Golf Shop News, May 14th
Look what our members are doing
We wanted to take a moment to recognize a couple notable member accomplishments from the past few weeks. If you are aware of a Lookout Point member doing something outstanding on the golf course or in the community make sure to fill us in so we can help give them the recognition they deserve.
Champion of Champions
The Champion of Champions tournament was held earlier today at Spring Lakes Golf Club. We were represented in the Men’s category by Taylor Tyminski, in the Senior Men’s by Joe Miszk and in the Senior Ladies by Sharon Montgomery-Greenwood. In the Senior Men’s Division, our current Senior Men’s Champion Joe Miszk finished in 3rd place, 1 shot behind the eventual winner. Congrats to Joe, Sharon & Taylor and way to represent Lookout Point!!!
Men’s Better Ball
A number of current and former members have just completed qualifying for the Ontario Men’s Best Ball Championships. Congrats to Joe Miszk, Sandy Billyard, Jonathan Snook, Jaret Chipman and Luke Delgobbo who all finished as part of teams in the top 4 at the recent Herron Point Qualifyer. Best of luck at Oakdale on May 16th!
Junior Boys (U19) Spring Classic Qualifyer
Congrats to Lookout Point Junior Matt Martel for winning the 2019 Spring Classic Qualifyer at Grey Silo on April 28th. Matt finished with a 1 over par 72 to finish 2 shots ahead of the second place finisher who was notably Lookout Point Junior Boys Champion Ben MacLean. Congrats to both Matt & Ben and good luck this weekend at the U19 Spring Classic championship at the Brockville Country Club.
Junior Girls (U19) Spring Classic Qualifying
Fresh off our Junior Boys dominating the top of the podium it was the Junior Girls turn for Qualifying at Ladies Golf Club in Toronto. Lookout Point Junior Girls Champion Kayla Burke finished in 2nd place to secure her spot in the Junior Girls Spring Classic at Wooden Sticks starting on May 18th.
Hole in One Club
Our first Hole-in-one of the year goes to Len Beauparlant who recorded an ACE on the 5th hole. Congrats Len, and great shooting!
Men’s & Ladies Opening Field Day
Thank you to everyone who participated in our 2019 Men's & Ladies Opening Field Day. What an outstanding day of great fun and competition! We had a 30% increase in our participation this year vs. 2018 with a final total of 104 players!!! Congratulations to all of our winners. Don't forget to register for our next member event, the Two Person Best Ball, which will be held on Saturday, June 22nd.
2019 Men’s Champions
Matt Bosela, Pat Rocco & Doug Mate
2019 Ladies Champions
Laurie Robert & Bonnie Shaw
Full Tournament Results can be found by clicking HERE.
What’s Happening This Week
On Course Paving
On Wednesday, May 15th cart paths on the #13th & 14th holes as well as the practice facility will be paved. While this will not interrupt any golf, it may add some noise and minor interruptions to play during the day. Please be aware of construction workers and maintenance personnel while they are working.
PXG Fitting Day
On Thursday, May 16th, PXG will be on site for a fitting and demo day. PXG have made waves on both the PGA and LPGA Tours with players such as Zach Johnson, Ryan Moore, Charl Schwartzel, Lydia Ko & Anna Nordqvist making the switch to Parsons Extreme Golf equipment. In the past, PXG has been viewed as a premier brand with a premium price point. However, the 2019 lineup is more affordable than ever without sacrificing any of the quality that has put PXG on the map. Don’t miss a chance to try out the newest Gen2 Woods, Hybrids and Irons and see if PXG is right for you!
Senior Ryder Cup Qualifying
Qualifying for the Lookout Point Sr Ryder Cup team starts Friday, May 17th and runs until Sunday, May 26th. The team will be made up of 8 players - 2 super seniors (65+) and 6 seniors (55+). During qualifying you must play the BLUE tees and all putts must be holed. Qualifyer must inform the Pro Shop before teeing off and must be playing with another person who is qualifying. You are allowed a maximum of 3 qualification attempts and your best 2 rounds will be counted toward your qualifying score. The cost for qualifying is $30 which will go to fund the Sr Ryder Cup team shirts.
June 18th @ River Oakes, USA
June 25th @ Niagara Frontier, USA
July 9th @ Lookout Point Country Club
July 16th @ Cardinal Lakes
August 6th @ Dundas Valley
September 5th @ Devil’s Pulpit
Niagara Cup Qualifying
The Niagara Cup is an interclub competition between some of the best players and golf clubs in the GTA and Niagara regions. This year’s Lookout Point Team will be made up of 7 players - 1 professional, and 6 members chosen through a qualification process. Players must be 21 years or older as of the date of qualifying. Similar to the Ryder Cup qualifying, all players must inform the Pro Shop before teeing off and must be playing with another person who is qualifying. Play is from the BLUE tees and all putts must be holed. You are allowed a maximum of 3 qualification attempts and your best 2 rounds will be counted toward your qualifying score. The cost for qualifying is $30 which will go to fund the Niagara Cup Team Shirts.
Away Match - June 29th @ St. Catharines Golf & Country Club
Home Match - June 30th @ Lookout Point Country Club
An Annual Bike Race is happening on Saturday, May 18th from 7:00am to 6:30pm. There will be road restrictions /delays getting to Lookout Point for staff and members if they are using the bike race roads. They are suggesting that everyone access the golf club from HWY 20 to Lookout St. Effingham Street from Sixteen Road to Tice Road is where part of the race is happening so avoid Effingham Street and Tice Road is strongly suggested. Details are below if you’d like more information.
These are all the streets and roads affected by the race:
Effingham St. - Closed to traffic from Sixteen Rd until HWY 20. Only resident with Credentials will be allow.
Tice Rd. - Oneway East to West from Effingham St to Maple St.
Maple St. - Oneway South to North, from Tice Rd. to Sixteen Rd.
Sixteen Rd. - Open both ways, but there is no access to Effingham St.
Expect delays at the intersections of:
Effingham St. - Sixteen Rd, Metler Rd and Tice Rd.
Tice Rd. - at Effingham St., Moore Dr., Centre St., Cream St., Balfour St. and Maple St.
Maple St. - at Tice Rd., Metler Rd., Killman Rd. and Sixteen Rd.
Sixteen Rd. - at Maple St., Balfour St., Cream St. and Centre St.
PGA Championship Saturday @ Lookout Point
If you have a tee time on Saturday at Lookout Point you will have a chance to participate in our first ever PLAY WITH A PGA PRO day. You can enter before you tee off in the Golf Shop (cost is $10 and will be charged to your account). The Golf Shop will verify your handicap, and then you will pull a name from the hat of one of the PGA Tour players competing at Bethpage Black in the PGA Championship. At the end of the day we will combine your NET score with your selected PGA player’s GROSS score for your final score. 50% of the pot will go to our Junior Fund with the remaining 50% being paid out in shop credits to the 1st (30%) and 2nd (20%) place finishers.
Continuing on 50 years of tradition at Lookout Point, we will host the annual Blossom event on Victoria Day, Monday, May 20th. For $10 you can enter and compete for closest to the pin prizes as well as Low Gross and Low Net prizes. Anyone is eligible to participate and you can register in the Golf Shop or with the Starter prior to your tee time.