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Honey Pot Winners
May 17, 2017


Closest to the Line - Neil Rand


K. P. ‘S


Barrie Brown



Bill Miller



Eric Jacobsen



Bill Crockett



Brian Houston


LOW NET 0-18


David Kester 80 – 13 = 67



Danny Peck 82 – 13 = 69 (cb)


LOW NET 19–24


Scott Morgan 89 – 21 = 68



Butch Simpson 88 – 19 = 69




Bill Cation 95 – 26 = 69



Frank Carter 101 – 31 = 70




Mark Elworthy 22



John A H Wilson 21




Doug Blackman 21



Ron London 20




Grant Hughes 21



Barrie Brown 19


Away and Inter Club Games 2017

Away Games

APRIL 10 10:00AMKingslinks
MAY 8 10:02AMPagoda Ridge
JUNE 5-6  Whistler
JULY 17 10:00AMNorthview Ridge
AUG. 14 11:30AMRiverway
SEPT. 11 10:30AMPeace Portal
OCT. 2  Open
Contact Mel

Interclub Matches

MAY 26UGC @ Burnaby Mountain
JUNE 9Squamish @ UGC
JUNE 19Burnaby Mountain @ UGC
JUNE 26UGC @ Squamish
JULY 10Langara WP @ UGC
JULY 31UGC @ Langara WP
Contact John Podmore
This weeks event is the HARRIS TROPHY Round 1
A two-ball Better Ball Stroke play event played over 2 weeks

Players who marked down a partner on the signup sheet have been paired. Others have been randomly paired up. Partners are colour coded on the Draw sheet. Please make sure to write Harris on the blue cards along with both partners names. One card per team is turned in. (see Fixture book for rules)

For those of you who haven’t yet played your first match in the Thunderbird please try and arrange a match with your opponent.
WHITTLE TROPHY (36 hole Total Net Score)
Winner: Frank Carter 135
Second Place: Danny Peck 136
Third Place: Glen Farrell 141

Congratulations, gentlemen.

Simplified tips from the Rules Committee.

  1. This site has a great introductory film by Padraig Harrington and a PDF file with great explanatory diagrams.
  2. There is a rules APP on the Apple and Android App sites for easy use anywhere at any time.

Carter, F 65
Peck, D 67
Drake-Johnson, C 69
Farrell, G 69
Burnham, B 70
Corrall, B 70
Lugsdin, J 70
Borland, I 70

Attention: Scores from all games played on the University Course since April 15 should be entered in the handicap system.
NOTE: Due to inclement weather the first round of the Whittle Tournament has been rescheduled to May 10. We have also set up first round matches for the Thunderbird Tournament if both players signed up for the May 10th Draw. Let’s hope for good weather and good matches. Remember if you are playing a Thunderbird Match you may concede putts to your opponent but he must still putt out for the Whittle Event.
Thunderbird Draw

The Draw for the Thunderbird Individual Match Play Event shown below. Starting next week we will start scheduling matches if both players have signed up for the weekly event.

CLICK HERE for the thunderbird draw.
Leonidas / Gourlay Results

This was a very weather challenged event with a number of defaulted matches. Please in future if you are signing up for a partnership event make every effort to attend the matches as it is extremely unfair to your partner if you simply don’t show up.

Winners Leonidas Trophy
Neil Rand
Gary Giroux

Leonidas Runners-up
Doug Blackman
Tony Bates

Winners Consolation Round
Errol McKinstry
Vic Kusaka

Winners Gourlay Trophy
Barrie Burnham
Dave Stephens

Gourlay Runners-up
Brent Morgan
Roy Smith

Winners Consolation Round
Craig Drake-Johnson
Ron London

Local Rule if the ball or ball marker is accidentally moved on the putting green.

When a player’s ball lies on the putting green, there is no penalty if the ball or ball-marker is accidentally moved by the player, his partner, his opponent, or any of their caddies or equipment.

The ball or ball-marker accidentally moved must be replaced to the original position.

This Local Rule applies only when the player’s ball or ball-marker lies on the putting green and any movement is accidental.

Examples of accidentally moving the ball or marker and replacing without penalty.
  • Preparing to make a stroke at address and accidentally moving the ball.
  • Dropping the ball and it accidentally moves the ball marker.
  • Dropping the marker and it accidentally moves the ball.
  • If you, your caddie or your partner accidentally kick the ball.
Note 1: If it is determined that a player’s ball on the putting green was moved as a result of wind, water or some other natural cause such as the effects of gravity, the ball must be played as it lies from its new location. A ball-marker moved in such circumstances is replaced. No penalty.

Note 2: If the player purposefully causes the ball to move, example picks up the ball before marking, the ball must be replaced with a one stroke penalty. See RCGA rule 18-i,ii.

Due to inclement weather the Honey Pot for March 29 was cancelled. While a number of brave troopers played 9 soggy holes no one completed 18. Also due to the inclement weather the sign up for the THUNDERBIRD TROPHY has been extended to April 5. If you would like to play in this singles match play event but can’t get in to sign up please email me and I will include you in the draw.

Gary Giroux V. Capt.


Due to the inclement weather and our impeding aeration, please be advised that we have delayed the Active season which is the start of posting scores for handicap purposes until April 15th.
The Annual Spring Luncheon and General Meeting will be held on Wednesday April 19, 2017 following a shotgun start day of golf. The lunch will take place after play starting at approximately 1:00PM.

The Luncheon sign-up sheet will be posted on the bulletin board by April 5, 2017. If you're not able to attend the Club and sign up in person please contact Ian Borland to let him know you will be attending.

All Honourary members (free), Social and Regular members ($10) and Waitlist members ($20) are encouraged to attend the meeting to get to know fellow golfers. Please keep in mind only Regular Play members are permitted to vote on matters dealt with at the meeting.

Rovers Shamble Results

1st Place 127
Eric Jacobsen, Chris Clarke, Grant Hughes & Ian Borland

2nd Place 128
Dennis Joe, Brian Cook, Doug Blackman & Jack Burak

3rd Place 129
Gary Giroux, Michael Davies, Fred Rourke & Brock Sands
Thunderbird The Thunderbird Sign-up Sheet will be posted on the Bulletin Board on Wednesday March 1st.