RTO Open – Friday Draw

Here is Friday’s RTO Open Draw. If you cannot view it on your device CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD PDF FILERTO Friday Draw

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Ladies Club Championship Results

The 2018 Birchbank Ladies Club Championship was held on July 21st and 22nd. Twenty-two ladies participated in the Blaylock Bowl, teeing off from the red tees on Saturday and the white tees on Sunday. Terry Van Horn came in with a two-day total 174 to win the Blaylock Bowl for overall low gross, beating her closest competitor, Sophia Park by 10 strokes. Dana Haas was awarded the Elsie Buchanan plaque for overall low net 144. Dana was also presented with the Frances Lauriente Rose Bowl for the least putts (61) over the two days after beating Mary Lynn Trozzo in a four-hole putt off. Flight winners were: #1 – Maureen Elliott, low gross 186; Jeri Santarossa, low net 146; #2 – Barb Secco, low gross 207; Mary Lynn Trozzo, low net 146. Pictured left to right are: Dana Haas, Terry Van Horn and Sophia Park.Blaylock winners.jpg

Superintendent’s Blog – The Driving Range

A driving range tee box that is in great condition is what we expect when we want to work on our game. There are two ways to get a perfect, grassy tee box with no bare spots  — always use the ‘mats’ (nobody wants that!) OR minimize divot damage so the grass can grow back quickly. Take a moment to watch this short video from our Course Superintendent, Mark Lloyd.

Birchbank Ladies Sweepstakes

Tuesday, July 10th, Birchbank Ladies Club hosted forty-six ladies from
Balfour, Castlegar, Champion Lakes, Nelson, Redstone and Birchbank golf
clubs.  The day started with a continental breakfast, followed by a shotgun
start at 9:30 under cloudy skies.  Despite having to fight rain on 2 or 3
holes, the golfers enjoyed a good day on the course, which was in excellent
condition.  Jackie Little, from Balfour, shot a fantastic two over par 74 to
claim the overall low gross trophy, while Jenn Poole from Castlegar won
runner-up low gross with 85.  Teresa Zimmaro (Birchbank) came in with a net
66 to win the overall low net trophy and Bev Poole from Castlegar was
runner-up low net.  Flight winners were: #1 – low gross – Roma Crispin
(Balfour) 87, low net – Maureen Elliott (Birchbank) 71; flight #2 – low
gross – Pat Lawrence (Christina Lake) 94, low net – Michelle Hansen
(Birchbank) 71; flight #3 – low gross – Verna Chernoff (Castlegar) 101, low
net – Valerie Horcoff (Christina Lake) 71; flight #4 – low gross – Beth
Robinson (Birchbank) 104, low net – Eileen Holm (Birchbank) 73.  Prizes were
also awarded to second and third low gross and low net winners in each of
the 4 flights, as well as long drive, long putt and KPs.  After golf the
ladies enjoyed socializing and a great dinner at the Birchbank Bistro.

Pictured are:  photo 1 – Jackie Little and Teresa Zimmaro, overall low gross
and low net winners
photo 2 – Maureen Elliott and Roma Crispin, flight 1 low net
and low gross winners

 

Retirees Roll The Dice

Forty-four members of the Retirees Club teed off in their annual Dice Scramble — a scramble with at twist. All members of the team tee off but the drive used is determined by a roll of the dice and everyone fears the dreaded ‘Frowning Face’ which mean the worst drive must be used.

The weather was fantastic and the breakfast brunch was promptly served to the hungry players as they completed their round.

Birchank Dice Scramble

Winning team with the ‘Claret Jug’ L to R ; Al Piccolo, Len Willick, Larry Handley, Al Larocque

RESULTS

1st – Len Willick, Al Piccolo, Larry Handley, Al Larocque (score 67)
2nd – Bruce Hadley, Lorne Fillmore, Wayne Weaver, Steve Handley (score 69)
3rd – Merv Olson, Doug Glover, Don Szilagyi (score 70)

Closest to the pin winners: Norman Moll, Dave Ross, Merv Aiken, Pat Paterson
Longest putt winners: Merv Aiken, Wayne Weaver

 

Lifetime Membership for Colbert

The Board of Directors would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge Dr. Jack Colbert for decades of support as a Founding member and as a Board Member.

For Jack’s many years of tireless efforts, most recently on the Finance Committee, The Board of Directors has voted to make Dr. Jack Colbert a Lifetime Member of Rossland – Trail Country Club

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Colbert, Jack with Don Odell & Lars Christensen - Hole In One Trickle Creek Hole #8- June 6, 2015

Photo of Jack after scoring his first hole-in-one at age 93 on a golf trip to Trickle Creek GC

Congratulation’s Jack!  Thank you, from the Board and all our members,  for all you have done for the Rossland-Trail Country Club/Birchbank Golf.

 

Ollie Results

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Thirty-four members of the Birchbank Ladies Golf Club teed off on Saturday
June 9th for the fourth annual Ollie’s Tournament. This event is sponsored
by the family of the late Ollie Schultz who was an avid golfer and long-time
member of the Rossland Trail Country Club. The two-person best ball format
saw the team of Judy Healey and Gerianne Hanik claim the Ollie Schultz
plaque with a net 61, one stroke better than second place team of Eileen
Holm and Judy Healey, who was the dark horse on this team.  Other winning
teams were Carol Babcock and Doreen Campbell, third with 63; Kathy King and
Sharon Noakes, fourth with 64 and Roberta DeLuca and Ilo Shubert, fifth with
65.   Pictured left to right are Sharon Noakes, Ollie’s daughter; the
winning team of Gerianne Hanik and Judy Healey and Jane Phillips, Ollie’s
granddaughter.