April 3, 2019
Dear Members and Friends of the Sturgeon Point Golf Course,
Last year we announced that the Sturgeon Point Golf Club will need to undertake some major work on the Golf Course, and with that, also undertake a major Fundraising Campaign.
In the past we have experienced trouble keeping the course green under long stretches of high temperatures with little rain. Last year this was more pronounced than ever before and you let us know this won’t work. Our manual system no longer operates efficiently and without great cost to repair. One of our prime advantages over other courses, the conditions of our greens and fairways, was damaged.
The Board of Directors of the Club spent the winter working with an expert consultant to design an appropriate irrigation system for the course. The system has been designed to be easy and inexpensive to operate, to help lower our operating costs, use 30% less water and maintain our course at a consistent high level.
The cost of the system, its related improvements, and a maintenance fund has been estimated to be $400,000.
We are fortunate to have a donor who has offered to match donations to this campaign up to $200,000. We have also identified a charitable partner, The National Sports Trust Fund–Ontario, which will accept the donations and issue tax receipts on our behalf.
Donations will be accepted online or by mail through the National Sports Trust Fund at: sport4ontario.ca/isf.
We hope to raise the $200,000 necessary by Thanksgiving so that the project can begin in the fall and be ready for the 2020 golf season. We have attached a sketch of the layout.
We ask you to start donating today. This is an historic and beautiful Golf Club that is important to Sturgeon Point, it’s members and the area. We need to give it this upgrade in order to ensure its place in our future.
The Board of Directors,
Sturgeon Point Golf Club
Opening Day for 2018 is dependant on course conditions and local weather. We will set an official date as soon as the snow dissipates and can determine the earliest possible day to open.
October 31st will be the last day to golf for 2017. The course, clubhouse and pro shop will be closed from November 1st until Spring 2018.
We had a great day for our SPGC 2017 Club Championship August 23rd to 26th . Congratulation to all the participants!
Here are the results...
Men's 18-Hole Division Gross
1st - Brad Armstrong
2nd - Paul Serveau
3rd - Don Edmonds
Men's 18-Hole Division Net
1st - Bob Burns
2nd - Dan Hunter
3rd - Greg McPhee
Senior Men's 18-Hole Division Gross
1st - Kim Colliss
2nd - Gary Kitchen
3rd - Don Drewell
Senior Men's 18-Hole Division Net
1st - Barry Scruton
2nd - Paul Weightman
3rd - Rick Davis
Women's 18-Hole Division Gross
1st - Christie Broad
Women's 18-Hole Division Net
1st - Calista Hunter
Senior Women's 18-Hole Division Gross
1st - Karen Colliss
Senior Women's 18-Hole Division Net
1st - Heather LeCraw
Senior Men's 9-Hole Division Gross
1st - Rick Ferris
2nd - Wayne McMullen
3rd - Paul Wilson
Senior Men's 9-Hole Division Net
1st - Gregg Mercer
2nd - Ken Waldie
3rd - Joe Wood / Roger Peterman (tie)
Senior Women's 9-Hole Division Gross
1st - Greta Takach
2nd - Jane Sedore
3rd - Nellie Austin
Senior Women's 9-Hole Division Net
1st - Linda Tyler
2nd - Ruth Long
3rd - Marilyn Wilson
March 2017 News Flash
Early-bird membership offer deadline is March 31. For new and returning members who submitted their membership form with 50% of payment, remember your final payment is due March 31. If you have any questions regarding your membership renewal, please call 705-887-3144 for details.
Message from the President
Greetings to fellow SPGC members, and visitors. I hope everyone is having a great winter. I’ve been away for a month, but I understand that an early spring might be in the forecast. That turns our thoughts to warm weather, sunshine and golf!! We’re all looking forward to a terrific season this summer.
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Rick Davis and Hugh Graham for their dedication and commitment to the board these past few years. I have the honour of taking over Rick’s role as President. Please feel free to contact me at any time with questions or concerns. Your board of directors is always pleased to receive feedback from members.
Your board has been busy over the winter getting things ready for this year’s golf season. First, I’d like to confirm that both Mike and Tony will be back at the course this year. Mike will be working on enhancing our Junior Golf Program and organizing more clinics throughout the summer. With the funds raised from the 2016 SPGC Classic, improvements were made to the driving range last fall to accommodate the growing junior program and improve the conditions for our members. Please spread the word about our junior golf and the clinics. The future success of our club depends on increasing membership and encouraging young ones to take up the sport!
I’d also like to thank the many volunteers that came out last summer and fall to help with the maintenance and upkeep of the course. This year we are launching a new program whereby various groups of members can take “ownership” of a hole. This will include picking up tees, filling divots, weeding gardens etc. Please think about forming a group and getting involved in this worthwhile endeavour. Kim Colliss will be spearheading this venture and there will be more details available over the next couple of months.
I’m also very excited to announce that the Second Annual Sturgeon Point Golf Classic will take place this summer. The feedback from last year’s event was so positive that the planning has begun for this year. So if you’re looking for an afternoon and evening of great golf, prizes, dinner and dancing, we hope to see you there!! Chris Van Lierop will once again be leading this and we’ll be looking for volunteers to assist. As soon as we confirm the date we’ll forward the information.
Your membership fee this year includes a gold membership in Golf Canada, with a value of $49.95. This gold membership comes with many benefits including an official Golf Canada handicap. For more information, please visit http://golfcanada.ca/
On behalf of the board of directors, thank you to all of our members for your continued support of Sturgeon Point Golf Club. Remember that we are always looking for new members, so please encourage others to join. We have an amazing course and we should all be very proud when welcoming new or returning golfers to the club!
See you on the course!!
On behalf of the board of directors,
Ruth Long, President