St. Charles Country Club
MEN’S GOLF EVENTS
This magazine provides a comprehensive look
at the exciting year ahead at St. Charles Country Club.
Mark all of these important dates on your calendar,
so you don’t miss out on any of the fun in 2017!
Men’s Golf Events
Starting with Men's Opening Golf Day and ending with our fall Iron Man competition, the golf calendar is full of events
throughout the season for our members participation. Our Club events are about friendly competition, camaraderie and enjoying
St. Charles with your fellow members. Below is a brief description of each of our Club events. Please contact the Pro Shop staff if
you would like to know more about any or all of the events we offer.
You may enter any of these events by contacting the Pro Shop at 204-888-8229 or by emailing [email protected]
Men's Opening Golf Day The Waldon Trophy
Monday May 8th - 2:00 pm Shotgun Start Waldon Trophy – Begins Saturday June 3rd
A great way to kick off the season with a fun afternoon of golf! Competed for since 1955, the Waldon trophy is played for on
All members are encouraged to play in Men’s Opening to each Saturday in the month of June. Each Saturday morning
welcome our new members to the club while re-connecting with players are able to report their net scores to the Pro Shop. Each
your fellow members you may have not seen since Men’s player’s best two net scores are combined to determine the
Closing. The format for this event is a two best net of four. Entry champion and winner of the Waldon trophy.
is on an individual basis with your professional staff creating the To enter on Saturday morning players must report to the Pro
draw. Shop or starter prior to their round.
Heavy Cocktail Reception with Food Stations. The Vipond
Tupper Cup - Handicap Match Monday June 12th – 1:00 pm Shotgun start
Play Championship The first of our two major charity events held exclusively for
members of St. Charles. The first Vipond was played in 1976 and
Qualifying – May 1st to May 28th / Matches begin June 1st has contributed over $1,000,000 to the Community Living Win-
nipeg since its inception. This has been accomplished through the
The first Tupper Cup played dates back to 1912. The field for support of our members, committees and tremendous sponsor-
this event is determined through a qualifying period held in the ship through the years.
first four weeks in May. Qualifiers must register their qualifying Members can enter this event as a team of four or as an
round prior to play with the starter or the Pro Shop staff. The individual. The format is two best net of four. Following a great
fifteen low net scores and the past champion make up the field of day of golf and competition players enjoy a cocktail reception in
the match play event. the Garden followed by dinner and awards with a prize table in
excess of $30,000.00. This is a full day of golf, excellent food
Matches are scheduled mutually by the participants and are to be and an entertaining dinner. Be sure to get your team in early as
played before each posted deadline, with the championship the field is limited to 32 teams!
match being played by the first week in September. Play is from
the Blue Tees or White Tees.
Captains Trophy - Alternate Members who are interested in sponsoring should contact:
Mr. Bob Kennedy 204-633-6333 or
Mr. Bill Knight 204-783-9600
Shot Match Play Championship
Entry Deadline – May 28th / Matches begin June 1st
Senior & Super Senior Men's
Competed for since 1987, this is our most popular match play Club Championship
event. Teams of two members compete for this trophy in an
alternate shot format. Each team is assigned half of their Saturday July 15th and Sunday July 16th
combined handicap with play being from the Blue Tees.
The Senior championship is played for our members 55 years of
All entries are accepted into this field with matches scheduled age and over and is held on a weekend in June. The Super Senior
mutually by the participants. The draw is posted in the Pro Shop. division is for our member’s age 70 years and over. This event is
The final match is played by the first week in September with the for players of all skill levels as we have both gross and net
champions being honored at Men's Closing Golf Day. awards within each flight. Play is from the white tees.
Tee times begin on Saturday at approximately 7:45 am with the
final scoring and trophy presentations being held in the Garden
following play on Sunday. Net and Gross awards for each flight
are presented at our Men's Closing Golf Day in September.
Men’s Golf Events
Hopwood Trophy - Men's Club Club Championship Weekend
Championship Match Play
Friday August 18th to Sunday August 20th
Match Play Weekend July 7th to July 9th Championship Flight Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Qualifying May 27th to June 18th All other Flights Saturday & Sunday
The Club Championship match play hosts the top 16 players at Our Men’s Club Championship crowned its first champion in
the Club for a weekend of scratch match play golf. The field is 1906. This event is open to all members and skill levels as
made up of 8 spring qualifiers and 8 exempt positions based on players are flighted according to their handicap. There are gross
the previous year’s Hopwood results and performance in the and net awards for each flight. All flights are stroke play.
previous year’s Men's and Senior Club Championship. This Play begins Friday afternoon, continues on Saturday morning and
prestigious trophy has been played for since 1977. finishes in grand style in conjunction with our ladies and junior
Matches begin on Friday afternoon and finish with the final championships on Sunday morning. Following the completion of
being played on Sunday morning. All members with a 7 play, awards are presented to all of our Club Champions in a
handicap or less are encouraged to qualify for this fantastic special ceremony in the Garden with a fantastic BBQ lunch.
match play event! Club Championship Shootout
Night Golf Saturday August 19th – 4:00 pm start
Friday August 11th – Cocktails begin at 7:00 pm – Golf begins The Club Championship includes another can’t miss event as our
at dusk Men’s Shootout is played late Saturday afternoon. This is a
Join us for a fabulous evening at the club! This event is popular event where qualifiers are paired together based on their
definitely intended to be more social with a little golf mixed in! first day scores in the championship. Teams of two play alternate
The evening will start with cocktails and music on the Putting shot in an elimination format. Ten teams tee off on the first hole
Green. Golf will begin shortly after sunset with a shotgun start with one team being eliminated each hole until we find a winner.
where all groups will play 6 holes of golf through the torch lit The drama is high and laughs are plenty!
fairways. Following golf light snacks and music will continue in Men's Closing Golf Day
the Garden through the evening. Wednesday September 13th – 1:00 pm Shotgun start
All members and non-member spouses are welcome to attend this Our closing event is traditionally played on a Wednesday in mid
September. Men's Closing is our way to celebrate another season
of golf at St. Charles by hosting our members to a spectacular
St. Charles Invitational Pro Am day at the Club. It is played in a format of 1,2,3 net best ball of
foursome. Members can enter this event as a team of four or as
Monday August 14th – 1:00 pm Shotgun start
The premiere Pro Am event in Manitoba is hosted at your club. an individual and be paired on a team by our professional staff.
The St. Charles Invitational Pro Am is an event where three
members of St. Charles play with a PGA professional from The day begins with a 1:00 pm shotgun and is followed by our
Manitoba. The event is presented by the Great West Life closing dinner and year end awards in the Clubhouse. Your
Assurance Company who matches each dollar contributed professional staff joins you on the course hosting a few fun
through sponsorship to Cancer Care Manitoba. Since 1987 over competitions. Celebrate our season and honour our tournament
$1,000,000 has been contributed to Cancer Care through the winners by participating in Men’s Closing.
efforts of this event. Members who would like to sponsor this Champion of all Leagues
event beyond their entry fee can contact Head Professional Cory
In conjunction with Men’s Closing, all of our Men’s leagues are
The event boasts a prize table in excess of $30,000 with both encouraged to enter a team of four to compete for the title of
team and draw prizes awarded following golf. This spectacular “Champion of all Leagues”. The event follows the same format
day begins with lunch in the Garden and the draw for the as the closing event. All players on the team must be a member
Professionals. The shotgun begins at 1:00 pm and is followed by of the league they are representing. The winning team will be
cocktails in the Garden and an entertaining evening accompanied presented the trophy at the closing dinner and will have bragging
by a wonderful dinner. rights through to next year’s event!
Members can enter this event as a team of four or as a single
player to be matched up by the Pro Shop. The format is two best
net stableford scores of four with the professionals best six gross
scores being added to the team total.
Men’s Golf Events
Iron Man Alister MacKenzie Society
Sunday October 1st – 12:00 pm shotgun start
St. Charles Country Club is privileged to be a part of the Alister
All members are welcome to enter this event and play St. Charles MacKenzie Society. The society is comprised of 15 golf clubs
as tough as it gets. Tough pins and tees played at the tips, and from around the globe that share the commonality of being de-
then some, is the theme to this fun day of golf. The day begins signed by Dr. Alister MacKenzie. Member clubs include Royal
with a 12:00 pm shotgun and is followed by casual dinner (on a Melbourne (AUS), Titirangi (NZ), Pasatiempo (USA), Claremont
chit signing basis) and prizes in the Clubhouse. (USA), Cypress Point (USA), Crystal Downs (USA), Alwoodley
(ENG), Lahinch (IRL), Jockey Club (ARG),Moortown (ENG),
The format for the event is one best ball of two, with both gross Meadow Club (USA), Greenhills (USA), Cork (IRL) and Valley
and net prizes being awarded. Members may enter as teams of Club (USA).
two or as individuals. With the weather usually adding to the
challenge of this event, the Iron Man is a test of golf that you will Each year member clubs gather for three days of golf and cama-
not want to miss. raderie at one of MacKenzie’s masterpieces. The event is a cele-
bration of Dr. MacKenzie’s work and is one of the most prestig-
To enter all Men’s events contact ious golf events in the world.
the Pro Shop at 204-888-8229
or by email [email protected]
Members may qualify for this event by playing in the scheduled
or by using the online event calendar at www.stcharlescc.ca. qualifying rounds or by becoming the club champion. Qualifying
is based on 18 holes of net stroke play. The qualifying dates are:
June 9th - 2:00 pm @ St. Charles Country Club (August 2017)
August 25th - 2:00 pm @ Alwoodley Golf Club and Moortown
Golf Club (August 2018) in Leeds, ENG.
Men’s Section Fixtur e Card At A Glance
1st- Tupper Cup Qualifying Begins 11th - Night Golf
8th - Men’s Opening Golf Day - 2:00 pm Shotgun 14th - St. Charles Invitational Pro Am - 1:00 pm Shotgun
14th - Course Aeration - Course closed at 2:00 pm
18th - 20th - Club Championship Weekend
15th - Course Aeration - Course closed all day 25th - MacKenzie Qualifying -
28th - Captain’s Trophy Entries Close
28th - Tupper Cup Qualifying Ends Alwoodley & Moortown (Leeds, ENG)
28th - 30th - 2017 MacKenzie Gathering - St. Charles
1st - Tupper & Captain’s Trophy Begins
3rd - Waldon Trophy Begins 13th - Men’s Closing Golf Day - 1:00 pm Shotgun
18th & 19th - Course Aeration - Course closed
9th - MacKenzie Qualifying - St. Charles
12th - VIPOND - 1:00 pm Shotgun October
July 1st- Iron Man - 12:00 pm Shotgun
1st - Canada Day 3
7th - 9th - Hopwood Trophy
11th & 12th - Will to Win
15th& 16th - Senior Club Championship
21st - Sip & Swing