Bally Haly Golf & Curling Club

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Bally Haly Golf Club
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Club information
Location St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Established1896
TypeSemi-private
Total holes18
Tournaments hosted 2003 Canadian Senior Men's Championship
2008 Canadian Senior Women's Championship
Website www.ballyhaly.com
Designed by Graham Cooke
Par 70
Length5966 yards

Bally Haly Golf & Curling Club ( /ˌbæliˈhli/ BAL-ee HAY-lee), is a semi-private curling club and golf course located in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. It is the oldest golf club in Atlantic Canada, having been founded in 1896. In that year, a group of ten prominent Newfoundland gentlemen formed the Newfoundland Golf Club.

Curling Team sport played on ice

Curling is a sport in which players slide stones on a sheet of ice towards a target area which is segmented into four concentric circles. It is related to bowls, boules and shuffleboard. Two teams, each with four players, take turns sliding heavy, polished granite stones, also called rocks, across the ice curling sheet towards the house, a circular target marked on the ice. Each team has eight stones, with each player throwing two. The purpose is to accumulate the highest score for a game; points are scored for the stones resting closest to the centre of the house at the conclusion of each end, which is completed when both teams have thrown all of their stones. A game usually consists of eight or ten ends.

Golf course series of holes designed for the game of golf

A golf course is the grounds where the game of golf is played. It comprises a series of holes, each consisting of a teeing ground, a fairway, the rough and other hazards, and a green with a flagstick ("pin") and hole ("cup"). A standard round of golf consists of 18 holes. Most courses contain 18 holes; some share fairways or greens, and a subset has nine holes, played twice per round. Par-3 courses consist of nine or 18 holes all of which have a par of three strokes.

St. Johns, Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial capital city in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

St. John's is the capital and largest city of the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. It is on the eastern tip of the Avalon Peninsula on the large Canadian island, Newfoundland. The city spans 446.04 square kilometres (172.22 sq mi) and is North America's easternmost city.

History

The first golf course was a 9-hole layout on Buckmasters field. This original 9-hole course, however, had limited area for expansion and in 1908, with the growing popularity of the game, club President, the Hon. John Browning, negotiated with the trustees of the estate of Lieutenant Colonel William Haly for the former British Garrison land adjacent to the Virginia River in east St. John's. Upon acquiring a plot of land of approximately two hundred acres in size, the club was renamed the Bally Haly Golf Club and an 18-hole course was constructed.

In 2017, after winning the 2017 Tim Hortons Brier on home ice at Mile One Centre, Team Gushue, who curls out of both the St. John's Curling Club and Bally Haly, were honoured by the Bally Haly Golf & Curling Club by naming their four sheets of ice after Lead Geoff Walker, Second Brett Gallant, Third Mark Nichols and Skip Brad Gushue.

2017 Tim Hortons Brier

The 2017 Tim Hortons Brier, Canada's national men's curling championship, was held from March 4–12, 2017 at the Mile One Centre in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador.

Mile One Centre arena in St. Johns Newfoundland and Labrador

Mile One Centre is an indoor arena and entertainment venue located in downtown St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. The arena opened in May 2001, as Mile One Stadium, replacing Memorial Stadium. The centre's name comes from it being located at the beginning of the Trans-Canada Highway. At full capacity the arena can seat 7,000 people.

The St. John's Curling Club is a curling club in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. The club plays at the RE/MAX Centre in Central St. John's, on Mayor Ave. It is the largest curling club in the province.

Coordinates: 47°35′22.49″N52°41′51.53″W / 47.5895806°N 52.6976472°W / 47.5895806; -52.6976472

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