Sunday, November 18, 2018

Olivia Erickson - Notice of Passing


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our previous Food and Beverage Manager, Olivia Erickson earlier this week.



A celebration of life will be held on Tuesday November 20th, 2018.

Time of Service:  2-4:30 PM

Location:  Chapel, Forest Lawn Mausoleum & Cremation Centre
4570 Yonge Street, Toronto

The Whitevale Family extends our deepest sympathies to her friends, family and loved ones.

Monday, November 12, 2018

So You Think You're Tough!

We had 40 players come out yesterday and battle the cold temps and the odd flurry in our final event of the year. We sent up the course in a "cross country" style which showcases various holes like the 4th tee to the 7th green. It's a great, fun way to end the season and for 2018 the bragging rights go to the team of Tom Gallagher, Bill Fox, Tim Charlton and Tom Bermingham who finished with a total of 129. Each team was compiled by a bland draw once every round was completed. Below are the finals results as well as cash pay-outs which can be picked up in the pro shop:

1st - Tom Gallagher, Bill Fox, Tim Charlton & Tom Bermingham. (129) $40/each
2nd - Jodi Crerar, Wade Brackenbury, Kevin Thompson & Howard Cooper. (132) $30/each
3rd - Brandon Wieser, Peter Wieser, John McCormick & Bill Getz. (134) $20/each
4th - Stephen Stuart, Ryan McLean, Diane Packer & Mike Karl. (135) $10/each
5th - Jon Purdy, Paul Dunphy, Bob Doyle & Josette Bell. (137)
6th - Chris O'Brien, Kevin Murphy, Mark Crerar & Dave Denysek. (138.5)
7th - Michael Woolgar, Don Pickthal, Steve Clements & Chris Denysek. (139)
8th - Lauren Giles, Bernie Docking, Wayne Rossall & Dec Dunn. (143)
9th - Mike Harris, Mary Charlton, Craig Ferns & Brent Clements. (148)
10th - Barb Murphy, Peter Lambrinos, Jay Petroff & Daniel Lewis. (153)

Thank you to everyone who participated and we look forward to seeing each of you in 2019!

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Turf Building Vote Results

The Board of Directors would like to thank all members who cast votes on the three resolutions today.


222 Members in good standing cast votes.


203 votes in favour
19 votes against


The resolutions are passed at 91%.


Once again, thank you and we will be keeping you updated as we bring the project through to completion.


The minutes will be posted in the Refence Material on our website in coming days. 

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Golf Canada Gold Membership in 2019

The launch of Golf Canada Gold membership provides many exciting new benefits that have relevancy for all golfers, while retaining the many great benefits golfers have enjoyed previously. From a great welcome kit, to a strong Incident Protection plan, to continued delivery of world class handicapping, the new Golf Canada Gold membership is sure to be a hit. Some of the golfer benefits include:

Equipment Protection - Golf Canada Incident Protection provides up to $2,500 reimbursement for damaged, lost or stolen equipment.

Accident Protection - Golf Canada Incident Protection covers you in the event of an unfortunate, and potentially costly, golf cart accident.

For further information on all of the member benefits with the new Golf Canada Gold membership please visit www.golfcanada.ca

Friday, October 19, 2018

Congratulations Ray McCorquodale!

Whitevale's very own Ray McCorquodale has won PGA Canada's Ontario Zone Class A Professional of the year! Congratulations Ray we are very proud of you.


Monday, October 15, 2018

Turf Building Correspondence

One of the important objectives of the recent Turf Building Information Sessions was to ensure we provided clarity on the following points; (i) the origins of the projected cost increases and (ii) the impact of not seeing this project through to completion. 

We would kindly ask that you review the information below:





In 2017, the original cost estimations for a design / build was $1.6M.  It was thought that the costs of the project were excessive and could be reduced if the project was managed by ourselves and could bring the project in at $1.2M.

Complete architectural and engineered drawings were lacking which not only increased soft costs but created many delays. In addition, there was not a clear understanding of the significant development costs associated with the Region and City.  There were also a number of exclusions left out of the building scope of work that are essential such as furnishings, necessary equipment and insulation in the cold storage area to reduce condensation.

As we worked through the approvals process this summer, it was apparent that the project was trending higher although we were still awaiting construction details and pricing. It was our belief that over the following months, we could reduce costs to mitigate the over runs and bring in the project near or slightly above budget during the final tendering process.  As soon as it was no longer the belief, communication to the membership commenced. Although specific amounts were not known, in hindsight some additional communications could have been taken place.

Limitations to value engineering the project at this point in time

As you can see by the above slide, we have spent a considerable amount of the budget up until this point. If we spend only to the approved 1.2 M amount, we will be left with a shell of a building with electrical, mechanical and plumbing rough ins only. We will not receive occupancy from the city.If we decide to defer any items such as landscaping, we will not be meeting TRCA remediation requirements and our Letter of Credit will not be returned to us. If we decide not to pave, it will be very hard on our mowing equipment and subject to erosion and additional maintenance.

We continue to take a very detailed look at all other remaining works such as electrical, mechanical, plumbing, earthworks, gravel, landscaping and asphalt. We can assure you that all large remaining work is receiving multiple tenders followed by a review process.We are confident that the project will be completed within the $1.6 million amount.

Voting “YES” affirms members’ support to manage this difficult process and our Turf Building to be completed.


Sincerely,

Sean DeSilva
General Manager and Chief Operating Officer

Friday, October 12, 2018

Turf Building - Member Information Session Summary

Thank you to all members who attended the turf building information session last evening. There were many very good questions asked along with valued feedback that served as a great reminder as to the importance of effective and timely communication; something we could have done better. It is also very important for members to understand the origin of the projected cost increases along with the results of not seeing this project through to completion. The meeting provided a great forum for two way communication and a broader understanding of member concerns. The presentation also provided better understanding of where the extra costs have been incurred and what step are being taken to mitigate future costs.

As a result of this feedback, we will be sending frequent correspondence over the next two weeks to help educate members which will assist them in coming to an informed decision on October 28th. It will help give you an increased understanding of the following:

  • What factors contributed to increasing costs from 1.2 million to 1.6 million.
  • What limitations we have in value engineering the project at this point in time
  • What the project looks like if we spend to the 1.2 million approved budget only
  • Update on discussions with TD Bank and how they will influence the financing of this project
  • Why the resolutions are worded the way they are
  • What happens if we vote “no”

The one critically important point from the meeting is that members need to be current and fully informed, prior to formulating their decision. We encourage you to carefully read both what has been provided and the upcoming information. Please contact us with any questions you may have prior to submitting your vote, be that as a mail in ballot or attending or by proxy if you cannot attend the vote in person.  

For example: a very important question that was discussed was as follows:

What happens if we vote “no”? The answer is as follows;

  • If the additional spending and financing is not approved, we will spend to the approved 1.2 million.
  • We will be left with a shell of a building with electrical, mechanical and plumbing rough ins only.
  • There will not be any plumbing, electricity or heat
  • The parking lot and landscaping will also not be completed
  • We are highly unlikely to get occupancy from the city of Pickering and we will not be permitted to use the building
  • We also have a letter of credit in the amount of $250K with the City of Pickering which serves as insurance that we will build, what we said we would be build. It will not be returned to us and is applied against our line of credit value. 

Over the next few weeks and through to the completion of this project you can expect regular information and updates with the next one within a few days. In addition to that, please continue to feel free to discuss with Michael and I at any point.  

Sincerely,

Sean DeSilva
General Manager and Chief Operating Officer

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Weekday Men's Match Play Recap

Our weekday men's match play came to a close yesterday with both the singles and doubles champions being crowned. Congratulations to Iain Bain and Gary Reeves who won the doubles match play over John Elia and Lorne Rogers.


We would also like to congratulate Brian Murdock who won the singles match play over Paul Cryne. Thank you to all of those who participated in this years match play and we look forward to seeing you in 2019.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Gary Mitchell Celebration of Life Service

There will be a celebration of life for Gary Mitchell on Sunday, November 4th from 2-4 PM at Whitevale.  

Gary and his wife Margaret ( Peggy ) were both long time members of the Club.  Peggy and her sons Neil and Glenn would like to invite you to join them on the 4th to share stories of Gary and revisit the memories they have of their time at Whitevale Golf Club, Gary’s home away from home.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Men's Interclub

The Whitevale team ended the season on October 3rd in second place, after enduring three rainouts and three rescheduled matches. The final scores from Meadowbrook yesterday were:

Meadowbrook won 89.5 points to place 1st overall with 302.5 points.
Whitevale scored 62 yesterday for a total of 280 points
Oshawa scored 61.5 yesterday for 3rd place with 257.5 points
Cedar Brae collected 39 yesterday to reach a total of 168 points.

Many thanks to Ryan La Rose and Kevin Goble, plus the 20 members who participated in these fun matches.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Women's Closing Field Day

It's hard to believe that 2018 is almost over, we hosted our women's closing field day today and it was a great wrap up on the year. We had 42 women out for our final event and Diane Packer, Terri Toms and Michelle Miles were crowned champions with a score of 64.1.



1st place - Diane Packer, Terri Toms & Michelle Miles. (64.1) $75/each
2nd place - Lauren Giles, Chris Denysek, Liane Garvey & Jennifer Byrne. (65.0) $50/each
3rd place - Josette Bell, Deb McCrea, Yvette Fulton & Judy Calder. (65.6) $25/each

Thank you to all of the women who continue to come out and support the events at Whitevale, your participation is greatly appreciated!

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Men's Closing Field Day

Well it was our final event of the 2018 season and thank you to everyone who came out and participated. Our year end scramble is always a nice way to end the season and congratulations to our top 5 teams from today's event. Pictured below is the winning team of Brian King, Clayton Spahn, Tim Packer & Jarrid Fife.

 
1st place - Jarrid Fife, Clayton Spahn, Brian King & Tim Packer. (58.6) $200/each
2nd place - Glenn Davis, Anthony Sgovio, John Thompson & Elmar Mosar. (58.8) $125/each
3rd place - Don O'Connell, Steve Rodriguez, Pat Burrell & Dave Whiting. (60) $100/each
4th place - Mark Crerar, Doug McIntyre, Kim Blake & Bill Getz. (61.6) $75/each
5th place - Gerry Lawrence, Brendon Wieser, Dave Leonard & John Pullam. (61.6) $50/each

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Men's Night Shot-Gun and League Recap

Yesterday we held our Men's Night Shot-Gun and like the one in the spring it was a great success. Our winning team finished with a fabulous score of 124 and the team consisted of Paul Dunphy, Bill Getz and Wayne Rossall. The team was a threesome and had a ghost player drawn who ended up being Terry Calder so he did contribute to the teams victory.

1st Place - Paul Dunphy, Wayne Rossall & Bill Getz. (124) $100/each
2nd Place - Chris Cummins, Harry Cummins, Clayton Ricketts & Bryce Percy. (125) $65/each
3rd Place - Luiz de Carvalho, Brian Murdock, Norm Woods & Rick Johnston. (125) $32.50/each

We also recognized our men's league champions "Victorious Secrets" who took home this years championship captained by Darren Friesen. Congratulations to the team for their great play and support during the season.
Team members Keith Jasper, John Pullam, Darren Friesen, Brandon Wieser, Geoff Wood and Aris Medeiros. Not present: Michael Cann, Jared Docking, Brad Haley, Rob Lapointe, Daniel Lewis, Don O'Brien, Jack Price, Ron Stoneburgh, Larry Valianes and Michael Woolgar.





Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Ontario Women’s Four Ball Championship

The final event on the women’s provincial championship calendar took place on Sept. 24 at Ladies Golf Club in Thornhill.

The Ontario Women’s Four Ball Championship is one of the more unique championships on the Golf Ontario schedule because it is open to all ages. This year it featured some very notable players including: World Golf Hall of Famer Marlene Stewart Streit, past champion Marion Reid, past Senior Women’s Champion Ivy Steinberg, part two-time Senior Champion Joey Bush and also Mary Ann Hayward, both an Ontario and Quebec Hall of Famer.

After some very cool and windy conditions and playoffs resulting in battling darkness we are proud to say that bronze was awarded to the Whitevale team of Kandice Brackenbury & Debbie Couch (net 65).

Congratulations Kandice & Debbie! We are very proud of you. 


Champions Day Wrap Up

On this past Saturday our Champions Day was held, we had the women's singles and doubles matches played and recognized our champions from the club championships. Congratulations to our winners from all of the match play events this year and thank you to the members who came out and supported the event. Here is a recap of the winner's and presentations we handed out:

Men's Club Champion - Alex Letros
Women's Club Champion - Gail Pimm
Men's "A" Flight Champion - Jarrid Fife
Women's Stableford Champion - Judi McIlroy
Men's "B" Flight Champion - Colin Dunne
Men's "C" Flight Champion - Peter Cummins
Men's Match Play Champion - Paul Dunphy
Women's Match Play Champion - Lisa Mackie
Women's Four Ball Champions - Linda Briggs & Norma Columbus
Mixed Match Play Champions - Jill Fewster-Yan & Larry Yan
Boys Juvenile Champion - Eamonn O'Neill
Boys Junior Champion - Vincent Lapointe

A plaque was also presented to Gail Pimm who on July 15th shot a women's course record 69. This plaque will be displayed in the main trophy case along side the other course records, congratulations Gail.


Monday, September 24, 2018

Solheim Cup 2018 - Congrats Team Fuchsia !

The Solheim Cup took place over the weekend with its 11th year of competition! Team Fuchsia won (12 ½ pts) over Team Purple team (11 ½ points). Congratulations Ladies!

A great day was had by all. The weather was perfect, competition was fierce, celebration afterwards was raucous, food was delicious, champagne flowed and all are ready for an exciting re-match next year!


Monday, September 17, 2018

Whitevale Ryder Cup Results

Team International retains the Ryder Cup and celebrated with a steak dinner. Team Canada however, enjoyed hot dogs for their efforts. Good luck in 2019!

         

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Congratulations Gail Pimm

Gail qualified for the USGA Senior Ladies in Florida in October. She was one of three medalists (winners) and one of two of the three to win in a playoff for the 2 qualifying spots. 

She will be heading to Vero Beach Florida for the tournament the first week of Oct. 

Congratulations Gail we are very proud of you! 

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Congratulations Brock Sorensen

Congratulations to Whitevale’s very own Brock Sorensen for winning the Mann Cup as part of the Peterborough Lakers on Tuesday night! Well done Brock and we are proud of you.


Sunday, September 9, 2018

Fall Derby Day 2 & Overall Results

Day 2 Results
1st - Team Randy Chew - 15 points ($25/each)
1st - Team Dave Wallace - 15 points ($25/each)
3rd - Team Tom Bermingham - 14 points ($12.50/each)
4th - Team Pat Lamanna - 12 points
4th - Team Ed Hogan - 12 points
6th - Team Darlene Doyle - 11 points
7th - Team Chris Couch - 10 points
8th - Team Derek Boate - 9 points
9th - Team Doug Bruce - 8 points
10th - Team Mark Crerar - 5 points
10th - Team Doug McIntyre - 5 points
10th - Team Dennis Matton - 5 points
13th - Team Wade Brackenbury - 4 points
14th - Team Glenn Davis - 2 points
14th - Team Norma Columbus - 2 points
16th - Team Art Pingree - 1 point
17th - Team Steve Hewitt - 0 points

Closest to the Pin #3 - Tom Bermingham
Closest to the Pin #13 - Kandice Brackenbury

Overall Results
1st - Team Darlene Doyle - 26 points ($120/each)
2nd - Team Derek Boate - 24 points ($90/each)
3rd - Team Randy Chew - 23 points ($60/each)
4th - Team Chris Couch - 20 points ($30/each)

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Fall Derby Results - Day 1

Day 1 Results
1st - Team Derek Boate - 15 points ($25/each)
1st - Team Darlene Doyle - 15 points ($25/each)
3rd - Team Norma Columbus - 14 points ($12.50/each)
4th - Team Wade Brackenbury - 13 points
5th - Team Dennis Matton - 12 points
6th - Team Steve Hewitt - 11 points
7th - Team Chris Couch - 10 points
8th - Team Doug Bruce - 8 points
8th - Team Randy Chew - 8 points
10th - Team Pat Lamanna - 6 points
10th - Team Art Pingree - 6 points
12th - Team Dave Wallace - 4 points
12th - Team Glenn Davis - 4 points
14th - Team Doug McIntyre - 3 points
15th - Team Tom Bermingham - 2 points
16th - Team Mark Crerar - 1 point
17th - Team Ed Hogan - 0 points

Closest to the Pin #3 - Chris Couch
Closest to the Pin #13 - Kandice Brackenbury

Walker, Randi

Walker, Randi Alexandra - January 23, 1989 - September 2, 2018. On behalf of the entire club our thoughts and prayers go out to Dave and his family during this time. The family will receive their friends at McEachnie Funeral Home in Pickering Village. Visitation will be held Friday September 14th from 2 - 4 pm and 6 - 8 pm. Memorial service will be held on Saturday September 15th starting at 11 am. Further info can be found through the follow link:

https://www.arbormemorial.ca/mceachnie/obituaries/randi-alexandra-walker/23585

Friday, September 7, 2018

Brewer & Hreljac represent Whitevale proudly!

For the last four days Mark Brewer & Cam Hreljac have been competing at the Canadian Men's Senior Championship at Gowan Brae Golf Club in Bathurst, New Brunswick. The tournament concluded today with Mark Brewer finishing 6th (74-77-68-74) and Cam Hreljac finishing T17 (75-73-77-77). Congratulations on a job well done gentlemen, you've represented Whitevale proudly!

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Canadian Senior Golf Championship

Mark Brewer shot 68 and is now in fifth place at the Canadian Senior Golf Championship after round 3. Came Hreljac is also tied for 17th place. Way to go gentlemen! 

You can follow along with the tournament at this link: 

https://golfcanada.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/rcga18/event/rcga18260/index.htm 

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Moneyball Results

Yesterday we held our 2nd annual Moneyball event and congratulations to Howard Kirke who won the men's division and Sandy Docking & Julie Pingree who won the women's division. Thank you to all of the participants who played yesterday.

Women
T-1st - Sandy Docking - 69 ($70)
T-1st - Julie Pingree - 69 ($70)

Men
1st - Howard Kirke - 66 ($140)
2nd - Wayne Carpenter - 68 ($120)
3rd - James Byrne - 69 ($100)
4th - Dave Walker - 71 ($60)

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Gail Pimm - Canadian Seniors Update

After day two of the Canadian Senior Championship Gail is two shots back of the leader. Well played Gail and best of luck today!

For updates use the following link:
https://golfcanada.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/rcga18/event/rcga18257/contest/12/leaderboard.htm

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Ladies League Wrap Up

Tonight we held our Closing Dinner for the Ladies League, it was a great year and I want to thank all of the participants who supported the league each week. We had four very good teams competing for this years title and these are you regular season and overall winners:

Regular Season - Nine and Wine
Lauren Bevan
Janet Boychuk
Lisa Brewer
Jennifer Byrne
Chris Denysek
Sandy Docking (captain)
Anne Hill
Kathy Lebo
Lisa Mackie
Elke Oley
Dee Steinwall

Overall Winners - Gone Clubbing

Sue Dickinson, Janet Martinko, Lynda Vysoki, Diane Packer (captain), Michelle Miles, Darlene Doyle, Jan Filinski and Joanne Kajganich. Missing from the photo were team members: Josette Bell, Maureen Cormier & Lauren Giles. 

Gail Pimm - Canadian Seniors

Gail Pimm is four strokes ahead in the lead in the seniors and tied for first for all low scores of the day in the Canadian Women's Senior Championship being held at Lookout Point Golf & Country Club. The event is being held August 28th - 30th so stay tuned to the blog for updates!


For updates use the following link:
https://golfcanada.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/rcga18/event/rcga18257/contest/12/leaderboard.htm

Thursday, August 23, 2018

The Classic, need we say more!

For some, this is their major on the calendar. The Classic is an event that was rejuvenated two years ago after being played for many years back in the day. It's an event that brings out the best in some and normally that results in a very rewarding day. Congratulations to the winning team of Mike McGarragle, Steve Hewitt, Wally Hayes and Kevin Thompson who shot a sizzling score of 126, a total of -18. The following teams finished in the money:

1st - Mike McGarragle, Steve Hewitt, Wally Hayes & Kevin Thompson. (128)
T-2nd - Mark Doyle, Glenn Davis, Stephen McDonald & John Fleming. (128)
T-2nd - Barry Catterall, Jerry Kimber, Doug Bruce & Keith MacIsaac (128)
T-2nd - Dave Walker, Mike Harris, Nello Mariani & Brett McConnachie (128)

Jr/Sr Recap

On Sunday we held this year's Jr/Sr event and we welcomed 36 players in total, our biggest turnout in a long time which is great. Having so many juniors involved is fantastic, it shows us that we are growing the program. Congratulations to Andrew & Bryan Ramsey who won this year's event and we would like to also thank the members who donated various gifts for the event.


Saturday, August 18, 2018

Husband & Wife Recap

It's sometimes known as the "divorce open" but the husband & wife tournament today sure didn't disappoint. It was Team Brackenbury who came out on top with a great score of 65.5, their second time winning in the last three years. Thank you to everyone who participated!


1st - Kandice & Wade Brackenbury - 65.5 ($90/each)
2nd - Yvette Fulton & Gerry Lawrence - 67 ($70/each)
T-3rd - Cindy & John Alexiou - 69 ($47.50/each)
T-3rd - Debbie & Chris Couch - 69 ($47.50/each)
5th - Anne & John Trimble - 72
6th - Josette & Ron Bell - 73
T-7th - Mary & Tim Charlton - 75.5
T-7th - Margaret & Rich Hart - 75.5
9th - Lucy Blais & Peter Brandt - 77
10th - Darlene & Bob Doyle - 77.5
11th - Jodi & Mark Crerar - 78
12th - Kathy & Jim McGilton - 78.5
13th - Maureen & Paul Cormier - 79.5
14th - Sandy & Bernie Docking - 80
15th - Susan & Angelo DiClemente - 82
16th - Michelle & Brad Miles - 84.5
17th - Elke & Ken Oley - 89.5

Monday, August 13, 2018

We have a champion!

Today was the final round for Kevin Duda and Alex Letros to determine the men's club champion for 2018. After 18 holes Kevin Duda's score was 77 and Alex Letros shot 76 to win by the narrowest of margins. Congratulations to Alex on his 2nd club championship at Whitevale, well done!


Friday, August 10, 2018

The Wild Wild West at The Vale

The western theme of this year's women's member-guest was in full swing with no shortage of cowboy hats, boots and spurs on the players in yesterday's event. With a field of 116 players a great time was had by all which added to the experience for our members and their guests. Our winning team this year was Sandra Milner-Docking, Carla Mann-O'Callahan, Kandice Brackenbury and Ann Griffin.

1st - Sandra Milner-Docking, Carla Mann-O'Callahan, Kandice Brackenbury & Ann Griffin. (62.3)
2nd - Jacquie Dunne, Bonnie Worboys, Chris Denysek & Kelly Hathway. (64.2)
3rd - Terri Toms, Cathy Lebel, Erin Moore & Patty Davis. (64.5)
4th - Josette Bell, Lily Yang, Meghan Bennett & Melissa Van VeldHuizen. (65.3)
5th - Barb Rogers, Jeanne Beath, Lynn Sage & Gloria Sinclair. (65.4)

Monday, August 6, 2018

Club Championship Recap

This year's club championship is one for the books, we had a few challenges during the final round but we've been able to finish most and provides the winners for each flight. Congratulations to all of the players who took part over the weekend and especially the winners, job well done!

Men's Club Championship
Champ Flight
1st - Alex Letros (224) $300
2nd - Kevin Duda (224) $200
3rd - Mark Brewer (230) $150
4th - Jared Docking (232) $100
5th - Pat Scanga (234) $75
A Flight
1st Gross - Jarrid Fife (205) $125
2nd Gross - Jim Glover (211) $75
1st Net - Brandon Wieser (180) $125
2nd Net - Don O'Brien (183) $75
B Flight
1st - Colin Dunne (57 points) $150
2nd - Gerry Dinneen (40 points) $100
T-3rd - Paul Thackeray (38 points) $75
T-3rd - Michael Cann (38 points) $50
C Flight
1st - Peter Cummins (49 points) $150
2nd - Tom Markakos (46 points) $100
3rd - Dave Leonard (42 points) $75
Weekday Men
1st - Tom O'Connor (89 points) $150
2nd - Ray Northey (88 points) $100
Junior Boys
Eamonn O'Neill $50
Bantam Boys
Vincent LaPointe $50

Women's Club Championship
Champ Flight
1st - Gail Pimm (189) $150
2nd - Lauren Bevan (205) $100
Stableford Flight
1st - Judi McIlroy (85 points) $125
2nd - Jodi Crerar (82 points) $75
3rd - Jill Fewster-Yan (81 points) $50

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Club Championship – Electronic Scoreboard

We will have the club championship scoring available on your computer through the link provided or you can download the app to your phone. Stay up to date with the year’s premier event!

To follow on your computer or laptop simply click on the following link:

To follow on your phone or ipad:

Go to App Store and Download the following App:
Tournament Expert LLC.

Login: wvcc18

Enjoy!

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Men's & Women's Haig Results

Men's Haig
1st Low Net - Tom Bermingham & Kevin Ashe (61.2) $175/each
2nd Low Net - Paul Dunphy & Al Billington (62.0) $125/each
3rd Low Net - Chris O'Brien & Glenn Mackie (63.0) $100/each
4th Low Net - Rich Hart & Chris Couch (63.2) $75/each
5th Low Net - Brian Guenther & Tim Charlton (64.8) $50/each
6th Low Net - Steve Flude & Tom Kelly (65.0) $40/each
T-7th Low Net - Doug Bruce & Ken Fedosen (65.8) $20/each
T-7th Low Net - Brad Haley & Luke Tanfield (65.8) $20/each

1st Low Gross - Mark Brewer & Cam Hreljac (68) $175/each

Women's Haig
1st - Cindy Alexiou & Lynda Vysoki (65.4) $60/each
2nd - Margaret Hart & Sandy Docking (67.6) $50/each
3rd - Gail Pimm & Judi McIlroy (67.8) $40/each
4th - Bonnie Cartwright & Terry Hosford (68.2) $25/each

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Congratulations Mark Brewer!

Congratulations to Mark Brewer on becoming the 2018 Ontario Senior Mens Champion!


Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Ontario Senior Men's Championship

Whitevale's Mark Brewer is tied for first at the Ontario Senior Men's Championship at Dalewood


Tuesday, July 24, 2018

In Loving Memory of Bill Moore

It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Bill Moore. He passed away peacefully at Centenary Hospital on Sunday, July 22, 2018. He is predeceased by his wife Agnes and is survived sons Stuart and Graham. “Papa” will be greatly missed by his grandchildren Tyler, Nicole, Natalie and Callum.

A funeral service will be held in the chapel of McDougall & Brown Funeral Home, 2900 Kingston Rd., 416-267-4656, July 28 at 4 pm with a visitation one hour prior from 3-4 pm.

Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Men's & Women's Sr. Club Championship Results

It was a rain soaked day 2 for our senior club championship but we eventually completed this year's event. Congratulations to the following winner's:
Men's 55 - 64
1st Low Gross - Mark Brewer (149) $125
2nd Low Gross - Cam Hreljac (156) $100
3rd Low Gross - Dave Walker (157) $75

1st Low Net - Mark Crerar (143) $125
2nd Low Net - Barry Catterall (144) $100
3rd Low Net - Peter Lambrinos (146) $75

Men's 65+
1st Low Gross - Kevin Hughes (158) $90
2nd Low Gross - Jim Glover (165) $60

1st Low Net - Kim Blake (139) $90
2nd Low Net - Jerry Kimber (146) $60

Women's
Overall 1st Low Net - Mary Charlton (149) $75
Overall 1st Low Gross - Gail Pimm (161) $50
Seniors Low Gross - Josette Bell (178) $50
Diamonds Low Net - Kandice Brackenbury (156) $50

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Weekday Ladies & Sr Weekday Men's Club Championships

Congratulations to Sue Dickinson who won this year's Weekday Ladies Club Championship with a 2 Day total of 75 quota points.

Congratulations also goes out to Tom O'Connor who won the Senior Weekday Men's Club Championship low gross and Frank Steinhausen who won the Senior Weekday Men's Club Championship low net.



Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Internet Service Is Down

Dear whitevale member.

Please note that as a result of yesterday’s storm, our Internet service has been down since 2 PM on Monday.

Our Internet provider is indicating that it may take up to a day to get us back and running.

If you need immediate assistance, please call the Club at 905-294-9600.

We appreciate your patience and please note that this message is being sent remotely.

Molson

We are all saddened by the passing of Molson. He will be missed by the greens staff and all of his Whitevale family. May your future days be filled with chasing squirrels and endless bones.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Congratulations Brendan Dunphy

Brendan participated in the Ontario Amateur and finished 22nd. Congratulations Brendan!

Friday, July 13, 2018

Men's Member Guest Champs

Congratulations Men’s Member Guest Champions Luke Tanfield and Cam McKee 

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Hole In One

Congratulations to Lauren Bevan who made a Hole In One on the 9th hole on July 1st. It was her last hole of the day and she dialed in a 6 iron from the white tee's, now she has her own parking spot.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Women's Flag Day & Men's Four Ball Results

Today brought lots of red & white to the course and many thanks for the great support of both events today. It may have been the hottest day of the year but that didn't deter some players from putting together outstanding results.

Women's Flag Day
1st Place - Jan Pugh ($90)
2nd Place - Josette Bell ($50)
3rd Place - Jodi Crerar ($40)

Men's Four Ball
1st Low Net - Tom Bermingham & Ophir Dzaldov - 60 ($110/each)
2nd Low Net - Ron Bell & Mark Crerar - 61 ($95/each)
3rd Low Net - Steve Flude & Tom Kelly - 62 ($75/each)
T-4th Low Net - Mike Harris & Paul Thackeray - 63 ($45/each)
T-4th Low Net - Paul Dunphy & Wayne Rossall - 63 ($45/each)
T-4th Low Net - Doug Bruce & Ken Fedosen - 63 ($45/each)
T-7th Low Net - Stan Lam & Art Pingree - 64 ($30/each)
T-7th Low Net - Doug McIntyre & Steve Rodriguez - 64 ($30/each)
T-7th Low Net - Kevin Hughes & Al Kershaw - 64 ($30/each)
10th Low Net - John Lyttle & Michael Woolgar - 65 ($20/each)

T-1st Low Gross - Mark Burrell & Jared Docking - 69 ($87.50/each)
T-1st Low Gross - Chris O'Brien & Glenn Mackie - 69 ($87.50/each)


Friday, June 29, 2018

Congratulations Gail Pimm - Ontario Senior Championship Finalist

Representing Whitevale, Gail Pimm played in the Ontario Senior Championship at Markland Woods Golf Club this week. The top thirty players in the field made the cut after two days of play. Gail finished the final round in 4th place. Well done, Gail!

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Mixed Haig Results

It was another well attended event as the season rolls on and 26 teams tried to tale home this years Mixed Haig title. Congratulations to Julie & Art Pingree who finished 1st with a total score of 63.4. Not far behind were the team of Norma Columbus and Nigel Rennie who posted a great score as well of 64 and rounding out the top 3 was Cathy Dorman and Michael Harris who finished with 64.4.

1st - Julie & Art Pingree 63.4 ($100/each)
2nd - Norma Columbus & Nigel Rennie 64 ($80/each)
3rd - Cathy Dorman & Michael Harris 64.4 ($60/each)
T-4th - Kandice & Wade Brackenbury 66.4 ($45/each)
T-4th - Darlene Doyle & Jared Docking 66.4 ($45/each)
6th - Margaret & Rich Hart 66.6 ($35/each)
7th - Sandi & Bernie Docking 67 ($25/each)
T-8th - Debbie & Chris Couch 67.2
T-8th - Jacquie Dunne & Pat Burrell 67.2
10th - Yvette Fulton & Gerry Lawrence 67.4
T-11th - Zona Pereira & Dave Myrvold 68
T-11th - Lisa & Mark Brewer 68
13th - Josette & Ron Bell 68.4
14th - Cindy & John Alexiou 68.6
15th - Janet Martinko & Kevin Duda 69.2
16th - Elke & Ken Oley 70.6
17th - Jill Fewester-Yan & Larry Yan 71
18th - Pamela & Howard Cooper 71.2
T-19th - Lynda Lennon & Kevin Hughes 73
T-19th - Marianne Goss & Steve Stuart 73
21st - Jodi & Mark Crerar 74
22nd - Lisa & Glenn Mackie 74.4
23rd - Jan Pugh & Tom Kelly 75.2
24th - Mary & Tim Charlton 78.2
25th - Veronica Raos-Dunn & Dec Dunn

Raffle Results - Longest Day of Golf

Dear Whitevale Member,

On behalf of Kandice, the Social Committee and Whitevale Golf Club, we would like to thank all of you for your generous support and contribution. While we are still reconciling our raffle and auction items, it appears that we have raised close to $20,000 to date!

Please keep in mind that the raffle for the beautiful artwork created by Tim Packer and Brooke Cormier is open until July 1st. Please drop by the office if you would like to purchase tickets. 

There were a number of items donated as part of our raffle and the ticket numbers that have not been redeemed as of yet are as follows: 

2 Drawer – Tall Wooden Jewellery Box = Blue 9874128
4 Drawer – Short Wooden Jewellery Box = Green 0327110
3 Lime Green Golf Shirts 
Blue 8322496
Red 6984628
Green 0327206
2 Bottles of Jacksons Maple Syrup 
               Blue 8322373
               Green 0327270
Cheese Board, Wine Rack and Wine Glasses = Blue 9822041
Booze Basket = Blue 9959814
Beauty Products = Blue 8322436
His and Her Golf Shirts and Hat = Red 6707777
Lady Burner Golf Balls = Blue 9821870
Goodlife Bag and Gift Package = Blue 9874113
4 Ruth’s Chris Gift Cards 
               Blue 8322381
               Blue 9874199 (won but please pick up)
               Blue 8322521
               Yellow 6623323 (won but please pick up)
4 Black Dog Pub Gift Cards
               Blue 8322480
               Green 0327186
               Blue 9981574
               Red 6984642

For those of you who won silent auction items, you will be contacted early next week to redeem your prizes. 

Thanks so much for your generous support!

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Longest Day of Golf - Friday, June 22nd

This Friday is the Longest Day of Golf! 

We've received so much support for our Silent Auction and Raffle Table and thank everyone who has donated items to such a great cause. We are still accepting donations up until Thursday at noon. Some of the big items include a signed framed Auston Matthews professional photograph from his very first game with the Toronto Maple Leafs. We also have some TFC tickets, Blue Jays tickets and a signed Kevin Pillar jerseygolf passes and a $250 Ki restaurant certificate - just to name a few! 

This year our Raffle Table is bigger and better than ever. You will be able to pick exactly which prize(s) you would like to win by dropping your raffle ticket(s) in the corresponding basket for each prize. Some of our raffle prizes include a booze basket (valued at $200!), which can be found in the Pro Shop. We also have awesome gift cards, some golf apparelgolf balls and accessories and much, much moreTickets may be purchased at the pledge table on Friday. 

We have some really exciting special raffle items this Friday. There is an opportunity to win Ryan & Sean's parking spots for the ENTIRE year. In the bar area Tim Packer & Brooke Cormier will be painting throughout the day. Their paintings will also be available as raffle prizes.

Chef has prepared an extravagant Street Food Fair! There will a BBQ station, a Taco station, Cold station and Burner station with plenty of sweet treats and vegetarian options! Check out the full menu as the LDOG Street Food Fair promo in the middle of the home website page! It will be 28pp++ 

Just a quick reminder that it is NOT too late to submit a Participation Donation to play in the final rounds on Friday. This is truly an amazing opportunity. Please see the Pro Shop if you are interested in participating!

If you would like to simply make a pledge (by chit, cash or cheque – and receive a tax receipt) a pledge table will be set up at first tee all day Friday and you will receive some "Whitevale-experienced balls" as a thank you for donating. You can also make a pledge online at our link here.

Bring out your friends and family to the day's festivities. The final round will surely be an event you won't want to miss. The candle-lit 18th green is a must-see!!  We can't wait to see you all there! 

Monday, June 11, 2018

Gail Pimm earns medallist honors.


Congratulations to Whitevale’s very own Gail Pimm for a outstanding performance over the weekend at the 69th Annual Cataraqui Women’s Field Day & Empire Life Eastern Provinces Championship.



Past champions of this historical event include Brooke Henderson, Augusta James and Marlene Streit.



The 3 day event includes a stroke play qualifier followed by 2 days of Match Play.



Gail won the qualifying event by shooting 73 on the par 74 venue. Well done Gail!



During the Match Play Event, Gail also won her quarter final match. She lost out in the final to Mary Ann Lapointe, who has won the Eastern Provinces title several times before.


Congratulations Gail!!

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Phantom Results

Congratulations to our winning team from today's event. It was a very tight race at the top of the leaderboard with only 4 quota points separating first to fourth.

1st - Art Pingree, Peter Wieser, Stephen Stuart & Don Pickthall. (89) $96/each
2nd - Jared Docking, Mark Brewer, Steve Campbell & Mark Crerar. (87) $72/each
3rd - K. Brackenbury, W. Brackenbury, Dec Dunn & Cam Hreljac. (86) $48/each
4th - Bob Doyle, Bernie Docking, Dave Walker & Andrew Jackson. (85) $24/each
5th - Mark Burrell, Josh Hewitt, Mike Karl & Dave Sutton. (81)
T-6th - Steve Hewitt, Pat Burrell, Tom Kelly & Jerry Kimber. (80)
T-6th - Bob Nebel, Peter Lambrinos, Bob Spahn & Brian Sharp (80)
8th - W. Carpenter, Jim McGilton, Will Harris & Ian Vaudry (79)
9th - Mike Berry, Nello Mariani, Joe Dotchin & Chris Dennis (72)
T-10th - Pat Lamanna, Mike Woolgar, John McCormick & Kim Blake. (70)
T-10th - John Lyttle, Steve Rodriguez, Mike Raptopolus & Tom Bremingham (70)
12th - John Eales, Ed Hogan, Heinz Dahn & Suzi Snow-Liska. (67)

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Edward Manchul


We are sad to announce the passing of long time Member, Mr. Edward Manchul on Wednesday, May 30th. Mr. Manchul passed peacefully in his sleep, had many close friends at Whitevale and was very proud of his two holes in one. He will be missed by all of his Whitevale family.



A celebration of life reception will be held at the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery  on Sunday, June 3rd from 2-4pm. 375 Mt Pleasant Rd, Toronto, ON M4T 2V8

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

George S. Lyon Team Championship

On Monday Whitevale hosted the George S. Lyon Team Championship. We are incredibly proud of this achievement and are elated with the results and feedback we received from members and guests. It was also great to see so many of you walking around our golf course with pride.

The wind and heat didn't stop the festivities! The tournament played without delay. It was great to see so many smiling faces enjoying the golf course, service and food and beverage details implemented by the Committee and executed by our staff. Many participants were blown away by the service and facilities here at Whitevale.

Congratulations to our team Mark Brewer, Sean McCullough, Wade Brackenbury and Jared Docking for coming in fifth!

We want to say a huge thank you to our members and staff for all the hard work, planning and execution of yesterday's event.


Results

George S. Lyon Team Champions - Cataraqui



Low score of 69 by Sam Neek



Whitevale President, Michael Woolgar, accepts plaque






Spring Derby Results

With a total of 96 players in this year's event and perfect summer weather, it was time to crown another champion at Whitevale. After some impressive point totals after day 1 the real pressure came on Sunday. Congratulations to the team of Debbie Couch, Chris Couch, Margaret Hart & Kevin Duda who ended the weekend with a slim 1 point victory.

Overall Totals

1st - Debbie Couch, Chris Couch, Margaret Hart & Kevin Duda. 38 pts. ($125/each)
2nd - Kim Blake, Anne Trimble, John Trimble & Bob Nebel. 37 pts. ($85/each)
3rd - K. Brackenbury, W. Brackenbury, Dave Walker & Barry Catterall. 36 pts. ($50/each)
4th - Cindy Alexiou, John Alexiou, Diane Packer & Tim Packer. 35 pts. ($45/each)
5th - Norma Columbus, Don Davis, Linda Briggs & Nigel Rennie. 34 pts. ($37.50/each)
6th - Sean McCullough, Brad Haley, Craig Ferns & Marl Burrell. 33 pts. ($30/each)

Day 1 Totals

1st - Norma Columbus, Don Davis, Linda Briggs & Nigel Rennie. 23 pts. ($40/each)
2nd - Clayton Spahn, Bob Spahn, Peter Lambrinos & Tom Bermingham. 21 pts. ($27.50/each)
2nd - Peter Leaney, Rob Connors, Dave Jamieson & Mike McGarragle. 21 pts. ($27.50/each)
4th - Kim Blake, Anne Trimble, John Trimble & Bob Nebel. 20 pts. ($18.50/each)

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Congratulations Junior Member Brendan Dunphy!

The Investors Group Junior Spring Classic was held over the Victoria Day long weekend at Wooden Sticks Golf Club. Although the weather was a little bit wet on the starting Saturday it was nothing but blue skies on Sunday and Monday. Perfect weather for our junior member Brendan Dunphy to shine. A big congratulations goes out to Brendan who tied for 2nd in the Investors Group Junior Spring Classic. Way to go Brendan!
https://gao.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/gao18/event/gao1837/contest/1/leaderboard.htm

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Robert "Bob" Braun

It is with profound sadness that we report the passing of Robert "Bob" Braun, a member of Whitevale since 1987. Our thoughts and prayers are with Ingrid and her family during this difficult time.

BRAUN, Robert "Bob" July 26, 1928 - May 12, 2018 It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Bob. A wonderful and adored husband to wife, Ingrid for over 70 years. A beloved father to daughter, Elke and son, Robert. Granddaughters Elana and Ashley, great-grandfather to Phoenix. Bob will be missed by his family and friends. Bob and his young family came to Canada in 1954 where he started a construction company. His ardent devotion and love of golf took Bob and his wife to their house in Florida in the wintertime for 6 months of the year for over 25 years. They were also longstanding members at Whitevale Golf Club. Life was good! He will be missed. At Bob's request cremation has taken place with no service to follow. 

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Strong Showing by Whitevale Member's

As tournaments start up across the province in preparation for summer events a few Whitevale members have been busy this past week. In the Golf Ontario Tournament of Champions event held at Spring Lakes Golf Club, Gail Pimm finished 1st in the Senior Women's Division after a great score of 75. In the Men's Division Mark Brewer shot 77 to finish in a tie for 24th and in the Senior Men's Division Dave Walker carded a round of 82 finishing in a tie for 53rd.

Congratulations also goes out to Wade Brackenbury who qualified for the Ontario Men's Mid-Am after a score of 75 left him in a tie for 4th and moving on to the finals at Burlington G & CC.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Hole 15 & 16 - Rules Update

As the construction starts up again after a long winter, the characteristics of holes 15 & 16 have changed as most of you have seen. Prior to construction, the area surrounding the maintenance facility has been marked Out of Bounds. With the changes, that same rule will be in place moving forward for those two holes. The Out of Bounds markings are now in place and will be in place until the project has been completed. Over the next few weeks the left side of 15 & 16 will get shaped and start to look more like the final product. We appreciate you patience and look forward to seeing you on the course!

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Sr. Ryder Cup Qualifying


Sr. Ryder Cup Qualifying

Times for 2  qualifying rounds have been set aside for the mornings of Sat May 12 and Sunday May 13. Sign-up is online and registration will be cut-off  Wed May 9 at 6 pm.



The team will consist of 6 low qualifiers in the 55 to 65 age group-must be age of 55 prior to say July 1, 2018 as there are 2 matches in June and 2 in July and 2 qualifiers from the 65 and up group-the only prequalified person is Dave Walker as Senior Club Champion so there are actually only 5 open  spots in the 55 to 65 -this is a gross score event only. There will also be spares-number to be determined but at least 1 in the over 65 and at least 3 in the 55 to 65. If you want to find out what the Ryder Cup is all about google Ontario Senior Ryder Cup-actually there are a few New York State teams as well. Entry fee to be chitted will be $10 for the weekend with the money going into a fund to subsidize team shirts-there are no prizes other than qualifying. Event is open to all A members and B and C members with a handicap of 10 or less



Qualifying was originally intended to be from last summer’s Senior Club Championship however there was a rule change concerning ages which are now based on day of the match as opposed to Dec 31 so some players did not have a chance to qualify who should have-participants in last year’s Senior Club Championship will have their scores count towards qualifying-the rounds on May 12 and 13 (you must play both) will count to improve your scores from last year’s Senior Championship or you can choose not to play if you are satisfied with last summer’s scores or  you can’t play May 12/13 or want to save $10.



The 55 to 65 participants must play from the blue tees as that is the approximate yardage matches will be played at-participants over 65 can play from the whites as the matches move the over 65’s up somewhat-if you are over 65 you can still choose to play from the blues and qualify in either age group



For your information I have noted the cut off scores from last year’s club championship below:



55 to 65 blue tees 6th place was 168

Over 65 white tees 2nd place was 157



Costs for qualifiers are the cost of a shirt unknown but say $50 plus $60 per event which includes green fees, a cart and a meal (either lunch or light supper)-tournament dates are Jun 18 Whitevale; June 25 Wyndance; July 10 Summit and July 31 Oakdale. If Whitevale moves on there is a playoff round and a championship day. The championship day is no cost, not sure about the playoff round.



  

Bob Nebel, Senior Ryder Cup representative