Thursday, May 9th, 2019

May 08
Welcome back everyone. Opening Day and the Annual General Meeting always signals the start of another exciting season at Mad River.
At the Annual General Meeting, three new directors were elected- Katie Macnee, Doug Painter, and Brian Swales, all of whom will join an active and engaged Board who have volunteered their time in order to ensure the continued success of Mad River.

May 07
Michael Rothfeld and Jonathan Moses were the first members to tee off and brave the elements on opening day Friday, May 3rd. Welcome back everyone!

May 06
Breakfast at 9:00 a.m. and optional golf with tee times starting at 10:00 a.m. Cost is $25 +HST. Click Here to sign up.

May 05
There will be two seatings at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Adults $32, children under thirteen $16, children under five are free. Click Here to sign up.

May 03
Learn the new 2019 rules of golf. Please note the Rules Clinic now starts at 9:30 a.m.

May 02
Equitable Stroke Control (ESC) is a method of recording scores used to calculate a golf handicap. Its purpose is to avoid recording a very high score on an individual hole which might inflate the handicap calculation. Equitable stroke control is a sliding scale system, based on the difficulty of the course and the current handicap of the golfer.

May 01
The golf handicap system allows you to measure your golf performance over time. The best 10 of the most recent 20 scores are used to calculate the handicap index and thus the handicap for the course and tees played. (The system will begin to give you a handicap after 5 scores.) The gross scores posted should be properly adjusted for equitable stroke control as outlined in the previous article. Over the golf season and from year to year your handicap index will change which will enable you to determine if your efforts to improve are paying off and/or what aspects of your game need work.

Apr 30
Queso and Pretzel Bites Warm Pretzels - Collingwood IPA Queso (Cheese Sauce), Jumbo Shrimp – Cocktail Sauce, Taco Station – Beef – Papaya Guacamole – Aged Cheddar – Pico de Gallo, Asparagus – Asiago – Creamy Garlic Dressing – Herb Croutons, Salad - Leaf Lettuce - Tomato - Heirloom Carrot Shavings - Cucumber - Watermelon Radish - Apple Cider Vinaigrette, Cheese Platter – Local and Imported Cheese – Olives - Baguette, Roasted Seasonal Vegetables - Balsamic Glaze Mashed Potato – Smoked Cheddar – Caramelized Onions , Moroccan Crusted Striploin - Carving Station – Cabernet Jus, Assorted Fruit and Individual Desserts CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP

Apr 29
Drop out scramble. All levels welcome. 1:00 p.m. shotgun start, includes appetizers. 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. 

Apr 28
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!

Apr 27
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.


Apr 26
Dinner at 5:30 p.m. and Bridge starts at 6:30 p.m. Click Here to sign up.

Apr 25
Watch for details of this exciting new Men's Member/Member Event in the next issue of the Mad Post.  Entry will be limited to 48 players.  

Apr 24
“Putting – a game within a game – might justly be said to be the most important part of golf.” - Bobby Jones

On May 18th, I will be conducting putter fittings for those interested in making more putts.  Both Ping and Callaway (Odyssey) will be on property on Saturday May 18th, so you will also be able to test drive some putters.

Apr 23
It is great to be back at Mad River and golfing in early May.   The course is in great shape and with a little warmth the greens will soon return to form.
May is an important month for tournament sign-up with May 20th the deadline for singles, doubles and couples match play. Sign up can be done online or in the proshop. There is no sign-up board this year.

Apr 22
LADIES OPENING INFORMATION BREAKFAST & GOLF is on Saturday, May 11th. Brunch will be served at 9 am followed by golf starting at 10 am. Fun morning to meet our new members and find out about the plans for our upcoming season. Sign up is either online or through the pro shop.

Notice of Passing

Susan Constance Simpson (nee Harshaw) passed away at age 77 on May 7th. Peacefully and surrounded by her loving family. Read More

Notice of Passing

Paul Lavelle passed away On April 26th, four months after his 70th birthday, Paul Lavelle passed away at his home near Creemore. Read More

Former Member and Friend of Mad River

Richard Holbrook has passed.  Richard will be remembered as the donor of the oak trees gracing the driveway near Airport Road. A lasting contribution to the club and a fine legacy to Richard’s generosity and love of Mad River Golf.  Our condolences go out to his wife Donna and daughter Meredith.

Welcome New Members

Kevin and Elizabeth de Groot have lived in the area for 30 years and call Wasaga Beach home.  Kevin is enjoying retirement but keeps busy as the current President of the Rotary Club of Wasaga Beach.  Elizabeth, also an active Rotary member, is an Investment and Wealth Advisor and leads the de Groot Wealth Management team of RBC Dominion Securities.  Kevin and Elizabeth are thrilled to have their one and only daughter Cassandra living back in the area after having spent the past 12 years in Ottawa.  Cassandra has joined de Groot Wealth Management as an Associate Advisor.  They are looking forward to creating many family memories at Mad River this season!

Breakdown County Boys - SOLD OUT!

Match Play 

Sign up deadline is May 20th

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.   

Drive for 35 Countdown

Ian Kennedy kicks off the ‘Drive for 35’ countdown from 10 and wins a dinner for four!  9 memberships left at $15,000 – Call Sandy with names of prospective new members and win a prize in addition to a referral fee if your lead becomes a full equity member!

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.

Name Tags
If you wish to order a magnetic Mad River name tag please E-mail Sandy at 
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.

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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