Course Update July 21

The Ontario Men’s Amateur tournament was very successful thanks to the efforts of staff and members. It was great to see so many members give up their time to ensure the event went smoothly. The week started off challenging with some very hot conditions and still no rain since early June. Turf was becoming extremely…[Read more]

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Greens Update June 29

Rolling Greens Final

The Ontario Men’s Amateur is now just 2 weeks away and the greens department is starting to prepare for the event. Greens were vented and topdressed on Monday and will be topdressed again next Monday to ensure that greens remain firm, true and a good speed. Dew strips have been cut from tees to fairways…[Read more]

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The Amateur is Fast Approaching


It’s starting to feel like summer. Very warm temperatures this past weekend forced us to start the fan on the second green. Providing airflow helps to keep the turf canopy cooler and takes the stress of the plant. It also takes the stress off our members on a hot afternoon. We are hand-watering greens during…[Read more]

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The Greens Update for June!


The Poa Annua on the greens appears to be finally disappearing. The seed production was the heaviest I have seen it in many years but I am happy with the fact that while we still have a lot of Poa on our greens, it is not as bad as it once was. It is a…[Read more]

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From the Greens May Update


The “Victoria day” long weekend was a great one. The weather finally warmed up with lots of sunshine, helping to improve the colour of the greens. I have been asked several times about why the greens are so patchy. There are a few reasons for this. The first is that the Poa Annua grass plant…[Read more]

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Spring has Sprung!

9th hole From the Greens Article

The season is underway and so far it has been a good start despite April being a very cool and dry month. The course is in very good shape and I am pleased with how we have started. The greens have been a little off colour so far but that is normal for spring and…[Read more]

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Golf Fitness Tips of the Week

The sport of golf involves cardiovascular exercise, strength training, and even balance & coordination. As a fitness section member you are entitled to receive a complimentary fitness assessment and individual workout program design, tailored to suit your personal needs. Contact the fitness office today to arrange your initial appointment so that we can help you…[Read more]

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Thornhill Golf & Country Club a Natural choice for Members


By Brent Long By mid-summer most golfers avoid the 100 year-old maples that dot several of the fairways at Thornhill Golf and Country Club at all costs, but in the early spring, these leafless giants are a welcomed sight to many. Superintendent Greg McFarlane, who has been the caretaker for the 150-acre property for the…[Read more]

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Swing into the Season!

As we can all tell by the rain, the beginning of golf season is right around the corner. The time is now to start getting yourself ready for a great season of, hopefully, pain free rounds of golf. Thornhill G&CC has everything you will need to assist with your golf preparation and conditioning. Contact the…[Read more]

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Golf Course Update – March 29

April is finally here and the golf season will be underway soon. The course looks extremely good and there is no winter damage to be seen at this point. The turf is starting to wake up and there is a green tinge to a lot of areas. Staff will be coming back in the very…[Read more]

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