It is a difficult decision to come to however after much consideration, the course will be closed for the season as of today. Our inventions were to remain open for member play until Sunday, November 3rd, however with the significant weather we have received in the last 48 hours, the golf course has been left unplayable.
Despite the news of an early closure, we have had a fantastic year at the Fredericton Golf Club this season. The 2019 season saw a year of redevelopment as we undertook our Green Renovation project which was completed by Rod Whitman and his stellar team of Keith Cutten and Kurtis Lavis.
The Fredericton Golf Club had terrific representatives in both private, provincial and national events in 2019. Kyle Hampsey, Coleen Phillips, and Phil Dixon were all crowned as 2019 Club Champions for their divisions. A stellar final round led to Michel Landry coming out victorious at the 2019 RBC Dominion Securities NB Men’s Amateur Championship. Club Member Kathy Meagher and daughter Kathyrn Meagher won the 2019 NB Family Classic Mother/Daughter Division. Garry Jenkins, Sonny Phillips, Mary Walton-Rossignol all represented the Fredericton Golf Club at the 2019 Atlantic Golf Championships and Team North at the 2019 Estabrooks Cup was composed of seven Fredericton Golf Club members including, Pat Garagan, Garry Jenkins, Mary Walon-Rossignol, Sonny Phillips, Maureen O’Donnell, Eric Hildebrand, and Penny Dickeson. Eight of our members represented the Fredericton Golf Club at the 2019 Argus Audiology NB Ladies Provincial Championships including Mary Walton-Rossignol, Kathy Meagher, Penny Dickeson, Kris Harvey, Maureen O’Donnell, Elin Maher, Heather Neilson, and Connie Bothwell. 10 members participated in the 2019 Argus Audiology Senior & Mid-Master Championships, including Sonny Phillips, Eric Hildebrand, Pat Garagan, Garry Jenkins, Reg Van Drecht, Bob Maher, Bill Morrison, Greg Blake, Richard McGaw, and Andrew Berkshire. Junior Members, Aaron Partington, Ben Nicholson, and Griffin Sears all represented the Fredericton Golf Club at the 2019 East Coast Junior Championships at Covered Bridge Golf Club.
As the 2019 season comes to a close, we would like to thank all of our members who joined and contributed to an amazing season. The club would like to say a special thank you to Superindentent Steve Hancox and his staff and recognize all of their hard work in maintaining immaculate playing conditions all season long. Thank you to our professional staff, pro shop and back shop staff for their efforts this season and office administrator Carol Barry for all of her hard work to ensure the Fredericton Golf Club runs smoothly. Also, thank you to Adam Atkinson and the Back 6 staff.
2019 will mark the 16 years that General Manager, Alan Howie has been at the Fredericton Golf Club. Since 2003, Alan has helped with a countless number of junior programs, private and public tournaments, the management and operations of the club and pro shop and has been the recipient of numerous PGA of Canada and PGA Atlantic Professionals Awards. Unfortunately, Alan will be stepping down from his role at the Fredericton Golf Club in December and he will be greatly missed as a Fredericton Golf Club employee, member of our professional staff, and friend to all. Thank you for all you have done for the Fredericton Golf Club, Alan.
Thank you to everyone who made the 2019 Golf Season so special. We are excited to see you all back in 2020. Please keep up to date with club events and news by following us on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram and through our website: www.playfgc.com.
The Pro Shop will be open from 8:00-4:00 PM on Saturday, November 2nd & Sunday, November 3rd for members to pick up their clubs and contents of their lockers.