100th Anniversary Event
Muskoka Lakes GCC, Port Carling, Ontario, August 4, 2019

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18 members of the GHSC partnered with 40 members of the Muskoka Lakes GC Sunday August 4th in celebration of the club's 100th anniversary. A beautiful sunny day with a mild breeze was ideal for the breathtaking setting and views of Lake Rosseau. The golf course was spectacular and manicured to perfection. All participants were invited for drinks and hor d'oeuvres on the waterfront patio, followed by a lovely dinner reception in the main dining room. This was one of the most beautiful courses visited by our Society in many years.

GHSC Secretary Ron Archer, who took part in the event, wrote this letter of thanks to the club:

Dear Mr. Cusworth,

My name is Dr. Ronald C. Archer, Secretary of the GOLF HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF CANADA and I am writing today to express our delight and pleasure at being invited to assist the MLGCC in part of its centenary celebrations.More importantly, I want to congratulate you and the whole club in attaining this remarkable, historical, achievement. Longevity in private clubs is never to be taken for granted and your recent birthday is surely one to be celebrated with much gusto and gratitude.

Our experience in the GHSC, as guests this past Sunday, was remarkable to say the very least -
  1. The setting was classic Canadiana - Muskoka water, rocks, trees, & sunshine
  2. The golf course was in excellent condition and a delight to play,
  3. The club members were most welcoming and enthusiastic, and
  4. The food, in banquet hall and grill room, was "top drawer", as they are wont to say in Scotland.
In addition, I need to single out some people in your staff for special praise. Jordan Nathan proved to be not only a fine organizer but a Head Golf Professional who went well out of his way to welcome us as guests and to help us navigate our way around the various facilities. Patricia Bakogeorge must surely be at least distantly related to Mary Poppins, for her food service was immaculate and she managed numerous "extras" with casual grace and genuine friendliness. And finally, we found the regular/junior staff to be more than helpful and efficient, especially during the banquet. My only regret was that I did not have an opportunity to meet your chef and to thank him for a truly marvelous/historical dinner.

I close, again with thanks but also with the hope that the rest of your centenary year will be as successful as your "historical, hickory, golf tournament" and anniversary dinner.

Respectfully yours, Dr. Ronald C. Archer - Secretary of the Golf Historical Society of Canada.

Thanks to our photographers for the day, Lorne Emery and Stan Lapidus.
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