Monday, November 26, 2012

Kevan Goble Publishes a Novel

  Whitevale's Teaching Professional Kevan Goble has published his first novel, Peter Burke Hates Golf . Kevan will be selling copies at Whitevale on December 8-9, the week-end of the AGM.
The book retails for $20 and is an outstanding read.

I have been fortunate to have read an advance draft and Kevan has woven a wonderful story that I know you will enjoy. To give you a feel for what the book's about, here's the synopsis from the back cover:

"Peter Burke's in trouble. He's a slave to his job, disconnected from his teenage daughter, and hates golf. Not ideal for a golf pro. Humiliated after a particularly bad round, he vows to quit. Listening to his brother's passionate trumpet playing at a jazz club that night reinforces the truth: his life has bottomed out. Searching for answers, he re-examines his past hoping to confirm his bond with golf was once as strong as his brother's to music. To reclaim some meaning in his life, Peter needs help. Perhaps an old diary he happens upon at a yard sale will offer him a lifeline."
A real family affair, the book cover was designed and illustrated by Kevan's wife, Laurie Lafrance.

Copies will be available to purchase in the Pro Shop during the annual Christmas Sale. If you email Kevan in advance at  he will make sure a signed copy of Peter Burke Hates Golf is waiting for you to pick up in the Pro Shop.

If you cannot make it up on Dec. 8 or 9th, Kevan will be at the Club the following week-end, December 15-16. Come up, buy a copy, and shoot the breeze with him while he's setting up the indoor teaching net in the Clubhouse.

Monday, November 12, 2012

So You Think You're Tough....NOT!

The annual So You Think You're Tough tournament closed out the year yesterday under extremely difficult 16 degree temperatures. 72 players "toughed" it out on the adventurous cross country track. Players submitted an individual score and 4 player teams were determined via blind draw. All players received 50 percent of their 18 hole handicap. Congratz to Craig Ferns for scoring the lowest 9 hole net score of 32.5. It feels like Men's League all over again for Fernsie who would have most likely posted 52 on the back nine to protect his questionable 11 handicap.

For those of you who have not played in this event before, here are a few holes that we're popular amongst those that played.

Tee off on the black tee on #2 and hit to the 4th green.
Tee off on the white tee on #15 and hit to the 16th green.
Tee off from the fairway on #11 and hit to the 13th green.

The winners were.....
Tied 1st
Justin Timlin, Paul Cormier, Greg Shea, Wayne Carpenter
Steve Rodriguez, Clayton Spahn, Howard Kirke, John Dimopoulos
Steve Campbell, Ed Griffin, Tom Fennell, Tim Charlton
Tied 4th
Bryce Percy, Craig Ferns, Brian King, Art Belanger
Dec Dunn, Dave Denysek, Kim Blake, Elmar Moser

Winnings can be collected in the Pro Shop.

Thanks to those of you that came out, and we look forward to seeing you all next season!