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PSWGA Am Volunteers Needed

LCC is proud to host the Pennsylvania State Women’s Golf Association Amateur August 13th to 16th

The Association is looking for volunteers for registration and/or to be rangers

If you are able to help, please sign up in the locker rooms or pro shop by August 1st.

You do not have to be available all four days.
Time will run from 7:30 to end of play (Monday being the longest day until 3 pm)

We’re looking for 15-20 people available each day
Breakfast and Lunch will be provided

 

Interested in playing? Visit their site HERE

As June comes to an end…

Good morning membership,

As we enter the last day of June, hot (DRY!!!) weather is in the forecast. We are entering July with 5 straight days at 90 degrees plus and no rain. We are ending June with a total of 7.85″. The greens will start to dry down and become firm, however with this hot, humid weather it may take several days. Humid days will lead to them holding moisture. This weekend is a great example of why my staff and I are topdressing and incorporating as much sand into them as possible moving forward. The large putting green and number 1 green are sand based. Please take an extra look and notice how firm, dry, and true they are compared to our other greens that are more silt/clay based. These greens hold more water, act spongy, and are less true. Over time, my staff and I will be working hard to  incorporate as much sand into the greens as possible. The greens will eventually all play similar to the putting green and number 1. Monday, July 2nd my staff and I will be slicing the greens, as we have several times this year to relieve canopy moisture, and then topdressing. This should help the drying out process and get to the firm, fast greens everyone has been waiting all year to play. As the weather turns a corner, I hope everyone gets out and enjoys multiple rounds and has a wonderful 4th of July Holiday. Thank you and take care,

Turf Management team and Justin

Ladies Invitational 2018 Winners

Cha Cha Cha

Team Winners

1st Linda Harbaugh
Deborah Sullenberger
Carol Clawson
Denise Heffelfinger

2nd Betty Rosa
AnnaMarie Hurley
Karen Hough
Peggy Haraczy

3rd Kimberly Haggin
Susan Boyle
Dorthy Stein
Sharon Pentrak

PROXIMITY Winners

Closest To Pin
#4 Patty Kegel
#7 Jamie Bizup
#11 Ann Queale
#17 Katie Miller

Long Putt
#1 Holly Hall
#15 Jody Keating

Long Drive
#10 Peggy Haraczy

From the Pro ~ July 2018

We have plenty to talk about in this edition including upcoming events, past events, and travel dates.  The July calendar shapes up like this:

  • Monday’s in July  the Golf Shop will be open, we have scheduled exchange days on these dates:Monday July 9th Hidden Valley, Monday July 16th Latrobe Elks, Monday  July 30th GlenGary
  • Wednesday  July 4th –Red White Blue Skins Game—in both Net and Gross, ½ Cash and ½ Credit
  • Sat-Sun July 14th-15thMember-Member, The golf event is always fun filled with great play, Bill and the Club Staff always throw a great party Saturday evening, and this year seems to be no exception.  If you have never played or perhaps need a partner, please don’t hesitate to sign up or allow the Golf Shop to assist you or your team. This will be the 20th year for this great yearly event.  Only Golf Members may participate in the Golf part of the Member-Member.  Since we had such a good time last year with the different format we will once again play a new format this year, Saturday will be Scotch Twosome and Sunday will be Best Ball Of Two.
  • Tuesday July 31-Aug 7th Ladies Queen Bee

August Schedule(at present)

  • Wednesday  August 1st-Men’s Stag
  • Thursday August 2ndOne day junior Camp—fun filled with great info for your beginning or intermediate junior golfer.  Please call the Shop to register, field is limited.
  • Saturday August 4th -Mixed Couples Member Guest—Lashes and Stashes 2 pm shotgun start for the Couples mixed guest tournament.
  • Tues. 1st & 8th Queen Bee—9am Shotgun start for Ladies
  • Tuesday  22nd Ladies Association Classic-9am shotgun

September Schedule(at present)

  • Sun. Sept. 2nd-5 Person Scramble 9:15 Shotgun Start
  • Saturday-Sunday September 15th-16th CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP-one of the top events of the year!  36 holes for all groups-play will be in your own handicap division, Golf Members Only.

The Open Championship July 19-22- we will have pool for the combined dollar amount of the two.  We will have you pick a player from column 1,2,3 for the Open Championship.   You will get one pick from each column, world rankings 1-10, 11-25, 26-40.

The range has once again been very busy this year, the use of woods is discouraged, please be very careful when hitting any balls at the practice facility.  Please use the new path the entire distance to the range back behind #18 green, past #16 tee on the left then into the new opening to the right side,  do not cut thru 18 fairways.

2018 Ligonier Invitational Results –June 51-2
First Flight
1st – BJ Torau-Jason Patuzko Tartan
2nd— Dave Smail-Ray nelson
Second Flight
1st– Dave Strauser-Joe rex
2nd-Mike Cunningham-Bob Fletcher
Third Flight
1st-Les Botkin-Ovi Manciu
2nd– Bernie Lynch-Garrett Stempfer
Fourth Flight
1st– Brian Quinn-Jeep Quinn
2nd—Chris Kerr-Mick Kenney
Fifth Flight
1st – Nick Morrison-Barry Kassel
2nd– Dave Dillman-Kurt Kuyat
Sixth Flight
1st– Art Hoopes-John Klimchock
2nd– Larry Shekell-Ron Denunzio
Seventh Flight
1st Dale Whigham-Jerry Wilkosky
2nd-Keith Miller-Bob Swann
Eigth Flight
1st– Ben Thomas- Ray Hess
2nd Mike Goerlich-Terry Lee

Overall Champions were Dave Strauser and Joe Rex, they defeated 7 other teams in the 7 team playoff.  It was a great playoff filled with great twists and turns, on #1 Joe Rex and Dave Strauser made par on the third playoff hole to win.  Two great days of golf and friendship was capped off by a wonderful dinner Saturday evening presented by Bill, Bobbie Jo and staff.   We hope everyone had a Great time, and hope that you participate in the years to come.

Thank You
John Klinchock
PGA

Men’s Invitational 2018 Winners

May 31st, June 1st, and June 2nd

Congratulations to the 2018 winners! (Pictures below!)

Overall Winners: Dave Strauser and Joe Rex

Flight 1: 1st place BJ Torau and Jason Potuzko (26.5), 2nd place Ray Nelson and Dave Smail (25.5)

Flight 2: 1st place David Strauser and Joe Rex (27.5), 2nd place Michael Cunningham and Bob Fletcher (24)

Flight 3: 1st place Les Botkin and Ovi Manciu (25), 2nd place Bernie Lynch and Garrett Stempfer (24)

Flight 4: 1st place Brian Quinn and Jeep Quinn (29), 2nd place Chris Kerr and Michael Kenney (26.5)

Flight 5: 1st place Nick Morrison and Barry Kassel (28), 2nd place Dave Dillman and Kurt Kuyat (23.5)

Flight 6: 1st place Art Hoopes and John Klimchock (27), 2nd place Lawrence Shekell and Ron Denunzio (26.5)

Flight 7: 1st place Dale Whigham and Jerry Wilcosky (26.5), 2nd place Keith Miller and Bob Swann (26)

Flight 8: 1st place Ray Hess and Ben Thomas (28), 2nd place William Goerlich and Terry Lee (23.5)

Rain continues…

Membership,

The trend of heavy amounts of rainfall has continued. This past week we received another 2.8″ of rain. I am pleased with the overall health of the turfgrass across the course given the trying conditions, however playabilty has not been great. I have taken several measures, such as slicing the greens on a regular bases to incorporate oxygen and drying of the surface, backed off mowing and rolling, and continued to spray preventative fungicides to promote healthy turf and water penatrants to push water through the soil . I do not want to push the greens given the amount of moisture, lack of oxygen, and shortened root zone during these times. This will hopefully allow them to come out of this weather pattern stronger and healthier for when we do finally get the conditions we are all hoping to get soon. The 10 day forecast looks great if we can avoid a couple days of afternoon storms next week. My staff and I are continuing to work hard and provide the best playing conditions with turf health as our number one goal. Dry, firm, and fast is around the corner….I can feel it!

Thank you to everyone for your understanding during this incredibly wet spring and I hope everyone is enjoying the course so far this year.

 

Sincerely,

Justin Klaus

From the Pro ~ June 2018

The only constant is change, therefore we are ready for June to start and leave May and the bad weather behind.  Let us look ahead at what the schedule holds:

June and July Events:

Friday-Sunday 15th-17th Fathers Day Sale Dice Sale–  The sale will consist of 1 dice table and 9 dice, once you have picked out your soft good purchase then you roll the dice to see your savings.  The least you can receive is 25%, but the most you may receive is 54%.  This sale is on all soft goods, Men’s Apparel, Ladies Apparel, and Youth Apparel.  Soft goods consist of shirts, hats, sweaters, and fleece, however such things as shoes clubs and balls are not included.  Free Gift Wrapping will be available on Saturday and Sunday for all your purchases.  Come out and try your luck!!!!!

Sunday 17th Annual Fathers Day Event-once again we look forward to a nice field for this fantastic bonding event.  This is truly a fun day that you and your family can bond and spend some nice time together.  Play will be off the first tee, with tee-times assigned by the Golf Shop, we do honor requests that day of playing companions, or if we must fill out your group we certainly will.  You must pre-sign up for this event in the Golf Shop prior to Thursday at noon, due to heavy participation the day has become a very busy.  The event will be Callaway (using Callaway scoring system) Total of 2 for winners in both Net and Gross divisions.   These simple events allow everyone to have fun without a handicap and especially without any pressure.

Wednesday June 13th Men’s Stag-The Stag will start with lunch at 11:30 am, followed by a shotgun start at 1 pm.  The golf as always is followed by a superb dinner made by Chef Jess and her fantastic staff.  Presentation of prizes will follow the dinner in a timely fashion.  This is a great way to entertain clients and friends on a small budget.  The cost of the event includes golf for your guest, cart fee, lunch, dinner, and prizes.

Tuesday June 26th Ladies Guest Day-Registration will begin at 8 am followed by a 9 am Shotgun start with Lunch to follow, this is continually the highlight of the schedule for the Ladies Golf Season.  The sign-up sheet is in the locker room please sign in with your guest’s names and course where handicap can be verified.  I personally guarantee that everyone will have a great time!!!  You must be registered prior to Thursday June 22nd.

July 14th and 15th Member-Member –A grand 2 day event which is the highlight of the team year!  Choose your partner and sign up in the Golf Shop, we will pair you for both Shotgun starts on Saturday and Sunday with shotguns at 9:15 both days.  Please watch the newsletter and the mail for your invitation.  The tournament will be played at full handicap, if by chance you wish to play and need a partner the Golf Shop will be glad to pair you.  Full golf members only.

The Red Solo Cup Open will be played on Saturday June 30th, it is a 9-hole par 3 event with on-course beer tasting and the band Hy-5 following play.  Play will begin at 4:30 pm with prizes and surprises throughout the round.  You may bring guests and can sign up with a 2-, 3-, or 4-some.  There will be proximity prizes on every hole including long putts and closest to the pins.

Junior Golf Camps-1 day camp Thursday June 7 8:30-12:30—3 day Wed June 27-Friday June 29 8:30-12:30—1 day Thursday August 2 8:30-12:30.  Please call Golf Shop for registration details.

Other Golf Shop happenings:

The US OPEN.  The Golf Shop will be having a pool to help peak interest in the National Open festivities.  For $10 you get to pick your players, they are as follows: a European player, a US born player, and a world player.  Don’t worry it is much easier than how it reads.

The Practice Range –the tee is now being cut 2 times per week to ensure better conditions when you go to practice.  The range will close for scheduled weekly cutting starting at 5pm on Sunday evening and remain closed until Monday at 9am.

Guest Policy– When bringing a guest to our club please remind them of our policy of dress to alleviate any uncomfortable situations.  As the presenting member you are solely responsible for your guest’s actions during their visit to our facility.

When we think about sharpening the saw we forget that self talk can be the biggest detriment to holding back our ability.  Instead of talking yourself into consequences that tighten up your muscles you can work on your breathing.  Do this drill to lighten yourself up, close your eyes, breath in thru your nose for 5 seconds, hold the breath in for 5 seconds and then blow it out for 4 seconds.  See that helps!