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From the Pro ~ September 2022

Dear Members,

Summer was here and now is “almost” gone. As we look back at the year, we can at least say we’ve had some fantastic days to Golf and the course has been superb!

August was a fantastic month for events. We had our Member-Guest, Club Championships, Bucks & Does Couples Cup & our Glow Golf event.

Congratulations to Sally Sheerer for winning the Ladies Club Championship; Sally is now a 3X winner and back-to-back Champion! Also, congratulations to our 17-year-old, Derry Area Golf star, Hunter Jurica for winning his first Men’s Club Championship. Hunter battled Dave Smail down the stretch, recording a 32 on the back nine of the final round and a clutch up and down on #18 to seal the deal!

Now, we look forward to our remaining events and the wonderful foliage in our area. Our 5-Person Scramble is already sold out, but our Cross-Country event on September 17 will be 18-holes this year and give you a different take on the Golf Course

Oh! Don’t forget it’s that time of the year again where we Sean tries to raise money for the Fold’s of Honor foundation. This is year 8 for Sean, raising over $110,000. In 2020 & 2021, Ligonier Country Club was recognized as a Top Performer for donations and looks to be one again in 2022! Sean will begin his marathon on Tuesday, September 13.-see flier in Newsletter

Pro News September 2022

Ladies' Golf News ~ September 2022

Our season is in the last stretch.  There are no games the first two weeks of September due to course aeration. Tee times in September will be at 10:00 a.m.

August started with the Greens Game.  Chip-ins were worth 5 points; one putt was 3 points; two puts earned 1 point.  Two points were subtracted for a three putt.

  • 1st Place: Darlene Elliott with 25 points
  • 2nd Place: Becky DeMuth with 21 points
  • 9-hole winner was Dottie Lynch with 12 points

The Pink Lady was played on August 9.  Teams chosen by the Pro Shop had two pink balls of which one needed to be returned to qualify.  The team of Stephanie Trozzo, Denise Smail and Jan Litrun had the best pink lady score.

One of our major tournaments, the Ladies Classic took place on August 16.  Stephanie Trozzo was the gross winner with an 84.  Denise Smail took the net prize with a 68 and won the right to host next year.

Becky Demuth shot a net 78 from the Orange Tee for a win.

Skill prizes:

  • #4 Closest to the hole                     Stephanie Trozzo
  • #7 Closest to the hole                     Stephanie Trozzo
  • #10 Longest Drive                            Stephanie Trozzo
  • #11 Closest to the hole                  Cindy  Bode
  • #17 Closest to the hole                  Stephanie Trozzo
  • #18 Longest putt                              Linda Boyle

Orange tee

  • #2 Longest putt                                 Becky DeMuth

Karen Thompson was the hostess this year.  Our thanks go out to her for a wonderful picnic lunch and a useful tee gift of socks, tees and ball markers.  She managed to make it all happen even though she was ill and not able to play. 

The Ribbon Game was the gadget on August 23.  Teams were chosen by the Pro Shop.  Players were given a colored ribbon and each team had one of each color.  The net score of all the players with the same color determine the winner.  The team of Darlene Elliott, Linda Brody and Sherry O’Halloran won.

The 9-holers played Low Gross with a Twist, throwing out one hole based on a blind draw.  Dottie Lynch had the best low gross score.

The Snake will be played on August 30 and the results reported in the October newsletter.

Mark October 4, closing day, on your calendar. Tt will be the traditional scramble followed by lunch, meeting, awards, and election of officers.

Club Championships 2022

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From the Pro ~ August 2022

Dear Members,

We hope you are enjoying your summer as much as we are but wow how times flies to say it is already August!

July was a theme month for us it seemed as we had our Caddyshack themed Member-Member, Christmas in July Bucks & Does and our College Style Intermediate Night. No matter the theme, each one was filled with participants and a whole lot of fun!

If you missed any of these events, don’t worry we have many more to come. In August, we will have our Member-Guests, Men’s & Women’s Club Championship, Couples Cup Bucks & Does & our Bocce Ball- Glow Golf tournament.

 

Pro Tip- Volume #6

“Ways To Increase Pace of Play”

Earlier in the summer, based on USGA suggestions, an 18-hole round at Ligonier Country Club should be played in roughly 3 hours and 57 minutes. Different factors can change this number including tournaments, weather, and course conditions such as faster greens or more difficult pin positions.

Ultimately, the number above is what we would strive for and pushing for a better pace of play, is not about hurrying up or rushing around the golf course. It is simply about being more efficient with your time as well as everybody else’s. So, here are some recognized tips for improving pace of play:

  • Hit when ready and aim to play in 20 seconds. From club selection to pre-shot routine to execution, strive to hit your shot in 20 seconds.
  • When sharing a cart, use the buddy system. Don’t wait in your cart while your cart mate hits and then drive to your ball. Get out and walk to your ball with a few clubs. Be ready to play when it is your turn and then let your cart mate pick you up. Or drive to your ball after you drop your cart mate off and then pick him or her up after you hit.
  • Keep up with the group in front of you.
  • Be efficient on the putting green. Line up your putt when others are putting; most of the time it will not disturb your playing partners. Leave your clubs on the side of the putting green closest to the next tee and record your score on the next tee box.
  • Lastly, play the correct tees or “Tee It Forward”. The red tee does not mean it’s for Ladies only and the white tee does not mean it is for Seniors. Always play a set of tees that is comfortable for you-one where you are more likely to hit lofted irons into greens instead of hybrids or fairway woods.

August Pro News

Ladies' Golf News ~ August 2022

After the July 4 holiday, we resumed play with the Member-Member event.  Two person teams were chosen by the Pro Shop with red and orange tee players paired together.  Holes 10-6 was best 1 of 2; holes 7-12 was modified alternate shot; holes 13-18 a scramble.

1st Place: Cindy Soccio and Dottie Lynch

2nd Place: Becky DeMuth and Sherry O’Halloran

The Queen Bee and Lady Bug were played on July 19 and July 26.  This is a ringer tournament where players try to better their score from the first round to the second.  The Queen Bee was played from the red tees and the Lady Bug from the orange.

The Queen Bee champion was JoAn Treskovich with a net 63.  Karen Hough and Jan Litun were the runners up with net 64.

Dottie Lynch won the Lady Bug with a net 63.  Barbara Sloan was the runner up with a net 64.

The prime event in August is the Ladies Classic on August 16.  Karen Thompson will host.  Please sign up as soon as possible in the Pro Shop. 

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