National Caesar Day at Redstone

It’s National Caesar Day and we’re celebrating at Redstone Resort! I’m not positive about who created them or why,  but I do know it is a very popular
Canadian drink. I couldn’t let the day go by without showing you our Ultimate Redstone Caesar. Doesn’t it look good? I can’t give away all our secrets on how we make it but I can let you know that we use a very special rimmer and of course we have the usual clamato, worcestershire sauce, tabasco and spirits… but we add a little something extra to make it especially good. We create the best skewers ever with pepperoni, gherkin pickles, pickled onions, and pepperoncini’s. It’s almost a meal.

In honor of National Caesar Day we will be running a special on them for this weekend only. Just like MacDonalds they are only here for a limited time so come on down to the Clubhouse and give one a try. I am sure you won’t be disappointed.

No need to strangle your clubs.

Are you one of those golfers that wears a thumb print into your grips. Do you hold on so tight that your getting white knuckles. Does it feel like the only way you can keep the club from flying out of your hands is by adding grip pressure. Are your grips more than two years old or been used for more than 50 rounds. If so it might be time to consider getting new grips and finding out what size actually fits your hands. Consider this, the only part of your anatomy that has any contact with your equipment is your hands. If there are issues with the size, texture or tack of your grips it will inevitably have negative affects on your game.

Lets start by matching glove sizes to grips sizes. A ladies standard grip matches with a ladies small glove, a men’s standard grip matches with a men’s small or ladies large glove. That said if your a guy and you wear a glove size larger than men’s small the grips that came standard on your clubs are too small. Using a grip that’s too small leads to increased grip pressure, slower club-head speed and less control, shorter and wilder! Having grips that fit your hands allows for the proper grip pressure encouraging a proper release and maximizing speed. Additionally, many of todays grips are manufactured from modern materials that greatly reduce the shock and vibration associated with impact.  This makes them a great choice for golfers with arthritis or joint issues. To help ensure our members and guests can get the most out of their games we’ve brought in an extensive variety of grips in every size, texture and feel available. We also have a great choice in putter grips including the Super Stroke and Winn models. Come check out our selection or grips and see how we can help you get the most out of your clubs in 2015.

Luckiest Man at Redstone

Matt Wolohan, the luckiest man at Redstone. Matt is a regular prize winner at mens night and tournaments and lived up to his name again last Wednesday winning another draw prize. This was our official starting week for Ladies and Mens night. It is a time for our members and guests to renew their friendships and rivalries. Redstone was the Mens night sponsor with the winners walking away with some great pro shop merchandise to start the year off right!

Thank you to Grace from Unforgettables at 907 Spokane Street in Trail for sponsoring our sunny/snowy/rainy Ladies Night. We had a very hardy group of 31 Ladies who were not scared off by a “little” weather. A reminder to all you ladies who are not members we have an incredible Ladies night special every Tuesday for $35.00 this includes your 9 holes of golf, dinner voucher for up to $12.00 and ladies night games. Dont have anyone to play with? Call the pro shop at 250-362-9141 and we can book you a tee time with a great group of girls!
Next weeks Mens & Ladies Night sponsor is Sysco. Call the Pro Shop to book your tee times!!!

Are you staying in town for the May long weekend? Saturday May 16th we are hosting the Canadian Tire Jumpstart Tournament. This is a two person team scramble format for a great cause. The Jumpstart program is more than just getting kids active. It is about giving financial strapped families the same chance for their kids to participate as their peers. No kid should be left out. Register now and lets raise some money for a great cause. Register on our website or give the pro shop a call.

Mothers Day at Redstone

Carol Haywood is one of our new cooks at Redstone. Look at her busily preparing for the day with a big smile. We have an amazing crew of cooks this year. Have you eaten in our restaurant lately? It’s Fabulous. Just had dinner there last night. I ordered the special which was a penne pasta with salmon. I have never had a piece of salmon that was so moist and absolutely cooked to perfection. Hats off to you, Aryelle !( one of our other new cooks) If they keep this up, I am sure I will be “too tired” to cook every night .
This Friday’s special sounds amazing too. They are doing two different specials. The first one will be Fish & Chips, with homemade fries. My husband ate this last week and just loved it. And the second special is Asian infused Salmon Salad. Doesn’t that sound good? Saturdays special this week will be an 8 oz Strip Loin with baked potato and Caesar salad. The second special will be Chicken Parmesan with Greek Salad. All the daily specials are really reasonably priced too, so excellent food doesn’t have to break the bank .

Are you hungry yet? Well don’t forget about our famous Mothers Day Brunch this Sunday. Adults 19.95, Seniors $15. and children 12 and under $10 It will consist of all your favorites, fresh fruit, yogurt, bacon, sausage, ham, hash browns, scrambled eggs, Eggs Benny, Eggs Florentine and french toast. Great way to treat Mom on her special day. We will have two sittings at 9am & 11am. This brunch books up fast. We’re taking reservations so call the clubhouse at 250-362-9140.

Mothers Day

My mother is no longer with us. She was one of my best friends, teachers, coaches and supporters. As we approach mothers day I can not help but think about her. Days before she passed away we were on the phone talking and she asked if I had bought a lottery ticket. I said no and explained to her that the chances of winning the lottery were 15,753,321 to 1. Without a hesitation she said, “sure, but you never know.” She was an optimist and always poked fun at me about the lottery. Well now I buy a lottery ticket once a week and not because I will ever win but because it is a simple act and well… I suppose I am buying it for her.

Do something for your mom this mothers day. You can even do something like buying a lottery ticket. “You never know”

PS Redstone has a Mothers day Brunch. Call 250 362-9140 for reservations.

It’s not you it’s your putter

Do you fight with your putter? Constantly pushing putts right, or maybe pulling them left. Possibly leave too many short of the hole or occasionally blast them 4 feet past. Let’s be honest there’s a possibility that it’s ‘pilot error’ and a technical improvement could make all the difference and as such a lesson could make all the difference. But there’s also the strong possibility that your putter doesn’t match your stroke and changing to a properly fit putter could make all the difference. Most golfers know that putters come in blade and mallet designs in too many models and styles to number. What most of you don’t know is that all these different designs aren’t just to satisfy individual visual preference. In fact one of the most popular putters available today (and most expensive) fits less than 15% of the people who buy it. Might look good in the bag but it actually will make them worse! Each putter has performance characteristics that work best when used with a particular path, plane and speed of stroke. We have the tools here at Redstone to help you find your perfect putter and stroke. Combining CPGA instruction with state of the art Digital Putters Analyzers we can groove your stroke and match it to the perfect putter design for you. Inquire at our Proshop for information on booking a fitting session or lesson to help you get the most out of your flat stick in 2015.

Upcoming Lesson Programs:

Ladies Power Clinics start next Monday May 11 at 5:15PM. This three week program focuses 30 minutes each week on getting the most out of your tee shots.

Ladies Game Improvement Clinics also start the evening of May 11th at 6PM. These 1 hour lessons over three weeks will cover all aspects of the game for the shortest putts to the longest drives. A fantastic way to start off the season in a fun and social environment while building up your game for your best season ever.
Junior After School Clinics continue to run every Thursday afternoon at 4PM. Each session is $10 and no registration is required, drop-ins welcome. Designed for ages 10+ this is great way for youth to get involved in golf, a sport they can play their entire lives while getting some quality CPGA instruction.

Too much work not enough golf?

These days we all (Unless we’re retired) rush too work and check our emails to start our day. During the day we answer emails, texts and phone calls. In fact, its likely that we are working outside of work because the cell phone is in our pocket and people can reach us at any time. Ever get this text?, “sorry too bother you but can you give me a call?”. Personal time has been replaced with 24 hour access. My father just laughs because he doesn’t have a PDA. He says people golf less because they work too much. He also says that people don’t take enough time for themselves and golf is not the only thing they have slowed down doing. I checked it out. In fact in 2014 Golf was up slightly and really over the last several years the number of new players are replacing players who have retired from the sport. So not net loss but no real gain.

At Redstone we want to change that. We created the twilight membership for working people that want to golf but need to work. It’s just $699 and the only restriction is you must golf at 2pm or later. This is a great intro to golfing at Redstone.

See you at Redstone

Cary