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Friday, May 31, 2013

TRACKMAN Technology at the BCC Already Proving Popular

Derek has a vision ... and that's seeing the Brockville Country Club being one of the best training facilities in Eastern Ontario. To assist in his goal, Derek has brought "Trackman" the world's leading Precision Swing & Ball Flight Analysis equipment to the BCC.
Operational at the BCC now for a week, already some 50 members have used the Doppler Radar technology and have been "Pretty Wow'd". Derek will utilize three aspects in his training roll; a) club fitting by using the Trackman numbers, b) lessons utilizing Trackman to make concepts more clear and c) the "Combine", which sees users hit 60 shots to obtain a score out of 100 when hitting balls to 60 yards; 70, 80, 90, 100, 120, 140, 160, 180 yards & driver.
The Trackman is very technical; but that's Derek's domain; and very "feel" oriented and simple to use which is the student's domain.
Given Derek's vision, the BCC now has the latest training technology available nowhere else between Ottawa and Toronto. Contact Derek for your lesson(s) and experience the new TRACKMAN technology.

Cliff Edwards Returns to the BCC and its BIG STAGE

Saturday, June 22, 2013 is the next Dinner, Show & Dance scheduled for the Brockville Country Club's BIG STAGE in the renovated "Granite Hall". The event will feature Cliff Edwards (former lead singer of "The Bells") and his troop of five with Steppin Out - The Best of Erving Berlin.
Prior to the show, The BCC staff will serve a wonderful meal including salad; the main course and a delightful desert.
The price is still just $45.00 per person + HST. Cocktails at 5:00 PM; Dinner at 6:00 PM and the show starts at 8:00 PM.
BCC members and the community at large are invited to come join the fun .... it will be a great evening. Tickets are available at Katz Deli uptown; Alan Browns downtown or at the BCC by dropping in or calling 613 342-2468 ext 4.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Become a "Friend" of the Stanley Thompson Society

The Brockville Country Club is a member of the Stanley Thompson Society. As such, our BCC members are encouraged to become a "Friends of the Society" member. When you become a "Friends" member you will be supporting the STS PLUS you will be provided with a Stanley Thompson Society "Passport" which will give you access, at reduced rates, to other STS golf courses right across Canada.
The Passport, for 2013, includes 18 STS designed golf courses; such as Jasper Park Lodge, Banff Springs, Digby Pines, Highland and closer to home; Cataraqui, Kawartha, Peterborough and Whirlpool.
Membership is just $80.00 which includes a portion to charity and your STS Passport. Information packages are available at our BCC office. So become a STS "Friends" member today and check out other great STS courses across Canada.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

BCC's Ladies Opening Played in Cool Temps

The Brockville Country Club's Ladies division held their 2013 Opening, Saturday, May 25, 2013 in trying conditions. The temperature, when starting, was a "balmy" 8 degrees Celsius with wet conditions. But fifty-four ladies braved the elements (50% of their membership) to have a fun 'Opening". The 8:30 AM shotgun start was followed by a delicious lunch in BCC's dining room. A Ryder Cup format was used (Holes 1-6 Best Ball; 7-12 Alternate Shot; and 13-18 Scramble) with the team of Marsha Lindsay and Pam Frost posting the lowest score. Congratulations to Sandi Stewart for organizing a well run 2013 Ladies Opening.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

John Frost Makes Hole-In-One on BCC's Tough #3

John Frost ace'd the Brockville Country Club's tough hole #3 to become the second person this 2013 season to claim the Hole-In-One feat. That's John on the right in the photo in case you weren't sure.
John was playing with Pam Frost (yup on left) and Mark Vellard and Josie Bekkedam. Using a 4 wood from the white tees, John nailed the long par 3 hole #3, even made longer with the flag cut at the back of the green. This is John's fourth (4th) hole-in-one; the second here at the Brockville country Club and the other two coming at his former club of Beaconsfiield, Montreal. CONGRATULATIONS John on your latest Hole-In-One.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

BCC 2013 Summer Series of Dinners & Shows Launches with Super Evening

The Brockville Country Club held on Saturday, May 11, 2013, the first of its four (4) Summer Series of Dinners & Shows for 2013 being held in BCC's Granite Hall.. This first event featured Gordie Tapp & The Swing Tones, a 12 piece orchestra playing all the Big Band hits of Glen Miller, Tommy Dorsey and Benny Goodman.
Over 240 members and guests attended the show which was preceded by a very tasty 3-course meal served by our BCC staff. Many spent the majority of the evening on the dance floor dancing to the wonderful music of Gordie and his orchestra. The Dinner/Show followed the Men's Opening held earlier in the day and preceded a sold-out Mother's Day Brunch held the next day, Sunday the 12th. Congratulations to all BCC staff for handling so smoothly these three large weekend events
The next Dinner & Show of our Summer Series features Cliff Edwards and his group with "Steppin' Out" - Best of Irving Berlin. Tickets are now on sale at our office for this Saturday, June 22, 2013, BCC Summer Series Dinner & Show.

Great Turnout for BCC Men's 2013 Opening

Saturday, May 11th saw 110 Brockville Country Club Men Members brave a dreary, cool and windy day for the 2013 Men's Opening Tournament. The forecast was for rain, but fortunately everyone stayed dry.
Three-man teams were put together based on handicaps, so teams were very evenly matched for the 9:00 AM shotgun start, which  followed a breakfast sandwich in the golf lounge. After play, all were treated to a fine lunch by BCC's Food & Beverage staff. Prizes were presented to the normal "sandbagging" comments but the camaraderie was what made the day. Well done Mike O'Reilly and your organizing team for a great 2013 Men's Opening.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Jack Alexander Pots 1st Hole-In-One of the BCC's 2013 Season

While playing in the Wednesday Morning Men's League, Jack Alexander ace'd hole #17 at the Brockville Country Club; becoming the first hole-in-one of the BCC's 2013 season. Jack was playing with Bill Logan and Terry McDermid, also BCC members.
This was Jack's first ever hole-in-one and came on the very elevated #17 hole from the RED tees at 160 yards. Jack used his 5 hybrid to attain the feat. CONGRATULATIONS Jack in accomplishing what few golfers ever achieve.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

100th Anniversary "25 Cents per 3-Putt" Fund Raising Project

The Brockville Country Club will be celebrating its 100th Anniversary next year. A committee has been formed, chaired by Susan Healy, to bring a full slate of activities together for celebration during our 2014 anniversary year. One project is to raise the money to enable a "centenary project" to be completed. That project is the upgrade to BCC's driving range and practice area. Grant monies will be sought, but also the nickels and dimes will be needed.

So last night the Legacy fund raising Project of "25 Cents per 3-Putt" was launched. Whether members or guests, we ask players to keep track of the number of times they 3-putt during their round of golf. Then drop 25 cents per 3-putt into the legacy box located at the bar. It can be fun and it can help the club raise monies towards the range upgrade. Even if you forget how many 3-putts you had, drop some of your spare change into the Legacy box. Your support is much appreciated.

Men's Tuesday Twilight Underway for 2013

The Men's Tuesday Night Twilight for 2013 got underway last evening with over 80 members taking part. A new year, means new teams, but it seems many of the low scorers are the same. And here we thought the handicap system worked. Tuesday twilight is a fun time and the format allows for informal play without having to commit to a specific Tuesday evening. Many thanks to Larry Bolton and Peter Publow who put consider effort into running the league. We are off to a great start. And as Larry says it's "the most fun you will ever have on a Tuesday evening"