BREEZY BEND NEWSFLASH – 05.28.19
Our annual all you can eat ‘Lobster Bash’ being held on Saturday, June 8th is now completely SOLD OUT! 750 fresh lobsters will be flown in from the east coast for the enjoyment of our members and their guests. Over 300 people are signed up. Thank you to all for the overwhelming response to this special event!
1st Place – Ed Kaczir – $3,074,700 – wins $290
2nd Place – John Hiscock – $2,833,172 – wins $174
3rd Place – Don Sutherland – $2,622,640 – wins $116
Watch for US Open Pool forms the week of June 3rd!
I have been a proud member of Breezy Bend Country Club for over 38 years. I have never seen the course in such nice condition, this early in the season. As members, there are a number of things that we can do to help further improve course conditions. First, please ensure that you are replacing or repairing your divots. Next, be sure to fix your ball marks on the greens and any others that you may come across. And finally, please leave the bunkers in the condition that you found them. The course provides bunker rakes, so please use them effectively. Until next time, happy golfing!
While the Board of Governors has given its approval for up to 5 persons playing together in one group, it has done so with certain reservations concerning fivesomes. Fivesomes are not permitted on Fridays. The Board would prefer that members, whenever possible, play in groups of 4. However, when necessary, fivesomes will be allowed only with the permission of the Golf Professional and Starter on duty. The onus is now on the fivesome to keep up the pace of play and not lag behind the group in front of them. They must also be aware that if they are the lead group and the group behind them is waiting, then they must give that group the opportunity to play through.
If a complaint of slow play is registered with the Pro Shop or Starter concerning the fivesome and subsequent enquiries confirm the complaint, then the members of that group will be denied the opportunity of playing in groups of five in the future.
The driving range and short game practice area will be closed from 5pm to 8pm today, Tuesday, May 28th and next Tuesday, June 4th to accommodate Breezy Bend’s Ladies Get Into Golf Clinics. Sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause.
A reminder that the deadline to apply for this year’s Sandy Paterson Scholarship is Saturday, June 15th. Don’t miss your chance to apply! The Scholarship Committee will present up to two $500 cash awards this year to deserving grade twelve students who will be continuing their education at an accredited post-secondary University or College. For more information on the Sandy Paterson Scholarship, please contact Cory at (204) 895-7205.
The 2019 Golf Manitoba championship schedule begins this week with the Men’s, Senior and Women’s Match Play Championship taking place at Minnewasta G & CC and Breezy Bend CC.
Best of luck to the nine Breezy Bend members (Garth Collings, Gord Hudson, Grant Greer, Justin McDonald, Greg Corbett, Jesse Skelton, Braxton Kuntz, Izac Silagy and Charmaine MacKid) participating in this event over the next couple of weeks!
Sign-up sheets are filling up fast for a series of weekly ladies group clinics (4) beginning on June 2nd. These clinics will be held on Sunday mornings from 10:00am to 11:00am and are designed to be fun and interactive. The goal is to provide students with the correct information on a number of topics to ensure better understanding and performance on the golf course. Only $25 per clinic. Sign up for one, two, or all four! Register with Teddy in the golf shop.
The Ladies Opening Golf Tournament was held this past weekend with 66 ladies participating. Below are the results:
Closest to Pin Winners
#5 – Susan Zeke
#7 – Cathy Hanson
#13 – Colleen Kleysen
Closest to Line Winner
#11 – Sonja Hansen
Kris Gibson won the pro shop raffle of Ecco shoes and a golf bag.
The 50/50 winner was Carla Irvine
Ticket sales were brisk on the 15 silent auction packages, and 4 door prize bags were drawn from all dinner attendees.
4 plants were given out to those gals sitting in a chair that had a post-it under it!
As always, we had a lot of prizes donated from the very generous ladies that belong to Breezy!
Thank you to all those in attendance!
In other news: The first round of Pro Lady Qualifying will take place June 26th to July 2nd. The Ada MacKenzie medal will take place May 29th to June 2nd. Simply advise the Pro shop you are competing and bring in your attested scorecard when your round is finished.
The Ringer Book and the Birdie Book are located in the ladies locker room. These are binders in which you enter all your good scores per hole. At the end of the year there usually are prizes for the people that have the most birdies, or a great score entered in the Ringer Book, both Net and Gross. The Ringer Book along with the Birdie Book is located in the Ladies’ locker room.
There also is an envelope on the front bulletin board for achievements.
The pro shop has always offered fittings, lessons and advice on how to better one’s game. Let me tell you that both Kris and Teddy are both so very knowledgeable with the clubs, and your swings. It is really worth it to go in and talk to them. They have acquired a Foresight GC Quad Launch monitor. It is truly amazing, and can even help you in your putter selection. Golf Technology has come a long way, and the guys are there to help us, enjoy playing this amazing game.
Our Wednesday Ladies Day is off to good start! With improved weather in the forecast, we are hoping that even more ladies will be able to come out for a great day of golf and camaraderie. Sign-up sheets for Wednesday mornings are posted in the locker room.
Monday, May 27th was the first Maintenance Monday of the season and our turf care team was able to accomplish a number of tasks successfully. All 18 greens received a solid tine aeration, followed by a light topdressing of sand. The greens were then brushed, cut and rolled. The majority of the tees were also fertilized and mowed all ahead of the members. Without golfer traffic, these important cultural practices can be done in a much more timely fashion. Thank you to BBCC’s Superintendent, Craig Macleod and his team for all their hard work yesterday.
Tomorrow is week #3 of Men’s Night at Breezy Bend (4pm Shotgun Start)! Over $1,400 in prizes will be up for grabs. The top 3 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 is now over $950! A special thank you to week #3 sponsor, Callaway Golf, who will be raffling off some valuable door prizes! After golf, enjoy Chef’s Chinese themed buffet dinner (buffet mandatory for Shotgun Start Men’s Nights) . If you are looking for a group to play regularly with on Wednesday nights, please contact Head Golf Professional, Kris Ehnes at your convenience.
Members are permitted to bring guests to play Breezy Bend Country Club. Guest green fees are $66 +GST on weekdays and $72 +GST on weekends. As a special promotion, guest green fees are only $52 +GST after 3:00pm on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.
In addition, members may purchase a discounted ten game book of guest passes for only $600 +GST. Spousal and/or family member golf packages consisting of twenty, 9-hole rounds are also available for purchase at the office for $600 +GST.
Things to remember when bringing guests:
No guest shall golf more than six times during one golf season.
Adherence to the Club’s dress code. We wish to avoid any potentially embarrassing situations.
Please be mindful of your pace of play. A round of golf at Breezy Bend should take no more than 4 hours.
Not more than one guest per member may be introduced at one time on weekends before 1:00PM or Wednesdays between 2:30PM and 4:30PM.
Join us for Breezy Bend’s Happy Hour….
Mondays & Thursdays from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Saturdays & Sundays from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
$1 off Coors Lite and Coors Banquet Pints….$1 off Featured Cocktails….and enjoy 50% off Nachos, Wings and Homemade Hummus!
Great weather is in the forecast. Get your tee time ballots in and have fun!
Be sure to stop by Breezy Bend’s Crossroads Canteen after holes 7, 11 or 15, as it is now fully stocked for the 2019 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.