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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Sonny's Scamble has Everyone Cheering

When Sonny organizes it, you know it will be a blast. And it was! The "Scramble" actually started Friday evening, July 29th in the BCC golf lounge, with a spaghetti dinner. Yup, that's Sunny first in line. Following the great meal, the fun process of putting the teams together started. Sonny and his volunteers had separated the 108 signed-up players into six(6) boxes, based on handicap. Then the draw process began to form the 36 3-person teams. One "A" or "A+" as captain, one "B" or "B+" as second and one "C" or "C+" as the third member of each team. With close to 100 players turning out for the Friday evening session, you can bet the kibitzing made for a fun evening.
With the teams established, everyone returned Saturday morning July 30th for a breakfast, as part of the package, and to select their favourite teams.
At 12:30 PM Saturday the horn sounded to start the shotgun start with two teams (six players) on each hole to play the scramble. And it was a beautiful sunny day for Sonny's scramble .... we are sure all part of the organizing! Following play, everyone again gathered in the golf lounge for the prize presentations. Given the draw process, the teams were very even giving everyone a chance for both the "gross" and "net" prizes. Thanks to Sonny Clark, Jonathan O'Reilly and their team of volunteers for organizing such a super event. You can be assured, we are all looking forward to the next "Sonny's Scramble".

A Little Bit of Hawaii at BCC

The BCC held an "Hawaiian Luau" for its members and guests Friday evening, July 29th. The evening opened with Hawaiian inspired cocktails followed by the featured meal of: tropical salads, Lomi Lomi salmon, Kulua pig (yup, the whole pig), roasted Mahi Mahi with passion fruit and ginger, chicken long rice, coconut cake with pinapple curd (hummm gooood!).
Following the meal, the diners were entertained by the Brockville Thrill Dancers. A fun time was had by all. The Hawaiian Luau was just one of many themed dinner evenings presented by Denise, Joanne and staff over the year for the Club's members and guests. And while all this was going on in the BCC's upper main dining room, the lower golf lounge was hosting a full house for the team draw and dinner for "Sonny's Scramble". See related story.

Friday, July 29, 2011

BCC Hosts St Mary's Golf Tournament

The Brockville Country Club was again the site for the 3rd Annual St Mary Senior Girls "Crusader" Fundraiser Basketball Golf Tournament held Wednesday, July 27th at the BCC. The proceeds from the tournament goes toward the St Mary Senior Girl's basketball team. Some 108 players headed out in the 1:00 PM shotgun start followed by a banquet and huge prize table awards held in the BCC's main dinning room.Matt Reil, teacher and coach of the Crusaders shows his stuff teeing off hole #12. Helped by Jeff Bates and some 25 to 30 school and parent volunteers, the effort pays off in assisting the team reach its goals. Last year the fundraiser helped send the girls to Florida where they won the tournament. This year the team will be hosting the 2011 OFSAA "AA" Girls Basketball Championships at St Mary Catholic High School in Brockville from November 24th to the 26th.
It was a beautiful sunny day and Matt wanted to ensure that Derek, Lawrence, Denise, James and their staffs were thanked for ensuring all aspects of the day ran smoothly. The BCC wishes the Crusaders the Best of Luck and we look forward to hosting their fund raiser in 2012 .. as we are sure they will again be pursuing another exciting project.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Hot Ladies Jewel Box Invitational

Rivermead's Pam Fraser had the hot hand, on one of the hottest days of the year, in the Brockville Country Club's Ladies Jewel Box Invitational Golf Tournament held Thursday, July 21st. Some 41 golfers played a modified shotgun starting at 9:00 AM. Entries came from Garrison, Glen Lawrence, Mississippi, Perth, Smith Falls, Rivermead, Hylands, Glen Mar, Carlton and Rivendell along with some 20 players from the BCC. Even with record breaking temperatures, there were only two cancellations. Thanks to Denise & Derek for ensuring lots of water was on the course.
Fraser fired an even par 72 to edge BCC's Teri deLuis by 2 shots for the overall "A" flight chnampionship. Other BCC ladies appearing at the prize table were Marsha Lindsay, Helen Logan, Marilee Taylor and Isabel Cameron.
Immediately after golf, dinner was served followed by the prize presentations.
Thanks to the many volunteers for again organizing a great Ladies Jewel Box Invitational.

Men's Senior Invitational Held at BCC

The BCC Men's Senior Golf Tournament was held at the BCC Friday July 15, 2011. The 32nd annual event attracted 130 players to the Friday afternoon shotgun and banquet. The long standing event attracts golfers from many regional clubs; examples this year included Trillium Woods, Arnprior, Mississippi, Loyalist and Village Green.

Overall winner was Phil Howlett (shooting a 73) of Trillium Woods, Belleville with second going to BCC's Ardis Lindsay, just one shot back.

The event has many age groups; "A" (50 to 54) thru to "G" (80 & over). Other BCC players getting low gross & net prizes over the various groups included: Dale Robertson, Rob Moug, John Rennick, Mike Lawn, Ian Stewart, Paul Sloan, Bob Larocque, Dave Dargie, Doug Lovat, Don Houle, George Hamilton, Ralph Wheeler, Chris Hansen, Bill Logan, Pat Alair, Hugh Johnston & Al Duffield (pictured is Smith Hazzard watching his putt fall).

Congratulations to Don Houle and his committee for again organizing such a fine traditional BCC event.

Teri deLuie Makes Senior Canadian Team

Recently BCC's Teri deLuis competed in the 2011 Ladies Provincial Senior Championship help on the "Heritage" course at the Blainvillier Golf Club in Blainville, Quebec (across Autoroute from Mirabel Airport). Teri came second to Susan Pearl of Rideau View by just a one stroke margin.
At the conclusion, the three golfers composing the Senior Women's Team representing Golf Quebec was established. The three are Susan Pearl, Rideau View; Louise Boivin, Le Boise and Teri deLuis of the BCC.
The team will be playing in the Royale Cup Canadian Women's Senior Championship to be held at Whitevale Golf Club in Whitevale, Ontario from August 22 to 25.
Congratulations Teri and the very best of luck at the Canadian Senior Championship in August.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Peacock Notches his First Ace

Doug Peacock, the former long time Club Professional at the Brockville Country Club potted his first ever hole-in-one recently at the BCC. Doug indicated it was his first ever hole-in-one in all of his 60 years of playing golf. Playing with John Williams, John McLean and Carley Running, Doug got his hole-in-one on our Little Misery (hole #9) using a 9 iron. Congratulations Doug! Maybe there is still hope for the rest of us!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Ladies & Mens Intersectional Teams Show Well

Both our Mens and Ladies Intersectional Teams played very well in their Ottawa Valley Golf Association (OVGA) matches recently.

The Ladies played Monday July 11th at the Royal Ottawa Golf Club against Royal Ottawa; Arnprior and the Hylands Golf Club. The gals did very well finishing second with 23 points. Royal Ottawa was first with 35 points; Arnprior took 17 points and Hylands had 9 points. This means our ladies remain in the "B" division and BCC will host the event in 2012.
Members of our Ladies Intersectional team were: Marsha Lindsay (Captain), Leigh-Ann Ellis, Sharon Ellis, Lucy Pouliot, Ann McMurray, Pam Frost, Bonnie Hardy and Mary Quigley. Great job ladies!

Our Mens Intersectional Team played Saturday July 9th at the Morrisburg Golf Club against Morrisburg, Champlain and Irish Hills. Our men did exceptionally well taking 50 of a possible 60 points. This means our men will move up a division to "N" next year. Making up our BCC team were: Tommie Moran, Tory Deschamps, Mike O'Reilly, Chris Glashan, Chris Boyd, Ryan Preston, Ray Lumsden, Dale Watts, Kevin Beattie, Adam Folco and alternates John Taylor and Jeff Ford. Way to play gang with both teams representing the BCC so well.

BCC Member/Guest Day Fun Time

The 2011 Member/Guest Day was held at the Brockville Country Club Saturday July 9th. The event had 88 registered players with close to 100 for the dinner.
Winners of the two-man best ball were Ryan Preston and Jeremy Boyd with second place going to Doug and Matt Locke. NIKE rep Mike Doyon set up a demo on #1 tee and anyone who hit a Nike driver got a ticket for a draw. Nike then drew some 8 prizes with the Grand Winner of the VR Pro Driver being Kellie Howe. Great Prize!
Other sponsors included: Molson; Beaus; Pellar Estate Wines; and Mark of Photovisions made custom score cards for the Member/Guest. Also Derek MacDonald and Emily Peters conducted a "Beat the Pro" on hole #9.
Special thanks to Kent Swirsky, Doug and Matt Locke, Paul Darby, Denise, Joanne and their kitchen staff for organizing and putting on such a great event. We are sure our guests were impressed with the day and we all look forward to our next Member/Guest.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Rotary Classic a Great Event at BCC

The 2011 Canadian Tire Rotary Golf Classic was held at the Brockville Country Club Wednesday July 6, 2011. A full field turned out for the charity event. The weather looked a little threatening .... but, no problem ... it turned out to be a beautiful day.

The golfers played a "scramble" following the 12:30 PM shotgun start. Following golf, participants and guests were treated to a BCC buffet in the "Granite Room" .. and with the new air conditioning fully functional, it was a very pleasant environment on a muggy July day. BCC staff served the salad; the main course was a buffet with beef, chicken, potatoes and veggies. The desert was again served by BCC staff. Great job gang!

While all this was going on, the Rotary organizers were busy with an extensive "silent auction". In the end they wrote a check for $20,000 for their charity of choice. The Rotary do a great job of organizing a very worth while event and the BCC look forward to again hosting their "Classic" in 2012.