RAIN, RAIN, GO AWAY…..
As I sit in front of my computer trying to start my second Golf Sisters Blog this first week of June, it is pouring rain outside….. again! And, it’s Wednesday…..men’s day! I don’t think any of us at BGCC are getting a record number of golf rounds in yet this season. However, I do have hope that by the time this is published on the website, the weather will have changed: the sun will be shining and we will feel the warmth of that sun on our faces!
The 2019 Ladies Golf Season started off with a great Opening Day of golf, dinner and camaraderie. We had a fantastic turnout of 108 ladies, a delicious buffet whipped up by our own Chef Michael, a colourful fashion show and an amazing table of prizes. Congratulations to our winners that day, both in golf and to those of you who were lucky to win door prizes.
Ladies Member/Guest on June 11 was another success with 92 signed up for this great annual event. Thank you to the committee volunteers for all of their great efforts to organize this day: Lynne Hague, Deb McMillan, Claire Salisbury, Jayne Riley and Karen Dyson.
June 15 is our second annual Member/Member event here at BGCC. Shotgun golf at either 8:30am or 1:30pm with lunch or dinner to follow respectively. Lots of prizes to be had!
Our next BIG ladies event will be held on Tuesday, June 25. This is our Solheim Cup/Charity Event combined into one great day of golf and lunch. We will be accepting non perishable food items as well as monetary donations for the Burlington Food Bank (www.burlingtonfoodbank.ca). Our very own Lesley Fox volunteers countless hours on the Board of Directors for this very needed charity in our city.
You may have noticed a large bin set up on the lower level near the entrance to the ladies locker room. The bin will remain here for the whole month of June. Well girls, let’s fill that up to capacity. It will honestly make us realize how fortunate we are to be part of such an amazing club with such an amazing group of women. Some of the most needed donated items are: rice/flavoured rice, personal hygiene products, juice, canned meat, fish, fruit, tomatoes, tomato/pasta sauce, cold cereal, pancake mix, maple syrup and peanut butter. We will also be having a 50/50 draw at the luncheon. Let’s make ourselves proud!
We finish up June with our first Interchange at Hamilton Golf & Country Club on June 27. The day will include golf and a luncheon. At the request of the host club, this event is limited to only eight players from Burlington and is currently at capacity but you can always put your name on the wait list. It was brought to our attention that in the past, ladies who hosted the club at BGCC had priority the following year, when the inviting club hosted BGCC. Due to our oversight, this did not apply for Hamilton this year. It will not apply to Mississaugua either (September 26, 2019) since we are their guests two years in a row (2018 & 2019). If we get in excess of 12 ladies registering for the Mississaugua event, we will have a draw to select the lucky participants. With respect to the Beverly Golf & Country Club Interchange at BGCC on Thursday, August 8, 2019, ladies who host this year will be given priority when we return to their course in 2020. The LE Committee will be assessing the benefits/drawbacks of this practice in the fall.
Thursday Ladies League, commonly referred to as Team Play is going strong. We are into Week 4 and the competition is fierce. A gentle reminder to anyone playing in the league, if you happen to be having a rough hole, you can pick up when you have reached your max for your handicap. Not that any of us ever have a bad hole! Also, we have adopted the same putting rule as the Wednesday Men’s League in order to keep the pace of play. You will notice the red tape marker around the flagstick. If you are within that range (measure from the bottom of the flagstick, not the top!), you can have the putt for one stroke.
With respect to the Business Ladies events, I was asked to clarify that the $10.00 fee to play is specifically for prizes for the games played. It is not a registration fee. The next event is July 6, 2019.
In closing, I leave you with this thought:
“Mistakes are part of the game. It’s how well you recover from them, that’s the mark of a great player” – Alice Cooper
By the way, Alice Cooper is in his early seventies, averages 250 rounds of golf a year, used to be a 5 handicap a few years back but is now up to a 9!
See You on the Course!
2019 Games Captain
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