July 16, 2018

As I was writing this message I checked online and saw that Carter Graf shot a 2 under par 70 (at that time tied 5th) to open the Alberta Men’s Amateur at Rod Tail Landing.  Carter is truly one of this province’s top golfers, and excels at every level.  Let’s hope for three more strong rounds!

Our Red Deer Golf and Country Club Junior members continue to do us proud wherever they compete.  This year we had Alex Gerrard, Mark Janes, Cole Bergheim, Carter Graf and Logan Graf qualify and compete at the Alberta Junior and Juvenile Boys Championship. Each week throughout the summer they and other RDGCC Juniors compete at Maple Leaf Junior events, CJGA tournaments, and National Competitions.

Our Juniors benefit from playing a superior golf course with a terrific short game facility, and our supportive membership.  Many will have a chance to represent the Province provincially and go on to U.S. scholarships.  Hats off to their families for supporting their passion for golf.

I would encourage all Red Deer Golf and Country Club members to visit www.albertagolf.org and follow the boy’s progress.  Congratulations as well to former Red Deer Golf and Country Club member Chandler McDowell on winning the 2018 Alberta Junior…by a whopping 11 shots.  Outstanding golf and a margin of victory that might be a record!

We are taking entries for the Mason Martin Homes Ladies Member Guest, the Red Deer Golf and Country Club Ladies Invitational and the RBC Wealth Management Dominion Securities Central Alberta Amateur.  Call the golf shop for information.

On Wednesday August 8 we host the Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre Battle of Alberta.  There will be good representation from the Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames in support of this great cause.

That day we have secured a block of times at the Ponoka Community Golf Course at a special rate of $60.00 including golf cart.  Call Dean Manz or myself to book your place.

Our golf course is in terrific condition.  Please respect the property and keep pull carts off tee boxes and away from worn areas.  Use the sand and seed bottles provided to fill divots and repair ball marks.  If you’re a smoker ask for an ashtray at the golf shop or dispose of your butts courteously.  Our members have a lot to be proud of.  Thanks for your cooperation.

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