Spring is just around the corner! We are already looking ahead to another fun season of golf and social activities at Breezy Bend Country Club!
We are very excited to announce that we are currently in the process of installing a new, state-of-the-art golf management software program at Breezy Bend called GGGolf. GGGolf is the most in depth, complete software package in the golf industry today, especially as it pertains to golf operations, member management and services, reservation ballots, tee time and tournament management, as well as golf handicap management. More than 180 clubs across Canada are presently using GGGolf software, with the majority of those being private clubs. Some of the clubs currently using GGGolf include Royal Ottawa Golf Club, Calgary Golf and Country Club, Rosedale Golf Club, The Summit Golf Club, Oakdale Golf Club, Beaconsfield Golf Club, Royal Montreal Golf Club, Canyon Meadows Golf and Country Club, and Le Mirage Golf Club.
The new system allows for fast, easy to use online bookings via your smartphone or tablet, sends email confirmations of tee times, tracks pace of play, allows for online ballots, tracks no shows and cancellations, permits online golf and social event registrations, integrates with Golf Canada’s Score Center (provides our members with certified handicap factors) and so much more.
More information, along with step by step instructions on how to use the new system, will be sent to all members well in advance of opening day. It is also our intention to provide a series of information sessions to those members wishing to receive personalized instruction on the use of GGGolf. Once again, the new system will be very easy to use and is replacing an old, antiquated program that is not mobile device friendly and no longer meets our needs as an active private golf club.
The Club’s investment in some of the best hardware and software on the market further solidifies our mission that Breezy Bend wishes to be recognized and respected as an industry leader in the products and services we provide our members and guests, through leadership, innovation and continuous improvement.
As we inch closer to Spring, golf products are beginning to arrive daily and the excitement for the golf season begins to grow! Your golf shop is now fully equipped with all of the latest and greatest in golf equipment. Our golf studio is open for club fittings, so if you are looking to gain that extra advantage this season, please call the Golf Shop at Breezy Bend to schedule your fitting with Kris or Teddy today.
It is also not too late to start working on your golf game for the upcoming season; our golf instructors, along with our first class teaching facility, are ready to help you achieve your goals this year. Come see us anytime! We look forward to seeing all of you back at the Club very soon!
The Annual General Meeting of the Shareholders of Breezy Bend Country Club will be held on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 7:30pm. A more formal notice and meeting agenda will be sent to the membership in the coming days.
Breezy Bend’s annual Easter Brunch will be held on Sunday, April 21st. Celebrate Easter with family and friends at Breezy Bend with a delicious brunch that includes an Easter egg hunt and face painting for the children. Adults: $32, Children (6 to 12): $20, and Children (5 & under): Free. For reservations please call ‘the Bend’ at (204) 895-7205.
I would like to welcome back all returning members and extend a special welcome to our newest Club members!
By now all members should have received their 2019 Membership Renewal Form along with their January statement and returned it to the Club with their preferred payment method. Members are reminded that Breezy Bend Country Club annual fees are due and payable by March 15th. Members not registering by this date may be subject to Inactive status or interest charges. Full payment, three month and six month plans are available by way of cheque, pre-authorized debit or credit card. A total of twelve potential new members are currently on the Club’s wait list. They will be informed the week of March 18th whether or not space is available to them.
Thank you for your support and co-operation in ensuring that we retain our full membership. It is our goal to continue to offer premium service, while making significant course and clubhouse upgrades, all without implementing additional fees or assessments.
All members are reminded of the monthly charge account payment option that was introduced last season….Pre-authorized Debit.
Did you know that Breezy Bend Country Club spends over $45,000 every year in credit card fees? If we could reduce these fees paid to credit card companies, this money could be used to build more tee boxes, renovate bunkers, improve drainage and irrigation, and even build a new green.
As added incentive…All members that sign up for pre-authorized debit for the first time will receive a $50 gift certificate redeemable at Breezy Bend!
These pre-authorized withdrawals permit our accounting department to automatically withdraw the amount owing on your Club account from your bank account on the due date. (Due date: the 15th day of the succeeding month in which the charges were incurred. This allows you plenty of time to review your charges in detail before payment is processed.)
This new program is convenient and saves you time and money. You will never pay charge account late fees again. No more cheques, stamps or needing to remember to pay your account.
To do your part in reducing the Club’s controllable costs, please contact our Club Accountant, Nathalie Veillette, and she would be pleased to assist you.
Warmer temperatures are on the way, so don’t miss out on a couple more weeks of great cross country skiing at Breezy Bend! The trail begins just east of the golf shop in the matrimonial garden and winds its way throughout the golf course and back (half trail – 1.7kms, full trail – 3.6kms). We ask that all skiers stay on the marked trails in order to safeguard safety as well as ensure that sensitive areas of the course (greens, tees, ponds, etc.) are avoided and left undamaged. While this is not an official member service, we are happy to facilitate any members who may want to enjoy this healthy pastime.
Saturday, May 11 Men’s Opening Golf Tournament
Wednesday, May 15 1st Official Men’s Night of 2019
Sunday, May 26 Ladies’ Opening Golf Tournament
Sunday, May 26 Junior Opening Golf Tournament
Sunday, June 23 RBC Scramble Qualifier
Sunday, July 7 Ladies’ Best Ball Golf Tournament
Sunday, July 14 Junior/Adult Golf Tournament
Saturday, July 27 Club Championship Weekend – Round 1
Sunday, July 28 Club Championship Weekend – Round 2
Sunday, August 11 BBCC Mixed Pairs Open
Sunday, August 18 Member Guest Men’s Best Ball Golf Tournament
Saturday, September 21 Men’s Closing Golf Tournament
Sunday, September 22 Ladies’ Closing Golf Tournament
Sunday, September 22 Junior Closing Golf Tournament
Sunday, September 29 Ladies Zelda Tournament
Saturday, October 5 Zeke Bindertwine Golf Classic
Sunday, April 21 Easter Brunch
Friday, May 3 Friday Fun Night
Sunday, May 12 Mother’s Day Brunch & Dinner
Saturday, May 18 Nine, Dine & Wine
Saturday, June 8 Lobster Bash
Saturday, June 22 Nine, Dine & Wine
Friday, June 28 Canada Day Celebration
Friday, July 12 Night Golf Tournament #1
Friday, July 19 British Open Scotch Tasting Dinner
Friday, August 2 Party on the Patio
Friday, August 30 Night Golf Tournament #2
Friday, September 13 Friday Fun Night
Friday, October 25 Friday Fun Night
Sunday, December 8 Brunch with Santa #1
Sunday, December 15 Brunch with Santa #2
Sunday, December 22 Brunch with Santa #3
Tuesday, December 31 New Year’s Eve at the Bend
We are just a few weeks away from the start of the 2019 golf season! My goal as the Club’s General Manager is to ensure that your year at Breezy Bend is a most enjoyable one. If there is ever anything that I can do for you, please be sure to ask.
See you soon!
Breezy Bend Country Club
Be sure to stop by Breezy Bend’s Crossroads Canteen after holes 7, 11 or 15, as it is now fully stocked for the 2018 season. We are pleased to offer a number of new food and beverage products for your enjoyment while playing a round of golf. Whether it’s fresh sandwiches, wraps, salads, baked cookies, trail mix, taco in a bag, Sargent Sundae ice cream, or our famous hot dogs, there is always lots to enjoy at the Crossroads Canteen.