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Randy McQueen, head golf professional at Roseland Golf and Curling Club, prepares for the upcoming Can-Am Police-Fire Games Golf Series.

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Left to right: Paul Susko, chief of operations, Windsor Tunnel, Canadian Border Services Agencies, Mike Jacobs, district chief, Emergency Medical Services, Randy McQueen, golf pro, Roseland Golf & Curling Club, Andrew Carlone, golf operations manager, Roseland, Ed Armstrong, staff sergeant, Windsor Police JOHN LIVIERO Services, Jamie Waffle, deputy fire chief, Windsor Fire & Rescue Services.

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Golf carts quietly traveling between holes won’t mind sharing the green on June 18 when the inaugural Can-Am Police-Fire Games Golf Series gets into swing. “I’m looking forward to seeing police cars, fire trucks and ambulances on our golf course. We’ve never done that!” says Randy McQueen, head golf professional at Roseland Golf and Curling Club. Inspiration for the unique golf series arose from the PGA. “When you’re on tour, you play four rounds,” McQueen points out. The CanAm Golf Series of fundraising tournaments is playing one day every June for four seasons, from 2019 to 2022.  Proceeds will assist in offsetting the costs to host the 2022 Can-Am Police-Fire Games, while also benefiting the event’s community charity partner, the Canadian Mental Health Association.  As host, the City of Windsor and the 2022

Games executive committee are delighted by the enthusiasm that golfers, supporters, sponsors and first responders are already showing the Can-Am Golf Series, which tees off Monday, June 17. The ticket price is $200. The event is open to the public. “Everyone is welcome to play,” McQueen says. The 144 players who secure the available spots in the tournament will enjoy a round of golf, breakfast, lunch, reception and barbecue, gifts, prizes and silent auction. Registration begins at 9 a.m. The shotgun start—scramble format should get the game underway quickly. Prizes will be awarded for the top winning team, best-dressed, longest drive and other achievements. “Our Red Seal chef is pumped about designing a special menu,” says McQueen. “Our entire staff is excited; this is a new way to create and have fun at the club.” All the action is taking place at Roseland Golf and Curling Club at 455 Kennedy Dr. W. Owned by the City of Windsor, the public 18-

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hole championship golf course was established in 1926 and restored several years ago to the character of its original Donald Ross design. Participating first responders from Police, Fire, EMS, Border Services and Correctional Services will be able to set aside the intensity of their professional duties for the day and simply have fun. McQueen observes that is a good mental health break for everybody.  The Canadian Mental Health Association would agree. The community charity partner is creating a two-week campaign especially for the annual golf series that will include education, free public events, a speaker series and community outreach regarding multiple topics as it relates to mental health. “The Windsor Police Service is excited to be

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supporting partners as hosts and participants of the 2022 Can-Am Police Fire Games,” says Al Frederick, chief of Windsor Police Service. “The Cam-Am Golf Series is an opportunity for the community to join with us in anticipation of the games; whether you are on the golf course or supporting financially, your support is critical for the success of the games.” Looking ahead to the games scheduled for July 25-31, 2022, Windsor Fire & Rescue Services fire chief Stephen Laforet is eager to witness 800 participants coming together to test their skills in 34 sports over six days. “With the multitude of events scheduled, the games provide first responders from all over North America an opportunity to engage in friendly competition while showcasing our talents and abilities for the entire region to see. We expect the games to provide an entertaining and exciting week for both competitors and spectators,” he says. “The Can-Am Golf Series brings us one step closer to the games and allows us to display our facilities and demonstrate, early on, our commitment toward having fun and hosting the best games ever,” Laforet says. “Many people have worked so hard already to bring this together and the incredible interest and early success of the golf series seen so far reinforces why Windsor is the best choice to host the games.” Nora Romero, games committee sponsorship chair, predicts, “Windsor will once again exceed expectations when we welcome hundreds of first responders to compete in the 2022 Can-Am Police-Fire Games.” The golf tournament is the first introduction. Details regarding registration, sponsorships and more are available at windsorcanamgolf.com

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St. Clair College owns and operates Woodland Hills, a public golf course in Belle River.

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Every round of golf can be a teaching moment, even for seasoned players. St. Clair College takes the experience to the next level at the public golf course it owns and operates in Belle River. Designed by Robert Heaslip, “this is an excellent executive par three course, which means any one of those holes would fit on a regular course but there are none of the long par fives,” says Ron Seguin, vice-president of campus development. “It’s a really good place to work on your short game.”     Offering a “charming nine holes of golf, it’s a great walk. The course lends itself to the first-time golfer, yet it’s challenging enough for the serious golfer. You can’t get in trouble out there. You can have fun.” “There is no intimidation factor here. You can be a recreational golfer and if you don’t hit the ball very far, you’re not that far from the green. But I don’t know many people who par it, either,” says Seguin, admitting with a laugh that he is still chasing that achievement, as well. Woodland Hills also features a 300-yard

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clubhouse with a restaurant and patio. Open to the public daily April 1 to Oct. 31, Woodland Hills is entering its seventh season under college management. “We approached 20,000 rounds of golf in 2018 – and over 1,000 students played,” says Seguin. Located at Belle River Road and Highway 401, “it’s a good community meeting place,” he says. The Women’s League plays Monday evenings. The Junior Academy for kids ages eight to 12 years old runs July and August. “They pay a weekly camp fee to learn the finer points of the game, have fun, eat hot dogs and be active.” It’s common for campers to return with their families, often introducing their parents to golf. Green fees of $15 at the regular adult rate

are reasonable. Carts and clubs are available for rent. St. Clair College students, staff and nearly 400 Retirees Association members have the privilege of playing free – “keeping the college family together,” Seguin says. For many students, both Canadian and international, Woodland Hills is their entry to the sport. “We just had a group of Mexican students who never golfed in their lives.” The school utilizes the facility as a teaching grounds for its marketing, hospitality and sport and recreation management programs. “Recreation is a big industry. What we’re trying to do at the college is increase the quality of those work experiences that if nothing else, whets the appetite of students to maybe look into alternative job opportunities,”

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Seguin observes. “If we can grow the recreation industry and create more jobs, your community is better off for it.” Under the supervision of golf veteran and superintendent Dan Ardley and pro shop manager Mackenzie Essery-Ouellette, approximately 15 students will run the course this summer. Noting “golf courses are labour intensive,” Seguin says students work after class, on weekends and during the summer. “That summer experience is tangible to their education. They get real world experience: the revenue, expenditures, stress, success, the failures are all part of it,” he says. “Weather can be your friend or your enemy in the golf business. When you have a rainy summer, you go to Plan A, B and C.” Besides creating student jobs and workintegrated learning, “the course always makes a small profit. It’s been a win-win-win.” Hosting 15 to 20 charity tournaments each season, “Woodland Hills is an ideal facility for fundraising” for minor sports, schools

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and other groups, says Seguin. “We have tournaments for 20 to 120 people. Grassroots fundraising in support of charities is part of the college’s DNA. We’ll customize a package where the charity shares in the revenue.” Families also book the public course to host their reunions. Taking “great pride that Woodland Hills is run by our students and creating income opportunities,” Seguin points out the added benefit of encouraging healthy physical activity: “Getting kids off computers and out onto a golf course is a good thing.” Becoming the owners of Woodland Hills Golf Course has proved a smart move for St. Clair College. “We also acquired 50 acres of land smack dab between our Windsor Campus and our Chatham Campus,” Seguin says. “There are opportunities for future development on the teaching and learning side, because not all of the land is utilized by the golf course.” For more information, please call 519-9754653 or visit woodlandhillsgolf.ca. l

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Players go for creativity, comfort by customizing golf carts rebecca Wright Postmedia Content Works

While golfers aim for a low par in their game, it’s all about having above-par accessories—and your ride around the course is no exception. “Everybody’s buying golf carts these days,” says Lenn Curtis, manager of Windsor Custom Carts. He adds that it’s not only about owning a golf cart, which is cool in and of itself. It’s about having one that stands out from the rest. Trending in the golf world these days are sleek, chic customized carts decked out with style, function and features that are sure to make your rounds more enjoyable. Curtis says when Windsor Custom Carts opened on Walker Road last summer, there was a lot of interest right from day one. “In our shop, we can take a base used golf cart and do a custom wrap design on it like you see on a bus or other vehicles on the road,” says Curtis. “The customer can pick a design on the web and we can reproduce it.”

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As a dealer of the Club Car line, Curtis says there are many different ways to customize your golf cart. One such way is a lift kit, which boosts the cart higher off the ground and gives it a “more off-road style,” he says. “As soon as you lift them, they’ve got bigger wheels, they go quicker and so they can go through more rough terrain.” Custom tires, interior and exterior colour choices, seat options, electric or gas motors, Bluetooth stereo, fender flairs, canopies, mirrors, golf bag holders, grill accents, coolers, rims, windshields and trailer hitches are just some of the golf cart customizations that are popular lately, says Curtis. He adds that just a few changes or upgrades to a cart you may already own can make a big difference. “Lights, new tops and seat skin make your cart look like new, and with a great wrap, your cart becomes one-of-a-kind,” says Curtis. And while customizing your golf cart is one thing, personalized details take it to a new level. “We can take a picture of your pet,

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grandchildren—anything—and put it on your cart,” adds Curtis. Golfing is all about driving the ball down the fairway, of course, but the kind of cart you drive from hole to hole has added to the competition. “You’ll have a person who gets a base cart but then they’ll want to customize it and change it up because they’ll see that their one

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friend has got a wrap on theirs, or their other friend’s done a lift on theirs, or they’ve got a light bar or they’ve gone to a four-seater from a two-seater,” says Curtis. Golf enthusiasts can design their own cart with all the features they’d like easily and conveniently online at WindsorCustomCarts. com. Club Car is a brand that has been around for more than 50 years, but there hasn’t been a local dealer for many years, according to Curtis. “It saves customers many hours of driving to get sales service and parts,” he says about Windsor Custom Carts. A lot of people want their own golf cart these days, and especially because many golf courses allow you to use your own cart while you play. Although they tend to charge for using your own, Curtis says some feel it may be worth it instead of having to rent one every time. Most campgrounds allow golf carts and they have become very popular in that setting as well, adds Curtis. Farmers also use them, he says. And no matter what your purpose, people are all about the customization. “Golf carts have been really popular lately and it’s a trend that just keeps growing,” says Curtis. l

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AMBASSADOR AMBASSADOR •• 519-966-2425 519-966-2425 www.ambassadorgolfclub.com www.ambassadorgolfclub.com BEACH BEACH GROVE GROVE •• 519-979-8093 519-979-8093 BELLEVIEW BELLEVIEW •• 519-839-4372 519-839-4372 www.belleviewgolf.ca www.belleviewgolf.ca DOMINION DOMINION •• 519-969-4350 519-969-4350 ERIE ERIE SHORES SHORES •• 519-326-4231 519-326-4231 www.erieshoresgolf.com www.erieshoresgolf.com ESSEX ESSEX •• 519-734-1251 519-734-1251 FOX FOX GLEN GLEN •• 519-726-6781 519-726-6781 www.foxglengolfclub.com www.foxglengolfclub.com HYDEAWAY HYDEAWAY •• 519-727-5444 519-727-5444 KINGSVILLE KINGSVILLE •• 519-733-6585 519-733-6585 www.kingsvillegolf.com www.kingsvillegolf.com LITTLE LITTLE RIVER RIVER •• 519-945-3935 519-945-3935 ORCHARDVIEW ORCHARDVIEW •• 519-326-6993 519-326-6993 www.orchardviewgolf.com www.orchardviewgolf.com OXLEY OXLEY BEACH BEACH •• 519-738-2672 519-738-2672 www.oxleybeachgolf.com www.oxleybeachgolf.com POINTE POINTE WEST WEST •• 519-736-8601 519-736-8601 ROCHESTER ROCHESTER PLACE PLACE •• 519-728-2361 519-728-2361ext. ext.1(pro 1(pro shop) shop) www.rochesterplace.com www.rochesterplace.com ROSELAND ROSELAND •• 519-969-3810 519-969-3810 ROYAL ROYAL ESTATE ESTATE •• 519-737-6397 519-737-6397 SEVEN SEVEN LAKES LAKES •• 519-972-1177 519-972-1177 www.sevenlakesgolf.com www.sevenlakesgolf.com SUTTON SUTTON CREEK CREEK GOLF GOLF CLUB CLUB •• 519-726-6900 519-726-6900 www.suttoncreekgolf.com www.suttoncreekgolf.com TALBOT TALBOT TRAIL TRAIL •• 519-825-4521 519-825-4521 www.talbottrailgolfclub.com www.talbottrailgolfclub.com TILBURY TILBURY •• 519-682-1423 519-682-1423 www.tilburygolf.com www.tilburygolf.com WILDWOOD WILDWOOD •• 519-726-6176 519-726-6176 ext. ext. 10 10 WILLOW WILLOW CREEK CREEK •• 519-727-6877 519-727-6877 WOODLAND WOODLAND HILLS HILLS •• 519-975-4653 519-975-4653


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Course fees may or may not include taxes. Call individual courses for details. The Windsor Star strives for the most accurate, up-to-date information of courses, rates and offerings. The golf courses listed here reserve the right to change rates and offers without notice.

AMBASSADOR

519-969-2425, ext. 1 DIRECT OF GOLF: Adam Wagner HEAD PRO: Ryan Robillard SIGNATURE HOLE: #15, Driveable par four, 321 yards from back tee RATES: Visit ambassadorgolfclub.com SPECIALS: Until May 21, 2019 Weekdays and Weekends after 1 p.m., 18 holes $42 walking, $55 riding. 9 holes $27 walking, $37 riding. Seniors 55+ 18 holes $32 walking, $45 riding. Weekends before 1 p.m. $45 walking, $57 riding. RESERVATIONS: Available two weeks in advance ONLINE BOOKING: ambassadorgolfclub.com

BEACH GROVE

519-979-8093 DIRECTOR OF GOLF AND SPORT: Alex Arychuk DESIGNATION: private SIGNATURE HOLE: #12, par 3, water on the right side, 208 yards from championship black tee For membership inquiries contact general manager Aidan Blunt at 519-979-8090

BELLEVIEW

519-839-4372 HEAD PRO: none SIGNATURE HOLE: #17, par 5, 485 yards WEEKDAY/WEEKEND RATES: For rates, specials, coupons and other promotions, go to www.belleviewgolf.ca. You can also look for Belleview on Facebook 2019 anniversary special: Two players can play 18 holes with cart for $55+ tax 7 days a week after 1pm or Mondays and Fridays before 8am. RESERVATIONS: 7 days in advance

DOMINION

519-969-4350 (Restaurant, 519-966-9629) SIGNATURE HOLE: #10, dog leg left, par four, 450 yards from men’s tee WEEKDAY RATES: Mondays nine holes $20 walking ($30 riding) and 18 holes $30 walking ($40 riding); weekdays $22 for nine holes walking ($32 riding), $37 for 18 holes walking ($47 riding) WEEKEND RATES: $25 nine holes walking ($35

riding), $40 for 18 holes walking ($52 riding) RESERVATIONS: Book as far in advance as you like. Call to book.

ERIE SHORES

519-326-4231 HEAD PRO: Ryan Peltier SIGNATURE HOLE: #3, par three over water, 147 yards from men’s tee DAILY RATES: $27 for nine holes, $42.50 (W/D)/$45 (W/E) for 18 holes before 12 p.m., $37.50 (W/D)/$40 (W/E) after 12 p.m. SPECIALS: Wednesdays $45 per person including cart (foursome required); Fridays after 11 a.m. $45 per person including cart (twosome required) POWER CARTS: $12 for nine holes; $16.50 for 18 RESERVATIONS: five days advance booking ONLINE BOOKING: www.erieshoresgolf.com

ESSEX

519-734-1251 DESIGNATION: Private, ranked #16 in Ontario. One of three courses in Canada to have held a Canadian Open, an LPGA Major and Canadian Senior Open. HEAD PRO: Alex McIntyre SIGNATURE HOLE: #4, par 4, 461 yards from men’s tee to plateaued green Reservation – invitation with golfing member

FOX GLEN

519-726-6781 GENERAL MANAGER: Larry Sauve CLUBHOUSE GENERAL MANAGER: Claudio Greco HEAD PRO: Dennis Kelly SIGNATURE HOLE: #11, par 3 with water, 190 yards from men’s tee RATES: Seven days a week – $24 for nine holes, $35.50 with cart; $39 for 18, $56 with cart; seniors (55 plus) and junior (18 and under) $21 for nine, $32.50 with cart, $32 for 18 and $49 with cart; twilight (after 6 p.m.) $21, $32.50 with cart; weekend sunrise $21 for nine. GREEN FEE SPECIALS: 12 rounds with cart for $530, 12 rounds for senior $470 RESERVATIONS: seven days prior for public ONLINE BOOKING: www.foxglengolfclub.com or GOLFNOW.COM


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KINGSVILLE

519-733-6585 HEAD PRO: Pat O’Donnell SIGNATURE HOLE: #7 gold, par four, 391 yards from back tee over two creeks with lateral hazard on both sides RATES: Visit www.kingsvillegolf.com SPECIALS: spring rate $42 for 18 walking and $21 for nine walking. Player’s Pass valid any day after 11:30 a.m. Thirteen 18-hole rounds for $605 or 13 ninehole rounds for $297. Check website for summer specials. RESERVATIONS: four days prior for non-members; five days for members ONLINE BOOKING: www.kingsvillegolf.com

LITTLE RIVER

519-945-3935 HEAD PRO: Randy McQueen SIGNATURE HOLE: #6, par four, 327 yards, dogleg over scenic Little River RATES: $18 nine holes everyday SPECIALS: nine-hole senior or junior $15, all-youcan-play twilight $15, junior member special $200 GOLF & POWER CART: $26 (per person)

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ORCHARD VIEW

519-326-6993 HEAD PRO: Dave Bell, CPGA SIGNATURE HOLE: #10 a long par 5, over the creek on to a challenging raised green RATES: Senior specials and frequent player passes available FRIDAY SPECIAL: $34 per player for 18 holes & cart all season (excludes holidays, must be two riders per cart for this rate). DRIVING RANGE: $7 small bucket, $9 large. ONLINE: Visit www.orchardviewgolf.com for featured specials and membership pricing.

OXLEY BEACH GOLF COURSE

519-738-2672 SIGNATURE HOLE: #13, scenic par 3, 95 yards over a pond with tight marsh boundary to the left. CLAIM TO FAME: Canada’s southernmost golf course RATES: Weekday nine holes $13, 18 holes $19 WEEKEND/HOLIDAYS: nine holes $14, 18 holes $20 SPECIALS: Junior and senior weekdays, $16 for 18 holes; twilight rate $16 every day after 5 p.m. Free

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club rentals. Spring and fall specials. Oxley Beach 1-50 Golf Pass: one-week pass for $50 RESERVATIONS: Book tee time or walk on. ONLINE: oxleybeachgolf.com, Facebook

POWER CARTS: Per person price $10 for nine holes, $17 for 18 holes. RESERVATIONS: seven days prior ONLINE BOOKING: www.rochesterplace.com

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519-736-8601 (Golf Shop) DIRECTOR OF GOLF: Rick Schmidtgall SIGNATURE HOLE: #18, Par five dog leg with water, 500 yards from championship tee. SPECIAL: $3,000 unlimited seven days a week golf--no initiation, no food and beverage minimums. Complimentary bag storage. Contact Loriann at 519-736-8623 ext. 14 or email, admin@pointewestgolf.com for more details.

ROCHESTER PLACE

519-728-2361 ext. 1 (pro shop) DIRECTOR GOLF OPERATIONS: Ryan Hughes SIGNATURE HOLE: #11, par 3, 162 yards from men’s tee WEEKDAY RATES: 9 holes walking $21 seniors/juniors $19; 18 holes walking $31, seniors/juniors $29 WEEKEND RATES: 9 holes walking $23 seniors/juniors $21; 18 holes walking $33, seniors/juniors $31 SPECIALS: spring rates (until May 14) 9 holes $19, 18 holes $28

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519-969-3810 #1 HEAD PRO: Randy McQueen SIGNATURE HOLE: #18, par four, 467 yards RATES (WEEKDAY, WEEKENDS): $25 nine holes, $45 18 holes SENIOR RATES (MONDAY – FRIDAY before 3:30 p.m.): $22 nine holes, $35 18 holes and 18 holes riding $45 POWER CARTS: Single rider $10 for nine holes, $20 for 18 holes; two people per cart $20 for nine holes, $40 for 18. RESERVATIONS: one week prior for weekday/ weekend; over the phone or on Tee-on.com

ROYAL ESTATE

519-737-6397 HEAD PRO: Bob Nesbit SIGNATURE HOLE: #17, par 5, 470 yards DAILY RATES: walking $25 for 18 holes, $18 for nine; cart $35 for 18 holes, $25 for nine SPECIAL: Senior rates available

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ST. CLAIR COLLEGE WOODLAND HILLS 519-975-4653 GENERAL MANAGER: Mackenzie Essery-Ouellette EVERYDAY RATES: Nine holes $14.50 ($12.50 seniors and juniors) and additional $10 for the second nine. SPECIALS: Twilight $9, St. Clair Employee, Students and Retiree free; Buckets $5.50 Small, $7.50 Medium, $9.50 Large POWER CARTS: $14.69 for nine holes, $22.60 for 18 RENTALS: Clubs $5.65 for nine and 18 holes, pull cart $3.39 for both NOTE: open to the public

SEVEN LAKES

519-972-1177 HEAD GOLF PROFESSIONAL: Dave Findlay SIGNATURE HOLE: Championship Course #7 Par 5, 534 yards. Old Course #6, par 3 with an island green PRACTICE FACILITY: 300-plus yard range. Chipping green, putting green, practice bunker PRICING: Visit www.sevenlakesgolf.com/teetime/ rates to see all rates. RESERVATIONS: one month in advance

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SUTTON CREEK GOLF CLUB

2135 County Road 12 (Malden/Gesto Rd), Essex, ON 519-726-6900 HEAD PRO: Cory LaJeunesse SIGNATURE HOLE: #18, 489-yard par 5 protected by an island green. WEEKDAY WALKING: 9 Holes - $30 ; 18 Holes - $45 WEEKEND WALKING: 9 Holes - $35 ; 18 Holes - $50 POWER CARTS: 9 Holes - $11 per person; 18 Holes - $20 per person PULL CART: $6 DRIVING RANGE: $7 small bucket; $11 large bucket, $500 season RESERVATIONS: www.suttoncreekgolf.com, 5 days in advance (Prices are subject to change. Visit website for current rates and promotions.)

TALBOT TRAIL

519-825-4521 HEAD PRO: none SIGNATURE HOLE: #6, par 5, water, 590 yards from men’s tee WEEKDAY RATE: $22 nine holes, $33 18 holes WEEKEND RATE: $22; $31 SPECIALS: weekday foursome package of 18 holes with cart $34 per player. call for group discounts POWER CARTS: $10 seven days for nine holes, $15 for 18 holes per golfer RESERVATIONS: five days prior ONLINE BOOKING: tee-on.com or clubhouse@ talbottrailgolfclub.com

TILBURY

• Open to the Public • Driving Range • Pub & Eatery • 18 Holes of Full Cart Paths SENIOR SPECIAL (50+)-(Mon. to Fri.) -$35 tax in with cart MONDAY SPECIAL (Including Holidays) -$35 tax in with cart

www.willowridgegolf.ca @wrpubeatery, @willowridgegolf 439 CHATHAM STREET SOUTH, BLENHEIM PH: 519.676.8772

519-682-1423 HEAD PRO: Brad Vanderpyrt SIGNATURE HOLE: #14, par five, dog leg, 490 yards from men’s tee WEEKDAY RATES: $26, $36 SEVEN-DAY RATES: 18 holes for $24 ($34 with cart); nine holes for $19 ($26 with cart); Senior Rate (Monday to Friday before 3 p.m.) 18 holes for $22 ($32 with cart) and nine holes for $17 ($23 with cart). RESERVATIONS: seven days prior ONLINE BOOKING: www.tee-on.com. visit www. tilburygolf.com or email tilburygolf@ciaccess.com

WILDWOOD

519-726-6176 ext.10 SIGNATURE HOLE: #18 beautiful scenic landscaping, surrounded by water


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WEEKDAY RATES: $16 for 9; $25.00 for 18 WEEKEND AND HOLIDAY RATES: $18 for 9, $28 for 18; SENIOR 60+: $15 for 9; $22 for 18 POWER CARTS PER PERSON: $7 for 9, $12 for 18 PULL CART: $3.50 RESERVATIONS: One week prior

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RIDGETOWN GOLF & CURLING CLUB

WILLOW CREEK

519-674-3171 GENERAL MANAGER: Matthew Babcock SIGNATURE HOLE: #7 465-yard par five, dogleg left with elevated tee and relatively small, well-bunkered green WEEKDAY RATES: $24-$32, also holidays WEEKEND RATES: $32-$22, also holidays SPECIALS: Monday Special – 18 holes with cart $30 per player (not valid on holidays); Twilight, Sunrise and Sunset rates available. See website for more information. RESERVATIONS: Five days in advance ONLINE BOOKING: golfnorth.ca/ridgetown Call pro shop, 519-674-3171, for tee times and more information

CHATHAM-KENT GOLF COURSES

THE LINKS OF KENT

519-727-6877 HEAD PRO: none SIGNATURE HOLE: none EVERYDAY RATES: 9 holes walking $16, 18 holes walking $25, 9 holes with cart $26 per person, 18 holes with a cart $41 RESERVATIONS: any time Note: cash only facility atm on site

DEER RUN

519-676-1566 deerrungolfck@aol.com SIGNATURE HOLE: Fawn #2 SPECIALS: Seniors 55+ Monday, Wednesday and Friday $26.55 for 18 holes with cart; Twilight Friday, Sunday, 1-4 p.m. $30 golf and cart all you can play. Super Twilight Monday-Thursday, 6 p.m. to dusk or Friday-Sunday, 4 p.m. to dusk $26.55 golf and cart all you can play POWER CARTS: Rentals available RESERVATIONS: 90 days in advance ONLINE BOOKING: www.deerrungolfcourse.com. Mobile app available iTunes and Android. Follow Deer Run on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for specials throughout the season.

27 Holes 519-351-3672 Located five minutes from Highway 401 Check out the website at www.linksofkent.com

WILLOW RIDGE GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB

519-676-8772 chill@willowridgegolf.ca SIGNATURE HOLE: 13 SPECIALS: Senior Special “Monday to Friday” (50+) 18 Hole with a cart – $35 Monday Special – “including Holidays” 18 Hole Rate: All Day (Golf Only) – $25 18 Hole Rate: All Day (Golf and Cart) – $35 POWER CARTS: Rentals Available RESERVATIONS: 90 Days In Advance ONLINE BOOKING: https://willowridgegolf.ca/book-a-tee-time/


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WINDSOR STAR • Golf 2019

PGA Canada Tour returns rebecca Wright Postmedia Content Works

Last year, about 7,000 spectators took in all the action, according to Wagner. “We also had a volunteer contingent of Organizers of the PGA Canada Mackenzie approximately 220 people all helping out in Tour say fans will get the chance to see some various capacities. We are looking for about of the best golfers in the world—“before they 300 volunteers this year.” get to the biggest stage” later in their careers The Windsor Championship is great fun for —at the Windsor Championship held at people of all ages, Wagner says. Ambassador Golf Club in early July. “From juniors who are just starting out “It is a tour that is two steps below the playing the game to someone who has played PGA Tour and the players are the game for years, this is an professionals and make a living amazing opportunity to see playing golf professionally,” live professional golf right in says Adam Wagner, director of our backyard.” golf operations at Ambassador. This year, Wagner says The professional golf tour they’re expecting to see a better runs events strictly throughout field of players, and he notes Canada, says Wagner. The that the tour is becoming more Windsor Championship is the and more competitive each fifth scheduled event in a list year. of 12 stops on the Mackenzie Overall, Wagner expects the Adam Wagner, director of golf Tour schedule this year. operations Ambassador Golf Club PGA Canada Mackenzie Tour PHOTO: REBECCA WRIGHT —Windsor Championship to “We expect to see more Canadians in the field this year,” notes Wagner. be a “much better event in terms of the fan “A lot of these players the general public has experience” compared to last year. Wagner not heard about yet, as they are up-and- says this includes having a day geared at coming, but the Mackenzie Tour has had 31 families on the Saturday, where there will be grads play on the PGA Tour, and some of them activities planned for everyone to enjoy during have actually won events on the PGA Tour play. recently.”  “Our organizing committee knows what to Some of the players who played in last year’s expect now, which is great, and we can build Windsor Championship event will graduate to on the success we had last year at the event and the Web.com Tour and then eventually onto make it better for players and spectators.” the PGA Tour, says Wagner. Last year, $110,550 from the Windsor “Notable players who have played on the Championship was donated to Hospice of Mackenzie Tour and won on the PGA Tour Windsor and Essex County which will be the include Tony Finau, Adam Hadwin, Aaron beneficiary again this year. Wise and Corey Conners to name a few.” “Hospice is a vital organization in our Ambassador Golf Club has a three-year community and it is an amazing operation agreement to host the Windsor Championship, that does so much good for our community,” and this is the second year of the deal.  says Wagner, who adds the Windsor This year’s event runs from July 1-7, with Championship also gives a big boost to the tournament rounds beginning on July 4. tourism across Windsor-Essex. There are 156 players in the field, according to For further info and to purchase tickets Wagner. online, visit WindsorChampionship.com. l


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