Chamber preparing for ’22 Bloomin’ Iris Open

The Keizer Chamber of Commerce is getting ready to hit the links with the 2022 Bloomin’ Iris Open Golf Tournament, scheduled for Friday, May 13, at McNary Golf Club.

The four-person scramble tournament has an ‘80s theme, like most of the Chamber’s events this year in honor of Keizer’s 40th birthday.

“Think Caddyshack,” Chamber executive director Corri Falardeau said.

There is room for a total of 108 golfers, 27 four-person teams, to compete for prizes. Pricing with two carts is $430 per team, $410 with one cart, or $385 for McNary Golf Club members with their own carts. Mulligans are $5, or 8 team mulligans for $40.

This is the second annual Bloomin’ Iris Open, stemming from the Keizerfest 2.0 Golf Tournament in 2020 after the regular Keizerfest tournament couldn’t be held. According to Falardeau, it is a way of continuing the tradition of honoring the Iris flower.

All proceeds go to the Keizer Network of Women (K.N.O.W.) Holiday Giving Basket Program. The program provides gifts, food and support for families during the winter holidays. Last year they aided 305 families, an estimated 1,500 children, funded mainly through raffles and sponsors, according to Falardeau

The shotgun start is scheduled for 10 a.m., with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m.

Carts line up at the 2021 Bloomin’ Iris Open.Photo courtesy of Keizer Chamber of Commerce Facebook.