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Autumn is in Full Swing at the Wascana

October 2013 State of the Nation


Hours of Operation


Wascana Cup Results 3 Wascana Cup Photos


Message from the Women of Wascana


Mixed League


Audit & Finance Committee Report




Gord Staseson Scholarship


2014 Troon Golf


Course & Grounds Committee Report


Upcoming WCC Events


Birthday Promotion


Thank You


Turf Care Team


Staff Awards


Employees of the Month




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Annual State of the Nation Meeting Monday, October 7th @ 7pm We encourage all members to attend this informational meeting. Areas to be covered include departmental operations, finance, strategic plans as well as the current report from the United States Golf Association Turf Advisory Service on course conditions. We hope you are able to attend.

Hours of Operation

The following is a list of the hours of operation effective October 1st, 2013: Administration 9:00AM-5:00PM (Monday to Friday) Food & Beverage 10:00AM-4:00PM (Monday to Friday) Spike Lounge 8:00AM-8:00PM Closed for the year effective Monday, October 21st Golf Shop 8:30AM-DUSK

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2013 Wascana Cup Men’s: Team Ric Steele 18.5 Points/Team Dustin Halvorson 13.5 Points When the dust finally settled, it was a sweet victory for Team Ric Steele. There’s no doubt that a shot here or there could have changed this entire outcome. Both teams displayed splendid shot making ability and really pushed each other to the limit for the final round. Heading into the second round, Team Dustin Halvorson had a 9 Point to 7 Point advantage with their Team playing very well. However Captain Steele and Vice-Captain Sean Kosior juggled their line ups heading into to the second day and it clearly paid off. “I applaud team Halvorson effort out there today. They played good enough to win, but today was just our day. With so many matches coming right down to the end, you know these guys really put it all on the line” said Steele. “ When the teams got released, I knew this was going to be close. Even though we lost, it was so much fun to be involved in the excitement and share this experience with so many great people” added Captain Halvorson “ I can’t wait until next year.” Captain Ric Steele had this to say at days end. “ I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many great golf shots. Guys were playing like they were on the PGA tour out there. Each year just keeps getting better and better. I don’t think anyone walked off the course today without a smile on their face.” Ladies: Team Tafaline Wall 8 Points /Team Pat Youzwa 8 Points It came down to a chip-off on the 18th green in front of over 100 spectators but in the end team Tafaline Wall walked out on top after an exciting day on the links. “ I couldn’t have written a better story book finish” said captain Tafaline Wall after her team defeated team Youzwa in the 2013 Wascana cup. “ All these ladies playing put in their best effort and no one should hang their head about the performance out there today.” “ Even though we lost today, everyone should be proud of themselves and how close we came to winning” added captain Youzwa. “ It’s so much fun to compete in these events. I’m so proud of the effort that all the ladies put in this year.” “ The event was such a great success. The weather turned out to be great and I think I speak for all the women that it was a blast.” Added Captain Wall “ It felt like we were involved in a professional event. All the teams walking around in their same gear and seeing the leader boards out there really made this special. Everyone did a great job of organizing this year.”

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Message From the Women of Wascana Red / White Hybrid Tees have been identified!!! Tee Boxes H1: White

H2: White H3: White

H4: Red

H5: Red

H6: Red

H7: White H8: White

H9: Red

H10: White H11: White H12: Red H13: White H14: Red H15: White H16: White H17: Red H18: White

When you enter your score, remember to select Hybrid – R/W (Mid-Forward) Did you notice greens aeration in August , and wonder why Mike and his team were doing this? The USGA has provided a number of reports on the Wascana to ensure long term sustainability of our facilities. These reports are available on the Wascana website for your reading pleasure. The date of the annual “State of the Union “ has been rescheduled. This meeting is open to everyone - not just share holders. I encourage everyone to attend this meeting to better understand not only the current status of the Wascana, but the future plans as well. I look forward to seeing you there. The Wascana Cup was once again a great success. At the end of regulations play, both Team Youswa and Team Wall were tied. The win was determined by a “chip off ”. Congratulations to Team Wall on winning the Wascana Cup! Special recognition to: Deb Duncan, Trisha Delormier-Hill, Judy Giblett and Kim Walker on accepting the Chip Off challenge, and providing the spectacular and suspense filled finish. Danica Women’s President: Danica Love – Team Tuesday The Team Tuesday section seems to be increasing in numbers monthly and that too is not surprising. With a fun competitive format and this wonderful group of ladies, golf has never been more enjoyable . We thank every one for that! Co– Captains: Michelle Inglis - Carie Brandvold -

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Wascana 9 Hole Ladies As the geese begin to lift over the fairways in “V” formation, we’re all beginning to realize that the golf season is coming to an imminent close. The members of our Section have enjoyed a great month of golf with many winners in our weekly competitions. Congratulations to Lori Fedirko who had the Lowest Gross score on August 20th. Kerry Lumbard was successful in the “Lucky 4’s” on August 20th and Jean Cameron and Roberta Hardy shared the prize for “3’s and 5’s” on August 27th. We’re all looking forward to our Closing Dinner on September 24th when the 9 Hole Champion will be announced. The golf season has been most successful and enjoyable in 2013 due in large part to our Pro, Dean Manz. A huge “thank-you” goes to Dean and his Staff in the Pro Shop from the 9 Hole Ladies. We all appreciate your cooperation, patience and positive attitude in accommodating our smallest request. You’re a pleasure to work with! Also, we’d like to give a huge “shout out” to Derek and his staff. Your service to us with our golf clubs and at the tee has been impeccable – always serving with a smile!! Thank-you from the 9 Hole Ladies. Co-Captains: Marilyn Boyd – Jean Cameron – BUSINESS WOMEN It was a windy battle, for the Women’s Fall Tournament on Saturday, September 21. Thanks to all that came out and enjoyed the day. Congratulations to the 1st place team: Jeanne Chabot Baker, Karen PAsterfield, Victoria Whitmore and Laurine Forrester and the 2nd place team of Trisha Delormier Hill, Linda Monea, Lori Edwards and Jan Carter. Closest to the pin winners were: #3 – Loretta Eberts, #8 – Deana Pageot, #11 – Marion Brown and #15 – Joann Pettigrew. Thank you to our tournament sponsors of Sheryl Simons – DQ Grill & Chill Restaurants, Normanview and Rochdale, and Tammy Slugoski – The Orpen Team / BMO Nesbitt Burns. Thank you also to our door prize donors: CIBD Wood Gundy / Barry Maierhoffer, NWL, Havik, Brothers & Co. Financial Services and Birmingham’s. Thank you to Greg Love and Carmen Giblett who delivered food and beverages on the course. Thank you to Marion Moffat, Marion Brown, Donna Gilroy, Michelle Hunter, Susan Whittick and Margaret Aitken, who lent their talents to make the day a success. What a glorious golf season we have had … I am not sure there was one bad Tuesday? Please check out the News & Events section of the website to see the winners of our Fun Nights. Thank you to my team of Donna Gilroy and Marion Moffat who have a done a great job with the Business Women’s section. Captain: Lindsay Folk –

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Wascana Mixed League For the final event of the season, the committee delivered a perfect early autumn evening with warm temperatures, a very sunny sky and no wind. Twenty five couples happily toured the front nine arriving back at the clubhouse just as darkness fell. A very satisfying meal of chicken and ribs was enjoyed by all before the winners were declared and draw prizes awarded. The devilish committee decided that the game of Yahtzee would be the basis of determining the winners of the golf. The instructions for filling out the score card were so complex that most ladies completed the scoring card after their partners had made a proper mess of it. In the end, Leanne and Ken Ripplinger had the highest Yahtzee score and received gift certificates from Boston Pizza and Tim Hortons. Matching gift certificates were won by Laurie and John Fedirko on the basis of their prowess at the Heads or Tails game. The evening’s sponsors, Harvard Western and Solvera, represented by Dave Pettigrew and Leo Verhelst respectively, presented draw prizes to Lorna Dewan& John Hudson, Brenda & Ken Leach, Jocelyn Souliere & Norm Beug, Margaret Huntington & Wayne Back, Judy and Carmen Giblett, Michelle & Rob Inglis, and Virgi& Don Punga. The Nelsons did not win a prize, however the Nelson Rule did apply.

Best wishes were extended to Michelle Inglis who was celebrating her birthday and to Danica and Greg Love who were celebrating their 33rd anniversary. The Mixed League regulars welcomed first timers Trisha Delormier-Hill and John Hill and Val and Rick Barteski who will no doubt become regulars next year. All in attendance heartily showed their appreciation for the hard work and time spent by the committee on making the Wascana Mixed League such a success. The committee of Danica and Greg Love and Elaine and Frank Verhelest are retiring with our sincere thanks. Next year the Wascana Mixed League will be under the stewardship of Judy Davis and Murray Westerlund and Karen and Chris Pasterfield. See you next year!

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Audit & Finance Committee Report August YTD

August YTD Budget

August YTD Last Year

Total Revenues




Total Expenses




Net Income/Loss





Congratulations to Marion Brown on her hole-in-one on #11 on Tuesday, September 10th, 2013.

Gord Staseson Junior Scholarship Applications The Gord Staseson Junior Scholarship applications are now available in the Membership Services office. The office will be open 9:00AM-5:00PM Monday to Friday. Deadline for applications is Saturday, October 19th, 2013. Recipients will be announced Friday, November 1st, 2013.

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2014 Troon Golf Cards

Offer: 20 cards or more (purchased at one time)… 50% off early bird price Offer valid Oct 7 – Oct 24, 2013 ******************* Subsequent 10 cards or more (purchased at one time)… 25% off early bird price. Offer is valid Nov 1 – Nov 30, 2013 Offer cannot be combined with any other promotion. This special offer and all orders are available through the Wascana Country Club only. The 2014 Troon Golf TwoSome or FourSome frequent player Card is the rescue club for your wallet. With more benefits than ever, you can experience all the amenities our facilities have to offer with great service at an unbeatable value — up to 50% off golf fees! TwoSome Cardholders may bring up to one guest to play at the discounted Troon Card rate. FourSome Cardholders may bring up to three guests. Guests are not required. 2014 Cards are valid for use beginning November 1, 2013, and expire December 31, 2014. For more information visit NEW - Troon Card Benefits for 2014 Up to 50% Off Golf Fees “2 for 1” Golf Offers Best Rate Guarantee Access to Select International Troon Courses 10% Off Golf Shop Merchandise at Participating Courses 10% Off at Participating Golf Course Restaurants $20-$30 Replay Rounds Troon Card E-News Troon Card Text Club (Some restrictions apply – see

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2014 Troon Golf Cards

Arizona TwoSome Arizona FourSome ~ AZ TwoSome/FourSome includes participating courses in Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, & International locations

Early Bird Price $425 $699

Member After Price Dec 3, Until Oct 24 2013 $212 $499 $349 $829

California / Nevada TwoSome California / Nevada FourSome ~ CA/NV TwoSome/FourSome includes participating courses in California, Nevada, Oregon, Hawaii & International locations

$299 $499

$149 $249

$349 $579

Nevada TwoSome Nevada FourSome ~ CA/NV TwoSome/FourSome includes participating courses in Nevada, Oregon, Hawaii & International locations

$65 $109

$32 $54

$79 $129

National TwoSome National FourSome ~ National TwoSome/FourSome includes ALL participating courses & International locations

$509 $849

$254 $424

$599 $999

Some restrictions apply – see beginning Oct 1 for current restrictions Other cards available for 2014‌see (not available until after Oct. 7) To register, please contact Maija Salmon, Executive Assistant at 306.586.5666 ext. 221 or

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Course & Grounds Report We invited the United States Golf Association Turf Advisory Service to the Wascana to conduct a review of all turf areas with special attention to the greens. Agronomist Derf Soller was here on September 17th and 18th. On September 18th he briefed Board Members and members of the Course and Grounds Committee on his findings. The complete report will be available on the website in the immediate future. Golf Course Winterization Please note the following Important Dates: Tuesday, Sept. 24: Greens 6, 14, & 15-drill and fill aeration Monday Sept. 30 and Tuesday Oct. 1: Greens Aeration (subject to weather) Friday Oct. 4: Fairway Aeration commences and will be ongoing throughout the month. (subject to weather) Wednesday Oct. 9: On Course washrooms closed for the year. Portable toilet will be available on hole 14/16. Monday Oct. 21: Golf Course closes for the year. We apologize for any inconvenience while this important work is completed. -Greg N. Dukart, General Manager

Upcoming WCC Events

Thanksgiving Supper -

Sunday, October 13th @ 6PM

Steak Night -

Wednesday, October 23rd @ 6PM (reservations required by Monday, October 21st)

*please note: the Halloween Howl on Wednesday, October 30th has been cancelled*

For more information visit Event information can be found under the “Events� menu option on the website.

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Birthday Promotion

Come celebrate your birthday at the Spike Lounge! Receive a complimentary appetizer selected by Executive Chef, Rod Schubert. This promotional offer is only valid during the month in which your birthday falls. (birthdays that fall between October 15th and April 15th can use this promotion in October)

Thank You On behalf of Gemma and myself I would like to extend our gratitude to the 2013 Food & Beverage staff for their hard work in both the Spike Lounge and banquets throughout the year. -Leah Christie, Food & Beverage Manager A special thank you to the Golf Shop staff for another great golf season! Without them, the season would not have been such a success. -Dean Manz, Head Golf Professional Thank you to the culinary team for a great year so far. Looking forward to continuing to work with you through to the end of the Holiday Season! -Rod Schubert, Executive Chef

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2013 Turf Care Team

We would like to sincerely thank the 2013 Turf Care Team for their dedication and contributions to the Wascana this year. Congratulations on another amazing season! -Mike Kupchanko, Course Superintendent -Chris Marchiori, Assistant Course Superintendent

Staff Awards We have had another great year at the Wascana and want to extend our sincere thanks to all of the staff for their dedication and hard work throughout the season. In appreciation for their contributions a staff awards night will be held on Thursday, October 10th, 2013. This evening will feature an awards presentation to the outstanding employees we had at the Club this year. Please join us in thanking and congratulating the staff. We hope to see many of you back here in the future! Please note the Spike Lounge will close at 4:30PM on October 10th.

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September Employees of the Month The following staff have been recognized as Employees of the Month for August. Their positive attitude, demeanour, and ability to serve the Club’s membership to the highest of standards has not gone unnoticed.

F&B Jimi Spiers

Kitchen Raza Jashari

Turf Care Willy Desjarlais

Golf Shop Bret Schneider

Thank you all for your outstanding contributions to the Wascana Country Club and keep up the great work! If you have experienced exceptional service from any of our staff please let us know!

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October 2013 Sun







Fri 3

Greens Core Aeration (subject to weather)


Sat 4


Fairway Aeration Begins (subject to weather)



















State of the Nation 7PM

13 Thanksgiving Supper 6PM


Thanksgiving Day


Irrigation Blowout

Irrigation Blowout


Steak Night 6PM-9PM

Course/Spike Closed for Season




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