Tuesday, April 28, 2015

2015 Men’s Inter-club

This is a team competition held annually competing against teams from Cedar Brae, Meadowbrook and Oshawa Golf Clubs. Each team is comprised of 14 players: one coordinator, one Professional, and twelve players ranked by handicap. The competition is match play, with each person in your foursome receiving strokes from the low handicap player in the group. You compete for three matches simultaneously, one point for a front-9 win, one for a back-9 win and one for an overall win.

Participation is open to any male member in good standing, whether A, B or C playing category. Each spring a qualifying process is run. For a fee of $20 (to be chatted), any male member can have three attempts to post scores. After signing up, and before playing, the Pro Shop must be notified that you are qualifying that day. Additional attempts to qualify may be purchased for an additional fee of $20.

The team will be comprised of the 12 best qualifying scores, with other qualifiers being retained on a ‘spare’ list. The ideal scenario would be to have 18-24 qualifiers, as that would allow everyone to be guaranteed two matches.

The dates for 2015 are:
·         Monday, June 29 – Oshawa
·         Monday, July 20 – Whitevale
·         Wednesday, August 5 – Meadowbrook
·         Tuesday, August 25 – Cedar Brae

The matches begin at approximately noon with a double tee start, and are followed by a light dinner. The funds from qualifying help cover the costs of meals and team shirts. There may be some charges laid off on a per rata basis at year end to compensate for all costs incurred. Traditionally, this has been less than $100 if a player participated in all four matches.

Please see the poster announcing the qualifying and sign up. Members who have played in past seasons all enjoy the opportunity. We are looking for more participation, it is a great chance to play three other fine courses and meet some interesting players from other clubs.

Walt Lemon
Inter-club Coordinator

416 493-5521

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Thursday Ladies

This is a friendly invitation to all the “Women of Whitevale” whether A, B or C members.  Some of our newer members may not be aware that there is a group of around 20 like-minded, golf-loving, social individuals who sign up to play together on a Thursday morning.  We tee off between 8:30 and 9:30 and we play a different “game” each week, using handicaps to keep a level playing field for all.  We each play our own games every week except for our opening scramble (teams of 4), and our closing Thursday Cup competition in September when we play with a partner.  However you do not need to commit to playing every week as sign up is done on a week by week basis.  We accommodate requests for early or later tee off times so that people can work around their shifts, appointments, etc., and we try to shuffle the groups around so you get to play with different players. 

To find out whether or not you would enjoy playing with the group, do come out to our Opening Day on Thursday, April 30 for a 9:00 am shotgun start.  We recognize that most players will be decidedly rusty at this stage of the season so we traditionally open with our Gamblers’ Scramble, in which we draw cards to see who will be in our foursome and then roll the dice to see whose tee shot will be used on each hole.  After that the format is that of a step-aside (aka drop out) scramble.  Lady Luck therefore has more input into the eventual winners than any golfing prowess we may possess.  (All will be explained on the big day.)

So, if you would like to join us for this fun event, please call the pro shop by Tuesday, April 28 to add your name to the list, and make sure you arrive before 8:00 am on Thursday, April 30, so that we can enjoy a coffee before we see what the cards foretell regarding the make up of each foursome.  After the game we’ll have a casual lunch in our new Whitevale “palace” and talk about the plans for the season.

We look forward to seeing lots of Thursday Ladies out this year - the more the merrier!

Sue Dickinson

If you would like to be included in the Thursday Ladies group email in the future, please let me know at psandadickinson@hotmail.com