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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.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Next BCC Dinner/Show/Dance will be a BLAST!

The next Brockville Country Club's Dinner/Show/Dance is being held in BCC's Granite Hall Saturday, July 20, 2013. This Summer Series event will feature Freddy Vette and the Flames. This is a high-energy 50's Rock & Roll show you will not want to miss.
The show will be preceded by another scrumptious, served, 3-course meal by our BCC staff. Get a gang together and dance the night away to songs made famous by: Elvis, Buddy, Little Richard, Jerry Lee, Fats, Brenda, Connie and more played by the very entertaining Freddy Vette and his group.
Tickets available at Katz Deli, Allan Browns or by dropping into the BCC or calling the BCC at 613 342-2468 Ext 4. Cocktails 5:00 PM, dinner 6:00 PM, show starts at 8:00 PM. Get your tickets today and come join the fun!