May 09, 2017

Have you ever had one of those days where nothing goes right??  Last Friday May 05 (Cinco de Mayo) at the Red Deer Golf and Country Club Past President Jack Tremain was experiencing exactly that.

The poor guy got tied up with work and showed up late for his tee time.  No time to hit balls so he hopped up to the first tee only to discover his distance finder was not charged.  So he runs back to the golf shop and borrows one.  Realizing he is holding things up he hurries his drive and pulls it dead left into the trees about 100 yards up.  He hits the second shot and starts walking down the fairway when he notices that his electronic caddy is not following him.  A loose connection!!!  So he jogs back to the golf shop and rents a power cart…loads up all his apparatus and takes off again.

His third shot goes in the bunker.  He takes two to get out and 3 putts for an easy 7.  Ron LaRiviere was playing with Jack and politely waiting as this took place.  Jack gets to the second tee flustered and a little hot and promptly knocked a five iron into the hole for our first hole-in-one for 2017!!  Talk about a turn around!

What could’ve been more unbelievable is if Ron’s tap-in on #17 had’ve dropped in too.  Who would believe two Past President’s playing alone getting a hole-in-one on the same day?

A hole-in-one is outstanding…you can’t do better than that.  But ever the perfectionist Jack was seen getting fitted for new clubs the very next day.

Our Tuesday morning Ladies will now to able to check their tee times at www.rdgcc.ca .  Weekly pairings will be posted Monday mornings and can be accessed by going to our website and under the “Golf” drop-down menu click “Ladies Club”.  Please note you do not have to log in to receive this information.

For a 2017 copy of the Ladies Handbook please log onto the member section of www.rdgcc.ca and under “Club Info” click on “Ladies Section”.

Please note the Administration Office cannot book or change tee times.  For those requests please call the golf shop at 403-340-4461.

Upcoming Events

Friday May 12 – Pasta Night / Ping Demo Day
Saturday May 13 – Ing & McKee Junior Tournament
Sunday May 14 – Mother’s Day Brunch and Dinner
Monday May 15 – Discounted Green Fee Day
Friday May 19 – Titleist Demo Day
Saturday May 20 – 9, Wine and Dine / Pasta Night
Tuesday May 23 – Girl’s Night Out
Friday May 26 – Pasta Night / Ping Demo Day
Sunday May 28 – Course closes at 2 pm for maintenance
Monday May 29 – Course re-opens @ 1 pm
June 02-03 – Celebrity Chef Buffet Dinners
June 04 – Celebrity Chef Lunch Buffet

You’ll note on the dates above that we are closing Sunday afternoon May 28 for maintenance.  We have two dates scheduled this year and while we are closed for a short period it is our most efficient way to do the work required.  Thanks for your cooperation.

Red Deer Golf and Country Club members are fortunate to have reciprocal arrangements with several Calgary, Edmonton and Grande Prairie golf clubs.  If you are out of town and looking to play contact Ken Frame, Jordan Krulicki or Mark Di Ubaldo to book a tee time.

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