It was a cool start to the day for the 2018 Retirees Club Championship with a bone chilling breeze greeting the players — but the rain stayed away until the last hole was completed! The course was in terrific condition thanks to the work of our hard working grounds crew. Thanks also go to the Pro Shop and Bistro staffs for their work in making the event a success.
Reg Cherenko captured the Retirees Club Overall Low Gross Championship shooting 77 to edge Dave Muir & Paul Troseth by two strokes. Don Szilagyi captured the Overall Low Net title shooting a net 68 (using tie breaker) edging Tom Milne who also shot a net 68.
L – R: Don Szilagyi (Low Net winner), Reg Cherenko (Low Gross winner)
1st Flight Winners
1. Jim Brinson 2. Tom Keen 3. Rich Dewdney
L-R Rich Dewdney, Jim Brinson, Tom Keen (missing)
2nd Flight Winners
1. Al Dececco 2. Ross Brinson 3. Bill Postnikoff
L-R B. Postnikoff, R. Brinson, A. DeCecco
3rd Flight Winners
1. Tom Milne 2. Jim Mohs 3. Wayne Shubert
L-R J. Mohs, T. Milne, W. Shubert
4th Flight Winners
1. Rick Georgetti 2. Sergio Peloso 3. Ian Glover
L-R I. Glover, R. Georgetti, S. Peloso
KP winners: Gord Swedburg, Jim Park, Reg Cherenko (2)
LP winners: Farrell McLellan, Tony Deluca
Retirees Donate Funds
Using all the funds raised from their Invitational Tournament earlier in the season, the Birchbank Retirees Club donated to two course improvement projects. A $250 donation toward the Ladies Club Washroom Improvement Project and $500 toward the replacement of cups & liners for all 18 holes.
Retirees Executive Dave Adams, Al Piccolo, & Al Pasin with Superintendent Mark Lloyd show off new cups
Lone Ranger Tournament & Luncheon
Fifty players played in this month’s event – Lone Ranger Tournament and Luncheon held August 9. Played before the smoky conditions arrived, everyone enjoyed the fantastic course conditions and sunny skies.
Results are as follows:
First Place: Norm Larmour, Stan Trozzo, Merv Olson, Doug Glover (126 total)
Second Place: Wally Drezdoff, Kevin Oliver, Tony DeRosa, Harvey Handley (128 total)
Third Place: Dave Bay, Terry Begley, Bob McBride, Bruce Hadley (128 total by tie break)
Closest to the Pin Winners:
Al Pasin, Norm Larmour, Dave Bay, Wayne Weaver
Longest Putt Winners:
Bob Menin, Tom Keen
Winning Team L to R: Norm Larmour, Stan Trozzo, Merv Olson, Doug Glover
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.
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.
Winning team with the ‘Claret Jug’ L to R ; Al Piccolo, Len Willick, Larry Handley, Al Larocque
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
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
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.
Join us for this year’s edition of the Birchbank Mixed Open.
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Summer is officially here and you know the days are going to get hotter, so why not save some money on green fees AND a seat on a cart for less money than a regular green fee?
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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
RWB Scramble winning team (L-R) Pat Paterson, Dave Bay, Doug Glover, Len Woods
52 members of the Birchbank Retirees Club played in the this month’s Golf & Lunch event – the Red-White-Blue Scramble. Perfect course conditions and weather conditions greeted the golfers for their early morning shotgun start.
1st place – Dave Bay, Doug Glover, Pat Paterson, Len Woods (score – 62)
2nd place – Merv Aiken, Al Gallamore, John Lattanzio, Ron Wilson (score – 67)
3rd place – Tony DeRosa, Harvey Handley, Wayne Schubert, Paul Troseth (score – 67)
Closest to the Pin:
Hole 2 – Jim Mohs Hole 7 – Pat Paterson
Hole 14 – Len Woods Hole 17 – Peter Graham
Hole 9 – Phil Molloy
Hole 18 – Bruce Hadley
Get the ‘wayback machine’ ready for the reconfigured layout at Birchbank Golf starting Monday, MAY 28! The current front and back nines will be swapped – hole #1 will be next to the Clubhouse and practice putting green (current #10 tees) — AND the order of the first 5 holes will be altered.
Hole #1 (current #10), hole #2 will be the downhill par 3 (current #13), hole #3 will be the short par 4 (current #14), hole #4 (current #11), hole #5 (current #12), hole #6 (current #15) and so on — in general, almost the original layout when the course was built.