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2022 MANITOBA AMATEUR GOLF CHAMPION

Breezy Bend Country Club member, Braxton Kuntz, earned his second consecutive Nott Autocorp Men’s Amateur Golf Championship on Saturday night!
Kuntz shot a 4 over 75 in his final round to finish at 209 (-4), good for a two stroke victory over Marco Trstenjak of the host club, Elmhurst Golf & Country Club.

With this victory, Braxton became the first amateur in Manitoba Golf history to win back to back championships at both the MB Junior Championship and MB Amateur Championship! During those 4 combined events, he finished at -30 under par!

In claiming the Men’s Amateur Championship, Kuntz received a sponsor’s exemption to compete in the PGA Tour Canada’s Manitoba Open from August 18th to 21st at Southwood Golf & Country Club. He also earned a spot on Team Manitoba, who will compete at the Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship being held at Point Grey Golf & Country Club in Vancouver, BC.

Congratulations on another amazing golf season, Braxton!

DRIVING RANGE UPDATE

We are very excited to announce that Breezy Bend’s completely renovated driving range will officially open for play on Monday, July 25th at 7:00am! As found on the new signs on the range, the seven different coloured flags correspond to yardages from 50 yards to 250 yards. The new target greens, guarded by bunkers, create a realistic practice experience for our members and guests to enjoy.

The driving range will close daily two hours before sunset to allow our staff to retrieve the balls. The range will need to be hand picked for the time being, as the new turf continues to grow in.

2022 BREEZY BEND LADIES BEST BALL – RESULTS

The 55th Annual Breezy Bend Ladies Best Ball Golf Tournament was held on Sunday, July 17th and was a huge success. I think we showed our guests an excellent time and really impressed them with everything that Breezy Bend has to offer. Congratulations to all the winners found below! A special thank you to the Ladies Best Ball Tournament Committee, consisting of: Janice Epp (Chair), Liz Findlay, Val Warkentin, Jackie Wiebe, Kate Loewen, Dwenda Arnold, Roz Moore, Connie Gray, Marilyn Gilchrist and Donna Siemens for all their hard work on this special event. This one-day tournament successfully raised over $9,000 for an upcoming project to be selected by the BBCC Ladies Section.

Tournament Results:

Gross

  • 1st Place – Jennifer Finch & Matty Leung – 76CB
  • 2nd Place – Leslie Olson & Fran Povoledo – 76
  • 3rd Place – Jackie Wiebe & Katie McGlenen – 79CB

Net

  • 1st Place – Helen Findlay & Darlene Marion – 64.5
  • 2nd Place – Lisa Twist & Heather Penno – 66
  • 3rd Place – Sandy Sager & Cathy Lucas – 66.5CB

 

  • Closest to the Pin #5 – Colleen Kleysen
  • Closest to the Pin #7 – Dona Siemens
  • Closest to the Pin #13 – Phoebe Boyle

 

  • Safest Drive #11 – Fran Povoledo
  • Straightest Drive #18 – Sandy Sager

Putting Contest – Shelley Baker

2022 DEMO DAY – 08.06.22

Join us on the driving range on Saturday, August 6th from 10:00am to 2:00pm for ‘The Golf Shop at Breezy Bend’s Demo Day!’ Golfers of all skill and experience levels can test drive the latest golf equipment by Titleist, Ping, Taylor Made, Callaway, Cobra and XXIO. This is your chance to obtain information from golf’s top manufacturers and representatives about all their 2022 club and equipment offerings.

BBCC CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND

We are less than one week away from the most exciting weekend of the year! Breezy Bend’s popular Club Championship Weekend will take place Saturday, July 30th and Sunday, July 31st. Sign up in the locker-rooms or online via the GGGolf App. The tee will be closed from 6:30am to 12:30pm for the Club Championship, so be sure to participate and sign up prior to the July 28th deadline.

Remember, this is a fun weekend designed for all Club members to enjoy. Play golf with fellow members of like ability and handicap, many of whom you already golf in the same group with. Men, Women, Senior and Junior categories with HDCP flights!

Only $25 to enter; includes a BBQ lunch/dinner after your round on Sunday and a chance to win valuable prizes. We encourage all members (no matter your membership category) to register for this fun filled weekend…you will be glad you did!

PARTY ON THE PATIO – 08.12.22

Our next major social event of the season, our annual Party on the Patio, will be held on Friday, August 12th from 6:00pm to 11:00pm. Members and guests will enjoy 9 or 18 holes of golf with individual contests on the front nine, Chef’s outdoor BBQ buffet, and live entertainment courtesy of ‘The Water & Wood Band’ (see below)!

Members only $45, Guests are just $65 (9 holes of golf included).

Reservations are required. To book your tee time and table on the patio, please call Cory at (204) 889-GOLF or email cory@breezybend.ca today! This is one party you do not want to miss!

‘Water & Wood’ (4 piece band) was formed in 2011, and features Trevor Clearwater on acoustic guitar and vocals with Dave Hopwood on bass guitar and vocals. Trevor and Dave played together as members of Winnipeg country group Hawg Wylde, which played together for over 20 years, releasing 3 albums. Water & Wood has a wide ranging set list that highlights everyone’s favorite hit songs across multiple genres of music. Highly engaging and entertaining, Water & Wood really pulls the audience in to their unique sound, making everyone want to sing and dance along!

FRIED CHICKEN WEEK

It’s Fried Chicken Week at the Bend!

Enjoy Chef’s crispy buttermilk fried chicken, cornbread and macaroni salad for only $18.95!

Available from July 25th to July 31st beginning daily at 5:00pm.

THE GOLF SHOP AT BREEZY BEND
(KRIS EHNES – HEAD GOLF PROFESSIONAL)

Current Promotions….
From Monday, July 25th to Sunday, July 31st your Golf Shop will be having a ‘Club Championship Week Sale!’

Buy one piece of apparel and receive 15% off
Buy two pieces of apparel and receive 20% off
Buy three pieces of apparel and receive 25% off

Golf Bags and Shoes are 15% off!

Club Fitting
It is not too late to be fit for the perfect set of clubs. Now that the driving range is open, your professional staff is eager to help you get the most out of your game! We use the latest and greatest in launch monitor technology to decipher what is best for you and we carry all of the top brands in golf including: Callaway, Taylor Made, Titleist, Ping, Cobra and XXIO! Please contact a member of your professional staff to book your complimentary fitting today!

Instruction
Our expert professional staff are here to simplify the game of golf for all our members. We want to develop a plan specific to each individual golfer and help teach how to maximize each golfers’ potential. Whether it is increasing swing speed, developing a more efficient and repeatable golf swing, improving short game technique and distance control, managing emotions and/or refining course management ideology, we can help! We look forward to working with our members to lower scores and increase enjoyment of the game!

Golf Course Care
Please be sure to your fix ball marks, fill your divots and rake the bunkers. This is crucial to helping us provide the best possible product to our members and their guests. We appreciate the effort from those who are diligent in taking care of the course!

All members are reminded that when using the natural grass teeing area on the driving range, to please consider the following….

Golfers love to practice. But have you ever wondered how the pattern of your divots on the practice range affects the condition of the tee? With every swing of an iron, a divot of turf is usually removed. A small bucket of golf balls (typically 25 or 30 balls) can remove a lot of turf. And if you’re really working on your short game it is not uncommon to hit 100 shots or more. This means a lot of divots which require a lot of turf recovery before a tee stall may be returned to the same location.

Golfers have a big impact on the amount of turf coverage and performance of practice range tees. How one practices not only influences how much turf is removed with each swing, but also how quickly the turf will recover. The three most common divot patterns – scattered, concentrated and linear (as seen in the photo above).

A scattered divot pattern removes the most amount of turf because a full divot is removed with every swing. Scattering divots results in the most turf loss and uses up the largest area of a tee stall. This forces the golf facility to rotate tee stalls most frequently and often results in an inefficient use of the tee.

A concentrated divot pattern removes all turf in a given area. While this approach does not necessarily result in a full-sized divot removed with every swing, by creating a large void in the turf canopy there is little opportunity for timely turf recovery.

The linear divot pattern involves placing each shot directly behind the previous divot. In so doing, a linear pattern is created and only a small amount of turf is removed with each swing. This can usually be done for 15 to 20 shots before moving sideways to create a new line of divots. So long as a minimum of 4 inches of live turf is preserved between strips of divots, the turf will recover quickly. Because this divot pattern removes the least amount of turf and promotes quick recovery, it is the preferred method.

In summary, to maximize the use of the grass on the driving range, please place your ball at the back edge of your previous divot removing just a small portion of turf each swing. This will decrease the area affected and increase the rate in which the practice tee recovers. Thank you!

In my 30+ years around the Club, I can honestly say that the golf course has never been in such fine condition! See you on the links soon!

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