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February 12, 2015

Our Activities, Programs and Services

Did You Identify Your Club Delegate?
Schedule of the 94th edition of the Annual General Meeting
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 
Hôtel Impéria de Terrebonne
(2935, de la Pinière Boulevard, Terrebonne)
• Regional Association Council from 9:30 am to noon
• Regional Junior Development from 1:30 to 4:15 pm
• Annual General Meeting of members from 4:15 to 5:30 pm - Get the pertinent documentation... Identify a club delegate...

On Valentine's Day, Feel the Love

Sport Development

Advance Coaching Diploma
It's time to register! To graduate with the 2016 French cohort, candidates must submit their application forms before March 16, 2015. Information on eligibility and application can be done online, on the INS Québec website. Warning: when registering, all coaches will need to submit a motivation letter, a resume, as well as two letters of recommendation (one from their national AND one from their provincial associations). Make sure to have all pertinent documentation handy before filling for application. For more information, please contact: André Fournier, Director, Training and Development Programs, afournier@insquebec.org.

Winter Is Great... To Take Care Of Your Health Problems!
Everyone saw what happened to Tiger. Even if he took a few months off to rest after his operation, he came back to play too fast and had to stop competing in the midst of a tournament. Find out on Martial Lapointe's blog why Daniel Audet, who loves golf with a passion, also thinks that our long Québec winters are to our advantage (in French)...

Our Regional Associations and Volunteers

Quebecer Among Royal & Ancient’s First Female Members
The Royal and Ancient Golf Club announced its first female members on Thursday, among them was Diane Dunlop-Hébert, a past president of Golf Québec and Golf Canada. The club voted in September to end 260 years of male-only exclusivity by voting in favour of inviting women to join. What an honour! Read more... (Photo credits by Golf Canada/Bernard Breault)

Regional Spring Meetings
Here is the list of spring meetings that were confirmed by our Regional Associations: 
  • Mauricie - Friday, April 10, (venue to be announced) 7:00 pm
  • Lower St. Lawrence - Saturday, April 11 (venue and time to be announced) 
  • Montréal - Tuesday, April 28, Rosemère, 5:30 pm
  • Montréal - Wednesday, April 29, Parcours du Cerf, 5:30 pm 
  • Québec City - Saturday, May 2, Cap-Rouge, 1:00 pm

Montréal - Cardio-Golf Training in the Snow
On February 27, Sylvie Schetagne is inviting you to go play golf, mentally, at the Pinegrove Golf and Country Club where she will be conducting a cardio-golf training with snowshoes on! More information...

Our Competitions and Athletes

Québec Players on the PGA Tour?
Martial Lapointe recently met with Mathieu Paradis to hear his opinion on this topic. After an hour interviewing the assistant coach of the Rouge et Or golf team, there was no more doubt that Québec players will eventually reach the PGA Tour. The real question is, when will they get there? Read more (in French)...

Coming Up

Next issue: Thursday, February 26, 2015

Handicap Seminars
Here is the list of handicap seminars that were confirmed up to now and for which you can already register. The purpose of these training sessions is to make sure that qualified individuals are identified in all golf clubs to form local Handicap Committees who will answer your questions properly and enable you to get a valid handicap factor.

Québec City - May 2 from 9 am to noon at Cap-Rouge
Mauricie - May 7 from 5 to 10 pm at Le Métabéroutin - NEW DATE
Montréal - May 14 from 5 to 10 pm at Le Versant 
Eastern Townships - May 20 from 5 to 10 pm at  Domaine Château-Bromont 
Ottawa - May 26 from 5 to 10 pm at Camelot
Lower St. Lawrence - May 29 from 5 to 10 pm at l'Empress 

Rules of Golf Seminars
From April 24 to April 26, 2015, level 3 and 4 seminars will be given at the Elm Ridge Golf Club. We strongly encourage all captains, professionals and General Managers to attend one of these very interesting seminars. You will all gain a lot of knowledge on the rules of golf. Registration fees of $149.47 include: learning material, decisions book, rules book, continental breakfast, and lunch for the 3 days). The exam is not mandatory. The seminars will be given in French, English or might even be bilingual depending on the number of participants.
Level 1 and level 2 must be completed online before attending a level 3 seminar.
For more information on Rules Education, please contact the Chairman of our Rules Committee, Édouard Rivard, edouard.rivard@videotron.ca, or our Member Services Coordinator, Gladys Iodio, services@golfquebec.org.

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