President’s Message – July 2016

PUTTING CONTEST

We have a winner!  Congratulations Caroline Matthews (formerly Simpson) who shot an amazing score of 9 on the putting contest green.  Nice work, Caroline!  We will present the trophy and your cash prize to to you at the year end gala.  The runner up with 10 putts was Terri Groves.

Thanks so much to Shirley Feenstra and her committee:  You did a wonderful job.

RIBBON TOURNAMENT

Our first Ribbon Tournament was a huge success with about 93 golfers defying the bad weather reports and showing up to golf.

The top 4 scoring teams:

  1.       Shirley Feenstra, Shell Hyland, Mo Hyland
  2.       Merle Flynn, Terry Trotchie, Terri Groves
  3.       Jen Bossenberry, Lorna Alfrey, Ann Thompson, Liz Klemm
  4.       Eva Poon, Helen Stoski, Betty Wong, Agnes Wong

All winners, including hole prize winners, will have their prizes attached to the scorebooks.  Congratulations to all.

A huge thank you to the organizing committee:  Krys Holmes, Maureen Orchard, Doris Picard, Jody Smith and Patti Andrews

GOLFING OFF THE BACK NINE

I understand that some of our members have opted to tee off on the back nine on league nights when everyone else is teeing off on the front.  This has frustrated those members that are doing 18 as they encounter significant delays teeing off on the 10th hole and completing their round in good time. Also, the pro shop sends members of the public off the back nine so they need to know who is out there. Please do not golf the back nine unless you get specific permission from the pro shop to do so.  Thanks for your cooperation.

EVER LOST A CLUB?  Golf Canada can help you find it!

Thanks to Susan Waywood who drew my attention to a new service through Golf Canada.  Golf Canada offers an equipment identification and retrieval system to reunite golfers with their lost clubs.  If you go online under your account settings and request a card, Golf Canada will automatically mail out stickers you can put on your equipment.  The labels include your Golf Canada membership number.  If someone finds a club, they can go to the golfcanada.ca/ID and enter the number.  Golf Canada will instantly send out a text message notifying the owner that their club has been found.  Even if you don’t want the labels for your own clubs, keep this in mind if you ever find a club while playing. For more info go to page 30 of the latest Golf Canada magazine.

Keep Swinging!

 

Jacqueline Broverman