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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Air Conditioning Units arrive for Granite Room

There was excitement at the BCC Wednesday morning as a hugh crane arrived to unload four (4) air conditioning units from the delivery transport. The air conditioning units are for the Granite Room and part of the project to upgrade the Granite Room into a super event facility for summer months. In addition to air, an electrical upgrade has been completed and removable floor carpet tiles have been received. The next step is to get the acoustics under control. The BCC is very fortunate to have Bob Snelgrove assisting in designing a solution for the improved acoustics. The air is to be operational for the July 6th Rotary Classic. Other improvements will be completed during July and August. The plan is to have everthing in place for a special Member Open House in August and certainly for the Palliative Care event Wednesday, August 31st. The Granite Room improvements have been made possible through the receipt of grants from the 1000 Islands CDC and the Trillium Foundation, for which the BCC is most grateful. Over the fall and winter months, the goal is to book a full slate of events for next summer so that a good amount of revenue can be generated to help with golf course improvements. Any member that knows of a possible event or has event ideas is encouraged to forward them to your Board members.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Beautiful Day for OVGA Junior Field Day at BCC

Monday, June 27, 2011 the Brockville Country Club was invaded by some 100 juniors for an Ottawa Valley Golf Associations's (OVGA) Junior Field Day.
They came from far and wide representing many golf clubs in the Ottawa Valley region including: Royal Ottawa, Eagle Creek, Buckingham, Rivermead, Pakenham, Rideau View, Hylands, Dragonfly, Pembroke, Prescott, Glengarry, Outaouais, Hautes Plaines, Smith Falls, Kanata, GreyHawk, Tecumseh, Algonquin, Emerald Lakes, Richmond and our very own BCC.
And how would you like to have a swing like this young fellow! Shooting the low scores of the day; that being 78's, were Jonathan Whittemore, Royal Ottawa; Jon Pike, Eagle Creek and Justin Chenier, Buckingham. It was a beautiful sunny day, the course was in great shape and we are sure the OVGA Junior Field Day was a great success.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

BCC "Country Summer Picnic" well attended

The Brockville Country Club's "Country Summer Picnic" was held in the main dining room Friday evening, June 24, 2011. The event was well attended with about 100 fun-loving BCC members and guests attending. Novel to the event was the wearing of jeans in the main dining room to help with the atmosphere.
The tasty meal included BBQ chicken, vegies & new potatoes, baked beans, salads galore and a strawberry shortcake desert following some entertainment.
That entertainment was The Brockville Thrill Dancers. Lots of country music and great dancing but no rumored square dancing.
It was a fun evening and a great meal and we all look forward to the next special events: July 1 Member Flag Day BBQ and Hawaiian Night July 29, 2011.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Successful Screen for the Cure at BCC June 17th

Friday, June 17, 2011 at the Brockville Country Club was the scene of the third annual SCREEN FOR THE CURE Golf Tournament. The tournament, spearheaded by Don Moore and Dr. Bill Redman, raises monies for new colorectal screening equipment for the Brockville General Hospital to asist in early detection and cancer cure.

The tournament had a full field of 144 participants for the 12:30 pm shotgun start. The day was a beautiful sunny day and the BCC course was in great shape. From all participants
that qualified, Keith Blake had his name drawn to try a 50 foot putt for some $800.00. Keith came close, sliding his putt by within 6 inches ... but no cigar.

A lot of camaraderie and a fine meal followed with winners and prizes presented. The announcement of importance was that the 2011 Screen for the Cure tournament raised over $35,000 for the BGH to help in their ability to provide additional state-of-the-art care.

A great tournament for a worthy cause and we all look forward to the 4th Annual Screen for the Cure in 2012.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

A Trio of Holes-In-Ones at the BCC

The first Hole-In-One for 2011 at the Brockville Country Club was made by Graham Thompson. Graham got his hole-in-one on the testy hole #17 on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 and was his first ever. Graham was playing with Rai King, John Frost and Ron Healy.
Congratulations Graham.

The second Hole-In-One at the Brockville Country Club this year came from Ken Jordan. Ken was playing with Brian Baker, Doug Locke and Duston Payne. The hole-in-one came on BCC's Little Misery (hole #9) and Ken used a 9 iron.
Congratulations Ken.

The third Hole-In-One for 2011 at the Brockville Country Club was made by Larry Bolton while he was playing his first round in the Wednesday Morning Senior's League. Larry was playing with Ian Stewart, Carl Running and Bill Blight and his hole-in-one also came on Little Misery (hole #9). Larry was using an 8 iron and immediately shouted, "it's in the jar" only to have his mates confirm jumping in the air and yelling, "it's in .. it's in".This was the second hole-in-one for Larry having potted one in 2006 on hole #15.
Congratulations Larry.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Blanchard Sinks 50 footer for 2,500 Bucks

The 23rd Annual Brockville and District Chamber of Commerce Mixed Golf Tournament held at the Brockville Country Club Friday, June 3, 2011 had a couple of exciting new additions to their event. The Peter Publow/Cobblestone Realty Putt for $2,500 and the Wills Transfer Ltd $100,000 Shootout. Participants had to buy into the events then qualify during a putting contest. Then one name was drawn from all who qualified for the putting contest and five names drawn for the shootout.
In the case of the putting contest, the drawn name was Tom Blanchard. Those drawn for the shootout were: Anne MacDonald, Kevin Beattie, Mark Earl, Bob Pierce & Hugh Hammond.
Tom faced a downhill, breaking, 50 foot putt on BCC's #18 green for $2,500. One try only ... and Tom (at right in picture) DRAINED THE PUTT! The many spectators were estatic. Sponsor Peter Publow (at left) was shocked! It was a great putt, breaking about 4 feet and landing right into the heart of the cup. It certainly had everyone buzzing throughout the tournament's dinner and prize presentations that followed.
As for the shootout, five valent efforts, but no cigar. Congratulations Tom! You certainly capped a great Chamber golf tournament in fine fashion.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Beautiful Day at BCC for Chamber's 23rd Annual

The Brockville Country Club played host to a large field for the Brockville and District's 23rd Annual Mixed Golf Tournament, Friday June 3, 2011. And it was a beautiful day! The sun was shining and the course was in great shape.

Participants registered and were provided lunch prior to the 12:30 PM shotgun start. Derek, BCC's Club Pro, is seen below making the announcements and getting everyone saddled up for the start. Ladies and gentlemen .. start your engines!
Following golf, the Wills Transfer $100,000 Shoot-out and Peter Publow/Cobblestone Realty putt for $2,500 contests were held. See separate News Story for results.
After the special events, participants were treated to a fine meal by Denise and her BCC staff. Given the many volunteers and long list of sponsors, we are sure the 23rd Annual Brockville & District Chamber of Commerce Mixed Golf Tournament was a huge success. All of us at the BCC aleady look forward to the 24th annual in 2012.