Weekly Bulletin - Wednesday August 28, 2019
Match & Handicap
Here we are at the end of another incredible summer, I hope we all got our golf in as we experienced one of the best summers in years. It seems to have passed so quickly.
I'd be remiss if I didn't thank our fantastic Greens crew headed by Chris Hart and his assistants Reece Berry, Ian Gagner, Bradely McLeod and Chris' son Mac Hart. The lads gave us one of our best seasons in memory. Thanks for the extras you do for us, we are already looking forward to next season.
I have to thank Cat Spaulding who kept us all on the straight and narrow throughout the year and your dedicated crew of starters - Jessica Adams, Daisy Smith and Finn Wightman for starting us off so well all summer.
Senior Club Championship Results
A huge success with 48 participants, some great low scoring and even a playoff! A big thank you to Don Sutherland who entered the scores and to Sharon Leslie who helped oversee the event in my absence.
Winner of the Don Armstrong Cup for Men's Low Gross: Francois Cote
Winner of the Crystal Cup for Ladies Low Gross: Val McNicholl (following an exciting playoff tie breaker with Dianne Vanstone).
Congratulations to Dianne Burk for winning the Percy Family's Loon Trophy for Low Net.
Photos courtesy of Cindy Aikman, Trudy Adams, Laurie Lincoln & Andrew Irwin
Robbie Campbell wins the Men's A Championship and takes the Wilson – M.D. Roy Cup!
The Men's Club Championships found our winners but not without a battle.
Congratulations to all our participants and to Rick Havill who got a hole-in-one of the 6th! We look forward to seeing you defend your titles next season.
A Class: Winner Robbie Campbell
Runner Up Andrew Hungerbuhler
B Class: Winner Kevin Havill
Runner Up Chris Wynn
C Class: Winner Jim Finch
Runner Up Scott Macleod
D Class: Winner Jim Cameron
Runner Up Rob Ryan
A special thanks extended to Marilyn Wynn and Betty Brydon who, as our scorekeepers, collected and calculated all of our incoming groups scores and made my job so much easier.
Grandparents Trophy Results:
Congratulations go to Careen Latt and Duncan Campbell for coming out on top as the low man (66) and the low women (60). Now you guys have to figure out who gets to keep the beautiful trophy first.
Markham Cup Results:
Winner Jeff Best
Runner Up Ken Sawyer
Jubilee Cup Men's Best Ball
The final was decided Sunday with Alan Morton and Scott Ritchie winning against Andy Therrien and Ray Lee. Another great final with congratulations going to both teams for a great finish.
Parkes-Culross Closing Mixed Field Day Tournament, Saturday August 31
Shotgun start 10 a.m. (course closes at 08:30 a.m.). This is a low net tournament and our annual closing tournament featuring closest to the pin and long drive competitions.
Team Fall Classic Tournament Saturday September 7
Once again hosted by the Havill family. Shotgun start at 10 a.m. This is a mixed 4-player per team format. Make up your teams and sign up in the shack or by phone. The pot luck dinner has been cancelled but participants are encouraged to bring some hors d'oeuvres for after the tournament.
3-Club Tournament on September 12
Shotgun start at 3 p.m. followed by a Spaghetti Dinner in the Clubhouse. The course will close at 1:30pm. Jim Cameron is once again hosting this annual event. Good luck and have fun.
Thanks again to all our members who participated in our events. This is what makes the Dunany Country Club so special. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone next spring for our Opening Tournament.
The Match and Handicap C committee held an end of season meeting on Sunday and finalized our new updated Local Rules. Thanks to Don Sutherland, Trudy Adams, Jeff Adams, Barb Campbell, Alan Morton, Rob Havill, Tracy Wynn and Kevin Carter for inestimable help. The new rules will soon be available on our website as well being added to the back of our score cards. Please have a look and we hope this will improve your game.
This year the Global Handicap System is being updated and unified by the PGA and Royal and Ancient Golf Club. Our members will be the first to be informed of the upcoming changes.
Thanks and see you next year on the tee.
- Chrys Tindale, Club Captain
Our Championship Closing Dinner was a sold out affair…thanks to the expert organizational skills of Scott Macleod and his team of hard working juniors who helped pull it all together. Different elements of the dinner were crafted by gourmets from each of our Lakes and areas. Thank you to all!
First place winners with 47 points were the team of Mary Sutherland, Bev Lough and Carolyn Irwin. Second place team with 45 points went to Barb Therrien, Careen Latt and Val McNicholl.
Please remember to fill in a ringer score for all nine holes by Friday, August 29. The winners for A, B, C and D flights are determined by a total nine hole score, so only a completed nine can be eligible to win.
-Barb Campbell, Ladies Captain
Reminder for the Ladies Closing Meeting - Sunday, September 2nd at 10 a.m.
Trivia Night Friday August 30
Dunany Trivia Night is this Friday, August 30th. The bar will be open at 6:30 p.m. and there will be drink specials. Game is on at 7:30, so come test your knowledge with quizmasters Lorraine and David Tomalty! There will be fantastic prizes up for grabs.
"Ross E. Leslie Memorial Prizegiving" Saturday August 31
Come and celebrate the 2019 golf season at Dunany and congratulate the winners of the various tournaments through the summer.
5:00 p.m. Prize Giving
6:00 p.m. BBQ and Corn Boil
As Michael Fehr announced at our Championship Dinner Saturday, we have now reached 90% of our goal of $300,000. We are in the home stretch as we seek out the final $30,000 to make this project a reality.
This campaign is the most important moment in the history of our Club House – since our founding families first acted on their vision to construct a building at the heart of Dunany. They found a way to come together as a community to make their vision a reality – and we have benefited from that vision ever since. As with any 80-year old building, there are important structural repairs and functional improvements that are vital to meeting the needs of our members now and into the future. Michael stressed that if members don’t feel that they can make a financial contribution at this time, every type of gift in time, organizing an event, etc. counts! Community participation is really the key.
A set of Canadian hockey tickets donated by Ralph McOuat was raffled Saturday, raising $840 towards our fund and Pierrette Gloven was the luck winner. She should by a 6/49 ticket – as she won all the wine at the Curtin’s party last week!!! Way to go Pierrette!
We would like to get all pledges in by Labour Day so that we can announce our total at the Prize Giving. We will continue to fundraiser next summer, but the Board needs to be in a position to make a go/no go decision in October.
The participation and generosity of members of the Dunany community towards this critical initiative has been amazing. If you have been considering making a pledge to this important initiative, please don’t hesitate . . . do it now!!!! Please pick up a pledge form at the Starter’s Shack. Cheques can be made out to the Dunany Country Club with a reference to the “Centennial Fund”.
Will you be a part of making this happen? Every member counts. Every gift counts! Let’s do it!
Lost & Found
We have a lot of Lost and Found items and the starter shack. Please come in to see if you may have misplaced a glove, head cover, iron, etc... over the summer. Some items, if not collected, will be donated to the local shelter. Thanks!
With our sincerest thanks to our members who stayed in touch with us all summer, it has been our pleasure to keep our Newsletter running with your stories and photos. Wishing you a safe and happy winter and we look forward to doing it all over again next season!
Peter Wright, Cindy Aikman, Chrys Tindale, Andrea Minty, Trudy Adams and Barb Campbell