Great Pumpkin Contest
The Rideau Lakes Golf & CC AGM will reveal the final weight of our biggest giant pumpkin. By Oct. 1, some smart person will have calculated the weight of our "BigBoy". A beautiful fall display has been set up on the first tee box to help you guess. The pumpkins on display pale in comparison to "BigBoy". Compare "BigBoy" to Wilson the Volleyball.
Ballots are available all this week at the Pro Shop for $3 each ($1 per ticket goes to the winner, $1 goes to the club & $1 goes to the local Food Bank).
Rideau Derby 2017
The inaugural Rideau Derby took place on August 18 and was a HUGE success. The competition was fierce right down to the wire with a playoff having to be held on the 9th hole.
The heckling, at times, was boisterous and at other times our true Canadian spirit was predominant in the support for each of the contestants.
A HUGE thank you goes to Michael McKean and Nancy Abell for suggesting, organizing and running our derby. Every single person there enjoyed themselves immensely. Thanks also to Dennis and Joanne Greenwood for looking after the financials and to Ron Hawley for keeping the horses and jockeys hydrated from the refreshment cart. It was really great to see the number of spectators there supporting/heckling along the course.
A final thank you goes to the horses and jockeys for putting on such great competition and entertainment.
Congratulations to the winning horse "War Admiral", Dennis Greenwood,and his jockey, Nancy Dwyre, for outstanding play, winning in a playoff over "Affirmed", Brian Mehr, and his jockey, Janet Crane.
Men of Rideau Lakes Golf & CC, here's a great opportunity to join Phil & The Travelling Seniors in playing 7 different Eastern Ontario golf courses. Good prices, lunch specials, new friendships - all great reasons to challenge yourself and try different courses in the area. Phil asks that you let him know at least one week ahead of the game date.
Email: Phil Ellis
Golf Canada Membership
Some of you may have recently received an e-mail from requesting that you renew your Golf Canada membership. This is not necessary. Rideau Lakes Golf & CC Manager, Rob Dunfield offers this explanation:
Golf Canada memberships, as decided by the board of RLG&CC, are mandatory for all members. (Social and full members) Both Full & Social members receive Gold Golf Canada memberships and the memberships are included in your club membership dues. At the first of the year, RLGCC Pro Shop renews your Golf Canada membership. Your Gold Golf Canada membership is especially useful for tracking your handicap. But, by going to www.golfcanada.ca, you will be able to read all the benefits to which you are entitled as a Golf Canada member
Ladies' Intersectional Team 2017
A hearty congratulations goes to our Ladies' Intersectional team who hosted teams from Picton and Briar Fox and were the happy recipients of the winners' plaque. It is now hanging in the clubhouse above the computer.
The ladies played 2 matches each (against a player from each club). Special congratulations go to Enid, Sue and Nancy for winning both their matches.
RLG&CC scored 19 points, Picton 14, and Briar Fox 3
Congratulations to our winners: Enid Robertson, Marion Rothwell, Louise Kane, Louise Ladouceur, Sue Jackson, Nancy Abell, Janet Crane and Dolores Beckermann under the leadership of MaryJoan St. James who will move up a level in the competition next year.
New Bird Houses
The beauty & interest of Rideau Lakes golf & CC continues to grow. Thank you, John Finlayson & Sue Brown for 10 new bird houses - mainly around the perimeter of the course but also a few between fairways. These bird houses are beautifully construct and finished. Already birds are taking notice. Birds such as swallows, chickadees, nuthatches and bluebirds will be flocking to these new homes.
We are so fortunate at RLGCC to have such great members who are willing to contribute their talents (in this case, woodworking, painting & bird watching) to make this the wonderful course that it is.
Thanks again John, Sue & their supervisor/beer girl, Janet