A reminder to book soon for our Valentine’s Day Dinner on Friday February 14th. Jeremy Doody will entertain that evening and Chef Poole has some delicious features lined up. Click on the link below to view.
Our Red Deer Golf and Country Club members get around! Congrats to Dale Devereaux who teamed up with club member Robert Joslin and won the Kamechameha Country Club’s Member Guest, on the island of Maui. After seven (7) years of trying and getting through a four (4) hole three (3) team playoff they emerged victorious. Way to go Dale!
This spring Golf Canada and The Red Deer Golf and Country Club join the Worldwide Handicap System. It is a progressive move for the game as all golfers & courses will be rated using the same criteria, and handicaps calculated the same.
Under the Worldwide Handicap System there will be fewer scores required to establish a handicap, and only eight (8) best scores of your last twenty (20) rounds are used to calculate a handicap. The highest score allowed for handicap purposes in all handicap categories will be a net double bogey.
Your handicap is a reflection of what you are capable of shooting on a good day, and NOT an average.
In addition Alberta Golf visited us last fall and re-rated our golf course. We have New Slope ratings that should result in member handicaps going up a little. As an example the slope on our blue tees went from 134 with a 71.6 rating to 128 with a 71.0 rating.
On our yellow tees the slope changed from 131 with a rating of 71.8 to 124 with a rating of 71.5.
We also have flipped the hole ranking on #10 and #13 for the men. Number #10 is now our 6th ranked handicap hole and 13 number #10.
All of this comes one year after numerous rule changes introduced to make the game quicker and more fun for all. Examples are leaving the pin in while putting, fixing irregularities on greens and the stoke and distance rule adopted for day to day play.
We are happy to advise that the club will again offer three (3) discounted guest fee coupons to all adult members.
The coupons will be available for pickup February 15th for those of you who have already paid, and will be, in the office until the end of May.
Coupons must be presented at the golf shop prior to signing in your guests. The coupons have no cash value. Click on the links below to print membership applications.
This year one thing our members and golf shop must improve on is getting all the names properly entered on the tee sheet in a timely manner. It allows interested singles to join in and those with less than four (4) to enable others to join their group for the day.
New golf merchandise is arriving in our golf shop daily. Feel free to stop out for a visit Monday – Saturday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.
In addition, thanks to the generosity of RDGCC minded members you can get custom fit for golf clubs and have them in your hands before the club opens for the spring. Thanks again to those who have donated use of their simulators.
Speaking of opening the Opening Reception is on Friday April 17th….only seventy seven (77) short days away!