Founded in 1961, the Granite Curling Club (GCC) of Seattle is home to curlers of all abilities, including more national champions than any other club in the USA.
The "regular season" is October through March each year, and the "spring season" with reduced activities is April through June; there is no curling in July and August. During the regular and spring seasons, there are many Leagues, Bonspiels (competitions), and Open Houses. You're welcome to come out and participate, compete, or just watch the action.
Whether you are brand new curler or are looking for some extra tips after playing for a season or two, join us for our upcoming "Learn to Curl" sessions on September 16, 18, 23 and 25.
Thank you to all who participated in the brief survey regarding the annual GCC Golf Tournament, Saturday, August 23. Based on popular responses this year's format will be a shotgun start with golf carts included. For those of you not interested in golfing please consider joining us for a BBQ immediately following the round.
At Granite Curling Club's Annual General Meeting last Saturday, May 17th, the members reviewed highlights of the 2013-2014 season, went over our financial picture, and elected new board members. The major awards of the night went to James Pleasants, life membership, and Lori Markham, the Cruikshank award for service to the club. State champions and league winners picked up crystal.
Changes and events for next season include:
Another April Spiel in the books!
Receive personally geared instruction from experienced, championship-level instructors that will take your game to the next level!
For new curlers this includes:
Working in small groups to help refine delivery and sweeping techniques
The basics behind curling strategy
Rules, regulations and etiquette to help you be a great teammate in any league!
Sessions can be tailored for individuals and can include:
Video analysis of delivery
Sweeping analysis and tips
Suggestions for individualize practice drills
Steve Liske tells us: Curling school will be in session at ECC April 4-6, and we couldn't be more excited about it. A terrific group of three very accomplished Canadian curlers/instructors, led by Renee Sonnenberg, will be providing all of the instruction. I met Renee at Four Foot Camp in 2013 - she's a great instructor and an even better person. The school takes place over three days, and is aimed at curlers with at least one year of experience. I bet some of your members would really enjoy it.