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Thursday, March 31, 2011

New BCC Reciprocal Golf Course in Syracuse

Your BCC Pro Shop has added TIMBER BANKS Golf Course, North Syracuse area, New York, as a new reciprocal course for BCC Members. This is a new course designed by Nicklaus Design Group that looks exciting. The course may be open as early as the weekend of April 2nd. Check out their hole-by-hole flyover at: The course is located at 8184 River Road Baldwinsville. (Exit I-81 at Cicero, go west on RT31, cross I-481, continue on RT31 through bridge then left to course - right goes to Radisson). All tee times for reciprocals need to be made by our Pro Derek. So call or talk to Derek and he will arrange a tee time for 50% off their green fee. This is a great way to get an early start to your golf season on a new top-end course. Just another value-add to being a member of the Brockville Country Club.

BCC Spring OPEN HOUSE Planned

The Membership Committee of the Brockville Country Club will hold a spring OPEN HOUSE, Saturday, April 9, 2011. The hours of operation will be from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Members and the Community at Large are invited to attend. Come see the newly renovated Pro Shop; new equipment and new apparel. Talk to Derek, our Club Professional about your needs for the coming season. There will be prizes, food and fun! And bring a prospective new member! The new member will get a deal and you, as a sponsor can earn $100.00 for each new member you sign and mentor. The BCC Closing Bonspiel is also being held Friday & the Saturday, April 9th, so there will be lots of activity and things to do and see. So check out the BCC's Spring OPEN HOUSE, Saturday, April 9th from 10 until 4. Come join the fun ... it will be a blast!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Ottawa Golf Show Means Season Close!

The Ottawa Gatineau Golf Expo was held over the weekend of March 12 - 13, 2011 at the Ottawa Athletic Club, and can only mean the season is getting close. Pictured are Derek and Jack with Jeff Bauder, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of Flagstick Magazine now in its 15th year.
Other BCC members were also spotted at the show (Kelvin, Sonny) soaking in all the new equipment and promotions. It is always great to keep in touch with the industry and what other Clubs are doing. The well attended Ottawa Golf show is certainly one such venue. Bring on the golf season, we are all raring to go!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

BCC's Jonathan Penney at THE BRIER

Canada's twelve best curling teams are currently playing "The Brier" at the John Labatts Center in London Ontario. The best "Ice Technicians" are also there! And one of those ice technicians is Brockville Country Club's Jonathan Penney.
Jonathan volunteered and was accepted to join renowned ice makers Hans Wuthrich and Mark Shurek out of Manitoba. With Jonathon's tuitoring from Shorty Jenkins and handling of the Shorty Jenkins Curling Classic at the BCC for years, he was a welcome addition to The Brier Ice Crew.
Jonathan was up to London mid last week; made it back to handle the EOSSAA and 1000 Islands Mixed Bonspiels on the weekend at the BCC, then back Sunday evening to work the week in London for the Brier. WOW, quite an agenda.
It is interesting, as Jonathan noted, that seven (7) of the twelve teams at the Brier this year have played in the Shorty Classic in Brockville.
Congratulations Jonathan! We are sure the experience will be great and you will have lots of tall tails upon your return.

BCC Hosts 1000 Islands Mixed Spiel

Following right on the heals of the EOSSAA School kids bonspiel, the 1000 Islands Mixed Bonspiel got under way Friday evening, March 4th and continued through Saturday and Sunday. Sixteen teams, made up of 2 ladies & 2 men each, participated.
Friday evening had 2 draws; Saturday 4 draws; the Semi's Sunday morning and the Finals Sunday afternoon. Teams joining Brockville rinks included: Utica, N.Y.; Buckingham, Que.; Naven and Armprior, Ont. Winning the "A" Event was Buckingham's: Stephan Paquette, Francine Payant, Serge Payant & Cynthia Paquette. The "B" Event went to Steve Lodge, Arron Glazier, Jen Donavon & Virtoria Kitchen of Brockville. "C" went to Bob Chick, Anne Chick, Doug Beauchamp & Joan Sands also of Brockville. It was a full weekend with Karaoke Friday evening and music to Healy & Orr Saturday night. Some 40 members & guests joined the curlers Saturday evening for a fun time. Congratulations to Derek, Rob, Luc & staff for organizing a great event. The organizing team say they are on for next year and the spiel will be Bigger & Better. Hard to Believe!

Friday, March 4, 2011

EOSSAA Curling Playdowns at BCC Mar. 3-4

Busy, busy days at the Brockville Country Club! Thursday and Friday, March 3 & 4 saw over 100 students, making up 23 curling teams and spares, plus teachers and parents converge on the BCC for the two-day EOSSAA (Eastern Ontario Secondary Schoolf Athletic Association) curling playdowns. Participating were boys, girls and mixed teams. Each team was guaranteed 3 games in a round-robin format with winners progressing to the Semi-finals and finals on day two (Friday).

Teams came from far and wide, including: Iroquois, Winchester, Kingston, Cornwall, Alexandria, Gananoque, Pembroke, Russell, Almonte, Douglas, Napanee, Perth, Smith Falls, and, of course, Brockville. The boys & girls winners will go on to the OFSAA (Ontario Federation School Athletic Association) bonspiel in Thunder Bay at the end of March.
Convener of the EOSSAA event at the BCC was Dawn Russell (pictured above) a teacher from Gananoque. Great job Dawn. Also special thanks to Jonathan, Denise and Christianne for their great effort in hosting the event.
And if one event is not enough, the EOSSAA finals finish Friday around 5:00 PM and at 6:30 PM Friday the 1st draw of the 1000 Islands Mixed Weekend bonspiel gets underway. Yes! Busy, busy times at the BCC! And everyone is welcome for the Saturday evening party with Healy & Orr. Come join the fun!