NEWS & PROMOTIONS 

 



 TEAM STEEP
Three of our players, Skip Sam Steep, Vice Adam Vincent and his twin brother & Alternate Alex Vincent have been playing together since elementary school.  They had enjoyed success in the Ontario School Playdowns but were never able to reach the Ontario Finals in  U18 or U21 competition.  In March 2017 Stu Anderson joined the boys, as coach, with a two year plan to reach their Dream of playing at Nationals.  To that point in time Sam had always played Second and we made the switch to have him Skip the boys, we added a ‘fifth’ and also had one personnel change.  In their first year they made it to the provincial final ending in eighth place and gaining the knowledge that they had a lot to learn beyond strategy and throwing rocks to reach their goal.
 
With only one year left at the start of the season, before the team aged out of U21, Stu made some changes to change the culture to a winning environment by reaching out to Bob McKendrick at GCC to make this the Home Club for the boys where Stu has called home since the fall of 2014.  He knew how proud GCC members are of all the banners on the wall representing accomplishments of Jim Armstrong, Anne Dunn and recently U-18 mens champions skipped by Sam Mooibroek who were representing GCC when GCC hosted the Ontario Bantam finals in the Spring of 2016.  Bruce Norman for years has been and continues to be a great ambassador for all GCC members and a fan of all members who choose to compete outside of the club and was certainly a factor in the Team registering at GCC.  Stu also added an assistant coach, Matt Wilkinson (runner-up coach of the past two years’ Ontario U21 finals) to specifically enhance the competition schedule process and itinerary focus and he also added a mentor coach, Bruce MacRae (who has played in 27 Ontario finals and one National final in Seniors in 2005).  The players are extremely respectful and are ‘sponges’ of what the three coaches collectively have shared with them.  The boys were very appreciative of Dave having the ice ready and the doors open for early Sunday morning practices.  They had a very successful season on the Ontario Tour but had to rebound from a 5-2 deficit in the final game of the ‘B-side’ challenge round to get the last entry to the Ontario finals.  Their final game to advance to Nationals was an extremely close game versus Team Sam Mooibroek who was also representing GCC and was coached by current GCC member Ron Mooibroek.  In the end they did all the hard work asked of them and they are proud to be attending at Prince Albert, Saskatchewan representing Ontario and the Galt Country Club.
 
The junior men hope that they can make the Galt Country Club home of the next Junior Mens Canadian representative to play at ‘Worlds’ in Liverpool, Nova Scotia in February, 2019.
 
The Men:
 
Skip Sam Steep
  • Has curled 15 years
  • Converted from Second to Skip at the beginning of the previous season
  • Is attending his first year at Brock University studying Community Rec and Leisure
  • Favorite hobby is going on adventures with his girlfriend McKenna
Vice Adam Vincent
  • Has curled 15 years
  • Has curled all 15 years with Skip Sam Steep and Alternate (his twin brother Alex)
  • Is attending his third year at Wilfrid Laurier University studying Business and Accounting
  • Curling is his world outside of work and school
Second Oliver Campbell
  • Has curled 14 years
  • This has been his second year with Team Steep
  • Is attending his fourth year at Wilfrid Laurier University studying Business and Accounting
  • Is a co-op student with Baker Tilly LLP (formerly Collins Barrow) in Chatham, Ontario
  • Enjoys hiking outdoors and staying active
  • Has enjoyed playing mixed doubles the past two years with his partner Audrey  
Lead Emerson Steffler 
  • Has curled 13 years
  • This has been his second year with Team Steep
  • Is attending his first year at Humber College studying Sports Management
  • Enjoys art and literature and learning to play the guitar
  • Was vice on the Ontario U18 winning team in 2016 (also representing the Galt Country Club)
  • Has been an assistant coach at Trillium Curling Camps
Alternate Alex Vincent 
  • Has curled 15 years
  • Has curled all 15 years with Skip Sam Steep and Vice (his twin brother Adam)
  • Is attending his third year at Wilfrid Laurier University studying Business and Accounting
  • Enjoys keeping up with the latest technology and electronics changes  
The Coaches 
Head coach Stu Anderson 
  • Started coaching 16 years ago for his daughter and then later his son
  • In high school he had a terrific coach who had no direct family involved on the Team and dedicated incredible time and teaching well beyond curling itself
  • Upon his son aging out of U21 Stu wanted to give back to a Team in a similar way he had received in his youth and made a two year commitment to Team Steep
  • Has coached teams at Ontario U18 and U21 finals and has played in one Intermidiate and three Senior Ontario finals but this is first opportunity to be at the National scene
  • Has co-coached with current GCC member Byron Scott
  • Is a Partner at R&C Chartered Accountants in Mississauga, Ontario
  • Has been a member at Team Steep’s home club Galt Country Club since 2014
Assistant coach Matt Wilkinson
  • Coached the previous two years U21 Ontario Junior Mens runner-up teams
  • Is head of the varsity curling program at Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Is President of a curling club in Kitchener, Ontario
  • Is employed with Head Coach Stu Anderson at R&C Chartered Accountants in Mississauga, Ontario
Mentor coach Bruce MacRae
  • Started curling in his early 40’s and has gone on to particiapate in 27 various Ontario Finals
  • Represented Ontario at the 2005 National Senior Finals in Manitoba
  • Was head coach Stu Anderson’s team mate and rooming partner at one Intermediate and two Senior provincial finals
To everyone at the Galt Country Club – thank you so much for your interest, well wishes and financial support to help make this dream possible for five young men.

 
 
Bourbon Tasting Night
Friday, October 26th

Couldnt make it tonight? Stay tuned for our Brew Masters dinner.

  

Grand Opening
Galt CC Golf Learning Centre 
& Practice Facility


  


  David Anthony Memorial Tournament
Saturday, July 7, 2018
Thank you to all who came out this past Saturday to the David Anthony Memorial Tournament. It was a spectacular day and a great opportunity for everyone to remember their friend David.

David was a big supporter of the Galt CC Juniors, passing along his experience and time so it is so appropriate that the David Anthony Memorial Tournament would be a major fundraiser for our Junior Golf program and our Junior Elite Team.

Thank you to all who supported and donated, as well, thank you to the Galt CC staff & management for truly making it a day to remember!


Winning Team
Chris Pulling, Greg Goad, Bill Deley,Vic Ciesielski
 David Anthony Winning Team.JPG
 


Canada Day Bash
Sunday, July 1, 2018
    
     
  
                                                             

 

  
2018 SpringOPEN Tournament & Social
 


    

 
35 Years Later...

Welcome Back Dave!
      
Message From The General Manager
 
I would like to  thank the Board of Directors for trusting me with this great opportunity to return to Galt CC in the General Manager position. I would also like to thank the membership for all your well wishes and hugs in my first week back.

Returning to Galt where I spent my first 23 years in the golf business is very exciting and I am thrilled to be able to come back in this new position.

I look forward to reconnecting with old friends and meeting many new. My door is always open please feel free to drop by and say hello.
Dave Smallwood

for more information please contact General Manager, Dave Smallwood