THE MAD POST

 

Thursday, June 6th, 2019

Jun 06
Ladies Four Star - Wednesday, June 12th
Golf Club Trade-In Day - Saturday, June 15th
Chef's Table Side Dining - Saturday, June 15th
Vision 54 School - Saturday, June 15th

Father's Day Golf Special - Sunday, June 16th
Mixed Golf Night & Barbecue - Wednesday, June 19th

The Divorce Open - Sunday, June 23rd
Proud to Promote - Monday, June 24th
Mad River Reads Book Club - Wednesday, June 26th
Men's Member/Member Event - Wednesday, June 26th & Thursday, June 27th
Canada Day Buffet Dinner - Saturday, June 29th
Ladies Member Guest Day - Friday, July 5th
Mad River Intermediate Scramble - Saturday, July 6th

Jun 05
Vision 54 School with founders Lyn Marriot and Pia Nilson on Saturday, June 15th Lyn & Pia are regulars on the Golf Channel and have coached numerous Tour players to victory, including 9 major winners and four #1 ranked players.Don’t miss out on an opportunity to work with these world class instructors, there are only FIVE spots left, please contact Ryan at rrinneard@madriver.ca

Jun 04
Member/Member: 22 - 2 person teams braved the cold, damp weather this past Tue. in a fun Chapman format tournament. Congratulations to Mary Collins and Catherine Sendell for winning, with a terrific score of 62. 2nd place – Hilarie Woods and Joan Ball at 68 and a three way tie for 3rd place at 69 – Carolyn Smith and Jan Atkinson-Hall, Teri Yamada and Sue Hough, and Sharon De Lorenzi and Shelly Cunnigham. 8 teams received birdie balls. Thanks to Carolyn Smith and Jan Atkinson-Hall for organizing such a fun day. 
 

Jun 04
On June 1 and 2 the inaugural Medal Play Weekend was held.   Played from the green tees our reigning club champion Doug Painter won with a gross score of 73,  and Sharon Delorenzi won Low Net.  Peter Timmins was 2nd Low Net.
 
Originally planned as a Men’s Event, two women signed up and played exceptionally well. Kristy McLaughlin shot 77, beat her husband, and finished with 2nd Low Gross. 
 
 
 

Jun 02
There are many misinterpretations about practice, including this one – the more balls you hit, the more you will improve.  While this may be true in the case of learning a new discipline, such as repeatedly hitting  twelve-yard chip shots to ingrain the feel, it is not representative of what we experience on a golf course.  In coaching golfers of all levels, I am fascinated that so many players spend so much time on the range with little improvement to their scores.  Part of the reason is that the driving range isn’t the golf course and the skills learned on a wide-open field aren’t transferable to a tree-lined second shot with bunkers in the distance and a large pond on the right.  That’s a stressful shot.

Jun 01
The 2019 Reciprocal List as of May 30th, 2019 is as follows:
Victoria Golf Club
Vancouver Golf Club
Edmonton Country Club
Earl Grey Golf Club (Calgary)
Niakwa Golf Club (Winnipeg)
Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club
Ashburn Golf Club (Halifax)
Westmount Golf Club
Mississaugua Golf & Country Club
Barrie Golf Club
Toronto Hunt Club
Scarboro Golf Club
The Cambridge Group of Clubs (Toronto Athletic Club, Adelaide Athletic Club)
Contact Brian French at bfrench@madriver.ca to arrange tee times.

May 31
Raptors.JPGThank you to those who responded to our suggestion of hosting a Raptor’s Party on Friday, June 7th. Unfortunately there is not enough interest to proceed with the event.  Most indicated that it was due to the hour that the game starts and will most likely end.  We appreciate your feedback as we continually look to improve your member experience here at the Club.

May 30
La Nuit Blanche - A Touch of Elegance – Friday, July 5th – 9:00 a.m. Registration & Brunch followed by a 11:00 a.m. Shotgun. Brunch/Après Golf/Dinner/Prizes. Cost $150 per player plus HST. The entry fee of $300 per team plus HST will be charged to the Member's account on June 24th. Refunds can only be issued if a substitute team can be found. $50 per guest. 9 holes Net Better ball of partners, 9 holes Net Scramble Two per team optional practice round on Thursday, July 4th. Click Here to register.

 

May 29
Registration begins at noon on Friday, June 14th.

May 28
Remember when...
Come join us for an evening of Continental Dining. Starting with Traditional Caesar Salad followed by Steak Diane with Bouquetière of Vegetables, Fondant Potatoes
 and then Cherries Jubilee. Sound familiar?  Traditional favourites! All courses are prepared table side, max of 36 pp at $45 pp. reserve between 6 pm and 8 pm. Music between 6 - 9 pm. Sign up now for an entertaining evening of dining.

May 27
All Intermediates are encouraged to bring a guest. All skill levels are more than welcome.  Single players welcome. No golf experience necessary. Ages 19-29. 2:00 p.m. shotgun. Format: The "No Pressure' Scramble. $20 plus HST per player. Carts & beverages user pay. Includes: golf, prizes, barbecue, social and more!. Mad River Hosts: Henry McGowan and Sam Pivnick. Entry deadline is Friday, June 28th. Click Here to Sign up Now!

May 27
Mixed Golf Night followed by Pizza and Pino. Tee times between 1:10 – 2:30 p.m. Book online or call the Pro Shop. 18 holes play your own game. $25 plus HST.  Includes Chef's pizza and one glass of wine or drink of your choice. A fun night out, no keeping score, no prizes to win, JUST FUN! Click Here to register.

May 26
Bring in your old clubs early and receive a Pro Shop Credit. Extra 10% on all early drop off's. 10:00 a.m. to Noon.

May 25
Invite Dad out to play golf on his special day. Dad not a member? No problem....50% off green fee for all 'non-member' Dad's when accompanied by their son or daughter who is a Mad River member. 

 

May 24
Demo Day participants will include Ping, Callaway, XXIO, Srixon, Mizuno & Cleveland Golf.

May 23
27th Annual Divorce Open, Couples' Two Ball Challenge. Chapman Format. 1:00 p.m. shotgun,  Cost $70 per couple (+HST) carts optional. Hearty post tournament appetizers. Prizes for best and most honest scores. Click Here to register.

May 22
Do you want friends to experience your wonderful Club? Bring them out to play for $50 Carts are user pay – maximum of three guests per member.  Don’t miss this opportunity to show off your club.  Book your tee time today!

May 21
Waitlist is now in effect. Contact the Pro Shop to be added to the list.

May 20
There will be a Canada Day Buffet Dinner at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 29th. Cost is $45 (+HST). Further details to follow in the June 20th edition of the Mad Post. 

May 20
Our next MAD Reads Book Club meeting is Wednesday, June 26th at 5:00 p.m.
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Birthday Wishes & Wedding Anniversary
John Newall celebrated his 80th birthday and Pam and John celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary this past Saturday. Congratulations to you both!

Membership Achievement
After all the years and rounds of golf on May 30th Angelo Delorenzi finally broke par! He shot a 70 from the greens w 4 birdies and 2 bogies! Unfortunately he missed a 4 footer on the last hole for a 69. What made this round even more special is that it was our Anniversary! We were happy to have spent a great day on the links together with Dave and Loree Henry, who were there to witness this event! 


Hole in One

Congratulations to Heather Johnston on her hole in one on #14 witnessed by guest Dean Elliott.
Bag Drop Reminder
Please remember that if you are dropping off Clubs or Batteries you should use the Bag Drop loop to the left of the main driveway. This is to help relieve the congestion that happens in front of the building.  Thank you for your cooperation.



Match Play Draws

Click here for the link to all Match Play Draws.

No Bridge June 10th

Sunroom Bridge is cancelled on Monday, June 10th to allow for the Canadian Seniors' Golf Association Event.
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.

Mad River Golf Club APP – iPhone or Android
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.








Event Sign Up Information
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.   





Only 8 'Drive for 35' Memberships left! Don't Delay.
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

Please note there will be no Mad Post next week on June 13th.




 

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