Ladies Golf News ~ September 2021
August started with the International Format. Teams were chosen by the Pro Shop. Two best net balls on 4’s, 5’s and one best net ball on 3’s. Winning team was Cindy Soccio, JoAn Treskovich, Becky Demuth and Sherry O’Halloran. The 9-holers did not have a quorum for a gadget.
August 10 was slated for no play, but the scheduled outside event was cancelled. Beat the Pro, originally scheduled for May 11, was rained out. Unfortunately, the game suffered the same fate as only four holes were played when the thunderstorms rolled in. Perhaps next year will have a better result.
Friends Day, hosted by Betty Rosa and Karen Thompson, saw a strong turnout. Thanks to Bill Elliott for expanding the event so members were allowed to bring up to three guests. He and his staff are commended for providing a wonderful lunch under difficult conditions. Thanks to Betty and Karen for the delicious table favors.
The Ladies’ Classic was played on August 24. Thanks to Enis Cassill for organizing the event and for treating us to an ice cream dessert. Results as follows:
1st Place gross Becky DeMuth with an 89
1st Place net Karen Thompson with a 73
Closest to the hole #4 Linda Boyle
Closest to the hole #7 Barbara Sloan
Longest drive #10 Karen Thompson
Closest to the hole #11 Linda Boyle
Closest to the hole #17 Carolyn Morford
Longest putt #18 MaryLu Lovette
Dottie Lynch won both 9-hole prizes with a low net of 40 and low putts of 17.
A new event, Member-Member, will be played on August 31, with two person teams chosen by the Pro Shop. Results will be reported in the September newsletter.
Gadget play in September will be curtailed for September 7 and 14 due to course aeration. We will start again on September 21 with another new game: Three Clubs & One Putter.
Hosted by Ligonier Country Club and Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art (SAMA), Symphony Under the Stars is a brand new event which we are very excited to present to you. Proceeds will benefit SAMA.
Please join us for an evening of movie soundtrack music including Star Wars, Bohemian Rhapsody, Pirates of the Caribbean, and more performed by the Westmoreland Symphony on the patio.
We invite you to bring lawn chairs and blankets and find a cozy spot on the golf course to enjoy movie munchies and the symphony under the stars.
Tickets are $50 per person and include free beer, wine, and movie munchies such as popcorn, cotton candy, ice cream sandwiches, nachos, pretzels, and candy.
There will be a 50/50 raffle and a Chinese auction.
The gates open for registration at 5pm. The Symphony does not start until 6:45.
Ticket Sale Information:
Contrary to what the postcard says- it is not too late to buy tickets!
Ticket Sales will run through Friday, September 10th OR UNTIL SOLD OUT.
There are 2 ways to purchase tickets.
The perferred method of purchasing tickets is online through the SAMA website by clicking HERE
CHECKS MUST BE MADE PAYABLE TO THE SOUTHERN ALLEGHANIES MUSEUM OF ART (SAMA) OF LIGONIER.
Checks may be mailed to SAMA at
1 Boucher Ln, Ligonier, PA 15658
Checks may be dropped off to Leah.
*Please bring either a printout or digital version of your confirmation email to the event as proof of your registration.
*Note* Tickets MUST be purchased to secure your reservation for the event.
Tickets are non-refundable and cannot be billed to your member account.
THERE WILL NOT BE DINNER SERVICE- ONLY MOVIE SNACKS.
IF YOU WANT A MORE SUBSTANTIAL MEAL- YOU'RE WELCOME TO BRING OUTSIDE FOOD.
COOLERS AND PICNIC BASKETS WILL BE CHECKED AT THE ENTRANCE AS NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL IS PERMITTED.
You can bring guests but all tickets must be purchased by a member.
There is no seating inside the pavilion- it is reserved for the symphony.
Members: Carpooling is encouraged to save parking space.
The clubhouse is closed for this event.
Ladies Golf News ~ August 2021
July started with the Flag Day gadget. When players exhausted their handicap strokes, they planted their flag. Linda Boyle made it into the hole on 18. JoAn Treskovich ended her game 3” from the 18th hole.
The 9-holers played the same game. Barbara Sloan and Ann Aungier ran out strokes at the same time on the 17th green.
The Queen Bee ringer tournament was played on July 13 and 20. Stephanie Trozzo, with a net score of 60, is the new reigning Queen Bee. Thanks to JoAn Treskovich, last year’s Queen Bee for organizing the lunch after the second round.
The Lady Bug tournament for 9-holers was played on July 13 and 15. Barbara Sloan successfully defended her title with a net 38.
The Pro Shop selected the teams for the Pink Lady gadget on July 27. Each group was given two pink balls to play with. Each group had the option not to use the Pink Lady on desired hole(s). The group with the highest score with the pink balls won.
1st Place: Darlene Elliott, Enis Cassill, Robin Guinta, Betty Rosa – 85
2nd Place: Cindy Soccio, Jan Litrun, Sherry O’Halloran – 76
The 9-holers played for low gross, with holes #1, #5, and #9 automatically reverting to par.
Barbara Sloan won with a score of 38.
Friend’s Day will take place on August 17, hosted by Betty Rosa and Karen Thompson. Association members may bring up to three friends. Members will be responsible for the cart fees for their guests and lunch following play.
The premier event in August is the Ladies Classic, hosted by Enis Cassill. The tournament is restricted to members of the Ladies Golf Association. 18-holers and 9-holers are eligible to win in their respective groups.
August 31 will be a new Member-Member event with two person teams chosen by the Pro Shop.
Holes 1-6 is best ball of two, Holes 7-12 will be alternative shot. Holes 13-18 is a scramble