We are slowly getting back to “normal” at RDGCC. We are now on all 18 regulation holes and will be adding in more programming in the upcoming weeks. A stretch of warm, dry weather would be an excellent break for the course and you from all the wet weather. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that this improved weather happens soon!
Tuesday Morning Senior Golf
We are pleased to announce the Tuesday morning seniors golf crossover will start on July 21 and will run for ten consecutive weeks ending on September 22. More details to follow.
8-Minute Tee Time Intervals
Also, effective July 21, tee times will revert to their traditional 8-minute starting intervals. This change will add ten more tee times to the day, which we are confident will allow everyone to get the tee times they are hoping to get.
Tee Deck Maintenance
The driving range will be closed every Tuesday from 10 – 11 a.m. for maintenance of the grass tee deck.
Drone Video of Golf Course
On Sunday, July 19, starting at 11 a.m., weather permitting, a company will be out working on a hole by hole aerial video of the golf course. We will be blocking off a couple of tee times on either side of 11 a.m. to ensure this work doesn’t interfere with your game. We expect to have the video on the website in four to six weeks.
Red Tee Markers
We are working on adding teeing areas for members wanting to play from the Red Tees. You will see that there is either an actual tee box or a Red plate or Red tee marker in a closely mown area on the hole you are playing.
Practice Hole 8a
With Hole 5 re-opening on July 10, Hole 8a will revert to its usual status as a practice area. To ensure orderly usage of this practice area, we ask you to observe the following conditions of using this area.
- This area will be open for use from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. daily, weather permitting.
- Book up to 2 x 1-hour blocks of practice time no more than a day in advance by calling the golf shop at (403) 340-4461.
- Take a power cart and use the road behind 9 green to drive out to 8a. DO NOT cross the golf course.
- If you are not old enough to use a power cart, a staff member will drive you out and pick you up at the end of your practice session.
- Balls, shag bags and a ball mark repair tool will be adjacent to the green by the tall spruce.
- These items, including the practice balls, must be returned to this area at the end of your practice time.
- Ball marks must be repaired, and bunkers smoothed out before leaving the area.
- Each user is responsible for the upkeep of this area. We ask you to notify the golf shop if you arrive in the area, and it is in a state other than as previously described.
As previously mentioned, we need a current picture of you for our records. The picture will be used by our staff to get to know your name and thus provide more personal service. You can either email a current photo to Pam at email@example.com or stop by the office, Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and we will take a picture of you. Thank you to all members that have stopped by already!
Central Alberta Amateur
The 2020 edition of the CAA is now sold out. We are excited to be welcoming 144 participants to this year’s event. We are still accepting applications for the wait list if you missed getting into the field.
RDGCC 100th Anniversary – 1922~2022
As you may know, the Club will celebrate its 100th year of operating at this site in 2022. As part of this milestone, we are trying to gather all the Club history/memorabilia available. If you happen to have anything RDGCC related that might be of historical significance, please contact Mike Kenney, and he will accept it on behalf of the Committee.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Mike Kenney, CCM, CCE, PGA
General Manager & Executive Professional