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