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News & Events

  • Member Survey - Thank you

    Thank you to everyone who completed the OCC member survey. We received 252 surveys, which is an excellent response rate of 46%. The Board will present a summary of the results at the Spring Meeting on April 9, 2019.

    The random draw winner of $50 bar bucks is Holly Thomas.
  • Our CA$H League Members Need Your Help!

    Our CAMERON GOODKEY, MACKENZIE CALWELLMORGAN CALWELLBRENDAN ACORNWES STAKES and TOM SINCLAIR are headed to USport Curling Nationals!

    Monday March 4th Ticket # 369845 Claimed
    Tuesday March 5th Ticket # 370104
    Wednesday March 6th Ticket # 3589414 Claimed
    Thursday March 7th Ticket # 509210 Claimed
    Friday March 8th Ticket # 0613186
    Saturday March 9th Ticket # 0131173 Claimed

    Why do they need your help? Well, they are heading to Fredericton, NB from March 15-19 and the costs are adding up...

    How can you help? TWO WAYS!
    - The boys will be running a 50/50 raffle fundraiser from Monday, March 4 to Saturday, March 9 at The Ottawa Curling Club. Make sure you purchase your ticket!

    - They have started a GO FUND ME page and would be so appreciative if you could

    donate to help send them to USport competition! Follow this link.

    The Ottawa Curling Club is so proud of this team! GO, Carleton Ravens Curling, GO!

    Carleton Ravens Mens Curling Team

  • Tom Sinclair - OUA Coach of the Year

    A big congrats to our TOM SINCLAIR for being awarded 'Coach of the Year' for the Carleton Ravens Men's Curling Team. Way to go, Tom!

    Congrats

  • Homan/Hogan Charity Bonspiel

    Congrats to our GRAHAM RATHWELL, TRISH SCHARF, IAN RATHWELL and KIM BROWN, for winning this charity spiel at the Smith Falls Curling and Squash Club on Feb 24, 2019! Way to go and a great cause to support 

    Homan Horgan Charity Spiel

  • U21 Mixed Doubles - Provincial Qualifier "B"

    Congrats to our SAM MOOIBROEK for winning the A-side with his teammate Emma Artichuk on February 23! Good luck to you both at the Provincials in Listowel on March 29-31!

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  • 2019 Scotties Tournament of Hearts

    The 2019 Scotties Tournament of Hearts had some incredible curling this year. Way to go TEAM HOMAN for playing so well. We are so proud to be ‘The Home of Team Homan’!

    2019 Scotties

  • OCC Member Survey

    An email was sent out to all members on Feb 18th providing a link to complete the 2019 OCC Member Survey. - We want to hear from you! The Board will use the information for planning over the next few years. You also have the option to put your name in a draw to win $50 bar bucks upon completion of the Survey.

    Please complete by Friday February 22, 2019. (The Survey should take you 10-15 to complete.)

    If you did not receive the “Member survey” email, please contact Dalal.

  • 58th Gordie Perry Bonspiel

    April 27 - May 5, 2019
    Entry Fee: $360 per team

    Entries paid in full by March 15, 2019 will be entered into a draw for a free entry to the 58th Gordie Perry Bonspiel.

    Enter here

  • Erica Hopson and Kevin Tippett off to Provincial Mixed Doubles!


    Congrats to our ERICA HOPSON & KEVIN TIPPETT for their C side win at the Mixed Doubles Provincial Qualifier ‘A’ on Feb 16, 2019!

    Good luck at Provincials in Brampton, ON from March 1-3!

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  • Carleton Men win OUA Championships!

    The Carleton Ravens Men’s Curling Team won gold at the Ontario University Athletics Curling Championships on Feb 18, 2019 at K-W Granite Club! Huge congrats to our Wednesday Cash League members: BRENDAN ACORN, MACKENZIE CALWELL, MORGAN CALWELL, CAMERON GOODKEY, WESLEY STAKES & TOM SINCLAIR (coach).

    Good luck at U Sports/Curling Canada University Championships in Fredericton, NB from Mar 15-19, 2019!

    Carleton Men 2019 OUA Champs(Photo courtesy of Riley Calwell)

  • Club reopens on Saturday, Feb 16

    After the two-alarm fire at 129 Catherine Street, our club continues to clear out the smoke and will reopen on Saturday (Feb 16) morning for regular league play.

    For those leagues impacted by our club closure, your league Convenors will be reaching out with updated schedules.

    Thanks to everyone who expressed concern. - We are ok!

    FYI, here's coverage by CBC: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/ottawa-fire-catherine-street-1.5018226?fbclid=IwAR3x6bYgofp3v8Da-ngK2h_JYPcIKy1dS_uEy_BHhR-bU64DzaDXanECXxA

  • Club closed due to smoke (Feb 14 & 15)

    There has been a significant fire at the multi-unit residential building just west of the pay lot beside the club. Although the Ottawa Fire Service has contained the flames to the one building, significant smoke has entered our facility. To ensure the safety of our members, the club will be closed for ventilation Thursday, February 14th and Friday February 15th. 

    Fire beside OCC

     

  • Club Closed Wednesday Feb 13th - Curling Cancelled

    We're digging out! The Ca$h League has been cancelled for Wednesday, February 13th. Stay safe and enjoy the winter wonderland!

  • Curling Cancelled

    The Tuesday Women and Getting Started League has been cancelled for Tuesday February 12th.

  • TEAM GROUP THERAPY raises $8,000 for Crystal Hearts

    Our TEAM GROUP THERAPY (SANDRA CHISHOLM, MAUREEN MCDONALD, HEIDI RAUSCH & RUTH BUCKLAND) is once again the top fundraising team at the 2019 Crystal Heart Curling Classic, raising $8,000 for the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Thank you for your hard work, ladies!Team Group Therapy - 2019

  • Dalal's Milestone

    Our favourite curling club manager celebrated her 50th birthday! We love you, Dalal!

    Dalal's 50th birthday

  • TEAM MACMILLAN wins another banner!

    Congrats to our TEAM MACMILLAN (skip: CONALL MACMILLAN, vice: PATRICK GRATTON, second: STEPHAN GROULX, lead: KIMBERLY GORIN) for winning the Special Olympics Division A Final in Elmira on Feb 3rd!

    Team MacMillan - 2019 champs

  • TEAM HOMAN - Ontario Scotties Champions!

    Huge congrats to our TEAM HOMAN (RACHEL HOMAN, EMMA MISKEW, JOANNE COURTNEY, LISA WEAGLE) for defeating Team Tippin in the finals of the Ontario Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Elmira on Feb 2! Good luck at STOH in Sydney, NS from Feb 16-24!

    Team Homan - 2019 Ontario Champs 

  • Nicole DESCHENES

    DESCHENES, Nicole Marie
    Sadly on January 27, 2019, in a place where she dedicated countless hours cheering on her children and grandchildren, Nicole began the next leg of her great adventure. She will be deeply missed by her beloved husband and travel companion, James Angus; her loving children Marc Levac, Sarah Gaudet (Marty), Lindsay Kearns (Rob) and Eric Levac (Sadia); and her precious grandchildren of whom she was so proud: Jonah, Liam, Danny, Sean, Casey, Margaret, Izabel, Nadya, Shanzay, Zara and Shahrukh.

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  • Ontario Provincial Curling Championships in Elmira (Jan 27-Feb 3)

    Good luck to the following members this week as they compete in the Ontario Provincial Curling Championships! You can stream the games on Title Sports Live. https://www.titlesportslive.ca/

    WOMEN'S SCOTTIES
    TEAM HOMAN - skip: RACHEL HOMAN, vice: EMMA MISKEW, second: JOANNE COURTNEY, lead: LISA WEAGLE 
    Team Cathy Auld - vice: ERIN MORRISEY, lead: JENNIFER AHDE
    Team Duncan - second: CHERYL KREVIAZUK, lead: KAREN SAGLE
    Team Froud/Horton - skip: LAUREN HORTON
    Team Harrison - second: LYNN KREVIAZUK

    MEN'S TANKARD
    Team Glenn Howard Curling - second: DAVID MATHERS

    SPECIAL OLYMPICS DIVISION A FINAL
    TEAM MACMILLAN (skip: CONALL MACMILLAN, vice: PATRICK GRATTON, second: STEPHAN GROULX, lead: KIMBERLY GORIN)

    We have some very talented curlers at our club!

    Provincial Championships in Elmira

  • Life Membership Nominations

    We’re seeking nominations for Life Membership at the Ottawa Curling Club (OCC).

    Life Membership is the club's recognition of a member's sustained and exemplary contributions to our club and this year’s Nomination Committee has been established to help select up to two recipients. Nominations including the following detail can be sent to Wesley Blight at wesblight@hotmail.com and will be accepted until February 28, 2019:

    • Nominator’s name, contact information, and confirmation of OCC membership
    • Nominee’s name, length of OCC membership, and a description of their contributions to the club (ie. specific role, duration, and applicable outcome). Examples of contributions include, but are not limited to: 1. volunteer positions or activities at the club; 2. having represented the club within the broader curling community (as a player, coach, or volunteer).
  • Cash league members at Quebec Men's Provincials

    Good luck to DON BOWSER (vice of Team Ferland) and Team Mark Homan (MARK HOMAN, MICHAEL MCLEAN, COLTON DALY and GARY FINDLEY) as they compete at the Quebec WFG Tankard in Grand-Mere, Quebec from Jan 13-20, 2019!

    Team Ferland - Don Bowser of OCC

    Team Mark Homan

  • Team Homan wins Canadian Open in North Battleford

    Congrats to TEAM HOMAN (RACHEL HOMAN, EMMA MISKEW, JOANNE COURTNEY, LISA WEAGLE) on their 10th career Grand Slam of Curling title!

    (Photo by Anil Mungal)

    Team Homan - 10th Grans Slam 

  • BRIAN HENDERSON and TEAM HUNKER at CurlON Masters Provincials in Ingersoll

    BRIAN HENDERSON (Team Delaney) lost in the finals to Gordon Norton of Oshawa.   

    TEAM HUNKER (JIM HUNKER, BRAD SHINN, MIKE JOHANSEN, and STEVE MITCHELL) finished Round Robin at 4-3.

    CurlON Masters

  • Ottawa-Rideau Challenge

    We are thrilled to announce that the Ottawa-Rideau Challenge trophy is back at the Ottawa Curling Club! Always a fun time with good curling and great people! Thanks to all who participated from both Rideau Curling Club and the OCC. See you next year on the ice!

    Ottawa-Rideau Challenge 2018

  • Life Membership Nomination Committee

    We’re looking for a group of volunteers to select and recommend Life Members of the Ottawa Curling Club.

    Life Membership is the club's recognition of a member's sustained and exemplary contributions to our club and, to facilitate this year’s selection process, we’re keen to fill our Nomination Committee. The committee consists of at least three members and is responsible for soliciting and evaluating award nominees, as well as recommending up to two recipients for board approval. As a committee volunteer, your commitment is expected to begin in late January and continue through the end of March.

    If you’re interested, please contact Wesley Blight at wesblight@hotmail.com by January 12th.

  • Open Letter to the Ontario Curling Association

    To: Stephen Chenier, Executive Director, CurlON ; Dave Hutchinson, Event Coordinator, CurlON

    Cc: CurlON Board of Directors

    The Ottawa Curling Club expresses disappointment in the Ontario Curling Association’s decision regarding changes to the Tankard Playdowns announced December 5th.

    Although we acknowledge the Ontario Curling Association’s right to set competition rules, changing the terms of the Tankard Playdowns after the registration deadline had passed is not reflective of an organization dedicated to transparency and equity. This decision has prompted several teams to reconsider their participation in the playdown process, further reducing a provincial field that has been on a downward trend, and leaving additional teams to question their future involvement.

    We urge the Ontario Curling Association to acknowledge the inconvenience and frustration caused by this decision. We also suggest the Ontario Curling Association use this opportunity to explain how this experience will be used to continually improve the qualification structure in a timely manner in future years.

    Board of Directors

    Ottawa Curling Club

  • Dalal's Christmas Wish list

    The Winning Ticket # 0925161
    Claimed By Michel Leblanc and Bob Smith Congratulations

    Thank you everyone for all the support
    Dalal

  • Dalal's Christmas Wish

    Dalal Christmas Wish

  • A message to OCC Members and Guests

    *IMPORTANT - Please read*

    Now that we are a couple of months into the season, please review the following items ...some new and some as a reminder about the club!

    SLOW PLAY Your game is allotted 2 hours to play. Please review the ‘Some Rules Notes’ signs posted at either end of the curling rink or find it on our website here.

    ICE FACILITY Please give our Ice technicians space!  Do not go onto your sheet until it is ready.  A good rule of thumb is to wait until they clear the previous game score.

    BE NICE TO YOUR ICE!  The old proshop is now the coats and boots room. 

    Help keep the ice clean by removing your outdoor shoes in the room beside the washroom.  At the front entrance of the club there is a bench with complimentary shoe covers.  But feel free to bring in a pair of indoor shoes or slippers to keep over the season at the club. 

    NEED MORE ICE TIME? Need to reschedule your game? Want to practice? 

    You can book online Monday to Friday between 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. for 30 minute practice ice time slots.    

    Contact Dalal to book the available times below:

    Sundays
    9 a.m. to 11 a.m. (two sheets available)
    7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (one sheet available)

    Wednesdays
    9 p.m. to 11 p.m. (three sheets available)

    *remember to inform your league Convenor that a game will be rescheduled as soon as possible!

    MORE PARKING OPTIONS Parking at 226 Argyle property is now available after 4:30 p.m. on weeknights and all day/night on weekends.  However, never park in the first spot off of Argyle.  Check out our website for more details here.


    SMOKING Smoking must be 20 feet away from the back and front door.

    HUNGRY? Kitchen Hours are:

    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday from 5-9 p.m.

    Tuesday, Thursday from 12-1:30 p.m.

    Wednesday, Friday from 5-9:30 p.m.

    Saturday from 9:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m.

    Sunday from 4:30- 7:30 p.m.


    QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS?

    Please contact the Board directly.  All the contact information is updated on the website under ‘Members Only’ on the ‘Board of Directors’ tab.  Click here.

  • Susanne Rausch

    Susanne passed away peacefully on Friday, November 9th surrounded by loved ones having just celebrated her 89th birthday. Predeceased by her beloved husband Johann, her parents Joachim and Christine (Blaser) Stieb, her siblings Christine (Jakob) Schlarb, Karl (Katharina) Stieb, Heinrich (Theresa) Stieb, Theresa (Paul) Gerhard and Joachim (Eva) Stieb.

    Susie leaves behind her much loved daughter Heidi, her chosen children Maciek, Charmaine and being Oma to sweet Norah. Susie was the favourite aunt and cousin to a large extended family and has kept them all close to her heart, particularly during the last few months. She has been the ‘cool’ aunt, a mentor, a confidant, the rock and the glue for the many generations and for many friends. She left this world comforted in knowing that her daughter is surrounded by many kinds of family, all who love both of them very much.

    Susanne has had a life filled with challenges and many silver linings.

    She had an idyllic childhood in Jugoslavia before being forced to flee her home with advancing Russian forces eventually establishing a new life in Germany. A vacation to Canada led to a chance meeting with her love, Johann, enticing her to move to another new country.

    Another challenge met: she mastered the English language. Love gave her a daughter, the apple of her eye. Heidi was a joy and a challenge. Her personality helped her form wonderful friendships with many, particularly with her neighbours on Tweed Avenue and on White Lake.

    Heidi would like to thank all those who spent time with her mother over the last few months, shared memories, had meaningful visits and helped both of them through this difficult time.

    Friends are invited to Beechwood, Funeral, Cemetery & Cremation Services, 280 Beechwood Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario on Tuesday, November 13th from 5-8 pm. A visitation will also be held at Martin Luther Church, 933 Smyth Road, Ottawa, Ontario on Wednesday November 14th from 10am, followed by a Celebration of Life 11am. A gathering will follow.

    Private interment will be held at a later date.
    https://beechwood.permavita.com/site/SusanneRausch.html

     

  • Going Away Shindig for PJ Vankoughnett & Randy Olson

    Our friends are packing up and heading off for an adventurous retirement! Join us at the Ottawa Curling Club on Saturday, November 17 from 4:00 p.m. until the wee hours!
    Curling Ice for all interested from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    Foods and bevies to follow!
    All are welcome!!!
    Please email Dalal to confirm prior to November 10th if you want to curl. If you don’t want to curl, just come to have some drinks!

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  • John Whitaker - OCC Volunteer of the Year

    This is long overdue... if you haven't heard, the OCC's Volunteer of the Year award was given to John Whitaker at this year's AGM. He is a very special man and we are so lucky to have him at our club. We love you, John! ❤️

    John Whitaker - Volunteer of Year

  • Renfrewshire 12th Province Goodwill Tour

    22 curlers from Scotland have arrived in Canada! They play against the OCC on Monday, Oct 29th, at 9:00 AM.

    As part of their twelve day visit, the curlers of the Renfrewshire 12th Province Goodwill Tour have created a tour blog so that those at home in Scotland and those from here (across the pond) in Canada can follow in their adventures. https://ottawa2018.weebly.com/

  • Membership fees

    Membership fees are due Monday October 15. You know who will haunt you so just give her the money...your life will be easier. And you won't lose your ice privileges.

  • Practice Ice Available This Week

    Practice ice will be available this week (Monday to Friday) on a first-come, first served basis from 12:00pm - 2:00pm.

    Please keep your practice to a maximum of 15 minutes per sheet.

    We will return to the practice reservation system next week.

  • Annual General Meeting

    The Annual General Meeting is taking place on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 7pm at the club.

    All league schedules will be posted on-line in few weeks . League games are scheduled to begin on Monday, September 24.

    Practice ice time will be posted online when it might be available.

    Please refer to the Club Calendar for further information on dates, etc.

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  • Capital Curling Supplies - New Pro Shop on 2nd floor!

    Capital Curling SuppliesCapital Curling Supplies is now open. Emma Miskew, Ben Miskew, Sharon Gannon are looking forward to looking after the needs of OCC members as well as all Curlers in Ottawa and the surrounding area. Come on in and see the new store located upstairs by the ladies locker room. It’s time to think curling!!

  • Willie Jeffries - Gone too soon

    We are very sad to report that our long-time Wednesday Cash League member, Willie Jeffries, passed away unexpectedly while in British Columbia. Willie was a great guy to be around, and had many notable curling accomplishments, including qualifying to play in men’s provincials.  

    Willie’s recent OCC teams won the Wednesday Cash League in 2015-16 (Willie Jeffries, Spencer Cooper, Terry Scharf, Kevin Rathwell), and also captured the Open Grand Aggregate of the 2016 Alexander Keith's City of Ottawa Bonspiel (Willie Jeffries, Chris Gardner, Brian Vance, Stephen Watson).

    Deepest condolences to his children (Brady and Meghan), Sue, Marlene, family and friends. He will be sorely missed.

    A Celebration of Life will be held in Ottawa, ON at the Ottawa Curling Club on September 8th, 2018 at 1:30pm. Another Celebration of Life will be held in Port Alberni, BC at a date and place to be announced later.

    https://www.mccallgardens.com/obituaries/william-willie-richard-joseph-jeffries

  • Membership 2018-2019

    The 2018-2019 Membership will be available online Friday June 1st.

    One team member must pay in full by Monday June 11th  in order to hold the spot for the up coming season.
    Club hours:


    Tuesday June 5th: 12 pm - 6 pm
    Wednesday June 6th: 12 pm - 6 pm
    Thursday June 7th: 12 pm -6 pm
    Friday June 8th: 12 pm - 6 pm
    Monday June 11th: 12 pm - 6 pm

    Payment can be made in person at the club or by phone.

    Returning team policy
    Team Sign up
    Membership Sign up

  • OCC / Craig Savill Golf Tournament 2018

    Below is a message from our CRAIG SAVILL:

    Hey OCC

    It’s that time of year again, the upcoming Craig Savill Invitation Golf Tournament. We will again be heading out to the Pineview Golf Course on Friday June 22 for a 1pm shotgun start. 

    With the passing of OCC Member, Rod Matheson the golf committee decided to rename the prestigious tournament trophy the Bonnie and Rod Matheson Memorial Trophy. 

    There will be some new surprises on the course and in the silent auction. The proceeds will be again going to fund research and patient access at the Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre. 

    If you have not signed up, check out the new tournament website for more info and to register. Due to the charity donation, this year all payments and sign ups will be going through the Pineview Golf Course. Please follow either one of the links below to register. 

    If you know someone interested in playing that is outside the curling club please pass this email along as we are now accepting anyone and everyone. 

    Ps my team is stacked so y’all be playing for second. 

    Registration:

    http://tournaments.pineview.com/occ-2018

    Tournament information:

    Www.craigsavillinvitational.com

    Looking forward to see you on the links!

    -Sav

  • RODERICK JAMES MATHESON

    Rod Matheson ObituaryRod passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at the age of 82. Beloved husband and best friend to his sweetie, Laraine (Johnson). Predeceased by brother Eoin and first wife Bonnie. Brother-in-law of Katherine Matheson and Millie Jonsson. Proud uncle of John (Laurie) Matheson, Susan (Benoit) Cousineau, Eoin (Anita) Matheson and Janet (Tom) Greene. Loving stepfather of Kristen (John) Chew and Jennifer Pederson. Cherished Poppy to Becky, Anna, Owen, Jamie and Liam, great grandfather to Esmee. He will be greatly missed by his extended family and friends.

    Rod graduated Queens University and had an exemplary career as a teacher at Laurentian High School. He was a Life Member, past president, and curling champion at the Ottawa Curling Club, and a longtime member of the Royal Ottawa Golf Club.

    A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 19, at 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, 971 Woodroffe Ave., followed by a Celebration of Life at the Ottawa Curling Club, 440 O’Connor St. All family and friends welcome.

    Laraine sends special thanks to Drs. Bence-Bruckler, Faught and Wa, and Nurse Nicholas of the Ottawa General Hospital Hematology Unit for their kindness and compassionate care.

    The family respectfully requests memorial donations in Rod’s name to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society www.llscanada.org or online tributes and donations via Pinecrest Remembrance Services www.pinecrest-remembrance.com.

  • OCC Golf Day - Friday, June 22nd

    The Ottawa Curling Club Golf Day is set for June 22nd at Pine View Golf Course.

    Registration:

    http://tournaments.pineview.com/occ-2018

    Tournament information:

    Www.craigsavillinvitational.com

    OCC Golf 2018

  • League Winners

    Click here to see the full list of league winners for the 2017-2018 season.

  • The 57th Annual Gordie Perry Bonspiel

    April 21 - April 29, 2018
    Entry Fee: $360 per team

    Entries paid in full by March 15, 2018 will be entered into a draw for a free entry to the 57th Gordie Perry Bonspiel.
    Congratulations Team Darren McNabb for winning the free entry.

    Draw here

    Enter here

    View the poster
    50/50 Draw:
    Unclaimed Prizes
    1-Ticket # 0111841
    2-Ticket # 519435
    3-Ticket # 519430
    4-Ticket # 0348902
    5-Ticket # 0348940
    6-Ticket # 0976596
    7-Ticket # 519999

  • TEAM ALLEN wins Club Championship

    Congratulations to Wednesday Cash League’s RITCHIE GILLAN, RICK ALLEN, CAMERON GOODKEY, and KEVIN RATHWELL for defeating Friday Mixed League’s MATTHEW ANDERSON, LYNN PETERSON, TOM PETERSON, AND JOANNE McGRAW to win the OCC’s Club Championship!

    Team Allen - 2018 OCC Club Champion

  • 2018 Roy Blair

    Roy Blair Teams & Results

  • CONGRATS TO TEAM TAYLOR

    Team Taylor won the 2018 Canadian Gay Curling Championship this past weekend in Calgary, Alberta! Way to go JOEY TAYLOR, Lee Mantha, Darren Sutherland, and DARREN McEWEN!

    Team Taylor CGCC 2018 

  • The Club Championship

    2017-2018 Club Championship Draw & Rules

  • Easter Weekend

    The club will be closed March 30th - April 2nd and resume normal activity Tuesday April 3rd.

    Happy Easter Everyone

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