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Monday, May 30, 2011

Ladies Have Great Opening Event May 21st

The Ladies' Golf Opening was held under sunny skies on Saturday May 21, 2011 with 43 BCC member players and one of the promotional ladies taking part. A four person scramble with a 1 PM shotgun start was the game of the day.
The team of Marsha Lindsay, Jennifer Baker, Jan Ashe and Joan Cavanagh won with a score of 79. A delicious dinner was served following golf in the golf lounge, which was then followed by the Spring Meeting of the Ladies' Golf Section, chaired by Ladies Captain Joan Byers.
Janet Lousley was presented a "Break 100" pin. Joan Byrers also has pins for Fran Nevay and Nancy Vanderbarren who broke 100 last year and for Sue Blanchard who broke 90.

The next Ladies' event of note will be Wednesday June 22nd which is Ladies' Day for both member and promotional ladies. There will be afternoon golf and a great speaker from Interval House over dinner. Ladies are invited to look for the notice of this upcoming event.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Men's 2011 "Opening" a Success in Spite of Rain

The BCC Men's Opening was held Saturday, May 14, 2011 with 102 members registered. Great turnout gang! Oh Yah! It rained all day. So golf was actually cancelled with everyone invited back to the BCC for the scheduled lunch.

But that didn't stop the hardy. A 3 person 9-hole scramble was quickly organized and 15 of BCC's finest headed out in the rain to complete an improvised and soggy match.
At noon, the vast majority of the Men's Opening registrants returned for a fine lunch prepared by our staff. Special thanks to Denise and Joanne who were able to pull the lunch up to noon from 2:00 pm with very little notice.
Following lunch, Club Captain Dale Watts and our Pro Derek MacDonald drew names for a long list of prizes. Along with Dale and Derek members thanked Paul Darby and Kent Swirsky for organizing the day and getting the large draw put together.

It may have rained, but the 2011 BCC Men's Opening was a great success with a super turnout of members. The gang is raring to go ... the course is in great shape .... so bring on the sun!!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Congratulations to Pam and John Frost

A feat we are sure has never been achieved before has been reached by the Frosts.
Pam Frost has just been elected President of the Canadian Ladies Senior Golf Association. The first member of BCC to hold such a prestigous position in the Canadian golf world. And John Frost is the incoming President of the Canadian Men's Senior Golf Association.
These are two completely separate organizations with each election made on an individual basis. Both Pam and John are Golf Canada (RCGA) accredited Level 3 Rules Officials which permits them to officiate events to the provincial level. Pam will oversee the major Ladies event at Niagara-on-the-Lake in September as well as matches against the US at Greenbriar in West Virginia. John has major events at St. Georges and Lambton in August; the Okanagan in September and International matches against the Brits and Americans in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
A number of other BCC members are also members of these two Canadian Senior organizations: Donna Scott and Marsha Lindsay in the Ladies and Rai King, Ardis Lindsay, John Allen, Graham Thompson, John Broome, Stuart Spalding and Doug Lovat in the Men's. Most clubs will never have one of the Presidencies filled from within their membership let alone having both filled at the same time from the same club ..... and from the same home!
Congratulations Pam and John. All members of the BCC should be very proud of your accomplishments.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Trees DOWN from Storm

Yes, last week's storm with winds up to 105 kilometers per hour took its toll at the Brockville Country Club. About eight trees came down, but fortunately none were key visually or effect how certain holes have to be played. The picture shows one huge tree down that was located just across from the BCC's halfway hut near the tees at hole #10. If the tree had fallen at a different angle, it could well have flattened the hut.
Special thanks to Lawrence and his grounds crew for quickly cleaning up the damage allowing golf play to continue uninterrupted. Now if just the rain would stop and the sun would come out ......