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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!

Member-Guest 2018 Winners

Wednesday, May 2nd

1st Gross: Mike Grados, Larry Ott, Mike Lancia, Marty Slovonic

1st Net: Ray Nelso, Jim Kane, Jeff Junstrom, John Berger

2nd Net: Art Hoopes, Dave Klimchock, John Klimchock, Dave Kornedis

3rd Net: Dave Gilbert, Scott Green, Eric Wenning, Don Gilbert

4th Net: Paul Zanotto, Tom McLaughlin, Brian Saylor, Adam Kauffman

Giveaway Winners:

Minimum Credit for 2018: Rob McCalmont

Evening Membership: J.D. Kurtz

Golf Membership: John Siemering, Sr

Other Prizes: Dave Kornedis, John Klimchock, Tom Brklycica, Chris Snyder, Dave Walden, Dave Hanna, and Larry Ott

Thank you to all the members and their guests for a great day!

Opening Day 2018 Winners

Saturday, April 28th

1st Place

Mens: Ed Elliott, Jim Mendillo, Paul Zanotto, Ted Paladino

Ladies: Sally Sheerer, Melane Baraniak, Barb Gabelt, Carolyn Morford

2nd Place

Ben Biss, Bill Bode, Kevin Metsger, Nick Morrison

3rd Place

Joe Corsi, Dave Nelson, Dave Gallatin, Vince Detore

4th Place (3-way tie)

Dave Strauser, Paul Gabelt, Jack Krall, Mike Snyder

Rick McLeary, Mark Parish, Joe Griffith, Jim Mendillo

Corey Riddell, Jeep Quinn, Jay Vreeland, Mike Goerlich

Memorial Day Weekend Dining

  • Saturday, May 26th: Pavilion will be open 11 am to 9 pm with pizzas starting at 4 pm; The Grillroom will open at 5 pm for dinner.
  • Sunday, May 27th: Dining options may change or be limited according to the weather and member wedding at 3 pm. Look for an update Saturday.
  • Monday, May 28th: Pavilion open 11 am to 4 pm with limited holiday menu.

Have a safe and happy holiday!

Quick Notes from JK

There’s a Cobra Demo Day today (Thursday) at the Practice Range 4 pm to 7 pm.

We still need two teams for the Men’s Invitational. If you are a single and wish to play we could possibly find a player to pair with you. Call us!

Tee times start 1/2 hour earlier this weekend through Labor Day weekend.

Thank you! JK

Course Update 5-20-18

Afternoon storms with substantial amounts of rainfall has been the trend over the past week. We received 1.15″ of rain Saturday afternoon and evening, bringing the total to 4.3″ over the past 7 days. Greens are beyond their water infiltration rate and are holding excessive amounts of water. Due to the soft, wet conditions, greens will be backed off of for a couple days until they dry out. I do not want to put unnecessary stress upon them when it is only May.  Other areas of the course may have to let dry before mowing as well to prevent ruts and scalping . Please continue using cart paths and extreme caution in your travels to prevent rutting up the course any further. Keep your fingers crossed and pray for drier weather ahead.

Thank you and please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Justin Klaus

5-5-18

Good Morning Members,

Due to winter running later than usual this year, my staff and I will be utilizing the weekend to catch up on mulching the property. Greens will be mowed and rolled, however cups will not be changed this weekend. Thank you for your understanding as we work on getting caught up.

Justin Klaus