Message from the Course Committee Chair Update #3 – Ball Mark Repair

For this week we will be dealing with ball mark repair and care for the greens. Below you will find some information provided by the course team:

  • An unrepaired ball mark creates numerous maintenance and performance issues. 
  • A ball mark that is not repaired will die.  This dead spot then becomes a prime habitat for poa to invade.  By repairing our ball marks we are ensuring our significant investment in bentgrass greens at Niakwa is protected.
  • An unrepaired ball mark creates poor putting conditions.  Balls will deflect off their line and hop leaving undesirable results for all members and guests.
  • After hitting a great shot onto the putting green, fixing your ball mark and a couple nearby is an excellent way to celebrate!
  • The following link contains an article and video for advice and instruction on how to properly repair ball marks during your round.

Thank you in advance for your attention and care for the course. Please feel free to share with other members that you know or play with.

Paul Beatty,

Course Committee Chair

Men’s Season long Match Play winners

The final of the 2023 Niakwa 2-Man Best Ball competition was played yesterday between the team of Dustin Marks/Carson McCallum and the team of Brandt Butt/Brendan MacDonald.  We did have some delays in getting the final match played this year due to some injuries and work commitments….. but the wait was worth it as we had two good teams in the final.  Both first-timers I might add!!!

Dustin/Carson started out very well winning the first three holes to quickly go 3-up.  Carson was still probably feeling that “high” from coming off a top 10 finish in the Club Championship the previous weekend….. but Butt/MacDonald settled down and won the 4th hole….. and the teams tied the next three holes.  But Dustin/Carson finished off the front nine in style winning both the 8th and the 9th to take a 4-up lead.

Butt/MacDonald came out firing on the back nine and won both the 10th ….. and then the 13th …. to cut the deficit to only 2-down and the battle was on!!

The 14th hole is the shortest hole on the course….. but it always seems to have a lot of “drama” to these matches as usually all four competitors are putting for the win.  There were several birdie attempts but none went down…. and Carson won the hole with a par to give them a 3-up lead with 4 holes to play.  Needless to say….. the 15th hole was played by BOTH teams with no regard for playing it safe and there were some tee shots that I am sure showed up on the NASA equipment. Dustin’s blow will stick in my mind for a long time….  but the hole was tied so it was off to the 16th with Marks/McCallum holding on to a 3-hole lead with 3 holes to play.  While Butt/MacDonald did have a chance to win the hole and prolong the match – the hole was eventually tied and Marks/McCallum won the match 3 and 2. 

So another 2-Man Best Ball competition has come and gone and I want to congratulate the winners….. but also want to thank ALL the competitors for signing up and getting in on the action.


The final of the 2023 Niakwa Bissett Trophy competition was played today between Brian Mackenzie (a +2 handicap) and Jason Macdonald (a 6 handicap).  It was a beautiful day for golf and the caliber of the golf was at a high level.

Jason was able to get out to a quick 2-up lead and was able to maintain that for most of the first nine.  But his tee shot on the 9th was truly outstanding and he had a kick-in birdie that gave him a good lead after the front nine was over.  Brian hit some “monster” drives on 10/11/13 but….. Jason was able to keep the pressure on by his steady tee shots that always seemed to give himself a chance to make a par and force Brian to go for birdies.  Jason won the 13th and the match concluded on the 14th

This concludes the Bissett Trophy competition for 2023.  Thanks again to ALL of you for signing up and participating this year.  I hope you enjoyed the opportunity to meet some new club members you have not played golf with before….. and you got to enjoy the fun of match play golf. 

Enjoy the rest of the golf season at beautiful Niakwa Country Club!


Posting “Out of Season” Handicap Scores

Hope everyone has enjoyed an excellent and safe off season.

Just a reminder for those who were fortunate enough to get some games in this past winter, that any games played must be entered into the handicap system as an away score. If you have any additional questions or require any assistance, the Niakwa Pro shop will be happy to help. Read More>>

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Upcoming Events

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Captain’s Blog
Bistro Menu – Weekends only October 19 – Nov 18
President’s Soiree – October 26
Jets Night at Niakwa – November
Winter Instruction – November 5 – December 10
Pro Shop Black Friday Sale – November 20 – 25
Grey Cup at Niakwa – November  25

Captain’s Blog
To read your Club Captain’s weekly blogs CLICK HERE

Bistro Menu – Weekends only Oct 19 – Nov 18
Enjoy a Bistro Style menu at your Club every Friday – Sunday, starting October 19 – 21.
This is a menu you won’t want to miss, reserve your seat today! CLICK HERE for more.

President’s Soiree – October 26
Niakwa Country Club’s year end soiree is our way of celebrating another golfing season at Niakwa.
This social evening features a full selection of passed hors d`ouerves and food stations designed by Food and Beverage team.
All members are invited to attend. CLICK HERE for more.

Jets Night at Niakwa – November
Get in on the action, there’s no better place to enjoy the Jets games!
Jets vs. Florida Panthers – November 2 – CLICK HERE for more
Jets vs. Minnesota Wild – November 23 – CLICK HERE for more

Winter Instruction – November 5 – December 10
Take advantage of these 45 minute classes and unleash your speed potential this off season with the Super Speed Golf Clinic!
This 6 week clinic runs from November 5 – December 10.
Cost per person: $199.99, To register CLICK HERE.

Pro Shop Black Friday Sale – November 20 – 25
SAVE UP TO 60% OFF!! November 20 – 25 only, visit the Pro Shop to take advantage of this great sale!

Grey Cup at Niakwa – November  25
Niakwa is the perfect spot to watch the 2018 Grey Cup! Reserve your seats now by contacting Chad at 204-256-7326 or email 

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