October 22, 2014

Our grounds crew are taking full advantage of perfect weather conditions to prep the course for winter.  Chemical and fungicide is being applied with no wind, our irrigation lines being blown out, fairways aerated where necessary and a general course clean up taking place.  The longer it stays clear and dry the better…then when it snows let’s hope it stays!!

The AGM has been scheduled for Monday January 12.  Shareholders interested in running for the Board can call me at the office, or Nominating Chair Lynn Booth for information.

I can’t remember better golf conditions in October in my 9 years at the RDGCC.  The course was busy…and thanks to those who joined us for dinner last Sunday as we filled the house.

A couple noteworthy accomplishments.  First, Mike Moller’s hole-in-one on #2 on the back tier (at least we think he got one as he was in a one-some!!)  Secondly was Don Holmes on the same hole.  After Hugh MacBeth knocked his shot to about 10 feet on the lower tier Homer announced he would better that shot.  He hit a swooping fade that landed on the slope to the third tier.  The ball kicked right and slowly started rolling towards the pin…down the lower level…off the fringe…and then into the hole!!  No one could believe how long it took that ball to get to the hole!!  It must have been fun to watch…and what we would expect a Don Holmes ace to look like!!

We had good response to opening the Clubhouse some Fridays or Sundays this off-season.  We hope to announce some dates in the near future!

We are pleased to inform that we hit the qualifying numbers and are able to purchase Troon Golf cards. We have sent in our application.  Those of you who signed up should be getting confirmation and a number (it’s a cardless system) directly from Troon Golf.  Your accounts will be billed from the RDGCC office in Canadian dollars once our transaction with Troon has been completed and we can make the conversion.  This should save all RDGCC snowbirds a little green, and is another benefit we are pleased to offer our membership.

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