Great Walk and Ride Specials in September
Twilight rates now start at 2 pm at both King’s Forest and Chedoke Civic GC. Check www.golfhamilton.ca for up-to-date rates.
King’s Forest CG
Monday to Thursday after 11 am – $50 walking and $58 riding including taxes
Friday to Sunday after 11 am – $60 walking and $68 riding including taxes
Super Special – $48 Golf & Ride – seven days a week after 3 pm including taxes. Twilight rates now start at 2 pm.
Chedoke Civic GC – Beddoe Course
Monday to Thursday after 11 am – $53 Golf & Ride including taxes
Friday to Sunday after 11 am – $60 Golf & Ride including taxes
Super Special Golf & Ride after 3 pm
Monday to Thursday – $40 including taxes
Friday to Sunday – $45 including taxes
Chedoke Civic – Martin Course
Monday to Thursday after 11 am – $44 Golf & Ride including taxes
Friday to Sunday after 11 am – $49 Golf & Ride including taxes
Super Special Golf & Ride after 3 pm
Monday to Thursday – $34 including taxes
Friday to Sunday – $39 including taxes
Fall clearance sale starts at Chedoke and King’s Forest
For a limited time you save 30% off all Jackets, shirts, wind shirts and shorts and 20% off all remaining golf bags and golf shoes (limited sizes). Callaway golf gloves on sale for $11.50 – regularly $14.95.
Summer Golf Camps filled to capacity
Twenty-plus youngsters enjoyed the August Junior Golf Camp sponsored by RBC at Chedoke Civic GC.
Stay tuned to the web site – www.golfhamilton.ca – in the New Year for updates on 2017.
Cheers for chairs!
Congratulations to Les Barratt (left) and Bob Ivanco (right), the two summer draw winners of our comfy Molson Canadian Muskoka chairs, at King’s Forest GC and Chedoke Civic GC. Thanks for frequenting and supporting the clubhouse food and beverage team! We hope you’re enjoying the view somewhere and having a cold one!
Ladies’ League Closing Banquet
The Golf Hamilton Ladies’ League Closing Banquet sponsored by RBC is scheduled for Wednesday, September 28th at 7 pm in the clubhouse at Chedoke Civic GC. Tickets for the sit down prime rib dinner must be bought and paid for in advance by September 21st. There is limited space available, so book early to avoid disappointment. The cost is $25 for Ladies’ League members only.
For more information call the Golf Shop at 905-546-3116 or email email@example.com
2017 Golf Tournaments now available!
If you’re looking to host a small, medium or large group for a golf tournament for 2017 please give us a call and we’d be happy to sit down and review your needs to ensure a smoothly run and memorable event.
Please contact Mark Arnett, Supervisor of Golf Operations at 905-546-3117 for information about available dates at both Chedoke Civic GC and King’s Forest GC or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Great saving to be found in our 2016 Yardage Guides
Our 2016 yardage guides are available in the Golf Shop at both King’s Forest and Chedoke Civic golf courses for guests who purchase a regular green fee. Check them out for awesome monthly 2 for 1 green fees right through to October, as well as discounts for food purchases in the clubhouse.
Four holes-in-one at King’s Forest in August
Hole in one for Mike Adoranti
With the setting sun looming in the background Mike Adoranti drained the shot of a lifetime Wednesday evening at King’s Forest GC.
Playing in a foursome with Ray Ellis, Les Barratt and Derek Brooker that teed off at 2:48 pm, the King’s Forest member stepped to the 14th tee and drained the first ace of his golfing career.
“I had been down in the dumps until I reached No. 14,” says Adoranti, who shot 44 on the front nine and would finish with a 39 on the back nine including a birdie on the par-3 17th hole. “It bounced once about six feet in front of the pin and rolled about six inches right in the hole. I’m an 11-handicap, it never entered my mind that I would ever get a hole in one, I’m not that good, but I can tell you it feels really good.”
Immediately after the hole in one, Mike texted his two sons to let them know the good news. A couple of years ago, his son Shane notched his first hole in one in only the second round of his life at Willow Valley GC, while his other son Kyle, a pitcher for the Hamilton Cardinals, is just getting into golf.
At the end of the round, Adoranti bought drinks for all 28 guys who were part of the Wednesday night outing to complete the thrill of a lifetime!
Swing to remember for Marty Barone
After a 30-plus year hiatus of being a member at King’s Forest Golf Club, Marty Barone is glad to be back.
As a young man Barone was a member at King’s Forest in its early days from 1974 to 1983, but only rejoined earlier this year. The one thing that remained on his bucket until last month was a hole in one and that’s exactly what he got on No. 17 playing from the white tees from about 175 yards.
After shooting a solid 39 on the front nine, Barone started to fade, but his ace helped him finish with an 84, not his best round of the year, but definitely the most memorable.
“I didn’t see it go in and my buddy Glenn McKeonn lost sight of it, but the two guys we were playing with said it went in, but I didn’t believe them because they were drinking,” Barone says. “First I check all the balls on the green to see if one of them was mine and then they told me to check the hole and it was in there.”
His playing partners didn’t stick around, and the guys in the group ahead and behind him declined his offer for a celebratory drink, so the ace only ended up costing him $16.
Fifth ace for Peter Lavryssen
Peter Lavryssen doesn’t remember the details of his first hole-in-one or the year it happened, but he’s happy to have another. The 82-year-old, who has been a member at King’s Forest since it fully opened as an 18-hole course in 1974, carded his fifth hole in one at the municipal layout in August, but the date is already fading from memory!
It has been about 15 years since his last hole in one, so when he teed it up on No. 14 with an 8-iron from 125 yards, he was just hoping to get it close to the pin.
“It was just luck. I didn’t see it go in, but I’ll take it,” says Lavryssen who now has three holes in ones on No. 14, one on No. 17 and one on No. 5. He just needs another on No. 7 – to complete the “Fab Four Holes in One” at King’s Forest. “I have lost about 150 yards off my driving over the course of time, but still enjoy getting out with the boys,” adds Lavryssen who usually plays Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, walking the front and riding the back nine.
Daniel Baker collects his first ace at King’s Forest
First-year King’s Forest member Daniel Baker gets full credit for the first hole-in-one of the year on No. 5 at King’s Forest Golf Club.
The 16-year-old junior used a five-iron from the White Tees on the 205-yard downhill hole while playing with a couple of guys, Josh and Andy, who he had joined at the first tee on August 22nd.
“I watched the ball roll onto the green, but I couldn’t follow it on the green because of the shadows and lost sight of it so I couldn’t tell what happened from the tee,” Baker says. “When we got down there I looked off the back and in the rough but couldn’t find it, so I walked towards the hole and said, “There’s no way it’s in the hole,” and then I looked in and there it was at the bottom of the cup. I couldn’t believe it. I was just trying to get it on the green,” says Baker who is going into Grade 11 at Bishop Ryan this fall and plans to play school golf.
“It’s definitely the highlight of my summer vacation,” adds Daniel who played about 35 rounds at King’s Forest over the summer. “It’s pretty crazy to think that I have a hole-in-one at the age of 16, when most people go a whole lifetime never getting one. I don’t know if I will ever get another one, but it’s certainly something I’ll never forget.”
Beddoe Course Club Championship at Chedoke Civic GC goes to Karl Quade
Karl Quade made hay over the long weekend winning his first Beddoe Course Men’s Club Championship at Chedoke Civic GC somewhat amazingly after first winning the Martin Course championship 25 years ago.
The hobby farmer from Copetown went to town on Sunday, September 4th and came home a champion just in time to take his daughter to University of Toronto to start school this week, while his closest competitor was disqualified after playing the wrong ball on No. 10. It was quite a day!
“She called me twice while I was out on the course asking if I was ready to leave and I had to say, ‘Sorry honey, I’m leading this thing. I can’t go now,'” says Quade who grew up on nearby Hyde Park Avenue and first joined Chedoke as a 14-year-old in the summer of 1979. He won the Men’s Club Championship on the Martin Course in 1991. “Now I have one of each, it’s a little hard to believe, having to wait 25 years. It’s amazing how time flies by.”
Last week while playing a practice round on the Beddoe Course, Quade birdied Cardiac Hill (No. 15) to get to 3-under for his round. He then proceeded to bogey No. 16, par No. 17 and triple-bogey No. 18 for a 71, so the 6.2 handicap index (now 4.0) wasn’t sure what to expect heading into club championship weekend.
“With ‘the King,’ Kevin Kelly, not a member right now, there were a lot of guys who were looking to win the club championship,” Quade said, noting that Kelly has 25 men’s club championships to his name at Chedoke. “I just knew I needed to control my emotions and stay in the moment,” says Quade who fired an opening round 72 to lead Les Barratt by one with Billy Butler at 75.
Twenty years ago, Quade shot the low round of his life on the Beddoe Course with a 66 to lead the club championships after the first round. It all came down to the final hole of the second and final round as Quade bogeyed to lose by one shot to Rusty Baker who made par on No. 18 for the one-stroke victory.
The second round proved to be exceptionally interesting when Quade made back-to-back double-bogeys on No. 7 and No. 8, while Butler went par and birdie, as Quade’s lead vanished with a five-shot swing over two holes.
However, on No. 10, Butler accidently played someone else’s ball, most likely one that had been hit by golfers on No. 9, and by the time he figured it out on the next tee and explained the situation to the guys in his group it was too late to correct the mistake and he was disqualified. Quade won with rounds of (72-74) followed by Kevin Dinney (78-70), Les Barratt (73-79) and Tony Galipeau (79-75) in fourth.
Quade also thanked Chedoke Men’s Committee members; Les Barratt, Tony Galipeau and Rusty Baker for their tireless hours of work putting together all the championships and other events throughout the season.
In other action, the amazing 80-year-old Gerry Dowall won A Flight shooting a 72 in the final round to blow away the field by five shots, followed by Jim Koppang and Frank Ajandi, while John Lambie won B Flight followed by Dan Rosatik and Stephen Settle.