Keith 'Blacky' Silvernagle of Biggar has had an impressive competitive golfing season so far.
Silvernagle most recently competed in the Provincial Senior's Golf Championship in North Battleford, where he totaled 229. His scores for each round were 75, 77 and 77, which put him at +13 overall. Silvernagle finished 4th on the leader board.
He said that he has competed in this particular tournament for a few years now, "I've been going since I was 55, I'm 67 now. I've been a bridesmaid three or four times and I guess this year was my lucky year."
Silvernagle was able to make the Senior Men's team and win the Super Senior's title, which is for golfers over 65 years old."So I had a choice of doing either one, I couldn't do both. So I chose to go with the men's team down to Montreal."
Silvernagle will now be preparing the Canadian Men's Senior Championships in Montreal Quebec, which runs from September 11th to the 14th. Between now and the Championship tournament, Silvernagle said he will be focusing on practicing, "Just practicing and hitting balls and trying to play what I can whenever I can."
Silvernagle has a long history in golf. He started playing the game around 12 years old but didn't get competitive until after his hockey career. "I started really being competitive when I came back from playing hockey in the States, about the early 70s. Then I started to really get into it." On average, Silvernagle plays around 6 competitive tournaments each year.