CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND – FINAL DAY
What a fantastic final day we had for our 88th Club Championship, presented by our friends at Ottawa Valley Physiotherapy and Sports Medicine! We had a new course record set on the Ladies side, we now have someone who has won our Men’s Club Championship in a record five decades and neither of these people shot the low round of the day!
Congratulations to Rob Warren, our 2017 Men’s Club Champion. Rob not only won his 11th Men’s Club Championship on Sunday, but he becomes the only person in RGC history to win a Club Championship title in five decades. Rob previously held this distinction with his mother Doreen (Warren) Latraverse. Rob fired rounds of 75-73 overtake Saturday leader Paul Simard. Paul finished second while 2017 Junior Club Champion Ryan Boudreau finished third and took home Low Net honours in Championship Flight as well.
Congratulations to Mary Jo Wertwyn who not only captured her 3rd consecutive Ladies Club Championship (and fourth overall) but set a new Ladies course record while doing it with a fantastic 74! Mary Jo’s two-day total was 162. Finishing second, and 2017 Senior Ladies Champion, is Mary Ann Abrams with 175. Kim McDonald is our Championship Low Net winner with a 145.
The low round of the day was fired by Dave Hall, who shot a fantastic 71 to come from behind in B Flight, taking the title by one over both 2017 Senior Mens Champion Rick Desilets and first round co-leader Dave Gallagher, who won Low Net in B Flight.
Anne Windle won Ladies B Flight in a one-hole playoff over Kim Vandewouw. Both ladies had identical 190 scores and Anne won the playoff with a birdie on #10. Kim was the overall Low Net Ladies winner with a score of 140. Cathy McNally placed third, missing the playoff by a single stroke.
Clem Simard held onto his overnight lead and successfully defended his C Flight title by two strokes over Mens Club Captain Lawrence Gallagher (who took home Low Net honours), with Rob Carroll only one stroke behind Lawrence.
Barb Westgarth also held onto her overnight lead and distanced herself from the field with a great 101 to win Ladies C Flight. Faith Mau, in her first ever Club Championship not only finished second, but she also took home the Low Net prize.
And Bill Butson also defended his Super Senior title, this year in a playoff over Don Eady. Bill and Don needed one extra hole after both shooting matching 170’s. Bill closed the door on Don by chipping in on hole 10.
Finally, thank you also to R&D Insurance for sponsoring Saturday’s Hole-In-One on Hole 14. Unfortunately, no-one is $10,000 richer.
For a full breakdown of the 2017 RGC Club Championship, please click on the below link.
CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND – DAY 1
Hello Everyone! Day 1 of our 2017 RGC Club Championship is in the books. In Men’s Championship Flight, Paul Simard holds a one-shot lead over 10-time Champion Rob Warren, who is looking to capture his first Club Championship since 2002. 2017 Junior Club Champion Ryan Boudreau sits third, three shots off the pace.
In Ladies Championship Flight, we have a tie between 2012 winner Kim McDonald and Mary Ann Abrams, who is looking to win her first RGC Club Championship. Tied in third, three strokes back, are two-time defending (and three time overall) Champion Mary Jo Wertwyn and three-time Champion Anne MacNeil.
Men’s B Flight sees a tie between David Gallager (who shot the low net round of the day) and Doug Eady, who both carded 77’s. Sitting three shots back in third is a past five-time Club Champion, Rick Desilets. In Men’s C Flight, Clem Simard holds a two-shot lead over Harvey Murray with Eric Smith, Lawrence Gallagher and Rob Carroll three shots behind Harvey.
In Ladies B Flight, Kim Vandewouw sits alone on top with a four-shot lead over both Anne Windle and Cheryl Campbell with Cathy McNally only one more stroke behind. And in Ladies C Flight, Barb Westgarth holds a three-shot lead over Faith Mau, with Lesley Murray three behind Faith.
And in the always competitive Super Senior division, Bill Butson is up by three after the first day with an 83. He’s followed by Ken Graham, who is three shots behind and Don Eady and Darwin Marquart, who sit five off the pace.
RGC LADIES MEMBER GUEST
RGC’S first Member/Guest event in a lot of years took place on Saturday and Sunday July 29 & 30. 23 ladies took part in the two day event that saw a Par-3 contest and pairings part on Saturday evening and breakfast, golf and lunch on Sunday.
The event was a four-person scramble to ensure all golfers had fun and the event was won by Renfrew/London connection of Mary Ann Abrams, Joyce Stark, Bonnie Bergeron and Helen McDonald with a score of 73. Second place, with a score of 74, was a tie between the team of Vi Rossy, Barb Westgarth and Sandra Fleury and the team of Anne MacNeil, Bev Rook, Barb Roy and Linda Kidd.
RGC QUALIFIER #3 & #4 SPONSORED BY BISHOP WATER
Below is the draw for the Sunday Bishop Water Qualifier here at RGC. This is ladies qualifier #4 and men’s qualifier #3.
RBC PGA OF CANADA SCRAMBLE RESULTS
Congratulations to Sheri Wren, Paul Wren, Robert Lemenchick and Rocky Lemenchick who won the right to represent RGC in the Regional round of the RBC PGA of Canada Scramble, presented by The Lincoln Motor Company.
The RBC/PGA Scramble was free to RGC members and if Sheri, Paul, Bob, Rocky and now Kevin Sebulski as well, make it through regionals, (either Vallee Richelieu or King Valley), they advance to the Canadian Finals in Cabot Links on October 12-14.
Regional winners receive is an all-expense paid trip with round-trip airfare to Halifax, transportation to Cabot Links, 3 rounds of golf at Cabot Links (twice) and Cabot Cliffs (once), four nights’ accommodation at Cabot Links, breakfasts, lunches, Welcome Dinner and Awards Gala Dinner. Package is valued at approximately $3,000 per player.
RGC LADIES QUALIFIER #3 SPONSORED BY AIKENHEAD’S PHARMACHOICE
Congratulations to Mary Jo Wertwyn, Cheryl Campbell and Lesley Murray who won A, B and C Flights respectively in Sunday’s Aikenhead’s Ladies qualifier #3. In A Flight, MJ’s 81 was three better than Marg Agnew and six better than Lisa Smith and Anne MacNeil.
In B Flight, Cheryl won by two over Marion Graham with Alexa Legris third. And in C Flight, Lesley won by four over Jo-Anne Brown with Barb Westgarth third.
Full results, including prize money and skins, can be found in the link below.
RGC MIXED TWO-BALL CHAMPIONSHIP SPONSORED BY J.S. WILSON
Mary Peer and Richard Barr are our 2017 Mixed Two-Ball Champions for 2017. The duo shot a 6-under 65 to win by one stroke over Kim & Jim Vandewouw and by two over Robbie Deschamps & Peter Barnes, Marg Agnew & Rick Desilets and Elle & Ray Vidler. The event is played under the Chapman (Alternate Shot) system. 17 couples braved rainy and cold conditions to compete in an event that was put back onto our calendar after a lengthy absence.
Yesterday’s event also serves as a qualifier for the MyFM Mixed event, held at Island Brae Golf Course on July 22nd. RGC sends seven couples to compete against the original golf courses in the area, Mississippi, Sand Point, Pembroke and Deep River.
RGC QUALIFIER #2 SPONSORED BY HALEY INDUSTRIES
Our next qualifier, The Haley Classic, takes place Sunday morning June 18th. Draw will be posted here by Friday morning. There are both morning and afternoon waves so you can enjoy our Father’s Day Brunch either before or after golf. This event is both Low Gross and Low Net event, but top prize will be given to Low Gross in each flight.
RGC MENS INTERSECTIONAL QUALIFIER SPONSORED BY F.H. ROWAT
Our Men’s Intersectional Qualifier took place on Saturday June 10th. This qualifier chooses the team that represents RGC in Perth July 9th. RGC is in E Flight and plays against Perth, Greensmere and Haute Plains. Here is a link to the results…
RGC QUALIFIER #1 RESULTS SPONSORED BY RENFREW METRO
Here is a link to our 1st Qualifier of the season, sponsored by Renfrew Metro, held this Sunday June 4th. These qualifiers, the next one is June 18, are part of the process for picking our various Interclub teams.
NINE & DINE OR 18 & DINE
RGC Members, we know you are very proud of your golf course, our food and beverage offerings and our fantastic patio and many of you have inquired about a “Nine & Dine” package. Everyday, after 3:00 pm, nine holes of golf with shared golf cart are only $27. Your guests, when playing with you, receive a 20% discount on this rate. Our Clubhouse meals are all under $15, including our Fish & Chips! For under $40, your guests can experience RGC any afternoon and evening.
If playing 18 holes is more your style, it only costs $10 more! Our Green Fee & Cart Rate (After 12 noon) is $45 – 20% or $36.
That’s golf, cart, plus a meal, all for under $50!
Renfrew Timbits Spring Junior Golf Clinics:
Open to Members’ children and grandchildren, our clinics will be held on Saturday Afternoons. We will run the clinics on four consecutive Saturdays and we will cover all aspects of golf with our juniors. From putting, chipping and pitching to irons and drivers to a bit of on-course etiquette, we will get our juniors ready for a summer of fun at RGC.
Ages 6-8 will be at 12:00-1:00 pm, ages 9-11 will be at 1:00-2:00 and ages 12 and up will be 2:00-3:00. These clinics start May 28 and run until June 18.
Please register prior to the first Clinic, by calling the Pro Shop at 613-432-2485 ext. 221. There is NO COST to participate in the clinics.