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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.