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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Tuesday, December 18th

Steinbach 1 Wpg Blues 0
Selkirk 4 Virden 3 (OT)

Los Angeles 4 Winnipeg 1
Florida 5 Buffalo 2
Philadelphia 3 Detroit 2 
Toronto 7 New Jersey 2
N.Y. Rangers 3 Anaheim 1
San Jose 4 Minnesota 0
Chicago 2 Nashville 1
Dallas 2 Calgary 0
N.Y. Islanders 3 Arizona 1
St. Louis 4 Edmonton 1
Tampa Bay 5 Vancouver 2

Cleveland 92 Indiana 91
Brooklyn 115 L.A. Lakers 110
Atlanta 118 Washington 110
Denver 126 Dallas 118

Wednesday, December 19th

SRSS vs Springfield
@ Steinbach, 3:30 p.m.

SRSS vs St. Paul's
@ Steinbach, 7:15 p.m.

Eastman at Wpg Avros, 7:15 p.m.

Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League
Wpg Wild at Wpg Bruins, 7 p.m.
Pembina Valley vs Thrashers
@ Wpg, 7:30 p.m.
Yellowhead at Brandon, 7:30 p.m.

Dauphin at Neepawa, 7:30 p.m.
Winkler at Portage, 7:30 p.m.
Wayway at Swan Valley, 7:30 p.m.

Grunthal at La Broquerie, 8 p.m.
Red River at Ste. Anne, 8 p.m.

Pittsburgh at Washington, 7 p.m.
Montreal at Colorado, 7:30 p.m.

San Antonio at Orlando, 6 p.m.
New York at Philadelphia, 6 p.m.
Cleveland at Charlotte, 6 p.m.
Phoenix at Boston, 6:30 p.m.
Indiana at Toronto, 6:30 p.m.
New Orleans at Milwaukee, 7 p.m.
Detroit at Minnesota, 7 p.m.
Brooklyn at Chicago, 7 p.m.
Washington at Houston, 7 p.m.
Golden State at Utah, 8 p.m.
Memphis at Portland, 9 p.m.
Oklahoma City at Sacramento, 9 p.m.