August 21, 2020
We are approaching the end of summer and the warm dry weather continues. Thanks to the effort of Bill Lee and the outside workers the course remain in great condition. I think most golfers will agree that the greens this year have been the best we have seen in a long time.
As well we should give a nod or a hello to the 3 gentlemen working on the JCP Project for their hard work pruning the trees along the course. Kudos to Kevin Myles, Joe Grandy and Kevin Bobbet. Thanks guys for a great job.
Congratulations to Roy George Cluett on his well deserved hole-in-one on Hole #7 on Sunday August 8. Roy was playing with his buddy Joe Dunne and Stan McCarthy when he aced the 148 Par 3 using his driver. Way to go Roy George!
Four Person Best Ball Tournament
The August 4 Person Best Ball Tournament is set to go at 8:00 am on Saturday August 22 with a full field of 15 teams. Best Ball tournaments are popular at Grande Meadows and this one was no exception as registration filled up early. Teams and tee times are posted to the website and can be check at the link below.
Grande Meadows Customer Satisfaction Survey
Grande Meadows Golf Course would like all our members and casual golfers to fill out our customer satisfaction survey. Just click on the link below and answer the questions. Be assured that your answers will be completely anonymous.
Golf Course Road Speed Zones
The Town of Frenchman's Cove have received some complaints of golfers speeding while on the way to the golf course. Golfers are reminded that there are families with children who live there as well as many people who go for walks along the road. The speed limit along Golf Course Road is 15 km per hour. Please obey the speed limit and watch out for pedestrians.
We'll Pay For Your Play In 2021
Grande Meadows has a promotion for the remainder of the season whereby one person gets the opportunity to have his/her membership paid for the 2021 golf season. Every green fee paying non-member will get a ballot each time that person pays to play at Grande Meadows for the remainder of the 2020 season.
Men's Night continues to be very popular among male golfers with over 30 players coming out every Thursday evening to enjoy a round with fellow members. For the first time this year on Thursday night there will be a Best Ball competition with tee times starting at 4:00 pm. There is a different game each night as well as a 50/50 draw. See Grande Meadows website for all the results.
23rd Annual Grande Meadows Invitational Golf Tournament
The Tournament Committee has scheduled the 23rd Annual GM Invitational for September 25 – 27 this year. The tournament originally scheduled for the second week of June had to be cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Invitations have gone out to other clubs inviting golfers to come during that weekend.
As of the moment we have 18 players from outside our club committed to playing while another 24 of our own members along with 4 Grande Meadows junior players for a total of 46 golfers to date.
The Grande Meadows Club Championship will now go the weekend of September 12 and 13 while the Men's Night Finale is set for Saturday September 19 and the Ladies Night Finale is scheduled for Sunday September 20.
Please note that the Grande Meadows Clubhouse and Pro Shop are open for shopping and Mulligans Restaurant is open from Thursday to Sunday. Check the Grande Meadows website for open times and the menu.
2020 Junior Club Champions
This week's shoutout goes to our Junior Champions for 2020 including Junior Ladies Champion Annie McCarthy(L) and Junior Men's Champion Kelly Walsh(R). Both came away with wins during the recently held Junior Club Championships. Way to go Annie and Kelly!
All the best and stay safe.