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President’s Message

September 2012 Championship Week 2

A very successful club championship week was completed in August. Congratulations to our lady’s champion, Kim Walker, and to our men’s champion, Ryan McNall, who won an incredibly exciting eight hole playoff with Tyler Wright. Congratulations as well to all of our individual flight winners. Championship Sunday was capped off by the induction of Graham Coulter into the Wascana Country Club Hall of Fame. Our Club has been in existence for over 100 years. It is important that we recognize those people who have contributed significantly to the Club. Graham was a very deserving recipient of the induction. It was great to see him back at the Club and to hear him both speak and renew acquaintances. The Championship weekend is an opportunity for individual Members to complete in their flights in what I think we would all agree was a very friendly environment. It is also a chance to meet other Members. Next year we will try and encourage more of our Members to participate. A reminder that the annual Members information meeting is scheduled for September 24th. There will be a number of items on the agenda, including a report on the completion of Phase I of the Strategic Plan and the implementation of Phase II. This is the Members opportunity to attend and raise any questions with both the Board and our General Manager.

Shareholder Member Guest

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Fall Greens Aeration 6 Oktoberfest

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Steak Night

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Employees of the Month

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SK Mixed Team Championship

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Fall Membership Meeting

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Wascana Ladies Fall 11 Tournament Wascana Mixed League

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Wascana Juniors

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SALE

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Fraser Cup

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Match-Play

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Titleist Cup

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Facility Bookings

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Mexican Night

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Men`s Day Shotgun 18

Aaron A. Fox, President

F&B Update

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2012 Wascana Cup

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Message from Shirley Paterson, Ladies President

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Dress Code

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Championship Week August 6 to 10, 2012 Congratulations to All the Winners!

Men’s Club Champion Ryan McNall (*Won in Playoff) Runner-Up - Tyler Wright 9-17 Handicap Division Winner - Frank Verhelst Runner-Up - Pat Reed 18+ Handicap Division Winner - Grant Gayton Runner-Up - Bill Taylor

Ladies Club Champion Kim Walker Runner-Up - Deb Duncan Seniors Champion Danica Love Masters Champion Helen Burgess Low Net Champion Deana Pageot

Senior Club Champion - Dean Muma Runner-Up - Rick Barteski Seniors 16+ Winner - Grant Gayton Runner-Up - Bill Taylor

Junior Club Champion Ethan Emslie Runner-Up - Ty Wees 12 & Under Lucas Turchet

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Many of the Past Ladies & Men’s Club Champions returned to the Club during the week to celebrate their accomplishme nts and receive their black champions blazers. Ladies Past Champions (L to R): Ann Rafuse, Ann Klein, Sandra Nelson, Jenny Mellor, Helen Burgess, Maija Salmon, Kim Walker Men’s Past Champions (L to R): Randy Gilewich, Bus Hillyard, Kirk McGregor, Darren Veitch, Andrew Wilson, Keith Rever, Michael Wilson, Bob Stovin, Ross Reibling, Tom McNall, Greg Dukart, Doug Fisher, Carmen Giblett

Congratulations Graham Coulter... The 2012 inductee to the Wascana Hall of Fame.

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2012 Shareholder Member Guest Presented by Dilawri Group of Companies and Keystone Royalty Corp. Congratulations Aaron Fox & Kelly McClintock The 2012 Shareholder Member Guest Champions!

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Thank-you to the 2012 Shareholder Member Guest sponsors Ajay Dilawri & Dilawri Group of Companies & Craig Lothian and Keystone Royalty Corp.

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We requested that our United States Golf Association Consulting agronomist make a visit to our property this year. Due to his heavy workload including overseeing the agronomy at many USGA major golf tournaments he was unavailable to attend until Thursday, August 23rd. All areas of the golf course were reviewed and an complete update will be available on the member only portion of our website effective September 25th. Additionally this will be spoken to at the scheduled Fall Meeting of the Membership on Sept. 24. Of particular note the sponginess and dampness of the greens was reviewed. The greens have been identified as currently having too much organic matter in them and as such there is a black layer in most greens preventing proper drainage. Notably we will begin a more aggressive cultural practice of aeration commencing Sept. 24 and 25 this year. Subject to weather, it will be necessary to aerate the greens each spring and fall on an ongoing basis. Similarly, we will be commencing a regular schedule for aeration of the fairways at this same time subject to weather. We are intending to keep this and all major cultural practices necessary away from the prime season golfing months. We thank all members for your understanding. Greg N. Dukart General Manager

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Keep our course immaculate! Repair your ball marks – while you’re at it - repair one more! Maintain the proper pace of play – it’s important to those behind you! Power carts must be kept away from all tees and greens. Follow the wooden blocks, the signage system and cart entry and exit poles – these will guide power carts. (See Diagram) Rake all bunkers upon exit – it’s the right thing to do. Replace/sand your divots to protect the fairways! Sand your divots on all tee boxes.

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Oktoberfest Menu

Fresh Baked Onion Rye Bread Goulash with Sour Cream Cabbage Rolls Bratwurst with Sauerkraut Chicken Schnitzel Potato Pancakes Braised Red Cabbage Assorted Salads Salmon Gravlax with Dill Cream

Saturday, October 13th Cocktails: 6:00PM Dinner: 7:00PM

Assorted Desserts & Pastries German Chocolate Cake Apple Strudel $28.00 per person Plus Applicable Taxes & Gratuities

Reservations Required. Please reserve your table by email reservations@wascanacountryclub.com or by contacting Maija Salmon by phone at 586-5666 ext 228.

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Steak Night Wednesdays Wednesday, September 5, 12, 26 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm *All steaks are cut from AAA Canadian Angus Beef 8 oz. Filet Mignon $30.00 6 oz. Filet Mignon $22.00 10 oz. New York Steak $26.00 Hickory Smoked BBQ Baby Back rib $21.00 ½ Order …. $15.00 Fresh Steelhead with citrus dill butter $20.00 Apricot Glazed Chicken Breast $18.00 All Steak Night entrees include our buffet and dessert table featuring hot and cold items changing weekly Buffet & Dessert Table Only $14.00

Prices Subject to Applicable Taxes & Gratuities Reservations Required

Please contact Maija Salmon at 306-586-5666 ext. 228 or by email reservations@wascanacountryclub.com or book online www.wascanacountryclub.com.

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Employees of the Month The following staff have been recognized as Employee of the Month for the month of August, as voted by fellow departmental staff and members of the Wascana Country Club. Their positive attitude, demeanour, and ability to serve our membership of the highest of standards has not gone unnoticed.

No Picture Available Colton Buck Golf Course & Grounds

Derek Schneider Golf Shop Operations

No Picture Available Lindsey McLaren Catering Operations

Austin Rosom Culinary Operations

Saskatchewan Golf Association Mixed Team Championship Ten members of the Wascana Country Club traveled to Swift Current on August 25 – 26 to compete in the 2012 Saskatchewan Golf Association Mixed Team Championship, with the members of the WCC having a great deal of success. Roger & Carie Brandvold, Greg & Danica Love, Carman & Judy Giblett, Murray Westerlund & Judy Davis along with Randy Gilewich & Kim Walker battled 85 kilometre winds on Saturday only to be rewarded with a perfect day on Sunday. Congratulations to... Greg & Danica who won second low gross in the third flight. Murray & Judy who won second low gross in the second flight Randy & Kim who finished second in the championship flight. For more information on this event you can check out the SGA website. http://saskga.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/saskga12/event/saskga129/contest/1/leaderboard.htm

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Fall Membership Meeting Monday, September 24th - 7:00 PM Please mark this date in your calendar to attend our now annual fall meeting. Areas intended to be reviewed include: Strategic Plan- Phase I Review Strategic Plan- Phase II Report on Golf Course Conditions from our consulting agronomist from the USGA Turf Advisory Service Tree Management Plan Rounds of Golf Membership Numbers Other All Categories of Members are Welcome to attend.

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Announcing ‌ a fun format

Wascana Ladies Fall Tournament and Dinner Sponsored by: Sheryl Simons Normanview and Rochdale DQ Grill & Chill Restaurants

Saturday, September 22

Registration 12:45 pm – 1:15 pm Tee times beginning at 1:30 pm Dinner to follow

Sign up in the Business Ladies binder in the Pro Shop by Tuesday, September 18

Cost $30

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Wascana Mixed League Wascana Mixed League…. BINGO! On Thursday August 9th, 32 Wascana Mixed League teams played the 4th game of our season. Teams recorded their gross scores, and kept track of when they hit the water, sand or the trees. Once back in the clubhouse, the game was revealed as a bingo game. Thanks to a bingo kit and bingo dabbers donated by Jim Pageot of Bazaar and Novelty, we enjoyed the full, bingo experience. Our callers, Frank Verhelst and Greg Love led us through the game, using a special bingo card that had “numbers” like “3 putt on Hole 6”, and “in the water on any hole”. Teams matched their actual golf scores to the called number and their bingo card. It took 14 calls for us to reach a bingo, with Judy Davis and Murray Westerlund taking home the honours. They will enjoy a $100 gift certificate for The Cottage, a $40 gift certificate for the casino, and $20 worth of scratch -and-win lottery tickets, as will Michael and Karen O’Brien, who won the door prize for the evening. Many thanks to Brewsters (Lanigans) and Galon Insurance (Galons) for sponsoring the evening by donating several prizes. Thanks also to Blake Berglund, our entertainer from Music on the Greens, who donated his CD as a prize. The following teams took home sponsorship prizes: Margaret Huntington and Wayne Back, Ed and Twyla Meredith, John Hudson and Lorna Dewar, Bill and Janet Johnson, Jim and Kathie Werschler, Art and Joyce Marbach, Carmen Giblett and Marilee Lazar, Judy Giblett and Wayne Lazar, Debra Duncan and Craig Adam, Michael and Karen O’Brien and Leo and Sandy Verhelst. The Galon’s also gave another opportunity to win by donating special scratchand-win bingo cards where we could have won $1000 with the right combination of scratched numbers. Wascana Mixed League plays for-fun 9 hole games (shotgun start) on selected Thursdays throughout the summer. We have one more event scheduled, for September 13th. If you are interested joining us please email The Wascana Mixed Committee at wascana.mixed@gmail.com. Registrations are welcome from teams and singles. If you can’t join us for golf, come on out and enjoy some good food and socializing. RSVP’s are required by 6:00 p.m. on the Sunday prior to the game night.

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Wascana Country Club Junior Program Thank-you to all those juniors who participated in the 2012 Junior Mixers & to the over 400 juniors who were part of the Wascana Country Club’s Junior golf lessons! Good luck in the Upcoming School Year!

SALE in the Golf Shop

All Men’s & Ladies Clothing 40% Off All Junior Clothing 50% Off

Thank-You & Good Luck We would like to thank Stephanie Hollinger, Administrative Assistant (leaving September 11th) & Mitch Zaba, Assistant Golf Professional (leaving October 15th) for all their great work and would like to wish them all the best in their future endeavors.

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2012 Fraser Cup Team September 21st, 22nd, & 23rd The Fraser Cup is a Ryder Cup style tournament that will be played against the Royal Regina at the Royal Regina. Currently, the Wascana are the current holders of the Cup.

Congratulations & Good Luck TeamWascana! Paul Wagner Ryan McNall Andrew Wilson Mike Wilson Dan Morin Jonathon Williams Cam Eger Tyler Wright Mark Folk Scott Greiner Randy Gilewich Mark Bell

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Regina and Area Match-Play League Standings 2012 Team Points Wascana

June 6 Points 78

Royal Regina Tor Hill Deer Valley Murray

83 74 69 Bye

June 20 Points

83 Bye 69

July 4 Points Bye

July 18 Points 80

August 1 Points 84.5

August 15 Total Points 89.5 332

72.5 79.5 73 79

Bye 69 83 71

88 Bye 67.5 64

62.5 Bye Bye Bye

Congratulations To Team Wascana CC On Their 1st Place Finish! Mitch Zaba Tyler Wright Ryan McNall Randy Gilewich Chris Richardson Shannon England Gerry Gamble Bill Johnson

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Titleist Cup - September 16th, 17th & 18th This event will be attended by 24 of the top professional golfers from Manitoba and Saskatchewan who have qualified for their respective teams through various order of merit events. This event is played in a Ryder Cup Format over three days in September and switches between Manitoba and Saskatchewan each year. The host professional always plays in the event.

Wascana Meeting & Conference Centre Networking Events

Looking to entertain your suppliers? The Wascana Country Club is the ideal location for your meet and greet events. Those who have attended the Members Open House each year can attain to the fact that the Wascana provides a unique atmosphere that cannot be achieved anywhere else in Regina.

Office Retreats Finding a great team building location can be a tough task in Regina. At the Wascana, we provide the privacy necessary to build long-term relationships within your offices. Whether it`s a staff karaoke night, scavenger hunt, comedy roast of your business or any other team building activities you may have, the Wascana allows you to decorate our facilities with limited restrictions.

Meetings The Northwest Room & West Rooms can be used for smaller, intimate dinners or private meetings allowing your clients the ability to focus on the business at hand while we focus on providing flawless service. Located with a view of the number 6 tee box and the number 9 green, these rooms allow for the extra bit of attractiveness that every business is looking for!

Banquets We want to help you celebrate! The ballroom at the Wascana includes a fully lit fireplace, large cocktail lounge, and high ceilings which makes it the ideal location for any celebratory function. Whether it’s an awards night, gala, graduation, the natural lighting gives your function the elegance set to impress. The ballroom is the great setting for celebrations up to 200 people. For booking information, please email reservations@wascanacountryclub.com

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The Wascana Country Club Presents

Mexican Night Featuring Espiritu Latino Dance Group Friday, September 14th Cocktails 6:00PM; Dinner 7:00PM Taco chips with toppings Build your own tacos Stuffed peppers Chili lime prawns Quesadillas Spanish rice Mexican corn Assorted Salads Coconut cream flan Key lime pie

$ 30.00 per person

$ 15.00 per child under 12

Prices Subject to Applicable Taxes & Gratuities Reservations Required Please contact Maija Salmon @ 586-5666 ext 228

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Men’s Day Shotgun Wednesday, September 19th 2-Person Best Ball 3 Handicap Divisions (0-15, 6-29, 30+) Shotgun start at 2:00PM $40.00 Per Player To Register: Please Call the Golf Shop at 584-1377 or email dean@wascanacountryclub.com Open to all shareholders, playing privileges and graduate playing privileges.

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Food and Beverage Operational Update August 2012 We recognize that our Food and Beverage Operations has struggled to gain the timeliness, consistency and quality we desire to achieve. We recognize we have had some successes, however far too many failures to meet the goals and expectations we are striving for. For this we can only apologize and make a pledge that we not only acknowledge this but are taking steps to remedy this situation. In the short term we have terminated the employment of some staff, are hiring, training and retraining new staff. We are updating staff schedules in an effort to better meet the membership demands whilst being mindful of operating budgets. We are requesting that departmental supervisors and management take a more “hands on” roll and in particular be more responsible for staff supervision and service delivery. We are offering specials at high volume times such as after a Monday morning shotgun, Tuesday Ladies’ day, Wednesday men’s night and weekend and holiday brunch and lunch times. We are monitoring and evaluating the speed of delivery on all orders in an effort to become timelier in delivery. We furthermore have commenced the process of a complete review in the longer term for all areas of food and beverage from Management to required daily standards, to staff recruiting, to training, supervision, coaching and mentoring. We are examining the existing cooking stations, cooking lines, grille areas and prep areas to ensure they can deliver appropriate menu items in a consistent and timely fashion. We intend to review our entire menu choices to ensure that they can be delivered in a professional and timely manner. To this end we have discussed our challenges with some industry consultants and are requesting that they make a series of recommendations as to how we can better meet our members’ demands as a whole in this area of operation. Finally, the Management Team are committed to overcoming all obstacles presented in order that our ultimate vision of enjoying provincial and national status as a premier country club offering pristine playing surfaces, the finest service, programs and amenities to our members and guests is realized. Greg N. Dukart General Manager

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2012 Wascana Cup

Timings Thursday, September 6th 7 PM - Players Briefing and Kick-Off, Uniforms handed out - Food and Beverage Stations, First Round Pairings announced/posted Friday, September 7th 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM - Competitors Buffet Lunch 12:30 PM - Play commences off both first and 10th tees 5:00 PM - Competitors and Friends Social 6:00 PM - BBQ (**$15.00 Per Person for Non-Competitors to Reserve a Mimimum of 48 Hours in Advance)

Saturday, September 9th 8:00AM - 11:15 AM - Team Pictures 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM - Competitors Buffet Lunch 12:30 PM - Play commences off both first and 10th tees 5:00 PM - Competitors and Friends Social 6:00 PM - BBQ and awards (**$15.00 Per Person for Non-Competitors to Reserve a Mimimum of 48 Hours in Advance)

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Message from the Wascana Ladies Club President Shirley Paterson I was out golfing this morning and it felt like Fall. I shudder to think about that and prefer to look on the more positive side and hope for two more months of golf season. August was a busy month of golf at the club for the ladies starting with the Chick-a- Dee. This tournament is fun to participate in and should be a must on your list next year. It fills up early and generally has a waiting list. This year was no exception. The well “oiled” team led by Judy McLean and Deanna Pageot was again a great success. The Club Championship week started with a “Mystery Partner” golf format game and a luncheon honouring some of our past champions. Sporting the Black Blazer with golf Wascana insignia were: Kim Walker – Regina, (2005-11) and the 2012 Ladies Club Champion Maija Salmon (McCauley) - Regina (1999) Shirley Klein – Kelowna B.C (1990) Sandra Nelson – Myrtle Beach, S. Carolina, (1981-83, 1985-86, 1996) Helen Burgess – Regina (2004) Jenny Mellor – Regina (1969) Ann Rafuse – Quebec (1977-79, 1988-89) The week ended with a combined Men’s, Ladies and Juniors Club Championship. While the ladies had only seven competing, the w eather did hold up and was celebrated in the Centennial Garden with the awards presentation and Family BBQ.

Congratulations to:  2012 Ladies Club Champion: Kim Walker. Runner –up: Deb Duncan. Seniors Champion: Danica Love. Masters Champion: Helen Burgess and Low Net: Deanna Pageot. Melinda Carter got a hole in one at an outside course, who knows the next one may be at home.

Capsule Comments! Coming up in September: September 7 – 8 – Ladies Wascana Cup with Captains Judy Davis and Danica Love September 22 - Ladies Fall Tournament Sponsored by Dairy Queen, Sheryl Simons (sign-up in front of Business Ladies Binder) September 25 – Nine Hole Ladies Closing Dinner The Wascana Ladies Executive Nominating Committee results for the position of Vice-President will be out shortly. Voting will be open for one week and take place on-line, one vote per person. If you do not have email access, a ballot will be available at the Club House for you. Who you vote for, of course is confidential once you fill out the on-line Ballot. Please note all lady members were eligible this year to be nominated for this position. Welcome to the age of wonderful technology! I want to end with one final note and that is to wish Sally Ford, a real trouper, great Wascana C.C. supporter and Ladies Past President a speedy recovery. Our thoughts are with you every day. Ladies, enjoy the rest of the golf season and remember there are no problems only opportunities. Cheers Shirley A. Paterson, Wascana Ladies Club President

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The Wascana Country Club Dress Code Reminder CLUBHOUSE A. Dress Code It is expected that members will advise their guests of the attire deemed acceptable at The Wascana Country Club before the guests arrive and it is also expected that a sponsor or sponsors of an outside event advise their guests on the club’s dress code. As dress is a personal matter and as contemporary golfing attire changes from time to time, questions regarding the acceptability of any particular apparel can be reviewed with the Club’s Management. Golf Course Attire: Men: 1. Shorts must be tailored and have an inseam length of at least 5 inches, NO JEAN shorts, cut offs or gym shorts will be allowed. 2. Pants must be tailored. NO JEANS of any color, sweat pants, warm up suits (except for foul weather attire specifically designed for golf) will be allowed. 3. Men’s shirts need a collar or mock collar with sleeves. Ladies: 1. Shorts must be tailored and have an inseam length of at least 5 inches, NO JEAN shorts, cut offs or gym shorts will be allowed. 2. Pants must be tailored. NO JEANS of any color, sweat pants, warm up suits (except for foul weather attire specifically designed for golf) will be allowed. 3. Ladies shirts need a collar when sleeveless, and no collar is needed when shirt has sleeves. Clubhouse Attire: Everyone is expected to dress tastefully in a manner appropriate to private golf clubs. Contemporary and fashionable attire is acceptable. Jeans (Denim) are not acceptable attire for the golf course or clubhouse except that clean and presentable tailored denim pants will be permitted for members attending the Spike Lounge and centennial Courtyard or when picking up golf clubs or locker items. Gentlemen shall remove hats and caps when seated in the Spike Lounge or Ballroom Area. All dress code violations shall be reported to the General Manager.

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Happy Birthday to all Wascana Country Club Members who are celebrating in SEPTEMBER!

Happy Birthday!

This coupon entitles the purchaser to a

Free Entrée With a party of 4 in the Spike Lounge. Valid on the designated month of your birthday only. Value of the free entrée is equal to the lowest value of entrée ordered within your party of 4.

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Deep Tine Aeration 9 Hole Ladies Closing Dinner

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