Chairman's Message (2018)
I’d like to welcome you to the 2018 Doodlebug website and extend an invitation to join us for the 66th Annual Doodlebug Golf tournament. It is with great pleasure to confirm that we will be back in Banff Sept 14th & 15th 2018. After the impressive increase in registrations last year we will continue with the streamlined 2 day version of the tournament. The only difference this year is that we will golf Friday and Saturday. This will allow people to rest and relax a bit more on Sunday morning after an epic night of socializing at the Rimrock Resort on Saturday night.
I would encourage everyone to register early, as you might have heard that last year’s edition was sold out for the first time in many years. There will be a mix of hotel options, and attendees will have choices between the Rimrock Resort, the newly renovated Mont Royal Hotel and the Elk & Avenue Hotel. So if you want to secure your first hotel choice, don’t procrastinate and register now.
There will be a Friday 10:30am Shotgun start at the Banff Springs golf course Stanley Thompson original 18 for Doodlebug flights. This year guests will have the opportunity to play the Stanley Thompson 18 and will tee off at the same time as the main tournament. After a sensational day spent on one of the best golf courses in Canada, we will enjoy a casual evening downtown to reconnect with old friends and make some new ones. Our entertainment committee is working hard to make this a night you will remember for a long time.
Saturday shotgun will be at 10am, which will allow registrants to have a good breakfast and a few practice swings before the fight for that so wanted ceramic. Guests will also have the option to play another round of golf on Saturday at the same time as the main tournament, or ride/hike the Sulphur Mountain Gondola for a well earned meal at Sky Bistro. The day will conclude with a reception at the Rimrock Hotel. Be ready for plenty of entertainment, refreshments and the awards and flight winners presentations.
The Doodlebug Golf Tournament is an event held each summer that provides a competitive yet fun golf venue for CSEG members of all levels and ability, from scratch golfers to true first-timers. Golfers are put in “Flights” based off of their handicaps with the goal of having a competitive and fun round of golf regardless of ability. Guests and spouses can choose from a full schedule of formal and informal social events throughout each day and on into the evenings. It is the social and networking aspect of this event that provides the basis for a great weekend amongst old and new friends of the Canadian Geophysical Industry.
The 2018 Doodlebug Committee is once again working hard to make this tournament both an enjoyable and memorable weekend for you and your guests. We thank you for your continued support and look forward to seeing you in Banff.
Alex Gauthier, 66th Chairman