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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Grants to Brockville Country Club Announced

A goal of the BCC is to upgrade the "Granite Room" with air conditioning and acoustical treatment so that large banqets and shows can be hosted throughout the summer months in a proper environment. Today's announcement puts the BCC closer to that goal!!
The BCC is pleased to announce that a grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) in the amount of $75,000 and a second grant for $25,000 from the Government of Canada Eastern Ontario Development Program (EODP) has been awarded to the BCC.Making the announcement at a ceremony held at the BCC Tuesday morning (Dec 21st) were Leeds-Grenville MP Gord Brown and local MPP Steve Clark. Joining Gord and Steve in the photo were (from Left) Tom Russell; Executive Director of the 1000 Islands CDC; Valerie Deakin, OTF representative; Gord; Steve; Bob Larocque, BCC President and Jack Kenny, BCC Board Secretary. The local media were well represented at the announcement which should result in coverage in Wednesday's newspapers. With this announcement, the potential for a much improved Granite Room for functions this coming summer moves a step closer.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

OCA Zones in Full Swing at BCC

Competition in a combined Ontario Curling Association Zone 1 and Zone 2 event are in action as we speak at the Brockville Country Club. Eleven teams, (8 men & 3 women teams) from Cornwall and the Ottawa Curling club make up the Zone 1 teams and six mens and 6 womens teams from Brockville and the Rideau Curling Club make up Zone 2 teams.
The Brockville team consists of BCC members; (picture from left), Skip Steve Lodge, second Rob Bushfield, third Ian Soutar and lead Nate Etherington. The BCC boys won their first game and are well into their second.
A total of 16 Zones are being played this weekend at various rinks. Two from each Zone for both mens and ladies will advance to four (4) Regionals; the eastern Ontario's regional being hosted at Cornwall early January. Two from each Regional will then advance to the Provincials to be held in Grimsby, Feb 7 & 8th. From there it is to the Tankard and Scotties.
The playoffs at the BCC this weekend will be exciting. Spectators are welcome at no charge to see who will advance, as teams try to make their way to the Dominion Tankard (Mens) and Scotties Tournament of Hearts (Women). Come watch some great curling; it will be exciting!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

BCC Member "Bellringers"

For over 10 years, BCC members have come together to volunteer their time and "man" The Salvation Army's Christmas kettle outside the uptown LCBO. Ross Henniger has been the main organizer scheduling some 40 BCC members over a 5 week period (Nov 19th to Dec 24). In the picture are Yvonne Klye and John Thompson as they change shift at the BCC's Kettle location.
At the risk of missing a name, following are the BCC member volunteers: Pam Anderson, Betty Bates, Mary Begg, Tim Blake, Dave Bryer, Charlie Brady, Jack Butt, Bob Chick, Maureen Darby, Roger & Bonnie Hardy, Chris Hansen, Ernie Harper, Ross Henniger, Henry Horbay, Jack Hughes, Wayne & Bev Johnson, Fred Joyce, Yvonne Kyle, Bob Larocque, Bill Logan, Marilyn Metcalfe, Don Moore, John Nightingale, Doug Peacock, Don Presley, Dave Publow, Roger Rhodes, Kelvin Robinson, Marson Smith, Sandy Stewart, Nat Tennant, John & Gerri Thompson, Dave & Lorna Vanbridge, Sid VanderMeulen, Rod Wilkes, and Nora White. (Still a couple of spots open if you can help - call Ross!!)
The Salvation Army's Christmas drive is a great cause, and it is wonderful to see so many BCC members pulling together to be "Bellringers" leading up to Christmas.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The Ontario Curling Association Zones 1 & 2 at BCC This Weekend

This weekend, December 11 & 12, 2010, the BCC will be hosting some exciting curling. It is the Ontario Curling Association's Zone 1 and 2 men's and women's competition. This will be the first step for many teams as they try to make the long journey to the BRIER and SCOTTIES.
The BCC member team of Steve Lodge, Rob Bushfield, Ian Soutar & Nate Etherington will compete. Other familiar local names include Laura Payne, Jeff & Christine McCrady. Shorty Champ Rachel Homan will also be present. Competition kicks off at 9:30 AM Saturday. Further Saturday games start at 1:00 PM, 5 PM and 8:30 PM. Sunday games start at 12 noon, 4 PM and 8 pm. Spectators are welcome and encouraged. There is no charge for spectators. Drop in to the BCC over this weekend to see some great curling. You will be glad you did!!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

BCC Ladies Christmas Dinner

Tuesday evening, November 30th, was Ladies Night at the BCC as they got together for the annual Ladies Christmas Dinner. Organized by Joan Byers, some 65 of our BCC ladies were treated to a scrumptious meal of squash bisque, roasted pork loin or rainbow trout and a sticky toffee pudding. The ladies had fun socializing before and after dinner and Joan thanked the ladies present for pretty well filling her SUV with groceries and money for the food bank. It is much appreciated, especially at this time of year. From the sound level emanating from the dining room, we are sure the ladies had a great evening.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Members Congregate for Annual General Meeting (AGM)

The 35th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Brockville Country Club was held in the main dining area this past Monday evening, November 29th, with some 85 members in attendance.
President Bob Larocque reviewed the Club's financial health and ongoing projects. The Club's section mamagers were introduced and Bob thanked them for a job well done. New Board members Deborah Souder, Grant Mackie, Paul Darby and Ben TeKamp were welcomed to the Board. They join returning members Bob Larocque, Ray Bushfield, Jack Kenny and Doug Lousely; members in their second year Joan Byers, Warner Bischof and ex-officio commttee chairs & Board members Dale Watts, Jack Alexander and Harold Mooibroek. Members voted and approved the new Board slate as presented. Following a question period and wrap-up, all members were able to socialize while enjoying a wine & cheese spread sponsored by the Club.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

1st Annual MOVEMBER at the BCC

Around the world, men have been growing moustaches throughout November in a month-long charity event that raises funds and awareness for men's health issues. These generous fellows, known as "Mo Bros", groom, trim and wax their way into the annals of fine moustachery. At the end of the month, participants and their female supporters (known as "Mo Sistas") celebrate their gallantry by throwing their own "Movember" party. In the BCC's case, these fine Mo Bros above, organized a "Mo Spiel" at the BCC held this past Saturday evening. If you had been there, you could have tried your hand at a "Short Game", or tried drawing to the button from corner-to-corner. BCC's Movember MoSpiel was a fun event and the 1st Annual. Next year we are sure it will be bigger and better. Monies raised go to Prostate Cancer Canada.

New Curling Members Welcomed

Friday evening mixed curling has welcomed some 35 new curlers to the Brockville Country Club. To show our appreciated the BCC Membership Committee hosted Friday night with some "sampler" bubblies (thanks Beaus) and snacks (thanks BCC). Rodger Rhodes (at podium) welcomed the new curlers and covered a few of the curling subtleties. Jack Kenny brought greetings from the Board. The two draws had a fun evening and we trust all our new curlers are having a great time. We also trust our existing members are working with the new curlers to ensure they are being well integrated. Many of the new curlers are pay-as-play members, and we would love to see them all migrate to full-time BCC curling members.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

BCC Rinks Shine at "Limestone"

Two of our BCC rinks travelled to Kingston this past weekend to compete in the Limestone Invitational Bonspiel for Seniors at the Royal Kingston Curling Club. Both our rinks won their games! Wow! When tallying up the scores our rink of Al Kennedy, Bill Kyle, Warner Bischof and Grant Marshall (shown in picture) placed 2nd overall. Right on their heels, placing 3rd overall was our BCC rink of Ron Edgeley, Charlie Brady, Steve Gill and Don Presley. Congratulation guys for a job well done! This weekend is the "Mens Senior Invitational Bonspiel" at the BCC where eight (8) of our rinks will take on other teams from Eastern Ontario. Good luck to all our BCC rinks as they represent our club and host our neighbours.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Members Brave Elements for Golf

Four of our BCC members; Brian, Steve, Shawn and Bill were seen heading out for a round of golf this past Saturday morning, October 30th. Although a little damp, the temperature has remained quite reasonable. (Brian, you need to add a new umbrella to your Christmas list!). The course will remain open after October 31st, but with temporary greens. Members are welcome to play, as weather permits, but are asked to please stay off the greens as Lawrence has started preparing the greens for winter. Carts will not be available after Sunday; so walking only! Curling may have started, but the hardy can still golf at the BCC during November!!

Friday, October 29, 2010

BCC Seniors Host Cornwall Seniors

The Cornwall Curling Club and the Brockville Country Club played back-to-back curling spiels; the first being played last Friday, Oct 22 in Cornwall and the rematch at the BCC this Friday Oct. 29th. The "Friendly" was organized at our end by Pat Alair with six (6) rinks from Cornwall and six (6) rinks from the BCC for a total of 48 participants. Rumour has it that Cornwall took most of the marbles!Following the morning play, all participants were treated to a fine lunch in the curling lounge.Throughout the curling season our seniors will participate in other "friendlies" at such clubs as Gananoque, Prescott and Smith Falls. Good luck to all our BCC members as you travel and represent the BCC in the various "friendlies".

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Ron Healy Appreciation Day Well Attended

Sunday, October 17, 2010 was Ron Healy Appreciation Day recognizing his many years of service at BCC as he now moves to other challenges. The day started with a scramble at 12:30 PM on a beautiful sunny day. During the afternoon, Ron played with many member groups by flipping from group to group.Following golf, golfers were joined by many other members and guests for a great meal presented by Denise and her staff. Well over 125 were present. Although a fun day, there were a few prizes presented. The picture above shows Ron congratulating the overall scramble winners Ken LeBlanc, Bob Frost (at rear), Doug Lovat and Paul Sloan.Following dinner and prizes, Kelly Winsor, BCC's accountant told of his getting golf instruction from Ron. Ardis Lindsay then provided a tribute to Ron's many years at the BCC. Bob Larocque, our Club President chaired the evening which culminated with Bob presenting Ron with an Honorary Lifetime BCC Membership, that being followed by a standing ovation. Monday, Ron was off to the Chateau Cartier Resort in Gatineau where he was installed as the CPGA Ottawa Zone President at their trade show, dinner and awards night. (Ron is shown in the picture being presented the Shield from past President Dale Pederson). Congratulations Ron for your many years at the BCC and all the best in your new challenges. And you can bet members will be "looking for a game" next season.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

BCC's Mens & Mixed Match Play Winners

Over the summer months, more than 120 BCC men and women members challenged each other in the various "ladders" of match play categories. And now the winners have been crowned!!
The Thousand Islands Cup Alternate Shot:
Winners: Doug Locke & Chris Glashan. Runners up: Bob Landry & Chuck Nevay.
Fulford Cup Super Senior:
(See picture), Winner: Warren Richardson (at left), being congratulated by Runner Up: George Hamilton (at right).
Masters Challenge Seniors:
Winner: Ted Cullen; Runner Up: Bob Larocque
Club Captain's Cup:
Winner: Adam Folco; Runner Up: Daryl Chapman
Mixed Match Play Cup:
Winner: Leigh-Ann & Lyle Ellis; Runner Up: Kitty Kelly & Ben Wilson.
President's Cup:
Winner: Adam Folco; Runner Up: Klyde Brayton.
Congratulations to all members who participated throughout the summer and fall in the various ladders. It was a great season!

Dale Watts Wins NIKE Draw

During Tuesday, August 31st, when NIKE representative Michael Doyon was at the BCC showcasing his line of NIKE apparel, all members who filled out a survey-form had a chance to win a NIKE prize. Well we have a winner! None other than our Club Captain, Dale Watts (on right), shown being presented a "top-of-the-line" NIKE "Method" putter by our Derek MacDonald. Congratulations Dale!
The BCC is moving forward and will have a full line of NIKE apparel on display for our 2011 golf season. The goal is also to "freshen up" our whole Pro Shop, so stay tuned for details as enhancements are worked on.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

MPP Steve Clark Speaks at Chamber Event

MPP Steve Clark was guest speaker at The Brockville and District Chamber of Commerce breakfast held at the Brockville Country Club Thursday morning. About 100 chamber members heard Steve make a plea for chamber support for a business plan he, Senator Bob Runciman and MP Gord Brown are trying to have commissioned to bring a secure female treatment unit to the Brockville Mental Health Unit. Steve, trying to stay to provincial issues related a lighter moment when speaking to students at Toniata Public school; a "cute little girl" asked "what's your position on the MDC?". Steve also had fun relating to when he ran for mayor with about 14 signs, compared to the current "most talked-about election in the City's history" with an "unprecendented number of candidates" ... and signs!
The setting at the BCC was ideal with a great breakfast served to the chamber members and guests. The BCC would be pleased to look after your needs for such meetings, whether large or small.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Twilight Ladies Celebrate Year

Some 30 ladies from the Ladies Twilight League celebrated their year at a wonderful dinner at the Brockville Country Club last week. The league is made up of BCC members and "promotional" ladies and is played each Wednesday evening in various fun formats. During the dinner, the convenor baton was passed from Jennifer Baker to the duo of Susan Hildebrand and Roberta Riddell. Congratulations ladies on a well run program and we look forward to a great turnout for your 2011 golf season.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Sarah Throop Wins "Draw to the Button"

Thursday evening, the fourth of the BCC curling clinics was held with another good turnout. As the evening wound down, the much anticipated "Draw to the Button" contest was held for all new signed-up members present. And the winner? Well, 14 year old Sarah Throop made a beautiful draw to the button to win over some 20 others of all ages and experience. Shown in the photo with Sarah is BCC's Don Neilsen (at back) and Harold Mooribroek who measured Sarah's draw at 10.5 inches from the center of the button. Congratulations Sarah, and we are sure you will enjoy your curling at the BCC this year

The curling clinics held were well attended with some 45 participants Tuesday and Thursday of this week. Many new members have signed up and we trust our regular curlers will welcome them into the club. Curling leagues are getting organized but there is still ample room for new members.

At just $220.50 for first year curlers (golf members to curl first year only $169), it is a great deal. Try curling this year and beat the winter blahs.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

St. Lawrence College Golf Team Practice at BCC

Jim Miller (center) is shown with four members of his St. Lawrence College, Brockville Campus, Golf Team as they prepare to tee off at the BCC Sunday morning. Team members just started their college year after Labour Day and have been scrambling to get their golf in shape for upcoming tournaments. The Brockville Country Club is pleased to assist in this goal and wish the team all the best in representing themselves, the College and Brockville. Play well boys!! We are sure the BCC will help test your game.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Fun Day at BCC Men's Closing Event

Some 88 of the BCC's best tackled the Men's Closing Golf Event Saturday, Sept 25th. The 12:30 PM shotgun used a Rider Cup style format to challenge the two-man teams. The first 6 holes were played as a Best Ball; the next 6 as a Scramble and the last 6 as Alternate Shot.

Low Gross winnners were Chris Lafreniere and Dale Watts. Low Net winners (being presented their prize by Dale Watts - center) were Ted Clayton and Matt Smith. 2nd Gross: Klyde Brayton and Shane Easter. 2nd Net: Dale Robertson and Bob Robertson. 3rd Gross Daryl Flynn and Chris Glashan. 3rd Net: Derek Mitchell and Steve Emery. Prizes back to 10th place were awarded for both Gross and Net categories.
Closest to the pin on # 3 was Terry Davis. On # 9, an unusual tie occured between Stu MacDonald and Mark Peacock. Larry Bolton was closest on # 15 and Steve Michel closest on # 17.
Following golf and a bar break, participants were treated to a great beef buffet with all the trimmings.
Thanks to Dale, Ron and Derek for putting together a fun men's 2010 closing. But remember, there is still a lot of golf to be played this year! So keep on swinging!!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Company Team-Builds at the BCC

Proctor & Gamble knows how to get members of their team working together. They curl!! Following meetings and dinner at the BCC for members of P&G from the Brockville facility, other parts of Canada and the USA, a curling session was held. Some had been exposed to the sport at the Vancouver Olympics, and were eager to try it out. BCC's Tammy Sokolowski, Monique Penney and Jonathan Penney (seen ready to demonstrate sweeping) provided instruction. Two short games were then played by the P&G team.
The Brockville Country Club would be pleased to host your organization. The BCC can provide meeting rooms, dining and a fun session of curling as a great off-site team building event. Call the BCC at 613 342-2468 to tailor an event for your organization.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Homan and Menard Rinks Win Shorty

The 14th running of the AMJ Campbell Shorty Jenkins Curling Classic made history this past weekend. For the first time ever, a defending winner was crowned. The Ottawa ladies Homan rink accommplished the feat by becoming back-to-back winners, defending against the Farnell rink in the semifinals and the Horgan rink in the finals.
In the men's division, Quebec's Jean-Michel Menard's rink survived a tight battle against Sault St. Marie's Brad Jacobs' rink to take the Shorty crown. Menard's rink had to win over the Howard rink in the quarter finals, the Stoughton rink in the semifinals and then the Jacobs rink .. quite an achievement.
Congratulations to Gord McCrady Jr., Jonathan Penney and their host of BCC volunteers for another great Shorty Jenkins Curling Classic.
Now that you have seen the best Canadian curlers, how be you sign up for curling this year at the BCC. First time curlers pay just $220.50 for the year. A BCC golf member curling for their first year pays only $169.25 .. what a great deal! Free curling clinics with instruction are running Sept 21, 23, 28 & 30.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Shorty Jenkins Curling Classic Underway!

The AMJ Campbell Shorty Jenkins Curling Classic got underway today with draws at 4:00, 6:30 and 9:30 PM. Some of the best teams in the world are competing, coming from Newfoundland, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Wisconsin, Minnesota; and even as far away as Russia. Shown are the ladies Belise and Harrison rinks on sheet one. The round robin continues Friday, and Saturday with the championship rounds scheduled for Sunday. Spectators are most welcome for the slight charge of $10 per day, or $25 for a four day pack. Congratulations to Gord McCrady Jr., Jonathan Penney, the whole organizing committee and the host of BCC volunteers for again bringing the Shorty Jenkins Curling Classic to Brockville and the BCC. If you want to see some great curling ... be sure to drop in to the BCC this weekend.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

BCC Curling Ice Going In!!

The Curling Season is just around the corner! Jonathan Penney along with BCC member volunteers are shown painting the curling floor white in preparation for the circles, lines and ice.
First Event is the AMJ Campbell Shorty Jenkins Curling Classic September 16 - 19th. Members and guests are welcome to come watch some of the best curlers in the world compete at the BCC for just $10.00 per day or $25 for a four day pack.
Second activity and right after the "Shorty", the BCC curling section will be holding FREE Curling Clinics for members and the public. They run evenings of Sept 21, 23, 28 & 30th. FREE Instruction will be provided by our instructors and they will work with you to get you started into appropriate leagues. On the 30th there will be a "Draw to the Button" contest for all new curling members. The prize will be a one year FREE membership.
Golfers, did you know that as a 1st year curler, you can curl for the full season for just $169.25 plus tax. That's only $14.10 a MONTH, over 12 months and no additional stipend. What a deal ... so golfers, try curling this year!!
And BCC Members, for each new curler you sign up and sponsor, it means $100 credit to YOUR account. So get a friend .. get an acquaintence .. get a stranger .. but get them signed up for curling this year. The ice will be ready to go shortly!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

A Gold Medalist in our Midst

Did you know that one of our BCC members won GOLD at the Canada Senior 55+ Games? Well it is a fact! Ted Cullen accomplished the feat by winning gold in golf in the 65 to 74 age category. Ted was up against some 20 others while playing the Smugglers Glen. Shooting an 86 the first day, Ted entered the second day 2 strokes down. Playing with golfers from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Chatham, Ontario, Ted shot a 77 for a two game total of 163 ... 6 shots better than second and good for gold. Some 74 golfers from right across Canada participated. Congratulations Ted in representing yourself, the BCC and Brockville so well.

BCC Senior Mens Team Play Intersectionals

On Tuesday, September 7th our BCC Senior Mens OVGA Intersectional Team travelled to the Glengarry Golf Course just outside of Alexandria to play their intersectional match. Competition came from Glengarry (the host), Copperdale (just back of Kanata) and Greensmere (just west of Stittsville). Greensmere won the day and our BCC boys finished 3rd just a couple of points behind Glengarry. This means the BCC remains at the "G" category (7th place out of 16 categories) for 2011 with Glengarry remaining the host. Greensmere moves up a category and Copperdale down one. Our team playing at Glengarry included: Ray Lumsden, Jonathan O'Reilly, Tom Moran, Bob Larocque, Bob Frost, Ted Cullen, Doug Lovat and Bill Logan. Congratulations guys for well representing the Brockville Country Club.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Sept 16-19 is "Shorty" Curling Classic at BCC

The 2010 version of the AMJ Campbell Shorty Jenkins Curling Classic is ready to go!! Some of the best curlers in the world will be at the Brockville Country Club for the "Shorty" Sept 16-19th. Team Howard; Gueshue; Stoughton; Matchett; Hemmings; Ferland; Fenson; George; McCarville; Belisle; Harrison; Homan are just some of the many teams entered.Spectators are most welcome. Come to the BCC and watch the curling stars you see on TV, right here in Brockvlle at the BCC. Admission is just $10.00 per day or $25.00 for a four day pack.

BCC Hosts United Way Tournament

The Brockville Country Club was host, Saturday September 4th to the United Way Golf Tournament. The tournament is a fund raiser for United Way, and as the smiling faces of the overall winners can attest, it was a fun day. The golf was a little blustery from the effects of hurricane "Earl", but that didn't effect teams completing play on time. Following golf, a tasty banquet was held in the BCC's upper dining room. And tradition was upheld as a great prize table was made available by Black & Decker with all participants taking home a prize. The United Way is a great cause and the BCC is pleased to have hosted their golf tournament and look forward to next year.

Friday, September 3, 2010

2010 Friends of Palliative Care Tournament Huge

The 17th annual Friends of Palliative Care Golf Tournament and Banquet was held at the BCC Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010. It was a super success. Two full draws were orchestrated; the first at 7:30 AM and the second at 12:30 PM for a total of 288 participants. And the organizing committee, volunteers and BCC staff handled it like clock work.

The day was hot, but with lots of fluid everyone enjoyed the BCC course and completed their round in good time. Following golf play and a social hour, all participants were treated to a great banquet meal prepared and served by BCC staff.

But the day was about Palliative Care. The yearly tournament is a major fund raiser to maintain the Palliative Care services for Brockville and the surrounding area. Following a great meal, speaches, draws and the silent auction, co-chairs Dave Publow and Jim Cooper presented Dave Bryer, representing the Brockville and District Hospital Foundation, with a check for $135,000. WOW!

As the Organizing Committee stated in their Tournament Program, "Our friends, our volunteers and the Brockville Country Club did something wonderful today and we Thank You!"

It was a great day, and we look forward to a successful 2011 Friends of Palliative Care Tournament.

NIKE Day at the BCC

NIKE showcased their complete line of 2011 apparel at the BCC Tuesday, August 31st. BCC members had the opportunity to puruse the entire line and indicate their 5 top preferences. NIKE rep, Michael Doyon (left) and BCC's Derek MacDonald completed evaluation forms from members which will be used as input when adding to the BCC's Pro Shop inventory in the spring. Thanks for your suggestions BCC Members! And thanks NIKE.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

2010 BCC Club Championships

Over 150 BCC Men and Lady golfers participated in various flights of the BCC Club Championships this weekend. The "A" Flight played 3 rounds and needed an exciting play-off Sunday evening to crown Ardis Lindsay, Men's Club Champion. Dale Watts (left), our Club Captain presents trophy to Ardis. His play-off partner Adam Millar becomes "A" Flight Gross winner, with Jeremy Boyd "A" Flight Net. Other men's flight winners in two game totals are: Daryl Flynn, "B" Gross and Kent Swirsky, "B" Net; Kevin Harper "C" Gross, and Dave Riddell, "C" Net; Al Heyman, "D" Gross and Henry Horbay, "D" Net; Senior Gross, Tom Moran and Senior Net Roger Hardy.
Closest to pin # 9, Day 1: Dale Robertson, Day 2: Dale Watts. Closest on # 17, Day 1: Rob Charbonneau, Day 2: John

In the Ladies Division, overall "A" Gross winner and BCC Ladies Club Champion is Leigh Ann Ellis. "A" Net is, Teri deLuis. "A+" Gross winner is Marsha Lindsay; "A+" Net, Lucy Pouliot. "B" Gross, Helen Logan; "B+" Net, Shirley Green. "C" Gross, Sallee Rymal. Senior Gross, Winona Richardson; Senior Net, Joan Byers. And Low Net Overall, Alex Hodgkinson.
Ladies Captain, Joan Byers (left) is seen presenting prize to Marsha Lindsay.

Congratulations to all our winners and to all BCC men and ladies that played in this year's Club Championships. It was a great weekend!

Social Evening Nets $1,200 Winner

A Brockville Country Club Social Evening was held Friday, August 27, 2010, with the promise that a lucky winner would go home with a check for $1,200.00. Over the past year, $100 was added to the pot at each special BCC event and a name was drawn from a list of all members. The member had to be present to win. With no-one claiming the prize the pot grew to $1,200. Soooo .... to get a winner, the Social was promoted as a draw for just those attending. And some 130 members came out for appetizers, soft music, a few drinks and a fun evening with friends. Did we get a winner? YES!! The lucky winner is Elizabeth Vaughan, seen receiving the check from BCC's president Bob Larocque.
Many thanks to all the members who donated money in the building of the pot to $1,200. It was a fun program which assisted in drawing members to various BCC events.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Rain Doesn't Dampen Parent/Junior

Sunday August 22 was Parent/Junior Golf Day at the BCC. And even though a pesty rain fell throughout, some 56 parent/juniors braved the weather and completed play. Following golf, close to 70 attended the parent/junior bauquet in the BCC's main dining room. The overall trophy winners were Cal and Jack LaForty. But all juniors went home winners from the $1,000 prize table.
The BCC wishes to thank Ted Cullen for a great job looking after the junior program this year. In addition to support from Ron and Derek, Ted received help from Brain McRobie, John Monk, John Frost, Pam Frost, Paul Sloan, Tony Hurd. Marsha Lindsey, Al Duffield and Al Perry. Thanks to you all for a great 2010 BCC Junior Program.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

BCC's Senior Men's Intersectional Team Established

Ray Lunsden (left) and Stu MacDonald pour over the stats following three (3) rounds of Men's Senior Intersectional Qualifying play last weekend (Aug 14 & 15th) and Saturday, August 21st. Twenty two of our senior men tried out for the team which boiled down to: Ray Lunsden; Jonathan O'Reilly; Tom Moran; Bob Larocque; Bob Frost; Ted Cullen; Stuart Spalding, with alternates; Doug Lovat and Bill Logan. The team, including the alternates, will play the intersectional on Tuesday, Sept. 7th, at Glengarry, just outside of Alexandria, Ont. Congratulations to all who tried out for the team. The selection looks like a very strong team. Good luck Sept. 7th.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

BCC Club Championship Day for Juniors

Monday, August 16 was BCC's Junior Club Championship Day. And a total of 45 juniors participated; 35 boys and 10 girls. A great turnout and congratulations to all the juniors who participated.
The Club's 18 hole Boys "A" Junior Champion is: Tyler Watts. Second is Tysen Bertrand. Our 18 hole Girls "A" Champion is: Alex Hodgkinson. 18 holes Boys "B" Champion is: Alex Row with Eric Belanger placing second. The 9 Holes Boys (from Reds) Champion is: David McCracken and the 9 Holes Boys (from Yellows) is: Tyler Read. The 9 Hole Girls (from Yellows) Champion is: Sarah Cushing.
A special thanks to Ted Cullen and his team for organizing a great junior golf program at the Brockville Counrty Club this year.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Ready Mixed Concrete Invades the BCC

They say a customer is not a customer until they return a second time! Well in the case of the Ready Mixed Concrete Association of Ontario, this past Monday they just held their fourteenth annual golf tournament and banquet at the BCC.
Over 90 members of the association came from far and wide to golf, to have a great meal and for a lot of camaraderie. And no, those aren't their golf carts parked out front!
A note from their New Business Manager stated, "it was a great event and the facilities were perfect". The BCC looks forward to again hosting their tournament in 2011.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

BCC Member/Guest Great Day

The BCC Member/Guest golf tournament, Saturday, August 7th hosted 120 players (60 members/60 guests) in a 12:30 PM shotgun start. Great turnout! Thanks to all members who hosted their guests.
On course Ron Healy operated a free wine sampling at the waterfall on number six (thanks Pellar Wines) and took pictures of the groups as they came through. On # 9, Derek MacDonald and Brooke Mallory conducted a "Beat the Pro's" contest. Those who entered had a chance at two prize packages valued at $600.00 each. On # 15, all who "hit the green" received a free breakfast at Buds on the Bay. Thanks John!
Also thanks to sponsors: Miller Chill, Beau Beer, Jack & Coke and Pellar Estates.
Following golf all collected in the BCC's main dining room for a super Italian Feast. Thanks Denise and staff.
And then it was prize time! Yes Bob and Bill Juhauz and John Doran Jr and guest tied for 1st place. And yes Stu Spalding and guest were second, but all were winners. Over $2,000 worth of prizes were drawn. Everyone went away a winner. Also thanks to Derek for donating 5 lesson packages. Over all it was a fun BCC Member/Guest day. A special thanks goes to Kent Swirsky and Doug Locke for
organizing such a great day. Already members and guests are looking forward to next year.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Ladies Enjoy Invitational at the BCC

Sponsored by the Jewel Box, the Ladies Golf Invitational was played on a hot, muggy August 5th at the BCC.

In the OPEN section: Low Field Gross: Nanette Cuddy. Low Field Net: Joanne Collette. Low Gross "A" Flight: Leigh-Ann Ellis. Runner-up: Susan Pearl. Low Net "A" Flight: Judy Collins. Runner-up: Sharon Ellis. Low Gross "B": Pauline Kolano. Low Net "B": Debbie Zielinski
In the SENIOR section: Low Field Gross: Diane Dolan. Low Field Net: Kelly Hanson. Low Gross "A" Flight: Teri DeLuis. Runner-up: Cookie Cartwright. Low Net "A": Tuula Little. Runner-up: Betty Mulville. Low Gross "B": Marion Graham. Runner-up: Lenor Homolus. Low Net "B" Angie Pashnicki. Runner-up: Susan Blanchard. Low Gross "C": Sally Rymal. Low Net "C": Elizabeth Thorpe.
Closest to Pin "A": Leigh-Ann Ellis. Closest "B": Vivian Wright. Straightest Drive: Judy Collins.
Following golf, dinner was held in the main BCC dinning room along with awarding of prizes.
Well Done Ladies. Another Great Invitational.