Just under 30 tickets remain unsold for our Annual Year End Fundraising Raffle that features your chance to win a 2020 Non-Restricted Membership (approximate value – $3,200). Only 100 tickets are being sold at a price of $50 per ticket. This contest is open to all Breezy Bend members and guests. To purchase tickets please contact Cory @ (204) 895-7205 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your support of this Club fundraiser!
The Club’s fiscal year end is October 31, 2019. All member charge accounts must be brought up to date ($0 balance) before the end of October. Please call Club Accountant, Nathalie Veillette @ (204) 895-7205 to clear your Club account in the coming days. Thank you for attending to this matter.
Winter Golf League (please find promotional material attached to this email)
A fantastic way to pass the time in the off-season, the Breezy Bend Winter Golf League offers a great social experience, as well as the opportunity to keep your game at its best by providing a realistic golf experience at some of the world’s finest golf courses (50 new courses have been added this year, including Pebble Beach)! Make sure to get your team of two in quickly as this league has grown immensely in popularity; please contact Kris at (204)895-7206 with any further questions. The sign-up sheet is now posted in the golf shop, just above the HDCP computer.
In addition to the winter golf league, we offer a golf school to ensure that your golf game stays sharp throughout the off-season. We have a number of different options that should satisfy the needs of any golfers. Rates and packages are attached. Please call the Golf Shop for any additional information.
The 2019 Men’s Closing Tournament was played on Saturday, September 28th with 84 golfers participating. The fun Shamble format was enjoyed by the majority of players, especially those finishing in the prizes! Congratulations to the winners!
1st Place – Eric Johnson, Craig Taylor, Joe Russo & Rob Felicioni
2nd Place – Mike O’Kane, Kinew Beaulieu, Ole Hansen & Harvey Goehring
3rd Place – Brian Benson, Ryan Hnatowich, Ben Phillips & George Kellestine
We were once again treated to a fine buffet dinner after golf and the late night poker tournament was a hit for those who participated. Once again, the ‘Pick 3’ pot went unclaimed and is now worth over $900 and will be carried over to the 2020 Men’s Opening Tournament.
The 36th annual Zeke Bindertwine Alternate Shot Golf Classic originally scheduled for tomorrow, October 12th has been postponed until Saturday, April 25th.
Mother nature was not on our side with holding the Ladies Closing Event this year! After being rained out, or the course being closed over the last 3 weekends, it was decided to cancel the closing tournament and dinner completely for this year! The 2019 seasonal winners will be acknowledged at the Ladies Spring Meeting, and gifts and pins will be handed out at that time! Pro Shop credits will be applied to the winners accounts this season.
Thanks to everyone who generously donated items for the silent auction table for the Ladies Closing. The items collected will be kept until our season opening tournament in May 2020! It is a great way to meet new ladies, and catch-up with friends, so we hope to have a lot of ladies sign-up.
Items dropped off for the Winnipeg Pet Rescue were delivered to the shelter on the weekend! As usual, the generosity of everyone was amazing, and the staff at the shelter were very appreciative and in awe of the amount we dropped off! Thanks Cathy Greer and Liz Findley for your help in delivering everything to the shelter!
With over 200 female golfers in all categories, this has been one of the biggest female memberships to date. For the Wednesday ladies day, we had a league high of 44 ladies and a low of 32 with the weather once again being the biggest influence on attendance. Weekend Business ladies saw 12 women and the early morning weekend ladies had an average of 20 women sign up.
Below please find a recap of the year’s events:
Ada MacKenzie –This year’s winner of a $20 Pro Shop credit is Connie Gray!
Birdie Book (monthly draws)– thanks to Lisa Buchel and a Breezy Bend supplier for their support in the supplying items for the monthly draws! The recipients below will receive their prize at the 2020 Spring meeting!
May – Shelley Muir (who was awarded her prize on a Ladies day in June)
June – Ruth MacEachern
July – Jackie Wiebe
August – Carolyn Corner
September – Donna Siemens
Most Birdies by Handicap group (each receiving a $20 Pro Shop credit)
0-19 Shelley Muir (39 birdies or better)
20-28 Jackie Wiebe (13 birdies or better)
29 +Gwen Spencer (4 birdies or better)
Monthly Medal – Each person will receive a Pro Shop credit of $20
May – Sandy Sager
June – Donna Siemens
July – Kate Loewen
August – not known (scorecards were misplaced)
September – not known (scorecards misplaced)
Overall winner– Kate Loewen
Ringer Board – Each gal will receive a $20 Pro Shop credit. Their scores are noted after their name.
Gross Winners (by handicap group)
0-19 – Carolyn Corner (59)
20-28- Jackie Wiebe (65)
29+ – Kate Loewen (74)
Net Winners (by handicap group)
0-19 – Kim Arnal – (45)
20-28 – Sheila Perry (44)
29+ – Kate Loewen (44)
Best Ten Net Games – Each gal will receive a $20 Pro Shop credit.
Overall winner with an average net score of 70 is Kate Loewen.
0-19 Lynn Smith – 70.9
20-28 Jackie Wiebe – 70.7
29+ – Kate Loewen – 70
Milestones – Commemorative pins to acknowledge your achievement and a small gift will be handed out at the Ladies Spring Meeting.
Hole in One – Tracy Thorsteinson (Golf Manitoba will be sending out a certificate as well).
Broke 90 – Pat Sieben
Broke 90 – Liz Findley
Broke 100 – Janice Epp
Broke 100 – Tracy Takvam
Most Improved Golfer – this year Debbie Leiter was the most improved gal. She dropped her handicap by 7.3 strokes to 24.8 from 32.1 and will receive a $20 Pro Sop credit.
Ladies Nassau – this year our team was captained by Shelley Muir who did an amazing job. Our Breezy Bend ladies finished 5th overall in the A Division and consisted of Shelley Muir, Roz Moore, Ruth MacEachern, Charmaine Mackid, Jennifer Finch, Cathy Greer, Colleen Kleysen, Jackie Wiebe and Val Chatain-White.
Pro Lady – was held in Portage La Prairie on July 15th and the team of Shelley Muir, Lynn Smith, Deb Smith and Kris Ehnes came in 4th overall.
InterClub A – was held at Carman Golf and Curling club Aug 26th. The team of Charmaine MacKid, Jennifer Finch, Lynn Smith and Shelley Muir came in 1st overall. Interclub B was not able to field a team this year.
Breezy Bend Ladies Best Ball – was held Sunday July 7th. We had 132 women attend our Premiere Ladies event raising $9,000 for our club. Low Gross winners Ronda Orr and Faye Zachedniak and the Low Net winners Heather Penno and Lisa Twist. A very special thanks to the organizing committee for once again making this truly a special day for all the ladies.
Congratulations and thanks to all the gals who supported the Ladies events throughout the year! Let’s hope Mother Nature is kinder to us next season! Have a safe and healthy fall and winter, and see you in the spring!
Congratulations to Breezy Bend Head Golf Professional, Kris Ehnes who won two major awards at this week’s Manitoba Professional Golfers Association Annual Awards Banquet. Kris was named both the 2019 Manitoba PGA Retailer of the Year and the 2019 Manitoba PGA Club Professional of the year! Special mention also goes out to our Associate Professional, Teddy Markham who was nominated for both the Junior Leader of the Year Award and the Class ‘A’ Member of the Year Award! Well done, gentlemen!
A special thank you to Breezy Bend’s 2019 Hole Sponsors/Advertisers! Be sure to support the businesses listed below. As a fellow Breezy Bend member, you will be glad you did!
Advertising space on our hole signs becomes available from time to time. Please check with General Manager, Cory Johnson at (204) 889-GOLF, if you may be interested in promoting your business.
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.