The 57th Grey Owl is over for another year.
Congratulations to our new champion, Nick Myhre of Rolette ND, the first American to win.
2018-02-19: Honour Award renamed
In recognition of his long service on the Board of Directors and uncountable contributions to the Grey Owl Golf Tournament, the Honour Award has been renamed The Robert J. Picken Honour Award.
2018-01-23: Grey Owl Founder passes away.
Laurie Artiss, one of the founders of the Grey Owl tournament, died on January 23rd, 2018, in Nanaimo, B.C.,at the age of 85.
Artiss and the Bell Brothers of Wasagaming started the ever-popular golf event at Clear Lake in 1961, and the board of directors continue to follow much of the pattern and format of the original concept.
Artiss was born in Winnipeg, and grew up in Fort Rouge. He worked as a sportswriter with the Winnipeg Tribune, then became sports editor of the Brandon Sun and the Regina Leader Post. He also served as recreation director in both Dauphin and Virden. In Regina, he moved into the curling equipment business, then branched into Laurie Artiss Limited to develop one of the foremost souvenir pin operations in the world, supplying pins for several Olympic Games and national and international sports events.
Until the last days of his life, Artiss retained his interest in the Grey Owl, serving as an honorary director and a much respected consultant. Though suffering from emphysema in the later years of his life, he was a regular player in the tournament through to its 50th edition.
He often stated he was proud to have helped to create a golf tournament that had sustained its long term viability, and like many Grey Owl devotees, he loved to play the challenging Clear Lake golf course.
After his retirement, Artiss had been living in Qualicum Beach and Parksville, B.C.
2017-07-17: Grey Owl Director passes away.
ONE OF THE GREY OWL’S LONGTIME DIRECTORS PASSES
Ralph Bagley was one of the original media figures to lend his golf experience to the Grey Owl board of directors. He served on the board for over 40 years before he died on July 17th this year at the age of 89.
“Bags” or “Uncle Bulgy”, as he was affectionately known, was a notable golf writer for the Winnipeg Free Press, the Winnipeg Tribune, Backspin Magazine, and the Manitoba Golf Annual (now the Golf Manitoba Journal). He also was a member of the selection committee for the Manitoba Amateur Golfer of the Year award from 1975 to 2015.
In 2007, he was inducted into the Manitoba Golf Hall of Fame, and among other special tributes he received the Manitoba Media Roll of Honour. He also was an honorary life member of the Manitoba Golf Superintendents Association, the Manitoba Curling Association, the Manitoba Curling Club Past Presidents Association, and served on the executive committees of the Elmhurst Golf and Country Club and the Winnipeg Canoe Club.
A Celebration of Life was held (will be held) for Bagley on Monday, July 31st, 2017, at 2:00pm at Glendale Golf and Country Club in Winnipeg.
2017-06-11: Grey Owl Sunday Results
The Grey Owl Golf Tournament has an American champion for the first time.
Nick Myhre of Rolette, North Dakota, fought off a last nine challenge by Justin McDonald of Breezy Bend to win the 57th edition of the Grey Owl at Clear Lake by three strokes.
Myhre had five birdies on the front nine of Sunday’s closing round to build up a six stroke lead. But a disastrous triple bogey six on the 12th hole gave McDonald a chance. He birdied the 14th hole to cut Myhre’s lead to a single stroke.
That was as close as McDonald made it however, because his bogey on the 17th, and a double bogey on the 18th hole led to Myhre’s victory. Myhre shot 68-72-140, 4-under-par, for the 36 holes, while McDonald posted 70-73-143.
Nolan Tutkaluk of Shilo fired Sunday’s best round, a 68, to pull into a third place tie at 145 with Jay Thiesen of Russell. Rob Hall of Shilo wound up fifth, soaring to a 78 after his first round 68.
Keith Fawcett of Clear Lake won the Greyer Owls 60-plus senior flight, and Steve Johnston of QX104 radio captured the Media Flight.
Grey Owl 2017 LEADERBOARD Scores Nick Myhre Rolette, ND 68 72 140 Justin McDonald Breezy Bend 70 73 143 Nolan Tutkaluk Shilo 77 68 145 Jay Thiesen Russell 73 72 145 Rob Hall Shilo 68 78 146 Grant McPhail Clear Lake 71 77 148 David Glenn Shilo 72 77 149 Dave Unger Poplar Ridge 74 75 149 Rod Lindenberg Brandon 76 80 156 Neal McDonald Breezy Bend 76 80 156 Tyson Cloet Shilo 75 83 158 Drew Jones Shilo 77 82 159 Murray Lindenberg Brandon 75 84 159 Chris Wren Breezy Bend 77 82 159
2017-06-10: Grey Owl Saturday Results
Two golfers playing their first round Saturday have forged into the lead in the 36-hole Grey Owl Golf Tournament at Clear Lake.
Rob Hall of Shilo and Nick Myhre of Rolette North Dakota, shot 4-under-par 68’s to share a two-stroke lead. Fresh from a semi-final finish in the Manitoba Match Play Championship, Justin McDonald of Breezy Bend is in third place after carding a 2-under-par 70.
Grant McPhail of Clear Lake was Friday’s leader at 71, and last year’s runner-up David Glenn of Shilo is next at par 72.
Two others shot 1-over-par 73; 2012 Champion Jay Thiesen of Russell, and Greyer Owl senior flight leader Keith Fawcett of Clear Lake.
Shilo’s Hall had seven birdies on the way to his 68, while Myhre posted five birdies and an eagle in his excellent round.
The shocker Saturday was 11-time champion Garth Collings of Breezy Bend shooting 79, and failing to qualify for the Championship Flight. Scores of 77 and under made the Championship Flight. Those golfers will tee off in their second rounds Sunday between 10:00am and 10:30am.
2017 Grey Owl LEADERBOARD Game 1 Event: Championship ID Player Name Club Hdcp Front Back Total 1074 Rob Hall Shilo 3 32 36 68 1782 Nick Myhre Rolette, ND 1 32 36 68 1805 Justin McDonald Breezy Bend 0 35 35 70 860 Grant McPhail Clear Lake 4 38 33 71 1075 David Glenn Shilo 4 34 38 72 1344 Jay Thiesen Russell 1 36 37 73 1131 Keith Fawcett Clear Lake 4 35 38 73 1814 Dave Unger Poplar Ridge 4 36 38 74 1022 Murray Lindenberg Brandon 7 37 38 75 1808 Tyson Cloet Shilo 3 36 39 75 1000 Rod Lindenberg Brandon 5 39 37 76 1806 Neal McDonald Breezy Bend 1 39 37 76 1708 Drew Jones Shilo 0 36 41 77 1559 Nolan Tutkaluk Shilo 3 36 41 77 1500 Chris Wren Breezy Bend 3 35 42 77
2017-06-09: Grey Owl Friday results
Brandon’s Grant McPhail is the early leader in the 57th edition of the Grey Owl Gol Tournament at Clear Lake. McPhail carded a 1-under-par 71 in ideal conditions on the Riding Mountain National Park layout. He has a two stroke lead over Keith Fawcett of Clear Lake who shot 73.
Fawcett is the pace setter in the Greyer Owl senior flight, followed by Tim Lynch of Williston North Dakota, who shot 75.
Freelancer Stephen Johnston leads the Media flight after posting an 82.
The 36-hole Grey Owl continues on Saturday when many of the low handicappers play their first round. Garth Collings of Breezy Bend is aiming for a third straight title and a 12th in his career. Collings won the senior division of the Manitoba Match Play Championships at Niakwa on Thursday.
2017-06-06: It’s Grey Owl Week!
The weather is looking hot for the week. Hopefully we won’t get rained on.
The Saturday Howl will open doors at 6:30pm for drinks. Dinner starts at 7:00pm.
We’ll see you at the Grey Owl!
2017-05-23: The 1st Round Draw is official
The 1st round draw has been made. For Groups & Tee times >> CLICK HERE <<
Participants will be contacted directly during the next few days.
We are still accepting entries. However, there are a limited number of spots where we can fit you in to the draw.
2017-05-20: Draw being made. Entries still accepted.
We are in the process of making up the 1st round draw. Those who have already entered will be notified by the end of next week.
We are still accepting entries. However, once the draw is made you will have to accept tee times that are open.
2017-04-30: Entry Period Extended
We are extending the Grey Owl entry period.
Tell your friends. Spread the word.
If you have submitted your entry, we thank you. You do not need to reply to this email.
If you have not submitted an entry to this years Grey Owl Golf Tournament then what are you waiting for? Send it in to join in on all the fun and meet with your friends at the Grey Owl.
The quickest and most convenient option is to enter and pay online.
Use this link ->> http://thegreyowl.ca/registration-open/
Please read the web page instructions carefully. When paying online you must fill in the form with your information, scroll to the bottom of the screen and click the PAY button.
As always, you can still send in your Entry Form (attached) by mail along with your payment. Please read the attached Bulletin for instructions.
⇒ Using the Handwritten Form: Print out the form and fill it in by hand. Mail it in along with your payment.
2017-04-25: Breakfast at the Golf Course
The restaurant at the golf course, Clubhouse 204, will be open for breakfast at 8:00am every morning of the Grey Owl and will stay open until until 9:00pm
2017-04-23: Last Week of Registration
The Entry Period will end on April 30. Get your entry in now. Tell your buddies.
2017-04-15: Only 2 more weeks to Register
The Master’s is over and Easter is upon us. The middle of April marks 2 weeks to go in the Grey Owl Entry Period. If you have not entered yet WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
Submit your entry. >>> CLICK HERE <<<
Tell your buddies about the tournament and get them to enter.
2017-03-14: New for 2017 *** Exemptions to the Amateur ***
In partnership with Golf Manitoba, the Grey Owl has been generously provided the opportunity to offer exemptions from qualifying for this year’s Nott Autocorp Men’s Amateur Championship, to the Top 2 finishers and ties in our Championship Flight! Selkirk Golf & Country Club and Elmhurst Golf & Country Club will serve as co-hosts of this year’s Championship, which runs from July 17-20.
2017-03-05: Grey Owl 2017 IS NEARLY HERE
Your Grey Owl Tournament Committee is working hard to bring you this year’s event. Entries will be opening soon so check back often.
FREE ENTRY TO THE PARK: As part of Canada’s 150th Birthday celebrations, Parks Canada is offering free entry to Canada’s National Parks. The Free Pass costs nothing, comes in the mail, and is good for all National Parks.
Get your FREE PASS by clicking HERE.