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MEMBER NEWS

Updated: May 30th 2023

TEE TIME ACCOUNTABILITY

The tee time reservation system at Breezy Bend demands accountability and accuracy from the membership. We can no longer have tee times being made and then not used. On average, four to five tee times a day are being burned by members not showing up for their times. This cannot continue going forward. The onus is on the group captain to ensure that the names on the ballots are accurate and they are asking for the correct number of tee times. We can’t just arbitrarily put group members’ names on a ballot if we do not know for sure that they are playing that day. All members must better communicate with their group captain and vice versa, to ensure proper tee times are being made. If your group is found to be reserving an incorrect number of tee times, for example booking for three groups and only two show up to play, you will receive a written warning from the Club’s Play & Rules Chair. After that, a loss of prime time booking privileges for one to two weeks will be the result. Tee times are just too valuable to go unused.

We understand that the odd time a member will have to cancel their tee time or take their name off the tee sheet; that is perfectly fine. But when there are repeated cancellations or no shows beside someone’s name, clearly tee times are being made that shouldn’t be. Please be aware when your name is on the tee sheet and when it isn’t.

Again, if you and/or your group are unable to use a tee time, please inform the golf shop as soon as possible so the tee time can be freed up for a fellow member to use. Breezy Bend’s Professional Staff and Play & Rules Chair will be monitoring group and individual tee times closely in the coming weeks.

CLUB PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

(DAVID KAZINA – CLUB PRESIDENT)

Hello BBCC Members,

I trust everyone has had a chance to get in some rounds of golf on our beautiful course. Thanks to Craig and his team for the hard work on keeping the course at its best. It isn’t even June 1st yet and the course is in tremendous condition. I recently had the opportunity to play a couple of rounds at Cog Hill Golf Club near Chicago. I would say that our course is in as good or better shape than it was. Given the vast amount of revenue a place like that brings in, I think we can be very proud of the condition of our course.

And speaking of pride, I want to personally ask all members to please do the follow each time you play:

1. Fix your ball mark and two others on every green. If you aren’t sure where your ball landed, look around, you will probably find one or two that you can repair. It only takes a few seconds and it makes a huge difference in keeping our greens healthy. Take a look at the front of the 3rd green and all of the discoloured ball marks that were not properly repaired. It would be easy to blame this on tournaments, but there are far too many for it to be just tournaments causing this damage.

2. Ever had to hit out of a foot print in a bunker? It’s not fun, is it? Again. it only takes a few seconds to properly rake a bunker after you have been in it. The person behind you will very much appreciate it. Please don’t assume that if your shoes don’t have spikes that you don’t have to rake the bunker. You are still making footprints in the sand.

3. Please do not walk in front of the 18th green when going to and from the driving range. This shortcut causes unneeded damage to the short area in front of the green where a lot of shots tend to end up when playing 18. Following the path only adds a few seconds to your walk and gets you those extra steps in for your daily target.

I hope everyone is able to play lots of golf in June. Stay hydrated in this heat by bringing along a water bottle to fill up by the first tee (our ice and water machine is located just outside the back shop doors) and at the various stations on the course.

Play well and have fun!

BBCC HOLE-IN-ONE CLUB

Congratulations to the following Club members who scored a hole-in-one during the month of May and have joined the BBCC Hole-in-One Club!

  • Albert Dreolini – Hole #13 – 6 Iron
  • Randy Gray – Hole #7 – PW
  • George Gibson – Hole #16 – 3 Wood
  • Jean Krampetz – Hole #5 – 6 Hybrid

Statistics show that the odds of achieving a hole-in-one are 12,500 to 1. This is a rare achievement that many golfers never attain. Well done!

GUEST PLAY AT BREEZY BEND

Members are permitted to bring guests to play Breezy Bend Country Club. Guest green fees are $72 +GST on weekdays and $77 +GST on weekends. As a special promotion, guest green fees are only $57 +GST after 3:00pm on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.

In addition, members may purchase a discounted ten game book of guest passes for only $675 +GST.

Things to remember when bringing guests:

1. No guest shall golf more than six times during one golf season.

2. Adherence to the Club’s dress code. We wish to avoid any potentially embarrassing situations.

3. Please be mindful of your pace of play. A round of golf at Breezy Bend should take no more than 4 hours.

4. Not more than one guest per member may be introduced at one time on weekends or holidays before 1:00PM or Wednesdays between 1:30pm and 4:30pm.

LADIES OPENING TOURNAMENT – RESULTS

A great time was had by all at the 2023 Ladies Opening Golf Tournament held on Sunday, May 28th. Almost 60 golfers enjoyed the fun tournament format and a delicious buffet dinner after the round. We managed to raise $795 from the wine raffle and 50/50 draw, which will help fund an upcoming project designated by the ladies section! Below are the tournament results:

Individual Contests:

Hole #5 – Closest to the Pin – Leslie Olson

Hole #7 – Closest to the Pin – Joan McCorrister

Hole #11 – Straightest Drive – Sylvia Spitzke

Hole #13 – Closest to the Pin – Connie Gray

Team Results:

1st Place – 73CB – Roz Moore, Dwenda Arnold, Yvonne Wood & Carla Irvine

2nd Place – 73 – Cathy Greer, Kim Arnal, Jo Hamonic & Fe Ryder

3rd Place – 75CB – Shelley Muir, Shannon Lillie, Karen Mitchell, Tricia Shyiak

4th Place – 75 – Jenn Jones, Sheila Perry, Diana Dwyer, Shawna Dwyer & Isabel Caron

5th Place – 76 – Colleen Kleysen, Sandy Sager, Linny Redublo, Lois Wotton & Brenda Hamilton

Thank you to all those who participated and helped make this event such a success!

MAINTENANCE DAYS

Continuing the valuable practice of last season, the golf course will be closed until 9:30am on the following days in June and July:

June 5 & 26
July 3, 17 & 24

Without golfer traffic, important cultural and turf care practices can be done in a much more timely fashion. Thank you for your understanding.

2023 PGA CHAMPIONSHIP POOL – RESULTS

  • 1st Place – Mike Moore – wins $370
  • 2nd Place – Louise Fileccia – wins $222
  • 3rd Place – Sam Werbowski – wins $148

Watch for our next tournament pool – The US Open Pool – the week of June 12th!

BURGER WEEK AT THE BEND

Enjoy one of the following mouthwatering homemade burgers and your choice of Side (French fries, sweet potato fries, onion rings, Caesar salad or tossed salad) for only $18.

The Gland Slam
Beef patty, onion rings, egg, bacon, HP sauce, lettuce and tomato

The Gabagool
Beef patty, roasted red pepper, crispy prosciutto, provolone, arugula
and malt vinegar aioli

The Ace
beef patty, allumette potato, braised red cabbage, pickles, homemade mustard
and bacon jam

Available starting at 11:00am daily

LOBSTER BASH – SOLD OUT

Our annual ‘Lobster Bash’ being held on Friday, June 9th is now completely SOLD OUT! 600 fresh lobsters will be flown in from the east coast for the enjoyment of our members and their guests. Over 250 people are signed up. Thank you to all for the overwhelming response to this special event!

MEN’S NIGHT AT BREEZY BEND – 05.31.23

Tomorrow is week #3 of Men’s Night at Breezy Bend! Over $1,500 in prizes will be up for grabs. The top 5 low net in 3 equal HDCP groups will receive valuable gift certificates to the Golf Shop, as will all those recording a natural deuce. Four closest to the pin prizes will also be presented to those with the best shot on the four par 3’s. In addition, the Hole-in-One Pot continues to grow and is currently valued at over $1,000!

A special thank you to week #3 sponsor, Callaway Golf, who will be raffling off some valuable door prizes, and to Labatt Breweries of Canada who will be sampling product prior to tee off (2:30pm to 4:30pm)! After golf, enjoy Chef’s theme buffet dinner in McMahon Hall.

If you are looking for a group to play regularly with on Wednesday nights, please contact Head Golf Professional, Kris Ehnes at your convenience.

See you on the links soon!

Cory Johnson
General Manager
PGA of Canada Executive Professional
Breezy Bend Country Club

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