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The 2016 Mabel Lake Ladies Amateur Open came down to a playoff this year. Congratulations to our new Ladies Open Overall Champion Lorelei Seigmann who won in a one hole playoff.
Congrats to our new Overall Low Net Champion Linda Mortenson. We would also like to Congratulate our other tournament winners – Darla Walsh-1st Low Gross, Patsy Osaehoff-1st Low Net, Sue Mackney-2nd Low Gross, and Margo Ludwig-2nd Low Net.

Mabel Lake Golf Course would like to thank all the Ladies for joining us. This years tournament saw record numbers, with a total of 70 players involved. Temperatures hit 32°; light wind and blue skies allowed for perfect playing conditions. We couldn’t have asked for a better day.

And it wouldn’t have been possible without the help of our Main Sponsors:

Ashton Creek General Store – Sutherland’s Bakery – D&L Painting – Shuswap Falls RV Resort – Autowear Accessories – Oakcreek Golf & Turf – Pepsi. Thank you again to Enderby Jewellers for their annual trophy donation and IGA for their Winners Prize baskets. Thank you also to the various companies for their prize donations. Much appreciated!!

A Final Thank you to our staff:
The Kitchen put out a great spread again.
Our Serving staff kept us hydrated and well fed.
The Grounds Crew had the golf course in amazing shape and the Pro Shop kept things organized.
Thanks to the owners for allowing us to use this beautiful facility.
And a huge thanks to our Volunteers for the day: Ted, Wayne, Sir Raymond, Michele, Burt, Ken M, Ken D, Marnie and Louise

We hope you all enjoyed this years tourney and are excited for next years event.

Here are some photos of tournament day. (Thanks to Burt, Michele and Louise for the pics.)



MAY 15, 2016

From the Grounds…….

Mabel Lake Golf & Country Club

Mabel Lake Golf 9th Hole

WOW……….this great spring weather has allowed us to be able to provide unbelievably great conditions for this time of the year and we are set to have another outstanding year on the golf course. The great weather only plays a part in having the golf course in good shape. Bill, Dave, Jim, and the rest of the grounds crew have been doing a tremendous job keeping the course up to par so when you see them around, thank them for all their hard work.

In all our efforts to provide ongoing great conditions we can only do so much and we need you, the golfer, to help us out. Please make sure you’re repairing ball marks, replacing and filling divots, leaving rakes in the waste areas and keeping golf carts well away from the greens while playing our great facility. It may not sound like much but if everyone did this; our course might be in even better shape than it is now.

Once again, if there are any questions or if anyone would like more information on what we do in the grounds department, please call us, I would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

Good Golfing

Jeff Bennett

Golf Course Superintendent



 March 31 2016

From the Grounds…….


MARCH 31, 2016 – HOLE 9

I am happy to report that Mother Nature was kind to us this past winter and the golf course wintered well and is in great early season shape.  We had nowhere near the disease pressure we experienced last winter with only a few damaged spots on some greens.  With this warm early spring, these spots should fill in quickly.  We are also fortunate that this warm early spring has allowed us to aerate and top-dress all our greens before we open.  This will ensure that ball roll will be smooth and consistent throughout the year and it is nice to get this labor intensive procedure out of the way before we open.

To further improve the health of our greens, we have purchased a brewer which will allow us to use compost tea on our greens.  This is the most environmentally friendly way to manage greens and they should benefit immensely from this tea, helping reduce even further the little amounts of fertilizer and fungicides we must use to make good playable surfaces.

A different procedure last fall putting our fairways to bed for the winter has proven successful and our fairways look the best they have in years after the snowfall and we will be continuing this from now on.

In all our efforts to provide ongoing great conditions we have purchased two mowers to help our cause.  We will be getting a newer greens mower and a newer rough mower which definitely will help improve the aesthetic look of the course, as well as making our mowing procedures more efficient.

Some work done to the golf course over the off season by our hard working crew includes:

·       Tree and stump removal around greens 2, 3, 5, 7 & 8 to allow more sunlight to these greens making them much easier to manage.

March 31, 2016 Mabel Lake Golf

Tree removal March 2016

·       Drainage work on #4.

·       New wider aprons around some greens.

·       Irrigation work around #1 green automating some irrigation heads.

·       The cleaning up of our junkyard.

If there are any questions or if anyone would like more information on what we do in the grounds department, please call us, I would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

Good Golfing!

Jeff Bennett
Golf Course Superintendent