Member-Member 2017 Winners

The turnout for the Member-Member reflected the weather sunny and bright.  Bill, Bobbie Jo and the entire F&B staff threw a great themed Reggae party and the golf course was in wonderful condition!  The Winners were: 

LADIES
Net
1stSally Sheerer/Karen Thompson
Tie 2nd Pat Warren/Enis Cassill-Usha Singh/Dorothy Stein
Gross
Kristen Obush/ Karen Murphy

MENS
Net
1st Jim Mendillo/Ken McCracken
T2nd Terry Warren/Jerry Quinn Sr
T2nd Brian Quinn/Dave Nelson
4th Tom Donchez/Bob Luther
5th Joe Griffith/Oz Dean
6th Fred Furia/Bill Thompson
t7th Nick Morrison / Nick Morrison III
Ray Valosik/Chuck Suprock
Ken Macha/Joe Corsi

Gross
1st Joe Pianko/Tim Cairns
2nd Dave Strauser/Mike Cunningham
3rd Paul Dominic / Ray Nelson

Thank you to all that played and supported the club.

From the Pro ~ August 2017

From the Pro

Plan on making August your golf month, grass will wait, weeds will always be there, but golf time is precious.

 

Upcoming events:

  • Tues. Aug. 1st  and 8th Queen Bee (pre-sign in locker room)
  • Sunday Aug 6th Family Fun Day (Back 9 Start)
  • Sat. –Sun. Aug 13th and 14th  Ladies and Men’s Club Championship
  • Thursday, August 17 Vegas Scramble 3:30 start
  • Tues Sept 27th Ladies Classic
  • Sunday Aug 27th 5-Person Scramble==Net and Gross divisions
  • Mon Aug 28st Golf Shop and Facilities closed
  • Labor Day Weekend–Patriots Golf Day Collection
  • Tues and Wed Sept. 5th-6th Airification-Golf Shop Closed
  • Tues. Sept 26th Ladies Closing Day
  • Sat Oct 7th Chili Classic

The Club Championship will be held on Sat and Sun the 12th and 13th of August, with both Ladies and Men participating.  Championship will be from Blue Tees, all other Men’s flights will start from tees that you may choose either Green or White, however you must choose at the time tee assignment time of sign up with the Golf Shop.  Ladies play will be from the red tees. The entry fee will $20 this year and include prizes in all divisions.  Players will be divided into flights according to handicap.  The Men will go at 8am on Saturday and Sunday.  We will have both a net and a gross skins game on Sunday.  Please join us this weekend for your Club Championship.  All groups will be 36 hole medal play.  Sign up with Golf Shop staff.

 

PING Demo Day Tuesday August 15th from 3-7.  Currently, I have the new G400 drivers and irons in stock.
Vegas Scramble-Thursday, August 17th-3:30 shotgun.  Teams picked prior to play.  ABCD teams drawn by handicap index at 2:45pm.  All players play blue tees, B players play green tees, C players play white tees and D players play red tees.  Guests Welcome! Deadline to sign up is August 15th @ 5pm.  Cost is $40 and includes prizes and cash skins. Players must sign up in Golf Shop.

 

New Ladies Event- 20 vs 20 at Edgewood Country Club, Tuesday, August 29th , 9 am.  Twenty ladies from Ligonier have been invited to play at Edgewood C.C. to enjoy a fun event against twenty Edgewood ladies.  This is a fun event open to all lady golf members with a USGA handicap.   It includes Breakfast, Lunch, Carts and Skill prizes for $60.  Please sign up in the Golf Shop!   Deadline to sign up is August 20th.   This is to become an annual event, with Edgewood CC being invited next year to Ligonier C.C.!

 

The 5-Person Scramble will be held on Sunday August 27th starting with a 9:15 Shotgun start.  As always every group will play in both the Gross and Net, the Golf Shop assigns handicaps to make the Handicap division.  The entry fee will be $75 and include breakfast at 8am, lunch following play, golf and prizes.  As always if you wish to play and do not have a group, you may call the Golf Shop and we will try our best to pair you.   There will be an optional skins game.

 

2017 Member-Member
The turnout for the Member-Member reflected the weather sunny and bright.  Bill, Bobbi Jo and the entire F&B staff threw a great themed Reggae party and the golf course was in wonderful condition! 

The Winners were: 
LADIES
Net
1stSally Sheerer/Karen Thompson
Tie 2nd Pat Warren/Enis Cassill-Usha Singh/Dorothy Stein
Gross
Kristen Obush/ Karen Murphy
MENS
Net
1st Jim Mendillo/Ken McCracken
T2nd Terry Warren/Jerry Quinn Sr
T2nd Brian Quinn/Dave Nelson
4th Tom Donchez/Bob Luther
5th Joe Griffith/Oz Dean
6th Fred Furia/Bill Thompson
t7th Nick Morrison / Nick Morrison III
Ray Valosik/Chuck Suprock
Ken Macha/Joe Corsi
Gross
1st Joe Pianko/Tim Cairns
2nd Dave Strauser/Mike Cunningham
3rd Paul Dominic / Ray Nelson

Thank you to all that played and supported the club.

Patriots Golf Days will be held in conjunction with the Labor Day Weekend.  The fund that we will be collecting that weekend helps children of US Soldiers that have been killed or very badly disabled.  We have collected over $1500 in the past 3 seasons, please be generous.  Everyone that donates $5 or more will be put into a drawing to win a basket donated by the Golf Shop.

Golf Shop Closure-The Golf shop, cart barn, and club facilities will be closed on the following days:  Mon Aug 28th.  The Golf Shop will be open for Labor Day September 4th.

Just friendly reminders:

  • Please knock the sand off your shoes following leaving the bunker.
  • Please check in at the Golf Shop, we need to be aware of all players on the golf course.
  • The range closes at 5pm at every Sunday for weekly maintenance.

Question of Month.
Q-What are the requirements to play the white forward men’s tees?
A-There are no age requirements used to play from any tee, even though some courses or some friends may tell you differently.   When you enter your scores into the handicap machine it will automatically change to the default tees (green for men, red for ladies).  Your handicap is based on those default tees no matter what tee you play, men or women that wish to play any other tee rather than default tees will have their handicap adjusted either up or down according to which tees you wish to play.

Thank you
John Klinchock PGA Professional

July Ladies’ Event Winners

Jackie Elliott, Gayle Smith and Grace Rigoni teamed with Dave Berenbok on July11 to capture the King and Queens event.  Proximity winners included Berenbok (long putt on #9 and closest to the pin on #11) and Chuck Suprock (long putt on #18).

Carol Clawson and Hollis Hall shot a sizzling 60.5 to win the Modified Chapman on July 18 out-distancing runners-up Gayle Smith and Becky Demuth (67) and Karen Murphy and Marcie Larson (68.5).

From the Pro ~ July 2017

June was a busy month for the Golf Shop dodging the raindrops, we hope that you are getting your daily recommended amount of golf.

 

Sharpen the Saw-It is time to focus on the weak parts of your game instead of hiding your head in the sand.  If you have bogey on every hole except for those holes that you three or four putt it is time to work on your distance control or your green reading.  Most of us will be focusing on hitting it further off the tee instead of focusing on chipping it closer or working on our putting.  Here is a drill that helps bring your weaknesses into focus: count how many shots that you take inside of 100 yards, chips, pitches, and yes even putts.  I think that your thought process will change.

 

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 July 3rd-We will treat as a Holiday, the Golf Shop will be only open until 4pm. Carts will not be given out after 12 Noon, you may walk after that time however the bagroom and all golf facilities will again close at 4pm.
  • Tuesday July 4th –Red White Blue Skins Game—in both Net and Gross, ½ Cash and ½ Credit
  • Tuesday July 11th Kings and Queens-32 players 9am Shotgun
  • Monday July 17thGolf Shop, and all facilities closed
  • Sat-Sun July 15th-16thMember-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 19th 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.
  • Thursday July 27thOne day junior Camp—fun filled with great info for your beginning or intermediate junior golfer. Please call the Shop to register, field is limited.
  • Monday July 31-Golf Shop and all facilities closed

 

August Schedule(at present)

  • Tuesday August 1st-Mens Stag
  • 1st & 8th Queen Bee—9am Shotgun start for Ladies
  • Sunday Aug. 6th-Family Fun day-Back 9 start
  • Wednesday Aug. 9th Latrobe Elks Exchange Day
  • Saturday-Sunday Aug 12th-13th CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP-one of the top events of the year! 36 holes for all groups.  Golf Members Only.
  • Tuesday 22nd Ladies Association Classic-9am shotgun
  • Aug 27th-5 Person Scramble 9:15 Shotgun Start
  • Mon Aug 28th—Golf Shop, Bagroom, and Clubhouse Closed

 

The Open Championship– 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.

 

2017 Ligonier Invitational Results –June 5-6

First Flight

1st –BJ Torau-Jason Patuzko Tartan Fields

2nd—Ray Nelson-Dave Smail

Second Flight

1st– Rick Mcleary-Joe Pianko

2nd-Jim Muir-Richard Horvath

Third Flight

1st-Tim Mcginnis-Scott Haman

2nd– Dave Southworth Acushnet GC-Roy King Oakmont

Fourth Flight

1st– Dave Gallatin-John Skiavo

2nd—Don Gobbel-Tom Zoppetti

Fifth Flight

1st – Mick Kenney-Chris Kerr

2nd-Bill Martz- Matt Polechko

Sixth Flight

1st– Jerry Wilkosky-Dale Whigham Norvelt

2nd– Mike Jones-Jack Pajan

Seventh Flight

1st– Ben Thomas- Bill Nebel Irwin

2nd Bob Swann – Keith Miller

 

Overall Champions were BJ Torau and Jason Potuzko, they defeated 6 other teams in the 7 team playoff.  It was a great playoff filled with great twists and turns, on #17 Jason Potuzko made birdie to end the Tournament.  Two great days of golf and friendship was capped off by a wonderful dinner Saturday evening presented by Bill, BobbiJo and staff.   We hope everyone had a Great time, and hope that you participate in the years to come.

The range has once again been very busy this year, the use of woods is strongly discouraged, please be very careful when hitting 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, please do not cut thru 18 fairways.

Thank You

John Klinchock, PGA

 

Question of the Month: I have been playing with pretty much the same group for a very long time however in the last few years I have been noticing that their attitude has changed as their handicap has moved upward.-Lost in Ligonier

 

A-Here are a few ways to approach the situation: 1) suggest that maybe we should try moving up a set of tees, from blue to green, or green to white or hybrid, or from red to teeing up in the fairway.  The stigma of playing forward tees no longer exists. 2) start by mentioning that maybe you should take a look at your reaction that you have to certain shots-

Good Luck

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June Ladies’ Event Winners

> June 6 was a combination of better ball, scramble and shamble called Six/Six/Six. The winners, with a score of 60, were Carol Clawson, Darlene Elliott and Donna McDowell. The team of Jackie Elliott, Betty Rosa and Usha Singh were runners-up with a 62.
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> Flag Day, June 13 saw Hollis Hall “plant” her flag at the furthest point along the course where par and the player’s handicap come together. Karen Thompson and JoAn Treskovich finished second and third.
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> Enis Cassel, Karen Hough, Karen Murphy, Grace Rigoni and Pat Warren survived a gadget game called “Survivor” played on June 20. Equally exciting was Hough’s hole-in-one recorded on hole #7! Witnesses Marge Burns, Robin Giunta and Isabel Jones celebrated Karen’s ace AND Isabel’s “special” birthday!

>The Invitational was the last of our June events. Players enjoyed a glorious day on the links, a delicious luncheon and a special display of golf clothing. Kudos to the Cathy and John and the shop staff, our dining room team and Katie Miller who coordinated the JoFit apparel display. Thank you to all of the Association members who participated in the event!
1st- Jackie Elliott, Karen Murphy, Tracey Smeltzer, Madalyn Smith
2nd- Karen Hough, Peggy Haraczy, Betty Rosa, Anna Marie Denis
3rd- Gail Smith, Donna McDowell, Leslie Siemering, Sara Klinchock
4th- Katie Miller, Carolyn Sabolcik, Katrin Wolfe, Amy Gierlak

Proximity winners included Sally Wozniak (long putt #2), closest to the pin #4 Vicki Price, #7 Shellie Davis, #11 Cindy Kunkle, #17 Madalyn Smith and Katrin Wolfe (long putt #18).

Mens Invitational 2017 Winners

The Mens’ Invitational (June 1-3) was a great success due to the nice weather, great player participation, fantastic golf course conditions, and superb food. We hope that all participants and guests had a Great Time!

 

The Overall Champions were BJ Torau and Jason Potuzko from Flight 1
Runner up flight 1-Dave Smail and Ray Nelson
Flight 2 Champions-Rick McLeary and Joe Pianko
Runner up- Jim Muir and Richard Horvath
Flight 3 Chammpions-Tim McGinnis and Scott Haman
Runner up-David Southworth and Roy King
Flight 4 Champions-David Gallatin and John Skiavo
Runner up-Don Gobbel and Tom Zoppetti
Flight 5 Champions-Michael Kenney and Chris Kerr
Runner up-William Martz and Matt Polechko
Flight 6 Champions- Jerry Wilkosky and Dale Whigham
Runner up-Mike Jones and Jack Pajan
Flight 7 Champions-Ben Thomas and Bill Nebel
Runner up-Bob Swann and Keith Miller

 

The Pens game was a dud that Saturday night but we had 3 people that were winners on the shot total board winning $140 shop credit each, they were Ray Hess, Dave Gallatin, and Matt Iezzi. Congratulations!

Red Solo Cup Open Winners

The Red Solo Cup Open was played on May 20th, it was a 9-hole event and on course beer tasting presented by John McGinley of Wilson-McGinley Brewing featuring FatHead Beer. The golf part of the festivities was a proximity tournament throughout all 9 holes.

The winners were: Roseanne Mohler, Jim Elliott, Holly Hall, Jared Gorentz (2), Linda Grados, Mike Murphy, Madalyn Smith, Kevin Metsger, Darlene Elliott, Ron Kurpiel, Bob Giunta, Karen Thompson, Barb Gabelt, Karen Murphy, Tim Caldwell.  62 players made up the field.

The putting contest held prior to the event was won by Don Gobbel, Holly Hall and Bill Rosa.

Congratulations- Keith Miller Hole In One #7 during Solo Cup Open.

From the Pro ~ June 2017

May has not been the best month ever for golf, however sunnier skies are ahead and no one deserves them more than this membership.

 

June and July Events:

 

Friday-Sunday 16th– 18th Fathers Day Sale Dice Sale– The sale will consist of 1 dice table and 9 die (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 18th 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.

 

Tuesday June 20th Men’s Stag-The Stag will start with lunch at 11:30 am, followed by a shotgun start at 1pm. The golf as always is followed by a superb dinner made by Chef Rich and his 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 27th Ladies Guest Day/Invitational-Registration at 8am followed by a 9am 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 15th and 16ththMember-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.

 

Thursday June 8th Latrobe Elks Exchange 724-539-1582

 

The Red Solo Cup Open was played on May 20th, it was a 9-hole event and on course beer tasting presented by John McGinley of Wilson-McGinley Brewing featuring FatHead Beer. The golf part of the festivities was a proximity tournament throughout all 9 holes.  The winners were: Roseanne Mohler, Jim Elliott, Holly Hall, Jared Gorentz (2), Linda Grados, Mike Murphy, Madalyn Smith, Kevin Metsger, Darlene Elliott, Ron Kurpiel, Bob Giunta, Karen Thompson, Barb Gabelt, Karen Murphy, Tim Caldwell.  62 players made up the field.  The putting contest held prior to the event was won by Don Gobbel, Holly Hall and Bill Rosa.  Congratulations- Keith Miller Hole In One #7 during Solo Cup Open.

 

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 long hitter, a foreign born player, and a player who is top ten in greens in regulation.  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.  Thank you for your patience with the soggy weather.

 

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.  You will be amazed at what happens when you truly concentrate on your breathing instead of your swing.

 

Question of the Month

Dear Golf Shop,

Q-Why is the Golf Shop strict with flags on no cart path days, I have been a member for a really long time and am sure I know where everything is wet.  Are they possibly being too inflexible with the golf course? -Fourteen years a Member

A-We are sure that you are aware and take very good care of the course like fixing all ball marks, repairing divots, and keeping carts on paths near tees and greens.  The rules of cart path only are as follows: a) will cart traffic cause playing conditions to deteriorate since the golf course is the very first priority b) safety of cart operators.

Memorial Day Weekend

Friday, May 26th
Latrobe Hospital Outing
Course Closed 12:45 pm to 5:45 pm
Grillroom Open 11 to 9
Pavilion Open according to weather

Saturday, May 27th
Dining & Grill Rooms Open 11 to 9
Pavilion Open 5 to 9
with Pasta Bar al fresca and Pizzas
Joe Golden Performs outside 6 pm

Sunday, May 28th
Dining & Grill Rooms Open 11 to 8
Pavilion Closed

Monday, May 29th
Memorial Day
Pavilion Grill open 11 to 4
Clubhouse Closed

From the GM

Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who came out Friday and Saturday nights to help us with a soft open of the pavilion. We heard some great feedback that we’ll be taking into consideration as we move towards our official opening June 10th (more information soon).

I’d like to also say thank to those who joined us for their patience and understanding as we navigate this new facility and work towards providing you with the best service and quality foods. A big thank you to my staff for their hardwork and dedication.

Lastly, I’d like to thank the Ferraro Brothers for their performance and patience with the new electric set ups.

Below you’ll find the upcoming openings for the pavilion, as well as clubhouse availability, as we go into Memorial Day Weekend.

As always, and true for the pavilion as well, please give us a heads up if you are coming up for dinner via dinner reservations. It helps us prepare in staffing and food, allowing us to better serve you and all the LCC members.

-Bill Elliott, GM