The better weather finally made it back to Pennsylvania this week and for the first time this season we were busy. It was a great feeling for all the golfers to be in shorts and just a golf shirt. We are looking forward to a great season!
Sharpen The Saw for the month of April. This past Monday I was privileged to be in a group that had Hank Haney as the guest speaker. While he had a lot of great technical ideas he offered one of the most simplistic ways to lower your handicap. His 3 step plan to lower your handicap was: 1) no penalty shots during your round, no ob, water, unplayable lies, etc. 2) when chipping, pitching, or playing from a bunker you must always get the shot on in one 3) no 3 putts. He simply called a round that strokes were added in any one of these 3 bullet points as a should of, would of, could of round.
Opening Day Sat April 29-Both Ladies and Men will play Best 2 of 4 full Handicap, teams will be random selected by computer. A Shotgun start at 9:15 with breakfast to start at 8am, please sign up with the Golf Shop by 27th at 5PM.
Masters Par 3 Wednesday April 5- Par 3 Tournament, 5:30 Shotgun Start, you may make your own teams or be paired by the Golf Shop. The event will be individual stroke play with Proximity prizes on each hole. The entry will include a draw party following play and all participants will receive a player in the Masters Pool Tourney.
Ladies Day-Tuesday Opening Day will be Tuesday April 18th at 10am. April-May-September will start at 10am, while June, July, and August will begin at 9am. General play will be able to start up until ½ hour prior to the start of Ladies Day.
Spring Member Guest Friday April 21st
Mens Invitatational-the information was mailed last week and registration has been brisk. We will shut off registration when we reach 48 teams. Optional practice round Thursday June 1st, followed by Tournament rounds on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd.
Masters Pool-separate from the Par 3 tournament on April 5th, the Golf Shop will run a pool that participants may choose their players. Stop into the Golf Shop to register.
The Annual Team Match Play and King of Swing-register in the Golf Shop to play in either event, play will begin for both events around the 1st of May. The first 2 rounds will have 3 weeks to finish both team and individual matches.
Titleist and Bridgestone-both companies have special promotions going on until the 15th of April. Titleist has Pro V1 buy 3 get 1 free plus free side imprinting. Bridgestone has the B330 series buy 2 get 1 free also with free imprinting.
Junior Golf Camp 2Day and 1Day-The following are days of Junior Camp: 2 Day Tuesday-Wednesday 12th-13th of June. 1 Day Camps are Thursday June 29th, Thursday July 27th, Saturday May 12th Noon-2
April Hours of Operation-Mondays Shop Closed, Tuesday-Friday Open 9am until Tuesday 18th then we will begin to open at 7:30, Weekends 7:30am.
The Golf Shop has just received a shipment of Cutter and Buck Pittsburgh Pirate team gear. Cutter and Buck continues to deliver fantastic quality shirts and outerwear and this year we decided to couple it with the Pittsburgh Pirate logo. We deliver quality for much less money than the merchandise you can purchase at the stadium.
The Golf Shop has a few rules that both you and your guests should know:
- Upon your arrival and prior to going to the range or playing golf each Member and guest must check in at the Golf Shop. Any guest that does not check in will be charged to the sponsoring member.
- Tee-Times are always required
- The new wave of poly athletic clothing without collar is not allowed on the golf course. All shirts must have a collar or mock turtles must have a 1 ½ inch neck.
- Cart rules are always posted on #1 and #10 tees.
- No denim of any sort is allowed on the golf course after April 1st.
- Speed limit once you enter the parking lot is 15 mph. We have a lot of construction equipment here at the club currently, carts entering the parking lot, and young people that are working in the lot to serve you better, please be aware as well as cautious.
Thank you for your continued support.