Falcon Ridge Men's League - May 12 Newsletter (Week #2)

There will be no golfing next Monday May 19.  Our next game is on May 26.

Howdy Golfers,

Welcome to all of our new members and returning members.  We have grown to 62 members this year, an increase of 10 over last year.  It was great having the clubhouse open for dinner this week and we fully expect to be licensed by this weekend.  Thanks for your patience! 

50/50 Winner: Congratulations to James Scobie who won $37.50 in our first 50/50 draw and to Dave Bedard who won this week’s 50/50 pot of $80.  We have raised $117 so far this year. The cost is only $2 for 1 ticket or 3 tickets for $5 to get in on the action. You can buy your tickets at the bar before your game or during supper. The proceeds will be used towards our annual banquet and tournament costs.  Thanks to all who have participated this year!

This weeks “Long Drive” and “Closest to the Pin” Winners:

Congrats to our week one winners on Raceview

Closest to the pin- Dave Robertson

Long Drive - Scott Harrison


And on Falcon: 

Closest to the pin - Rene  Frigault

Long Drive - Greg Spratt


Congrats to our week two winners on Raceview

Closest to the pin- Charlie Jessome #8

Long Drive – Bryan McConachie #6


And on Falcon: 

Closest to the pin – Roberto Mascioli #5

Long Drive – Mike Pion #4

Please talk to Stephanie to receive your prize. To win the closest to the pin contest, your ball has to end up on the green. To win the longest drive contest, your ball has to end up on the fairway. You are allowed to win the long drive and closest to the pin only once each per year during league play. If you have already won the closest to the pin or longest drive this year, please do not move the marker if you are closer or longer.

“Closest to the Pin” Winners so far this season:

Dave Robertson, Rene  Frigault   , Charlie Jessome, Roberto Mascioli

“Long Drive” Winners so far this season:

Scott Harrison, Greg Spratt, Bryan McConachie, Mike Pion


Supper: Dinner on May 26 is “Fajitas” night!  Please plan on staying for supper and mingling with your fellow golfers. 

Upcoming Events: (free advertising for your event!)

We will announce when the Group Lessons will resume.  They are normally held each Thursday at 6:30 pm at the Falconridge Driving Range and run for the summer.  The cost is only $10 per week (pay as you go) which includes a large bucket of balls. Everyone is welcome. Bring out your spouse or a friend as well.  Colin Orr from the OAC will again be our CPGA instructor. 

Our annual tournament and closing banquet date will be held on September 20 starting at 11:30 am on Falconridge.  Please mark that date on your calendar.

On June 1st starting at noon at Falcon Ridge, Bernie Livingstone is organizing a golf tournament on behalf of the Knights of Columbus and Our Lady of the Visitation Catholic Church. Funds raised will be going toward various events and charities sponsored by the Knights. Included will be some money being raised to help build our parish family center.  For more information call:  Bernie Livingstone at 613- 821-3542 or E-mail:

Housekeeping: (The club has asked us to advise every one of the following)

1) All players must sign in at the Pro Shop before Teeing Off.

2) If you are staying for supper, please pay for your $10 meal ticket at the same time as you sign in.

3) If you are not going to be staying for supper on a given Monday, please contact the club at (613) 822-6742 or by email at by noon each Monday.  

4) It’s assumed that you will be staying for supper if you didn’t phone or email the club by noon on Monday to state otherwise.

5) Suggestions are always welcome!  

6) Please try to arrive at the club in advance of your scheduled T Time and be prepared to go off earlier if other groups are running late.

Team Standings:

We are in the process of making this years teams.  Your team standings will be posted each week in the clubhouse on the bulletin board beside the TV. Please ensure you hand in your scorecards at the bar each week and write down the first and last name of each player so that Joey can read it. The scoring system we are using is 1 point for a bogey, 2 points for a par, 3 points for a birdie and 4 points for an eagle.

League Dues: Please pay Stephanie if you have not already done so.  The first and second instalments are $184 each. ($144 green fees plus $40 league fee)

League Perks: Don't forget that as a league member, you are entitled to a large bucket of range balls each Monday. If you don't have time to warm up before your game, ask for a free bucket of balls coupon when you check in and come back another time to practice. Golf carts on league nights are $12 per cart. We’ll also receive a 20% discount on all pro shop items (except clubs) on Monday nights. So why not wait to make your golf purchases at the club on Monday nights and help our club grow. And of course it's a perk to be served by Stephanie and the Ladies of Raceview!

Golf Etiquette: Please make an extra effort to fix your pitch marks on the greens. It’s a good practice to fix your ball mark and at least one more, even if it wasn’t yours. Please leave the course in better shape than when you started. Ball mark repair tools are available free of charge at the club house if you need one. Please waive faster groups through to keep things moving, especially if you have a clear hole in front of you. Remember that Range Balls are only to be used on the driving range. Keep all carts away from greens, tees and bunkers.

League Rules: (to speed up play)

The penalty for “Out of Bounds” or a "Lost Ball" during league play is 1 stroke only, not stroke and distance.  Just drop a ball within 2 club lengths of where your ball last crossed the fairway and play away. The maximum score on a hole is double par. If you reach that number, please pick up your ball. Remember for team scoring purposes, you don’t get any points for scores over bogey, so you can pick up your ball and mark a double bogey, especially if you can see that other groups are waiting for you to play.  Limit time looking for lost golf balls to 1 minute maximum.


1)     We don’t play provisional balls in league play. If you believe your shot is lost or in the water, don’t play a provisional. Just proceed to where you believe your ball went and play from there. There is just a 1 stroke penalty and you get to keep your distance.

2)     The maximum score on a hole is double par. If you reach that number, please pick up your ball. Remember for team scoring purposes, you don’t get any points for scores over bogey, so you can pick up your ball and mark a double bogey, especially if you can see that other groups are waiting for you to play. 

3)     Limit time looking for lost golf balls to 1 minute maximum.

4)     If you can’t see the group in front of you, or if the group behind you is waiting for you on every hole, that is a good indication that you should pick up the pace.

5)     Play from the forward (red) tees to speed things up if you average 6 or fewer points per game.

6)     It shouldn’t take more than 2 hours to play 9 holes.   

Spare Policy: If you can't golf on a given Monday, please arrange for a spare to come out. Your spare will pay you directly because you have already prepaid for the round. Please advise your spare to check in at the pro shop to pay for their dinner before teeing off. If they can't make dinner, the clubhouse should be advised (at 822-6742) by Monday at noon so they can budget the proper amount of food for the night. If you know of anyone who would like to be added to the spares list or play regularly please let us know.


Spares List: (please advise if you would like your name added to the list)

Steve Mackey -, cell: 613-978-1224

Chris Hinds -, 613-947-5469

Tony Mitchelson - h 526-8669

Art Richardson - h 824-1158, c 722-5922

John Stairs - w 991-9911, h 249-9622, c 266-2490,

Tony Silveira - c 866-3237, h 822-2674, w 731-1550 x2268

Steve Young - h 270-0230, c 614-8317,

Ron Geroux - c 791-8456

Ron Cuirrier - h 526-1015, c 866-6614

Bruce Coffin - 613-599-5183(H), 613-521-9626(W)

Bernie Bedard - w(613)782-0222, h (613)741-4938, c(613)850-9151
Rick Stappert – confirmed (h) 747-3551, (w) 957-5812
Frank D’Angelo - 613-231-0319 Work, 613-729-3443 Home (Work), (Home)


Please patronize our Sponsors:

Please take note of our sponsors listed below and please call them if you need any of their services. If you would like to sponsor a night for the “Longest Drive” and “Closest to the Pin” competition, please contact Stephanie or one of your executive.

Scotiabank - Dave Mitchell – (613)738-1518,

2515 Bank St, Ottawa, Ont. K1V 8R9 -  Give Dave a call if you want a free second opinion on your mortgage or investments.

Bear Creek Custom Clubs - Kim Suitor - (613) 253-2582 - Certified Rifle Centre ( and ACCRA Shaft Distributor ( Dynamic Lie/Loft Adjusting, Custom Fitted Clubs, Re-Shafting, Re-Gripping, Repairs.  816-9th Line Rd. Carleton Place ON. K7C 3P2

Ottawa Athletic Club - Colin Orr – (613)523-1540 -

Give Colin a call for a Golf Lesson at Falconridge.

B&B Drywall - Stino Bueti - Cell (613)223-7893 or (613)821-9822, , 6933 Twin Lakes Avenue, Greely, Ont. K4P 1P1

CAR-O-PRACTOR - Dan Prezeau - (613)838-2184, , 5949 Ottawa St. Richmond, Ont. K0A 2Z0

Doug’s Truck and Automotive, NAPA Manotick - Ken Warner - (613)692-3537, - 1142 Clapp Lane, Manotick, Ont. K4M 1A5

Falconridge Golf Club - (613)822-6742, - 4740 High Rd. Gloucester, Ont. K1X 1B3

Email Stephanie at

Email Steve Spratt at

Your Executive:

President - Ken Warner (613)692-3537 -

Secretary / Treasurer - Dave Mitchell (613)738-1518 -

Director - Dan Prezeau (613)838-2184 -

Director - George Mitchell (613)990-2459 -

Director - Joey Barrett (613)759-6540 -

Golf Links:

Please advise if you know of anyone that would like to join our league as a regular member or a spare.  If you have any suggestions or comments for the league, please email any of your executive, Stephanie or Steve Spratt.

Thank you for your commitment to the league and have a great week!

Your Executive