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Friday, April 29, 2011

OCA Awards Tom Harrington

Ian McGillis, Director of Rules of the Ontario Curling Association (OCA) attended curling's year-end meeting at the BCC to make achievement prsentations to members of the BCC. In the photo, Ian (left) is shown presenting a Provincial Exceptional Coaching Award to Tom Harrington. Over the years, Tom has coached his daughter's curling team to multiple "provincials". To see a team from Brockville make the top eight (8) in Ontario is a real accommplishment. And behind such success is often the coach. The award was voted on by Tom's peers, making it all that more significant. The BCC congratulations Tom on his coaching award and we are sure his daughters are also most appreciative.

BCC Rinks Presented Championship Banner

During the Curling year-end meeting, Ian McGillis (at left), Director of Rules , Ontario Curling Association was in town to present two of our BCC rinks with the 2011 Dominion Silver Tankard Provincial Championship official banner. Congratulations to skip Keil Gallinger (at right), plus Aaron Glazier, Matt Hone & Gord McCrady making up the first team and skip Rob Bushfield (center) and Nate Etherington, Andrew McCrae & Derek MacDonald comprising the 2nd team. The Tankard is played as a two-team, total-points event.

Well done guys! Champions all!! It is a great accomplishment to be Provincial champions and the BCC is certainly proud of your feat.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Renovated Pro Shop Getting Great Reviews

The Pro Shop has a new look! With a new coat of paint; a rearrangement of the display and counter area; new mechandize and new display racks; the freshened up Pro Shop is getting great reviews. Congratulations to Derek MacDonald and all those he roped into helping for creating a new and appealing look to our Pro Shop. We are sure it will result in increased sales to both members and guests. So come on in to your BCC Pro Shop, browze a little and pick up you golf needs. And remember, Derek is available to fit you with proper clubs and will also schedule you for a golf lesson or two. To improve your game this year, have a chat with Derek, your BCC Club Pro, and he will be sure to take a few strokes off your game.

Easter Sunday Brunch Well Attended

The Brockville Country Club's Sunday brunch Easter Sunday was very well attended with over 190 members and guests participating. That's right; 190!! Not only was the main dinning room full but the curling lounge was also utilized to handle the great turn-out. And of course Denise, chef Joanne and her staff presented a supurb brunch for all present. The next-up Mother's day Brunch May 8th is nearing a sell-out, so don't wait to book. Also in the planning stages is the Prime Rib Dinner evening; a Father's Day Brunch and a Texan Night is being planned for July. Well done Food & beverage department! Your efforts are very much appreciated.

Friday, April 22, 2011

"Sip 'n' Snak" Cart on the Move!

Today, Good Friday, was a beautiful day, with many members taking advantage of the BCC now being OPEN. And today also saw BCC's "Sip 'n' Snak" mobile beverage & food cart operational. That is Cassie behind the wheel with Denise in the background. Cassie will be your cart server starting mornings with Maude taking over mid afternoons.
This year the cart will be on-the-move bringing your favourite drinks and snacks directly to you. The cart will start by the half-way house then travel to: #9, #8, #7, #6, #5, #4, #16, #15, #14, #13, #12, #11, #10, back past the halfway house then on around again. You can expect to see the cart at least 3 times during your round.
Congratulations to Doug Lousley, Denise and the F&B department for working hard to bring you improved on-course service this year. Cassie and Maude are raring to go! Now all we need is great member patronage!!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

YES! The BCC is OPEN for the 2011 Season

The Brockville Country Club opened for the 2011 golf season Wednesday, April 20, 2011. But given the cold rainly weather, no one took the challenge and played Wednesday. Soooo .... the first brave BCC members to golf this 2011 season took to the course Thurday morning, April 21st.

Pictured above are Warner Bischof, Alun Jenkins and Neale Buxton, found just finishing hole #4 Thurdsay, and win the prize as the first BCC golfers for 2011 following course opening.

Friday, that is Good Friday, is expected to be warmer with sunny periods and over 170 BCC members and guests have booked tee times. Have a super day gang. It is great to see the 2011 golf season finally upon us!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

BCC Now OPEN for 2011 Season

Wednesday, April 20, 2011 was OPENING DAY at the Brockville Country Club. The weather was not cooperative, but Lawrence and his crew had the course in great shape for opening day. The greens have been rolled and cut; the fairways have been cut, and the sand traps have been raked. BCC's on-line tee booking system for members has been active, with Good Friday already showing 173 players registered. Bill Logan even has the system sending confirmation emails back to members when registering. Great job Bill.

The BCC is NOW OPEN for the 2011 Season

BCC Clean-up Day Well Attended

Saturday, April 16 was Member Volunteer "Clean-up Day". Some 35 members turned up on an overcast day with rakes and gloves to lend a hand in cleaning up the golf course to get ready for opening day. Congratulations to Jack Alexander, Lawrence Bouwhuis and team leaders John Rennick, Dave Gorman, Don Moore and Winona Richardson for organizing a very productive day. We are sure all members will appreciate your work in helping to spruce up the course. Now, if we could just get some warm, sunny weather!!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

We Have Provincial Champions at BCC!!

Provincial Champions ... that's right!! Two Brockville Country Club curling rinks emerged as "Champions" of the Ontario Curling Association's (OCA) Silver Tankard Provincial Curling Championship held in Ajax on the weekend. BCC team Keil Gallinger, Aaron Glazier, Matt Hone & Gord McCrady and team Rob Bushfield, Nate Etherington, Andrew McCrae & Derek MacDonald emerged as winners in the two-team combined-points championship. The BCC teams had qualified in our zone, then won in the "regionals" held in Sterling on Saturday to enable them to go on to the "provincials" in Ajax Sunday. Congratulations guys! You should all be very proud to have represented yourselves and the BCC so well by taking all the marbles. WOW! The BCC has Provincial Curling Champions in our midst.