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Monday, December 9, 2013

January 18th 2014 Shaping Up for Another Entertaining Dinner/Show/Dance

Mark January 18, 2014 on your calendars. That is the date for the next Brockville Country Club Dinner/Show/Dance in BCC's main dining room. And it has the makings to be a great evening!
The served 3-course meal will be delicious, with a choice of the main course being: Glazed French Lamp Chop OR an Asparagus + Swiss Stuffed Chicken Breast. Hummm, good! The entertainment features Kingston's accomplished Michael Myers backed up by the renowned Tim Hallman. It is going to be a good one!
So book early! Don't be late. The News Years Gala has been sold our for weeks, and we also expect our January show to be well attended. Call Matt today (613 342-2468, Ext 4) and book your seat for some fine dining and entertainment.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

BCC Ladies Hold Their Christmas Dinner

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 saw some 42 ladies from the golf and curling sections of the Brockville Country Club hold their annual Christmas Dinner in BCC's main dining room. Chef Jason, Emily and staff presented a very tasty turkey dinner with all the trimmings.
In support of the needy, the ladies brought bags full of food products for donation to the Brockville Food Bank. As we were in the meeting room next door, we know the Ladies had a good time, given the sounds projecting from the dinning room area. Merry Christmas BCC Ladies and to all members of the BCC.

Leadership Seminar Held for BCC Management

A Brockville Country Club Leadership Seminar for BCC Management was held over two (2) full days in the BCC golf lounge November 28 & 29, 2013. The seminar was facilitated by Ray Bushfield  & Laidy Carrol of Laidy and Ray Consulting Inc. Ray is our BCC President and such seminars is his business. The BCC is very appreciative of Ray presenting his leadership seminar for our own BCC management staff. Entitled "Intrapreneurial Leadership", the program was broken down into 5 components: Business Analysis; Strategy Analysis; Culture Analysis; Team Analysis and Leadership Analysis.
They provided the definition of "Intrapreneurial" as "the act of behaving like an entrepreneur while working within an organization".
Also attending the seminar were guests from the Brockville YMCA, the Toronto YMCA and the Ottawa YMCA. In addition the President of Control System USA of Hartford Connecticut and his wife attended. These guests, travelling on their own time, were invaluable in providing real-life experiences. The BCC thanks each of them for participating and working with our BCC management.

Running from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM each day, little interludes were devised to keep everyone on their toes. One such interlude, facilitated by "Mike" from the Toronto YMCA, saw Ray and Rob compete in an egg contest which saw a bit of egg on each of their faces. Good sports guys!
It was a very good two day seminar and we are sure all BCC's staff attending leaned a great deal and will be able to apply many of the lessons in their own operations.
Thanks again to Laidy and Ray for facilitating such a worthwhile seminar for our BCC management staff.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Our BCC Members Ringing the Bells for 15+ Years

Brockville Country Club members have been performing as "Bellringers" for the Salvation Army Christmas-time Kettle Program for the last 15+ years. The location over these years for the BCC kettle has been the uptown LCBO. And when you consider that this one kettle "manned" by our BCC member-volunteers brings in over 25% of the total Christmas Kettle contributions; you can understand the good-cheer being brought by our members.
The BCC Bellringer program has been coordinated over the last many years by Ross Henniger, with help from John Thompson and Maureen Darby. Ross indicates the "long-timers" who got the BCC program started and spent many hours out in the winter weather (yup, they are now inside the foyer) are John Thompson, Jack Butt, Doug Peacock, Henry Horbay). Ross stated that the BCC LCBO kettle over the past 4 years has brought in $98,000.00.
BCC Bellringing members for the 2013 Christmas season are: Dixie & Annie; Bob Anderson; Pam A & Margaret; Jim Bamford; Mary B & Anne M; Tim Blake; D. Bryer; Maureen Bryer; C. Brady; J. Butt; B & L Campbell; B. Chick; Maureen D & Vivian W; Dave Dargie; R. Davison; Peter Dawson; John Fullarton; Mo Gariepy; C. Hansen; Ernie H & Tim B; R Henniger; Henry Horbay; Jack & Loreen Hughes; Dave Hurd; B&B Hurford; B & W Johnson; Fred Joyce; Bill Juhasz; Rita Kilpatrick; Yvonne Kyle; Bob Larocque; Bill Logan; D & J Lousley; B&P MacAdam; Stuart MacDonald; Anne MacMillan; J & Gay Mailloux; M & D Metcalfe; Pattie Mooibroek; Don Neilson; John Nightingale; J & D O'Reilly; D Peacock; D Presley; D Publow; John Quigley; R & S Rhodes; Stan Ritchie; K & J Robinson; Rick Sands; Marson Smith; Sandy Stewart; Nat Tennant; Gerri T & Nora W; J Thompson;Dave & Lorna Vanbridger; Nora White; Vivian Wright.
That is 74 Brockville Country Club members helping out from Nov 15th until Dec 24th to enable some Christmas Cheer to be brought to Brockville and area. CONGRATULATIONS Ross Henniger and team for your dedication to the Salvation Army's Kettle Program. And from all members of the BCC, a very Merry Christmas.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

100th Anniversary CALENDAR now available!!

The Brockville Country Club will celebrate, during 2014, its 100th anniversary. To mark the 100th, a 2014 100th Anniversary Calendar has been developed and IS NOW AVAILABLE. Copies may be obtained at the BCC's main office and in the Pro Shop.
Also if you send an email to and request your calendars, we would be pleased to mail them to you with an accompanying invoice. The price for a calendar is $15.00, tax included. The cost of producing the calendars has been covered by the sponsors you will see; one per month. Thank you very much sponsors.This means the full selling price (less tax) will go to the Club's Legacy Project; that being the upgrade of the Driving Range and Practice area.
The calendar tells some of the history and heritage of the club. They will look great in your home or office. They will make wonderful and  meaningful Christmas stocking stuffers. So support your club today and pick up your BCC 100th anniversay 2014 calendar.
A special thanks to Mark Oliver, Photovisons who donated his creative time and produced the calendar at cost.

Saturday's Dinner/Show/Dance a Huge Success

Saturday evening, November 16, 2013, the Brockville Country Club hosted another Dinner/Show/Dance in its main dining room. One hundred (100) members & guests attended making it a sold-out crowd. The meal was superb (thanks Chef Jason, Emily and staff). "The Memory Makers" show was very entertaining and first class.
The vocals were handled by our own A. J. Benoit and Trisha Herbison singing many of the "Rat Pack Era" hits and much more. A.J. and Trisha were backed up by Mary Ross-Comstock on keyboard and Billy Bosworth on drums.
Next up is the New Year's Gala which will launch the Club's 100th Anniversay Year. Actually the Gala is sold out and has a waiting list. Then our next Dinner/Show/Dance in our main dinning room is Saturday evening, January 18, 2014 featuring Michael K. Myer with Tim Holman. With the Nov. 16th show and New Year's Gala selling out, be sure to book the Jan 18th show early so that you will not be disappointed.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Ladies 1000 Islands Bonspiel Held Nov 12th

The Brockville Country Club hosted the 1000 Islands Ladies Bonspiel November 12, 2013 with many rinks travelling from the region to play the BCC's fine ice. A total of 48 players participated with 9 rinks attending from outside Brockville locations..
The winners of the Burnbrae Farms Trophy was the Brockville Country Club rink skipped by Ann Chick with Marie Moore, Annie Chan and Dixie O'Reilly (pictured below)..
The runner up, winning the Riverside Chev Motors Trophy, was the rink from Russel, Ontario skipped by Raja Wysocki with Sharon Courneyea, Doane Lacroix and Hazel MacDougall.
Congratulations and thanks to Debbie Stewart and her volunteers for organizing a great 2013 Ladies 1000 Islands Bonspiel.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

100th Anniversary Legacy Project Underway

Next year is the Brockville Country Club's 100th Anniversary. In recognition of our 100th, a Legacy Project has been approved and is under-way. That project will see the Driving Range and Practice Area upgraded into a 1st class facility for our members, guests and the community at large.

Construction is under-way. Weather is a deterrent, so only a portion of the project will be done this fall and the remainder will be completed in the spring. Can you imagine! The BCC will be 100 years old in 1914 providing continuous service to its members and guests. The Legacy Project will further enhance our facilities in keeping with the Club's proud heritage.

BCC Pro Honoured With Award Nominations

Our Brockville Country Club CPGA Professional, Derek MacDonald, was recently honoured by receiving two award nominations in recognition of his work as a teaching pro. The first came from The PGA of Canada - Ottawa Zone where Derek was nominated as Head Professional of the Year. Quite an honour for our BCC Pro. Two other pros from the Ottawa area were also nominated and in the end one of them was selected, but to just be recognized and nominated was quite an honour. Congratulations Derek.
The second honour came from Flagstick Magazine where Derek placed 2nd in the "Teacher of the Year" category. This recognition is especially significant because it comes from the large base of readers of Flagstick Magazine. Congratulations Derek for receiving this well deserved recognition. 

Thursday, October 10, 2013

BCC Membership Back Legacy Project With 70% Approval Vote

Wednesday October 9, 2013 saw Brockville Country Club members fill the Golf Lounge to cast their vote related to the proposed BCC 100th Anniversary Legacy Project. Ray Bushfield provided a quick review of the project, answered questions, then Jack LaForte, seconded by Ardis Lindsay, presented the motion. A total of 264 votes were cast with 186 voting YES (70%) and 78 voting NO.
The 100th Anniversary Legacy Project will see the Driving Range and Practice Area upgraded into a 1st class facility. With solid support from the membership, construction can start this fall on a portion of the project. The Legacy Project will be funded by member contributions and special fund raising events. A grant request has also been sent to Canadian Heritage and if successful will enable all aspects of the project to proceed.
Next year, 2014, is the Brockville Country Club's 100th Anniversary.The Anniversary Committee is planning a number of projects and events to celebrate this milestone and to leave a lasting legacy in keeping with the Club's heritage, starting with a New Year's Eve Gala. After all, a 100 year anniversary only comes around once!!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

BCC Dinner/Show/Dance Planned for November 16th

The next Dinner/Show/Dance in the Brockville Country Club's main dinning room is planned for Saturday, November 16, 2013. And it has the makings of a real fun evening. Music will  by "The Memory Makers" with vocals by A.J. Benoit and Trisha Herbison singing all the favourites from the "Rate Pack Era". They will be accompanied by pianist Mary Ross-Comstock and percussionist Billy Bosworth.

Our BCC staff will again serve up a great meal with main course options of Ginger Pear Chicken or 6 Oz Filet Mignon. And all for just $36.95 tax & grats included.
This will be an exciting and entertaining evening so get a gang together and come join the fun. Give Matt a call (613 342-2468 ext.4) or drop into the office and book your place at the BCC's November 16, 2013 Dinner, Show and Dance.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Spencer Evans Gives a Great Performance at Brockville Country Club Dinner/Show/Dance

A Dinner/Show/Dance was held at the BCC Saturday evening, October 5, 2013, in the Brockville Country Club's main dinning room to the music of Spencer W. Evans and his son Oscar of Kingston. Spencer played soft background music during dinner then put on a great 2-hour show that had many up and dancing. It was not a large crowd, but a good crowd. Those that missed the event missed a fine performance.
Spencer is an accomplished Keyboardist, Clarinetist, Accordian Player, Singer, Band Leader Recording Artist, Composer, Arranger and Entertainer. His son Oscar had an accident last year and is now mostly blind. Very tragic but his blindness has not slowed Oscar down in accompanying his father on the drums. Spencer has toured across Canada, the U.S. and Europe. He has performed at the Royal Alert Hall and played the Jay Leno show featuring his Clarinet. He has recorded with many artist such as Bruce Cockburn and Tragically Hip.
As expected, our BCC staff served up a very good meal with choice of Wiener Schnitzel or Chicken Kiev. It was a fun and very entertaining evening. The next Dinner/Show/Dance is scheduled for Saturday November 16, 2013 in our main dinning room with 'The Memory Makers" (A.J. Benoit, Trisha Herbison, Mary Ross-Comstock & Billy Bosworth) singing all the great songs from the "Rat Pack Era". Don't miss this one as it will be an exceptional evening!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Swing & Sweep Held Saturday Oct5th at the BCC

The Brockville Country Club held its Swing & Sweep, Saturday October 5, 2013 with great ice and super golf conditions. Sixty four (64) players took part with each team playing two (2) four-enders in the morning. A lunch was provided, then it was off to the golf course.
Starting at 2:00 PM the Swing & Sweep players took to the golf course for nine (9) holes of golf. Looks like a fine team below!
Following golf everyone congregated in the golf lounge for a tasty chicken & rib dinner by our BCC staff (who were also catering a Dinner/Show/Dance upstairs in the main dining room). This year's Swing & Sweep was well attended and well organized. Thanks to Jon O'Reilly for organizing a great day.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

BCC's Teri deLuis Competes in the Irish & British Senior Women's Amateur Championships

Brockville Country Club's Teri deLuis joined nineteen other senior ladies from across Ontario to compete in the Irish Senior Women's Open Stroke Play Championship held at Castlerock Golf Club in Northern Ireland. The event took place September 11-13, 2013 with a 103 player field.
Then it was off to the Senior Ladies British Open Amateur Championship played September 17-19 at the storied Royal Portrush Golf Club, also in Northern Ireland.
When Teri was asked what she thought of the experience, she replied, "Northern Ireland is a beautiful county and has great people. The weather on the other hand was a very different experience. Both tournaments were plagued with gale force winds and torrential rain with the British shortened to 36 holes. Links golf is a different game, great fun .. you have to be creative and stay out of the fescue and pot bunkers. You learn to take your lumps and just get the ball back in play".
Teri ended up 27th overall in both events in the field of some 100 competitors. On the final day of the British, Teri was low Canadian and 5th overall. Great playing Teri.

Teri further explained; "This was my first trip to Northern Ireland. It was a no brainer for me to go. I love the game and the competition. I guess you could say golf is my passion."
It sounds like a great trip. Congratulations Teri in representing yourself, Ontario and Canada so well at both the Irish and British Senior Ladies Amateur Championships.
Teri, seen second from right with other members of the Ontario contingent.

Monday, September 30, 2013

BCC Ladies Hold Their "Ladies Closing" on a Beautiful Fall Day

Sunday, September 29, 2013 saw 52 ladies participate in the Brockville Country Club's "Ladies Closing". The weather was idea - sunny and warm - unlike the opening in May. A four lady Ryder Cup format was used with the team of Vivian Wright, Maureen Darby, Diane Visser and Carmen Santarossa winning the top team prizes. The remaining prizes of wine and flowers were given out by drawing names.
The ladies finished in good time and had a social time in the golf lounge before enjoying a delicious dinner of salad; choice of chicken, steak or fish and a strawberry cheesecake dessert. Congratulations to Sandi Stewart who organized the Ladies Closing and did a suburb job. Still lots of golf left, though Ladies, so keep those clubs handy!!

Wildlife and Golfers Quite Congenial at the BCC

During the BCC Men's Closing Golf Event, our family of deer were seen grazing just below the green on #6. They seemed quite unperturbed as we walked by.
 Also seen was one of our resident Blue Herons at the pond on #10 stalking dinner. And the other day a gaggle of turkeys with 14 little ones, getting bigger every day, were spotted on #16. It is great to see the significant number of wildlife supported by the BCC's golf course.

BCC Men's Closing Tournament Held Saturday September 28th - Beautiful Weather; Great Conditions

The Brockville Country Club Men's Closing Golf Tournament was held Saturday, September 28, 2013 on a simply gorgeous day with 80 members registered. Two-man teams were established and the event played with a Ryder Cup flavour. The first 6 holes played from the whites as a Scramble; the next 6 from the Reds as Best Ball and the last six as Alternate Shot from the Yellow Tees.
Many thanks to Kent Swirsky (pictured) and Jonathan O'Reilly for organizing a great day, including the weather. After golf everyone was treated to a tasty chicken and ribs dinner in the golf lounge.
Overall winners (gross) were Dustin Payne and Dale Robertson (67) and net winners were Don Houle and Ray Debuc (embarrassing low). Shown in the picture l to r are BCC Pro Derek MacDonald; Don Houle, organizers Jon O'Reilly and Kent Swirsky, Ray Dubuc, Justin Payne and Dale Roberston.
A Great Day and a Fun Time Had by All .. but where has the season gone!

Friday, September 27, 2013

BCC Improvements Comtinue With Path Upgrade by #12 Green

The fall time sees Lawrence and his crew very busy with getting the course ready for the winter and implementing a number of improvements. One improvement you will see while golfing these beautiful fall days is an upgrade to the cart path by #12 green. Many thanks to Bob Castle for again donating the concrete for this improvement. His generosity and support of the Club is much appreciated.
The new concrete path will run from the #12 fairway, past the #12 green and connect into the concrete path that runs from #3 green area and past the #4 tee box areas. This will be a great improvement as the old path in this area was certainly in disrepair. And stay tuned, as I believe there will also be another section of new path completed this fall as well.

Monday, September 23, 2013

The BCC October 5th Dinner/Show/Dance is Fast Approaching

The Dinner/Show/Dance to be held in the Brockville Country Club's main dining room Saturday, October 5, 2013 is fast approaching. CALL the BCC office or drop in and BOOK SOON!!
It will be a fun evening with entertainment by Spencer W. Evan; a talented pianist, clarinetist, singer and more. Being October, our chef has planned a fine 3-course meal with an Octoberfest theme. During dinner, Spencer will provide some soft music, then at 7:30 PM will put on a show for our listening and dancing pleasure.
So come join the fun. A Saturday evening of fine dining and entertainment, all for just $39.95 plus tax and grats. Cocktails at 5:00 PM; Dinner at 6:00 PM and Show Time at 7:30 PM. CALL the office TODAY and reserve your seat for what will be an entertaining evening at the Brockville Country Club.

Exciting 17th Annual "Shorty" sees Jacobs and Ott Rinks Crowned Champions

The 17th Annual AJM Campbell Shorty Jenkins Curling Classic at the Brockville Country Club was an exciting few days; played September 19-22, 2013. Twenty four (24) men's teams coming from Ontario, Quebec, Alberta, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, Scotland, Sweden and Minnesota, USA competed. Also twelve (12) ladies teams competed coming from Ontario, Quebec, Scotland, Switzerland and Wisconsin, USA. It was the who's - who of curling; those you watch on TV at major world events, right here in Brockville.
After some great play and some unbelievable shots, Sunday crowned the Brad Jacobs Rink of Sault St. Marie, Ontario, Men's "Shorty" Champions and the Mirjam Ott Rink of Davos, Switzerland, Ladies "Shorty" Champions.
The "quarters" saw Stoughton, Gushue, Edin & Jacobs survive over Howard, George, Martin & Tuck respectively. Then in the Semi's Stoughton and Jacobs got past Gushue and Edin setting up the final with Jacobs winning over Stoughton. For the Ladies, Ott was able to beat Ottawa's Homan for the Ladies Championship.
Gord McCrady Jr., his committee and all the volunteers need to be congratulated and thanked for the tremendous effort in organizing the Shorty year after year. This year had the best field ever and the Shorty spectator crowds were the largest in history. The Brockville staff also need to be congratulated for their marathon effort in meeting the needs from early in the morning to late at night each day. Great job gang. The 17th Annual Shorty Jenkins Classic at the Brockville Country Club was certainly a world class and memorable event. 

Friday, September 20, 2013

The 17th Annual Shorty Jenkins Curling Classic is Underway at the Brockville Country Club

Thirty-six teams are in Brockville and at the Brockville Country Club for the 17th Annual AMJ Campbell Shorty Jenkins Curling Classic running Thursday through Sunday September 19 - 22. It is a really strong field with teams from Sweden, Scotland, Switzerland, the United States as well as the Canadian rinks participating.The greats are all here including Glen Howard, Kevin Martin, Jeff Stoughton, Brad Gushue, Rachel Homan and international stars Eve Muirhead and Niklas Edin  ... and more!
Come on out to the BCC this weekend to see the elite curlers you watch on television. They are all here in little old Brockville. The cost is minimal at $10.00 per day or $25.00 for the weekend. It is a great opportunity to see the stars of curling right here at our Brockville Country Club.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

McGee Takes Top Spot for Second Year in a Row at the Flagstick BCC Open

The Brockville Country Club hosted the second annual Flagstick BCC Open this past weekend, Saturday & Sunday, September 14 & 15, 2013. A total of 96 players took part, divided evenly over four flights.In the end, Allen McGee of Dunrobin, Ontario scrambled back on the back nine of day two to take the victory and the Stanley Thompson Trophy, winning by 3 strokes with a two day total of 144.
Coming second overall and the "A" Flight winner was Brook Henderson, the Smith Falls 16-year-old, 10th ranked female amateur in the world, who played against the men and from the blue back tees. First round leader Dwight Reinhart came in third with BCC's Adam Folco fourth.
The "B" Flight was won by Sean Flynn (153) while the best of "C" Flight was BCC's Mark Peacock (160). Wade Wright captured "D" Flight with a two round total of 170.
The Flagstick BCC Open at the Brockville Country Club was the third event of the BMG Cup Series. The other two events were played at Smugglers in the spring and at eQuinelle in July. Allen McGee capped off his year by also taking the BMG Cup Series Trophy. The three tournaments were put on by Flagstick Golf Magazine and sponsored by Nike Golf Canada.
Congratulations to Derek, Lawrence. Emily and all the staff at the BCC for ensuring the Flagstick BCC Open was a great success.
Now how did Bev Johnson get her picture with Brook Hensderson? Brook indicated that she enjoyed playing the BCC and the competition and that she would like to play all three of the BMG Cup Series events next year.
It was a super weekend with many great players present. But with only MeGee shooting a two-day total of par, you might say the BCC Golf Course won. We hope to see you all again next year!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Folco & Watts win OVGA 2-Man Ryder Cup

This past Tuesday, the Brockville Country Club hosted the Ottawa Valley Golf Association's 2-Man Ryder Cup. Twenty Four (24) 2-Man teams participated with BCC's Adam Folco & Dale Watts shooting a 4 under 68 to win the trophy by 3 strokes. Coming second was also a BCC 2-Man team of Micheal O'Reilly and Hugh Hammond.
Pictured are Adam and Dale. CONGRATULATIONS Adam, Dale, Michael and Hugh for representing yourselves and the Brockville Country Club so well.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Twenty Years of Hosting the Friends of Palliative Care Golf Tournament and Banquet by the BCC

The 20th Annual Friends of Palliative Care Golf Tournament and Banquet was hosted by the Brockville Country Club Wednesday, August 28, 2013. And records were set in many areas. Both a morning and afternoon draw were hosted catering to some 288 golfers; a record. For the evening banquet, silent auction and presentations the BCC served a sit-down 3-course meal to 320 participants and guests .. another record. And of course the organizers were able to announce a record total of $255,000 raised through this year's event.
The golf tournament and banquet hosted by the BCC raises close to half the yearly budget for the Brockville and District Hospice Palliative Care Service. It is a big event for a very important local service. Organizers and their many volunteers should be proud of their accomplishments over the past 20 years. And so should the staff and volunteers at the Brockville Country Club. The BCC has been a willing partner in making sure the tournament has been a success over the many years. CONGRATULATIONS staff for a great job in ensuring the Friends of Palliative Care had a great day.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Club Championships Draw Large BCC Member Turnout

The Brockville Country Club held its 2013 Club Championships the weekend of August 16-18. One hundred & two members turned out on a beautiful weekend to vie for the various categories. The "A" flight was the best of three rounds played Friday, Saturday & Sunday. All other flights were of 2 rounds played Saturday & Sunday. And there was lots of drama. The Overall Men's Club Champion wasn't determined until three play-off holes were finished. And we had a HOLE-IN-ONE. Yup, Brian Harper got his first-ever hole-in-one on #9 using a 9 iron while playing with Jason Easton and Kent Swirsky. Congratulations Brian.
BCC Club Championship Results with total score in brackets: 

Men's "A" Flight (Gross Only):
Overall Men's Club Champion: Adam Folco (225); 2nd: Peter Gilder (225); 3rd: Dustin Payne (228); 4th Mitch Grange (228)
Men's "B"
Gross: Ben Wilson (155); 2nd: Ryan McFadden (159)
Net: Scott Moore (166); 2nd: Ryan Billing (168)
Men's "C"
Gross: Gary Lalonde (171); 2nd: Kevin Harper (177)
Net: Rob Horton (178); 2nd: Mike Graham (180)
Men's "D"
Gross: Nicholas Kafenzakis (178)
Net: Larry McDonald (187)
Gross: John Frost (155); 2nd: Ray Lumsden (157)
Net: Brian Baker (160); 2nd: Klyde Brayton (159)
Super Senior:
Gross: Smith Hazzard (169)
Net: John Thompson (192)

Ladies "A" Flight
Overall Ladies Club Champion: Teri DeLuis (147); Net:: Sarah Cushing (168)
Ladies "B"
Gross: Winnona Richardson (188); Net: Francine Nevay (205)
Ladies "C"
Gross: Carmen Santarossa (212); Net: Marlee Taylor (229)
Senior Ladies
Gross: Heather Morgan (187); Net: Sandra Stewart (193)

CONGRATULATIONS to all who played in our 2013 BCC Club Championships.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Still Some Space Left for Saturday's A. J. Benoit Variety Show II in BCC's "Granite Hall".

Just a week to go until the last of this Summer's Summer Series of Dinners & Shows is being held in BCC's "Granite Hall". This Saturday, August 24th, is the A. J. Benoit Variety Show II. We have a great turnout, but there is still apace available. So check with the BCC office first thing Monday morning and book your tickets to what will be a fine meal and great entertainment.
Come join the fun! Support your Club by attending the A. J. Benoit Variety Show II this coming Saturday the 24th. Invite some guests, and let them experience a great night of fine dining and entertainment in our "Granite  Hall", before the ice goes back in. Looking forward to seeing you all there!.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

BCC's Juniors Make Finals for OVGA Intersectionals

The Brockville Country Club's Intersectional Junior Team successfully travelled the long road into the finals held Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at eQuinelle Golf Course in Kemptville. To get there our junior team had to get past Smith Falls, eQunelle and Prescott teams in the 1st round hosted by the BCC. Then in the Semi-finals our BCC team went against Rideau View and Greyrock with Rideau View winning over the BCC team in a playback. But the effort qualified our BCC team to play in the "Finals" against Rideau View, Mississippi and the Hunt Club with Rideau View coming out on top.
The BCC Junior Team consisted of: Yagiz Tuna, Logan Warren, Lucas Logie, Mitch Lawn, Tyler Read, Zeren Tuna, Michael Brunner, Timmy Watts, Sarah Cushing and Enerson Cotie. Team coaches are Jonathan O'Reilly (left) and Kent Swirsky (at right - did he forget his red shirt?) with our CPGA Golf Pro Derek MacDonald as Golf Coach. CONGRATULATIONS Junior Team for a great showing in making the finals and representing the Brockville Country Club so well.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Brockville Country Club "WINNERS" of 67th Border League Golf Tournament

Sunday, August 11, 2013 - For the second time in five years, the Brockville Country Club has been crowned Border League Champions.
The annual tournament consists of ten-man teams from nine local area clubs running along both sides of the St. Lawrence River. This 67th annual was the fifth time the event has been hosted by the BCC.
BCC's ten team members presented the Gaetan Daoust Trophy as Border League Champs included: Adam Folco, Dale Watts, Mike O'Reilly, Mitch Grange, Hugh Hammond, Mike Paquette, Dustin Payne, Ryan McFadden, Ardis Lindsay and Yagiz Tuna. 
The teams playing in the tournament (in order of finish, points in brackets) were: The Brockville Country Club (725); Prescott (742); Cornwall (745); Smith Falls (758); St. Lawrence University (781); Gananoque (783); Summer Heights (817); Partridge Run (823) and Morrisburg (836).
Adam Folco lead the way for the BCC team posting a 74 and claiming low gross. Cornwall's Mike MacDonald won low senior with a 77; Tye Celone of Summer Heights won low junior shooting a 78; Nick Ashby of Cornwall won low Director (88) and Bob Youmelle of Morrisburg won the President's trophy with low net of 70 (the only net score of the tournament).
Next year's tournament will be hosted by the Prescott Golf Club on Saturday, August 9th.
CONGRATULATIONS BCC team for winning the 67th Annual Border League Golf Tournament.

Friday, August 2, 2013

BCC Staff Expertly Handle Multiple Events on a Busy July Wednesday

Do you sometimes wonder what our staff are doing on a busy day at the Brockville Country Club? Well take Wednesday, July 31, 2013 as an example.
The day opened with two (2) breakfast events; one being Rotary and the second Brockville Business totalling some 50 people served. Then BCC staff cater a luncheon for a about 20 for a member and his guests.

Next up was the Fourth Annual Crusader Golf Tournament. The tournament catered to 108 golfers, all saddled up with carts ready for a 12:30 shotgun start. Then when the golf finished and many partook of the BCC's bar service, staff catered a tournament dinner for some 130 in BCC's main dining room.

Now that all sounds like a bust day! But is wasn't done yet! Being catered in the Club's Granite Hall Wednesday evening was the fund-raising Gala for the Kids of Belarus organized by Dave Shaw and his many supporters. Organizers decorated the Granite Hall in spectacular fashion and the stage was set up for a live show by many of the visiting Belarus children. For the evening, BCC staff served a fine dinner to some 190 guests. That totals over 400 guests in 5 different venues served formally throughout Wednesday July 31st..

CONGRATULATIONS BCC staff for a superb effort in catering to so many of our members and guests. Job well Done!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Read Makes Hole-In-One on "Little Misery"

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - Steve Read potted his first-ever Hole-In-One on Brockville Country Club's "Little Misery" (hole #9) while playing in the BCC Men's Tuesday Night Twilight League.
Steve was playing with Rick Fry, Mark Mazurek and Mike Graham and used a pitching wedge from the whites to accomplish the feat. The boys said Steve hit a nice clean shot that landed about 4 feet past the hole, then spun right back intro the hole. Congratulations Steve in making your 1st Hole-In-One at BCC's 9th.

BCC Team Shows Well at St. Lawrence District Tournament in Cornwall on Weekend

Cornwall, July 26 & 27, 2013 - The 86th annual tournament for the St. Lawrence District Golf Association trophy was held Friday & Saturday July 26th & 27th at the Cornwall Golf & Country Club. The host club was victorious over Cataraqui by 33 strokes. Eleven clubs competed with the BCC team coming in 5th overall. Clubs competing were (with their total strokes in brackets): Cornwall (1213); Cataraqui (1246); Mississippi (1257); Smith Falls (1257); Brockville (1267); Amherstview (1278); Garrison (1289); Perth (1289); Gananoque (1325); Massena (1352); and Potsdam (1366).
The Brockville Country Club's team was made up of: Mike O'Reilly, Mitch Grange, Dale Watts, Hugh Hammond, Mike Paquette, Rob Charbonneau, Ryan McFadden, Jeff Severson, Ardis Lindsay and Yagiz Tuna (Jr.). BCC's Mike O'Reillly was 1st day medalist shooting a 71 and Cat's Brennan Smith was 2nd day medalist shooting a 69. Congratulations to our BCC team for representing our club so well.
This annual inter-club competition has been running since 1925 when it started at the Cataraqui Country Club in Kingston. The 2014 version of the St. Lawrence District Tournament will be played at the Brcokville Country Club July 25th and 26th. 

Monday, July 29, 2013

Sonny's Scramble "V" a Fun Member Event

The fifth running of Sonny Clark's 3-Person (Mixed) Scramble was held Friday and Saturday July 26th and 27th at the Brockville Country Club. The event drew 120 BCC members with the majority there for the Friday evening spaghetti dinner and formation of teams.
Sonny and his volunteers segregate all players into six pots based on handicap, then names are drawn to make up the teams. The result produces very even teams making for a fun tournament on the Saturday.The actual tournament started as a 12:30 "shotgun start" on a beautiful Saturday following a breakfast sandwich.
The overall "Gross" winners were Jordan McMahan, Ernie Harper (that's half of Ernie on right) and George Devitt (at -7). Second gross was Ken Leblanc, George Hamilton & Roy Gemmell (-4). Third gross was Brian McCrobie, Anne McMurray & Denise Fraser. The overall "Net" winners were Peter Grittani, John Monk & Roberta Riddell (52.3).
Sonny's Scramble is a real fun event that mixes and introduces members of all handicaps. The 2013 vesrion was the best attended ever and 2014 is sure to be even more fun.

Friday, July 26, 2013

"Team Maya's" Diabetes Tournament Held at BCC on a Beautiful July Day

The Brockville Country Club hosted the "Taking a Swing at Curing Type 1 Diabetes" golf tournament on a beautiful Thursday, July 25, 2013. The fund raising tournament, organized by BCC member Steve Emery, family and friends, became a reality following diagnoses that their little girl; Maya Grace Emery had Type 1 diabetes. Steve indicated that while sitting at CHEO, the idea for "Team Maya's Mission" was formed to raise monies to help find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes..
The tournament was full-up with 144 golfers and 170 signed up for the banquet held in BCC's air-conditioned Granite Hall. This tournament is for a very worthy cause and the Brockville Country Club; staff, volunteers and members are pleased to support this annual event. Congratulations to Steve, his family, all the volunteers and many sponsors who made the 2013 version of "Team Maya's Mission" a real success. See you all in 1914.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The A. J. Benoit Variety Show "2" Our Next Dinner/Show in BCC's Granite Hall

Mark August 24, 2013 on your calendars!! That is when our next Dinner & Show will be held in the Brockville Country Club's Granite Hall. The very popular A. J. Benoit Variety Show returns for it's second addition with all new Skits, Acts and Songs.
Featuring very talented local artists the show was a great hit last year and is sure to draw a sell-out crowd this year. So get your tickets early from Katz Deli (uptown); Alan Browns (downtown) or by visiting or calling the Brockville Country Club (613 342-3155 Ext.4). This is a dinner & show you will not want to miss!!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Freddy Vette's Performance Saturday Night in BCC's Granite Hall Spectacular

Saturday, July 20 was the third of BCC's Summer Series of Dinner and Shows for 2013 held in the Brockville Country Club's Granite Hall. The show featured Freddy Vette and the Flames and what a spectacular show it was.
Some 270 members and guests from Brockville and area enjoyed a very tasty, served, 3-course meal prior to the Freddy Vette show.
Freddy and his 7 piece group put on a wonderful show playing great Rock & Roll hits from the 50's and 60's. The dance floor was full all evening and even spilled over into the isles.The evening culminated with rousing cheers as Freddy put on a great piano playing display ending on top of his piano.
REMINDER: The fourth of our BCC Summer Series is Saturday, August 24 and features the A. J. Benoit Variety Show 2. This will be another tremendous evening of fine dining and entertainment. Get your tickets early!!

Saturday, July 20, 2013

BCC Men's Seniors Held in Trying Weather

The 34th running of the Brockville Country Club's Men's Senior (50+) Golf Tournament was held Friday, July 19, 2013 in very trying weather conditions. Temperatures were 33+ Fahrenheit; high humidity and very high winds.Then with just three groups to finish, dangerous black clouds rolled in and players were called off the course just before the sky opened up in a torrential downpour. And then the power went out! But everyone held in there. Dinner was served by BCC staff in the dark; the three groups went back to the course to finish after dinner and results were basically manually calculated.
The Winners of the BCC 34th Senior Men's were:
50 to 59: Gross - Dale Robertson; Net - Ron Smith
60 to 64: Gross - Rick St. Denis; Net - Mo Gariepy
65 to 69: Gross - Brian Darling; Net - Brian McRobie
70 to 75: Gross - Ron Lacey; Net - Chris Butler
76+: Gross - Bill Logan; Net George Hamilton
And the Overall Winner, Gross: Richard Greer (seen in the photo below receiving the trophy and prize from Dale Watts; Net - Smith Hazzard.
CONGRATULATIONS to Dale Watts, Derek MacDonald, the many volunteers and to all our BCC staff for running a very successful BCC 34th Senior Men's Golf Tournament in very trying conditions. We are sure for next year's 35th, the weather will be great!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Matt Ward Joins BCC's Team as Office Manager

The Brockville Country Club is pleased to announce the selection of Matt Ward as our Office Manager. Matt is a great addition to our team and we feel fortunate that he decided to join us.
Matt has a degree in business and finance and is an assistant coach with the Brockville Braves. Some of you will recognize him from his days as a hockey player. He is talented and eager to help us with our office requirements.
And don't worry! Cassie Earl is still working away in our BCC office and will be helping Matt get up to speed (That's Cassie on the left in case you weren't sure!). Cassie will be with us through August, then will be returning for her 3rd year at Ottawa University.
So drop into the office, introduce yourself and welcome Matt as he takes on his new role of being our BCC Office Manager.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

BCC Men's Intersectional Dominate Their Division

The Brockville Country Club's Intersectional Men's Team travelled to Dragonfly Golf Links, just back of Renfrew Ontario for their divisional play, Saturday, July 13, 2013. And play they did, taking 58 of the possible 60 team points. Second place went to Lombard Glen (33), third to host Dragonfly (22) and fourth to Larrimac (7). Our BCC team will move up a division to "L" next year for play at Petewawa. The 2013 BCC Men's Intersectional Team members were: Adam Folco, Mike O'Reily, Mitch Grange, Dale Watts, Huh Hammond, Mike Paquette, Dustin Payne, Jeff Severson, Rob Charbonneau, and Ryan McFadden. CONGRATULATIONS team for such great play while representing the BCC so well.

BCC Member/Guest Well Attended

Saturday, July 13, 2013 was Member/Guest Day at the Brockville Country Club. The golf tournament was well attended with 120 players taking the 1:00 PM shotgun start. A 2-man best ball format was used with Kevein Deattie and his guest Mark Ffrench the overall winners at -4. John Rennick won "Beat the Pro" on #9. Draw prizes were then used to keep it a fun event with everyone having a chance to win. The dinner portion had 130 present with the BCC staff serving a great steak dinner. Congratulations to Kent Swiesky and his team for organizing another super BCC Member/Guest.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

BCC Ladies Intersectional Team Shine

Monday, July 8, 2013: The Brockville Country Club's Intersection Ladies Team, seeded in Division "A",  played today at the Carlton Golf & Yacht Club against teams from the Carlton Golf & Yacht Club; Rivermead; and Royal Ottawa. Our BCC team played very well coming in second with a total of 24 points. Carlton had 33 points, Royal Ottawa 15 and Rivermead 12. Teri got 6 points for the team and Emily and Alex got 5 points each. By coming in second, our BCC Ladies' Intersectional Team remains in Division "A" and will play again next year at the Carlton Golf & Yacht Club.
The team, shown above, consisted of (from L to R): Lucy Pouliot, Alex Hodgkinson, Leigh Ann Ellis, Marsha Lindsay, Sharon Ellis, Cathy Townshend, Teri deLuis and Emily Peters. CONGRATULATIONS ladies for representing yourselves and the BCC so well.

Bridge Lessons Proving Popular at the BCC

The Brockville Country Club is active Monday evenings with BRIDGE LESSONS. The eight (8) week program running from June 3 to July 29 has proven quite popular with some 30 people participating. The bridge lessons are being conducted by St. Lawrence College instructor Stan Marshall. The lessons are held in the BCC curling lounge with students from both the BCC's membership and the community at large.
The program is appropriate for both those wishing to improve their knowledge of the game of bridge and for novices wishing to learn the game. Half of each lesson focuses on the theory and strategy while the second half the actually playing of hands to illustrate the information covered. Given the success of these Bridge Lesson, it is expected that another class will be organized for the fall.