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Golf is A Small World After All

Whisky Run Golf Club Golf is A Small World

As Canal Days ended it seemed only fitting that Lou would make his way out of town for a little S & M. You know, Sinister Minister. However, I think Lou might have out drove even the reach of the mighty Brimstone. How would I know this you are asking yourself? It’s elementary really. 

"However, I think Lou might have out drove even the reach of the mighty Brimstone. How would I know this you are asking yourself? It’s elementary really."

Sometime ago in a previous life I had the good fortune to know a young man who showed up to caddy at Cherry Hill. He impressed my fellow Professionals so much that they convinced me to hire him on full time to work in the Pro Shop. It was always one of my best decisions. This young man not only performed his duties well, he excelled at everything we threw his way and he did it with the most infectious smile to boot. He came in early and stayed late if needed. I don’t recall ever having been disappointed by his efforts. A true blessing for any operation which dedicated itself to customer service as we so strived for each and every day. The young man’s name is Allan Reugg who hails from the metropolis of Stevensville. A beautiful little place just North of Ridgeway. If you haven’t been there, it is worth the 5-minute drive, you will not be disappointed.

"Well as time so eagerly march’s on and we find ourselves sometimes losing track of those we once knew."

Well as time so eagerly march’s on and we find ourselves sometimes losing track of those we once knew. So, it is with Allan. But through the technology of modern times we can somehow bridge that gap. So, every once in awhile we reconnect, share a memory of times past and get caught up on life today.

“Just to let you know the over/under on how many ball marks you fixed while away stands at 247. We would like a full accounting when you return so the proper awards can be paid out on Wednesday August 22.”

Well to my surprise this past Wednesday Allan sends me this message; “Hi Jeff, hope your doing well. I heard someone from Whisky Run was visiting Cabot and got excited! I’ll have Lou looked after by one of our top caddies for his round tomorrow.” Well, well it seems that Lou made his escape to Inverness, Nova Scotia to play a round or two on some of the worlds finest links courses, Cabot Cliffs and Cabot Links. As you may have deducted Allan now treats the guests at Cabot Links with his very own brand of customer service. Golf really is a small world after all.

Lou, we all hope you had a great time, you deserve it. Just to let you know the over/under on how many ball marks you fixed while away stands at 247. We would like a full accounting when you return so the proper awards can be paid out on Wednesday August 22.

Fries

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Whisky Run Golf Club Wigs & Swigs

Wigs & Swigs

Mike Tilden will be cutting off his Locks he’s been growing for 6 Years!!!
The Hair will be donated to Locks of Love that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children

 

Included with your Meal will be a 16oz Local Craft Beer!
A Cash Bar will be open for more swigs

 

Your Choice of Chicken, Hamburger or Sausage fresh from the Grill  with a Garden Salad or Pasta Salad

 

All proceeds donated to The Canadian Cancer Society!

  • August 12, 2018

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  • August 12, 2018
Youdonevenknow Whisky Run Golf Club Disc Golf Tournament

YOUDONEVENKNOW Disc Golf Tournament

Sunday , August 19,2018
Fundraiser to benefit The Dusan Nedelko Foundation : www.dusansfoundation.org
Facebook: Dusan Nedelko Foundation

 

Hosted by the Whisky Run Golf Club
Sponsored by Innova Disc Golf

 

TD: Paul Belaya -Mr B himself
Assistant TD: Dan Nedelko

 

Registration: 8:00 am
Continental breakfast for all players
Players meeting: 9:00 am
Tournament start: 9:30 am
27 holes (18-lunch break-9)
Score of best two nines counts to determine final score

 

Barbecue lunch : hamburger or hot dog and salads

 

Third 9 round after lunch

 

Famous silo hole in one contest after completion of regular rounds. This is 50/50 raffle -3 throws for $5. Half of money to the winner(S) half to the foundation

 

After silo throw contest :
Champion put off: highest scores from every group will compete in a increasing difficulty put off contest -winner will receive special award

 

Tournament entry:
$50 a person for adults
$25 for youth 12 and under

 

All proceeds will go to The Dusan Nedelko Foundation

 

Ways To register:
Email: hanna.trafford@gmail.com
Or call or text : (519) 404-2352
Provide your name, contact info, method of payment and level you want to enter
Payment :
Email transfer to hanna.trafford@ gmail com (Question: What do we love? Answer: disc golf )
PayPal: donate@dusansfoundation.org

 

Golf carts are available by reserving directly with Whisky Run pro shop at $15 a person for the day . Call: 1-905-835-6864.

 

Any questions or requests: contact Mama Hanna

 

Hope to see you there ! The foundation needs your support !

  • August 10, 2018
Whisky Run Golf Club Night Golf Event

Glowball Night Golf

Night Golf is BACK!

 

You’ve asked and we have answered. Night Golf is back at Whisky Run Golf Club and you don’t want to miss it. Space is Limited so act now.

 

Experience the exciting view of a glowing LED Golf Ball flying into the night’s sky! It’s like nothing you’ve experienced before in golf.

 

Pay before the event for $40 or day of for $45

 

Two player Scramble format
Nacho Bar before the round
9 Holes
an LED Glowball!
Prizes & Awards

  • August 9, 2018

A History Lesson Revisited

Whisky Run Golf Club Stag Night A History Lesson Revisited

While swapping stories this past weekend at Canal Days, I was asked by very well-mannered Stag Night veteran as to the origin of the term Useless Bastard? I was happy to respond that I not only knew the answer but that I was awarded the 2017 Useless Bastard of the Season Award. This award is given annually by the honorable Society of Useless Bastards. I also let this fellow comrade know that my captain for this season the very own Daryl the Great will sometimes deliberately put himself in said category if he sees one of his players struggling. That’s the kind of captain everyone should have. So, I re-publish my previous research in answer to his question.

"I was happy to respond that I not only knew the answer but that I was awarded the 2017 Useless Bastard of the Season Award."

In the early days of the “Dutch Republic,” under the all-seeing eye of William I, Prince of Orange a decree went out across the Motherland. The call was for all able body men to engage in preparing for battle in defense of the realm. The men of the kingdom were to gather on a specific day mid-week to engage in what was known then as; “The 3 F’s.” Fortification, Fellow-shipping, (equivalent to modern day male bonding), and Frolicking. (the downing of fermented beverages in 1581)

"The call was for all able body men to engage in preparing for battle in defense of the realm."

This tradition was carried out for many a year and at each weekly gathering there were found to be some who for whatever reason could not fully participate in “The 3 F’s.” History is silent on why some could not keep up with their fellow countrymen. It is speculated that these loyal subjects just had an “off” night or where preoccupied with the day’s misgivings that they lacked the needed skills on that particular night.

“Let us not disparage them but encourage them to do better. To succeed in this ageless pursuit of rugged testosterone fueled victory at all cost.”

Under no circumstance were these brave men ostracized from the weekly group. Quite the opposite was observed. These men of the realm were encouraged by their fellow countrymen to try harder and work within themselves to regain their once loyal standing with the group. While these men laboured faithfully and with no guarantee of overall acceptance back into the group they carried the moniker of “Useless Bastards.”

So, it is again observed each week as the Men of Orange gather on Wednesday evening in preparing to defend their teams sacred honour, we find some again falling short and being labeled “Useless Bastards.” Let us not disparage them but encourage them to do better. To succeed in this ageless pursuit of rugged testosterone fueled victory at all cost. When we see our fellow warriors have fallen short, be there to offer a hand of fellowship and help them return to the fold or just berate them with inhumane manly insults until they learn their ill-fated lesson and return on their own.

Sincerely this past week, almost “Useless Bastard”
Fries

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Red Not My Favourite Colour

Whisky Run Golf Club Red, Not my favourite colour

For those who have had the unfortunate pleasure of having to play alongside me while I struggle to maneuver my ball around the course will undoubtedly remember my calm and somewhat simple demeanor. Nothing really gets to me. You can talk, laugh (which is what most sane people do when they see me play anyway) you could drive a cart during my attempt to advance the ball or a number of other things that would cause the faint of heart to flinch and recoil if done during their swing. Not me, I only ask one thing of those who must endure my game. It’s a rather obvious flaw, but nonetheless a flaw is a flaw. I am a simple person, but I become hag-ridden by my fear of RED FLAGS. I have only one request of those who play alongside me. Listen to my small but cherished ranting about how I HATE red flags!!! There I said it, it's out there for everyone to know.

"Nothing really gets to me. You can talk, laugh (which is what most sane people do when they see me play anyway) you could drive a cart during my attempt to advance the ball or a numbe​r of other things that would cause the faint of heart to flinch and recoil if done during their swing."

You may ask, what is the big deal with red flags. Well, at most courses not really a big deal. But here at Niagara’s friendliest golf course the Red flag denotes the pin has been properly place at the FRONT of the green. This formable test of golf we love to play has one strikingly obvious design characteristic which makes red flags or front pins the ultimate challenge. All the greens are slightly elevated from the fairway. The difficulty lies in your choice of approach. If you choose to fly the ball onto the green you will likely end up at the back of the green since we mortals cannot control balls coming into the green at high altitudes and travelling at a high rate of speed to stop once said ball has struck the putting surface.

"a freshly repaired ball mark will heal within 24 hours where as a ball mark left unfixed will remain for at least 5 days or more."

Those shots from on high do produce a ball mark which is our responsibility to fix. We fix these scars because golf etiquette teaches us to leave the course in better condition than when we found it. Also, a freshly repaired ball mark will heal within 24 hours where as a ball mark left unfixed will remain for at least 5 days or more. Cathy Sherk always told me, “Fries, when you fix more than just your ball mark, the green gods will owe you a putt.” And I have always tried my best to fix more than just one ball mark. I am still patiently waiting to collect on this debt. I have often thought if all the golfers playing at any given time fixed more than one ball mark, the whole golf course would experience an apocalyptic experience of such epic proportions that all putts would automatically drop no matter what the length or break. One can only hope, pray and wait while the green gods get their act together.

“Fries, when you fix more than just your ball mark, the green gods will owe you a putt.”

Now for the supposedly safer approach to the green while attempting to somehow get our ball somewhat remotely close to that pesky red flag.  We carefully attempt to roll or bounce our ball on and many of those attempts stay SHORT of the green. Why, you ask? Its that slight elevation. So steep at times Sir Edmund Hillary could not make it to the summit!  ERRRR!!! In golf lingo, a chip-putt now turns into a chip-chip- putt-putt.

Don’t laugh we have all been there and more than likely we will be there again, and again, and again.

“This game is just too tough, it will never catch on.” Not sure who said it, but they have a valid point.

See everyone tonight,

Jeff

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Fair Play is Knowing the Rules

Whisky Run Golf Club Fair Play is knowing the rules

Having had the great pleasure of traveling this vast country of ours as well as the US of A and doing my best to teach newly minted golf professionals on the finer points of the game. I did my best to impart what little knowledge I had stored up to these eager golf professionals who were willing to pay for said knowledge. (that was the part I always found amusing) I enjoyed the opportunity and have many fond memories of these young golf professionals and their passion for the game.

At one such gathering in Florida, I had what I thought done an outstanding job of articulating the importance of knowing the Rules of Golf. Not only for their sake as players but also as future Rules Officials back at their home courses. So, as I was wrapping up this articulate morning session and getting ready to send these half-starved youths to the buffet line waiting for them at the back of the room. My then partner in crime of this sojourn into the minds of the young was a colourful gentleman from Alberta. Who quite simply stood up and declared with the most sincere and straight face, “I just would like to say that what Jeff has said this morning is absolutely true regarding the Rules of Golf, however, remember this, if you don’t cheat, you just cheat yourself!”   He then winked at me which was to say, let's just let that simmer in their heads over lunch.

"If you don't cheat, you just cheat yourself!"

After lunch it was his turn to try and instill something of value to these now somewhat suspecting young golf professionals. My friend from the West did remind them that he was just kidding in his closing statement from the morning. The look of relief on their faces was a Kodak moment.

Now for the one Rule that seems to defy almost every golfer who has ever played any competitive golf. It is one of the Rules sited on every Rule Sheet that I ever made in my 27 years of typing them up for competitions that I had the privilege to have run.


The rule is; Rule 3.3Doubt as to Procedure; simply knowing how to handle a situation that you believe needs to be considered by “The Committee” at the end of your round and BEFORE you hand in and post your score.

In Stroke Play ONLY (not Match Play) it is as follows, if you are doubtful of your rights or the correct procedure during the play of a hole, you may, without penalty, complete the hole with two balls. In these circumstances, before taking any further action, the correct procedure you MUST follow is;a) Announce to your marker, or fellow-competitor, that you intend to play two balls) Declare which ball you wish to count if the Rules permit.c) Play out the hole with both balls recording the separate scores

An example of when this might happen is when a your ball comes to rest in an area that you feel should be marked as ground under repair (GUR). If you think that the Committee might subsequently declare the area to be GUR, you may announce to your fellow competitors that you will invoke Rule 3-3 and play a second ball, taking relief from what you consider to be an abnormal ground condition, and that you wish the score from which ball be counted if the Rules permit. You play your first ball from where it has come to rest and then drop a second ball within one club-length of the nearest point of relief from the area of ground you are disputing, not nearer the hole. 

There is one more very important point to remember after playing two balls under this Rule. You must report all the facts of the situation to the Committee before returning your score card. If you fail to do so, you are disqualified. This is the case even if you make the same score on the hole with both balls.

This is a great Rule to know and use when needed, but you must follow all the proper procedures to use it correctly or the consequences can be worse than invoking the Rule in the first place.

Play on and know your Rules, they can come in handy every once in awhile.

Jeff

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Whisky Run Golf Club Labour Day Classic

Labour Day Classic

Finish summer off with a bang! Win $25,000 at the Labour Day Classic! This annual event is held on the Saturday afternoon of Labour Day Weekend!

Come Play With Us!

“This is one of our most popular tournaments of the season – it’s a fantastic time of year to play golf with tempering breezes off of Lake Erie – everyone is looking to capture the days of summer before the school year starts and the weather cools down.”

 

Summer’s Not Over Until We Say It’s Over

Summer is almost over – but not quite yet! The hot weather doesn’t end until we’ve hosted the annual Labour Day Classic.

The Labour Day Classic is a four person scramble with mixed, men’s and ladies divisions available. It includes 18 holes golf & ride, lunch, dinner, course competitions, a chance to win some great prizes, awards, draws and $25,000 for a Hole in One!

  • July 24, 2018
Whisky Run Golf Club Beat the Nieuwlands

Beat the Nieuwlands

It’s Civic Long Weekend, and that can only mean two things:
1. Its the famous Canal Days Heritage and Marine Festival in downtown Port Colborne, and
2. Whisky Run is hosting its famous Beat The Nieuwlands Golf Tournament!

 

Owners and operators of Whisky Run Golf Club, Four Person Banker’s Scramble Civic Day Holiday Long Weekend.

 

It’s A Banker’s Scramble!

 “A Banker’s Scramble is a regular scramble with a twist. Teams still record one score per hole, playing the best ball throughout the round, but at the end of the round, we throw in a bit of a wrinkle…”

 

How’s It Work?

We draw six numbers out of a basket (from 1-18). These six numbers represent the hole #’s where the score is collected to make the teams Banker’s Score. We add the 6 scores together, multiply them by 1.5 and subtract the sum from the gross score… Sounds complicated, doesn’t it… Well, it’s not too bad, it just takes a few minutes to figure out! And while the organizers are doing that, we’re serving an awesome lunch and giving out draw tickets for prizes!

 

Try And Beat Our Team

The Beat The Nieuwland’s tournament includes breakfast, 18 holes golf & ride, a player gift, course competitions, lunch, draw prizes and awards. There is an extra prize, for each team that “Beats the Nieuwlands” with their Banker Scramble score.

 

“In the last four years, the Nieuwlands have been defeated by 0.5 points! That’s the beauty of the Banker’s Scramble – it really is anybody’s game! You can try to strategize, but it comes down to the pick of a number – you can be rewarded for scoring high on those chosen holes – an advantage over the low scoring teams. Another element of chance we just like to throw in!

 

Long Weekend Fun

This tournament is a great way to kick off your long weekend. It gets you outside and geared up for an awesome holiday with tons of festivities going on downtown. That includes our Welland Canal Challenge! So, sign up today for the Canal Days Tournament and try your luck at beating The Nieuwlands – hey, you might just get a beer out of Lou if you do!

  • July 24, 2018
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