January 8, 2020

A reminder of the Annual General Meeting Monday January 20 at 7 pm.

Our 2020 membership dues have been set and may be paid any time.  Both an Adult and Junior application can be viewed by the link below.
2020 Adult Membership.pdf2020 Adult Membership.pdf
2020 Junior Membership.pdf2020 Junior Membership.pdf

Our 100 Anniversary Committee is busy planning celebrations for 2022.  A key component to anything we do is the gathering of photographs and historical material.  We are looking for photos of the course through the ages…whether on the course, during tournaments, or social celebrations.  These photos will be used in conjunction with other video and historical photos from other sources like the city archives.  The process takes time and the bottom line is that the time is now!  If you have any photos please forward them to Don McFarlane, Greg Atkinson, or Lynn Booth.

There are several changes to look forward to on the handicap front, not the least of which is that the Red Deer Golf and Country Club was re-rated last fall by Alberta Golf.  Those changes will be reflected on new score cards.

In addition, Golf Canada has joined the World Handicap system.  Course and score ratings will now be calculated with worldwide consistency.  Some key components are:

1.  Handicaps may be computed with as few as three scores.

2.  For handicap purposes, the maximum score allowed each hole will be a net double bogey.

3.  Eight of your lowest scores of your last 20 rounds will be used to calculate your handicap (previously 10).

The handicap calculation will be more receptive to good scores…this is what a player is capable of shooting rather than the misconception that your handicap is an average.

The maximum handicap index for men and women has been raised to 54.0.

There will also eventually be a playing calculation that will analyze how you played that day compared to your expected performance taking into account weather and set up.

Welcome again to the future General Manager of the Red Deer Golf and Country Club Mike Kenney!  Mike is the right man for the job, and his wife Diane looks forward to being an active participant in our Ladies Club.  Red Deer Golf and Country Club members are fortunate they chose to join us.

Think sunshine!

Don McFarlane
General Manager
PGA of Canada Executive Professional

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