Long ago, Scottish polo players longed for a game in which they could explore scenic terrain, ride an obedient mechanical horse, and wear more courageously plaid knickers. Marvel in their subsequent invention with today's Groupon: for $15, you get a weekly pass to The Players Cup, held at Pine Ridge Golf Club July 11–17 (a $30 value).
The Players Cup charts a tricky course for top-notch golfers as they make a stop on the Canadian Professional Golf Tour at an almost-century-old golf club. A weekly pass grants access to all four rounds of tournament play on the schedule, hosted by Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews, as well as the inaugural Winnipeg Free Press Jonathan Toews and Friends Celebrity Pro-Am. During this charity tournament, NHL stars tee up and swap family recipes with golf pros to raise funds for St-Boniface Hospital Foundation and The Children's Rehabilitation Foundation. Children 12 and younger can attend for free, and ticket holders can enter the Million Dollar Shootout competition on Saturday for a chance at winning $1 million and the respect of caddies everywhere. Spectators-to-be can check out tournament information to enhance their experiences.