From the Pro ~ December 2017

Happy Holiday season from the Golf Shop, we hope that you and your Family are blessed with good health and prosperity throughout 2018.

 

The Annual Golf Shop Holiday Sale is currently in full swing, we still have 2 days remaining to come and shop for some great deals, have your purchase wrapped, and enjoy a snack or adult beverage.   The days of the sale that still remain are Saturday Dec 9 11am-3, Sunday Dec. 10th 12-4, and Saturday Dec 16th from 5-8.  As always, Free Gift Wrapping, Holiday Adult Cheer, Holiday Munchies, Free Raffle.  See you here!

 

Free Imprinting on Golf Balls sales have been brisk this year, please get your order to us by December 4th in order to guarantee arrival for Holiday gift giving.  The personalization is free on all Titleist products.  If you have ordered any items from the shop we will contact you whenever they arrive so that you make arrangements to pick up your product, please call the Golf Shop at 724-238-5438 ext #3.  We can absolutely have every product drop shipped in time for the Holidays.  Feel free to email me at jklinchock@yahoo.com.

 

Special Congratulations to Katie Miller for being low medalist at the USGA Ladies Mid-Am last month in Houston.  Her career includes several PIAA State High School Individual Championships, an outstanding college career at the University of North Carolina, as well as qualifying for several prestigious USGA events throughout the years.  We are proud that she has been a member since she was a Junior and continues to represent LCC on a national golf stage.

 

The Hole In One Club pot has currently been suspended as of Saturday October 22nd, the money will roll into the 2018 season.

 

We have been very lucky as a club to have a strong leadership team which is easy to work with and always keeps the member as their number one priority.  The team is led by Bill Elliott, John Hugo, Bobbie Jo Farrell, Beth Porter, Marcia Macey, Rich Hammond, and Ray Marsh .

 

On behalf of the Golf Shop and all of our employees we wish to Thank You for a wonderful season.  While you are clanking your champagne glasses together on New Year’s Eve please make a pledge that “I will get out and play more GOLF in 2018!”

 

All The Best,

John, Cathy, and Brian

October 2017 Winners

There were four big events held in October:

Two Man Championship-The Two Man Championship concluded with a three team playoff on Sunday October 7th.  The participants were Allen Jurica and Corey Riddell, Jim and Ben Biss, and BJ Torau.  The event started off with a Moment of Silence on the 1st tee for Nick Morrison III who passed far too early the month prior.  The team of Allen Jurica and Corey Riddell were the eventual champions but it was not an easy road, every team played well but the eventual winners played just slightly better.  Congratulations to the Champions!

 

Senior Club Championship-a cool and blustery day met the golfers as they competed on October 2nd, the scores were fantastic for such a harsh day.  The Winners of each division were as follows: 50-60 Low Gross David Smail and Low Net Mike Murphy. 61-70 Low Gross and overall champion Joe Corsi, 2nd Low Gross Bill Hough and 3rd Low Gross Joe Pianko.  Low Net was Mark Elliott followed by 2nd Low Net Paul Zanotto.  The 71 plus age range Low Gross was Walter Shutter with Low Net being Ray Hess, 2nd Bill Bode and Terry Lee.  Kudos to all that participated.

 

Chili Classic-a great day of weather and Golf was capped off by a great dinner that included the honoring of the winners of the major Golf events for 2017.  The Chili Classic winners are as follows: 1st Gross Sheila Kassel, Carolyn Morford, Barry Kassel, Jim Morford. 2nd Gross Rick Stephenson, Corey Riddell, Allen Jurica, Barry Novotny.  1st place Net Jamie Danko, David Danko, Mark Roach, Robin Roach.  2nd place Net Marcie Larson, Barb Sloan, Linda Harbaugh, Robin Giunta.  3rd place Net Tom Donchez, Case Donchez, Jim Laughlin, Joe DiBartola.  Proximity winners were: Case Donchez, Jim Morford, Al Ludwig, Chris Flemming, Dre Minucci, Fred Hohman, Bob Bulas, Roger Strayer, Bill Fowler, Joe Griffith, Stan Treskovich, Sheila Kassel, Tom James, Nick Senuta, Frank Stiner, Joan Treskovich.  We hope all 116 that played had a great time!

 

Pumpkin Par 3-A wonderful turnout was greeted by weather more applicable to late August than late October, but everything is always fun for the Pumpkin Par 3.  The Winners were:   Low Gross Ladies Holly Hall 30, Low Net Isabel Jones 24.  Low Gross Men Seth Matthews 28, and Low Gross Eric Garver 22.  Low Team was Craig Garver, Eric Garver, Rick Stephenson, and Mike Zacur.  2nd Low Team was Isabel Jones, Janet Barker, Rich Barker, and a blind draw.  Proximity winners were: Rich Barker, Mary Crocker, David Paladino, Ted Paladino, Eric Garver, Mike Murphy, Pat Warren, Mike Zacur, and Fred Crocker.  Thank you to all the participants.

From the Pro ~ November 2017

There were four big events held in October:

Two Man Championship-The Two Man Championship concluded with a three team playoff on Sunday October 7th.  The participants were Allen Jurica and Corey Riddell, Jim and Ben Biss, and BJ Torau.  The event started off with a Moment of Silence on the 1st tee for Nick Morrison III who passed far too early the month prior.  The team of Allen Jurica and Corey Riddell were the eventual champions but it was not an easy road, every team played well but the eventual winners played just slightly better.  Congratulations to the Champions!

 

Senior Club Championship-a cool and blustery day met the golfers as they competed on October 2nd, the scores were fantastic for such a harsh day.  The Winners of each division were as follows: 50-60 Low Gross David Smail and Low Net Mike Murphy. 61-70 Low Gross and overall champion Joe Corsi, 2nd Low Gross Bill Hough and 3rd Low Gross Joe Pianko.  Low Net was Mark Elliott followed by 2nd Low Net Paul Zanotto.  The 71 plus age range Low Gross was Walter Shutter with Low Net being Ray Hess, 2nd Bill Bode and Terry Lee.  Kudos to all that participated.

 

Chili Classic-a great day of weather and Golf was capped off by a great dinner that included the honoring of the winners of the major Golf events for 2017.  The Chili Classic winners are as follows: 1st Gross Sheila Kassel, Carolyn Morford, Barry Kassel, Jim Morford. 2nd Gross Rick Stephenson, Corey Riddell, Allen Jurica, Barry Novotny.  1st place Net Jamie Danko, David Danko, Mark Roach, Robin Roach.  2nd place Net Marcie Larson, Barb Sloan, Linda Harbaugh, Robin Giunta.  3rd place Net Tom Donchez, Case Donchez, Jim Laughlin, Joe DiBartola.  Proximity winners were: Case Donchez, Jim Morford, Al Ludwig, Chris Flemming, Dre Minucci, Fred Hohman, Bob Bulas, Roger Strayer, Bill Fowler, Joe Griffith, Stan Treskovich, Sheila Kassel, Tom James, Nick Senuta, Frank Stiner, Joan Treskovich.  We hope all 116 that played had a great time!

 

Pumpkin Par 3-A wonderful turnout was greeted by weather more applicable to late August than late October, but everything is always fun for the Pumpkin Par 3.  The Winners were:   Low Gross Ladies Holly Hall 30, Low Net Isabel Jones 24.  Low Gross Men Seth Matthews 28, and Low Gross Eric Garver 22.  Low Team was Craig Garver, Eric Garver, Rick Stephenson, and Mike Zacur.  2nd Low Team was Isabel Jones, Janet Barker, Rich Barker, and a blind draw.  Proximity winners were: Rich Barker, Mary Crocker, David Paladino, Ted Paladino, Eric Garver, Mike Murphy, Pat Warren, Mike Zacur, and Fred Crocker.  Thank you to all the participants.

 

With your newsletter you will receive info on Personalized Golf Balls from Titleist.  You may order 1-144 Dozen with any name, message, or your company personal message (no company logos).  The personalization can be 1 line, 2 lines or 3 lines, with no more 17 characters in each row.  Ink color comes in blue, red, green, black, and pink.  Call the Golf Shop with any questions or to receive an extra order sheet, 724-238-5438 ext. #3.  Cutoff date to order is Dec. 1st in order to guarantee Holiday delivery.

 

 The Hole In One Club will officially end as of close of business 10-22, officially  starting again on Opening Day of 2018.  Thank you for participating, all monies collected from 2017 will roll over into 2018.  We wish you the very best of luck in 2018!

 

Sharpen the saw-have you started off season stretching and weight training yet?  It has been approximately 1 month since I gave you next year’s secret, why haven’t you started yet?

 

Once again we are asking that everyone in bag storage will please have your bags, clubs, push carts, and club runners out by the end of November.  We must do cleaning, painting, and general maintenance, and would like to have the facility clear.  Last year we had a few break-ins during the winter months (a.k.a. chipmunks), please don’t forget your equipment.   Thank you in advance.

 

As usual the Golf Shop will be closed every Monday and Thanksgiving Day in November.  The Golf Shop opens at 9am Tuesday-Friday, and 7:30 on the weekends.

 

Holiday Sale-look for emails containing times and surprise sales.

 

A great big Thank you goes out to all that supported the club during the 2017 season.  By bringing guests, playing in events, purchasing golf material from the shop,  and visiting the Club on a regular basis you have contributed to a very successful 2017.  Once again Thank You from our Golf Staff, John, Cathy, Brian, Al, Nick, Marcus, Ty, JD, Jake, Sheldon, Ethan, Gunnar, Austin, Cooper,  and Sara.  Thank you for your support!

Greens Update

Green aerification began yesterday morning under cloudy skies that quickly produced rain.  Seven greens all on the front 9 currently have holes in them without top dressing applied.  The decision to wait for drier weather will allow us to keep the back side open(without holes) for play the next few days.  The plan is to get the back side done on Thursday or Friday depending on the weather.  We will keep you informed as to our progress via email.

New King of Swing Crowned

The 19th Annual King of Swing was concluded this past week.  The winner was Bill Thompson defending his crown from last season, he beat runner-up Brian Quinn by a score of 3 &2, in an exclusive with this reporter “all my matches were fun and Brian played very well, we both wanted to be this year’s King of Swing.”  It was a very good match that was decided by a few holed putts coming down the stretch. Congratulations to Bill!

From the Pro ~ Oct 2017

We hope that you have been taking advantage of this great weather, I cannot remember a September any better.

Several events remain to review:

 

Chili Classic, Saturday October 7thThe golf event will begin with a Noon Shotgun start, followed by dinner and Awards Night coupled with some great surprises.  As printed in the e-news which you rec. from the Golf Shop, you may have guests, you may plan your group, or you can sign up as a single.  This is open to all members and guests.  The Chili will be served prior to the start of golf, which will enable the pace of play to go faster.  WARNING-we play without regard to the elements, rain, shine, sleet, or snow (however I don’t think snow is in the forecast this year)

 

Pumpkin Par 3-The Second Annual PP3 will take place on Saturday the 21st of October starting with a 3pm Shotgun.  Teams can be set up thru the Golf Shop or as always you can make your own.  Tees will be set up as all par 3’s and handicaps will be reduced accordingly for this 9 hole event. (The format change was made to get the PP3 in prior to airification.)

 

The 19th Annual King of Swing was concluded this past week.  The winner was Bill Thompson defending his crown from last season, he beat runner-up Brian Quinn by a score of 3 &2, in an exclusive with this reporter “all my matches were fun and Brian played very well, we both wanted to be this year’s King of Swing.”  It was a very good match that was decided by a few holed putts coming down the stretch. Congratulations to Bill!

 

The Ladies Association had a very good year in 2017 with a surge in participation.  Special Thanks to Karen Hough President, Vice President Robin Giunta, Sheila Kassel Secretary, Betty Rosa Treasurer, and Holly Hall Golf Chairwoman. It was a great year of golf with better weather for Tuesday mornings than I can ever remember.  Thank you for all your continued support.

 

The Folds of Honor collection over Labor Day netted exactly $450.  Once again thank you for your generosity!  Winner of the basket donated by the Golf Shop was Paul Zanotto.

 

Sharpen the saw for October- every spring as golfers we come out and do some stretches and think “I am ready to play good golf.”  Do yourself a favor and start your stretching program now in October it will pay dividends in March of 2018.  If you are not sure where to begin here are some helpful tips: 1-search your TV, many TVs are now equipped with special workout videos.  2-the local gym or Ligonier Valley YMCA will be a great place to look for classes or a personal trainer.  3-the local library would be a great place to check out a book or a video. If you begin now and continue thru the winter you will be in much better shape to play the game of a lifetime.

 

The Golf Shop has a few things happening in the near future that all Members should know:

  • The Practice Range will close on Sunday October 22nd.
  • Practice Range Sunday-the practice range Sunday October 1st,8th, 15th, will close at 3pm . .
  • Credit in the Golf Shop must be used by Sun. Oct 29th. We have a great selection of soft goods for both Ladies and Men including warm weather gear.  Cathy has just received several shipments of Ladies garments that will ready you for cool nights wherever your travels take you this fall or winter.
  • The Golf Shop, Bag Storage, and Locker Rooms will not be open any Monday thru October or November.
  • Beginning Tuesday Oct the 17th, the Golf Shop will open at 9am on weekdays. The Golf Shop will open @ 7:30am on weekends starting October 7th.
  • August and September were busy months for the Club as well as the Golf Shop. Thank you for your continued support of the Golf Shop and its young outside staff.

 

Thank You

John Klinchock

5-Man 2017 Winners

The 5-Person Scramble was again a load of FUN!

Two pins were used on 6 holes which just added to the fun with this event that has been in existence for 20+ years.  The golf course was very nice, while both breakfast and lunch were fantastic.

Players under 61-under played Blue Tees, players 62-69 played green tees,  70+ years played the white tees, and the Ladies played the red tees.   If you weren’t in attendance you missed a good day, here are the lucky teams:

Net Score-

1st  : Holly Hall-Sally Sheerer- Karen Hough- Gayle Smith- Betty Rosa

2nd : Bob Guinta- Kristen Obush- Jim Voytek- Al Bayer- Mike Grados

3rd  : John Albino- Matt Elliott- Mark Elliott- Seth Matthews- Bill Jamison

Gross-

1st : Lou Bruzda- Josh Redding- John Bruzda- Mr. Anderson- Jeff Ludwig

2nd : Ken Hue- Dan Horner- Mike Keating- Barney McArdle- Brian Julian

3rd : Ray Nelson- Fred Crocker- Brad Jacko vitz- Ryan Matsko- Paul Dominic

 

Closest to the Pin-

Hole 4: Joe Pianko

Hole 7: Bill Brown

Hole 11: Barney McArdle

Hole 17: Bill Brown

 

Long Putt-

Hole 2: Chuck Vecchiola

Hole 12: Ken McCracken

Hole 18: Bill Benton

 

Long Drive-

Hole 5: Corey Compliment

Hole 10: Brad Jackovitz

Club Championship 2017 Winners

Club Championship Results—Please join me in saying Congratulations to all of our winners from this years Club Championship.  Special Thanks goes out to all that participated!  The Winners were:

 

Championship Flight Winner- Ben Biss (138) $100

2nd Place- Joe Corsi (141)$50

 

Ladies Club Champion- Sally Sheerer (166)$100

Ladies Low Net- Jackie Elliott(133)$50

 

Flight 1 Champion- Bill Hough (152)3rd Playoff Hole$100

2nd Place- Corey Riddell (152) $50

 

Flight 2 Champion- James Elliott (150)$100

2nd Place- Don Gobbel (153)$50

 

Flight 3 Champion- Rick Stephenson (161)$100

2nd Place- Brian Quinn (163)$50

 

Flight 4 Champion- David Gallatin (159)$100

2nd Place- Kevin Metsger (162)$50

 

Flight 5 Champion- Bill Bode (163)$100

2nd Place- Chris Kerr (167)$50

 

Flight 6 Champion- Terry Lee (171)$100

T2nd Place- Joe Griffith (176)

Bob Jackson(176) $25 Ea.

 

Flight 7 Champion-Jonathan Vesely (180)$100

2nd Place- Paul Ives (181)$50

From the Pro ~ September 2017

The Golf Shop wishes to thank all those that have participated in the events, purchased items through the shop, and used the facility throughout the year.  We truly appreciate your continued support!!!

Club Championship Results—Please join me in saying Congratulations to all of our winners from this years Club Championship.  Special Thanks goes out to all that participated!  The Winners were:

 

Championship Flight Winner- Ben Biss (138) $100

2nd Place- Joe Corsi (141)$50

 

Ladies Club Champion- Sally Sheerer (166)$100

Ladies Low Net- Jackie Elliott(133)$50

 

Flight 1 Champion- Bill Hough (152)3rd Playoff Hole$100

2nd Place- Corey Riddell (152) $50

 

Flight 2 Champion- James Elliott (150)$100

2nd Place- Don Gobbel (153)$50

 

Flight 3 Champion- Rick Stephenson (161)$100

2nd Place- Brian Quinn (163)$50

 

Flight 4 Champion- David Gallatin (159)$100

2nd Place- Kevin Metsger (162)$50

 

Flight 5 Champion- Bill Bode (163)$100

2nd Place- Chris Kerr (167)$50

 

Flight 6 Champion- Terry Lee (171)$100

T2nd Place- Joe Griffith (176)

Bob Jackson(176) $25 Ea.

 

Flight 7 Champion-Jonathan Vesely (180)$100

2nd Place- Paul Ives (181)$50

 

The 5 Person Scramble was again a load of FUN!   Two pins were used on 6 holes which just added to the fun with this event that has been in existence for 20+ years.  The golf course was very nice, while both breakfast and lunch were fantastic.  Players under 61-under played Blue Tees, players 62-69 played green tees,  70+ years played the white tees, and the Ladies played the red tees.   If you weren’t in attendance you missed a good day, here are the lucky teams:

Net Score-

1st  : Holly Hall-Sally Sheerer- Karen Hough- Gayle Smith- Betty Rosa

2nd : Bob Guinta- Kristen Obush- Jim Voytek- Al Bayer- Mike Grados

3rd  : John Albino- Matt Elliott- Mark Elliott- Seth Matthews- Bill Jamison

Gross-

1st : Lou Bruzda- Josh Redding- John Bruzda- Mr. Anderson- Jeff Ludwig

2nd : Ken Hue- Dan Horner- Mike Keating- Barney McArdle- Brian Julian

3rd : Ray Nelson- Fred Crocker- Brad Jacko vitz- Ryan Matsko- Paul Dominic

 

Closest to the Pin-

Hole 4: Joe Pianko

Hole 7: Bill Brown

Hole 11: Barney McArdle

Hole 17: Bill Brown

 

Long Putt-

Hole 2: Chuck Vecchiola

Hole 12: Ken McCracken

Hole 18: Bill Benton

 

Long Drive-

Hole 5: Corey Compliment

Hole 10: Brad Jackovitz

 

The Senior Championship for both Ladies and Men will be held on Saturday September 30th.  Men’s classifications will be 50-60, 61-70, and 71+ for both Gross and Net.  Ladies classification will be both Gross and Net.  We look forward to a great day!

 

The upcoming Golf Events are:

Airify Greens Sept 5th-7th the Golf Shop will be closed, bag room, and cart barn. Please look in the John Hugo’s Superintendants’ part of this newsletter for closures to the course.  In case of rain the Golf Shop will be open, please watch your e-Mail.

 

The Golf Shop will be closed both Tuesday and Wednesday the 6th and 7th of SEPTEMBER.  If you need your clubs please make sure that you get them prior to leaving property on Labor Day.

 

Ladies Closing Day-Tuesday Sept 26th 1:00 pm Shotgun

 

Chili Classic– Saturday October 7th with a Noon Shotgun. Open to all members and their guests, you may sign up as a team of 4 or sign up as a single and we be happy to pair you.  Remember, it is not called the Chili Classic for nothing-we play rain, sleet, snow, or shine.  Guests are welcome.

 

The Practice Rangewill close in mid October.

 

The Golf Shop continues to receive inventory now thru the Holiday season. Please stop by to see what is new and trending.

 

Golf Shop Credit_the remainder of your Golf Shop Credit must be used by Oct 23rd,  credit does not run from year to year.  Thank you for participating throughout the entire year.

 

Tee Times for the future are as follows-(starts 9-2-2017) Weekday the Golf Shop will open at 7:30 with the 1st time to begin at 8am, and the weekend will start with the shop opening at 7:30, and the 1st time starting at 8am throughout the rest of September. (Labor Day Weekend)

 

The Golf Shop-we will not be open any Monday in September or October, except Labor Day the 4th of September.

 

Thank You

John Klinchock