Marino Wins GT Car Wash Tournament Draw


View from #1 tees of the wonderful fall colours and sunny skies

It was hard to decide which was the best thing about this year’s edition of the GT Car Wash Closing Scramble – the fantastic weather, the people you got to play golf with, the food, or the great sponsor of the event, GT Car Wash, who made sure everyone won a prize.

Beautiful weather and great playing conditions

Beautiful weather and great playing conditions

After 127 names were drawn, the remaining name pulled out and this year’s winner of the reverse draw for a 2016 Birchbank membership was Frank Marino. Congratulations Frank! (In an amazing twist of luck, Frank’s wife was the second to last name drawn.)


Membership draw winner Fran Marino with his wife Betty Anne

Ladies Closing Photos


Ringer Board Overall Winner – Michele Shandland with a 56


Crystal Cup Left to Right…Maureen Elliott – Runner Up, Sophia Park – Champion, Brenda O’Donaughy – Winner Side B, Dana Haas – Runner Up Side B


Monthly Competition Winner – Colleen DeRosa with an 65.8 average


Closing Scramble Winners with a score of 125….Left to Right Sophia Park, Helen McLellan, Grace Merlo & Fran Gelinas

Upcoming Events for September and October

The Bistro will be closed for the season Monday October 12 at 6:00 pm. Please come and use up your Bistro and Pro Shop dollars before the season ends.  Members are reminded to PLEASE pay off any balance owing on your Bistro and Pro Shop accounts before the season ends on October 31.

Upcoming Tournaments

Men’s Club Closing Scramble is Saturday, Sept 26 –  10:00AM shot gun, three man teams, please pre-register in the Pro Shop before Thursday.

Ladies Closing Scramble is Sunday Sept 27 10:00AM modified shot gun, pre-register in ladies locker room before Thursday.

GT Car Wash Membership Giveaway Tournament Saturday, October 3 10:00AM shot gun 35.00 member and 65.00 non-members includes dinner and everyone will get a prize. Register in the Pro Shop Two person teams all about having FUN. Come out and enjoy the last official event of the season.


Birchbank Ladies Eclectic Tournament Results

The Birchbank Ladies Eclectic (Kay Buna Memorial – 26th Anniversary) Tournament was held Sept 12 & 13th.  Representatives from the Buna family from Left to Right are Anna Bisaro, & Ron Bisaro, Winners: Brenda O’Donaughy (Overall Low Net Runner Up with a 61) & Lynn Pachkowsky (Overall Low Net & Keeper Trophy with a 59) Representatives Donna Buna, Laura Bisaro, Gord Buna, Lesley Buna & Lorne Buna.


Trozzo & Swedburg Take Overall Titles at Retirees Championship


Stan Trozzo shot a 73 to win the overall Low Gross title and Gord Swedburg shot a net 66 to win the overall Low Net title at this year’s Retirees Club Championship and Windup Dinner. A big thank you go out to Mark and the grounds crew, to Dennis and the Pro Shop staff, and to Margo and the Bistro staff for a great day of golf and excellent meal.


Overall Low Gross: Stan Trozzo (73)
Overall Low Net: Gord Swedburg (66)

Flight A
1st Low net: Al Doherty -67
2nd Low net: Dave Muir – 67
3rd Low net: Ken Coupland – 68
4th Low net: Ross Saundry – 68

Flight B
1st Low net: Al Holm – 69
2nd Low net: Ross Brinson – 70
3rd Low net: Wayne Shubert – 70
4th Low net: John Kim – 71

Flight C
1st Low net: Tony Deluca – 67
2nd Low net: Jim Mohs – 69
3rd Low net: Jim Campbell – 71
4th Low net: Jim Markle – 72

Flight D

1st Low net: Dave Adams – 67
2nd Low net: Norm McKinnon – 70
3rd Low net: Vic Bobbit – 70
4th Low net: Al Piccolo – 70

KP # 5 – Tom Keen; KP# 8 – Fred Romano; LP # 9 – Stan Trozzo
KP #13 – Jamie Pipes; KP #16 – Reg Cherenko; LP#18 – Ken Coupland

Ladies Club Championship Results

The 92nd Blaylock Ladies Club Championship was held at Birchbank Golf Course on August 22 & 23.
Pictured below (L-R) Major sponsor of the tournament
 AM Ford’s representative Kelly Zaytsoff, (who presented the Low Gross and Low Net winners with a wedge golf club); Overall Low Net Winner Fran Gelinas with a 132 (Elsie Buchanan Plaque); Terry van Horn, Overall Low Gross with a 174 (Blaylock Bowl), Sophia Park, Runner up Low Gross with a 177 and Fewest Putts 58 (Frances Lauriente Rose Bowl).



Low Gross Winners 1st Flight- Susan Kim (178) ; 2nd Flight- Jeri Santarossa (191), 3rd Flight -Denise Gausdal (209).

2016 Rates and Other Updates

Tee Time Change Update

We are getting fewer hours of daylight therefore effective September 1st the first tee time will be 8:00 with the Pro Shop answering the phone at 7:30 each day.

Bistro will open at 8:00 AM with the kitchen at 9:00 AM until 7:00 PM, except for Men’s and Ladies night

Demos On Sale

All demo clubs are marked down to sell, check the pro shop for the great deals.

2016 Membership and Services Rates

The new 2016 Membership rates are out, you may stop by the Proshop and pick up a copy and membership form or check the Pro Shop menu on the top of this page.

Fishwick Winners’ Photos

Birchbank Golf and Howie Fishwick Scholarship are happy to announce that we have two Junior club members that will receive the 2015 Howie Fishwick  Scholarship – Ryan Fullerton and Jayden CrandellRyan is attending UBC in Kelowna studying Engineering while Jayden is attending the University of Calgary also studying Engineering. Good luck to both in the future.

Below are photos of the 2015 Fishwick Scholarship winners.


2015 Winner Ryan Fullerton with Dennis Bradley, Director of Golf


2015 Winner Jayden Crandell with Dennis Bradley, Director of Golf