July 2021

After an extremely hot/dry start to July I’m enjoying some cool 28° days before we head towards a predicted hot spell of 30° - 35° weather for the next 7-10 days.  If this keeps up I’m sure July will go down as one of the hottest/driest July’s ever.

At Riverside we have not had any measurable precipitation since June 10 and the course is the driest I’ve seen it since the late 1980’s.  If it stays this dry I know we will put a record amount of water on the course since we started keeping track of totals, as I’m sure many other courses will too.

I’m looking forward to the Don Campbell Research Tournament at Jackfish Lodge.  I’ve never played the course but reports are that Kyle has it in great condition and it will be a great event so make sure to sign up early.  The optional skins game will be on the Monday afternoon and Tuesday a.m. will be the Tournament.  It’s great to see our corporate members stepping up to sponsor the event to ensure it’s success.

At this point with all COVID restrictions lifted we are still planning to go ahead with the Fall Wind Up.  It will be held in Saskatoon in early to mid November.  More details to follow.

I hope everyone’s properties are holding up with the extreme weather conditions, are happy to not have to wear a mask, and hope to see everyone in Jackfish in August.

-  Doug

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