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The Tee Times Winter 2011

President’s Message Holiday Wishes to everyone!

40% Off Pro Shop Clothing 20% Off ALL Golf Shoes Pro Shop Hours Monday - Friday: 8 am - 5 pm Saturdays: Dec 3-10-17: 11am - 3 pm

Gift Cards and Green Fee passes make great Christmas gifts for the golfer on your list!

We hope everyone enjoyed their golf season and we thank all of you for making The Dunes a part of your year. We would also like to thank our staff for their dedication. Enjoy your Christmas season, we look forward to walking the fairway with you again in 2012. – Rob Neil

Join Us! Open House

Food Refreshments Holiday Cheer The first 50 people receive a collectible Christmas ornament and a free beverage. Everyone welcome!

Book us: • Tournaments • Banquets • Corporate Functions • Meetings & Seminars • Christmas Parties (dates still available for 2011. Call NOW!

Friday Dec 2 • 2-8 pm


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Director of Golf Operations Another Season has come to a quiet, frost delayed end. I would like to thank all our Members and Public golfers for making this year a busy one. Even with all the rain this year everyone still came out to the Dunes in good spirits and that made this year enjoyable. I would like to take this time to thank Jackie, Leanne and Rhona for all their hard work on our host tournaments this year. With new blood and new sponsors all of this years Dunes events were a success. From Opening day, to the above mentioned frosty end the course looked and played great. My thanks to Shelly, Brian and all the maintenance crew for all their hard work. Especially during the rainy weeks. A lot of water was pumped by a hard working crew.

Tournament Committee The Pro Shop had a lot of new faces this year. Adam, Mike, Peter, Eric, Kyle and Mckenzie all got their rookie season under their belts. I big thank you to Alex, Zac and Meagan for helping train the new crew. They all worked hard and we had a few laughs along the way. My best to all of those that are back in school and to those who returned to their real jobs for the winter. The Pro Shop is open for all your Christmas needs or if you just want to stop by and say hello. As usual, I know you are waiting for my golf game update from the season. It was a better year, except for that 99 first round in the Men’s Open. The 99 wasn’t so bad as the 82 in the second round which drew many chants of sandbagger. I can assure you I worked much harder shooting 99 then I did 82.

Thanks to our 2011 Dunes Golf and Winter Club hosted event sponsors and our golfers who bought 50/50’s, gambled on tee draws, bought a West Jet ticket and bid on silent auction items we were able to raise just over $6000.00 for our Dunes Junior Program. The Dunes recognizes in today’s economy it may not be easy for some of our Jr. community to participated in the game of golf, so therefore we wish to make the game of golf more accessible by providing , golf camps, transportation, memberships, green fee passes and lessons. We believe golf encourages fair play, sportsmanship and self confidence. And because you supported us we are taking a step in the right direction. Merry Christmas and Thank you. – Leanne Wolfe. Rhona Law and Jackie Wallan

The Marshalls and the Backshoppers helped keep the course running smoothly again this season. My thanks to them for all their help. They quietly do their jobs well and make my job so much easier. I look forward to having them all back next season.

All the best for the holidays. Stay warm, drive safe and eat lots. I know you are all happy my hockey team is back so I will finish with GO JETS! – Scott Smith

Hole-In-One Club

Thank you to our hole sign sponsors

Hole #3: Crawford James, Wally Gniewotta, Steve Schollaardt and Ken Smith

Prairie Coast, Orbit Hydraulics, GT’s Hauling, Neufeld’s Petroleum, Blastaway, Sunlife Financial, Neil & Associates, Dobko & Weaton, Harley Davidson, Ken Wilson Contracting, Wild Bill’s, GP Fire Extinguisher, Boston Pizza, Albright Refrigeration, Kal Tire, Maxim Storage, Windsor Plywood, InLine Valve, Reed Energy, Epic Mortgage and Predator Oilfield Rental

Hole #8: Brent Bevan


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Food & Beverage

Maintenance

Looking back, this past golf season seems like a bit of a blur. I never managed to get out for as many rounds as I had dreamt of, but I did manage to see most areas of the golf course at least a couple times. There were many experiences and challenges this year that I will be able to draw upon for knowledge in seasons to come. I am already looking forward to the next golf season, and find myself growing jealous of anyone reading this letter in the warmer southern climates. I just might have to make a trip

somewhere this off season to make sure my clubs still work. However, as an avid snowboarder, I am also looking forward to the light fluffy stuff. As we all know, the holiday season is just around the corner. The holiday season means different things to different people. For me it is a time to spend with friends and family. Whether it be seeing family members who I don’t see often enough, or catching up with high school friends who now live in different cities. The holiday season is about holiday cheer. This holiday season, I hope everyone has the opportunity to eat, drink and be merry. I know I will. – Mike Bowen

Golf Carts for Sale 2007 Club Cars $3500 each Split windshield, cover and charger. Call Scott Smith at 780.538.4333

We are going green!

Tis the season to reflect on the year past. For us in maintenance it was a wonderful season with many good things, with only a few less then desirable events. All the rain this season defiantly presented us with challenges… But at the same time we learned a great deal about our drainage systems, as well as provided us with plenty of water for our irrigation pond. We were certainly spoiled this year, with the arrival of several pieces of new equipment, making our jobs faster and more efficient. This year also gave us a new irrigation system, which was needed and definitely appreciated! Not sure how many noticed, but we had very few irrigation breaks this year, now that is something to be grateful for! We would also like to thank all of our dedicated, hardworking staff. You know who you are! The golf course is ready for winter, with our irrigation lines empty and our greens put to bed. Let’s hope it’s a mild winter with average snowfall. We would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season. See you all next year! – Shelley Hoffman and Brian Bittner

Small Engine Repair Get your snowblowers tuned up for

This will be our last newsletter in print. We will be changing to an electronic format starting with the Spring 2012 issue. Please contact Leanne at 780.538.4321 or email lwolfe@thedunes.ca to add your email address to our list.

winter along with your other equipment. Call Brian at 780.532.8715 Maintenance Department Competitive rates at $70/hour


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2012 Rates

Memberships

Pass Booklets

Single Couple Family (includes 2 children 18 & under) Extra Children Students (23 & under) Junior (unattached) Junior (attached) Driving Range Attachment Discount (On single, couple and family membership listed above)

$1,805.00 $2,405.00 $2,740.00 $225.00 $685.00 $475.00 $350.00 $215.00

Green Fees

9 Holes

Regular Rate Midweek- 6 am to 10 am Junior Twilight Sat & Sun Day Rate: Second Round ½ Price

Power Carts Regular Rate Cart Membership Single Seat Full Cart Membership Couples Upgrade Trail Fee Prices do not include GST.

9 Hole Book X 10 passes $288.00 (per book) 18 Hole Book X 10 passes $450.00 (per book) 18 Hole Book X10 passes w/Single Seat $603.00 (per book)

-$450.00

$32.00 $27.00 $15.00 $27.00

9 Holes $20.00 $495.00 $895.00 $240.00 $200.00

*Passes are not accepted for tournament play.

18 Holes $50.00 $39.00 $30.00 $39.00

18 Holes $34.00

Driving Range Bucket

$6.00

Storage Fees Locker Room Club Storage

$30.00 $100.00


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Thank you to the sponsors of our 2011 events

HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING

Anodyne Chiropractic Blackman’s Butcher Shop Bonnett’s Energy Corp. County of Grande Prairie No.1 County Disposal Culligan Water Irons Design Kia Motors/GP Mazda Kinetic Transport

Kjemhus Marine & Auto Klean-Rite MNP LLP Modern Decore Neil & Associates Neufeld Petroleum Nevada Bobs Golf Norlan Chrysler Prairie Coast Equipment

Q99 Rentco Equipment Rock 97.7 Sportswear Plus Superlube/South 40 Shopping The Dunes Golf & Winter Club Wapiti Valley Reclamation Westjet Windsor Ford

Cascade Services, John Perkins Insurance Sean Gillis/Remax, Standard Roofing


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2011 TOURNAMENT WINNERS

LEAGUES Ladies Match Play I would like to thank everyone who participated in The Dunes Ladies Match Play this year. It was a great year even with the weather. The winners this year are Darlene Van Nieuwkerk and Brenda Gomes.

2011 Ladies’ Challenge L-R: Rhona Law, Alyshia Suleman and Shirley and Ralph Hanson of Pure Home Design

2011 Men’s Open L-R: John Scheideman, Tyson Beaupre and Tanner Coffey

2011 Junior Open Boys L-R: Scott Smith and Michael Basco

2011 Junior Open Girls L-R: Janais DeJong and Scott Smith

I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a happy, fun and prosperous New Year in 2012. I look forward to seeing you in the 2012 golf season. – Brenda Pickard Styles and Smiles Hair Design Proud sponsor of The Dunes Ladies Match Play for the past six years. Couples League The 2011 Dunes Couples League was won by first year couple of Ed & Carla Letkeman, congratulations. Our year end wide up was a great turnout with the food being outstanding. I would like to thank our sponsors from City Furniture Harry and Amar Sandhu. I would like to thank all the couples who joined this year and hope you all had fun. Next year we are planning a sign up night when the Dunes opens. Again thank you all and have a great, safe winter. – Troy and Joan Suddaby

Are you interested in becoming a tournament sponsor for the 2012 season? 2011 Couples Classic L-R: Brad Jarvis, Robyn Jarvis and Mark Ung of Boston Pizza

2011 Seniors’ Classic Ladies L-R: Ruth Kufeldt and Scott Smith

2011 Ironman Cash Scramble L-R: Linda Side, Kurt Woodward, Matt Albiniti, Scott McFarlane and Scott Taje.

2011 Seniors’ Classic Men L-R: Doug Hennigar and Scott Smith

Nov 2011/350

Call Jackie or Leanne at The Dunes 780.538.4333 to discuss the various opportunities we have available.


The Dunes Tee Times Winter 2011