Men's Captain's Report - Andrew Senior

7/29/2019

Championship Weekend is upon us with 3 divisions competing Aug 10/11. Sign up online for the Championship Flight (Blue Tees), A Flight (Green tees) or B Flight (White Tees).   Format  is Medal Play (Stroke play) with awards for low net in all divisions and one low gross winner from the Championship Flight.  This is a great opportunity to test your game and enjoy competing against your fellow members. There will  be a lunch and “Captain’s Bar” following the Sunday round.
 
Other important tournaments are just around the corner: 
  1. The Presidents Cup is a terrific team event and one of the most popular events on the tournament calendar. Sept 4/5. Sign up online or in the pro-shop.
  2. The annual Parkinson’s Tournament takes place at Mad River on Sept 25th and there are a few foursome slots available. All the profit from this event goes to Parkinson Canada and last year $49k was raised. Registration Forms can be obtained in the Pro Shop or by emailing Bill Crysdale or Brad Charlton.
Parkinson's disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects approximately 100,000 Canadians. Every day, in Canada, people are diagnosed with Parkinson's. Further research is essential in finding the best treatment options and/or a cure. Many of us at Mad River are touched by Parkinson’s with fellow members, friends or family dealing with this difficult condition: please help by supporting or participating in this important event.
 
Men’s Night will return to Thursdays for the rest of 2019. Once we review the results of the July test we will make a  decision for 2020. Initial results were favourable with attendance up on Wednesdays vs Thursdays. Please feel free to provide additional feedback to me, Gary Ward or Brian French.
 
Handicaps: Please ensure you enter all 9 hole and 18 hole scores for handicap purposes. This includes scores for both match play and stroke play events. The handicap system is in place to ensure fair competition between all golfers and works well when everyone enters all their scores. Failure to enter all scores can result in a handicap that is not reflective of your potential and hence cheats yourself, your playing partners or your competitors. The Handicap Committee is responsible for education and enforcement of the rules to ensure fair competition and  has the right and responsibility to adjust the handicap of those who have a handicap that is not accurate. If you have any questions please speak with Brian French and/or Don Smith Handicap Chairman.