Upcoming Events

October 8th  Mixed Oktoberfest Scramble:  This event is open to guests. Only 2 guests per team.  The meal is sausage and Jonathan's homemade sauerkraut and a dessert of apple strudel.  You can sign up as an individual;  as 2 or 3 individuals; or as a team. WE can always put you together to form a team.  Planned for a 1 pm shotgun start at present. $45 walking, $60 with power cart
 
October 15th  Mountain Creek Scramble:  This event is open to Pro golfers. Each team is allowed 2 players under a 10 handicap and 2 players over a 10 handicap.  Scorers or markers who volunteer for this event are entitled to a free lunch. We have 6 volunteers already for this event.
 
October 16th  Men and Ladies Polar Bear:  The Men's event is a 4 person team and the Ladies event is a 3 person team.  Men's teams are allowed 2 guests and Ladies teams are allowed 1 guest.  You can sign up as a single golfer, or 2 or 3 golfers (for the men) and we will put you with other players.
 
The Polar Bear event, if we get enough teams, will be a shotgun start and the course will be closed to all other golfers.  You can sign up for any of these events by replying to this email, calling the club or signing up at the event sheet at the club.  Men's  $60 per team and skins game is optional $20 per team Guests are additional $10. Ladies  $45 per team. Guests are an additional $10.  Let's close out the 2016 golf season with great support for these events as all of these events are fun.         

Munro Cup 2016 @ Madawaska

Mountain Creek Men's team won the Munro Cup Sept. 24 at Madawaska Golf club.  With 10 scores counting out of 14 players, the Mountain Creek team won by 6 strokes over Pakenham and the host Madawaska.  Stu Thompson was the low shooter for the Creek with a fine 75 (including 5 birdies) and 5 other players had scores of 79 or better - Nathan Machan, Devo Devine, Wayne Deschamps, Eric Cormier and Shane Fagan.

Congratulations to the team of  Zach Fagan, Chris O'Brien, Gary Croucher, Jeff Needham, Josh Moffat, Denis Tessier, Stu Thompson, Devo Devine, Nathan Machan, Wayne Deschamps, Eric Cormier
Shane Fagan, Jim Grenier, Dave Major

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MC 2016 Club Champions:  Connie & Wayne Deschamps

Ladies Club Champion Connie Deschamps (right below)  Ladies B Champion Gail Frewen (2nd from R)

Ladies C Champion Arlene Watt (3rd from L) and Ladies Senior Champion Sylvia Long (4th from R)

Men's Club Champion Wayne Deschamps (far left) and Men's B Champion Nathan Machan (2nd from left)

Men's C Champion Eric Glahs (kneeling) and Men's D Champion Brent Moseley (3rd from right) and

Senior Champion Jim Ackerman (missing).

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MC Mixed Championship 2016

It was a tie:  Carol Scarff and Bob Pountney tied Sylvia and Graham Long.  The team of Marg and Ted Burton finished 3rd.  The random draw winners for gift cards were Pauline Munro, Chris O'Brien, Jim Grenier, Bev Cliffen,  Sean Rousselle, Greg Schaepper.  Thanks to all who participated and congratulations to the winners.
 

MC Men's Match Play Champion:  Stu Thompson

Stu and Greg Schaepper played this 36 hole fine which came down to the last hole.  Well done Stu!!!!  An article describing the event entitle Battle of the Ages was published in the Arnprior Chronicle Guide.  This is viewable on this link then going to page 35.  


More than a Pro: Jonathan Schaepper

The Arnprior Chronical Guide published Aug. 11, 2016 a profile  (page 23) of our owner/pro Jonathan Schaepper. Be sure to get and read your copy!

 

Three-man Event 

The 3 man event, with a par of 118 for the course,  saw the team of Stu Thompson, Nathan Machan and Mike Newton tie with the team of Bryan Gormley, Eric Irons and Paul Petrie with scores of 116.  The 3 hole playoff went to Bryan, Eric and Paul by one stroke.  The team of Eric Cormier, Jim Grenier and Greg Schaepper tied for 3rd with the team of Gary Croucher, Ray Tosh and Stu Muir with a total of 119.  It was a fun event and another beautiful Sunday for golf at the Creek.  Thanks to all who participated and made this a successful event.

Final Men's Night, October 6th

Honeypot Winners:  Glenn Wilson won Flight 1; Flight 2 was won by Dave Sullivan; Peter Venasse won Flight 3 and Bob McAskin won Flight 4. 
 
Pro Shop Draw was won by Ray Turmaine.
 
50 / 50 Draw:  Tracy Armstrong won the 50 /50 draw.  Shane Fagan won the Callaway golf bag which was donated by Devo Devine. Thanks Devo.
SKINS 
A & B: Shane Fagan, Zach Fagan, Mike Riopelle, Glenn Wilson and Gary Croucher all won skins.  
C & D:  Terry Smeltzer, Brent Mosley and Peter Venasse won skins.  
Seniors:  Navy Jim Hargraft, Hans Schaepper and Bob Box won skins. 
 
Contest Prizes:  Last night's longest putt on 1 was made by Mike Riopelle. Closest to the pin on hole 7 was Peter Venasse. Jim Thompson was closest to the 150 yard marker on hole 8 and Marv Riopelle made the longest putt on hole 9. Each player won a dozen Titleist NXT Tour golf balls. 
Month End Prize Winners:  The prize table last night was all MC gift cards.  Winners were Ray Turmaine, Kent Barnes and Mike Hogan, Jim Hargraft, Jim Thompson, Glenn Wilson and Bob Davis; Mike Newton, Steve Blais, Don Watt, Tracy Armstrong and Eric Cormier.  Also winning were Denis Tessier, Tom Sewter, Nathan Machan and Jeff Needham.  Congrats to all the winners last night.  
Starting next Thursday we have our October skins every Thursday (weather permitting).  Tee time are available starting at 9 am.  I hope to see many of you there on Thursdays.  The money from the 50 / 50 draw goes to our prize table for the start of the 2017 Men's night next year.

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October Sr Members' Finale 

What a spectacular way to wrap up a successful season of Seniors Golf at Mountain Creek.  On a beautiful Fall day, some 43 golfers took to the links for the Modified Scramble format.  When the divots had settled, the winners for the Ladies were Carol Scarff (net 48) and Sally Mackenzie (net 54) and the winners for the Men were Larry Stickland (net 54) and Dave Blackburn (net 56) - each received a sleeve of golf balls.  There were no draws as funds collected yesterday went towards the purchase of gift cards for dinner door prizes.  Following a tremendous dinner of chicken and ribs, topped off by pumpkin tarts, draws were held for the door prizes.  gift cards were won by the following:  Elisabeth von Blodeau (LCBO); Larry Stickland (President's Choice); Bev Cliffen (Ultimate Dining); Pauline Munro (Tim Hortons); Joan Cardiff (Esso); Gord Clark (Canadian Tire); Paul Cliffen (Cineplex); Erna Othmer (Beer Store) and Araina Clark (The Keg).
 
For the wind up prize table, draws were held for monetary additions to existing or new Mountain Creek cards and the infamous "offshore account" was distributed proportionally to some 51 golfers.  While those in attendance last night are aware of their winnings, the following Seniors Group members should be sure to check in with the Pro Shop to have their cards uploaded with their win: Wendy Tessier; Peter Lanoue; Helene Lanoue; Denis Tessier; Chris McLaughlin; Anne Jacques; Rod Jacques and Suzanne Lantos.  Presentations were also made to Jonathan, Sean and Barb for their hard work and countless contributions to help make our season fun for all. 
  
Special thanks to Gord Clark and his helpers for making the season a memorable one!  And to Stu Thomson who created this special memory for us all:  Stu's Video

Final Ladies' Night, Sept. 27, 2016:

Our Final ladies night of the season was a huge success!!! Thank you who all came and participated. 

1) We have a Ladies member "Polar Bear" scramble tournament on October 16th and need more teams!!! Each team will have 3 members or 2 members and a guest. Each team must have a minimum of 2 members. The cost is $60 per team + $10 if a guest participates. We would like to get enough teams to have the whole course shut down for just the Polar Bear tournament. Please call the Pro Shop if you are interested.  Polar bear offers Cash Prizes

2) Gail Frewen participated in the Tournament of Champions at Grey Hawk. She did very well with a 1st place finish in Par 3 scoring and a tie for 2nd overall in her division. Congrats Gail!!

3)  Pro Shop Draw: Donna B. $34.00   Red Tees: Baillie C. 40 pts.   Yellow Tees: Sally M. 40 pts. 

4) Extra Prizes!!! Winners received a bottle of Wine!
     Closest on #7 - Marg B.
     Longest Putt #9 - Connie D.
     Longest Drive #2 - Connie D.
     Longest Putt # 1 - Heather S. 

5) Congrats to all the Birdie Tree and Ringer Board Winners as well!!!!!

    Birdie Tree (cash gifts):  Elaine Pritchard (Yellows), Karen Buckle (Reds).  Cash gifts to Cathi Muldoon for her hole-in-one

     and to Connie Deschamps for her Eagle on #6.  Remainder distributed to participants via Lucky Draws.

    Ringer Board:  the board closed to results last week.  Wendy Tessier was first, Karen Buckle/Chris McLaughlin tied for 2nd;

    and Linda Mulligan and Kim Morell tied for third.  Remainder of cash prizes were distributed via Lucky Draws.

    If you are interested in managing the Birdy Tree and Ringer Board next season, please see the Pro Shop.

Thanks again to everyone who came out last night!!! Have a great rest of your week!!!  Sean.

 

Men's Intersectional Results, July 10, 2016

The Mountain Creek Men's team had a difficult time on Sunday at Deep River. It was a beautiful day to play golf though and we ran into some hot teams. Unfortunately we finished fourth.   

Our boys played well and the other teams played better.  Eric Cormier led our team with a fine par 72 and won all 3 of his matches. Well done Eric.  Congratulations to the winning host team - Deep River.
Gary "Crouch" Croucher
 

Senior Men's Intersectional, Sept. 13th:  Metcalfe Golf Club

The 2106 Senior Intersectional team representing Mountain Creek are:
Wayne Deschamps                   Bryan Gormley
Richard Beauchamp                 Stu Thompson
Rick Sulpher                            Ray Tosh
Stu Muir                                 John Gelowsky replaced by Denis Tessier
Gary Croucher                         Greg Fagan
David Blackburn (Alt) Gary Riopelle
 
Your Mountain Creek team played well as all members contributed points to our team total of 39 points.  Unfortunately it was one point less than the host team of Metcalfe  as they had 40 points to win the division.
 
We were a bit unlucky on the final hole, in the second to last match, the Metcalfe player topped his second shot on the par 5 and it managed to roll through the hazard, not bounce over but roll through which was a ditch about 10 yards wide and full of very thick grass.  We have all had good bounces and bad bounces in golf and this was a good roll for Metcalfe and not for us.
 
We had 3 6 point winners - Congrats to Denis Tessier, Ray Tosh and Gary Croucher.
 
Well done to our entire team and a thank you to John Gelowsky for his assistance yesteday.
 
Crouch

   

Ladies Intersectional Results

Mountain Creek's Intersectional results this ear were a case of trying very hard and succeeding a little.  Our ladies in Division H of the Ottawa ValleyGolf Association, took only 8 points (6 of which won by Karen Buckle) so having lost at Kingsway, MC will move down a division.  

 

MC 2016 Senior Ladies' Intersectional Team:

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L - R:  C. Deschamps, K. Machan, P. Glahs, L. Homulus, W. Tessier, J. Jones, G. Frewen, L. Mulligan

Played Aug. 29, 2016.  Excellent effort by all.  Remaining in Divison H & hosting event next year.

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Taylormade Summer Championship

July 11, 2016 @ GreyHawk Golf Club, MC Pro Jonathan Schaepper & Hyland's Lee Curry tied for 2nd with a 69. Golftec's Colin Pitchers won with 68. What a squeaker!  Congratulations, Jonathan!

 

Mulvihill Cup (Ladies), Aug. 7th

The Cup was played at Madawaska this year.  There were 3 teams of 12 representing Mountain Creek, Arnprior and Madawaska.  Team were led by Captains Pat Grainger (Madawaska), Beth Pope, Arnprior, and Connie Deschamps, Mountain Creek.   Sand Point won with 924 points; Mountain Creek,second with 942 points and Madawaska with 956  Madawaska provided a lovely dinner for the participants - BBQ and salads and wonderful desserts, much appreciated by all.  Mountain Creek will host next year.  This is a wonderful tournament, a tradition here in the Valley and the kudos for all the ladies who vie for spots on the teams and make is such a success.