Thursday 20 June 2024

Photos, next tournament, sponsorship - scroll down!

 The Eleni Ponting Better Ball brought in our summer season with a little heat and humidity!

THE TEAMS:


LYNDA RENNICK & ANN HALL; BETTY BRIGHT & YVONNE SHANNON


DIANNE BEATTY & SANDY YOUNG; LEAH ANNE GOODY & GAIL RICHARDS



LEANNE STEVENSON & RACHEL JACKSON; DONNA TODD & HEATHER OGDEN


BARB PEMBERTON & JOAN HAYWARD


BRIDGET SMITH & DAWN McMASTER


SANDI MacDONALD & DALE HODGE; ANNE PARKS & ARIANE MACDONALD


MONEEN SMITH & JOANNE O'SULLIVAN; PATTY McDONALD & PATTI HUNT


CATHY MORIN & CYNTHIA COURCHENE; TRACEY BODASHEFSKY & LINDA MacDONALD


VAL FOSTER & DIANE ARSENAULT; JEANNE BEAITH & SHARON BRUBACHER

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From convenor Yvonne:

BULGER TWO-BALL TOURNAMENT - TUES. JULY 9TH

Lynn will be sending out a sign up as usual

$5.00 to be chitted

 

We will be playing from the red/green tees!

This is a reminder that the cut off date to sign up is July 5th.

 

A copy of the rules will be attached to your scorecard.


Don't forget to get a partner and it can't be someone you have

already partnered with in the Eleni or match play!


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Breaking news from DWS:

 

Attention DWS Members

 

League Sponsor Sue Morrow from Royal LePage ProAllianceRealty would like to announce our first draw on Tuesday June 25th.

Everyone’s name will be entered for the draw for $25 Dalewood Dollars Gift Certificate.

The draw will be made after golf on the 25th and the winner announced on the Blog. Draws will continue once a month throughout the golf season.

 

Good Luck!

 

DWS Committee

 

Friday 14 June 2024

Provisional Balls and Red Stakes

A message from Sandi MacDonald:


Match Play and tournament play has begun! Thanks everyone for setting up your games.

A little rules review:

Provisional or No Provisional: That is the question!

The answer from GO (Golf Ontario): 


PROVISIONAL: If you think your ball is lost OUTSIDE a penalty area (for example, into trees or long grass, not in a hazard) or your ball MIGHT be Out of Bounds, please play a provisional. If you cannot find your original ball, your provisional becomes the ball in play. If you do find your original ball, that is the ball that must be played. If you have not hit a provisional and can't find your ball, you must go back to the original place and play again. For pace of play, no one wants to make that walk backwards.

NO PROVISIONAL: If you think your ball is in a penalty area (formerly known as a hazard) …pond, creek, creek bed rough, or any area marked with red stakes, you may NOT play a provisional. 
If you think it may be found/playable, you must verify BEFORE hitting another ball. You may not hit a "provisional" ball and then look for your first one. 

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Red vs Yellow Stakes: You may have noticed that all our penalty area stakes are now red. You still have the same options when playing from red stakes that you did from yellow. With a penalty of one stroke you may:

1. Play from the same place again.

2. Keep the point of entry into the penalty area between you and the flag and drop, as far back as you want on that line. 

3. Drop within 2 club lengths from where it went in, not nearer the hole.

And, you can always try to play from a penalty area. The rules changed a few years ago to allow us to move "dead stuff" away from the ball and to ground our club.


Sunday 9 June 2024

A message about match play

From Sandi MacDonald:


As match season is now with us, here are a few reminders:

Review the bulletin board for the list of rules and hints for both singles and doubles match play…also on Golf Canada web site.

Mainly, let’s kept the game moving! Keep up with the group ahead.

In a nutshell…

~Singles: if you are having an “off” hole, with no chance of winning it, ease the pain, give it to your opponent and move on to the next hole.
~Doubles: if you are out of the hole, and your partner is playing well, stop the bleeding, pick up your ball. Let your partner finish the hole.

If your partner has putted in, and your putt means nothing, pick up your ball. 

You may verify stokes taken at any point in the match. Verifying the status of the game after each hole is a good idea…as well as after the first 9. 

Honours matter in match play. Hitting in correct order counts — it's not a “ready golf” game. Putting in correct order is to be followed in singles. In doubles, the player who is away may ask her partner who is closer to the hole to putt first. If she makes it and that's the best score your team can make, pick up, and give yourself a reasonable score.  Giving yourself a Nick Taylor, 72 foot one putt is not reasonable!

The giving of short putts is allowed and encouraged. Otherwise you force your opponent to mark a 6 inch putt, because she can't putt out of order. If an opponent gives you the putt, please pick it up. 

Any ringers, birdies, chip-ins made during a match may be counted, in addition to your weekly games. 

Scores ARE expected to be entered for handicap purposes. 

The Match Play box is in the locker room on the ledge; a completed and signed scorecard should be placed there after the match.

Winners are NOT obligated to buy the post round beverages.

Any questions, please ask.

Sandi MacDonald - 
HDCP/Match Play Convenor

Monday 3 June 2024

New wines and matches posted

First, a message about our new wines from Bridget, our house and social convenor:


Here are a few tasting notes and a menu from Jen.

Sauvignon Blanc

Exudes scents of summertime - breezy cut grass and lime with vivid flavours of white peach and yellow plum, crisp green apple and lime. Arresting and pure, with a grapefruit finish that adds sophistication and grip.

Blacksheep Riesling

Bursting with granny Smith apples, stony minerality, lime and a touch of peach. The palate has lovely with lemon-lime notes and that tension-packed yin-yang of sweet-tart on the fresh and lively finish.

Cabernet Franc

This savoury wine with cherry – tobacco aromas, juicy blackberry – raspberry flavours and black pepper accents has enough tannin to keep the sensory banquet lingering. A great match with BBQ, olive – rich Mediterranean foods, or savoury herb – seasoned dishes.

Merlot

There is an intriguing, perfumed note on the nose with dark cherries, black raspberries, cassis, integrated spices, and subtle earthy accents. It's rich with some tannic structure and weight on the palate followed by juicy red berries, anise, cassis, and elegant spice notes through a long, lifted finish. 

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Second, a message about Match Play from Sandi MacDonald, our Match Play and Handicap Convenor:


Match Play is ready to go, both on the bulletin board and on the blog. For a sneak peak, the matches are on the tabs above the post. 

Please review the rules (and hints) posted concerning the respective Match Play Games. Please do your very best to adhere to the timelines - that first date will arrive quickly! 

Matches will be played from the Red Tees and doubles must use 90% of handicap.

All participants are responsible for contacting each other to set up a match time. If you win the match, make an effort asap to contact the next opponent(s).

If you would like me to make up your card, please ask. Any cards I create will be left in the Pro Shop.

After the match, put in the signed card in the box on the shelf under the bulletin board in the locker room (with first and last names please). Remember to enter your scores into Golf Canada Scoring. If unsure how, please contact me.

Matches played following protocols, should not take longer than a regular round. No one wants to be responsible for backing up the course. 

The numbered flags we have used in the past for the Putting Matches are no longer with us! Set up the course as usual and memory will have to suffice. If not, let me know!

Wednesday 29 May 2024

From the convenor Cathy Morin:


ELENI PONTING BETTER BALL

 

TUESDAY, JUNE 18th

 

THE ENTRY FEE IS $5 AND WILL BE CHARGED TO YOUR ACCOUNT.

 

SIGN UP WILL BE THROUGH GOOGLE DOCS.

 

SIGN UP WITH A PARTNER OR AS A SINGLE AND WE WILL PAIR YOU WITH SOMEONE.

 

A REMINDER THAT A DIFFERENT PARTNER IS REQUIRED FOR EACH COMPETITION.




If you're curious, the rules are posted in the tab above, under Games and Events.


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A picture of Leanne's team on #12 - yes, we like benches!





Monday 27 May 2024

OPENING FIELD DAY

BEAUTIFUL WEATHER, A LITTLE WINE-TASTING, A DELICIOUS MEAL AND AS USUAL, WONDERFUL CAMARADERIE MADE FOR A TERRIFIC OPENING FIELD DAY. THANKS TO SANDY AND HER COMMITTEE FOR PUTTING ON A GREAT DAY!!


THE TEAMS:

LAURA McCRACKEN EBBRELL, SANDY YOUNG, JOAN HAYWARD, BARB PEMBERTON


LYNN ATTLEY, CLAUDIA vanderMEULEN, DIANE ARSENAULT, BRIDGET SMITH


 
CATHY MORIN, LINDA MacDONALD, BETTY BRIGHT, LEANNE STEVENSON



DIANNE BEATTY, TRACEY BODASHEFSKY, SUSAN ROSS-FOSTER, ENE MILNER



JOANNE O'SULLIVAN, LORI SHEFFIELD, RACHEL, JACKSON, GAIL RICHARDS



JEANNE BEAITH, MONEEN SMITH, DAWN McMASTER, HEATHER OGDEN



VALERIE FOSTER, ARIANE MACDONALD, ANN HALL, DALE HODGE



ANNE PARKS, SUE MORROW, CAROL MacGREGOR, DONNA TODD



JANET HULL, YVONNE SHANNON, SANDI MacDONALD, PATTY McDONALD


A MATCHED PAIR!!



THE WINNERS:

FIRST


TIED SECOND
MISSING CLAUDIA

TIED SECOND


THE RESULTS:



PUTTING:
1ST - 70 POINTS - MISSING HEATHER OGDEN

                                                                       2ND - 40 POINTS

Wednesday 22 May 2024

What's wrong with these pictures?



Leaving rakes like this is a pet peeve of mine. Our group actually encountered three like this on Tuesday (#'s 4, 12, 15) and one of us hit the one on #4 and it deflected the shot. I am going to assume that none of our women is so careless as to place a rake in direct line with someone approaching a green. Even if you're not in the bunker and you see a rake like this, move it behind the bunker for the next group. 

Speaking of bunker etiquette, we all know to leave a bunker in better shape than when we found it, but also remember to enter and leave a bunker from the lowest point, even if it means a few extra steps. 

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Thanks to Joan for the photo of this happy family making their way across #14 to the pond on #13.


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Hope you all remembered to sign up for Opening Field Day.
See you Sunday!


Wednesday 15 May 2024

The Men's and Women's Opening last Saturday was lots of fun, with over half of our section participating. There is talk of it becoming annual event. Let's hope so!!


Sandi captured a great shot of our resident Rocky/Rockette Racoon on #7.



Also don't forget to sign up for Doubles and Singles Match Play and the Putting Contest, by May 26. Don't forget to sign up on the Google Doc for our Opening Field Day on Sunday, May 26.


Monday 6 May 2024

 CELEBRATING SPRING WITH THE OPENING BRUNCH AND  MEETING OF OUR WOMEN'S SECTION!!

PRESIDENT SUE MORROW



GAMES CAPTAIN SANDY YOUNG, HANDICAP AND 

MATCH PLAY CONVENOR SANDI MacDONALD



SECRETARY - TREASURER CATHY MORIN, SOCIAL CONVENOR BRIDGET SMITH

ABSENT: VICE-PRESIDENT LAURA McCRACKEN EBBRELL







THANK YOU TO REALTOR SUE FOR THE DRAW PRIZES!!

Friday 23 February 2024

A vacation post from Susan Ross-Foster:

My cousin Therese and I ran into a water ⚠️