Deals, Deals, and Melting Snow

Membership Deals

It may not look like it today, but the start of 2017 season isn’t far off. If you have not purchased your 2017 membership then now is the time:

NEW MEMBERS FOR ONLY $999.00

Single for only $1599.00
Couple for only $2790.00
Intermediate (20-29 yrs) for only $999.00

Remember you can use our monthly payment plan to buy your membership. Stop by the Pro Shop (M-F 9am-4pm) for details or call 250-693-2255.

Golf Ball Sale

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Buy personalized Titleist PROV1 OR PROV1X — buy 3 dozen and get a 1 dozen FREE.

OR

Buy personalized TaylorMade  TP5 and the TP5X — buy 3 dozen and get the 1 dozen FREE

 CALL THE PRO SHOP (250-693-2255) AND WE CAN GET ALL THIS SET UP FOR YOU OR STOP BY. 

Snow Disappearing

As of today, the course still has 5 inches of snow on 60% of the course but it is getting warmer and the snow will go quickly!

Committee Volunteers Needed

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Hello Members,

Believe it or not, we are getting closer to the course opening. With the 2017 season upon us, the Board will once again be looking for members to join various Committees. We are looking for representatives from the Ladies, Men’s and Retirees Clubs to join the: Course Committee (Brad Harding Chair), Building Committee (Tom Milne Chair) and Junior Committee (Pat Paterson Chair).  If you are interested in joining one or more of these Committees, please send an email to: clubpresident@birchbankgolf.com

Regards,

Rob Drezdoff
President

News From Our Course Superintendent

Note: You may not be aware that several of the products that were used in the past for keeping our fairways and greens it top condition are not longer allowed due to their harm to the surrounding ecosystem, so Mark has been doing extensive research into alternative products that are eco-friendly and effective.

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Calling All Wood Stove Owners

The superintendent in Terrace BC has been using wood ash and composted material as a disease suppressant for a couple years now. The wood ash has some sort of fungicidal properties in it that has been shown to suppress their michrodochium patch during the season. If anybody has a wood stove and burns just clean wood, no garbage and they could save me their ash when they clean there stoves that would be great. You can contact me at the shop if you have some ash to donate.

Turf Care Blog

I have started a blog for the turf care department and will be updating it regularly with information of what is happening on the course and why we do certain procedures. It can be viewed at birchbankturfcareblog.wordpress.com

2017 Board of Directors

Following the Annual General Meeting the Directors met to elect the Executive and  assign the various Committee Chairs.

President – Rob Drezdoff
1st Vice President – Brad Harding (Course Committee Chair)
2nd Vice President – Tom Milne (Building Committee Chair)
Sec-Treasurer – Mark Brown (Finance Committee Chair)
Derek Simister – Director (Men’s Club, Handicap Committee Chair)
Tom Gawryletz – Director
Kimba McLean – Director
Pat Paterson – Director (Junior Committee Chair)
Past President – Forrest Drinnan

GT Car Wash Tournament

A grey morning greeted a sold out field of 128 players as they got set to tee off in this year’s GT Car Wash – Birchbank Golf Membership Giveaway Tournament. A few drops of rain couldn’t dampen the teams as they were all here for the fun and friendship plus the chance to have their name drawn for a free 2017 Birchbank Golf membership.

The last name pulled and winner of the 2017 Birchbank Golf membership was Kyle Mace.

Thanks to everyone on our Bistro, Pro Shop and Grounds staffs for making the event possible, to Dennis & Margo for overseeing everything and to GT Car Wash for once again sponsoring this very popular event.

Ladies Club Windup Tournament

The Birchbank Ladies’ Club held their closing on Sunday, September 25th.  Forty-eight ladies enjoyed a fun game of golf (Flag Frenzy) followed by a delicious turkey dinner. 

The winning team was the 3-some of Joan Allegretto, Michele Hansen and Denise Gausdal with a score of 85.  Year-end prizes were presented as follows:  BC Pin Round – Carmela Livolsi net 59; RCGA Pin Rounds – Carmela Livolsi with a 4-game net aggregate score of 276.   Susan Kim was the winner of the Crystal Cup (A side) and runner-up was Eileen Holm; B side – Dana Haas, runner-up Elaine Martin.  Monthly Competition – Carmela Livolsi with a 5-game net average of 66.4; Ringer Board Overall winner – Susan Kim (by retro) with a net 64; flight winners were:  #1 Michele Shankland – 64 (retro), #2 Michelle Hansen – 66, #3 Gerianne Hanik – 69, #4 Gail Rebelato – 76 (retro), #5 Sue Hermanson – 78. 

Anita Cameron won the Most Improved Eclectic score award with an improvement of 46 strokes over her first ringer board score.  The plaque for the Most Improved Handicap Factor was presented to Gail Rebelato. Pictured below (left to right) are:  Anita Cameron and Gail Rebelato

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Retirees Club Championship

Seventy-five members of the Retirees Club enjoyed a day of golf, friendship, and a great meal when they met to compete in their Closing and Club Championship. Some great scores were recorded in all the flights as players enjoyed perfect playing conditions and beautiful weather.

Jack Beard shot a 73 to take the overall low gross title and Al Pasin shot a net score of 63 to win the overall low net title.

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(L-R) 2016 Winners Al Pasin and Jack Beard