News From The ProShop – End of Season Dates & Closures

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I would just like to inform everyone of the up coming dates and closures.
  • Our last day for the Driving Range will be Sunday Oct 28th. It will close at 5:00 PM that day and remain closed for the remainder of the season for clean up.
  • The last day for golf will be Wednesday Oct 31st then we will be closed for the season.
  • PLEASE note Mark will be attempting to be a bit proactive with the conditioning fall spray program and will be out the following days & times
  • Saturday & Sunday Oct 27th & 28th after 3:00 pm the Front nine will close in order to get a start
  • Tuesday and Wednesday Oct 30th & 31st they will also be out after 3:00 pm
With the amount of traffic we have had the past 10 days after 3:00 pm this should not affect anyone and we appreciate you cooperation and understanding 🙂
The Golf Shop will be closed Thursday Morning November 1st in order to complete year-end Inventory count.
After that I will be in the office/golf shop up till November 15th – Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 3:00 or 4:00 Pm
Jeff Papilion
Director of Golf & Head Professional
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Member Appreciation Tournament

One hundred golfers were competing today for a chance to win their 2019 Birchbank membership. A brilliant sunny weather and fabulous course conditions made for a great day of fun golf.

All serious scoring was discouraged as the winner of the membership was picked by reverse draw – last name drawn wins!

Everyone won a Smoke Eaters game ticket and their pick from the prize table.

This year’s membership winner is Jim Brinson!

Thanks to the tournament sponsors the Trail Smoke Eaters and Birchbank Golf Course.

Cherenko Wins Retirees Title

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.

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L – R: Don Szilagyi (Low Net winner), Reg Cherenko (Low Gross winner)

1st Flight Winners
1. Jim Brinson   2. Tom Keen   3. Rich Dewdney

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L-R  Rich Dewdney, Jim Brinson,  Tom Keen (missing)

2nd Flight Winners
1. Al Dececco   2. Ross Brinson   3. Bill Postnikoff

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L-R   B. Postnikoff, R. Brinson, A. DeCecco

3rd Flight Winners
1. Tom Milne   2. Jim Mohs   3. Wayne Shubert

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L-R  J. Mohs, T. Milne, W. Shubert

4th Flight Winners
1. Rick Georgetti   2. Sergio Peloso   3. Ian Glover

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L-R   I. Glover, R. Georgetti, S. Peloso

KP winners: Gord Swedburg, Jim Park, Reg Cherenko (2)
LP winners: Farrell McLellan, Tony Deluca

 

Retirees News

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.

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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
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Winning Team L to R: Norm Larmour, Stan Trozzo, Merv Olson, Doug Glover

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.

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.

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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.