Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Trials and Tribulations

Here's a link to an interesting article regarding the (so far) quiet performances of Canadian players on the PGA Tour: http://bit.ly/gzt5jN

The season is still young, so there will be plenty of opportunity for the Canuck contingent to make a showing. It's an interesting article, though, and I'm certain it may provoke some good discussion.

Victoria Park West...

18th Hole at Victoria Park West

There's still a rumour floating around that our sister course, Victoria Park Golf Club West, is closed. Nothing could be further from the truth. The West course is fully open for the 2011 golf season. This is their "Farewell Season", because (as mentioned in a previous blog post) our new Victoria Park Valley Executive Golf Club will open next Spring, replacing the West course, which will be re-developed into a residential subdivision. The East course will remain unchanged.

But for now, it's Business as Usual at the West course. Here's a link to their website: http://www.vpgcwest.com/default.aspx

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Post-Masters Hangover

What a weekend! We finally got the course fully open here at Victoria Park East, and had a great crowd of rusty golfers here on Saturday (April 9th). But by the end of the weekend, our opening day excitement was supplanted by a fabulous final round at Augusta. There's already been a lot of analysis and comment about Charl Schwartzel's predominance on the final 9 - so I won't add to it... much. In my humble opinion, it was the un-expectedness of some of the names in the finishing field that made it really great. Anyways, April marches on, the grass is greening-up nicely, and warmer air is on its way. Come out and golf!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Hello, 2011 Season!

It's official: we will open our driving range and temporary 9-hole layout tomorrow (Thursday April 7th). Finally. And, if conditions are good, we should have the whole course open by Saturday (April 9th).

We've been looking forward to this for awhile.

David DeCorso, our Superintendent and General Manager, has started his own blog. He'll discuss the "turf" side of the business, as well as up-coming plans for our new golf course, Victoria Park Valley. Here's his link:

Finally, here's a shot of our 1st tee, taken this morning at about 8:15