August 31, 2017

Congratulations to smooth-talking (?), straight-shooting (?) Al Rimer on recording a hole-in-one on #2 August 27.  Al was enjoying an early morning round with Don & Maureen Yamagishi and Catherine Goodman and knocked it the hole with his trusty hybrid.

This coming Monday September 04 we have relaxed some restrictions.  Senior Adult members and Restricted Intermediates can play after 11 am….and Junior members can play with their parents after 1 pm.  If their parents are non-members they will pay the reciprocal $60.00 guest rate.

Please note that starting tomorrow and for the rest of the season the golf shop will commence taking tee times at 8 am.

Our Pasta Night Friday September 08 has been cancelled.  We will have Pasta Night Saturday September 09 in conjunction with our 9, Wine & Dine.

On Wednesday September 06 we have the Men’s Night Final.  Men can sign up in the golf shop.  It is a 2 pm shotgun and includes dinner.  There will be a member’s cross-over commencing at 8 am in the morning.

I’d like to take a minute to compliment our grounds crew on their work through some difficult conditions this year.  First the windstorm and it’s clean-up…and now the extended streak of hot, dry conditions.  It is difficult to manage watering (both overall and in specific areas) and overdoing it or neglecting it can lead to bad turf.  For the most part Heath Koch and his crew have managed it very well.  One easy indication of dry or wet turf on greens is that it becomes easy to spot old cup locations.  I haven’t seen much of that this year.  As we move into September we will gradually increase heights of cut and will periodically treat the greens or lightly top-dress.  Our maintenance days originally scheduled in error on the long weekend were moved to September 24 and 25.

We have a very busy weekend September 16 and 17 as we host the bi-annual Red Deer Glendale Ryder Cup matches and our own Solheim Cup.  Tee times for the Ryder Cup will be 10-10:40 and 3-3:40 Saturday, and 10-10:40 Sunday and the ladies will go from 11:30-12:30 both days.  I would encourage all members not able to play to come out and watch some competitive golf that weekend.

Has your business considered the ease and effectiveness of a long lunch for your Christmas party this year??  We can handle luncheons from 12-150.  You and your staff have a great meal and a few drinks…you can recognize key employees or important company milestones and do it in Red Deer’s best setting.  Call Robyn or Debbie to book.

Please note that starting Tuesday the Snack Shack will open at 9 am daily and the upstairs Clubhouse 7:30 weekdays and 7 am on weekends.

Nice to see that Kananaskis Country Golf Course will re-open in 2018.  They had add a lot to the Alberta golf scene and it enhances Alberta’s reputation as a golf destination.

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