July 1, 2016 PGCC Update | Picton Golf Club

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Happy Canada Day!
Picton Golf & Country Club
Update - July 1st Edition

Important Information - Naturalized Areas

Wild plants are part of the vista of the golf course. Throughout the season we can witness the beauty of many wild flowering plants that are abundant in the deep rough that border most of the fairways.  From time to time we hit balls there and feel obligated to look for them. Please remember that these are naturalized areas where wild plants are allowed to grow. Every effort is made to control those that are injurious to human health but it it’s not possible to remove all of the worst of them.

Members and guests need to remember that the club is not responsible for injuries caused by plants and animals on the course. It is up to each of us to be informed of the risks, however minor, that are present in a natural environment. We are fortunate that we do not have an overabundance of biting insects on the property but we, like most clubs, do have our share of noxious weeds. Although we go to great lengths to control them, they are still present in certain areas on the property.

Probably the worst offender is the wild parsnip. These plants have a two-year life cycle and are very difficult to spot when they are not flowering. Unfortunately, no one is immune from the toxic sap of these plants. When it contacts skin in the presence of sunlight, even on cloudy days, the sap can cause severe rashes, blisters, and discoloration of the skin (phytophotodermatitis). For more information on wild parsnip and how to recognize a wild parsnip and it’s rash please click on this link http://dnr.wi.gov/wnrmag/html/stories/1999/jun99/parsnip.htm . If you see a patch of wild parsnip, please inform the pro shop so that our greens staff can work to eradicate it.

Other plants are more recognizable, such as thistles which are easily identified and poison ivy, which is more prevalent in shaded or wooded areas.

Our best advice is to be reasonably informed and better yet, keep the ball in the fairway!

Pro Shop Update

The pro shop is offering some exiting specials for the Canada Day weekend. Why not support Team Canada at the Olympics with a commemorative head cover for your driver or fairway woods? They’re on sale at a 20% discount for the next week, a perfect Canada Day memento on this special year where golf is an Olympic sport for the first time in decades. Browse the link here for other pro shop specials.

The pro shop has just instituted new features on the website that allows for live, dynamic pricing for your guests visiting the County. We now have a button called Tee Time Specials in the upper right hand corner or our website banner (and also a tab under Play Golf / Book a Tee Time / Specials) that allows us to offer specific timed green fee rates which provides us with a dynamic pricing system.  The pro shop can also see where there is a 3-some going out and can put a ‘super special’ out there to fill the 4th spot.  We are testing walking rate discounts which allows us to sell a full price cart with a sale. These new features will allow us to use our own website for last minute discounts for green fees without paying third party commissions. Click here to check it out!


Dave Hymus Tournament

Last weekend a number of members had a nine-hole scramble to honor the memory of long time member Dave Hymus. The tournament was fully booked and the support was greatly appreciated by members of the Hymus family who were present. Dave was a colorful personality at the club who left us far too early.


Take-A-Kid-To-The-Course Week

Now in its 14th season, the Take-A-Kid-To-The-Course program has allowed over 335,000 juniors an opportunity to golf for free across the country.  The Picton Golf & Country Club is proud to once again participate in this important national program to increase awareness of golf with young people. If you know a child who may be interested in playing our great game, this is the perfect opportunity to introduce them to golf, and best of all, it’s free. The program runs from July 4th to July 10th; kids under 16 play for free when accompanied by a paying adult. 


Keystoke Golf Academy

Click to read Robert Keyes article "What's Your Hurry?", the fourth in his series of Staright Ahead articles. For more information about Robert and Keystroke Golf Academy, visit our website or click here.


Get Golf Ready Mentor Program

The Get Golf Ready lessons finished up this week, with 17 new golfers graduating the initial phase of the program.  The Mentoring Phase begins NOW!  If you have not already volunteered to introduce these new golfers to our course, and would like to be a Mentor, please click GGR Mentor List and complete the Mentor List form. You can also contact the Pro Shop to be added to the Mentor List. As a Mentor, you will be teamed up with a GGR golfer, welcome them to the Club, help them navigate the course, offer some golf ettiquete, and enjoy a game in a relaxed environment. Thanks to everyone who has and will volunteer - you are helping to put the "Fun" and "Friendly" into this Great Golf Club!

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Picton Golf and Country Club. 734 County Road #49, Box 6170, Picton, ON, K0K2T0
Pro Shop: 613 476 2222 | Golf Club Grill: 613 476 8383

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