Osprey Valley Golf - November 2016 Newsletter
Osprey Valley Golf - November 2016 Newsletter
Osprey Valley Golf Newsletter
Fall in Osprey Valley
Cool mornings and evenings remind us that winter is coming … but not yet.

The weather has been on our side so far this fall and there have been some fantastic days of fall golf this year. As always, we will stay open as long as weather and conditions permit. We hope we will see you for one more round before we put away the clubs and start dreaming of Opening Day 2017!

Our Final Fall Rates have been in effect for the past few weeks. They include a free upgrade to Play All Day, so if you do make it out, be sure to turn that one more round into a couple … or three if you are feeling ambitious!

And there is one other thing you can do to help us give back to the community that we love. Keep reading below for details ...

 
* header photo by Lori and Todd McIntyre *
* 2016 Osprey Valley Golf Photo Contest entry *
Final Fall Rates
Heathlands #1 by Roy Matsumoto
OVG 2016 Photo Contest Results
Once again, our Photo Contest was a great success in 2016. It is always a pleasure to meet our visitors and a delight to get a chance to see Osprey Valley through your eyes.

This year, we ran three contests, in Spring, Summer and Fall. There were many wonderful entries and you made the task of selecting the winners almost impossible. Therefore, rather than award first and second prizes, we have decided to award only multiple first prizes in each contest and present them here.

In fact, in addition to the winners posted below (click on them to enlarge), most of the photos of Osprey Valley Golf in this newsletter were entries in this year’s Photo Contest.

 
* header photo by Roy Matsumoto *
* 2016 Osprey Valley Golf Photo Contest entry *
Spring
The theme of the Spring Contest was ‘Golfing Buddies’ and among the entries were two that we could not resist.

The first winner of first prize honours was from pair of golfing buddies who are regulars both in Osprey Valley and in our photo contests. John Allison and Barry Lane also score bragging rights for the first selfie ever submitted.
John Allison & Barry Lane - Spring Photo Contest
Co-winner Myles Keston shared this photo of his lovely wife Carol Wood - “my all time favourite golf buddy” - sitting on the bridge leading to the Hoot #17 tee.
Myles Keston - Spring Photo Contest
Summer
Our Summer Contest was open, meaning there was no category to constrain your creativity.

Nevertheless, the co-winning entry from Ann Tran (right) could well have fit the spring golfing buddy theme as it features her golfing partners teaming up to get out of a real fix.
Eric Selka - Summer Photo Contest

At the same time, Mark Dixon’s dusk shot from alongside the creek and fairway on Hoot #17 (right) demonstrates that the end of the day can be equally spectacular. Like the contest itself, the morning vs. dusk competition could be too close to call.
Ann Tran - Summer Photo Contest
Ann shares first prize with two beautiful scenic shots that show different sides of Osprey Valley Golf. Eric Selika’s serene shot of Toot #10 (left) shows why many of the staff regard the morning as their favourite time to be at work.

Mark Dixon - Summer Photo Contest
Fall
Branko Dudjerovic - Fall Photo Contest
Meanwhile, regular entrant and repeat winner John Allison (sound familiar?) provides us with the perfect curtain call to another year’s photo contest (right) with this compelling shot ...

In keeping with the earlier contests, the Fall version features both a newcomer and a returning participant.

Branko Dundjervoic’s first entry (left) was a show-stopper, capturing the colours, clear and crisp light, and big blue sky that characterize fall golf in Osprey Valley.
John Allison - Fall Photo Contest
Celebrating Our Community
Caledon Meals on Wheels
Since early October, we have invited you to help us support a group of people who do incredible work and make a big difference in our community.

Through the end of the season, don’t forget to mention Caledon Meals on Wheels when you book your tee time. When you do, we will donate a portion of your green fees to this fine organization.

We also encourage you to consider making a direct contribution, either by donation or through volunteering.
Caledon Meals on Wheels LogoFor over 30 years, Caledon Meals on Wheels has delivered fresh meals to people in need throughout Caledon and Orangeville. Even in our prosperous country, there are many who sometimes need short- or long-term support accessing nutritious meals, including seniors, persons living with disabilities or recovering from surgery or childbirth, caregivers coping with family illness, and people with inadequate cooking facilities.
CMOW Website
Rexall Foundation donation
There are a number of ways that you can support Caledon Meals on Wheels. The most direct way is by donating. The organization relies on local individuals, organizations and companies for much of their funding. There are a number of ways that you can donate and no level of support is too small.
Donation Options
CMOW Volunteer

Volunteers are the heart and soul of Caledon Meals on Wheels. 120 volunteers receive great benefit and satisfaction by contributing to the services & programs, and supporting the organization’s clients.
Volunteering Opportunities
Artichoke Dip
Artichoke DipA Duo of Warm Party Pleasers
Baked Artichoke Dip & Baked Crab Dip
As the days grow briefer and more brisk, we leave behind the chilled shrimp and refreshing gazpacho appetizers of summer and begin to look for something warmer.

These two baked dips are sure to be the life of any party. Beyond easy to make, both recipes have the same cooking time, a similar base and the same spices - all while managing to retain their own distinctive and delicious flavours. Both are served warm and are delicious with simple crackers or thin slices of French Bread.

If you make them the same night (which we usually do!) increase the baking time by about ten to fifteen minutes.


Bon appetit!


Baked Crab Dip
** The recipes we publish in our newsletter, while delicious, are not the same as those served in the Osprey Bistro.
Baked Artichoke Dip

Ingredients
1 jar artichokes in water, drained
1 cup parmesan cheese
1 cup Hellmann’s Real Mayonnaise
A few dashes of Worcestershire Sauce
A few dashes of Tobasco Sauce

Directions
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cut the artichokes in 3-4 pieces. Mix all ingredients in an oven-safe dish and bake for ½ hour to 45 minutes until bubbling at the sides and brown on top.

Remove from the oven and serve!

 

Baked Crab Dip

Ingredients
1 can lump crab meat
8 oz cream cheese
¼ cup Hellmann’s Real Mayonnaise
A few dashes of Worcestershire Sauce
A few dashes of Tobasco Sauce

Directions
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients together and bake in an oven safe bowl for ½ hour to 45 minutes until bubbling at the sides and brown on top.

Remove from the oven and serve!
Recap: A Day in the Life of the Turf Department
This year, we did something a little different in our newsletter. We profiled the senior members of our Turf Department. This “Day in the Life” series was fun and we appreciate the positive comments we got. Therefore, we have decided to collect the profiles in one place for anyone who might have missed them or would be interested in revisiting them.
 
We would also like to thank all seven of the guys - Jason, Scott, Peter, Aaron, Scott, Mike and Dave - for participating. Each of them works long and busy hours throughout the season, but still graciously took the time to welcome us, answer our questions and allow us to share a little bit of their life in Osprey Valley with you.
Read the "Day in the Life" articles
Bourbon Maple Cider
Love cider in the fall?  Well, here’s one that packs a punch. Great for slow sipping during these autumn evenings. For this one you’ll need a metal cocktail shaker and strainer, but trust us - it’s worth it!
Bourbon Maple Cider

Ingredients
2 ounces bourbon
2 ounces applejack
1 ounces maple syrup
1 dash Angostura bitters
8 ounces hard cider

Directions
Fill your cocktail shaker with ice. Add the bourbon, apple jack, maple syrup, and bitters. Shake until well mixed and chilled. Strain into ice-filled rocks glasses, and top each glass with 4 ounces cider.
Ann Tran - Summer Photo Contest
* photo by Ann Tran *
* 2016 Osprey Valley Golf Photo Contest entry *
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