Monday, 17 December 2012

Points of Interest from D'Arcy Ranch Staff

Our Chef, Hide Nishino, has a wife that volunteers in Uganda. Kuniko is shown here teaching at a library. These children cannot go to school as they cannot afford shoes. Hide sent 20 pairs of shoes last month to Uganda.  It cost him about 100.00 to buy the shoes and 300.00 to ship them!! Next time he is sending the money instead.


Kuniko stays in Uganda for 10 months.


We wish Kuniko a Merry Christmas in Uganda.
 If you want to learn more about this organization
just google prafrica.jp

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Congratulations to our Hole in One Golfers



Every Year we celebrate our Hole In One golfers.

They have a chance to win a trip for 2 to Hawaii compliments of Tier One Travel

Congratulations to the following for their Hole in One

Norman Aubee - hole 14

Cheryl Borisenko- hole 6

Gord Canavan- hole 6

Gavin Carscallen- hole 6

Ken Doerksen- hole 14

Greg LaRochelle- hole 3

Ed Moss- hole 14

Jeff Petersen- hole 3

Glen Raine- hole 6

Don Richardson- hole 12

Ronald Scott- hole 3

Fred Tuffs- hole 3

Matthew Vacy-Lyle- hole 6

Russ Wood - hole 12


Tuesday, 30 October 2012

New Carpet for D'Arcy Ranch

We are replacing the carpet upstairs in the clubhouse.  The installers are making alot of noise but it will be worth it. Same basic color but does not have the circle design.

Monday, 29 October 2012

Fall Chemical Applications

People may always wonder how effective Fall fungicide applications are throughout a long and cold winter, and if they really do make a difference. Well, have a look for yourself. The following picture is of #16 green in April of 2011. As you can see the green and much of the surrounding collar, are very green. This is not a result of that area being tarped over winter, but of the fungicide application that was made in October of 2010. If you look closely in the picture you can see that the green coloured areas start as perfectly straight lines about 5-7ft. long. The black lines that have been drawn in show the starting points of where the sprayer was turned on and the grass was treated. All yellowing areas of rough were not treated with any chemicals. With Bentgrass being much more susceptible to winter diseases and injury it is very important that they are protected each fall.


Friday, 26 October 2012

Oct 26/12

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Maintenance getting ready for the warm weather next week.  Brady is clearing off the snow on 16 so they can apply the fungicide next week in the warmer weather.

Friday, 5 October 2012

Thank you for the Marshal Memories

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Thought I would take the pictures from the last few marshal tournaments and make a video- some of the pictures are not that great but fun to watch!

Monday, 11 June 2012

For the younger Junior Golfer

D’Arcy Ranch Junior Golf Camp
Juniors of all abilities are invited to join this 3 week program.  Golfers aged 6 - 8 are encouraged to participate and learn etiquette, rules and swing fundamentals through a series of lessons, games and skill challenges on and off the golf course. The camp is designed to teach juniors the game of golf in the most fun and entertaining way possible while making new friends. Groups are set by age, we will try to accommodate requests. Limited space is available.
Cost - $100.00
Camp Itinerary
Week 1 7:00PM – 8:00PM
Pre Swing Routine – grip, stance, posture
Swing Plane – club path around the body
Target Challenge – hitting to targets from different distances
Week 2 7:00PM – 8:00PM
Full Swing – balance, motion, weight transfer and finish
Drivers – ball placement and teeing the golf ball
Tee Challenge – distance and accuracy
Week 3 7:00PM 8:00PM
Short Game – chipping, pitching and bunker play
Mini Putt Course – Set up on putting green
Week 4 7:00PM – 8:00PM
Par 3 Challenge – Set up around practice chipping green
 
 
Schedule
Lesson Schedule 
  Wednesday, June 27
 
  Wednesday, July 4
 
  Wednesday, July 11
 
  Wednesday, July 18
 
  Please contact the proshop to register, space is limited. Deadline for registration is Wednesday, June 20th.
 
Inclement Weather: The Proshop will make any decisions on weather  one hour before  the camp starts.  Call 938-4455 for weather inquiries.
Clubs: Cut down clubs with a new junior grip on them are available in the Proshop. Please come and be fitted in advance of lesson series (not the day of). All clubs have a cost of $5.00 each.
Club Identification: All clubs and equipment should be tagged with players name and telephone number. Only bring the club needed for the class.
Driving Range: Juniors are encouraged to practice. All juniors who are enrolled in the D’Arcy Ranch program are eligible for 50% discount on a large bucket of balls. This offer is available whenever the range is open.
Parking Lot: Please drive carefully in the parking lot and warn your children of the dangers of running in the parking lot.

Junior Golf Camp

D’Arcy Ranch Junior Golf Camp
Juniors of all abilities are invited to join this 4 week program.  Golfers aged 8 to 17 are encouraged to participate and learn etiquette, rules and swing fundamentals through a series of lessons, games and skill challenges on and off the golf course. The camp is designed to teach juniors the game of golf in the most fun and entertaining way possible while making new friends. Juniors will be provided with water, juice and freezies during breaks. Groups are set by age, we will try to accommodate requests. Limited space is available.
Cost - $250.00
Camp Itinerary
Week 1 5:00PM – 8:00PM
Pre Swing Routine – grip, stance, posture
Swing Plane – club path around the body
Full Swing – balance, motion, weight transfer and finish
Target Challenge – hitting to targets from different distances
Week 2 5:00PM – 8:00PM
Short Game – chipping, pitching and bunker play
Mini Putt Course – Set up on putting green
Par 3 Challenge – Set up around practice chipping green
3 Hole Scramble – played on the golf course
Week 3 5:00PM – 8:00PM
Drivers – ball placement and teeing the golf ball
Tee Challenge – distance and accuracy
Strategy – for tee shots on par 4`s and par 5`s
3 Hole Scramble – played on the golf course
Week 4 5:00PM – 8:00PM
9 Hole Round – played on the course
 
 
Schedule
Group 1 (ages 13-17) 
Monday, June 25
  Monday, July 2
  Monday, July 9
  Monday, July 16
 
Group 2 (ages 8-12) 
Thursday, June 28
 Thursday, July 5
 Thursday, July 12
  (skip July 19th 
Thursday, July 26
  Please contact the proshop to register, space is limited. Deadline for registration is Wednesday, June 20th.
 
Inclement Weather: The Proshop will make any decisions on weather  one hour before  the camp starts.  Call 938-4455 for weather inquiries.
Clubs: Cut down clubs with a new junior grip on them are available in the Proshop. Please come and be fitted in advance of lesson series (not the day of). All clubs have a cost of $5.00 each.
Club Identification: All clubs and equipment should be tagged with players name and telephone number. Only bring the club needed for the class.
Driving Range: Juniors are encouraged to practice. All juniors who are enrolled in the D’Arcy Ranch program are eligible for 50% discount on a large bucket of balls. This offer is available whenever the range is open.
Parking Lot: Please drive carefully in the parking lot and warn your children of the dangers of running in the parking lot.

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Golf Tips from Gary

Improve your Score in 2012
Many golfers have added “hybrids” to their golf bags.  These wonderfully easy to use clubs should be in wider use, as they can replace long irons which tend to take years to master.  Dana Quigley (PGA SR TOUR) was using 9 hybrids when I played with him – and he said I was giving away at least 4 shots per round by not using them.  I now use three hybrids, replacing my favourite clubs (1, 2 and 3 iron).
When players first try a hybrid they sometimes complain about the feel of the hit, or poor result.  My advice is play all shots from the middle of your stance, mid-way between the feet and below your buckle or belly button.  Imagine you are hitting a smooth five iron.  It may take dozens of shots to figure out the distance you hit each hybrid, but the results certainly are worth the practice.  We feature several  hybids in the shop, Adams, Taylormade, Ping  and Titleist are the best, but they all work!