President's Message

Another golf season has come and gone. Sadly, the course is closed for the 2017 golf year. What a year it was though. The weather was tremendous. Ryan and his staff took excellent advantage of the warm temperatures and got the course in awesome shape. The greens were rolling true all year and they got faster and faster.  They also did a lot of pruning making it easier to find those errant shots in the woods, while making the course look even more pleasing to the eye.

 The Pro shop was again a dream to work with. Kevin and his entire staff were always helpful and courteous. Their ability to manage the Tee sheet and move around groups is fantastic. The Ladies and Men’s tournament chairs in coordination with Kevin had all the tournaments running seamlessly.

There was always a smiling face waiting for you in the clubhouse no matter how terrible you played out on the course. The Food and Beverage staff were excellent again this season.

Lastly, I would like to thank the Members for their support all year, as participation in the tournaments was well attended. See everyone next season. Winter well!!  

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday, March 17, 2018 (a move from January).   The formal notice will be e-mailed in the new year.

This will allow Ryan and Kevin to have more pertinent information related to the opening of the golf course.  As well Food & Beverage will be starting it's operations instead of opening for one day and shutting down as it would in January. 

Bob Dealy

Redwood Meadows Members Club - President

Club Captain & Tournament Chair-October 2017

It’s a sad time of the year when our golfing days are limited or over for the season. Taking a look back on the 2017 season, I must say it has been an exceptional one.

The course opened in excellent condition and only got better as the season progressed. Ryan and his team certainly provided us with a course that was a true delight to play. Congratulations to Ryan.

 All our tournaments went ahead without any weather setbacks, none got cancelled and all were played in great weather (thank you weather man).

A few changes were made this year, the most notable being the men’s opening tournament going to a 3-man team event.  The men’s club championship had smaller flights and we introduced the Lion and the Lamb event at the end of the season, which was a fun way of ending our tournament year.  The huge amount of positive feedback means we will have this same event next year.

I would like to thank Kevin and his pro shop staff for all their work and support with the tournaments (both Ladies and Men).  Also, men’s Wednesday nights and the men’s member guest, both of which were great events organized by Kevin and his staff.

Tuesday morning Senior SNIPS must have a special thank you go out to Erik Bundgaard, for all his work in organizing this weekly ritual.  For interclub matches, these wouldn’t happen if it wasn’t for the hard work of Don Klimosko and Ernie Uniat for the men’s interclub and Randy Mah and Rick Sofiak for the senior men’s interclub.  Thanks to all for taking charge of these events throughout the season.

Previously I have mentioned handicaps and entering scores into GGGolf.  GGGolf has been a learning curve for all, but I believe most members now use it well.  I for one use it when preparing for tournaments.  As members, we are all responsible for maintaining our own handicaps and the best way to do this is to enter all your scores into GGGolf.  Commencing next year, you will need a minimum of 80% of scores entered into GGGolf before registering for tournaments.  All our tournaments are based on handicaps, therefore it’s only fair to all members that your handicap is up-to-date.

Whether you stay around Calgary for the winter months or travel to a warmer climate, I wish you all a wonderful “closed” season and look forward to seeing everyone for another fun packed year in 2018.

Dave Wattleworth

Club Captain and Tournament Director

Ladies Delegate October 2017

Fabulous weather this summer made for some great tournaments and league play for the Redwood ladies!! 

There are so many people to thank … all of the volunteers (and sponsors) that make it fun for us all, Kevin and the pro shop staff for looking after us, the lounge and restaurant staff for great service and fabulous food and Ryan and all of his staff for making us so proud of our golf course. 

A big thank you to all the volunteers that have agreed to be league and tournament organizers for 2018, the ladies section is ready for next year. 

Be sure to read the Club Captain's report in this Newsletter about using the GGGolf to enter your scores. 

See the Redwood Meadows web site and in particular the Calendar of Events in the spring of 2018 for all tournament/interclub dates etc.  Watch for news via email from Redwood Admin. 

Have a very healthy winter!!!

Have any questions or comments please contact us at ladiesclub@redwoodmembers.ca

Colleen Borggard

Ladies Delegate

Treasurer's Report October 2017

As Treasurer, I can report that the Members Club finances are in good shape. We will close this season with about the same reserve we have carried forward in previous years. Official financial statements will be available at the AGM.

The primary new expenditure was the addition of the tournament and handicap modules to GGGolf.  The tournament module worked well for the sign-up for tournaments and for a couple of weekday leagues. We are hoping for a modification to simplify payment; although this year’s system was functional.

The handicap module worked well, allowing score differentials to be entered directly into the Golf Canada from the GGGolf calendar. GGGolf and the Golf Canada systems are synchronized; however errors can occur (mostly wrong date) if a member alternates entering Redwood scores between the two.

Finally, kudos to all involved with the operations at Redwood Meadows. This season was one of the best, particularly with regard to course condition, pro-shop service, our chefs and servers in the lounge. Thanks everyone!

Erik Bundgaard

Treasurer

Pro Shop Info

What a great season, it just seemed to go so fast.  I am very proud of Redwood Meadows and thank all of the staff and volunteers for their efforts this year.   Thank you to all of the members for your support and well wishes.   I’m sure many of you didn’t play as well or as often as you were hoping to but I hope you enjoyed your time here this year and are excited for next season.  Over the next few weeks we will be cleaning up and securing our merchandise for next season.  At this time we have committed to a stronger partnership with Cleveland/Srixon and that will feature their new CBX & RTX3 wedges and offer an amazing prices on logoed Srixon balls for those who may be doing some corporate business.  More will be announced at the AGM in the New Year.

Mike will be offering lessons at the Golfdome again this winter.  You can get in touch by email at mikefahey@75@gmail.com or by text a 587-435-2185.

On behalf of the Proshop, I would like to wish everyone a happy and healthy offseason and we look forward to seeing you again in 2018.

Sincerely,

 Kevin Black

Head Professional

Turf Department

Well I sit here at my desk thinking where did the summer go!!! I still can’t believe the awesome weather we had this golf season. I hope the membership was as happy as I was with the course and the condition.

 Myself and my crew:

We had a great season for construction projects.  From the new putting green, tree pruning on 13 and 14, flower beds and just the course maintenance all together, by having every piece of grass cut perfectly and every bunker raked every day my crew really stepped up this season with all the little detail stuff like bunker edges etc.  I couldn’t be happier with the crew I have 😊.

Putting course to bed:

As for preparing the course for the winter months to come, we will be doing the exact same practices as we have done in the previous 3 years, with the bubble wrap on 70% of our greens. We will also be trying a new insulation material that is supposed to replace bubble wrap in the near future. We will be trying this new material on one of the greens this winter to see how it works.

Maintenance Equipment/Utility carts:

Our lease is up this winter so next season you will be seeing a newer fleet of maintenance carts and mowers as we try to upgrade our aging fleet of utility carts. This is an exciting time for myself as it is my first time I get to be involved in the process of replacing our equipment

I will leave it at that, I hope everyone has a great winter as for myself I’ll be in the cold hockey rinks as I watch my sons play hockey.

Cheers

Ryan Whitney

Superintendent