August 12, 2014

The Red Deer Golf and Country Club would like to thank all sponsors, participants, and the organizing committees in the Central Alberta Ladies and Cadillac Member Guest last week.  Two terrific events!

The GS Communities Mixed Tournament will be held Saturday August 23.  Member entry fee is $60.00.  The 2014 format is a 4-person shamble with teams comprised of 2 adult females and 2 adult males.  The field is limited to the first 25 4-person teams signed up.  You can enter at the golf shop.

I would like to remind all members to enter scores accurately and consistently in the handicap computer.  We have individuals that play 40 rounds a year with handicaps calculated with scores that were entered as far back as 2012 or even 2011.

It is important to understand that a handicap does not reflect your average score.  Handicaps are established with a formula that uses the lowest 10 of your last 20 scores.  In reality most rounds you will likely be 3 or 4 shots higher than your handicap.

There are instructional charts on the bulletin board at the handicap computer area that describe equitable stroke control and adjustments required for each handicap level.  As a fair measure it requires all golfers to enter all scores.

This Saturday August 16 the Clubhouse will close at 2 pm as we accomodate a wedding.  There will be a BBQ outside from 11 – 4 pm and a limited menu available in the men’s lounge.  Thanks for your cooperation.

On Wednesday August 27 our Men’s Night will be a “Battle of Alberta” mixer with a 2 pm shotgun start.  Players can sign up as a 2-some, 4-some or individually and give their support to the Edmonton Oilers or Calgary Flames.  The important thing is that each 4-some is comprised of 2 Oiler fans and 2 Flames supporters.  Following the shotgun we will have an optional $25.00 buffet and golfers can listen to Duane Sutter (Oilers) or Rich Preston (Flames) swap stories on the upcoming season and past experiences.  Our regular Men’s Night contests and competition will remain in effect.

The following Wednesday September 03 is the Men’s Night Final and it will be a shotgun start as in the past.

Regards,
Don McFarlane

General Manager
PGA of Canada Executive Professional 

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