From the Pro ~ April 2020
I hope everyone is well and safe during these times. Even though the 2020 Golf season has been off to a slow start, we must stay positive and look on the bright side that sunshine is upon us. Until we are fully back, I am going to postpone my weekly newsletter. All clinics and demo days in April from my previous newsletter will be cancelled. As of now, everything in May will still be on; subject to change and will be listed below. The Ligonier Golf Shop will be closed until further notice, but we are trying something new and going mobile. Please follow us on Social Media to see what products have arrived, will be arriving and anything else to brighten your day!
Facebook- Ligonier Golf Shop (search under Groups)
Online Golf Shop- The Knaus Special(s)
Corkcicle Whiskey Wedge
- Update as of 3/26- I have 12 remaining
For those of you that admire whiskey and like it chilled, don’t you hate when the ice starts to melt, and your whiskey becomes watered down!? Well, let me introduce to you the Whiskey Wedge by Corkcicle. Even if you are not a Whiskey drinker, you may know someone who is, host parties or even need a Father’s Day gift.
Each glass comes individually boxed with the etched Ligonier Country Club logo. This glass offers an artful way to chill your whiskey with a silicone ice wedge and lid for freezing. The ice is separated so as it melts, it will not encounter your whiskey! See picture of the wedge below.
- Normal Retail Price with logo is: $25
- The Knaus Special Price will be: $19 per glass or by 4 for $70
Titleist & TaylorMade Golf Ball Sale
*Titleist & TaylorMade- Buy 3 dozen golf balls, get 1 dozen free + free personalization
-Promotion goes until April 19
- Titleist ProV1, ProV1x & AVX models
- TaylorMade TP5 & TP5x models
- Up to 3 lines of text/17 characters per line- including spaces
- All 4 dozen must be the same imprint and colors
- $1 upcharge per dozen applies to same play numbers
Golf Bag Sale
**All IN STOCK Sun Mountain Golf Bags- additional $25 OFF
Retail Price: $250 Knaus Special Price: $200
What’s in stock??
-Navy, Black & Red/White/Blue Cart Bags (1 of each)
-Navy & Red/Gray Stand Bag (1 of each)
World Handicap Information- Changes you need to know for 2020
- You Handicap index may have changed under the new system
Your new index is now based on averaging your 8 best scores out of your most recent 20.
- Your handicap index will change daily.
We will not be posting sheets on the board outside daily but will have the information in the golf shop. We ask you utilize the GHIN app on your phone; free to download in the APP store. You may also post your scores from the GHIN app. It is essential to post your scores by midnight the day of play
<----- Logo you will see in the APP store
- Equitable stroke control is no longer. Net Double Bogey is the new system
The maximum hole score for each player will be limited to Net Double Bogey. The calculation is: Par (of the hole) + 2 + any handicap strokes you receive on that hole.
- Playing from different sets of tees
There will be no adjustment for players playing from different sets of tees. Par, course rating and slope are all a factor in your actual handicap. Whenever Par is the same from all tees, your course handicap will change based on the tee played but will not vary based on what tees your competitors are playing. The only adjustment that would happen is if players are playing from different Course Pars. It would only be the difference of PAR.
- Playing Conditions Calculation
Automatic, daily calculation that compares expected scores to actual scores and adjusts if needed. Example: If everyone plays on a rainy/cold day, scores may be higher than average, and the calculation will kick in for the next revision.
(Scores may be modified by subtracting 1 stroke up to adding 3 strokes)
- Number of holes needed to play for an 18-hole score & 9-hole score to be posted
-To post an 18-hole score you now must play and finish- 14 holes
-To post a 9-hole score it is still the same at- 7 holes
-For holes not played, your score is PAR plus any handicap strokes you would have received on those holes
-If you play by yourself, you are not allowed to post your score
Upcoming Events, Demo Days & Clinics
Opening Day- Saturday, May 2- subject to change
- 9:15 am Shotgun
- Format: Best 2 of 4
- Golf Members Only
Member-Guest- Saturday, May 16- subject to change
- 1:00 PM Shotgun
- Men’s, Ladies or Mixed Teams
- Best Ball of 4-Gross & Net Division(s)
Upcoming Demo Days- subject to change
- Thursday, May 7 (3 to 7 PM)- Titleist
- Tuesday, May 12 (1 to 6 PM)- TaylorMade
- Tuesday, May 26 (3 to 7 PM)- PING
Callaway, Titleist SM8 Wedge Fitting Day, Mizuno, XXIO & Cleveland Golf- TBD
Ladies Only Golf Clinics- subject to change
The Golf Shop will have multiple Ladies only clinics in May on Wednesdays. Each clinic will be from 5:30 to 6:30 PM and focus on different facets of the game. Dates for Ladies Clinics are as follows:
(Wednesdays) MAY 6, 13, 20 & 27
Winter Woes Clinic- date moved but subject to change
Even though we’ve had a mild winter, most of you will still need to knock some of the golfing rust off. The Golf Shop will be hosting a diverse clinic open to all members. There will be (4) 30-minute segments (putting, chipping, bunkers & full swing)
Thursday, May 14 (5:30 to 7:30 PM)
Golf Shop Match Play Events
The Golf Shop will be hosting (3) different styles of season long match play events you will see below. Each event will be played off the low ball and have maximum amount of sign ups. Fliers with Sign-Up procedures and details will be coming shortly.
-Black Tree Challenge (Team Match Play-open to all golfing members)
-The Flossie (Ladies team match play)
-King of The Highlands (Men’s Individual Match Play)
Bucks & Does Evening Couples Events- NEW
This year the Golf Shop will be running evening Couples Events once per month starting hopefully in May. Each event will have a unique format and fun game. You can sign-up as a single, twosome or foursome. Fliers will be sent out with detailed information shortly.
If you have any questions about what’s listed above, questions about new product for the year, corporate orders or anything else, feel free to shoot me an email. Stay safe, wishing everyone well and we hope to see you very soon.
Sean Knaus, PGA
Head Golf Professional