Welcome to July and Happy Canada Day!
We are so pleased that so many of you were able to come out and enjoy the Canada Day BBQ at the Club. It turned out to be a beautiful day, which made it possible for over 200 people to come out to enjoy the festivities.
This month has started a little on the soggy side, but we expect to have some beautiful summer days to enjoy soon and then hopefully often. The weather for last month rated a 6.7/10 on our rating scale. The decent weather, combined with the increased number of rounds played, helped us nearly top the 7,000 mark in rounds played. To put this number of rounds in perspective, there were about 5,500 rounds played in June the previous two years. We are expecting another busy month at the Club in July and for the remainder of the golf season.
Hole #5 Green
We are pleased to announce that the green on hole 5 will be in play starting July 10. This green has taken a long time to recover from the damage it received this winter, but it will be cut to the same height as the other greens when it opens, so you shouldn’t notice a difference. Here are a few pictures to illustrate the progression of the green from April 23 to July 1. The first picture is taken from the back of the green to the front while the other pictures are taken from the front to the back. They are all of the same section of the green.
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.
Power Cart Usage
We have just been informed that there are no longer restrictions when riding two per power cart. We know that the rules surrounding cart usage have been trying, so thank you again for your patience as the government worked through this process of reopening the economy. We look forward to when rakes can be put out for the bunkers as well as ball washers. Soon I think.
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 that is out there to flesh out these past 100 years. 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.
Junior Members –
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION IS FAST APPROACHING
We are excited to announce some scholarship opportunities for our Junior members who are either currently in or soon to be going to university. Please CLICK HERE for the application form for the PGA of Alberta program and HERE for details about the various scholarships available through AB Golf. Finally, CLICK HERE for the scholarship application form for the AB Golf scholarships. Let us know if we can assist further in the application process.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Mike Kenney, CCM, CCE, PGA
General Manager & Executive Professional