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