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  • 21 Feb 2021 2:52 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Kimberley Golf Club Executive held our first meeting of the year this past week.

    We have received many inquiries from house-bound members about when the course will be opening. Tim reports that to date he is very happy with the weather conditions we have experienced so far this winter. While we still have a couple of months to go, if the current trend continues we should be looking at a normal mid to late April opening.

    Duncan MacLeod from Purcell provided us with an update on their immediate plans for the golf course and ongoing developments with the school. They are making positive progress on both. With regard to the golf course there is some new equipment for Tim in the works and possibly some other new additions for the pro shop and food and beverage. Final details are just being worked out as we speak. Duncan also informed us that he is working with Joanna about some improvements in the lounge, some menu options and expanded hours of operation for this season. As things progress, Purcell will keep us in the loop.

    The events committee is meeting to finalize event and tournament details for this season and work out schedules with Purcell. Although we expect we may still need to follow similar COVID rules to last season, there should be an opportunity to put on most of our usual events with minor modifications in compliance with provincial health rules that may be in effect over the summer.

    The membership committee is waiting on possible revisions to membership perks, such as reciprocals with other courses, discounts, etc. These will be posted prior to the start of the season.

    Purcell has developed a new logo (see below) which includes a reference to the club.  The board is very pleased with it. The inclusion of our club name is wonderful and demonstrates the partnership we are in. You should be seeing this logo on the new carts, at the entrance and around the clubhouse and pro shop in the spring.


    We still have more work to do in preparation for the start of the season. Watch for future newsletters as more information becomes available.

    Board of Directors

    Kimberley Golf Club


  • 17 Dec 2020 2:51 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    With the year quickly drawing to a close, the Board of Directors would like to wish all members a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. While 2020 was a busy golf season we are looking forward to getting back to something of a more normal season in 2021. 

    New Board of Directors

    Bob McLean has concluded his term with the board. We would like to thank Bob McLean for his contributions to the Club and look forward to seeing him again out on the course.

    A number of new directors were nominated to the Board at the Annual General Meeting held on October 27th. Welcome Brad Murphy, Aurel Beaudin, Debra Krantz, and Gord Jenkins.

    Returning directors include Ron Christensen, Ron Osterkampf, Nancy Fraser and Derek Baker.

    Board Appointments and Committees

    President - Ron Christensen

    Vice-President - Ron Osterkampf

    Treasurer - Derek Baker

    Secretary - Nancy Fraser


    Membership Committee:

    Ron Osterkampf (Chair)

    Debra Krantz

    Gord Jenkins

    Tournament & Events Committee: 

    Brad Murphy (Chair)

    Debra Krantz

    Aurel Beaudin

    Ron Osterkampf

    Contacting the Board and Committees

    The Board may be contacted by email at directors@kimberleygolfclub.com.

    The Membership Committee can be contacted by email at memberships@kimberleygolfclub.com.

    Tournaments and Events for the 2021 Season

    The Events committee has started planning for the 2021 season. Event schedules and details will be published in February.

    Report from the Annual General Meeting

    The Annual General Meeting was held on October 27th. Several changes to the Club’s Bylaws were approved by members in attendance. These changes bring our Bylaws into alignment with the Service Agreement between Kimberley Golf Club and Purcell Golf, and clarify membership classifications that will be available in future. Following is a summary of the changes.

    1. Definition of Legacy and Non-Legacy Categories:

     “Legacy” members are defined as all members in good standing during the 2020 golf season, including those who requested and were granted as exemption due to medical reasons. Legacy members must remain Members in good standing on a year by year basis in order to retain this status. Legacy members will continue to be offered Legacy (“Original”) membership rates that are subject to limited annual increases as defined in the Service Agreement between Kimberley Golf Club and Purcell International Education Inc.

    “Non-Legacy” members are all other members of the Kimberley Golf Club, including: 

    Members who purchased memberships for the 2021 season and subsequent seasons; 

    Legacy members who fail to maintain their Membership in Good Standing status for any future season; 

    Non-Legacy members will be offered rates as negotiated annually between Purcell Golf and the Kimberley Golf Club. These rates are not subject to the limited annual increase provisions that Legacy members enjoy.


    2 Changes to Membership Classes offered to Legacy and Non-Legacy Members:

    Membership classes offered within the Legacy category:

    • Adult

    • Super Senior

    • Spousal

    • Weekend Warrior

    • Associate

    • Honorary Lifetime Member

    Membership classes offered within the Non-Legacy category:

    • Adult

    • Super Senior

    • Spousal

    • Associate

    3. Weekend Warrior Membership is now Restricted

    The Weekend Warrior membership will be retained indefinitely for the benefit of members who were enrolled in this class during the 2020 season. The Weekend Warrior will no longer be available to members of any other class or to new members. Rules regarding access to tee times for Weekend Warriors are posted on the website (kimberleygolfclub.com) under Memberships.

    Your Contact Details

    Just a reminder that if any of your contact information has changed then please provide us with an update. You can update your profile on kimberleygolfclub.com or email us at memberships@kimberleygolfclub.com

    Season's Greetings and we are looking forward to seeing everyone in the spring.

    Board of Directors - Kimberley Golf Club



  • 15 Oct 2020 2:34 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

     

    2020 Annual General Meeting - Update

     

    The AGM Agenda and related documents are now posted on the website under Member Documents. Please review or print prior to attending the AGM. We will not be providing copies at the AGM.

    The Annual General Meeting for the Kimberley Golf Club is scheduled for 3:00pm Tuesday October 27th at the Elk's Hall 240 Howard Street.

    Space is limited so we are asking attendees to reserve their spot. If we reach the maximum seating capacity you will be waitlisted for a second session that would be scheduled for 6:30pm.

    Sign-in to KimberleyGolfClub.com and look for the AGM details under Events. Reserve your place at the AGM by clicking on Register.


  • 5 Sep 2020 2:50 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The pro shop should be ready to handle membership renewals / applications and payments by this Monday Sept 7th.

    Please let staff know if you have already signed up online and they will be able to handle your payment. Otherwise staff will first ask you to verify your contact details and membership level before accepting your payment. If paying by cheque, please make cheque payable to Kimberley Golf Club. 

    For current members of the Monthly Payment Plan, staff will have your 2021 payment agreement on hand. You will need to provide your card details and a signature. 

    If you are not able to get into the pro shop before the end of the month, online registration remains available and payment arrangements may be taken over the phone.

    Should you have any questions please contact us at memberships@kimberleygolfclub.com.


  • 30 Aug 2020 2:47 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Membership rates for the 2021 season are now posted on kimberleygolfclub.com. Please take some time to review the new rates as there are several different options and discounts available.

    All 2020 members qualify for Legacy rates under our agreement with Purcell Golf. This limits your 2021 rate to no more than the 2020 rate plus a limited increase based on the Consumer Price Index. In addition there are discounts if you renew early. These discounts are available as follows:

    Renew by September 30th - 20% discount;

    Renew by October 31st - 15% discount;

    Renew by November 30th - 10% discount

    After December 1st - Full Rate

    Enrollment Instructions

    To enroll for the Legacy rate you must LogIn to the website in order to verify your membership status. Your Login Id is the e-mail address you provided to us on last years application form (derek@kimberleygolfclub.com). You may need to generate a password if this is the first time you have signed-in, just click on Forgot Password and a new password will be sent to your e-mail address.

    Once you have signed-in, go to 2021 Membership Application under Membership heading.

    If you are eligible for the Legacy rates you will see a message (You Are Already a Member) displayed. You click on Edit Your Member Profile and you will directed to the Profile Update page.

    On the Profile Update page first review the details listed and provide any updates by clicking on Edit Profile. Once you have completed this step, look for Membership Level near the top of your profile listing and click on Change.

    You will be taken to the next page with the available Legacy membership options and rates. Select your preferred membership level and click on Next. The next page allows you Review and Confirm your membership level and amount owing. Click on Confirm to accept the membership or click on Back if you want to make changes.

    Payment Details

    Your application will be reviewed and once accepted you will be contacted with payment instructions. Payment may be made by credit/debit card, cheques or cash. We continue to offer the ability to pay with 3 post-dated cheques (first cheque due in month of renewal with remaining payments due over next 2 months), The monthly payment plan is limited only to those who are currently enrolled (Pre-Authorized Debit Agreement must be competed). Payment in all cases must be made to Kimberley Golf Club. The pro shop will not be accepting membership payments.

    This is a new process and combined with COVID regulations things will be different than previous years. We ask for your patience and co-operation as we work through this together for the first time. Should you encounter any difficulties please send an e-mail to memberships@kimberleygolfclub.com.


  • 26 Jun 2020 2:46 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    To All Members;

    We have been receiving reports that some members have encountered difficulty in entering scores into the Golf Canada handicap system. 

    Upon investigation it appears that members who use the cell phone app to access the Golf Canada handicap system need to download a fresh copy of the Golf Canada app. Apparently there were some changes implemented over the winter, so a fresh download will provide access to the correct version of the app.

    A few other members have reported that they have forgotten their password or user id. In order to reset either of these, go to the Golf Canada web page and click on Forgot User Id or Forgot Password. Golf Canada will send reset instructions to the e-mail address on file. If you have do not receive an e-mail from Golf Canada, then it is possible that your have changed your e-mail address or the current address on file is incorrect. In either case, please send an e-mail to memberships@kimberleygolfclub.com and request that we update your Golf Canada membership record. 


  • 2 May 2020 12:26 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We are pleased to say we are going to open Saturday May 9th times from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. We will update everyone during the week with our proposed schedule, at this time we will be 9 Holes and gradually move towards 18 holes as soon as possible. We will also update you with our policies regarding carts, pro shop and driving range.

    Please read the attached document that outlines our protocols for the coming weeks.

    Course Policies - 01 May 2020

  • 2 May 2020 10:38 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    With the imminent opening of the golf course we are all looking forward to the opportunity to enjoy some fresh air, sunshine and somewhat limited social interaction. We would like to ensure that we continue to enjoy these privileges for the remainder of the summer.

    As a follow-up to yesterday's e-mail issued by Purcell Golf we are reminding members of the necessity to adhere to these policies. In the event that you did not receive the e-mail, please see the attached notice. (KGC Opening Date.pdf)

    The Board fully supports the efforts of Purcell Golf to get the course open and the policies that have been put in place. Failure to comply with these measures could result in health authorities ordering the closure of the course. We have already received reports of members not following these measures. The actions of a few may impact everyone, so we ask that you familiarize yourself with these policies and continue to keep up to date as policies may need to change over time.

    Reminders:

    The clubhouse and all areas marked with yellow tape are off-limits.

    You must check in with staff before going to the range or playing, no exceptions.

    Tee times must be booked on line at Tee-On Tee Time Booking. Do not ask staff to book your tee times, their focus needs to be on keeping things running and keeping common areas and equipment properly sanitized.  

    Abusive and argumentative behavior directed at staff is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.

    All tournament and events including Ladies Day and Men's Day are suspended until further notice. 

    Failure to follow these guidelines may result in members being asked to leave the premises. Continued incidents may result in suspension of membership privileges.

    We are all looking forward to getting back to our favourite form of recreation. The policies developed by Simon and team are designed to keep everyone safe and in compliance with public health regulations. Hopefully we will get through the summer without any further disruption to our daily routines. We hope to see you out on the course over the next few weeks.

    Board of Directors - Kimberley Golf Club


  • 10 Apr 2020 11:31 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    April Update

    Purcell Golf informs us that they plan on opening in early May, subject to current weather forecasts and work required by the grounds crew to prepare the course for play. The course has sustained more winter damage than usual so this will require some extra time from Tim and crew to work their usual magic.

    With the current COVID-19 situation it is difficult to know for sure if the course opening date might be further delayed. Golf courses are classified as non-essential services under current Provincial Health Orders. Unlike most other provinces, non-essential services may still operate in BC under certain conditions. This is why some courses in the lower mainland are still open while others have decided to remain closed. We will have to wait and see where things go from here.

    AGM – The AGM was previously scheduled for May 12th.  With current restrictions on public gatherings we will defer the AGM until further notice. At the moment the agenda consists of routine society matters, so unless things change we have no pressing need to conduct the AGM.

    Call for New Board Members

    We will have some openings for new board members as we re-focus our efforts on managing a member- centric society. Our immediate needs include leading our membership program in addition to co-ordinating member events. Send us an email at directors@kimberleygolfclub.com if you have an interest in joining the board.

    Update - Investments by Purcell Golf – If you have been following the communications related to the sale of the golf course, you are aware that there is a binding commitment by Purcell Golf to invest a minimum of $175,000 in improvements to the course and facilities by mid - April. Given the current situation, they have not been able to move forward with contractors and suppliers as planned. Purcell has requested an amendment of our agreement to extend the dates for the $175.000 investment and starting the new holes by a maximum of one additional year. We are in the process of granting this extension as it seems reasonable in the circumstances. All other terms and conditions will remain unchanged.

    Monthly Payment Plan Members – As previously indicated, we are moving the monthly payments to a new provider. We are now ready to do this in time for the April payment cycle. A separate e-mail will be sent out to each monthly payment plan member to confirm membership details and provide further instructions.

    Event Planning

    Our events for the season are now posted on the new Members website (kimberleygolfclub.com). In addition to club events there are a couple of other events with more to be added as we receive details. It may yet be necessary to cancel or reschedule some events so please refer back to the website for up to date information. 

    If you require any further information please send an e-mail to directors@kimberleygolfclub.com.



  • 15 Dec 2019 2:57 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    PRESS RELEASE

    For Immediate release: December 12, 2019

    For further information, contact: info@piecanada.ca

    Purcell International Education (PIE) and the Kimberley Golf Club (KGC) are pleased to announce that a closing date of January 13, 2019 has been confirmed for PIE’s purchase of the golf course lands from KGC. The sale is the result of 18 months of cooperative negotiations between PIE and KGC to structure a deal that will secure the future of the club while providing PIE with land to build its in-development international boarding school, Purcell Collegiate.

    PIE President Duncan MacLeod summarized the unique nature of the deal as follows: “We view this deal as a partnership, not a purchase. It was designed from day-one to be mutually beneficial to PIE and KGC and we jointly engaged the process to ensure the best interests of the KGC membership were not only secured but enhanced. We look forward to working with KGC to build four new, world-class holes for the course prior to beginning school construction on what will become the former site of holes 6, 7, 8, and 9.”

    KGC President Ron Christensen had this to say: “The Kimberley Golf Club is pleased with the progress made to date by PIE. We look forward to continuing the transition process and the final documents being signed. The board appreciates the continuing support and patience of our members through this process.”

    The focus for both PIE and KGC now shifts to transition planning and gearing up for the 2020 golf season. PIE and KGC will be hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony and launch event on January 15 at which time several exciting announcements including more information on pending investments to be made by PIE to improve the golf experience for KGC members and the general public.

    PIE and the KGC executive would like to thank KGC members for their patience and ongoing support of the process that led to this one-of-a-kind agreement.

    For more information on PIE, visit www.piecanada.ca. For more information on KGC, visit www.kimberleygolfclub.ca.


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