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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.