Birchbank Golf now has their 2018 Early Bird Memberships available. Purchase by the end of October to receive the best deal: Single membership: $1499; Couple Membership $2649; Family Membership $2799; Junior membership $250. Annual power cart lease $660. Contact the Pro Shop to get in on these great prices at 250 693-2255.
New Members (can not have been a member in the past 3 years) can now purchase their 2018 Membership for $1099 and play the remainder of the 2017 season for free. Birchbank Golf offers the longest playing season, most walkable course and best driving range and practice facility in the Kootenay’s.
Click here to download 2018 early bird membership
A chilly morning and wild turkeys greeted the two person teams for this year’s edition of the GT Car Wash sponsored Fun Scramble & Membership Giveaway Tournament.
Once the first couple of holes were completed the temperature rose to a very comfortable level and the golfers enjoyed a great round of golf. Once everyone was off the course and seated the reverse draw for the free 2018 Birchbank Membership began.
Serving of the buffet dinner didn’t stop the drawing of names as everyone hoped they would be the last name drawn. Out came the dessert table and the names kept being pulled until the final name was drawn…
Dennis Bradley (L) with Pat Paterson, winner of the free 2018 Membership
Forty-four members of the Birchbank Ladies’ Club participated in the 2017
closing event on October 1st, enjoying some sunshine on the course while
playing the “Flag Frenzy” game by following instructions on each flag to
give them a team score. The winning team, scoring 95, was Flori Valentine,
Carmela Livolsi, Mary Larmour and Judy Healey. Following a delicious turkey
dinner, the year end awards were presented. The Crystal Cup was won by
Carol Babcock, with Dana Haas finishing second on the A side. B side winner
was Michelle Hansen, Jeri Santarossa second on B side. The Monthly
Competition trophy was awarded to Karen Hubert who had the low net average
(66.8) over the five-month period of May to September. Monthly low-net
winners were: May – Lauren Murray 65, June – Denise Gausdal 61, July –
Maureen Elliott 64, August – Anita Cameron 62, September – Karen Hubert 65.
Flori Valentine was presented with the Ringer Board plaque for being the
overall winner with a 61. Ringer Board flight winners and runners-up were:
Flight 1 – Michele Shankland 62, Maureen Elliott 65R; Flight 2 – Ilo Shubert
66, Karen Hubert 68; Flight 3 – Sharon Orlando 71, Carol Babcock 72; Flight
4 – Doreen Campbell 76, Beth Robinson 77; Flight 5 Katy Burke 81, Jackie
Drysdale 82. Anita Cameron was the Most Improved Golfer, taking 46 strokes
off her starting game on the Ringer Board. The Most Improved Handicap
Factor award was presented to Sophia Park whose factor was reduced by 1.172
over the season. Sophia Park and Barb Secco tied for the Pin Rounds award
with a total 285. Barb Secco was also presented with a pin for winning the
low net in the club championship held in August. Dana Haas was given a
round of applause for stepping in (in the absence of a club captain over the
past two seasons) to coordinate the Ladies’ Club events and hold the club
together. Karen Hubert and Carmela Livolsi presented Dana with a basket of
goodies as a token of thanks and appreciation.
Pictured are: Ringer Board winners and Crystal Cup winners
To the Members of the Birchbank Golf Course:
At this time, the Board of Directors would like to announce that Betty Panton has been unanimously voted in by the Board of Directors as a “Lifetime Member” of the Birchbank Golf Course. Both Betty and Terry have been long time members and supporters of our course.
Congratulations to Betty!
In memory of Terry Panton, the club will be planting a tree on the driving range. As you all know, Terry and Betty spent countless hours on the range. Their son, Randy will be choosing the tree to plant. This will take place in the spring of 2018.
The Board of Directors wishes to thank the Panton family for supporting the Birchbank Golf course for the past several decades.
Birchbank Golf Course (RTCC)
Rainy days are part of life. Let’s find the beauty in them by coming out to the Bistro on Monday October 2nd from 6 – 8PM to paint this beautiful red umbrella canvas picture. Meet friends, Grab an appetizer and a drink and get creative. Cost is $36.75. Follow the link to get your tickets http://www.emptycanvasparty.ca
Our AGM meeting will be held at 1PM on December 10, 2017 in the Clubhouse. All members in good standing of the RTCC are welcome to attend. Nomination form attached.
click here 2018 director-nomination
The Birchbank Ladies Club held their Eclectic Tournament (Kay Buna Memorial)
on September 9th & 10th with Brittany Buna (Kay’s granddaughter) and 29
members participating in this annual event. Gord Buna (Kay’s son) presented
the Kay Buna Memorial plaque and keeper trophy to Ilo Shubert who netted a
60 in the two day eclectic format. Ilo came in 4 strokes ahead of runner-up
Barb Secco who won with a 64 retro. Flight A winners were Sophia Park – 64,
Michelle Hansen – 65 retro and Flori Valentine – 65. Flight B winners were
Mary Lynn Trozzo – 65 retro, Carolyn Caron – 65 and Eileen Holm – 66 retro.
Photo 1 – Gord and Ilo
Photo 2 – Flori, Sophia, Michelle
Photo 3 – Mary Lynn, Carolyn, Eileen
Photo 4 – Ilo and Barb
This Friday September 22nd will be our last Music on the Deck by T & T from 6 – 8PM Please contact the Bistro at 250-693-5451 to reserve your seats. Come on out for some great food and great Music.
L – Al Holm (Overall Low Net); R- Brad Harding (Overall Low Gross)
The 2017 season wrapped up for the Birchbank Retirees with the playing of their Club Championship. Seventy-six members played and enjoyed the better than forecast weather as well as the roast beef buffet dinner that followed.
Huge thank you to Margo & staff in the Bistro, Mark & grounds crew staff, and Dennis & Dave in the Pro Shop for all the behind the scenes work they did.
Overall Low Gross – Brad Harding (72)
Overall Low Net – Al Holm (64)
Some of the Flight winners L-R: J. Lattanzio, P. Paterson, T. Deluca, D. DeRosa, T. Keen, J. Park, P. Molloy
1. Farrell McLellan (68) – by retrogression
2. Jim Park (68)
3. Tom Keen (70)
1. Pat Paterson (68)
2. Tony Deluca (70) – by retrogression
3. Ross Brinson (70)
1. Phill Molloy (67)
2. Pat Zinio (68) – by retrogression
3. John Lattanzio (68)
1. Jack Kempston (69)
2. Doug Glover (71)
3. Dino DeRosa (72)
Large crowd gathers to watch the Retirees Championship @BirchbankGolf
Closest to the Pin
#5 – Joe Danchuk; #8 – Wayne Weaver; #13 – Brad Harding. #16 – Jim Park
#9 – Dave Wray; #18 – Pat Paterson
Come on into our Pro Shop for some great deals.
Nike Golf Balls 20XI and RZN all $29.99 / dozen.
Clothing: Purchase 1 and receive 25% off. Purchase 3 or more and receive 40% off.
Shoes: 25% off. Golf Bags: 25% off.
Demo Clubs: 40% off.
Retirees Club Championship – Sept 14
Retirees Club Championship & Closing Dinner
10 AM Shotgun Start / checking 9 AM
Retirees Club members: $15
Entries now closed.
Men’s Club Closing Scramble – Sept 30
3- Man Closing Scramble
Sept. 30 – 10 AM Shotgun start
Birchbank Men’s Club members: $50 / other Birchbank members: $60
Non-Birchbank members: $90
Fun Year End Scramble – Oct 7
Win your 2018 single membership via Reverse draw – last name drawn wins.
Sponsored by Birchbank Golf & GT Car Wash
2 – person Scramble format – sign up as a team or as a single
Birchbank members: $30
Sign up in our Pro Shop – this event always sells out so don’t wait to enter.