June 3, 2019

Last Thursday Peter Friestadt was enjoying a round of golf with his gang, and stopped in the Snack Shack following 9 for some much needed “aiming juice”.  He had his clubs on a 3-wheeler and left them by the door to the shack.  While he was inside a gust of wind or gravity took effect and the clubs started wheeling back towards the pond on #9.  Sure enough it gained speed…enough to go slightly uphill and over grass at one point…then with Mike Moller in pursuit (not as fast as a decade or two ago but pursuit nonetheless) the cart dipped into the pond…momentarily stayed upright…then tipped over backwards and submerged.

Peter had been demo-ing Club Professional Dean Manz’s personal driver and had his cell phone, ID and wallet in his bag.  After criticizing Mike for not diving in Peter soon did, and before you know it was up to his neck in water.  Believe it or not he got everything back and his cell phone still works!  The message is clear.  Remember to use the brake on our pull carts!

We have had several sightings of a couple healthy beaver and some snarly little muskrats in and around the pond.  How do you tell them apart??…Peter wears glasses!  Like the muskrats and beaver Peter never quits.  He took a quick shower and rejoined his mates on 12 or 13 to finish a round he’ll never forget.

Thanks to all members for their support as Superintendent Heath Koch and our crew work to get our course back into top condition.  Believe me when I say that no one wants fast and true greens more than he does.

At this stage in our recovery we are at a frustrating point.  Normally, with long days and healthy turf we would be following practices that slow growth to help keep heights consistent and maintain a faster pace throughout the day.  In the current situation we are trying to promote growth which could be argued works against us.  We will be cutting 4 or 5 of our greens slightly higher than the better ones…but will be lowering the heights on all of them as early as tomorrow.

The process we are following will get us back into top condition as soon as possible.  Thanks to Heath, Assistant Jon MacLean and Mechanic Rod Clark as they work us through it!

Derrick Peterson and Riverview Insurance Solutions are the presenting sponsor of the Central Alberta Senior’s Tournament that will tee it up this Thursday.  Thanks to Riverview for their continued support.  There is still room for a few last minute entries but you must enter no later than 5 pm today!

The Cadillac Member Guest is Friday June 21.  Participants first tee gift will be sure to please as Travis Matthew will have their full line available on the first tee.  Thanks to Garrett Scott with Cadillac, Jesse Postma of the Postma Group, and many others for helping out with the Cadillac Member Guest.

Father’s Day is Sunday June 16.  Executive Chef Ryan Poole and Executive Sous Amanda Holweg will have features available all day that dad will love.  You can reserve tables upstairs by calling the Administration Office.

Cathy Herbert is sorry to advise the Glencoe Ladies exchange has been cancelled for 2019.  

Grip It, Rip It and Sip It!  Saturday June 29 we will have live entertainment by Greg Carroll from 7 – 10 pm with drink and dinner features.  That day guest green fees will be $50 + GST after 2 pm.  Whether you golf or not we hope you choose to join us at the RDGCC that evening.  It will be a lively and fun way to go into the summer holidays!

The 106th Canadian Women’s Amateur is fast approaching.  Please be sure to register in advance if you plan on volunteering.  Forms are available at the Administration Office.  In addition we have more requests than expected for billets.  If you would be willing to take in a billet that week please let us know as early as possible.

Roster books are now available at the Administration Office.

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