Course Update – July 14th

Posted by Luke McGrath on July 14th, 2020

Hello, MVGC Community,

Things are progressing well. Derek and his staff have the golf course in fantastic shape. The last two greens were opened the week of July 4th.

We would like to make it clear to all golfers that the pro-shop staff is committed to making everyone’s day as enjoyable as possible. To that effect, we would like to remind all players of a few things.  

The pro-shop is responsible for the control of play and tee times. In this regard it is necessary that all players check in with the pro-shop so, that in case of an emergency we know you’re on the course and so we can get an accurate round count.

Also, it is required that if we get you started on the second nine for that day that you check in with the pro-shop before continuing on the first nine for that day. It is unacceptable, and just plain rude to try to skip ahead of those groups who have reserved tee times days in advance.

It is against policy to play in a group of more then four without prior permission of the pro-shop. Although you may think that if you are playing in a fivesome and keeping up to the pace of play that you aren’t breaking any rules, you are. Other golfers see groups playing as five, and then proceed to pester the pro-shop staff, asking why it is okay for some groups to play as five, but others can’t. Permission to play in a fivesome or more will be allowed in certain circumstances but determined by the pro-shop based on a number of variables. Please, do not, by any means ever, come with the expectation that you will be allowed to play in a fivesome whenever you feel like it.

Next, we would like to congratulate the four winners of the Yukon Golf Championships.

Men’s Division – Landon Kulych

Women’s Division – Sharon Walsh

Senior Men’s Division – Chris Bennett

Junior Division – Aimery Barrault

The MVGC Club Championships will be held August 8th and 9th. Entry fees will be $70 for adults and seniors and $30 for juniors. Sign up will open next week, and will close Wednesday, August 5th at 9pm. This tournament is for MVGC members with a valid Golf Canada handicap only.

From tonight until August 25th, Special Olympics athletes will be using the driving range on Tuesday nights from 5:45pm until 7:15pm. There will still be 3 range stalls available for public use, but we will not be taking reservations for these slots. Please respect the space of the athletes and coaches during this time.

For any parents looking to get their children started in the game of golf, we have a large selection of junior-sized clubs available in the shop. Stop by to check for sizes.  

We have the ability to custom order merchandise from a variety of suppliers. If we do not carry a brand you’re searching for, ask Abe or Luke about it in the shop. 

Please check in at the pro-shop for some fantastic merchandise deals.

Next Friday, July 24th, we have a corporate golf event happening on the course. There will be no available tee times from 10am to approximately 430pm. We cannot guarantee cart availability for those playing later in the evening at this time. 

Thank you for your patience,

Abe Buckle – Director of Golf

Luke McGrath – Pro-shop Manager/Communications