Monday, 25 April 2011

Blog from the Pro Shop

                For all of you golfers out there gearing up for the season come by and check out the Pro Shop at D’Arcy Ranch. We have all the newest products in the top brands including, Titleist, Taylormade, Cleveland, Adams, Ping, and more. Not to mention when you come by, you will notice that our prices are extremely competitive and we will beat all other stores on 2011 golf clubs by at least 10%. We definitely have some clubs worth coming out and trying.
                If its clothing you’re looking for then we also have the latest fashion in the golf industry. If you’re looking for the latest trends and the newest fabrics come by and check out the shop while it is fully stocked. These items don’t last long at the prices we are offering. Some of the brands we are carrying are: Puma, Quagmire, Sligo, Greg Norman, Ashworth, and Sun Ice. For you ladies we have added a few new brands to our shop, Abacus, NIVO, EP.  We even have a few items that are geared toward those little golfers, shirts that change color and some flat brimmed fitted hats as well.
                Ultimately if all you’re looking for is a golf game, please ask one of our CPGA professionals about lessons. If you’re just looking for a refresher or some goals that you want to achieve throughout the season we have something for every level of golfer.
                We look forward to seeing you and hope that we can fit you into whatever you’re looking for in the upcoming golf season.

Assistant Professional
Brian deBruin

Monday, 18 April 2011

Welcome Hidetoshi Nishino to D'Arcy Ranch Golf Club

Hidetoshi (we all call him Heidi or Hida)  lives in Calgary with his wife, Kuniko. He was the Executive Chef at Jr Hokkaido Hotel in Obihiro, Japan and Seasons in the Park in Vancouver. He was the Sous Chef at the Teahouse in Stanley Park in Vancouver and recently was the Head Chef at Marcel's Market and Deli in Calgary.  Hide has 3 kids, one son lives in Tokyo and the other two live here in Calgary. Hide is excited to meet everyone and is planning on learning to golf. Come visit us this weekend as the lounge and Dining Room will open Friday, April 22- see you then.

Friday, 15 April 2011

From Chris Howard D'Arcy Ranch Chef

 It has been an honour to have been a part of D'Arcy Ranch the past seven years. My time here has been filled by great memories and great people - D'Arcy Ranch is a special place. As I ready to leave my second home to follow my dream, I do wish I had the time to say good bye to everyone. You have all made my experience at D'Arcy Ranch full of laughter and smiles. I would love the chance to welcome all of you to enjoy a fabulous meal at my new restaurant Cora Breakfast and Lunch opening this summer at Sunridge Mall.
 Thank you and I hope to see you soon
 Chris Howard

Friday, 8 April 2011

News from Superintendant

            The spring of 2011 has been unseasonably cool with an exceptional amount of snow cover. The staff has been out clearing snow to access some of the areas on the golf course. We have not been able to get a real good look at the course up to now, but the small areas we have been able to see look like they wintered quite well and this is promising.
            We thought this may be a good time to highlight the changes you will notice at D’Arcy Ranch for the upcoming season. The biggest change will be greens # 3 through # 9 and the west practice green. They have been completely renovated and re-grassed. The renovation included the removal of old grass and organic material, 4 - 6 inches of new root zone mix added to the green cavity,  re-grading of greens surface, new bent grass sod, and dual irrigation heads installed around greens. We have also extended cart paths on holes 1, 2, 4, 5, 8 and 9. A new washroom is being relocated and constructed behind the black tee at # 6; this will also provide shelter for the beverage cart.  Finally we removed some trees on the left side of hole # 11 exposing the whole bunker and green complex making it visible off the tee. This will also assist with speed of play for golfers will be able to see if their ball has entered the hazard.
            We are looking forward to another exciting year at D’Arcy Ranch Golf Club and will do our best to make sure your golfing experience is as enjoyable as possible, we are looking forward to getting some cooperation from Mother Nature, it has been a long drawn out winter.

Kim Bodnar
Golf Course Superintendent