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2019 Arley Enright Senior Invitational Results

2019 Arley Enright Senior Invitational    
       
Stroke Play      
       
Champion Mike Power Memramcook 71
       
1st Division      
       
1st gross Eric Hildebrand Fredricton 73 ®
1st net Jean Leblanc Fox Creek 68
       
2nd gross Dan Coulombe West Hills 73
2nd net Bernie Leger Royal Oaks 71
       
3rd gross Ken Comeau Public 78 ®
3rd net Pat Garagan Fredricton 72
       
4th gross Gary Melanson Covered Bridge 78
4th net Louis Boubreau Pine Needles 74
       
2nd Division      
       
1st gross Gary Swain Hampton 73
1st net Bob Gray Maplewood 66
       
2nd gross Gordon Hopkins Mountain Woods 77
2nd net Garry Jenkins Fredricton 70
       
3rd gross Jack Smith Gage 82®
3rd net Howard Buzzell Royal Oaks 73
       
3rd Division      
       
1st gross Kevin Lingley Midland Meadows 78
1st net Simon Sha Mountain Woods 68
       
2nd gross Walter Wilt Mountain Woods 82
2nd net Eli Richard Memramcook 70
       
3rd gross Dave Biron Mountain Woods 85 ®
3rd net Adrien Crevatin Mountain Woods 72 ®
       
4th Division      
       
1st gross Roger Leblanc Memramcook 87
1st net Allan Doyle Mountain Woods 71
       
2nd gross Warren Hansen Petitcodiac Valley 90
2nd net Rick Thompson Mountain Woods 74
       
3rd gross Dan Pooley Mountain Woods 92 ®
3rd net Bill Black Country Meadows 77 ®

 

Arley Enright Senior Invite Scramble      
         
Champions Dan Goguen Mountain Woods Stephen Pauley Mountain Woods
         
1st Gross Bob Sherrard Riverside Brian Higgins Wesford
         
1st Net John MacCormick Mountain Woods Danny Morash Mountain Woods
         
2nd Gross Lance Enright Moncton Bill Enright Avon Valley
         
2nd Net Roddie MacDonald Mountain Woods Kevin Lawson Mountain Woods
         
6th Place team Rick Curtis Welsford Basil Kerr Welsford

 

2019 Ladies Invitational Results

Ladies Invitational Scramble Division      
       
Scramble Co-Champions Kris Harvey Fredericton Lynn Richford
Scramble Co-Champions Ann Flewelling Fredericton Sharon Brennan
       
1st net Beth Leroux West Hills Dianne Leblanc
       
Div 2      
       
1st gross Suzanee Hall-Losier Moncton Golf Karen Silver
       
1st net Nancy Blackmore Miramichi Marg Casey
       
closest to the pin hole 2 mary walton rossignol  
  hole 9 pam cossy  
  hole 15 sharon brennan  

Ladies Invitational Stroke Play    
       
Champion Leanne Richardson Country Meadows 77
       
1st division      
       
1st gross Paula Napke-Flanagan Miramichi 80 ®
1st net Pam Cossey Rockwood 70
       
2nd division      
       
1st gross Claire Roy Pine Needles 82 ®
1st net Erin Musgrave Country Meadows 71
       
2nd gross Karen Flett Miramichi 90
2nd net Doreen Vienneau Pine Needles 79 ®

 

2019 Mountain Woods Arley Enright Senior Invitational Draw for Wednesday July 17

Arley Enright Senior Men's Invitational Draw    
         
9AM SHOTGUN START      
         
Hole 1 Dan Coulombe West Hills    
  Eric Hildebrand Fredricton    
  Gary Melanson Covered Bridge    
         
Hole 1B Bill Black Country Meadows    
  Tim Dewar Hampton    
  Allan Doyle Mountain Woods    
         
Hole 2 Jim Haddad Maplewood    
  Louis Boubreau Pine Needles    
  Greg Doucette Country Meadows    
         
Hole 3 Pat Garagan Fredricton    
  Ken Comeau Public    
  Dale Kinnie Moncton    
         
Hole 4 Mike Hosford Royal Oaks    
  Jean Leblanc Fox Creek    
  Bernie Leger Royal Oaks    
  Francois Duguay Gowan Brae    
         
Hole 5 Brent Matheson Petitcodiac     
  Michel Audet Memramcook    
  Mike Allen West Hills    
         
Hole 6 Gordon Hopkins Mountain Woods    
  Bob Gray Maplewood    
  Rino Leblanc Pokemouche    
         
Hole 7 Jack Smith Gage    
  Garry Jenkins Fredricton    
  Bernie McCarthy Mountain Woods    
         
Hole 8 Reg van Drecht Fredricton    
  Kevin Lingley Midland Meadows    
  Howard Buzzell Royal Oaks    
         
Hole 9 Gary Swain Hampton    
  Dave Lamb Mountain Woods    
  Scott Robart Westfield    
         
         
Hole 10 David Cannon Maplewood    
  Joe Lane Hampton    
  Brian sleath Hampton    
         
Hole 11 Simon Sha Mountain Woods    
  Derek Koval Hampton    
  Jean Leblanc Memramcook    
         
Hole 12 Dave Biron Mountain Woods    
  Walter Wilt Mountain Woods    
  Eli Richard Memramcook    
         
Hole 13 Adrien Crevatin Mountain Woods    
  Warren Hansen Petitcodiac Valley    
  Pat McLellan Maplewood    
         
Hole 14 John MacDonald Mountain Woods    
  Rick Thompson Mountain Woods    
  Roger Leblanc Memramcook    
         
Hole 15 Lance Enright Moncton Bill Enright Avon Valley
  Lev Steeves Pine Needles    
         
Hole 16 John MacCormick Mountain Woods Danny Morash Mountain Woods
  Bob Sherrard Riverside Brian Higgins Wesford
         
Hole 17 Dan Goguen Mountain Woods Stephen Pauley Mountain Woods
  Rick Curtis Welsford Basil Kerr Welsford
         
Hole 18 Dan Pooley Mountain Woods    
  Roddie MacDonald Mountain Woods Kevin Lawson Mountain Woods

 

Mountain Woods Golf Club Maintenance Blog June 2019

Grounds Maintenance Blog June 2019

 


June Newsletter for Mountain Woods Golf
 
It’s hard to believe that it is already mid-June, but I guess time flies when you’re having fun!! I must say it has been a tough Spring dealing with the aftermath of an icy winter, but we are finally progressing and filling in with the warm and humid weather. All of the greens are finally open as of June 20th, but there is still some filling in and spot repair that will have to be done. It’s been an unfortunate Spring for many of the golf courses in our area, and I know for a fact there are a lot of stressed Superintendents out there, so please be patient. It is a difficult and expensive process to try to get a golf course back from winterkill, and the time to do it is limited.

Greens: All of our greens are open, but there is still a lot of work to do to get them where I want them. The major grow-in is completed, but there is a number of spots that will require hand work in order to get them to fill in. When you have severe ice damage, there is more than just grass that dies. Something changes in the soil that seems to not support life. It’s probably at the microscopic level, but it is a concept that is not completely understood just yet. A golf green is actually not just a playing surface, but it is really an ecosystem involving a symbiotic relationship between plants, microbes, and other vertebrates and invertebrates. We are actually going to be feeding microbes this year as part of our fertility program by using kelp, humic acid, fulvic acid, carbon, and sugars, etc. We are also going to be aerating a lot with deep micro tines in order to improve the gas exchange potential in the soil. We actually have done this once already, and there is little or no surface disruption. We are finally at the stage where we can start doing frequent light topdressings and the height of cut will be dropping over the next 7-14 days, so get ready for a little speed. Growth regulation will also start shortly, and this will improve the quality of cut and the consistency of speed. I would like to thank all of the members for your patience, and I look forward to producing excellent putting surfaces for you.

Tees: The tee areas are filling in nicely, but there will have to be some seeding done to help fill in some of them. We will be aerating the tees over the next couple of weeks and this will help improve them drastically. Also, there has been a lot of seed stalks that have popped up recently and will have to be hand removed. These can be problematic in wet springs and are a lot of work for a small crew to try and get rid of them all. The divot containers are out some please keep using them, and help us with the fill-in process.

Fairways: The fairways are filling in, but there is still a lot of bare patches from winter kill. These are likely to fill in with a few humid nights as the poa annua starts to kick in. We plan on running the aeravator over a few of them and seeding to help with the fill in. The fairways were also fertilized with a larger amount of product than normal to help fill in the weaker areas, but this does come with a price, so there will be a lot of rough areas that will not be fertilized this year. If you notice a dark green fairway with a slightly pale rough, then that is an area that didn’t receive fertilizer. We will be spraying for weeds over the next few weeks. Also, with the fairways this year, we have decided to keep the 90-degree rule in order to reduce the amount of traffic on the heavy clay soils to help with producing healthier turf, so please follow the 90-degree rule.

Bunkers: Over the past couple of weeks, we have had a tonne of seed from poa and knotweed germinate in our bunkers, so they are a bit on the messy side right now. This has to be removed by hand so please be patient with us. If you feel the need to help us out just start plucking!!!! The fairway bunker on 14 is going to be reshaped and sanded as soon as time permits, so consider it ground under repair in the meantime.

Cart Traffic: We have been noticing over the past few weeks, that many of you are not staying on the paths around greens and tees. When you are at a green area or tee area, the cart should be on the path, not half on or half off. There has been a lot of damage caused already, and we may have to start putting barriers up to stop this which will only create more work for the crew. Also, there are a number of bunker areas where carts have been taking short-cuts and are almost in the bunkers now. On the bell hole which is #7, the hill area and cart path is roped off for a reason, so please do not take the cart around the back of the green to go into the hill area. It is strictly cart path only on that part of the hole. Carts are a part of golf, but please use some common sense when you’re out there, and be conscious of the fact that you are actually causing some damage by not following basic cart rules.
It’s nice to see that things are starting to come together here at Mountain Woods and its looking to be great conditions for the rest of the season. I really have to give a shout out to the staff this year for working so hard and doing such great work. We have a well-oiled team here, and it is a pleasure working with them, and listening to their really bad jokes. If you have time, I encourage you to get to know them. Until next time!!! Here is a few pictures from this season.
 

 
 



Winter kill this season on 11 green.



#11 almost ready to open!!!

 



Winter kill on 10 green.
 

 



#10 green ready to open!!!!
 

New deep mini-tine aeration. If I had used these my first year, they would have been broken on the first green. Long term aeration has really changed the soil profile in the greens.
 




This green was just aerated with the deep mini tine set up. Can you tell????
 

 

 

mountain woods golf club seeding for the murphy cup

Murphy Cup (1-16)

  1. John MacAuley - 74
  2. Dave Adams – 75R
  3. Steve Connor – 75R
  4. Stacy Patterson – 76R
  5. Ryan Adams – 76R
  6. Darcy Doyle – 76R
  7. Andy Leslie – 77R
  8. Steve MacPherson -77R
  9. Brandon Mullins  – 77R
  10. Roger Nason – 77R
  11. Ryan Fullerton – 78
  12. Benoit Allard – 79R
  13. Curtin MacFayden – 79R
  14. Mike Doucette – 79R
  15. Robert Steeves – 79R
  16. Glendon Murphy – 80

 

Captain’s Cup (17-36)

 

  1. Tyler Jenkins -81R
  2. Derek Hale – 81R
  3. Guy MacIssac – 82R
  4. Davis Lamb  -82R
  5. Dave Biron – 82R
  6. Jason Rioux – 83R
  7. Tom Adams – 83R
  8. Ricky VanWeston -85R
  9. Gord Hopkins – 85R
  10. Terry Odishaw – 86R
  11. Brad Deware – 86R
  12. Ken Charters – 86R
  13. Scott Cale – 86R
  14. Jason Thomas – 43R
  15. Al Bechervaise – 43R
  16. Simon Sha – 43R

2019 Mountain Woods Golf Club Ladies Invitational Draw

2019 Ladies Invitational      
         
June 20 2019 9am shotgun start      
         
Hole 1 Leanne Richardson Country Meadows    
  Paula Napke-Flanagan Miramichi    
  Andrea Boucher Moncton Golf    
         
Hole 2 Sharon Case Miramichi    
  Mary Walton Rossignol Fredericton    
  Sandy Comeau Country Meadows    
         
Hole 3 Pam Cossey Rockwood    
  Erin Musgrave Country Meadows    
  Penny Dickeson Fredericton    
         
Hole 5 Shelley Thomas Country Meadows    
  Karen Flett Miramichi    
  Claire Roy Pine Needles    
         
Hole 6 Carole Lemoine Mountain Woods    
  Doreen Vienneau Pine Needles    
  Roberte Gallant St Ignace    
         
Hole 7 Kris Harvey Fredericton Lynn Richford Fredericton
  Laura Copeland Mountain Woods Lynn Jenkins Doaktown
         
Hole 8 Ann Flewelling Fredericton Sharon Brennan Fredericton
  Val Curtis Welsferd Helen Kerr Wesferd
         
Hole 9 Beth Leroux West Hills Dianne Leblanc West Hills
  Gail Nickerson Mountain Woods Elies Coady Mountain Woods
         
Hole 10 Carol McCarthy Mountain Woods Dianne Arthur Mountain Woods
  Kathy Powers Fredericton Marlene Embleton Fredericton
         
Hole 11 Lucia Leblanc Bouctouche Marguerite Saulnier Bouctouche 
  Betty Doyle Miramichi Joanne Carroll Miramichi
         
Hole 12 Suzanee Hall-Losier Moncton Golf Karen Silver Maplewood
  Nancy Blackmore Miramichi Marg Casey Miramichi

 

Mountain Woods Golf Club All Greens open for play

April/ May 2019 Maintenance Blog for Mountain Woods Golf Club

April/May 2019 Maintenance Blog
 

Well, here we go again for another season at Mountain woods, and the crew and I have been working hard trying to get things back into shape, or usually what I call putting Humpty Dumpty back together again! The Fall of 2018 and the Winter of 2019 was not kind to the golf course. The wind storms and wet conditions led to hundreds of trees breaking and leaning and left a debris field just about everywhere. Also, there was a lot of freezing and thawing that led to layers of ice and mixed snow that led to an extensive amount of turf damage all over the course. I have actually held off writing this blog, because it was extremely difficult to figure out if the damaged areas were alive or dead. It seemed to show some signs of life but would recede during dry cold weather. At one point I thought we have to spot seed over 20 acres of damage. Just over the past couple of days, there has been a break out of new turf on all areas of the course, so my optimism has just increased by 100%. Unfortunately, there has been a lot of damage from Moncton up to Fredericton, and this is due to fluctuating temperatures during the winter months, and during Spring Thaw. I am hoping that this is not going to be a long-term trend with this area, but I do have a thick head of hair so I can stand tearing out a little bit every year!!!

 Greens Areas:
 
We currently have 8 temporary greens, of which five (10,11,13,17,18) sustained extensive damage, and three (4,7,16) sustained large, multiple spot damage. All of the greens were over-seeded the first week in May with 007 bentgrass at a cost of $500 per green, however, the cold and dry conditions delayed germination. Over the past few days, the over-seeded areas started coming in fast. We just need a little heat, and things should fill in, but it is weather dependent. In a perfect world, we will be opening all or parts of greens in the next few weeks. Thank you for your patience concerning this issue. Also due to the lousy weather, we have not been able to do some key greens cultural practices, but as the weather improves, we are ready to go at any time to improve the surfaces.
                                   
-15 Green:  Greg and I met with the owner of the course back in February to discuss a major renovation of the hole to increase visibility, and to raise the green and surrounds around 4 feet. After doing a cost analysis, it was going to cost over $65000 to do this project. Because of the market in the Moncton area, the project has been put on the back-burner, but I have been approved to try to improve the drainage and water movement patterns around the green. At some point, if it ever dries enough, we are going to put drainage into the green, and a couple of drainage basins. This will at least improve the playability of the surface, just not the look of the hole.
 
Tees Areas:
                                   
At one point it looked like over half of the tees were severely damaged, but as the rains started, a lot of vegetative germination started, and it looks like only a small amount of over-seeding will need to be done. The tees were heavily fertilized last week, and are starting to grow nicely. We will be putting out the divot boxes shortly when our sand dries out a bit.
 
 
Fairways:
                                   
Probably one of the most frustrating parts of the Spring, so far, was trying to figure out if the damaged areas in the fairways were alive or dead. It looked like there was life but then it would go backward for days. Just recently, over 99% of what looked dead has sprung back to life, so we should be ok. There are a few spots on 1,3, and 4, but they are getting smaller and smaller. Last year we implemented a new fertility program on the fairways and had amazing results when used in conjunction with the aeravator, which is an aggressive vibratory soil loosener the course bought a couple of years ago. We just put a new set of tines on it that will allow the unit to dig-in 3 inches deeper. The fairways will have the first application of fertilizer when we can drive the tractor on them. Please follow the cart rules so the newly growing areas will have a chance to fill in.
 
Weed Control:
                                   
I am already seeing a huge amount of young juvenile weeds coming into many areas of the course, and we will be spraying soon. The reason for a large number of incoming weeds has to do with the drought and ice damage over the past few years followed by a really wet Fall. All weeds need is a place to grow, and grow they will. A marking system has been added to the sprayer this year which gives us the ability to spray during times when the morning dew disappears. So, if you see a line of foam balls, that is the marking system. Prostrate Knotweed was a huge problem last year and is already starting. Spraying will be done earlier to take out the juvenile plants, in order to decrease the populations. This weed has become a huge problem in a lot of courses in Atlantic Canada, and it is called an indicator weed. It lets you know that the turf is thin, and the soil is dry and compacted. Its also lets you know you have poor drainage. Thanks, you miserable weed for the education!!!
 
European Chaffer and Animal Damage:
                                   
This Spring, there has been a lot of animal damage to a high point and hill areas. This is basically the result of different animals digging for European Chaffer grubs. Over the past few years, and because of climate change, the insect has been able to move into Atlantic Canada, and just take off like crazy. We will be treating the greens preventatively and will start spot treating this week, if the weather permits, the damaged areas. The damaged areas will also be over-seeded and rolled shortly. We can not afford to spray the whole course since it would exceed $30,000.
 
Goose Control:
                                   
The only way to control Geese from using the ponds is to fence the ponds off at a high point, which will make the course unplayable around the pond areas and look awful. This will not control the large flocks from coming into the course in August, and it will not stop the breeders along the stream, and in the woods. Until we are allowed to take drastic measures at this course, we are always going to have geese! We could have one staff member with a dog who does nothing but drive around and chase geese all day, and because the course has a lot of water habitat spread over a large area, the dog would probably quit. I will always look at methods of control that we can try, but from what I have been told, only shooting them is a more permanent solution. As much as the crew and I would enjoy this, it is illegal, and not universally popular with the entire membership.
Over the next few weeks, the course is going to continually improve, and the crew is going to be working hard. The newsletters will be coming in mid-month this year, so please read them!!!! I will have some pictures for the next issue that will show the before and after.   Like always, you can contact me anytime, so please feel free to do so, even if it's about your home lawn. Till next time, hopefully when it stops freaking raining!!!

 

 

Mountain Woods Golf Club will open for play on Thursday MAy 9th 2019

The golf course will open for play on Thursday, May 9th. All 18 holes will be open and we will have roughly 8 temporary greens.


The rate for 9 holes will be $15 plus tax and 18 holes will be $25 plus tax.

The golf course weathered ok for such a harsh, long winter. Dave Davey and the hard-working grounds maintenance staff will continue to work feverishly to get everything tidied up so that everyone can enjoy this beautiful property again this season.  

 

Mountain woods golf club driving range opens Thursday MAy 2nd 2019

Driving Range
 
The Driving Range & Practice Green will open tomorrow, Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

  • Hours of operation will be 9 am to 7:30 pm daily. 
Please do not venture out onto the golf course now that we are preparing for the opening. Our staff are busy overseeding and will begin cutting grass in the near future.

 

Open House

Saturday, May 4th 
Hours 1 pm to 4 pm

Stop by to meet key staff members and get registered for the 2019 season. Bring your clubs as the driving range and putting green will be open.

Mountain Woods Golf Club Open House and Booking Privileges

 

Our annual Open House will be on Saturday, May 4th, 2019 between 1pm and 4pm.

 

Please stop in to say hello to new and returning staff, members and guests who frequent our golf club each year. All remaining stock from the professional shop will be marked down and priced to clear.


  

 

 

New booking Privileges for 2019

Members will now be able to book 7 days in advance;
Guests will book 5 days in advance.

 

 

Mountain Woods Ladies Programs for 2019

Tuesday Night Ladies Playing Group ($265 plus tax)

 

The Tuesday Night Ladies Golf League is a program developed to encourage all ladies to get out on the course and enjoy themselves while developing their skills. The program will begin on Tuesday, June 5th and is scheduled to run every Tuesday ending Tuesday, August 22nd. Over these 12 weeks you will enjoy:

  • 2 Group clinics during the 12-week program;

  • 9 Holes of Golf each evening, shotgun start at 6:00 pm; (power carts available to those who wish to drive and start farther from the clubhouse)

  • One green fee certificate valid for 18 holes of golf;

  • The final night will include 9 holes of golf and a closing Wine & Cheese.

  • Kitchen specials each week.

 
Dates and Outline:
 
June 4:  5:30pm Orientation and 9 holes of golf

June 11: 6pm shotgun start (9 holes of golf)

June 18: 5pm: Clinic for group 1, 6pm shotgun start for all.  

June 25: 6pm shotgun start (9 holes of golf)  

July 2: 5pm: Clinic for group 2, 6pm shotgun start for all. 

July 9: 6pm shotgun start (9 holes of golf)

July 16: 5pm: Clinic for group 3, 6pm shotgun start for all.   

July 23: 6pm shotgun start (9 holes of golf) 

July 30: 5pm: Clinic for group 4, 6pm shotgun start for all.  

August 6: 6pm shotgun start (9 holes of golf)  

August 13: 5pm: Clinic for group 5, 6pm shotgun start for all. 

August 20: 6pm shotgun start (9 holes of golf) and wine and cheese night



 

Introductory Ladies’ Clinics
 

Registration $125 plus tax
This program is geared towards ladies' looking to learn the basic fundaments and is very relevant to new golfers. Groups of 10-12 ladies will receive this course on Wednesday nights.
 
2019 Dates will be made available in the spring of 2019.
 
Outline:
 

  • 5 weeks of instruction (1 hour per week on practice facility)

  • 1 on course etiquette session

  • 1 make up clinic (if required)

  • Wine and cheese reception at the clubhouse

 
Curriculum:
 
Week 1: Welcome, putting clinic. (Putter)

Week 2: Greenside chipping utilizing the putting fundamentals. (7 iron)

Week 3: Five Fundamentals at the driving range. (7 iron)

Week 4: Start backswing & work on balanced finish position. (7 iron)

Week 5: Complete golf swing. Experiment with different clubs. (all clubs)

Week 6: On course etiquette & general rules.


 

Please email glenn@mountainwoods.ca for additional information.

Registration can be taken in the professional shop Monday through Friday 8am to 4pm and Saturday's 10am to 2pm.

 

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