October News Letter

Thank you all for your patience and support during a very busy summer, especially September. We’re looking forward to some amazing fall weather with lots of great golf to be played in October. Please take some time to read over the following newsletter to bring yourself up to speed with what is happening at the club.

October 4th – Proof of Full Vaccination 

As many of you are likely aware, beginning Monday October 4th, we will have to enforce the Nova Scotia Public Health Order to check for proof of full vaccination against 

Covid-19 for all members and guests of Paragon.

As both a licensed restaurant and an outdoor fitness and recreational facility we are required to see proof of vaccination before playing golf, using the putting green or driving range and eating in our club house. Members may, if they choose, sign a consent form for recording their vaccination status so they do not have to prove their vaccination status more than once. Please continue to wear a mask inside any of our buildings. 

Please remember that we have no choice but to follow this Public Health Order. Our staff are only doing what we need to do to comply with the order, please do not hold them responsible.

Beginning Saturday October 2nd we will be giving members the opportunity to show us their vaccination records and sign a consent form allowing us to maintain a record, so we won’t need to see your vaccination record each time that you come on property.

On Monday October 4th everyone entering the property has to go through the pro shop to show their record of vaccination. Please arrive early enough for your tee time to allow for this check, and for the signing of the consent form if you chose to sign it. You cannot access the cart coral, practice range, practice green or club storage without first checking in at the pro shop. For the short term we will be blocking the road to cart storage and the practice range to ensure full compliance. 

Again, on Monday October 4th everyone entering the property has to go through the pro shop to show their record of vaccination.

Thank you for your understanding in this matter, please be patient and understanding of the added stress and confusion you may face as you check in to play.

Club Closing Scramble 

Our club closing 2-Person Scramble will be held Saturday 9 October. Please register at the Pro Shop. To date we have very few entrants, if we don’t have a larger field by close of registration on Wednesday we may have to cancel the event.

Paragon 2-Person Closing Scramble

9 October 2021, 9:00 AM start

$25 per player, includes a bowl of chilli after the round

2 Person teams, maximum handicap spread of 6

1st, 2nd and Red Tee divisions

Open to all members with a valid Golf Canada handicap

Pro Shop Sale 

Almost everything in the Pro Shop has been marked down to Clearance Pricing. Stop in and see what we have, and keep an eye on Facebook for some updates as well.

We don’t want to have to move all the merchandise back to the “old Pro Shop”, we’d rather sell it!

Kitchen Hours and Closing Dates 

Kelly and her staff have had a great season, but our kitchen service is starting to wind down. The kitchen will be open 11-5 October 4th, 5th, 6th and 8th, 8-5 October 7th, 9th and 10th, weather depending. The kitchen will be closed October 11th for Thanksgiving Monday, but will be open again from 10-2 the 12th to the 15th while the staff clean up and put things away. By that week we will have a pretty limited menu. Snacks, hot dogs and drinks will be available from the Pro Shop during our open ours when the kitchen isn’t open.

 

Maintenance Fall Schedule 

Jenn and the maintenance crew are still working hard to keep the course in great shape. Some planned dates for the more major fall projects are:

Tee aeration the week of October 4th, which should not greatly impact play.

Greens aeration the week of October 18th; we’re not taking a core, just punching holes and top dressing.

Fairways will be aerated at a later date, but starting before the end of the month.

Irrigation system upgrades, likely to start middle of November.

 

Fall Green Fee Special 

Please let your friends and family know that we have some great deals for the month of October:

7 days a week : green fees $45 taxes in until noon; $30 taxes in after noon

7 days a week green fee and cart special:

2 green fees with a shared cart + 2 sleeves of white Callaway Supersoft balls for $85 taxes in after 11 AM

 

Fall Classic 4-Man Scramble

We’re looking for teams for a 4-Man scramble for Saturday October 16th. 1:00 PM Shotgun start. $80 per team and open to members and non members. Green fee for non-members is $20. Maximum of 1 single digit handicap per team, minimum combined team handicap of 50. See the pro shop for more information or to register.

 

 I hope this wasn’t information overload. I plan to try to get a note out once a month or so, but September got away from me before I got a chance to share some information. Enjoy October, it looks like we in store for lots of amazing fall weather!

-Mike McCorry

General Manager

Paragon Golf & Country Club

2021 Labour Day Results

 

We have just had another great weekend at Paragon, with 77 teams playing in the 2021 Labour Day 2-Man Scramble.   The weather was a little cool Saturday, but Sunday was a beautiful day and overall, we had a great two days for golf.  Thanks for coming to play, we hope you enjoyed it!  

Congratulations to Teran Newell and Cody Harvey, of River Hills.  They put together two great scores of 61 and 60 to take the title, sponsored by Bruce Auto Group. 

The winners and complete results can be found following the links below.

2021 Labour Day Winners

2021 Labour Day Scoreboards

Thanks to our sponsors, Bruce Auto Group, Fraser’s Pro Home Center, Freeman’s Auto, Smokehouse Brewery and Laura MacMillan/CIBC Wood Gundy.  You helped us offer some great prizes and that the winners really appreciated. 

Thanks to the Kingston Lions Club for putting on the steak BBQ for the players on Saturday afternoon. 

A huge thank you to our volunteers, Wayne Lincoln, Patricia Veinott, Debbie Walker, Chrystal Stuckless and Peter Foy.  A great job helping us organize and score the event. 

Thanks to Jennifer Visser, our Golf Course Superintendent, and her staff.  They did an amazing job (and have been doing so all season) getting the course ready for play after all the rain on Thursday.  Great job! 

Thanks to Kelly Venebles, Barb W., Kim, Kyra and Megan, the girls in the kitchen and on the cart.  They all worked hard keeping the food and drinks flowing all weekend long. 

Thanks to Barb Eaton, Mike, Jessica, Bud, Parker, Logan, Cameron and Mackie in the pro shop and outside services who worked hard to get the golfers and carts out on the course.  Great job!  Special thanks to Barb Eaton, who was an “honourary volunteer”, helping with registration, handicaps, the draw and pretty much everything else behind the scenes leading up to the weekend. 

We hope all the players really enjoyed the weekend.  We love putting tournaments like this on.  We want next year’s version to be bigger and better and we’re working towards that goal already.  We’ll see you Labour Day Weekend 2022! 

  

-Mike 

 

 

2021 Paragon Labour Day 2-Man Scramble – Sunday Draw

Follow the link below to find the draw for Sunday.  Please note, morning draw starts at 8:15 and not 8:30.

Sunday Draw

2021 Paragon Labour Day 2-Man Scramble – Saturday Draw

Follow the link below for the Saturday draw for our Labour Day 2-Man Scramble.

 

Saturday’s Draw

2021 Strawberry Classic Results

What a great weekend at Paragon!  The 2021 Strawberry Classic is in the books.  We had great some weather, and great times all weekend long.

Thanks to our “committee” of Al Pardy and Tammy Ring, along with lots of help from Barb Eaton and Wayne Lincoln, as well as all the help and long hours from our staff.

Congratulations to our 2021 Champions, Nick Bent and Tammy Phinney of Paragon.  They had a 2 day net score of 131.6.

Low Gross for the weekend went to Gerry MacMillan and Laura MacMillan, of Paragon.  They had a 2 day gross score of 147.

A complete list of the winners can be found below.

 

We look forward to seeing you all in 2022, on our usual weekend in June.

2021 Strawberry Classic Champions Nick Bent and Tammy Phinney.

 

Men’s Club Championship Results

Paragon’s New General Manager Mike McCorry

Paragon is pleased to announce that Mike McCorry has accepted the new position as General Manager of Paragon Golf and Country Club, effective July 1st, 2021.

“Hello members of Paragon, I’m Mike McCorry, your club’s new General Manager. I am very excited to get to work for you at maintaining the legacy of this great club while always looking for ways to improve your membership experience.
I’ve been around the game for 30 years. I grew up in Bridgewater and saw first hand the evolution of Bridgewater Golf Club to Osprey Ridge. I was lucky enough to enjoy learning the game and the culture around it at a very social and competitive club, and those two aspects still form the basis of my philosophy on the game and the business.
Professionally there is almost no task or role I haven’t performed in Golf, from spray tech to beverage cart to GM. I’ve worked at many courses including Osprey Ridge, the Digby Pines and Greenwood Golf Club. I left the golf industry for a short time, but I am very thankful for the opportunity to return to work for you here at Paragon.
I look forward to meeting with and working with as many of you as possible this summer. I see nothing but great things ahead for Paragon and am excited to be part of it’s future.”

-Mike McCorry

The Board of Directors would like to welcome Mike on behalf of all our members and look forward to a great 2021 golf season.

Paragon Covid-19 restrictions April 28th 2021

CLUB NOTICE:

 

Public Health has dictated that Nova Scotians should avoid non-essential travel outside of their municipality. In order to protect our staff and golfers at Paragon Golf & Country Club we ask that only those residents of Kings County and Annapolis County visit our club to play golf. If you live outside of these areas, then please call the Pro Shop at 902-765-2554 to cancel your tee time.

 

POSTPONED:

 

All tournament and league events for the next two weeks are postponed until further guidance from the Nova Scotia Health Authority. This includes the following men’s day events:

·    Men’s Day Tee Time Registration on April 29th

·    Men’s Day May 6th

·    Men’s Day Opening May 8th

 

Paragon’s Annual General meeting scheduled for Wednesday May 12th is postponed at this time.

 

 

COVID PROTOCOL:

 

Restaurant- Food and non-alcoholic drinks are available for takeout only at the Club House. Inside seating and the outside patio are closed at this time.

 

Pro Shop/Club House– Only one person is allowed inside the building at a time. Please be patient and wait outside until a customer leaves before entering the building with your mask on.

 

Washrooms – Washrooms downstairs in the Pro Shop/Club House will be closed at this time. The door entering the Pro Shop/Club House from downstairs will also be locked and customers are only to enter through the one entrance.

 

Masks – Mask are mandatory at all times in all inside facilities at Paragon. No exceptions.

 

Paragon continues to enforce COVID protocols to keep everyone safe. Go to our website for more information about how Paragon is protecting it staff, members and guests.

www.paragongolf.ca/covid-19-protocols/

 

April News: Opening Day Announced

Opening Day: April 10th 2021
We are excited to announce our course will be open for the season 10:00am Saturday April 10th. Yes – Masters Weekend – Go ahead and wear your green! Conditions couldn’t be better.
Our course will be open for play unless weather forces us to close. Players will be contacted via email if we need to close for poor weather. (ie: extended frost or heavy rains)
Driving range and club storage will also open on Saturday April 10th
Click Here for April Golf Rates
The canteen and clubhouse will be available to grab a light lunch, snack, drinks or share a beer with friends. Our Clubhouse has a capacity of 30 patrons so please limit your time inside before/after your round. While seated at your table you may remove your mask. Avoid moving around and gathering at other tables. Our staff will be enforcing Provincial Health Protocols to keep everyone safe.