Falcon Ridge Men's League – June 8th Newsletter Week #4

Howdy Golfers,

Monday’s WINNERS were:

50/50 Draw – Mitch Mitchell - $27.00

Closest to the Pin – Falcon Ridge – Frank Berkemeyer

Long Drive -  Falcon Ridge – Greg Harps


Long Drive – Raceview – The guy who hit it 30 yards from the pin on #7.  Name to be announced once the pin is picked up but it might have been John Daly.

Closest to the Pin – Raceview – John Burke 7" from the pin.  (Sorry George, you almost won)


In the News:


We'll announce this years teams before next weeks game. 


Our next golf night is Monday June 15th.  We'll alternate courses each week.  If you played Raceview this week, you will play Falcon Ridge next week.


Group lessons are ongoing each Thursday at 6:30 pm on the range.  The cost is only $10 per week.  Everyone is welcome and please bring your spouse or another golfer.  Colin Orr and Dave will be there to help groove your swing.  Do it for your team! 


For the weekly long drive and closest to the pin competitions, it is now permitted to use the Red tees.  This will help with the pace of play and keep it fair for everyone. 


We have simplified the team concept and scoring for this year.  Each foursome will be part of the same team and two foursomes will form each team.  The best scores on each hole for your foursome will be added together to get your team scores.  Please hand in your scorecard each week with your team score, the names of your foursome and your t-time.  Please record your team score on a separate line so that our statistician can easily record your results.


If you haven’t already paid your green fees for this half, please do so on Monday. 


Rumour has it that the new club house will be open by next Monday June 12th.  We will confirm in advance.  Since our dinners started two weeks late, you will be given credit for two dinners when you pay your second half dues. 


Food for thought – If everyone fixed one pitch mark on each green in addition to their own, we would repair 540 pitch marks each week.  Let’s make it happen.  Divot tools are available free at the clubhouse.


Please let us know if you know of anyone who would like to join our league or be added to the spares list.


Spares List:


Dave Etchells - 613) 723-9881 h , (613) 761-3283 c

Callan Smith - doug.smith2@cra-arc.gc.ca>; dsmith1894@aol.com>;

Bruce Coffin - bruce.coffin@sympatico.ca 613-599-5183(H), 613-521-9626(W)

John Stairs - swright5273@rogers.com w 991-9911, h 249-9622, c 266-2490

Steve Mackey - steve.mackey@ottawa.ca, cell: 613-978-1224

Robert Beardsell - robertbeardsell@hotmail.com
Chris Hinds - chhinds@nrcan.gc.ca, 613-947-5469

Tony Mitchelson - tonymitch@Juno.com h 526-8669

Art Richardson - artric@rogers.com h 824-1158, c 722-5922

Tony Silveira - tsilveira72@hotmail.com c 866-3237, h 822-2674, w 731-1550 x2268

Steve Young - stedi24@rogers.com h 270-0230, c 614-8317,

Ron Geroux - ron.geroux@sympatico.ca c 791-8456

Ron Cuirrier - ottawasbest@rogers.com h 526-1015, c 866-6614

Bernie Bedard - bernie.bedard@sympatico.ca w(613)782-0222, h (613)741-4938, c(613)850-9151
Rick Stappert – confirmed Rick.Stappert@cic.gc.ca (h) 747-3551, (w) 957-5812
Frank D’Angelo - 613-231-0319 Work, 613-729-3443 Home
 dangelof@smtp.gc.ca (Work), dangelo.frank@sympatico.ca (Home)



League Dues for Non-Members: 

Please pay your dues to our League Manager Stephanie Ramsay.  


Your first instalment of $256 is due on May 11.

[$36 (2 x $18 golf only in May) + $180 (6 x $30 golf and dinner) + $40 (1/2 of the $80 league fee)] 


Your second instalment of $280 is due on July 6.

[$240 (8 x $30 golf and dinner) + $40 (1/2 of the $80 league fee)] 


If you prefer, you can pay $536 for the season on May 11.


Any rainouts in the first half will be credited towards your second half dues.  You will be given credit for any rainouts in the second half.



If you are a member of Falcon Ridge, (Unrestricted, Restricted or 9 hole Raceview Membership) your green fees are already paid. 


Your first instalment of $40 is due on May 11.

(1/2 of the $80 league fee)


Your second instalment of $40 is due on July 6.

(1/2 of the $80 league fee)


Dinner is not mandatory for members of Falcon Ridge.


If you are interested in becoming a member of Falcon Ridge and taking advantage of the lower league costs, all of the details are available on the website at www.falconridgegolf.ca.  Memberships can be purchased from Stephanie Ramsay our Membership Manager.


League Dates:

Our league will start on May 11.  We will golf on May 11, 25, June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, July 6, 13, 20, 27, August 10, 17, 24, 31 and Sept 14. 

We will not be golfing on the following dates as they are statutory holidays:

May 18, Aug 3 and Sept 7.

Our Annual Tournament will be held on Saturday, Sept 19 starting at 11:30 am. 


Loyalty Program:

The club has started a loyalty program this year.  Your golf and dinner costs will earn you points towards loyalty awards.  More details of this exciting program are available on the club website at www.falconridgegolf.ca


50/50 Draw:

We will continue with our weekly 50/50 draws. 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. 


Weekly “Long Drive” and “Closest to the Pin” Contest:

Our weekly long drive and closest to the pin contests will be held on the same holes each week on both Raceview and Falcon Ridge.  The closest to the pin holes will be on Raceview #8 and on Falcon Ridge #9.  The long drive holes will be on Raceview #6 and on Falcon Ridge #8.  Falcon Ridge will be sponsoring this event again this year. 


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 fairwayYou are allowed to win the long drive and closest to the pin only once each per year during league play.  You can use the forward tees for this competition if you prefer.


Rain Outs: 

If it’s raining, we would like to start a new tradition of having dinner at the club anyway even if the golf has been halted due to the weather.  It’s a night out and you don’t have to cook.  Come on out and mingle with your fellow golfers.  It’s a social league and that’s a perfect time to get to meet your peers.  There is usually a ball game on the big screen to watch as well. 


Group Lessons:

Group Lessons will resume on May 28th.  The cost is $10.  Come on out and bring a friend.


Annual Tournament: 

Our annual tournament and closing banquet date will be held on Saturday, September 19 starting at 11:30 am on Falconridge.  Please mark that date on your calendar.



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

2) 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 falconridge.leagues@gmail.com by noon each Monday.   You will be given credit for a maximum of one dinner per season if you can’t make it. 

3) Please try to arrive at the club in advance of your scheduled t-time and be prepared to start earlier if other groups are running late.



We have simplified the team concept and scoring for this year.  Each foursome will be part of the same team and two foursomes will form each team.  The best scores on each hole for your foursome will be added together to get your team scores.


Your team standings will be posted each week in the clubhouse on the bulletin board.  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 we can read them.   The foursome pairings will be announced after the first 4 weeks to allow handicapping of the scores.


League Perks:

As a league member, you are entitled to a large bucket of range balls each week.  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 one more.  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 into the hazard and play away.  There is no need to play a provisional ball.  The maximum score on a hole is double par. If you reach that number, please pick up your ball.  Remember for team scoring purposes, the lowest score on the hole in your foursome is what counts.  If the group behind you is waiting for you please waive them through or speed up your play.  Please limit the time looking for lost golf balls to a maximum of 1 minute.


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 your round and for dinner. Please advise your spare to check in at the pro shop before teeing off.  If your spare can’t stay for supper, please advise the club at 822-6742 by Monday at noon so they can budget the proper amount of food for the night.  Spares scores will count for team scoring purposes this year. 


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, david.mitchell@scotiabank.com

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


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


Ottawa Athletic Club - Colin Orr – (613)523-1540 - colin@ottawaathleticclub.com

Give Colin a call for a Golf Lesson at Falconridge.


B&B Drywall - Stino Bueti - Cell (613)223-7893 or (613)821-9822, sbueti2563@rogers.com , 6933 Twin Lakes Avenue, Greely, Ont. K4P 1P1


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


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


Falconridge Golf Club - (613)822-6742, http://www.falconridgegolf.ca - 4740 High Rd. Gloucester, Ont. K1X 1B3


Email Stephanie at falconridge.leagues@gmail.com

Email Steve Spratt at falconridge@bellnet.ca


Your Executive:

President - Ken Warner (613)692-3537 - kl.warner@sympatico.ca

Secretary / Treasurer - Dave Mitchell (613)738-1518 - david.mitchell@scotiabank.com

Director - Dan Prezeau (613)838-2184 - danprezeau@rogers.com

Director - Joey Barrett (613)759-6540 - barrettj@agr.gc.ca

Statistician – Bernie Livingstone (613)821-3542 - burnbent@hotmail.com


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 Ramsay or Steve Spratt.


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


Your Executive