LCC Blog

From the Pro ~ May 2019

We are so excited to get off to a better start this year than the last few Spring beginnings, the weather although chilly has been somewhat dry and windy.  This Spring has surpassed the last several in terms of numbers of players and allowed the Superintendent Staff a quick start with the golf course. 

Opening Day April 13th-It was a beautiful crisp early morning start that rounded into a wonderful day.  The food was excellent and the course was ready as always.

Ladies –1st-Karen Murphy, Karen Hough, Joan Treskovich, Pat Warren  - Prox. Winners—Carol Onufro, Karen Hough

Men- 1st Lester Botkin, Mark Elliott, Bill Benton, Larry Giannone 2nd Mike Cunningham, Rick McLeary, Chuck Vecchiola, Terry Warren 3rd Jim Biss, Keith Visconti, Jack Krall, Vince Detore 4th-Bj Torau, Chris Kerr, Jay Vreeland, Bob Stewart 5th Ken McCracken, Dave Gilbert, Doug Sisson, Mike Snyder---Proximity winners-David Paladino, Lester Botkin, Mark Parish, Rick McLeary, Todd Cline, Stan Treskovich, Bj Torau

Thank you for playing!!!!!

Events to keep on your schedule:

  • Saturday May 11-Couples 9 hole Golf-Swing and Swear-this light hearted fun golf event will start at 4pm and conclude on the patio with The Bricks (fantastic local acoustic band). Reservations following play for the patio are strongly recommended.   There will be no score keeping only proximity prizes.  Couples can sign up separately and be paired or can always bring guests.  Come join us for a great night of golf and music.
  • Senior Championship-Saturday May 18th morning tee times—sign up in the Golf Shop. Divisions will be 50-60, 61-70,71 +.  Play will be divided into both Ladies and Men’s group.  
  • Spring Member-Guest- Friday May 24th-a 11:30 lunch will begin the festivities followed by a 1pm shotgun, following golf we will have dinner and give away prizes. As we do at this event each year we will also give away a membership to one lucky guest.  This has been a great event year after year and sells out quickly therefore register early.  
  • Memorial Day Weekend- you can play any amount of days you wish, have as many partners as you wish, and the event will be scored over 3 days. This Pick Your Partner event will be a fun filled team event and you may even have a different partner all 3 days.  Simply pick a partner for Saturday, Sunday, or Monday and play best ball of 2, we will pay low team money for the day, as well as the overall weekend low teams.
  • The Men’s Invitational June-6th-7th-8th. We currently have a few team spots yet to fill, please call the Golf Shop to sign up your team. That weekend will once again be one of the great highlights of this Golf Season.
  • Junior Camp Tuesday June 18th-Thursday June 20th-stop in Golf Shop for details
  • Ladies Invitational Tuesday July 2nd @ 9am Shotgun Start-The Ladies Invitational has been the marquee day during the Summer in the schedule for the last 20 years. Please sign up in the Golf Shop or in the Ladies Locker Room.  Continental breakfast will start the day at 8am and lunch will follow play.  You may sign up with 1,2,or3 guests.
  • Big Skins-Thursday July 4th
  • Member-Member Saturday-Sunday July 13th-14th

I would believe that most players know when inclement weather is approaching with all the smart devices we have in our possession at any one time.  Our weather siren is sounded for emergency purposes only!  When the siren blows you must come in off the golf course or find immediate shelter. Anyone playing through a siren blast may not only be tempting fate but also putting your family or friends in danger.    

The dress code policy has been reviewed by the club and any denim of any kind is still not permitted on the golf course, putting green, or practice range.  The Golf Shop has been instructed to not allow anyone in denim onto the golf course.  Here are two simple tests for denim:

A-“wonder if this is denim”?  Then it probably is

B-anything that has rivets

Demo Days-Come join us for demo days and receive a special coupon.

TaylorMade Thursday May 2nd 3-7

Cleveland Wedge Fitting Friday 17th 12-2

XXIO (especially made for Senior Golfers with slower swing speeds) Friday May 17th 3-6

On Line Tee Times--Tee Time Protocol- we now have an online tee-time system- the new system is up and running and we are staying ahead of the curve keeping up with all the new parts of the program.   Currently you can log onto the website and book times, we know there is a learning curve but it will be easier as you use it more, please don’t shy in using the program since we can always fix any issues when you arrive here at the Shop.  Tee times are always needed.

King of Swing-sign-up is now under way to find a match Play Champion, Matches will begin   mid-May.

Mothers Day- Your Mom called and said she wants Ligonier Country Club Gear!  Stop by the Golf Shop to buy Mom the newest LCC Sportswear for Mothers Day. We have a great selection of outerwear for enjoying the Pavilion!   Free Gift wrapping is available!

Masters Week Par 3-The annual Ligonier/Masters Par 3 event was held April 10th.  Everyone had fun!!!!  The winners were:  Closest To Pin #4 Fred Planinsek, #6 Dave Gallatin,#8 Seth Matthews----Long Putt #9 Lou Bruzda-----$25 each----Low Net Women  Tie 1st Jackie Elliott-Raina Jones 25--$65 each-----Low Net Men  Tie 1st Fred Planinsek-Rick McLeary--$65 each-----Pick Your Pro 1st Seth Matthews-Tiger Woods-$100 -Tie 2nd-3rd Rick McLeary-D.Johnson—Jim Elliott-Brooks Koepka-$50 each

The innovation in clubs will certainly make your head spin with so many options, let us help you through the info overload.  Last year we purchased an Ernest Sports Launch Monitor and have had very good luck with fitting both Woods and irons this early season.  We have more demo clubs this year than ever before, multiple demo putters and quite a few demo wedges.  The Golf Shop carries everything from great value starter sets for both ladies and men such as Tour Edge, through top line equipment such as Ping, Titleist, Taylormade, Mizuno, and Callaway.  Let your local Golf Shop help you instead of some big box store that does not know your name and doesn’t care if you ever come back following your purchase.

Upcoming Exchange Days (updated as of 4-25) Cart Cost is Now $25--Full Golf Members Only

  • Wednesday May 22nd Somerset CC
  • Wednesday June 12th Summit CC
  • Monday July 22nd Glengary GL
  • Thursday August 1st Champion Lakes GC
  • Thursday August 15th Latrobe Elks

LCC also belongs to the Tri-County Golf Association, the Association is a group of like-minded clubs that allow members of member clubs to enjoy golf at a variety of place, you may visit the TCGA website or our web site to see a list of clubs.  Both the TCGA and exchange days are restricted to Full Golf Members only!  The Golf Shop must make the arrangements for the TCGA with member clubs. 

We recently sent out Open Rounds Private Club Membership information.  We are happy with the way people have signed up, the places that you can play, and the ease of use navigating the website.  Several members have used the service already and loved the ease of booking.

New Range Hours-The Practice Range will close on Sunday evening at 5pm so that weekly work can be performed.  The range will be open 100+ hours a week but must be closed once a week to make sure we bring you nice conditions.

Congratulations to Tom Moore($180) who won the Masters Par 3 Pool, second place was a tie between Bob Swann and Paul Zanotto $90 each----Tie 4th Art Hoopes, Dave Strauser, Ray Zelenak.  The PGA Championship is right around the corner.   

Question of Month:

Q-How are we playing out of bounds this year as a local rule?

A-We will play the local rule on non event days and play the regular (old way) on Club Tournament Days.  The new local rule will read as follows: Following hitting the golf ball out of bounds you may under penalty of 2 SHOTS take the ball out to the fairway at the point that the ball crossed the out of bounds and drop.   You will then be hitting your 4th shot.