Leaves and the odd snowflake have fallen, the much anticipated George Pauls Classic is just around the corner and what it all means is that the end of the 2018 golf season is in sight.

"It was a great summer," said Brian Guenther who is wrapping up his 11th season as the head professional at the Fly-In. "We did get off to a slow start. We only started about 10 days later than our normal start just with the spring and how cold it was. Once summer hit, it was great. Lots of nice days. Actually at times maybe too hot for some people in the afternoons but a really good season for us."

The club has been trending in a postitive direction the past couple of years and Guenther feels their emphasis on junior and family golf will pay big dividends in the future.

"We're trying. It's something that we're going to focus on a lot more again. It's a great place to spend time with your kids. That doesn't happen that much anymore with just being able to enjoy an activity with both parents and kids doing it at the same time. That's what golf provides."

Three Fly-In members - Doug Penner, Troy Kehler and Adam Guenther - played in the Provincial Men's Amateur Championship this past July at Quarry Oaks and Glendale.

Penner finished in a tie for 23rd place; Kehler was in a tie for 36th spot and Guenther missed the cut by just two shots.

"We still have a good group of guys that want to compete," said the Fly-In head pro. "They represent the golf club well and they're playing well so it's great."

Golfers can't wait to start the season in April and they look foward to some quality time on the golf course when autumn arrives and leaves change colour.

This autumn has been circled with a big white chalk line around it - it's been deemed unplayable.

"The 15th of September was our last kind of nice day," Guenther said. "We've been living in this for over three weeks. The golf course is in it's best shape this time of year. The changing of the seasons, it's just a beautiful property but unfortunately two degrees and rain and snow doesn't bring people out."

The final day that golfers get a chance to break par at the Fly-In is tentatively set for Sunday.

 

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Sunday, December 9th

CSHL
Grunthal 4 Ste. Anne 3 (OT)

HTJHL
Steinbach 6 Springfield 1

MJHL
Wpg Blues 5 Neepawa 1
Swan Valley 5 Dauphin 4 (OT)
Winkler 4 OCN 1

Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League
Eastman 16 Norman 2
Brandon 9 Kenora 2
Southwest 3 Wpg Wild 2 (OT)
Interlake 1 Wpg Thrashers 0
Central Plains 6 Parkland 0
Yellowhead 4 Pembina Valley 3 (OT)

U17 Midget Prep Hockey League
Eastman 5 Wpg Hawks 1

NHL
Winnipeg 7 Philadelphia 1
Vancouver 6 St. Louis 1
Boston 2 Ottawa 1 (OT)
Montreal 3 Chicago 2
Anaheim 6 New Jersey 5 (SO)
Edmonton 1 Calgary 0
Vegas 4 Dallas 2

NFL
Cleveland 26 Carolina 20
Kansas City 27 Baltimore 24 (OT)
Indianapolis 24 Houston 21
Miami 34 New England 33
N.Y. Giants 40 Washington 18
New Orleans 28 Tampa Bay 14
Green Bay 34 Atlanta 20
N.Y. Jets 27 Buffalo 23
Chargers 26 Cincinnati 21 L.A.
San Fransico 20 Denver 14
Dallas 29 Philadelphia 23 (OT)
Oakland 24 Pittsburgh 21
Detroit 17 Arizona 3
Chicago 15 L.A. Rams 6

NBA
Milwaukee 104 Toronto 99
New Orleans 116 Detroit 108
San Antonio 110 Utah 97
Charlotte 119 New York 107

Monday, December 10th

WHSHL
SRSS vs Sturgeon Heights
@ Steinbach, 3:30 p.m.

WWHSHL
SRSS vs Kildonan East
@ Wpg, 4 p.m.

MJHL
Showcase
@ Seven Oaks Arena in Wpg
Selkirk vs Waywayseecappo, 1 p.m.
Steinbach vs Neepawa, 4 p.m.
Wpg Blues vs OCN, 7 p.m.

NHL
Pittsburgh at N.Y. Islanders, 6 p.m.
N.Y. Rangers at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m.
Los Angeles at Detroit, 6:30 p.m.
New Jersey at San Jose, 9:30 p.m.

NFL
Minnesota at Seattle, 7:15 p.m.

NBA
Detroit at Philadelphia, 6 p.m.
Washington at Indiana, 6 p.m.
New Orleans at Boston, 6:30 p.m.
Sacramento at Chicago, 7 p.m.
Utah at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m.
Cleveland at Milwaukee, 7 p.m.
Orlando at Dallas, 7:30 p.m.
L.A. Clippers at Phoenix, 8 p.m.
Memphis at Denver, 8 p.m.
Minnesota at Golden State, 9:30 p.m.
Miami at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m.

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