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Hello to all members of the Municipal Golf Course Association.

The board of directors wish to keep members informed as we work through this Covid 19 situation.  We have held a telephone conference meeting and will continue to do so as things unfold.  Currently the course is closed and so no play or use is allowed other than work required to maintain the assets of the course.  Kyle will continue working, doing as much as he is able to on his own, and he will receive assistance from Gary as needed to keep the property in the best shape possible.

For the people that have in the past helped with spring clean up on the course we can inform you that this has taken place.  Kyle organized the staff to come in and complete this work using a self-isolating process to keep the employees safe. Further more our annual Men’s Night Meeting (April 15th) and Ladies Night Meeting (April 25th) will be postponed until further notice.

We wish you all the best during this difficult time and please keep yourself and help others stay safe.

Hope to be playing some sort of golf soon.

2020 Muni Board of Directors

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Hello Everyone

In the midst of this COVID-19 pandemic, The Muni will remain closed for the time being as we continuing to monitor with Canadian/Ontario Golf Agencies and Public Health Agencies on the appropriate ways we can operate once season begins that protects our members, employees and guest. We don’t know to what extent this may be with either continuing to be completely closed, open to members only with minimal to no clubhouse use and no flag sticks rakes etc. for touching.

We do hope that this has passed and everything is back to normal before we have to make any of these decisions but we thought we would let everyone know that we will be monitoring and will do our best to offer a great activity that can be done while social distancing in the fresh air.

On the happier side, with the recent nice weather and because we can be outdoors and create space we will be starting to do spring clean up and preparing the course for the season in the coming weeks. We will not be scheduling our annual member spring clean up date until we are safe to do so, but any volunteers who are bored and wish to self isolate with a rake in their hand at The Muni are more then welcome too.

Stay healthy and see you all soon.

Kyle

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Hello Everyone

I hope everyone is having a quick and enjoyable winter!!! This weekend marks the start of our Early Membership Sales, we will be open Friday’s 1pm to 4pm and Saturdays 11am to 3pm for the remainder of February so everyone can take advantage of our discounted prices, as come March 1st the prices will jump to the 2020 rates.

It has been a busy winter around the Muni with Christmas parties, a few clubhouse upgrades to tables etc, and some drainage, bunker and tree work being done on the course and we are excited for Spring already, and what should be an amazing 2020 golf season.

I Looking forward to seeing everyone soon.

Kyle

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Sadly the 2019 golf season is slowly coming to an end, and with that we have just a few house keeping items to touch on.

Our official closing date will be Thursday Oct 31st as the weather leading up to and after is not very good for golf. We are hoping that the rain holds off this weekend and everyone is able to get in a round.

With the 31st marked as the closing date, we ask that everyone has their lockers cleared and push carts removed from storage area by the 29th for winter cleaning. We also ask that anyone who has a power cart in the compound that it be removed before the 31st.

Lastly we do still have a few days left for holiday rentals in the lounge. It makes a perfect setting for small businesses or large family gatherings and bonus you don’t have to clean your house. Please pass an email along to [email protected] for details or to book.

Cheers

Kyle

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A symbolic tree planting will take place on Wednesday, September 25 at 6:30 pm, at the new trees on the right side of hole #1.  This is taking place to show our respect and gratitude for members of the association that supported the Muni through the years. It also provides a time to reflect on our memories of those that can no longer join us at the course.  Please feel welcome to come out to take part in this event and shovel a small scoop of soil to help us recognize many contributions made over the years.

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Just a quick mid month update on things coming up at course.

This Monday Doug Pinder is holding a 2 man scramble at 1pm. Teams will be made via Handicaps and its sure to be a fun day with Burgers on the grill after the round. Cost is $25 and there is still plenty of room for players looking to get onto the sign up sheet on the information board. 

This Saturday we will also be hosting 36 holes of Romeo Cup action against the SCC. Tee times start at 8am and 1pm for anyone who wishes to come out and watch. 

Lastly our 2019 Annual General Meeting, will be hosted on Wednesday October 16th at 7pm in the Clubhouse. There are fliers posted around clubhouse, and we encourage all members to attend. 

Kyle

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Hope everyone is enjoying the last long weekend of Summer, as we slowly move towards fall golf, I just wanted to send out a quick update on the course and events coming up as we move into September.

Yesterday we were able to get an early aeration done on our greens!! this maintenance practice is a must to maintain good turf health and produce great greens. You may ask why so early when most years/courses are done near end of September? but this is actually the time to do them as warmer temps help with faster recovery and new growth. Meaning less time noticing the aeration holes!! and past practices have seen tournaments/ golfers pushing for later aeration dates. This new aeration time will help in continually seeing our greens improve as we strive to have the best greens around.

In September we see the end of most leagues, including Men’s league which ends with our Men’s closing day on Sept 7th. Tee times can be booked at the pro-shop counter with times available from 10:30am till 4:30pm with a meal provided for league players.

We will also see 12 of our Muni players play against the Stratford Country Club for the Romeo Cup on the 14th and 15th of September!!! We encourage anyone who wants to come out to the Muni on the 14th and cheer on our players to do so, as we go for our 6th win in 7 years.

Cheers

Kyle

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Just a quick update on how our Men’s Club Championship finished up. Congratulations to our 2019 Champ Dean Sharp who finished with a two day total of 146. Our A flight Champ Jamie Flood who finished with a 148, B flight Champ Robert Coleman 153, C flight Champ Pat Bannon 159 and D flight champ Roger Lloyd 169.

Thank you everyone who participated, and hopefully numbers will continue to grow in the future.

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Just a quick update for everyone of the Day 1 scores and Sunday tee times for the Club Championship. Along with a quick Lawn bowling update and the chance for golf course members to Play!!

Stratford Municipal Club Championship

11:00- Merv Bennett 95, Mark Nelson 97, Doon Moon 101

11:08- Don Soper 89, Dean McDonald 91, Bill Lake 91

11:16-  Roger Llyod 85, Ian Weber 86, Ron Anderson 87, Don Morris 88

11:24- Justin Lingard 84, Dave Mewhinney 85, Greg Jesse 85, Greg Millar 85

11:32-Joe McDonald 82, Daryl Stacey 82, Jeff Gleadall 83, Paul Grasby 83

11:40- Robert Coleman 77, Pat Bannon 79, Rick Kelly 80, Jimi Heinbuch 80

11:48-Willy Keller 75, Bruce Brodhagen 76, Scott Morris 76, Bill Humble 77

11:56- Dean Sharp 72, Bill Roach 74, Jamie Flood 74, Kevin Bice 75

Lawn Bowling green fee opportunity.

Some Muni members have expressed an interest in trying lawn bowling and 5 have already given it a try.  It has now been organized that Muni members/family/partners are able to try lawn bowling on a $5.00 green fee basis.  If you wish to try I have provided some times below for that.  These are times when lawn bowling club members are at the green to help you get playing and provide some guidance.

If you see me, Steve Nesbitt, at the golf course then let me know if you will be out for one of these times or if you have questions. You can also email me at    [email protected]     if that works.  I would like to know just in case a large number of people want to try at anyone time.

Flat soled athletic shoes are recommended but some bowlers wear sandals.

Times available are as follows:

Wednesday, Aug. 14
8:30 am – 10:00am
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Thursday, Aug. 159:00 am – 10:30 am

Friday, Aug. 16
8:30 am – 10:00am7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Thanks

Kyle

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Hello Everyone

Just a quick update as we are fully into August!!!

Our Club Championship is this weekend and we still have room for more players wishing to play Sign up deadline is Thursday at 12 noon.

We also will be having our Jr. Club Championship on Monday August 19th during the Jr. Program. Along with a fun tournament for non members who wish to play. Sign up sheet is on the Bulletin Board in clubhouse.

Lastly our final Social night of the summer on August 23rd with the option to try out lawn bowling!!! The last two nights have been great nights out on the patio with great music and food.

Cheers

Kyle

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