LCC Blog

From the Pro ~ October 2020

Dear Members,

This year keeps on keeping on and we can only hope October will be just as good. In September, we had an outstanding 5-Person Scramble and a unique Cross-Country Scramble. October will be just as good with our Couples Date Night, Fall Member Guest, and annual Pumpkin Par-3 tournament. We all know how beautiful Ligonier is in the fall, so we hope to see you on the course!

Golf Shop

The Golf Shop is receiving inventory weekly and starting to look full just in time for the crisp cool air. We have already had Straight Down Golf Shirts and Outerwear and Men’s & Ladies Antigua outerwear arrive.

Starting October 1 until October 11; all in stock Titleist Golf Bags & Grips will be an additional 10% off Member Price

What else you ask is still to come?

  • Ladies Cutter & Buck Hoodies
  • Donald Ross Polos & Outerwear
  • Men’s Cutter & Buck pullovers and dress shirts
  • Men’s & Ladies Sweatshirts
  • Imperial Rope hats and Winter Fleece Hats
  • Tica Leather Goods
  • Corkcicle Whiskey Glasses (back again in limited quantities)

*It is also hard to believe but we only have 85 days until Christmas. Look-out for special holidays sales involving Titleist Golf Ball imprinting, Theragun products and much, much more!

P.S. We may be some of the best gift wrappers around!

Sean & Jesse’s Patriot Golf Day Marathon

On Wednesday, September 2, Jesse, and I battled the wind, rain and sun while playing, walking, and carrying our golf bags. We managed to finish the day with 90 holes played and a generous donation of $3,400 that all goes to the Folds of Honor Foundation. We would like to thank the Ligonier Country Club members in supporting us and this wonderful foundation that supports families of fallen soldiers.

Golf Shop Match Play & US Open Pool

Congratulations to our following Golf Shop match play winners. We would like to thank all who participated, and we hope to grow this event next year!

King of the Highlands- Allen Jurica

The Flossie- Ann Queale

Black Tree Challenge- TBD (Allen Jurica/Corey Riddell vs. Dave Dillman/Bob Jackson)

US Open Pool

We had 25 entries into our pool and 10 of those were able to make it to the weekend. Congratulations to Dan Alexander who narrowly beat Tom Zoppetti by 1 to take home the $200 Golf Shop Credit prize.

*With the success of our US Open Pool, look out for our Master’s one in November!

September Event Results

5-Person Scramble:

Our 5-Person Scramble was a huge success with 130 players in attendance. It was a beautiful day and the course conditions were even better. It was also a tight race with a scorecard playoff needed in the Gross division with (3) different teams.


  • 1st- Dave Smail, Stan Treskovich, Rick McLeary, Joe Pianko & John Liprando
  • 2nd- Jim Biss, Ben Biss, Thomas Vince, Ed Elliott & Ken Macha
  • 3rd- Joe Corsi, Dan Clark, Ken Hue, Mike Keating & Ian Henfel


  • 1st- Randy Boyer, Dave Marshall, Patrick Whoeler, Mark Susco & Denny Stanko
  • 2nd- Tom Donchez, Case Donchez, Bill Brown, Bob Luther & Jim Laughlin
  • 3rd- Dave Paladino, Dave Gilbert, Ted Paladino, Scott Green & Mark Parish

Cross-Country Scramble:

30+ players came out after aerification and battled the strategic 9-hole layout for our cross-country event. One member in attendance mentioned, after 30+ years playing this golf course, today was fun and a fresh look at Ligonier Country Club.


T-1st: Jim Biss, Ben Biss, Tom Vince & Joe Corsi

            Shayne Naugle, Tom Zoppetti, Kevin Metsger & Matt Burkardt


1st- Steve Meyers, Peg Meyers, Sammy Nicklow & Barry Novotny

Upcoming Events & Information

Please call or stop in the Golf Shop to sign-up for the events below

Golf Course Tee Times and hours UPDATE (Month of October)


*Times will adjust based on daylight

-Weekday & Weekend start times will remain the same at 8am

-The Driving Range will close at 6:30 PM (Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday)

-The Driving Range will close at 4:30 PM (Sunday & Wednesday) for clean picking

 Proper Divot Pattern:



  • Friday, October 2- Action for Animals (Limited AM Tee Times)
  • Monday, October 5- Ligonier Camp (Course open for walking only at 3:30 PM)
  • Thursday, October 8- PA Rural Water (Course open at 3:30 PM)
  • Friday, October 9- Garofolo Outing (Course open at 3:30 PM)
  • Thursday, October 15- Western Ladies (Course open at 4:30 PM)

*All other Mondays (Course open for walking only)

Couples Date Night

Wednesday, October 14 (5 PM Start)

-Looking for a fun fall activity? Bring a date to the course and experience fun game activities that will not only test your skill, but you may learn a pointer or two! Oh, and stay for dinner with our special date night menu!

$20 per couple

Fall Member-Guest

Saturday, October 17 (10:30 am Shotgun)

Better ball of Partners (Gross, NET & Ladies only divisions)

Full Breakfast, Steak Dinner, One Guest will have a chance to win a 2021 Golf Membership and One Member will have a chance to win $500 towards their 2021 Golf Dues!

Sign-up Deadline: Monday, October 5 at NOON 

Pumpkin Par-3

Saturday, October 31- 11 AM Shotgun Start

9-hole Par 3 scramble from “unique tee locations with unique pin locations”

-Sign up as single, two-some, threesome our foursome


Hole-In-One Club

The Hole-In-One Club will go until October 31. Money left in the pot will transfer over to 2021 and will start April 1.


  • Jon Rankin- Hole #4
  • Mike Grados- Hole #7
  • Paul Gabelt- Hole #7 (hole-in-one club member)
  • Corey Riddell- Hole #7 (hole-in-one club member)
  • Ed Elliott- Hole #7 (hole-in-one club member)
  • Jim Biss- Hole #7

If you have any questions about what is listed above, questions about product, holiday gifts or ideas; we are always here to help. All things considering, we are having a wonderful year and look forward to an amazing fall and holiday season!

Warm Regards,

Sean Knaus, PGA

Head Golf Professional

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