NEWS about the Brockville Country Club (BCC)! News for MEMBERS! News for THE WORLD! The BCC is a year-round facility providing a scenic, beautifully maintained, challenging-but-fair, 18 hole, par 72 GOLF COURSE. The six-sheet CURLING facility with its JET ice is the best in the area. BANQUETS, large (to over 400 people) and small, handled with ease. Tournaments, Bonspiels, Wedding Receptions! Blog here often for NEWS of interest to Members & the General Community at Large.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Men's Senior Intersectional Team Set

The 2011 version of the BCC Men's Intersectional Team was established over the weekend with 20 some of our seniors participating in the two day, 36 hole qualifier. The team is made up of 2 guys 55 - 59; 2 at 60 - 64; 2 65+; 2 at large and 2 alternates over 60. Making this year's team are: Tom Moran, Ian Stewart. Doug Lovat, John Frost, Bob Larocque, Colin Marriott, Sonny Clark, Ray Lumsden and alternates Paul Sloan & Kelvin Robinson. The intersectional will be played at Glengarry September 6th against Glengarry, Larrimac & Kingsway. CONGRATULATIONS to all for making the team and good luck in the Intersectional play Sept 6th from all of us at the Brockville Country Club.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Klyde Pots His Second Hole-in-One

BCC's Klyde Brayton dunked his second ever HOLE-IN-ONE Friday August the 26th at the Brockville Country Club. Klyde got his hole-in-one on hole #9, better know as our "Little Misery" although you could say it wasn't so miserable Friday. Playing with Doug Locke, Joe Latham and Terry VanAsseldonk, Klyde used an 8 iron. The boys said the ball landed right beside the hole, then just dropped in!
This is Klyde's second hole-in-one, the first coming way back in 1975 on the 266 yard, par 4 at Cedar Valley. That's right, a par 4! Makes Little Misery sound easy.
Congratulations Klyde on your Hole-in-One Friday at the BCC.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Club Champions Crowned Aug 20th Weekend at the BCC

Through a storm delay Saturday and a heavy rain delay then suspension Sunday for lightning, players persevered during the stormy weekend of August 20 - 21 allowing the Brockville Country Club to crown its Club Champions. Some 144 players took part in the various flights. In the end Leigh Ann Ellis becomes the women's champion for the 11th time firing an even par 72 then a par 37 (109) for the 27 holes. Mike O'Reilly becomes men's Club Champion for the first time in a wide-open men's "A" division shooting even par 72 then 78 (150) for the 36 hole marathon.Mike, second from left is toasted following his Men's "A" Club Championship. 2nd was Logan Warren (152), Jack Laforty & Nick Souder at 153, Phil Nihmey at 154 and defending champ Ardis Lindsay & Adam Folco at 155. Men's "B" Champ is Scott Moore at 77 (restricted to one round). One shot back was Paul Darby, John Rennick & Thomas Moran and 2 back Jason Easton. Men's "C" Champ is Tom Blanchard at 84 & one shot up on John Ackerman, 2 up on Ted Allen and 3 up on Gary Bruce. Men's "D" Champ is Henry Horbay at a 94 and one up on Mike Moran. In Seniors Men's, the Champ is Chris Boyd with a 147 for the 2 rounds. That was 6 ahead of Ray Lumsden and 11 better than 3rd Paul Sloan. In Super Seniors Men's, the Champ is George Hamilton with a 10 shot lead over Warren Richardson.

Leigh Ann Ellis, the Ladies "A" Champ managed the feat by being 10 shots ahead of Emily Peters and 14 better than Teri deLuis. In the Ladies "A+" class Lucy Pouliot shot an 85 then a 43 for the second day 9 to take the class. That was 6 shots better than Marsha Lindsay and 10 better than Sandi Stweart. In Women's "B", Denise Fraser took top spot with Sue Blanchart taking low net. In Women's "C", Linda Lunsden won low gross with Ded Souder taking low net. In Senior Womens, Heather Morgan captured top spot with Sharon Ellis winning low net.

It was a great Brockville Country Club Championship., even considering the weather, with a total of 144 players being the largest turnout in many years.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Our Agronomist Makes BCC Visit

For the past 7 years or so, the BCC has had Dave Smith, Agronomist contracted to work with Lawrence, our Superintendent for the betterment of our golf course. And great results have been evident. Many will remember opening seasons with temporary greens and huge fairway glitches. Not so in recent years! Dave, (photo center) met with Lawrence (left), Green Chair Jack Alexander (right) and green committee and Board members to discuss the state of our course. Overall the nutrient level is "right on the money". The cultural management, i.e. Light; Water; Nutrients & Airflow is a balancing act and has been frustrating this year due to the very wet spring and inability to aerate although aerating is set to resume. Tree management is also extremely important for proper light and air flow and Dave will be detailing a go-forward tree management program for the BCC. The results of following Dave's recommendations for greens, fairways and trees over the years has been spectacular. The BCC looks forward to working with Dave for many years to come.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Staff have Blast at Staff Party

During late summer each year our staff organize a BCC Staff Party which usually turns into a blast. And this year was no exception. Board members meeting in the Board room can attest to that fact given the hooting, hollering and laughter coming from the dinning room.The event was organized by employees James, Christianne, John and with Mark doing the BBQ. About 23 staff participated. The afternoon opened with golf; some doing 18 and others 9. Following golf a great BBQ meal has served in the dinning room with all the trimmings. After dinner, a substantial prize table was distributed and staff wish to thank all members who contributed monies and prizes. Also thanks to staff who volunteered to worked the afternoon, thus keeping all aspects of the club open. BCC has a great staff and it is fun to see them organize and enjoy their staff party each year.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Emily Wins in Ottawa

Just back from competing in British Columbia, BCC's Emily Peters participated and won the Junior Girls Match Play in Ottawa. Well done Emily. And the practice never seems to end. Emily can be seen in the photo under the watchfull eye of our Club Pro, Derek MacDonald as she continues to work on her game. It is never easy to excel and the hard work being put in by Emily has produced winning results. We could all learn a bit from her work ethic!

BCC Plays Well in Border League Tourny

Our Brockville Country Club Border League Team had a good showing in recent tournament play coming in second to Cornwall by just 12 shots. Other Border League clubs taking part in addition to Cornwall and the BCC included St. Lawrence University; Gananoque; Morrisburg; Prescott; Smith Falls; and Summerheights. Our BCC team included Dale Watts, Derek MacDonald, Ray Lumsden; Mike O'Reilly; Adam Folco; Ben MacDonald, Ray Bushfield; Tory Deschamps; Chris Glashan; Jack Laforty; Kevin Beattie and Pete Gilder. A special mention goes to Adam Folco for being low man of the day shooting a 72. Congratulations Team for representing yourselves and the BCC so well.

Monday, August 8, 2011

OVGA Masters Championship at the BCC

The Brockville Country Club, August 8th, was the site of the Ottawa Valley Golf Association's (OVGA) Men's Master Championship. Some 50 players, representing 24 clubs participated on a bright sunny but muggy day. The field of 40+ year olds was divided into two flights with the overall Masters Gross winner being Marc Carrier of GreyHawk, shooting even par (72). Top BCC members were Rob Charbonneau and Jack LaForty tied for 5th shooting 79s. Also competing were BCC's Ardis Lindsay (81), and Peter Gilder (82). Well done gang! Seated is Dan McGee, OVGA Tournament Chair inputting results as they come in and standing, Rai King, BCC member and Director of Golf Quebec. Rai noted that the OVGA has 79 member clubs and some 18,000 total members. There are 7 regions within Golf Quebec, one of which is the OVGA. Rai further indicated that the BCC and its members have been very supportive of the OVGA by hosting at least one OVGA event a year for many years. "The BCC course is quite polular with players. It is in great shape and somewhat central", stated Rai. And, of course, the BCC aims to please both its members and guests.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

BCC Juniors Advance in Intersectionals

The Brockville Country Club hosted the third round at the BCC Tuesday, August 2nd of the Junior Intersectional play. Our Juniors played at Glengary and Prescott in prior matches to determine, over the three events, which team advances to the next round. By taking 29 points Tuesday at the BCC our Juniors assured that they advance against winners of two other Ottawa area divisions. Just who our BCC Juniors will play and where has yet to be determined as not all the round robins have been completed.Pictured with BCC's junior team are our Junior program coordinators at right Jonathan O'Reilly and Kent Swirsky and at left our Club Pro Derek MacDonald. Good luck juniors as you advance to the next level of play.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Emily Peters at CDN Championship in BC

The Brockville Country Club's Emily Peters is currently playing in the Canadian Junior Girls Championship being held at Quilchena Golf & Country Club in Richmond, British Columbia from August 2nd to August 5th. Emily qualified by placing 3rd in the Quebec Provincial Championship. Emily tees off at 9:30 AM (PST) Tuesday, August 2nd. There will be a cut after 2 rounds. These are the top junior girl golfers from across the nation and we all wish Emily the best of luck competing against them.

UPDATE: Emily shot a 77 in her final round today following two 79's and a 78 to finish the tournament in 34th place (+21) putting her in the top 25% of the total 127 players. Great effort Emily. The winner was at -6; only 7 players were under par.