year. The museum’s Board of Directors announced their inauguration of the first Hall of Fame class induction ceremony on Saturday, September 11, in May. Unfortunately they had to postpone that celebration indefinitely due to the rise in COVID variants.
Look for news in the Spring of 2022 for rescheduling of the induction ceremony.
For additional information or questions please email the museum at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit snowsportsmuseumwv.org/golf-tournament.