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Fort William golf and Country Club


spring 2017, Issue 1



A message from Course Superintendent Greg Hollins, "I would like to extend a big Thank You to all the golf cart users for following the ever-changing car path/carts in rough rules!  Your really have kept the tire damage to a minimum over the last 3 weeks with all the wet weather we have received this month"! 

The drainage project at the #10 green is almost complete.  There is a small 30 foot section the still needs to dry out and the sodding will be completed May 31st.

To help the grounds staff manage our sand traps, please replace the rakes as illustrated below.

Half in, Half out of the trap


The ice storms of November and April did damage our greens but with the rain and some heat, the greens will be rolling nicely in no time!

Despite the challenges of a Northern Ontario golf course in May, it didn't stop our members from getting four Aces in the first three weeks of opening.  Congratulations to Denis Umakoshi, Jackie Palmer, Lynn McLure , and Gerry Kirk.  A course record for sure!

Lynn is pictured here next to her Ace.


Contributing to excellence!

Congratulations to Steve Collins, Greg's right hand man, who recently received the Dr. A. C. Ferguson Scholarship at the Manitoba Golf and Turf Show by the MGSA.  It's great to have such a talented greens crew.  Welcome Back Steve!

From the Pro Shop

The Ladies Open on May 29th was a huge success with more than 50 members participating!  18 holes followed by our "Awards Banquet" and a fantastic meal prepared by Chef Graham.

The first Men's Night 5pm shotgun attracted 90 players!  Coupled with a DEMO DAY showcasing Taylormade and Titleist products, this was a great start to the season! 

Keep the momentum going!

The Men's opener is scheduled for Saturday June 10th.  We hope that we get the same support for our Golf Pro and our Club!     

Sign up in the Pro Shop today!

Your participation in these events will not only guarantee a great golf and social outing, but it contributes to the success of our club!  

Spring apparel is here!! Come visit the Pro Shop to see what new merchandise has arrived! If you would like to place a special order, see our Golf Pro, Craig Morton!




The ball always lands where the pin was yesterday.

It's not a gimme if you're still away.

The only sure way to get a par is to leave a four-foot birdie putt two inches from the hole.

Never teach your wife to golf.



  1. The Golf Course
  2. We Need your Help!
  3. Call for Expertise
  4. Garden Helper
  5. The Pro Shop
  6. Clubhouse News
  7. Honey Do List
  8. Disturbingly Accurate Golfisms


The Fort William Golf and Country Club currently has 311 members.  We have not included Junior or Student memberships in that statistic.

Even though our numbers are down from previous years, we have more members than any private or semi-private golf club from Winnipeg to Sault Saint Marie.  We believe this is a reflection of our member satisfaction as evidenced by our fall survey.  

That said, we need your help!  We need you, our members to be embassadors for our club.  

Help in identifying and recruiting new members in any membership category to join and enjoy the best golf and social experience Thunder Bay has to offer!

Please contact our Golf Professional, Craig Morton at craigmorton@fwcc.ca if you have someone interested in one of the many memberships our Club  has to offer.

We will reach out to prospective members with a personal letter and invitation.

Thank you for your assistance!


The Board of Directors has representation from many business sectors, each bringing their expertise to the table.  That said, we are looking to develop an adhoc group of experts from our membership that we can consult with for situations where we do not have the expertise represented.(Marketing, Law, Human Resurces, Grant funding, trades etc.)  

If this could be you, please forward your name and area of expertise to directors@fwcc.ca 


Garden hobbyist Jim Petrunka, a member since 1973,  retired in 1990 from the MTO and has since contributed countless hours cleaning and maintaining the gardens of Fort William Golf and Country Club.

He has played many rounds of golf at our club, but the most memorable rounds for Jim are those he played at the "Old Course" Scotland, Saint Andrew's, which he has played many times!

Also a wealth of knowledge, I learned from Jim that the Koi in our pond on #18 survive the winter by burrowing in the mud before the pond freezes.  The Koi then resurface after the spring thaw!  

Make sure to give a "shout out" and big Thank You to Jim when you see him on the course!

 Jim the Gardner003


We have been approached by some of our members to provide a list of projects that need to be completed on the course and in the clubhouse.  If you are handy and would like to volunteer your time and skills to help with club improvements, please see Craig in the Pro Shop, Greg in the Maintenance Shop or Keli in the Clubhouse.  

This includes anything and everything from removing office carpets and shelving, installing vinyl flooring, plumbing, carpentry, painting and many other small projects.




Just a reminder that any passes issued prior to 2017 will expire at the end of this season.  Going forward, all passes issued in 2017 can be used no later than the date of expiry as indicated on the pass.


In addition to the great events planned this year, starting June 23 we will be hosting Friday and Saturday night Nine and Dine specials for $99/couple (non-members) and $20-$23/pp (members) determined by your choice of two specials.  Contact the Office at 475-8925 or the ProShop at 475-4721 for details.

 Check out the Calendar of Events on our Website via the link below.

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In consideration of the cost for preparing meals for our planned events, we require 48 hours cancellation notice otherwise your account may be charged.