Pro News March 2021
We hope you are having a wonderful start to 2021 and we cannot wait to see all your smiling faces this year (we hope). While the snow was falling and the bitter breeze rolled in, we were busy planning for the upcoming golf season. We have a wonderful array of golf clinics, demo days, member and guest events, junior golf, and many more eventful nights planned. Below you will see a whole list of what is to come this year and much, much more!
Golf Shop Information
The Golf Shop will officially open on Tuesday, March 9
Golf Shop Hours (month of March)
Tuesday through Sunday (8:30 to 6:00 pm)
*On Mondays, the Golf Course will be open for walking only (if applicable)
The Golf Shop will start seeing inventory arrive in the coming month and is looking forward to a great year with even better product. We have some brands returning as well as some fresh and appealing new lines. See below for a look at what is to arrive in the coming months.
MEN: Turtleson, Donald Ross, Cutter & Buck, Under Armor, FootJoy, Travis Mathew, Adidas, Bald Head Blues & more!
WOMEN: Lilly Pulitzer, EP Pro, B-Skinz, Cutter & Buck, Tail, Boca Bags & more!
ACCESSORIES: Winstone Headcovers, Bushnell, Pukka & Imperial Headwear & YETI
SHOES: FootJoy, Skechers & PUMA
Titleist, Callaway & TaylorMade Golf Ball Promotion
*Titleist, Callaway & TaylorMade- Buy 3 dozen golf balls, get 1 dozen free + free personalization.
-Promotion starts 3/15 & ends April 15
- NEW 2021 Titleist ProV1, ProV1x & AVX models
- NEW 2021 TaylorMade TP5 & TP5x models
- Callaway Chrome Soft models (does not include Truvis)
- 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
FootJoy StaSof & Hyper FLX Glove Promotion
We are thrilled to inform you of a special promotion from our friends at FootJoy!
Buy 5 Gloves, get 1 FREE + FREE Glove Storage Bag
-$120 plus tax for all 6 + the Storage Bag
Promotion starts 3/1 & ends 3/31
*Whether you would like custom golf balls or gloves to start the year; please email Sean or call the Golf Shop.
Golf Shop Match Play Events
The Golf Shop will bring back all (3) season long match play events you will see below. Each event will be played off the low ball and have maximum number 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)
The hole-in-one club is a unique way to win some money, receive a trophy and treat your friends and members to a drink. Each time someone has a hole-in-one, golfers will receive 50% off the pot in cash and 50% of the pot in golf shop credit.
The 2020 hole-in-one club ended with $800 left in the pot and will roll over into 2021. If you would like to get in the club or check if you are already in, please call or email Sean.
Hole-In-Ones will count for the club starting on April 1.
ENTRY: $10 per person, per hole-in-one (opt-out anytime)
Golf Shop Birdie Pool- NEW for 2021
When you make a birdie (gross or net) there is a feeling of greatness. So, this year we will be conducting a birdie pool to see who plays Ligonier Country Club the best.
The birdie pool will be a gross and net, year long style of event. You may enter in one category or you may enter in both. The goal is to birdie all 18 holes before anyone else. The birdie board will be on the outside bulletin board where members can fill in which hole, they birdied.
*Scorecards must be turned into the Golf Shop to attest
**You must play with at least one other person when turning in scores.
$10- Gross Division $10 NET Division Pay Out: 50% cash, 50% in Golf Shop Credit Start Date: April 1
Shamrock Open- Saturday, March 20
- 11:00 am Shotgun
- Format: 6, 6, 6 NET Event (2-person Teams)
- 6 holes scramble, 6 holes alt. shot & 6-hole better ball of partners-pick your own partner.
- Open to Golf members, Social members & Guests
- Members- $40; Guests- $50- cart optional
Master’s Par 3 Tournament- Wednesday, April 7
- 2:00 PM Shotgun
- 9-hole individual gross and net format (holes will be set-up just like the Master’s)
- Make your own foursome- Golfing Members Only
- $25 per person
Spring Member-Guest- Saturday, April 24
- 10 AM Shotgun; 9 am breakfast
- 2-person teams (1-member, 1-guest) Better Ball of Partners
- $100 per person ($200/team)- cart optional
- Guests- Have a chance to win a FREE membership
- Members- Have a chance to win $500 of your dues
Opening Night & Weekend
Opening Night- Friday, April 30 (6:00 pm shotgun)
- (9) hole, 3-club challenge scramble
- Hamburger & hot dog buffet after
- $25 per person-carts included.
- OPEN TO THE ENTIRE MEMBERSHIP (golf, social, evening, juniors, etc.)
Opening Day- Saturday, May 1 (10 am Shotgun)
- Best 2 of 4 NET (pick your own foursome)
- 9am breakfast
- $65 per person- cart optional
- Golfing Members ONLY
Ligonier SWATS- NEW for 2021
This Spring, the Golf Shop will be hosting a SWAT for Men and a SWAT for Women. Whether you are an accomplished golfer, new golfer, looking to meet new people or just someone looking for a game, these are for you! These SWATS will be on Tuesdays starting in April and will go to the end of August (each Tuesday rotates between Men & Women)
- Format: Will change weekly (best 2 of 4, better ball of partners, best 1 gross & best 1 net, etc.)
- Entry Fee: Men-$10; Women-$5
- Sign-Up Procedures: Sign-up in the golf shop (golf shop will make teams)
- Time: Tee times will start at 5:30 pm
- Women’s Ligonier SWAT dates: April 20, May 4 & 18, June 8, July 6 & August 17
- Men’s Ligonier SWAT dates: April 27, May 11 & 25, June 15, July 13 & August 24
Bucks & Does Evening Couples Events- BACK AGAIN FOR 2021
Last year, the Bucks & Does evening couples’ events were a success and gave you a different perspective of what the game of golf can be. For 2021, these 9-hole events will be back and each one will have a one-of-a-kind theme/format. Each event will be a 5:30 pm shotgun start.
May 6- Poker & Pasta Night
June 17- Fiesta Night
July 15- Christmas in July
August 19- Mystery Night
Fliers will be sent out with detailed information shortly.
Last year, we tried an event that involved intermediates only and it was a such a success, we are planning for three events this year, making one of them an 18-hole event. If you are an intermediate and have some friends that golf, these are the perfect nights to bring them up and have some fun.
Friday, May 21- BEER DAY (5:30 pm shotgun)
Friday, June 25- MULE NIGHT (5:30 pm shotgun)
Saturday, August 21- DRINK AROUND THE WORLD (2:00 pm shotgun)- 18 holes
UPCOMING EVENTS TO KEEP IN MIND
May 8- Par 3 Jackpot Challenge
May 14- Pups, Paws & Pars (Golf & friendly pet event)
June 4 & 5- Men’s Invitational
July 10 & 11- Member-Member
October 15- Breast Cancer Awareness Tournament (hosted and ran by Ligonier CC)
*We are currently looking for sponsors and volunteers for the Breast Cancer Awareness Tournament. Contact Sean Knaus or Karen Hough for more information.
UPCOMING SWATS & CLINICS
Beginner’s ONLY Clinic
Calling all beginner golfers!!! If you are looking to improve your basic knowledge of the golf game or would like to pick up the game, this clinic is right for you. For one hour, you will be taught the fundamentals of the swing and basic information about how to play.
Friday, April 16 (5:30 to 6:30 pm)
Wedge & Putter Clinic/Fitting Night
Do you think you should be fit for a wedge just like your driver or irons? The answer is, YES! This night will start with a quick clinic of certain aspects of short game and will lead into being fit for the perfect wedge for you.
Wednesday, April 21 (5:30 to 7:30 pm)
Winter Woes Clinic
If the snow kept you inside from golfing, it may be time to knock some 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)
Wednesday, April 28 (5:30 to 7:30 PM)
Ladies Only Golf Clinics
The Golf Shop will have multiple Ladies only clinics in May & June 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 12 & 16
(Wednesdays) JUNE 9, 16 & 30
Upcoming Demo Days
- Tuesday, May 4 (3 to 7 PM)- Cobra & Callaway
- Thursday, May 6 (3 to 7 PM)- PING & Titleist
- Tuesday, May 11 (3 to 7 PM)- PXG & XXIO
- Wednesday, May 26 (3 to 7 PM)- TaylorMade & Cleveland/Srixon
- Tuesday, June 8 (3 to 7)- Cobra
- Tuesday, June 27 (3 to 7)- Callaway
- Wednesday, July 14 (3 to 7)- PXG
- Saturday, July 17 (12 to 4)- TaylorMade
This year, Junior Golf at Ligonier Country Club will be fantastic! We have Clinics, Junior Camps, Family Fun Nights, Pro-Junior Scramble, Junior Club Championship, Junior Play Days and to top it off we have added PGA Junior League.
**All details can be found HERE or we can email you the pamphlet.
Driving Range, Bag & Cart Storage
The Driving Range will open (Friday, April 16)
If you plan on storing your bag or cart this year, you may do so starting on April 1.
- Range Pass- $150
- Bag Storage & Club Cleaning- $100
- Bag Storage & Range Pass- $225
- Cart Storage- $75
- Bag & Cart Storage- $150
- Bag & Cart Storage + Range- $250
- Push-Cart Rental- $5
Course Rating & Handicap Holes
The WPGA Golf Association came out in the fall and re-rated the Golf Course. There were some changes in both the ratings as well as the slopes decreased. There was also a detailed analysis performed by the WPGA and the Golf Shop to determine accurate hole handicaps. This performed analysis created changes in the rankings of each hole. The updated hole rankings and course ratings will be posted on the bulletin board as well as the new scorecards arriving in April.
If you have any questions about what is 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
- 724-238-7620 Ext.3
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