Ollie’s Best Ball Tournament

ollies tournament                   It was a great warm weekend for the Ladies Tournament.

Ollie’s Trophy was presented by Daughter, Sharon Noakes and Granddaughter, Jane Phillips to the Winning Team Sheila Johnson and Roberta Deluca with a score of 55.

Second place went to team Dana Haas and Colleen DeRosa with a score of 58

Third place went to team Karen Hubert and Carolyn Caron with a score of 60

Fourth place went to team Maureen Elliott and Gail Rebelato with a score of 65 R

Fifth place went to team Rose Katnich and Eilleen Gallamore with a score of 65 R

ollies tournament2         KP #5 and #13 went to Sophia Park; KP #8 went to Maureen Elliott; KP #16 went to Barb Secco; Longest Putt #9 went to Florie Valentine and Longest Putt #18 went to Colleen DeRosa.   Congratulations Ladies.

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Friday Night Golf Mixer

Hi Golfers

We’re starting a fun easy Friday night golf get together, and inviting all to join in. Singles, couples, young, old, experienced or new to golf, everyone is welcome.

We’ll mix everyone up with the intention of just having a fun easy round, 9 or 18, and end with dinner at the club. No fuss or scorecards or prizes just the chance to get to know a few new folks and enjoy our course. The plan is for every Friday night June – August, with the exception of dates where tournaments are booked ie. KBRH Foundation event or the Open etc.

Interested? Just email me at bamarino@telus.net by end of day on the Wednesday prior and I will add you to the draw.

Whether you can join in once or every Friday, it all works. First night is this Friday June 2nd.

Everyone is welcome as are folks to help organize and/or new ideas to add to the fun.

Hope to see you all.

Betty Anne Marino


Retirees Invitational Results


Winning Team L to R: Cam Proctor, John Lattanzio, Jim Brinson, Mike Wagg

The 2017 Birchbank Retirees Invitational Tournament attracted players from Champion Lakes, Christina Lake, Castlegar, Granite Point, and Balfour for an 18 hole 4-man team event. Excellent early season course conditions and warmer temperature, followed by a great meal in the Bistro put smiles on the faces of all involved.

4-Man Team event results:
1st: Jim Birnson, Mike Wagg, John Lattanzio, Cam Proctor (Net 268)
2nd: Harvey Handley, Pat Picton, Lorne Babcock, Glenn Frie (Net 281)
3rd: John Kim, Ted Ryan, Terry Campeau, Alan Peterson (Net 283)
Closest to Pin: 
terry Campeau, Art O’Bryan, Reg Cherenko, Mike Wagg
Longest Putt: 
Tom Gawryletz, Alan Peterson
In addition to the regular 4-Man Team event, each club is represented by 4 players for the season long Inter-Club Low Net Team event. The next event in the series will be held June 8 in Castlegar.
Inter-Club Low Net Trophy Results:
1st: Birchbank (Net 70) (Dave Muir, Jim Park, Chris Vlanich, Wayne Weaver)
2nd: Castlegar (Net 71.5)

3rd: Christina Lake (Net 72.5)


CLICK ON THE LINK -> Invitational Scores

Welcome Back!

Welcome back JL Crowe Class of 1967

JLCroweIf you are out at the course this morning say hello to members of the Crowe Grad Class of 1967 who are in town celebrating with a round of golf at Birchbank Golf Course.





Welcome Back Senior Golfers

BirchbankFirstThursday morning at Birchbank Golf Course our Retirees Club hosts their Annual Invitational Tournament. Golfers from Balfour, Nelson, Castlegar, Champion Lakes, and Christina Lake join our retirees for an 18 hole shotgun start at 9 AM.

With the tees closed until just after lunch time, it is a perfect opportunity to visit our Pro Shop and test some of the new clubs, shop for some new golf shoes, try on the latest fashions or even spend some time on the practice range working on your short game.

2017 Birchbank Men’s Open Announced

The Birchbank Golf Course and I wish to invite you to participate in the 73rd Annual RT Birchbank Men’s Open, August 11th, 12th & 13th, 2017.

The RT Birchbank Men’s Open is the premier event in the Kootenay’s because of your continued support. The agenda for this year’s Open includes:

  • Dinners on Friday and Saturday. Complimentary breakfast one morning
  • Range pass for the weekend. Good Thursday thru Sunday
  • Practice round available on Thursday, 1/2 price green fee (call Pro Shop 250-693-2255)
  • Optional 2 man ‘Horserace’ on Thursday at 6:00 pm ($25.00 entry fee per person)
  • Optional Gross Skins games on Friday & Saturday with cash payouts
  • Net honey pot & deuce pot on Friday & Saturday
  • Gross and Net prizes in each flight
  • Seniors Division: age 50+ (Play from the White Tees 6000 yards)


We thank you for support of this event, and encourage you to return your entry form at your earliest convenience. The first 120 paid entrants will be accepted.
Professionals will be playing in the Championship Flight for gross scores. Winning professionals will receive equivalent value in cash in place of prizes.

Senior’s Division will be playing from the White tees with a yardage of 6000. The Senior’s Division will compete in their own flights, which will be based on the number of competitors.

Note: It is mandatory that all amateur competitors have a valid handicap.


Rob Drezdoff
Men’s Club Captain, Birchbank Golf
250-364-2028 or 250-364-1171


Retirees Opening Results

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Winning Team (L to R): J. Mohs, L. Brandt, P. Paterson, J. Kempston

Sixty eight Retirees braved a chilly start to the day and a rain shower to play in this year’s opening event. Following the conclusion of play everyone headed to the Bistro for a hot brunch smorg with a yummy dessert.

The team of Mohs, Brandt, Patterson, and Kempston took home top honors with a team score of 128, second place went to the team of McBride, Campbell, Baggio, and Keen with a score of 129, and third place went to the team of Handley, Larocque, Pasquali, and Karges at 130.

Closest to the pin winners: Keen, Muir, Paterson, Palmer
Long Putt winners: Parras, Swedburg

Birchbank Retirees host the Invitational Tournament May 18 — sign up in the Pro Shop (entry fee must be paid when signing up) Deadline is May 13.

Birchbank Retirees play every Thursday and new players are always welcome and you can get further information by emailing: retirees@birchbankgolf.com