AUGUST 2006


In This Issue

President's Report

Dear members,

We are approaching the end of summer and all those beautiful days that provided us with enjoyable golf.

However, there is a time when some of our golfing patience is tested because of other people's playing .

I am referring to the subject of slow play. It is understood that 'slow' is relative and has a different meaning to different folks but there are certain rules and a decorum that must be observed. We are here to enjoy the game of golf and it is the club's duty to create the atmosphere and the environment to facilitate this pleasure.

Rule 1 - Never play as a fivesome or more if in sight of other golfers. Nobody at any time should be waiting behind such a group. And there is NO excuse for breaking that rule!

Rule 2 – When players are waiting behind you, ALWAYS let them through if one hole is open ahead of your group.

It is a very sensitive topic to enforce from a management point of view and, as members, we are asking for your assistance.

We rely to a great extent on green fees as a source of income and we do not want to be known as the slowest golf course around. It is negative advertising!

September is a beautiful month for golf; so enjoy!!!

Andre Lemieux
President

 

 
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Membership Secretary's Report

 
Membership Secretary's Report - Marion Alexander
 

Welcome to our latest new members - Michael Shannon, Donna Robertson,Sally Robinson and
Andrew Stewart.  That brings our total of new members this year to 40 which is very good.
We now have 276 members - 177 Playing, 56 Social, 18 Associate, 18 Junior and 7 Honorary.

The golfing season is starting to wind down and we hope that everyone has
enjoyed their year. 

Best of luck to all the participants in the Club
Championships in September.
 

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Tournaments

The Winners!!!

Some of the losers!!!

 

The Past Presidents tournament was held on Aug 28 with eight teams entered.

Andre`s team won low gross, and Dick's team won low net.

The annual Gabriola Ladies Amateur was held on Aug20th. Seven teams were entered and the winning team was from Sunnydale Golf Course.

 The lefty righty tournament will be held on Monday September 11. Sign up at the club house

 

 

 

Coming Events and Tournaments for August 2006

  • Mon. Sept. 11 , Lefty Righty Tournament
  • Weekend 16-17, Club Championship
  • Sat. Setp. 23, Silver Revisited, Italian Night

  • Make sure you sign up on the Club House Board

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Ladie's Amateur Tournament

The Gabriola Winners!!!

A happy volunteer!

 

The Gabriola Golf and Country Club enjoyed a successful day on Sunday, August 20th for its 2nd Annual Gabriola Ladies’ Amateur.

 

This team event was won by Dorothy Ratcliffe, Dorie Smith, Marlene Webster and Carol Weiss all from the Sunnydale Golf Club. Our congratulations and deep admiration. Not only did these ladies have the highest combined handicap of all the teams, they had never played our challenging course before. They came in with a score of 78 which was three strokes lower than the second placed team who were from Gabriola. Well done for coming second Carrol Craig, Miranda Barnes, Melissa Sharples and Marnie Sims. 

 

The Gabriola ladies extend sincere thanks to our sponsors Clyde Coates of the Coates Group and to Dan Foley of Summer Rain Water Delivery. These events are impossible without your generosity. We would also like to thank Earth, Rain & Fire for the gift of a platter which was won by Leslie MacDonald .

 

Several men volunteered during the tournament: thank-you Dick, Pat, Doug, Shep, Dale, Andre and Peter. We appreciate your giving up your day for us. And thank-you Melissa and Miranda for taking the time to organize it. A good time was had by all.

 

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Management and Personnel

  GABRIOAL GULF COURSE: INTRODUCING OUR NEWEST EMPLOYEES

Deb MacDonald

Donna Bowman

Walter Berry

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Social Committee's Report

Social Committee Report –August 29, 2006

 

Silver Revisited

 

We have now booked Lou Gradanti to play and sing for the Silver Revisited on September 23, 2006 as we are planning an Italian Night. It should be a lot of fun and the charge to members and friends will be only $20 each. Hopefully we will have a full house. We will be calling members who do not have email within the next week to invite them to attend and would like to honor our long-time members.

 

Plans for Halloween are still moving ahead but we cannot hire Syd as he was booked months ago. Hopefully we can locate a good d.j. for the evening.

 

We are going to be running the “Food Safe” course on September 13 here at our course and can have as many as 25 attend – one requirement along with address is date of birth as it goes according to Government Regulations. If anyone other that those registered would like to take it we can have them attend up to the last minute at a cost of $60 each. Hopefully the 12 I have listed can all attend as we must have 10. I was advised by Malaspina College that the attendees do not need to be golf course members and this will likely be the only time this is offered on Gabriola.

 

 

Respectfully submitted
Carrol Craig

Social Director

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Ladies Captain's Report

 

Ladies  days continue to be filled with sun and golfing.It is not too late to join us and take advantage of the amazing weather.The district 6 team is to be congratulated on  a second place in the zone. Well done, next year we will try to win(thank you Claire for organizing).Large number of ladies are taking part in Field days on Vancouver Island . In the most recent event at Fairwinds Golf Club Carrol  Craig was member of the winning team and Gwen  L'Heureux was member of the third team. Way to go Gabriola.Our next trip is to Cottonwood on September 12th.

We are planning the club championship which will take place on September 16th and 17th. Please sign up at the club.This year it will be a combined event with the men,all details will be posted at the club.On Friday afternoon before the championship we would like to try mixed horse race( one male and one female).This should be an other very interesting event! Hope to see you all there.

Olga Korinek
 Ladies Captain

 


Men Captain's Report

 

Men’s Captain Updates

Men’s match play is progressing with Frank Gregg having cut a wide swath on his way to the finals on the winners side of the draw. He is now waiting for a challenger from the loser side, which is down to Pat Tisdall who wamped Jason Gladson, Normie who took out Iain Cunningham and yours truly. Watch for updates as I face off against Pat tomorrow on men’s day
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Mixed match play has not progressed much as only one match has been played in which Andre and Carole bested Barbara and Peter. I’m not interested cracking the whip to get these matches happening. If the participants are not into it maybe we should let it pass into history.

The club championship is coming up on Sept. 16 – 17. For the first time ever, ladies and gentlemen will compete at the same time. As a prelude to the championship, on Fri. at 3:00 PM we will have our first ever mixed horse race. To make up the teams, we will match low hcp ladies with high hcp men and low hcp men with high hcp ladies etc. just to try to even out the teams. The track and format will be similar to what we had at the Men’s Amateur.

Please SIGN UP and REGISTER early so I can make up the groupings and start times by Thurs. Sept. 14. There will be registration sheets at the club counter hopefully by tomorrow ( Sept. 1st) The $ 30 entry fee covers the roast beef dinner on Sunday and prizes. Extra dinner tickets are available for $15. I addition there will be CLEANERS for each flight at $10 for the two days.

Hope you can make it, if not to play perhaps to volunteer.

Steve Cellik
 


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