Reconfigured Layout Begins Play Monday

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.

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Ladies Zones This Weekend


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Birchbank Ladies Club is hosting the BCGA Zone 1 Ladies Championship this weekend, The tournament kicks off with a practice round Friday, May 25,  first round of tournament play begins Saturday, May 26 at 11 AM with the final round played Sunday, May 27 beginning at 8 AM. Awards presentations will place Sunday after the completion of play (about 3 PM).

Drop by the course a follow the players on the course. There is no charge for spectators but for safety purposes, you are asked to check in at the Pro Shop before going on the course.

Retirees Invitational Results

Birchbank Retirees Invitational Tournament – May 17, 2018
Eighty-six golfers from six area golf courses – Christina Lake, Champion Lakes, Castlegar, Granite Pointe, Colville, and Birchbank –  completed in the first event of the annual Inter-Club Series.  Fine weather greeted the players as they teed off however a few players did get caught in a heavy downpour at the very end of the round.
Lunch and awards followed the completion of the round.
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L-R Ted Ryan, Wayne Shubert, Ernie Davis, Tom Gawryletz

3 Best Net Team Event Results
First Place –  Ted Ryan, Wayne Shubert, Ernie Davis, Tom Gawryletz (189)
Second Place – Rick Brown, Dave Muir, Arnie Witt, Arthur O’Bryan (196)
Third Place – Harey Handley, Nick Fizor, Don Szilagyi, Mike Wagg (197)
Closest To Pin & Long Putt Team Prizes
KP#5 – Al Glowa’s Team
KP#8 – Merv Olson’s Team
KP#13 – Al Larocque’s Team
KP#16 – Harry Maister’s Team
LP#9 – Don Szilagyi’s Team
LP#18 – Walt Gambles’ Team
International Trophy 4 Player Team Event
1st – Birchbank – 71.75
2nd – Granite Point – 72.5
3rd – Castlegar – 73.0
4th – Champion Lakes – 73.25
5th – Christina Lake – 73.5
6th – Colville – 76.0
The next event in the Inter-Club Series is June 7 at Castlegar GC.

More Tournaments in May

Retirees Invitational Tournament – May 17

Birchbank Retirees Club is hosting the opening event of the annual Inter-Club Retirees Tournament schedule on Thursday, May 17 with a shotgun start at 9 AM.

Birchbank Retirees members are reminded they must register and pre-pay in our Pro Shop by the May 10 deadline.

Retirees players from other clubs must register through their own Retirees Club, please check with your representatives.

Ladies Zone 1 Championship – May 25 – 27

Birchbank Ladies Club is hosting the BCGA Zone 1 Ladies Championship May 25 – 27 — practice round May 25 and tournament play May 26 & 27. Entry deadline is May 18.  Download a copy of the information and entry form using the link on the right hand side of this page.Print

Retirees Tournament Results

This week’s event was the Birchbank Retirees Club hosting the Birchbank Ladies Club in a Mixed Shambles Tournament. Over 80 players from the two clubs enjoyed blues skies and warm temperatures for 18 holes of tournament play followed by a great lunch in the Bistro.

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Winning Team: L-R Wayne Weaver, Jackie Drysdale, Carmela Livolsi, Robin Robertson

Results:

1st – Team Score 105 – Wayne Weaver, Jackie Drysdale, Carmela Livolsi, Robin Roberston

2nd – Team Score 108 – Wayne DeWitt, Doreen Campbell, Elaine Martin, Stew Campbell

3rd – Team Score 110 by Retrogression – Rick Brown, Dana Haas, Jane Dewitt, Jay Choi

Closest to the Pin

#5 & #8 – Wayne Weaver; #13 – Lynn Pachkowsky; #16 Kathy King

Longest Putt

#9 – Brenda O’Donaughy; #18 Nerio DeRosa

Aeration – Completed!

We all know our course is in terrific condition right now and we all know it doesn’t get that way without a lot of work by our maintenance crew. Great work everyone on the Grounds Crew! Online booking is open again and the full course is open again for play.

A note from our Course Superintendent:

coringWell, as there is never a great time to aerate, it is a necessary evil that will be completed on all courses each year.

The dates I have planned for ours (depending upon weather as always) are: the week of April 30-May 4 (Monday & Tuesday) and again August 27-31 (Monday Tuesday)

We close 9 holes each day (front 9 first day, back 9 second day) so that work can be completed on that 9. NOTE: To play 18 you will need to contact the Pro Shop for tee times – ONLINE BOOKING WILL BE CLOSED FOR THOSE TWO DAYS.

I will also be trying to vent our greens monthly through the season to allow more air exchanges and better water infiltration. Venting is pretty much non-disruptive after it is complete. This process can be carried out with out closure of play. I

Mark Lloyd Superintendent Birchbank Golf Club

Retirees Season Opener Results

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Winning Team: W. DeWitt, T. Keen, N. DeRosa, M. Aiken

Sixty members of the Birchbank Retirees club played in the season opening tournament. Super sunshine and warm temperatures have finally arrived and the course is in fabulous condition.

The Retirees Club plays every Thursday morning and welcomes new members. For more information drop in to the course and Thursday morning or check the information on the Retiree’s webpage – CLICK HERE.

Opening Tournament Results

Team Results – 2 Best Net Scores per Team

1st (125 total) Tom Keen, Merv Aiken, Nirio DeRosa, Wayne DeWitt
2nd (126 total) Tony DeLuca, Mark Schickler, Al Pasin
3rd (127 total) Paul Troseth, Sam Veltri, Stu Campbell, Ian Glover

Individual Results

KP #5 – Tom Keen        KP#8 – Jim Park        LP#9 – Jim Park

KP#13 – Richard Dewdney      KP#16 – Bob Menin      LP#18 – Tony DeLuca

 

We Are Open For Full Play

Good news, Birchbank Golf Course is open for full play with regular tee boxes and greens.  All the other facilities including Pro Shop, Bistro, Driving Range, and Practice Green are open. Don’t wait for the snow to melt on your course, get your season head start at Birchbank Golf Course.

Read about the changes for this year at Birchbank Golf in this TRAIL TIMES ARTICLE

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New Members and Twilight Rates are here!

The golf season is just around the corner, and now is the perfect time to get your membership!

New Membership Rate

Whether you’re new to the area or just want to get out and golf more, we’ve got the perfect rate for you! For new members* we offer a membership rate for $1099+tax. Come out and enjoy a course to suit all abilities, with the longest golf season in the Kootenays!

Twilight Rate

We are pleased to introduce our new Twilight Rate. For only $1099+tax, Twilight members can enjoy unlimited golf after 3pm daily. Finish your round with dinner and drinks in our fully licensed Bistro.

For more information:

Contact Jeff in the Pro shop (250-693-2255) after Feb. 1st

Download a copy of the Membership Application

*New members must not have been a member for the previous three years