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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Sonny's Scramble a Super Success

On a gorgeous Saturday afternoon, 108 BCC members headed out in "Sonny's 3-Person Scramble". Friday evening's drawing of teams created 36 very evenly matched teams. Organizers Sonny Clark (right) and Jonathan O'Reilly (left) congratulate low gross winners Warner Bischof, Mike O'Reilly and Al Duffield with a -12. Second low gross was Doug Locke, Pat Alair, Steve Zajacz (-8). Third, Dale Roberston, Jerry Forbes, Mark Oliver (-7). First low net was Tony Hurd, Stu Spalding, Maureen Darby. Second low net, Dave Hurd, Sonny Clarke, Chris Puddicombe. Third low net, Ardis Lindsay, Marilyn Walsh, Larry Farris.
Closest to the pin prizes for ladies were: hole # 3 (sorry, they missed); # 9, Sharon Ellis; # 15 Sue Blanchard and # 17, Marsha Lindsey. Closest to the pin for men were: # 3, Brian Cavanagh; # 9, Adam Folco; # 15, John Morgan; # 17, Ron Smith.
Thanks to all the organizers for another great "Sonny's Scramble" And special thanks to Bill and Helen Logan for getting all the wagering stats looked after. Already are looking forward to next year!

Hole-in-One by Pat Alair

You sometimes hear of golfers getting a hole-in-one. But how often do you hear of an 80 year old potting that elusive hole-in-one. Well our BCC member Pat Alair accomplished the feat this week by getting a hole-in-one on our # 15 hole using a 5 wood. Pat was playing with Smith Hazzard and George Hamilton. And not only did Pat get a hole-in-one, he shot under his age by 2 shots, shooting a 78. Congratulations Pat. Those are simply amazing accomplishments.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Teams Drawn for Sonny's Scramble

Over 100 members, both men and ladies, filled the BCC golf lounge Friday evening to witness team selection for "Sonny's Scramble". Following a burger and salads meal, Sonny's member volunteers drew 36 three-person teams. Based on handicaps, players were separated into "A", "B" and "C" categories. One person was drawn from each category to made up a team. The result produced very even teams which will play the "Sonny Scramble" Saturday, July 31, in a 12:30 shotgun start. Saturday morning, members can wager on their favourite team. A banquet and prizes will follow play Saturday.

Following the draw, Peter Gilder introduced a little "Texas Holdem" game which some members participated in to round out the Friday evening. Good luck Saturday to all the teams. Check back here for the results of the 2010 version of the BCC's "Sonny's Scramble".

Storage Building Gets Concrete Floor

Thanks to our Building Commitee for directing the drive to get a brand smacking new concrete floor for the BCC storage building just across from the east door of the curling rink. Seen in the picture is Thousand Islands Concrete staff finishing the ramp area into the storage building. Some funds are being made available to the BCC from the 1000 Islands Community Development Corp., which will assist in covering the floor project. The new floor will allow items to be stored properly, and will also provide storage for some of the new electric carts.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

St Mary's Tournament at BCC Raises Funds

The calm before the storm ... literally!

A fund raising golf tournament was organized by St. Mary's staff and parent volunteers and hosted at the BCC Wednesday. Some 124 golfers headed out at 1:00 PM in a shot-gun format. The tournament was in aid of both the Junior and Senior St. Mary's Basketball Teams. Both teams will head for a five day trip to Walt Disney World in December and particiate in a huge basketball tournament. Congratulations to Matt Riel, Vice Principal and Coach and Jeff Bates, parent volunteer for such an impressive undertaking. Now, back to golf ... with five holes to go and thunder and lightning, the players had to leave the course. But dinner followed and even with a shortened game we are sure they met their goals (or is that baskets) and had a great day at the BCC.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

BCC Teams Impressive on the Road

Our Ladies Intersectional team placed a very close third at Camelot. First place went to Camelot (29 pts); second to Royal Ottawa (25 pts) and BCC third with 22 pts. Fourth was Tecumseth at 9 pts. Next year's Ladies Intersectional will be played at Royal Ottawa. Well done Ladies!
The BCC Mens team placed second at the annual St. Lawrence District Team Golf Championships in Potsdam over the weekend. Cornwall edged our BCC team by a slim 2 shots in the 36-hole competition played over two days. Other clubs taking part were: Cataraqui, Mississippi, Watertown, Potsdam, Massena, Amherstview, Partridge Run, Smith Falls, Gananoque and Perth. Great job guys!!
Meanwhile our Juniors travelled to Glengarry Monday for the third of their three game total points competition. After playing Prescott, the BCC, then Glengarry Monday, our Juniors ended just 2 points back of the winning Prescott. Way to go Juniors!!

Friday, July 23, 2010

BCC Juniors Gain Lead

Our BCC OVGA Intersectional Junior team gained the lead over the Prescott and Glengarry teams in play at the Brockville Country Club Thursday. The first round was played at Prescott July 14th with the third round going Monday the 26th at the Glengarry course. The winner of the accumulative score will go to the next round, with the winner of that round going to the finals August 23rd at Kingsway Park in the Gatineau. Congratulations to our BCC Juniors for taking a 6 point lead into the next round. And a big thanks to Ted Cullin and Ron Healy for getting our juniors organized and to and from the events.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

BCC Members Participate at "COMMISH CUP"

Four members of the Brockville Country Club joined members of the Rideau View Golf Club to form a 12 man team for Executive Golf's Commissioner's "Commish" Cup. Played Sunday, July 17, at the Casselview Golf Club just outside Casselman, Ontario, the BCC reps were Ray Bushfield, Lawrence Bouwhuis, Stu Williams and Jack Kenny. The combined team, dubbed "Team NIKE", managed a 4th place finish out of nine teams. Thanks to Nike for the "pink" shirts and white hats!! The Commish Cup is annual and played in a Ryder Cup format. Following play, a meal of burgers and chicken was served, then prizes presented to the boisterous crowd. NO, team NIKE didn't win, but they let Jack hold the trophy!!

Senior Mens Invitational at BCC Well Attended

The 31st Annual Senior Men's CAN/AM Invitational Golf Tournament held at the Brockville Country Club had a great field of participants. Shown in the photo are Marie Moore and Alma Hansen registering a guest. After a 1 hour delay for heavy rain, the tournament flowed smoothly. In addition to BCC members, some twenty two (22) golf clubs were represented from Eastern Ontario, Quebec and Upstate New York. Following golf and a bar break, a full beef and chicken buffet, with all the trimings was served in the upper dining room. Prizes followed for the many senior categories, with BCC's Ardis Lindsay, shooting a 71, crowned the overall winner. Congratulations to Don Houle and his committee for another great Men's Senior Invitational. Chris Hansen (left) presents the winner trophy to Ardis Lindsay.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Juniors and Ladies Show Well in Tournaments

Our Ladies Intersectional Team did very well representing the BCC at Camelot Monday July 12th. Only 7 points behind the winning Camelot team, our BCC team came a close third. Royal Ottawa snuck into 2nd, four points back. Royal Ottawa will host next year. Our Ladies Intersectional team representatives are listed below in the June 29th news clip. Well done Ladies!!
Meanwhile our Junior team, established in a qualifier at the BCC had a good showing in Prescott, Tuesday, July 13th. Team members are: Tyson Bertrend; Cal Laforty; Logan Warren; Chris Cauley; Alex Row; Tyler Watts; Eric Belanger; Alex Hodgkinson; Graeme Eastwood; Brandon McFayden and Jayson Brown. The next Junior match will be at the Brockville Country Club, Thursday, July 22nd. Good luck Juniors.

Executive Golf Visit the BCC

Executive Golf (EG) recently visited the BCC on a Sunday afternoon. Our own Kelly Winsor and Jack Kenny played as guests of 18 Exec Golf members who travelled to the BCC from the Ottawa area for one of their "Slammer Tour" matches. Slammers are match play events for usually around 20 of their members, played at various courses in the greater Ottawa area. Low score was a 74, so they have some great players! And yes, Kelly and Jack held their own! EG are well organized and a fun bunch. Following golf, it was a few beer, dinner and prizes. The next Slammer at the BCC is scheduled for the Saturday afternoon of August 14th. For more info on EG and their many programs, check out their web sit at

Sunday, July 11, 2010

BCC Gals Impressive "On-The-Road"

Our travelling gals are producing great results in major competitions.
Emily Peters recently won the OVGA City and District Junior Girls Championship with a two round total of 160 (81 + 79). Round 1 was played at Rivermead and round 2 at Camelot.
After the second round of the Ladies Ottawa Citizen Amatuer Golf Championship played at the Outaouais Golf Club in Rockland, Leigh-Ann Ellis is in a three-way tie for first place. Leigh-Ann fired the low round of 72 for a two day total of 149. Round three takes place at the Kanata Lakes Golf & Country Club July 26th and the finals July 29th at The Marches Golf Club.
In addition, Teri DeLuis is at L'Empress Golf Course in Rimouski, Quebec this week for the 3rd qualification round of the NIVO Women's Provincial Senior Championship. If Teri is successful and makes the provincial team, she will be off to the National Canadian Senior Womens Championship at the Morningstar Golf Course in Parksville, B.C.
Congratulations to our lady golfers for representing themselves and the BCC so well.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Wine and Food Festival at BCC a Success

The first ever 1000 Islands Wine and Food Festival was held at the BCC June 25 - 26, 2010 to rave reviews. Organized by the Brockville Tourism Office in conjunction with the BCC, this inaugual event proved to be a wonderful addition to Brockille's summer activities. Exhibitors and presentations were staged in the "Granite Room" and a "VIP Reception" was held in the curling lounge Friday evening. MP Gord Brown and MPP Steve Clark acknowledged the effort and success of this first Wine & Food Festival during the VIP reception. Saturday morning saw a Strawberry Champagne Breakfast held in the golf lounge. A full food and bar service was available by the BCC throughout. Exhibitors and attendees were uniformly impressed and are looking forward to next year's 1000 Islands Wine & Food Festival.

Friday, July 2, 2010

BCC Canada Day Golf Fun Time

To help celebrate Canada Day at the BCC, the course was set up like never before. The red & white tees were combined and flags were placed in some very challenging locations (#16 had to be the nastiest with #2 a close second). The set up held for regular play throughout the day, then at 4:00 pm a scramble was held with small Canada Flags marking some very unusual tee locations. A BBQ and prizes followed the scramble.
A special thanks to Dale Watts, Paul Darby and Anne and Bob Pearce for setting up the event. Also thanks to Ron, Derek, Denise, Lawrence and staffs for making this special BCC Canada day event such a great time.
The next fun member event is Sonny's Scramble July 30 & 31, 2010.