It seems just like yesterday we were full of anxiety regarding how COVID19 was going to impact our 2020 golf season. It started with the Ladies Classic in June being cancelled due to the uncertainty surrounding the safety of being in groups, but lucky for us the Falcon Lake Golf Club got it together in time for the start of our official season. The club was quick to install hand sanitizers everywhere and implemented practical social distancing rules on the course that were more than easy to comply with. Admittedly it seemed awkward at first using individual carts for those who like to ride and sitting soooo far apart after the game for a bevy but never the less, in the end, it turned out to be a great year.
Some changes were great. Who didn’t like those nifty levers on the bottom of the flag-sticks to pop the ball out of the hole! And what about the weather? Can you believe it, not one game rained out. With the way the world feels these days what a welcome relief to be able to walk in the sunshine on the pristine Falcon Lake Golf Course with our best summer friends!
2020 Club Champions!
Once again the almost unbeatable Brenda Cleverly took home the trophy this year as our lowest gross golfer at 83 and on her birthday! Net score winner in Flight A was Stella Kennedy at 76 who also got a hole in one that day. Great game girls!!!
Our Flight B winner for handicaps between 19 and 30 was Janet Potter with a gross of 104. Darlene Chimilar tied with Janet with a 104 but lost the trophy to Janet on a count back. Bad luck for Darlene Chimlar but she did come out as the net winner at 82.2. Finally in Flight C for handicaps 31+ the low gross winner was Darlene Mulligan with a score of 107. Sandy Handkamer and Katherine Tait tied with their net scores of 82.9.
It’s a birdie! This beautifully framed picture (wink, wink) has the honour of hanging in Moira Farrer’s cabin for the second year in a row for achieving the most Birdies this year, SIX. Lynne Olynick came out on top for most Chip-Ins at 2 and Andrea Brown was our most improved player on the Ringer Board. Congratulations Girls!
Here’s a round of applause for our sports captain Dawna Wallace for organizing our teams and the mini-tournaments throughout the season despite the difficulties with our sign-up sheets. At times it must of been very frustrating for her as well as some of our members who had trouble signing in a few times. No worries, we have a long winter to think about how we can fix that for next year. For now the link to tee times has been disabled.
Another Great Wind-up Party!
If you weren’t there you missed Margaret Pilcher and Darlene Paterson rising to the occasion once again with an excellent lunch that included wine, an appetizer and delicious ribs with two salads for only 15 bucks. Hildy Dyck generously hosted the lunch and wind-up meeting up at her cabin which was very much appreciated by everyone. We all agreed that Hildy’s beautiful cabin provided a more intimate setting where we could socialize (meaning hear each other talk), share laughs and our memories of the 2020 golf season.
As this is likely to be the last post until next spring it would be prudent to mention that Jackie McIvor’s bench was finally placed beside the woman’s tee on the 5th hole. It’ll be a great reminder for years to come of how much she was loved by all of her team mates. Let’s plan to plant some flowers in those empty flower boxes next year. Thank you to every one who contributed to purchasing the bench, as well as thank you to Al Scott from the Falcon Lake Golf Course who coordinated the purchase and placement on our behalf.
Sad news. Past President Colleen Horbay has passed away. “Colleen was a most colourful member of our group who kept everyone laughing and entertained. Even though they had sold their cabin a few years ago, she did come to a few luncheons afterwards. It was always fun chatting with Colleen. She had lots of fun stories.” remembers Janet Potter.
A blast from the past.
Guess who’s birthday this is? Clue, she’s still a member and no, it’s not Tracy Evans posing in her cute little red dress.
Sadly it’s time to say good-bye to another fantastic season. May all of our members and their families stay healthy over the next several months. Looking forward to seeing everyone on the course next year! Good-bye.