North Battleford golf community loses “true gentleman”

The NBGCC is mourning the loss of Herb Weinmeyer (right).

Golfers and residents alike in North Battleford, and across Saskatchewan are mourning the loss of Herb Weinmeyer.

The long-time member of the North Battleford Golf and Country Club (NBGCC) passed away peacefully on Monday, April 29. Weinmeyer was 75. NGGCC Director of Golf Dana Johnson arrived at the course in 1990, at the time Weinmeyer was president of the club. Johnson said the community has lost an inspiring person in Herb.

“A true gentleman in the game of golf,” Johnson told Golf Saskatchewan Friday. “He was always a competitor in Golf Sask. provincial events whether it was the amateur or seniors, he competed as an individual, but he wanted to see his playing partners do well too. He was always so generous; his sportsmanship was above and beyond.”

Weinmeyer last competed in the men’s senior championship in 2017 at his home course. In 2005 he finished in second at the provincial senior men’s championship behind Jim Scissons. He attended national championships as part of Team Saskatchewan on three occasions, 2000, 2006, and 2009.

Johnson said he was fortunate enough to play with Weinmeyer last year at the Calloway ProAm in North Battleford. Despite not winning Herb always saw the good in the game.

“In previous years we’ve won but last year we didn’t. Everybody gets frustrated but he was the first to say the sun is going to rise again and tomorrow is a new day. We lost, not just a man and a member but an all-out true gentleman,” Johnson said.

“We lost, not just a man and a member but an all-out true gentleman.”

An endless volunteer on the NBGCC board plus at events Weinmeyer always gave back to the game. Johnson said he was a constant ambassador of what golf is all about.

“The biggest thing is Herb was a great promoter of the game. Herb was an accomplished player but one of his strengths, Herb played with anybody. If he was playing a hole and someone was by themselves, he’d ask them to join. I don’t know what else to say, it breaks my heart. You just don’t that in everybody, yes it’s a gentlemen’s sport but he was above and beyond,” Johnson concluded.

His celebration of life will take place in North Battleford on Saturday. His obituary can be seen here.