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Monday, October 19, 2015

Great Turnout for BCC "Swing & Sweep"

Saturday October, 17, 2015:  The Brockville Country Club held its "Swing and Sweep" on Saturday with 20 teams (80 participants) taking part. Each team curled two 4-ender games on the BCC's fine 6-sheet curling rink. Yup, the compressor pump has been repaired and curling is under way. Teams from Brockville, Kemptville and Ottawa participated.
Following lunch, everyone headed to their golf carts and the golf course for a shotgun start and 9 holes of golf. The course was in great shape. The weather was fair, but not ideal so everyone just bundled up.
Following golf, it was back to the bar, then dinner was served in the golf lounge as a wedding reception was going on upstairs in the main dining room at the same time (hats off to our staff!!). Then it was time for the prizes. First, 2nd and 3rd team prizes were awarded, then a bunch of draw prizes. It was a tie for the win, so the teams of Matt Hone, Kevin Cook, Shawn Pyke and Cory Burns split the sum of 1st & 2nd golf shop sweeps with the team of Jon O'Reilly, Mike O'Reilly, Cole Spicer and Matt Rankin.
You can figure out who-is-who in the photo. Congratulations to organizers Jonathan O'Reilly (red jacket) and Mark Peacock (back left clapping) for running a great 2015 "Swing & Sweep" and to BCC staff for ensuring everything came off right on schedule.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

BCC Men's Closing Golf Tournament Held in Ideal Weather

September 26, 2015: It may be late September, but it was sunny and warm for the BCC Men's Closing Tournament and the course was in great shape. Over 70 players participated in a 2-person modified Ryder Club format. The 1st six holes were played as a Best Ball from the RED tees; holes 7 to 12 were a modified Alternate Shot from the YELLOW tees and the final 6 holes (13 to 18) were a Scramble from the WHITE tees. Following play, members were treated to a spaghetti & meatball dinner with Caesar salad and garlic bread prepared by BCC's kitchen staff and served by Emile & her staff (And simultaneously, the BCC staff were hosting a wedding with ceremony outside beside #18 green and dinner in the main dining room - great job gang!).
Overall Men's Closing winners were Dave Dargie and Mark Peacock (Dave scampers as Mark is seen receiving golf bag prize from organizers Kris Gregoire an Mike Paquette in background). Many other prizes were given out as draw prizes for those in attendance.
Sunday is the BCC Ladies Closing and the weather is again forecast to be ideal.
Forecasts are for great weather deep into the fall and the Brockville Country Club will remain open until weather dictates otherwise.
The BCC Swing & Sweep is scheduled for Saturday, October 17, so get your teams booked for what will be a fun day.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Byan Sevigny Wins the Flagstick BCC Open

The third round of the BMG Cup Series was held at the Brockville Country Club, Saturday & Sunday, September 12 - 13, 2015. The weather was not favourable as Saturday was cool and saw a steady rain throughout the day. Sunday was much better but had to be delayed about 1 hour to allow a few pins to be changed and to get some water out of the bunkers. The players are used to varying weather, however, and didn't let it greatly affect their play.
In the end, Bryan Sevigny of Ottawa backed up his opening round of 69 with a one over par 73 to win the Stanley Thompson Flagstick BCC Open championship trophy by 5 strokes over Prescott's Phil Patterson. With two day totals of 149, Dwight Reinhart and Taylor Collins finished tied for third place.
Bryan Sevigny (left) is seen accepting the Stanley Thompson trophy for the Flagstick BCC Open from BCC's Head Professional Derek MacDonald (photo by Joe McLean,
Other flight winners were Phil Patterson (A); Mark Peacock (B); Brian Harper (C) and Glenn Caird (Senior). Mark and Brian are, of course, BCC members.
Flagstick Golf Magazine Publisher and President Jeff Bauder thanked all players who stuck it out in trying conditions and all staff at the BCC for presenting a great course to play and for their service as he awarded the prizes from sponsor NIKE Golf.
The Flagstick BCC Open is the third of the BMG Cup Series. The first was held at Smugglers and the second held at eQuinelle. The overall BMG Cup Series Player of the Year is Dwight Reinhart (3975 points) followed by Ryan Sevigny (3750) and Noah Steele (3075).
Congratulations all for another great Flagstick BCC Open event.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Organizers Jubliant at Friends of Palliative Care Golf Tournament Success

The Brockville Country Club was again the scene of the annual Friends of Palliative Care Golf Tournament, Wednesday, Spetember 2, 2015. And what an event this 22nd annual was! Some 260 golfers participated split over morning and afternoon draws. BCC then hosted a served 3-course meal in the "Granite Hall" to over 300 attendees.
Over the past 21 years, the tournament hosted by the BCC has raised over 2.2 million for palliative care. The goal this year was to raise over $200,000. But they also had a specific need and that was the replacement of special hospital beds at a cost of $23,500 each. When this became know, City councillor, Jeff Earle, made a donation of $100,000. Then just as the organizers were ready to announce their fund raising total, Donald Green Jr. on behalf of the Don & Shirley Green Family Charitable Foundation announced that the family would match everything raised that day. The total funds raised then became $649,000. The organizers were just blown away! (Photo below by the Recorder & Times).
The organizers with more than 65 volunteers need to be commended for their great effort in support of such a worthy cause. But all Brockville Country Club staff also need to be commended. The golf course was in great shape and the golf event ran very smoothly, even when given such a large field. The Granite Hall was set up to handle the huge crowd and the meal prepared and served by our BCC staff was superb. CONGRATULATIONS to everyone for a great day for a great cause.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

"Monday Night Strippers" Active at the Brockville Country Club

The Brockville Country Club has a feature not found on many golf courses. Rock out-croppings exist that give the course a special flavour. Over the many years, however, many of these rock formations have become covered with moss and grass.
Enter The Monday Night Strippers!!
Lead by Mike Paquette (pictured in photo below), member volunteers have been meeting on Monday evenings to strip the rock faces of grass coverings. At this stage, Mike has often been on his own and would like company. After all, stripping by oneself is not so much fun!
Monday September 7th is Labour Day, so no stripping that evening. But each Monday following, starting at 6:00 PM, Mike will be busy enhancing our golf course. So how be we give Mike a hand. An hour or so a week would be a big help. Join "The Monday Night Strippers" and contribute in making our Brockville Country Club even more of a special place!! Congratulations Mike in this great initiative.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Mixed-Member Golf Tournament Held Saturday at the Brockville Country Club

Saturday, August 29, 2015 - The Brockville Country Club held a Mixed-Member Golf Tournament Saturday August 29, 2015, a tournament which hasn't been played at the BCC in a number of years. A great group of some 64 members attended with a 50/50 split between ladies and gentlemen members. There were lots of prizes; both draw prizes and prizes based on scores.
The overall winning team was (from l to r), Linda Lumsden, Bev Johnson, Graham Thompson and Gary Lalonde (who missed photo op).The team shot a 61; Wow! 11 under par!!
Coming in second overall was the team of (from l to r): Wade Johnson, Jennifer Harvey, Ted Broome and Roberta Riddell. They shot a 63, also a great score.
Following golf everyone was served a super meal in the main dinning room of salads, a pasta buffet with shrimp, chicken and all the fixings and a dessert buffet. Music from a play-list on a computer through the club's speakers was available for dancing after dinner.
The event was organized by Sandi Stewart with her committee of Linda Lumsden, Ted Clayton, Alain Dumont and Carson Kilpatrick.
Congratulations team in organizing a great event. Let's hope the Mixed-Member again becomes an annual BCC golf tournament.

Friday, August 28, 2015

British Invasion Summer Series Show a Blast

The Brockville Country Club held its fifth and last-for-the-season Summer Series dinner/show/dance in the Granite Hall Saturday August 22, 2015. The show featured the British Invasion, a band that travelled all the way from Toronto to appear. And it was a blast. The dance floor filled with the first song and stayed that way most of the evening. The band seemed to appreciate the audience's participation and really feed off their enthusiasm.
Preceding the show, Chef Jason presented a wonderful British flavoured meal of salad; prime rib of beef with Yorkshire pudding followed by a fruit pie topped with a creamy custard. Hummm Gooood!! Some 210 attended the dinner/show and had a great time. The Btitish Invasion lived up to their billing and certainly invaded the BCC. Who knows, perhaps given the great response we can have them back for an encore next year.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Sunday's Parent-Junior Tournament Wraps up BCC's 2015 Junior Program

Sunday, August 23, 2015 - The very successful 2015 Junior Program wrapped up for the year with a Parent-Junior tournament on Sunday. Sixty (60) juniors from the ages of 7 to 17 participated in the 2015 junior program with about 30 juniors taking part each Monday. BCC's new chipping area was a great addition as a teaching and training tool and was used each week.
The winners of the annual Parent-Junior Tournament for 2015 was Dax and Shane Easter pictured below.
At right is junior program organizer Jon O'Reilly. At left is club pro Derek MacDonald and in the middle are the proud winners, Shane and Dax holding the trophy and wearing their bright attire. A total of 56 players participated in the Parent-Junior Tournament which was followed by prizes and a delicious spaghetti dinner.
Congratulations to junior program organizers Jon O'Reilly, Moe Gariepy and Ted Clayton along with Derek MacDonald for running a super 2015 junior program.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Paul Stillar the Latest to Get a Hole-In-One at the Brockville Country Club

Friday, August 21, 2015 - Golfing with his wife Susan, Paul Stillar was beaming after getting his first ever Hole-In-One. The feat occurred on "Little Misery", the Brockville Country Club's tricky hole number nine. Paul sheepishly said he used a 7 iron to make the shot.
When Paul was asked if he had any words to describe his accomplishment, Paul said he wanted to dedicate his hole-in-one to Brooke Henderson, "a great Canadian kid who is making all us proud". CONGRATULATIONS Paul on your hole-in-one and shared sentiment.

BCC's Granite Hall Resonates with Young Voices

Throughout July and August the Brockville Country Club's "Granite Hall' has been home to two Brockville Theatre Camps. Each camp of three weeks duration saw some 30 to 40 of Brockville's youth given instruction in live theatre. Each camp culminated with a performance of camp participants and guest artists. The second of these events occurred Friday evening, August 21st. The music featured songs from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (complete with a flying car), Willy Wonka and Damn Yankees.
The camps were created by and were under the direction of Todd Noel. The August performance was choreographed by Jason France, music director Mary Wonnancott-Hill, costuming Darren Cole, choreographer Allegra Crosby, camp assistant Philomena Lancione.
The performance, complete with special lighting and each performer individually mic'd, was very professionally done. Well over 175 family and friends attended the performance. Congratulations to Todd Noel for a great program. The Brockville Country Club is most pleased to be able to provide such a great venue in its Granite Hall for the Theatre Camps and wrap-up performances.

BCC Junior Championship Golf Tournament Held Monday August 17th

The Brockville Country Club's Junior Program runs each Monday during July and August. Some 60 juniors ranging from the age of 8 to age17 participated in the program this year under the direction of BCC club member volunteers Jon O'Reilly, Moe Gariepy and Ted Clayton.
The Junior Club Championship was held on a hot, sunny, Monday, August 17, 2015. Forty (40) juniors vied for the various categories.
The big winners, shown (l to r) are: Junior Boys Champ, Mitchell Lawn (shooting an 80); Junior Girls Champ Megan Read (shooting an 86); Junior Nine-Hole Champ Clark Moore (with a 48) and Men's Club Champion Yagiz Tuna 17, who shot 76, 73, 73 for a three day total of 222. (Photo by R&T Jonathon Brodie).
In addition to on-the-course play, the younger juniors (ages 8 & 9) competed in putting and chipping events for prizes, all under the direction of Moe Gariepy.
CONGRATULATIONS to all juniors who participated in BCC's 2015 junior program and who played in the junior Club Championship as well as our club members who run a great junior program.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

BCC Club Championships Held Weekend of August 14 - 16, 2015

The Brockville Country Club held its Club Championships on the steamy hot weekend of August 14 - 16, 2015. Some 95 club members participated for honours in eleven (11) classifications. The Overall Men's Club Champion becomes Yagiz Tuna, shooting an average of 74 for a total 222 over the three rounds played for the Men's title. Adam Folco (226) was second; Dale Watts (227) third and Dale Robertson (228) fourth.
For the Ladies Club Championship, Leigh Ann Ellis repeats as club champion shooting a total 147 over their two rounds. Teri Deluis (162) took second place.
In addition to the Ladies, all other categories played Saturday & Sunday for a total of two (2) rounds (combined scores in brackets).
The Ladies A+ winner is Lucy Pouliot (175). Tied for second, Marsha Lindsay & Cathy Townshend at (191) each.
Ladies "B" Flight winner is Sue Blanchard (200). Second Gay Mailloux (204).
Ladies "C" Flight winner is Linda Lumsden (211), alone in her bracket.
Senior Ladies winner is Sharon Ellis (186) with Sandy Stewart second also at (186).
The Men's "B" Flight winner is Mike Hall (157), Second Earl Benson (164).
Men's "C" Flight winner is Ted Allan (164)  with Shane Easter and Paul Sloan tied for second also at (164).
Men's "D" Flight winner is Alan Heyman (184) with S. Marquis (187) second.
Senior Men's winner is Klyde Brayton (155) with Ardis Lindsay (158) second.
Men's Super Senior winner is Graham Thompson (165) with Don Houle (169) taking second place.
CONGRATULATIONS to all members who took part in the BCC's Club Championships. And thanks to Derek MacDonald and his team for organizing some great competitive play.

Monday, August 10, 2015

The BCC Competes in 69th Annual Border League Tournament

Saturday, August 8, 2015: The 69th running of the Border League Golf Tournament was held Saturday and hosted by the Smith Falls Golf Club. Teams participating included: Smith Falls Golf Club; the Brockville Country Club; Cornwall; Prescott; Gananoque; Partridge Run; St. Lawrence and Morrisburg. Cornwall was the overall winner by 9 strokes, with the Brockville Country Club taking second place honours, 3 strokes over third place Prescott..
Members of BCC's team (standing l to r) included: Jon O'Reilly, Rob Charbonneau; Mike Paquette; Chris Boyd; Paul Darby. Seated (l to r): Ray Lunsden; Ted Broome and Mark Peacock. Missing the photo was Dale Watts; Jayson Brown and Mitch Lawn. 
Each team send one of their members to compete for the Border League President's Low Net Cup. In BCC's case, our rep was Jon O'Reilly. And represent us he did by winning the President's Low Net trophy following a 1 hole play-off against Scott of Prescott.
That's Jon, all smiles, holding the trophy. Well done Jon.
Congratulations to all BCC team members for representing yourselves and the Brockville Country Club so well. It certainly takes time and commitment and all BCC members should applaud our team's effort. Congratulations for a great showing at the 69th Annual Border League Golf Tournament.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

BCC Hosts OVGA Ladies Four-Ball Better Ball Tournament

Tuesday, August 4, 2015: The Brockville Country Club played host, on a beautiful sunny day, to the Ottawa Valley Golf Association's Ladies Four-Ball Better-Ball Tournament. Some 86 ladies participated with players coming from: Hylands; Carleton; River View; Cedar Hill; Mississippi; eQuinelle; Lombard Glen; Canadian; Greensmere; Prescott; Glen Mar; Nationview; Champion Nest and from the Brockville Country Club.
The four-ball competition is played over 18 holes of stroke play by teams of two, with each playing her own ball and each taking strokes where they fall on the score card in accordance with the course handicap.

OVGA officials Sandie Rance (with glasses) and Diane Illingworth are seem tabulating the results. Gross & net prizes were awarded. Anniversary trophies for low gross in classes A, B and C were awarded. The overall winners were Brenda Pilon and Lisa Jubinville of the Carleton Yacht & Golf Club.
The BCC was pleased to host the OVGA event and we trust everyone enjoyed the course and the club's hospitality.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

BCC Hosts Canadian Aid for Chernobyl Gala

Wednesday, July 29, 2015, the Brockville Country Club hosted the Canadian Aid for Chernobyl Gala in the large, carpeted, air-conditioned Granite Hall. The gala drew 268 people who contributed to the fund raiser by bidding on a wide variety of items helping to raise $106,000 which will be used toward helping children in the radiation-ravaged area of Chausy, Belarus.
The Gala, under the direction of Dave Shaw, CAC director of humanitarian aid, used the theme "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat". Twenty two (22) children staying with local host families for five weeks as part of this year's "respite program", participated in the gala. Entertainment, included stage performer Todd Noel singing "Any Dream Will Do" with the children providing backup.
The night also featured plenty of testimonials and success stories from CAC's work in Belarus.While the gala is CAC's biggest single-event fundraiser, it is also "an opportunity to give back" to the supporters, said Shaw. "They get a chance to see the children. They get a chance to interact with the children", he said.
As always the real stars of the gala were the children, with one of them, Mirone Ladyjenko (shown above at the BCC podium) charming the crowd as the evening's Master of Ceremonies.
The Brockville Country Club is pleased to host the annual Canadian Aid for Chernobyl Gala in its fine Granite Hall facility and commends Dave Shaw and his committee for the wonderful work they do in helping the children of Belarus.
(Photos and story in part taken from article by Ron Zajac, Recorder & Times, July 30, 2015)

Monday, July 27, 2015

BCC Team Shows Well at St. Lawrence District Golf Tournament

The 88th running of the St. Lawrence District Association's golf tournament was held Friday and Saturday, July 24 & 25, 2015 at the Mississippi Golf Club, just back of Carleton Place. With the Mississippi club celebrating their 100th anniversary, it was certainly an appropriate venue. Twelve (12) clubs participated, with the Brockville Country Club coming in third overall. Well done team! Cataraqui took 1st place and Prescott placed 2nd.
The twelve, ten-man teams that participated, with their total accumulated scores in brackets follow: Cataraqui (1231), Prescott (1239), Brockville Country Club (1270), Mississippi (1273), Cornwall (1279), Perth (1296), Garrison (1306), Smith Falls (1350), Amherstview (1362), Gananogue (1411), Potsdam (1425 and Massena (which was only able to field 6 players). Each team included one junior and one senior.

The Brockville Country Club team, for which members had to qualify through 3 days of play at the BCC, included: (back l to r with total 2-day scores in brackets):
Mike Paquette (163), Kris Gregoire (162), Kevin Beattie (159), Hugh Hammond (157), Dale Watts (163). Front (l to r): Mitch Lawn, junior (158), Ray Lumsden senior (169), Mike O'Reilly (155) and Adam Folco (153). Missing when photo taken; Rob Charbonneau (173).
Well done team and CONGRATULATIONS on your third place finish in the very competitive 88th running of the St. Lawrence District Association Golf Tournament. Next year, the 89th tournament will be hosted by Garrison, just outside of Kingston.

Uppity Improv Brings Lots of Laughs to the BCC

Friday evening, July 24th was the scene of The Uppity Improv Society's latest improvisations held on the Cabaret stage set up in the main dining room of the Brockville Country Club. Under the theme, "There's No Blitz Like Show Blitz" , the cast presented a hilarious, fast paced, improvized comedy where suggestions from the audience drove the show. Also present was guest monologist, coach Peter Atkinson & friends. Under the direction of Mark Oliver and Curt Geneau, the Uppity Society presented a number or skits that had the BCC audience in stitches.

Be sure to catch the next performance at the BCC of the Uppity Improv Society if you want a light, entertaining and fun-filled evening full of laughs.

Friday, July 24, 2015

The British Are Coming to BCC's "Granite Hall"

Last Saturday evening we had a great time dancing to Freddy Vette & The Flames. They are the ultimate 50's & 60's Rock & Roll show band and their performance was impressive as usual. The BCC's Food & Beverage department also put on a superb dinner prior to the show featuring a fillet Mignon steak with shrimp and all the trimmings.
And now the BRITISH are Coming! That's right! The British Invasion, a well-polished four-piece band from Toronto will invade the BCC's Granite Hall and perform many hits from British bands such as The Beatles, The Searchers, Rolling Stones, Yardbirds, The Kinks and others. The date is Saturday, August 22, 2015. This is the fifth, and last of our Summer Series in BCC's Granite Hall for 2015.
A great 3-course served meal featuring a main of Prime Rib of Beef with Yorkshire Pudding will precede the show. So get a gang together and come join the fun. It will be a very enjoyable evening of fine food, lively entertainment and dancing with friends and guests from Brockville and area. That is Saturday, August 22, 2015 for the British Invasion Dinner/Show/ Dance at the BCC. Get your tickets early to ensure prime seating. Cheers!

Monday, July 20, 2015

BCC Wins OVGA Ladies Intersectional "A" Division

On a very hot, sunny and humid Sunday, July 19, 2015, the Brockville Country Club's OVGA Ladies Intersectional Team were victorious, winning the "A" division against Carleton Golf & Yacht Club, and the Royal Ottawa and Hylands Golf Clubs. The Brockville Country Club  hosted the intersectional so the BCC ladies certainly had home field advantage. Following play, and as part of being the host, the BCC provided a nice meal in the main dining room.
BCC team members, pictured with the "A" division OVGA Ladies trophy are: (back l to r with points in brackets), Cathy Townsend (2), Kelli Howe (6), Lucy Pouliot (4), Leith Ann Ellis (6), Marsha Lindsay (4), Alex Hodgkinson (4) and in front (l to r), Ann McMurray (alternate), Teri DeLuis (6).
By being the "A" winners, the BCC will again host the 2016 OVGA ladies "A" division.
Congratulations ladies for representing yourselves and the Brockville Country Club so well while winning the OVGA Ladies Intesectional "A" Division.

36th Annual Senior Men's Invitational Held at the BCC July 17th

The 36th Annual Senior Men's Invitational Golf Tournament was held at the Brockville Country Club on Friday 17, 2015. It was a beautiful day and some 80 entrants participated and played the BCC course which was in great shape. Following golf, participants were treated to a very fine hip-of-beef buffet dinner with all the trimmings. A full array of prizes were distributed by Dale Watts and club pro Derek MacDonald.
The BCC was pleased to welcome players from Bay of Quinte, Perth Golf Club, Upper Canada, Crooked Creek Trillium Woods and Ottawa Hunt Club golf courses as well as BCC players.
Winners in the various age categories follow:
50-56: 1st Gross overall shooting a 75 (and pictured below at right with pro Derek MacDonald) was Jack Laforty. 2nd gross, Dale Watts. 1st net, Joe Doyle. 2nd net Mike Moran.
57-62: 1st Gross, Ron Smith, 2nd Chris Hawkins. 1st net Rocci Pagnello, 2nd Brain Van Mierlo. 63-68: 1st Gross, Kel Robinson, 2nd Ardis Lindsay. 1st net, Tom Blanchard, 2nd Howard MacDonald. 69-72: 1st Gross, Lyle Ellis, 2nd Dave Dargie. 1st net JR Thompson, 2nd Dennis Locatelli. 73-79: 1st Gross, Pete Zeran, 2nd Jerry Manale. 1st net, Larry MacDonald, 2nd Jack Kenny. 80+: 1st Gross Neale Buxton, 1st net Al Jenkins.
The 36th BCC Senior Men's Invitaional was a great event. Congratulations to the organizers, winners and all participants, especially to our guests who travelled to play in our event. See you all next year for the 37th.

BCC Wins Men's OVGA Intersectional

The Brockville Country Club's OVGA Intersectional team travelled to Petawawa, Ontario to play the Roanoke Golf Club on Monday July 13, 2015 and to play teams from Roanoke and Nationview (Calabogie was also to play but didn't make it). The BCC proved to be the powerhouse by winning  this intersectional "K" division with 53 points (Nationview 34 & Roanoke 10 points).
Team members (back l to r): Dale Watts, Mike Paquette, Ray Lumsden, Mark Peacock, Dave Flood, Mike O'Reilly, Kris Gregoire, Jason Brown, and in front, Adam Folco, Rob Charboneau.
The BCC teanm now moves up from "K" division to "J" division where the matches will be played at Canadian in 2016.
CONGRATULATIONS to our OVGA team for representing the BCC so well.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Headline Reads: "SUCH A STELLAR SHOW!"

The Brockville Youth Showcase held in the Granite Hall of the Brockville Country Club was held Saturday evening June 20, 2015. The show was put together and directed by Todd Noel.

In the "Letters to the Editor" section of the July 15th issue of the Recorder & Times, the following letter was published:


"On Saturday evening, June 20th, I had the pleasure of attending the Brockville Youth Showcase at the Brockville Country Club. I have seen many shows in my life and I can honestly say this program was one of the best performances I have ever seen.
This was a group of about 30 young people, who were, I'm guessing, between the ages of 10 and 18 years of age. They sang and acted through a program without a hitch and it was remarkably well done.
I can say it would be hard to see a program out Las Vegas or Hollywood way that was better performed.
Congratulations to all of those involved. It was a delicious dinner as well"
Matt Hayes, Prescott

We agree, and for those that did not attend, you missed a good one!

Friday, July 10, 2015

The BCC Hosts Major Rotary Fund-Raiser Tournament Which Topped $110,000

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 was a beautiful sunny day! It was also the day of the 2015 Canadian Tire Brockville Rotary Golf Classic tournament and banquet hosted by the Brockville Country Club. The Golf Classic is a major fund raiser for the Brockville and District Rotary Clubs. Over 200 golfers participated with BCC's PGA Pro Derek MacDonald organizing two shotguns; one in the morning and one in the afternoon to handle the players. Chef Jason and Emily then presented a tasty hip-of-beef buffet to approximately 300 golfers and guests in the "Granite Hall". Rotary organizers presented a continuous steam of activities including a huge silent auction. When it was all said and done, the Rotary executive announced over $110,000 raised for their many community initiatives.
In addition to title sponsor Canadian Tire Brockville, over 50 organizations sponsored some aspect of the Rotary Golf Classic. Brockville Country Club members and staff are pleased to loan the course for the day by hosting and contributing to making the annual Rotary Classic a success.
And what would the golfing highlight be for the day? How about a Hole-in-One? That's right! Jordan McMann got a hole-in-one during the Rotary Classic and with it a neat golf package vacation trip to Indiana.
CONGRATULATIONS to the Rotary Club organizers. It was a wonderful and successful day. The Brockville Country Club looks forward to hosting the 2016 Canadian Tire Brockville Rotary Golf Classic.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Stanley Thompson Society Membership Packages Available in BCC Office.

The Brockville Country Club is a proud member of the Stanley Thompson Society. As well, individual Society memberships are available which support the Society and give these members access to their "Thompson Passport". This booklet gives members access for "a-once-a-year-play" at a reduced rate at many of the Stanley Thompson courses across Canada. The BCC is one of the courses in the Passport Booklet.
The membership package at the BCC office includes a membership application card, a summary of benefits and a payment outline as well as additional Society activity information.
Pick up your Stanley Thompson Membership package at the BCC office and support the Society while receiving all the membership benefits. For additional Society information, check out their web site at:

Ted Clayton Deserves Big Thanks for Bench Work.

Have you noticed how good the benches on the Brockville Country Club's golf course look now that many have been repaired and painted? Well you have member and volunteer Ted Clayton to thank for that. The benches weigh a "ton!". They have concrete ends, each of which takes a couple of strong people to move. Ted has disassembled benches on the course then transported them to the Granite Hall where he has power washed and painted the concrete ends; repaired and painted boards; transported everything back to the course and reassembled the bench at the golf-hole location. Quite a process!
Ted, pictured above, has certainly had some off-and-on help to move the heavy benches around. Included are John Nightingale, Bill Lumsden, Ian Stewart, Kal Robertson, Travis Brennan, Kevin Harper, Rocci Pagnello (and probably missed a couple .. sorry). Gary Lalonde has also donated some wood for benches.
This bench restoration (some 34 in all) is a major project which will not be completed until late fall or next spring.Next time you see Ted, thank him for his volunteer efforts. He certainly deserves it.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Freddy Vette Returns to the BCC July 18th

The fourth of the Brockville Country Club's 2015 Summer Series of Dinner/show/Dances will be held in the "Granite Hall" Saturday, July 18, 2015. Returning by popular demand for an encore performance is Freddy Vette and The Flames. Jukebox Hits Live! This "Freddy" show is high-energy, 50s & 60s Rock & Roll at its best. Just ask anyone who has attended their past performance. Freddy says he hopes he is: "Keeping Rock & Roll Alive One Hit At A Time"
The show will be preceded by a wonderful served, 3-course meal with main of Filet Mignon and Shrimp. Don't wait. Tickets are selling well, so call the office today (613 342-2468 Ext 101) and book your seats before we sell out.
The ultimate 50's & 60's Rock & Roll Show. Come join this great evening of fine food and music we can all dance to presented by the BCC and Freddy Vette & The Flames.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

A Little Spice Added to Men's Thursday Twilight

Organizers Travis Brennan and Cole Spicer added a little excitement to the regular Thursday evening Men's Twilight. Rather than play an opposing team member, each team was invited to get together for a 5:30 shotgun start. This allowed team members to say hello again. Once back to the clubhouse, each team member compared score cards with their opponent in order to complete the scoring sheets. In addition, each team was invited to "dress up".
The winning team was Ryan Billing's scallywag team which also included: Ian Stewart, Travis Brennan, John Nightingale and Carson Kilpatrick (you can figure our which is which). Since the organizer's team won, we have to believe Jason Easton's team below was more deserving (which also included Jack Kenny, Ray Debuc, Mike Bauder and mascot Mickey Leeder in center).
The dinner after golf play was moved upstairs to the main dinning room and balcony. A very fine buffet dinner was prepared by chef Jason and staff and served by Emily and her staff.
Congratulations to Travis and Cole for shaking up the format for the evening. It was a fun time which is sure to be repeated.

Need Some Cash? Available in BCC Lobby!

As a service to the Brockville Country Club's members and guests, a cash machine has been placed within the BCC. It is conveniently located in the lobby right beside the main BCC office door.
So if you are at a function and need a few dollars, just drop down or up to the lobby and use your Interact card. Presuming you have some money in your account .. voila, cash in your hand. Just another service to help make your BCC experience a good one.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Youth Showcase at the BCC June 20th

A very special event will be held in the "Granite Hall" of the Brockvlle Country Club, Saturday, June 20, 2015. A Brockville Youth Showcase, under the direction of Todd Noel, will be featured. Twenty seven (27) talented youth from Brockville and area will perform on BCC's big stage. This will be a great event and we look for a large audience for our youth to perform in front of.
Prior to the performance a hip-of-beef buffet, with all the trimmings, will be served by our BCC staff. Get your tickets early. Adult just $29.95 + HST and Youth (under 18) is $19.95 + HST. Doors open at 5:00 PM; Dinner 6:00 PM and the show will start at 7:30 PM. Ticktes available at Tait's (uptown), Alan Brown Clothier (downtown) or at the Brockville Country Club 613 342-2468 Ext 101.
Singers; dancers; musicians; actors, a real variety of talent. Support the Youth of Brockville by attending their Showcase on-stage at the Brockville Country Club Saturday, June 20, 2015.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

The Fabulous BelAirs Fabulous at BCC's Dinner Show

The second of the Brockville Country Club's Dinner/Show/Dances was held in the "Granite Hall' Saturday evening, May 30th. It was a great evening. Chef Jason and his staff prepared a fine meal of BQQ chicken stuffed with pulled pork, salad and pecan pie desert plus all the trimmings. Emily and her staff did a great job of serving the three course meal right on schedule. Then it was time for our General Manager, Glenn Singleton, with his hat and all, to introduce the evening's entertainment, that being the Brockville Music Hall of Fame band, The Fabulous BelAirs.
And what a great show they put on playing all the familiar 50's and 60's rock & roll music. They too must have been having a good time as both their first and second sets were much extended to the delight and applause of the large audience. No. he didn't fall off the table!

It was a fun evening. The food was very good; the camaraderie was great and The Fabulous BelAirs put on a super performance. The dance floor was full all evening.

Now it is time to book your tickets for our very special third event of our Summer Series, the Brockville Youth Showcase on our Granite Hall stage Saturday, June 20, 2015.

Monday, May 11, 2015

The Brockville Country Club members and guests had a great evening listening and dancing to the music of Kelli Trottier and her band on May 1st.  She is a wonderful performer and great entertainer.
NOW! Are you ready for some Rock & Roll?
The second of BCC's Summer Series of Dinner/Show/Dances will be held Saturday, May 30, 2015 and will feature the iconic Brockville band: The Fabulous BelAirs. 
Come join the fun! The show will be preceded by another delicious meal prepared by Chef Jason and his staff and served by Emily and her staff. The meal will include a Spinach Mandarin Orange Salad; a main of BBQ chicken stuffed with pulled port and brie, baked sweet potatoes & vegetables and pecan pie dessert. Hummmm Gooood!!
Register as a group or individually, but come and enjoy the Brockville Music Hall of Fame Band, The Fabulous BelAirs. Tickets available at Tait's uptown, Alan Brown Clothiers downtown or at the Brockville Country Club (613 342-2468 Ext 101). 

Friday, May 1, 2015

YES! The BCC Golf Course is Open for the 2015 Season.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - After a long cold winter that just seemed to not want to go away, The Brockville Country Club opened its golf course for the 2015 season on Tuesday, April 28th. The course is in great shape having survived the winter months if fine fashion. All greens are open and in good condition.
The Driving Range also opened on Tuesday April 28th, which often is not the case. The new mat system was very busy Tuesday.
And Derek is hard at work giving lessons already. The Pro Shop is fully stocked with the latest in merchandize. Derek and staff will be pleased to assist with any of your equipment requirements.
Come and join the Brockville Country Club. A great new golf member incentive package is available. See the New Member ad below.
League play for Ladies and Men is ready to start the week of May 10th. The Men's Opening tournament is Saturday, May 23rd and the Ladies Opening tournament is Sunday May 24th. The course and BCC staff await you. Come join & play the BCC this year. You will be glad you did!

BCC Hosts Brockville Hospital Foundation Black Tie Gala - Surpasses Expectations

Saturday, April 25, 2015 - Three hundred and twenty five individuals attended the 130th anniversary of the Brockville & District General Hospital Foundation's black tie benefit gala in the "Granite Hall" of the Brockville Country Club. Greeted by co-chairs Dr. Ardis and Marsha Lindsay, each individual walked into an atmosphere of Springtime in Paris with Parisian music, the Eiffel Tower, garden paths with trees and brick-edged gardenettes, cafe seating and sinfully delicious French cuisine food stations. The BCC Granite Hall has never seen such spectacular decorations.
The evening featured entertainment by a member of Cirque du Soleil, as well as Pauly and the Goodfellas and locally-themed humour by MC and BCC member Chris Puddicombe. The fundraising event brought in $401,005 for a long-awaited renovation project. The project will result in the refurbishing of 15 inpatient rooms and hallways and an already completed family sitting room within the Brockville General Hospital.
Congratulations to the BGH Foundation organizing committee and to BCC staff for such a great and successful gala.

Friday, April 24, 2015

BCC Golf Course Ready to Open April 28th for 2015 Season

The Brockville Country Club golf course will open for play Tuesday April 28, 2015. It has been a hard cold winter, but the course has come through it in fine fashion and is in great shape. A work crew of some 40 plus, made up of staff and members, conducted a clean-up on Sunday morning, April 19th.
You will notice some exciting changes when you play the course. An example is the large rock face on the right side of the fairway across from our stately big oak tree on hole #7. The work crew has exposed the rock making it much more visually interesting and will surely direct more golf balls hit onto the rock back onto the fairway. The picture below gives an idea of what it will look like.
Congratulations to all our volunteers for coming out and helping to clean up our golf course of winter residue. Your contributions are very much appreciated. Now instead of rakes and shovels, it can be golf clubs that you start swinging! Trust everyone will have a great 2015 golf season. And don't forget to signed up for one or more of the various golf leagues. It is a great way to enhance your club experience.

Monday, April 6, 2015

2015 BCC "Summmer Series" Ready to Launch May 2nd in the "Granite Hall".

The Brockville Country Club's Summer Series of Dinner/Show/Dances is ready to launch with the first performance scheduled for Saturday, May 2, 2015. The dinner/show includes a tasty 3-course meal prepared by Chef Jason & staff. A Caprese Salad; Poached Lemon Dill Salmon over rice & seasonal vegetables and Cherry Cheesecake dessert (A main turkey meal is available as an option). Following dinner, the entertaiment will feature Kelli Trottier and Band.
Kelli performed last year at the BCC and put on a wonderful performance. She is a "Triple Threat" performer: Angelic Voice; Crisp Fiddler & Fiery Stepdancer. Kelli toured the world as featured soloist in the Sensational String Production "Bowfire". She has been nominated 3 times for Fiddler Player-of-the-Year by the Canadian Country Music Association. She has performed live with The Family Brown, Randell Prescott, Wayne Rostad and more. Nine independent recordings have been released and Kelli has been inducted into the Celtic Music Hall of Fame. This will be a performance you will not want to miss.
So get a gang together and come to the BCC for some fine cuisine and a great performance by Kelli Trottier and her Band. That's Saturday, May 2, 2015. Get your dancing shoes and come join the fun.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

"Uppity Improv" One Year Anniversary Held

Saturday, April 4, 2015 - The Uppity Improv Society's  one year anniversary Fool's Day Show was held at the Brockville Country Club Saturday evening. The BCC's main dinning room was converted to incorporate a cabaret stage and seating right in front of the stage. Lights and sound added to the setting. Some 70 people attended the show dubbed "To REVIVE a MOCKINGBIRD". It was a hilarious evening of improvised comedy where suggestions from the audience drove the show.
Congratulations to Mark and Laura Oliver and Curt Geneau for a year of improvised comedy. The Uppity Improv Society meets Tuesday evenings at the Brockville Country Club for rehearsals and should you wish to get involved, the Society would welcome your participation.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Curling Wraps up with Year End Banquet - No Fooling!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 saw some 80 Brockville County Club curlers enjoying a delicious meal at their year-end banquet held in the Club's curling lounge. The luncheon was attended by curlers from the Monday and Wednesday senior leagues as well as the Men's Coffee Club. A big thank you to Wayne Byers for organizing the senior afternoon curling and Warner Bischof for convening the Coffee Club.
All curling leagues warp up this week and soon members should be out swinging the golf clubs. A quick turn-around is needed to "take the ice out" and convert the curling rink into the "Granite Hall" in time to host a major Brockville & District Hospital Foundation fund raising Gala being held April 25th and the first BCC Summer Series Dinner/Show/Dance featuring Kelli Trottier, May 2nd.