Di­nosaur trail Golf and Coun­try Club held its An­nual Gen­eral Meet­ing on Thurs­day, March 29. An­nual din­ner and auc­tion com­ing up on April 21.

The Drumheller Mail - - FRONT PAGE - O.R. Sheddy Mail Ed­i­tor

Af­ter a some­what dis­mal sea­son in 2017, the ex­ec­u­tive, staff and mem­bers of the Di­nosaur Trail Golf Club are al­ready plan­ning for a bet­ter year fi­nan­cially in 2018.

Some 50 mem­bers at­tended the an­nual gen­eral meet­ing at the course, still snow cov­ered, on Thurs­day, March 29.

A lot was on the agenda, as Pres­i­dent Greg Mor­row guided the meet­ing through the fi­nan­cial state­ments, aided by Trea­surer Trevor Gough. The club ex­pe­ri­enced a loss, de­spite a lot of soul-search­ing and cut­backs, but the ex­ec­u­tive did a great job of still pro­vid­ing a well-con­di­tioned course to the golf­ing pub­lic. Fi­nan­cial state­ments for the years 2016 and 2017 were ap­proved by the mem­bers, and the state­ments will be emailed to mem­bers in the com­ing weeks.

Course man­ager Phil Mc­Cluskey re­ported on the chal­leng­ing times fac­ing the club, some­thingis preva­lent in to­day’s golf­ing in­dus­try. He told the meet­ing that there were sev­eral suc­cess­ful events held at the course, and the Mixed Open com­bined with the Al­berta Golf Tour event, with en­ter­tain­ment and great weather was well re­ceived and will only get bet­ter. He thanked the Ladies golf group for their ef­forts on be­half of the club, sell­ing 50/50 tick­ets at events, re­sult­ing in the club pur­chas­ing new pins and cups, and there will be some new deck fur­ni­ture in the up­com­ing sea­son. It was also men­tioned the course has re­ceived ap­proval to hire three STEP stu­dents this sum­mer, for mainte- nance jobs to stu­dents re­turn­ing to school in the fall. There will be fam­ily golf time Sun­day af­ter­noons, and a new and im­proved ju­nior golf pro­gram di­rected by pro shop staff and vol­un­teers.

He re­minded the meet­ing the An­nual Din­ner and Auc­tion is up­com­ing on Satur­day, April 21, and that Com­mu­nity Day will be on Sun­day, May 27.

Course Su­per­in­ten­dent Colin McKen­zie gave his re­port start­ing with the an­nounce­ment that Randy Gwin­ner has been named As­sis­tant Su­per­in­ten­dent, and also he is look­ing at sev­eral projects in­clud­ing a re­build of the bridge on hole 3, clean­ing up the en­trance to the course off the Di­nosaur Trail, and some changes to the tee­ing area on 7.

Golfers will no­tice a big dif­fer­ence on the first hole, as a num­ber of trees on the left side of the fair­way have been re­moved. This was cour­tesy of Atco Elec­tric’s Greg Smith and his crew hold­ing a tree-cut­ting day of in­struc­tion for Atco Em­ploy­ees. As well, there is hope for a new putting prac­tice green on the site where the old club­house stood. He would also like to pave some of the cart ar­eas caus­ing con­cern, but only if the bud­get al­lows.

New di­rec­tor Paul Tokarski joins re­elected di­rec­tors Mike Kost­elecky and Wes Chung as a re­sult of the elec­tion held at the end of the meet­ing.

Other di­rec­tors who are con­tin­u­ing their terms are Greg Mor­row, Tony John­ston, Lan­don Bosch, Tony Pliva, Linda Traquair and Amy Yavis.

The course is slated to open May 1.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.