News from The Grey Owl
2021-10-09: Lynn Warnock passes away
It with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of longtime director and friend Lynn Warnock. All of us on the Board of Directors send our condolences to Lynn’s family. He will be greatly missed.
2021-05-22: Grey Owl 2021 Cancelled
Dear Grey Owl Golfer,
As the current pandemic situation continues to increase in severity, the unfortunate decision has been reached to cancel the tournament for 2021. The hopefulness of a few weeks ago where we anticipated an improvement in Manitoba has not occurred. The increased restrictions and a sense of the larger social obligation have led to this decision.
Thank you for your entry and your continued support of one of the longest-running independent golf tournaments anywhere. We will be back in 2022 and plan to finally celebrate the 60th anniversary of this outstanding event.
For those planning on travelling to Wasagaming and golfing on the Grey Owl weekend, the tee times are being released back to the course. Tee times can be booked through the Clear Lake Pro Shop at (204)848-4653. If you are planning to travel and golf, please ensure you follow provincial protocols.
Refunds will be processed, and you should expect to receive your refund by the middle of June.
Please keep an eye on your email for updates on the 60th Annual Grey Owl Golf Tournament scheduled for June 10 – 12, 2022.
The Owl at Clear Lake Inc.
2021-05-18: Grey Owl COVID-19 Update
Hello Grey Owl Golfers,
We confirmed today with the support of Golf Manitoba that under the current restrictions, golf tournaments are not allowed. They fall under the category of “One Time Occasional Outdoor Events” and are currently suspended until at least May 30. In addition today, the government has ruled that individuals from different households may not share a cart without a plexiglass divider. We will be in contact with the golf course to get more details in the coming days.
While we remain hopeful that the situation may improve, we are running out of days for that to occur.
We will give you further information as it becomes available to us. If we are required to cancel the tournament, all entrants will receive a full refund.
Expect a message early next week with the tournament draw as we wait and hope for better news.
Thanks for your patience during these difficult times.
The Grey Owl committee
2021-05-10: Grey Owl COVID-19 Statement
The COVID-19 pandemic shows no signs of abating, but we on The Grey Owl committee continue to hold out hope this year’s tournament will still be held.
However, the possibility remains that this year’s tournament will be cancelled. The Grey Owl is unique in that it requires overnight stays with people who are not from the same household. We feel it is our duty to ensure provincial health orders are observed.
That being said, the committee has decided to wait until the latest provincial health orders expire on May 30 to make a final decision on whether to proceed with or to cancel this year’s tournament.
AS A RESULT, we are letting you know about a potential cancellation since some accommodators require 30 days’ notice to return the entire deposit. If we cancel the tournament on May 31, it could result in some golfers not getting a return on their deposits.
We apologize for the inconvenience this will cause some golfers, but we hope this warning of a potential cancellation will allow you to make the proper arrangements to avoid a financial loss.
If the tournament proceeds, it will be each golfer’s responsibility to follow provincial health regulations away from the golf course. The Grey Owl will have its own COVID-19 protocols in place to ensure everyone’s safety at Clear Lake Golf Course.
Yours in golf,
The Grey Owl committee
2021-03-31: Early Bird Prizes Announcement
The Grey Owl would like to thank our generous Silver Sponsor Golf Brandon for their donation of prizes for this year’s 60th annual tournament. Prizes that will be drawn for Early Bird entries include:
Callaway Mavrik Driver
Ping Heppler Ketsch putter
Titleist Stand Bag
Four (4) rounds of golf (green fees) and 2 carts at Wheat City Golf Course
Four (4) rounds of golf (green fees) and 2 carts at Shilo Country Club
Paid entries completed and on or before 11:59 PM CDT on Thursday, April 15, 2021 will be eligible if the entry is accepted for the tournament*. Winners will be posted on the website and contacted after the official close of entries on April 30, 2021.
*NOTE: acceptance will be dependent on the tournament maximum entry of 288 golfers.
2021-03-16: 60th Grey Owl Tournament REGISTRATION OPEN
Use the REGISTER menu item to begin your registration for The Grey Owl!
2021-03-13: 60th Grey Owl Tournament planning underway
The 60th Grey Owl registration will be opening soon.
Please keep checking the website for updates.
NOTE: It has been decided by the Board of Directors that the only method of applying to enter the tournament is by our Online Registration. Please inform your friends who do not have Internet access and perhaps register on their behalf.
It is our sincere hope that you all stay safe and healthy, as we hope things will improve.