The Weyburn and Estevan Rotary Clubs teamed up on Saturday to put on their Golf Ball Drop fundraiser.

Leading up to the event Rotary Club members sold tickets for $5 each. Each ticket was numbered and matched up with a golf ball stamped with the identical number.

Then on Saturday all of the golf balls with tickets sold were loaded into a massive bucket and lifted by a crane over top of the course of the Weyburn Golf Club.

All at once the balls were dropped from the bucket and the first three balls in or near the hole got to win a big cash prize.

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"First ball in the hole belonged to Jan Bannerman from Weyburn, second place was Gil Mountney from Melville and the third prize went to Liza Biard who is visting from Europe," said Terry Chapelsky, Co-Chairman of the Weyburn Rotary Club.

First place received $5,000, second place got $3,000 and third took home $1,000.

"In the end our total sales were $32,570 and that equates to 6514 golf balls sold," added Chapelsky.

The funds raised will now be split up between the Weyburn and Estevan Rotary Clubs, and a portion will be donated to the STARS Air Ambulance.

"Thank you to all the people who bought tickets and we'd like to thank the Co-op and Wholesale Club for allowing us sell tickets there. We'd like to thank Jerry Mainil for providing the picker and an opperator on a Saturday afternoon. And of course we'd like to thank the people at the Weyburn Golf Club who helped us set it up and run it this year and thank you to all of the Rotary Club members for selling the tickets," Chapelsky stated.

After the balls had been dropped it was a group effort to clean up all of the golf balls. The Weyburn Golf Club's employees assisted as best as they could with the clean up as well.

Then the Golf Club provided a delicious steak supper for the people in attendance to purchase.

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