Sunday, February 14, 2016

Mary Elizabeth Cutler (nee Key)

It is with the greatest sadness that we inform you that long time employee Diane Key lost her daughter after a long battle with cancer. Mary was only 35 years old and leaves behind a husband and three young children. Our deepest sympathies are with Diane and her family at this time.
CUTLER, Mary Elizabeth (nee Key) Peacefully surrounded by her loving family, after a courageous battle with cancer, at Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto, age 35 years.

Loving husband of 13 years to Richard. Cherished mom to Tristan, Peyton and Serena.

Beloved daughter of Warren and Diane Key.

Loving sister to Brandi and her husband Chris and Erik and his wife Mwando and their children Zoe and Yanna.

Remembered by her in laws; Bev and Paul Cutler and her brother-in-law Michael and his wife Marlene and children Austin and Mason and sister-in-law Stephanie and her husband Brad and their children Mikayla and Parker.

Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society of the Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada would be appreciated by the family.

Visitation will take place at the McEachnie Funeral Home 28 Old Kingston Rd, Ajax, ON, on Thursday February 18th from 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm.

The Funeral Service will take place at the McEachnie Chapel on Thursday February 18th at 3:00 pm.

Online condolences may be left at

Thursday, February 11, 2016

New Rule Changes for 2016

This year Golf Canada, in conjunction with the R&A and United States Golf Association (USGA) announced the new revisions to the Rules of Golf for 2016. In accordance with the Joint Rules Committee's four-year review cycle of the Rules of Golf, the new changes will come into effect January 1, 2016.

Among the most significant of the changes in the 2016 edition of the Rules are the following:

Withdrawal of Rule on Ball Moving After Address – Rule 18-2b (Ball at Rest Moved by Player, Partner, Caddie or Equipment) has been withdrawn. This means that if a ball at rest moves after the player addresses it, the player is no longer automatically deemed to have caused the ball to move. A one-stroke penalty under Rule 18-2 will be applied only when the facts show that the player has caused the ball to move.

Limited Exception to Disqualification Penalty for Submission of Incorrect Score Card – A new exception has been introduced to Rule 6-6d (Wrong Score for Hole) to provide that a player is not disqualified for returning a lower score for a hole than actually taken as a result of failing to include penalty strokes that the player did not know were incurred before returning the score card. Instead, the player incurs the penalty under the Rule that was breached and must add an additional penalty of two strokes for the score card error. In all other cases in which a player returns a score for any hole lower than actually taken, the penalty will continue to be disqualification.

Modification of Penalty for a Single Impermissible Use of Artificial Devices or Equipment – The penalty for a player’s first breach of Rule 14-3 (Artificial Devices, Unusual Equipment and Abnormal Use of Equipment) during the round has been reduced from disqualification to loss of hole in match play or two strokes in stroke play. The penalty for any subsequent breach of Rule 14-3 will continue to be disqualification.

Prohibition on Anchoring the Club While Making a Stroke – As announced in May 2013, the new Rule 14-1b (Anchoring the Club) prohibits anchoring the club either “directly” or by use of an “anchor point” in making a stroke. The penalty is loss of hole in match play or two strokes in stroke play.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Gerry Wood1928-2016

Gerald Montague Wood
October 11, 1928 - February 4, 2016

It is with much sadness that we report on the passing of long time member Gerry Wood. Gerry joined Whitevale in 1994 and his quick wit and dry sense of humour will be sadly missed. A true gentleman and one of the good ones. Gerry will be missed.

Passed away at home, on February 4, 2016, with family by his side. Gerry was a devoted husband, proud father, grandfather, great-grandfather, loving brother, affectionate uncle and loyal friend. He will be sadly missed by his wife, Lorraine; sons, Bruce, Geoff (Leslie), Phil (Rita) and Andrew (Kathleen); stepsons,  Scott and Michael; grandchildren, Darryl (Randi), Chris, Lauren (Sean), Kevin, Connor, Luke, Isaac, Mitch, Alyssa, Curtis, Lily; and great-grandson, Dalton.

He will be fondly remembered by brother, Tony (Ienni); nephew, Chris; niece, Kathleen; and their families.    Adored by many, Gerry was a long-time active member at St. John's Anglican Church, an avid curler at the Granite Club and a respected golfer at Whitevale Golf Club.

Visitation 2:00 - 5:00 p.m., Monday, February 8, 2016 at St. John's York Mills Anglican Church,
19 Don Ridge Dr., North York. Celebration of his life, Tuesday February 9, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at
St. John's York Mills Anglican Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. John's Anglican Church.