Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

May 23
Saturday, May 25th for the first time at Mad River the Club will host a double shotgun in an effort to accommodate as many members as possible.   

For those who are not playing in the Spring Field at 1:00 pm, an 8:30 am Front Nine Shotgun will be available.  For both events you must register by either calling the pro shop or entering online.
8:30 am and 1:00 pm are the only opportunities to play this coming Saturday.  
Thank you.

May 22
Despite the slow start to the season due to the cool temperatures and wet conditions, the course in in beautiful condition and it promises to be a wonderful summer.

The May long weekend really kicked off the season with our first few busy day’s, our initial equipment demo day, putter fitting day with the new Sam Putt lab and a new event on our social calendar, musical entertainment from the Breakdown County Boys.

May 21
John Harrison Hough passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer on May 17th at Georgian Triangle Hospice in Collingwood. He was lovingly supported by friends and with family at the end. He is survived and loved by his wife Susan (McKenzie), daughters Jennifer Pappagallo (Marco Papagallo), Tricia Hough (Chris Edwards), grandchildren Olivia, Isabella, Gianluca, Charlie and William, stepsons Joe (Gill), Scott (Jacklyn) and Matt McKenzie, step grandchildren Alexandra, Cole, Parker and Charlie, brother Paul Hough (Nancy) and sister in law Rose Sloan. He was predeceased by his parents Elizabeth and Jack Hough and first wife Frances Hough with whom he spent 44 happy years.

May 20
We are trying out a Double Shotgun for the Spring Field Day on Saturday, May 25th.
There will be a shotgun at 8:30am for those players NOT playing in the Spring Field Day.
The 2nd shotgun will be at 1:00pm for the Field Day. We are trying to accommodate
as many members as possible so that they can get out to play. Husbands and wives
will not be paired together for this event. Cost $50. Please call the Pro Shop at 705-428-3673 Ext. 1 or
Click Here to sign up online. 

May 20
The spring season continues to be cold and wet, even on warm days the overnight temperatures remain cold with our share of frost.  Hopefully we will night go from too cold to really hot overnight and have a gentle assent to warmer temps.
We have been busy training new staff on both equipment operation and procedures during the first few weeks of the season.  We have a few new faces on staff this season, and all seem to be fitting in very nicely.  We look forward to a great 2019 season of golf.

May 20
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 19
The Breakdown County Boys performance was a hit!  Thank you to Catherine Sendell for organizing this 'sold out' event. 

May 19
Greetings Mad River readers.

Our annual summer MAD Reads Book Club begins Monday, May 27th so there is still lots of time to read the summer 2019 book choices.

May 18
The New Rules Clinic will be from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. hosted by Anne E. Edgar Dodds-Hebron Leading GAO Rules Official. The Clinic is no cost and open to everyone. Certified as a Level 3 Golf Canada Rules Official, since 1994 and with USGA/PGA certification in 2000, 2004, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2016 and again in 2019 under the new rules.

May 17
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.

May 16
On Tuesday, May 14th Susan Little aced the 11th hole with a 5 wood. Witnessed by Delia Dobson and Joan Ball

May 14
Friday golf & dinner. 9 holes played on the front 9 with a shotgun start at 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. dinner. New Members Welcome! Click Here to sign up.


May 13
Dinner at 5:30 p.m. and Bridge starts at 6:30 p.m. Click Here to sign up.

May 12
12:30 p.m. Registration and Lunch with a 1:30 p.m. shotgun.
If you need a partner, please contact Jan at or
Carolyn at
$35.00 Entry Fee & Lunch. Carts are optional. Limited to 36 teams.
Click Here to register.

May 11
Our first Interclub Ladies tournament is at OslerBrook on June 12th with a 9:00 a.m. Shotgun followed by lunch at $30.  Stableford scoring. We need players of all handicap levels. The team selection is balanced according to handicap, and players will be notified one week before the tournament. Any questions, please contact Cathy Hobart Click Here to sign up.

May 10
A waiting list is now in effect.   Those who do not make it off the waiting list and into the tournament will automatically be first in line for the 2020 Men’s Member/Member event.  Thank you for your participation.

May 09
This weekend we have the Spring Field Day which is always a great way to kick off the season. Shot gun start is Saturday afternoon, and sign up is in the pro-shop or online. If you want to play on Saturday but cannot make the Field Day, there will be a shotgun start at 8:30 am.

May 08
Thank you to Sharon De Lorenzi, our Club Champion and Senior Club Champion, for representing Mad River at the Champion of Champions Tournament held earlier this month at Spring Lakes Golf Club. Thank you to Mad River Golf Club for covering the entry fee for this event.

May 07
Please note there will be no Mad Post on May 30th.
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Welcome New Members

The Riina family (from left to right Sal, Nadia, Rosanna, and Jon) are excited to join the Mad River Golf Club. They enjoy spending much of the golf season at their cottage in Wasaga. Sal and Nadia own two wholesale electronics distribution businesses Gem-Sen and Evolution Home Entertainment. Jon is a corporate counsel and and Rosanna is a high school science teacher. They also have two young future golfers, Sophia (4) and Max (2).

Match Play Draws

Click here for the link to all Match Play Draws.

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.   

Roster Information
Please be advised that the club roster both online and in print is for the personal use of members only.  Use of the roster information for any solicitation  of Club members is prohibited.  Thank you for your cooperation.

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.

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.

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 or call 705-428-3673 cell 705-443-9818. Don't delay


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