THE MAD POST

 

Thursday, April 25th, 2019

Apr 24
We are now into our final preparations for opening day, staff orientations and safety training are complete, department training in underway and inventory continues to arrive daily.

The Opening Cocktail party on April 27th has over 50 members registered, we are still targeting Friday, May 3rd as our opening day on the golf course and the AGM will be held in the dining room on Saturday, May 4th at 3:30 pm.
 

Apr 23
Saturday, April 27th
From 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Clubhouse
Sign up required. Click Here to sign up.

Apr 22
Mad River Golf Club is proud to present the Breakdown County Boys on Sunday evening May 19th. They are the #1 Small Halls performers in PEI and will entertain you with great music and story telling. They've played to sell out crowds in South Georgian Bay for the past two years. We are fortunate to have booked them for an exclusive appearance for Mad River members and guests. There are a limited number of tickets (60), so get your tickets early as we expect a full house.  Cost is $35 per person (plus tax & gratuity). 6:30 p.m. East Coast Apples and 7:30 p.m. Show Starts. Click Here to Sign Up


Apr 20
The event board located outside of the pro shop is now for information purposes only.  The Club recommends that our Members sign up for events online whenever possible.   For those who opt not to sign up online, the Pro Shop staff will gladly register you for events upon request.   

Apr 19
In our commitment to delivering world class technologies to assist in your learning, we are proud to introduce SAM PuttLab, the world’s most accurate and comprehensive putt analysis and training system.  SAM analyzes all parameters of your putting stroke and displays the result in easy to understand graphic reports.  If you are a player who tends to burn the edge of the hole, like myself, or if you struggle to manage distance on your putts, like myself, the analysis reveals even the smallest details of your movements and allows you to develop improvements and training strategies to make more putts.

Apr 18
A summary of the golf handicap system is located in the 2019 Members’ Handbook. There will be some changes next year, 2020. The purpose of the handicap system is to make the game of golf more enjoyable by enabling golfers of different abilities to compete on an equitable basis. Members must have a valid handicap to play in Club competitions including match play and Men’s and Ladies days where net scores are relevant. It is important that scores, after adjustment for Equitable Stroke Control (next article), be posted promptly. For social events such as the Spring Field Day and nine and dine, the Pro Shop will assign a handicap when needed.

Handicap Chair. Don Smith

Apr 17
Welcome to the 2019 golf season. I am looking forward to meeting our new members and renewing old friendships.

LADIES OPENING INFORMATION BREAKFAST & GOLF is on Sat. May 11th. Brunch will be served at 9 am followed by golf starting at 10 am. Sign up is either online or through the Pro Shop.

Apr 16
The weather is finally breaking; the grass is green!

We look forward to seeing all the familiar faces. We also are pleased to welcome the new faces.

Part of our launch to this season includes an extensive training program for all food and beverage staff. This includes an introduction to new menu items as well as beverages designed to compliment them. 

Apr 15
Delivering the ability to connect the Mad River Golf Club to your mobile device. The Mad River Golf Club app provides members with the ability to view their Statements, book Tee Times, book a Golf Lesson and sign up for events. Use the Roster to connect with other members and receive notifications on upcoming club events, all by the way of your handheld or tablet.
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Ginny Griffin and Gordon Sproule

Ginny Griffin, a family physician in Toronto and her partner Gordon Sproule, Owner of Sproule Specialty Roofing are looking forward to golfing with their friends at Mad River. They have a cabin at Osler Bluff Ski Club.

Richard and Susan Hawkins

Dr. Hawkins is Chairman of the Hawkins Foundation and past program director for the Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas Fellowship Program.  

Dr. Hawkins has published 9 textbooks in Orthopaedics and he has trained over 200 fellows worldwide in shoulder and sports medicine. He received the 2011 Jack Hughston Award presented by the American Physical Therapy Association’s Sports Section for contribution to Sports Physical Therapy, the 2013 George D. Rovere Award for Education and the 2015 Robert E. Leach Sports Medicine Leadership Award, both from the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. He received the Samuel F. Hulbert Award, College of Bioengineering, Clemson University in 2014 and the Order of the Palmetto for South Carolina given by Governor Nikki Haley in 2016, the highest Civilian honor awarded by the Governor.  

Dr. Hawkins and his wife, Susan, have two daughters, one son, and five grandchildren. It is with great pride that he had the opportunity to coach all of his children through high school basketball.   He and Susan enjoy playing golf, tennis and reading.  Dr. Hawkins has recently retired from practice and he and Susan split their time between Florida and Canada to spend time with family and friends.

Out of Body Experience

On March 8th, 5 days before his 76th birthday, Peter Hall playing golf at the Meadowood Golf & Tennis Club in Fort Pierce, Florida where they have been members for the past two winters, shot his best round ever, a 2 over par 74, having never scored better than 82 at Meadowood.





Membership Drive – Drive for 35!
Please forward the names of those that you believe would be a welcomed addition to your club as an associate member, an introductory member or a full equity member.  Equity memberships are available at $15,000 - NO ANNUAL DUES REQUIREMENT IN 2019! Contact Sandy at  shiggins@madriver.ca or call 705-428-3673 cell 705-443-9818. Don't delay


Name Tags

If you wish to order a magnetic Mad River name tag please E-mail Sandy at  shiggins@madriver.ca Thank you.

Member Photos
Please ensure that we have your photo in our online directory. Go to your profile to be prompted on how to upload your photo.

Member Contact Information

Do you know that the addresses and phone numbers of your fellow members are available to you through the online club roster?  Simply click on the ROSTER icon and you can access the information alphabetically. Should you have any difficulty accessing the information the Mad River staff are always happy to assist you. Thank you.






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