LCC Blog

From the Pro ~ April 2020

Dear Members,

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!

Instagram- lccgolf1925

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.Whiskey Wedge

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
  • If you would like to own this amazing new product, please email Sean & the quantity you would you like. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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

  1. 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.

  1. 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

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  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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)

  1. 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.

Warm Regards,

Sean Knaus, PGA

Head Golf Professional

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724-238-7620 Ext.3

Ladies Golf News ~ April 2020

To paraphrase Robert Burns, the best-laid plans of mice and women often go awry.

In February the Executive Board met with Bill Elliott, Bobbie Jo Farrell, and Sean Knaus to plan our calendar of events. Karen Hough worked on getting our information booklet ready. Barbara Sloan had a separate meeting with Sean to organize special games for the 9-holers. Darlene Elliott and Melane Baraniak devoted several days to improving the ambience of our locker room. JoAn Treskovich and Melane made plans for our opening dinner; stay tuned for the date.

All that planning and work has been washed away by the tsunami of the pandemic. 

When the club house and course will reopen is an unknown. The Executive Board set the dues for 2020 at $65.00.  This was to cover the costs of our weekly Tuesday play, special events such as King & Queens, Friends Day, the Queen Bee and Lady Bug, and the Classic, and opening and closing day. The decision on dues is now under review until we know how many events will be played.

There are plans to encourage other lady club members to join us in enjoying the comradery of golf activities for women at LCC.  That invitation is still open when we resume play.

We can only hope that the situation will change sooner than later.  Meanwhile, stay safe and keep in contact with your friends.

Upcoming Curbside Dates

Please Take Note of our Upcoming Curbside Availability

Upcoming Hours:
(orders taken 1/2 hour before  and last pick up 1/2 hour after listed time)

Monday -CLOSED
Tuesday, March 31 - 11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday, April 1 - Closed
Thursday, April 2 - Closed
Friday, April 3 - 11:30 am to 6:30 pm
Saturday, April 4 - 11:30 am to 6:30 pm
Sunday, April 5 to Wednesday, April 8 - Closed

Please feel free to pre-order when able as it helps us schedule properly for pick ups.
Times are of course subject to change.

Click HERE for the latest menu
Or visit our dining page for more information at

Thank you for all your continued support!

Curbside Pickup Reminders

Once again: thank you to all the members who have participated in Curbside Pickup so far--and for being patient with us in the process.  Your support is paramount in these times and truly appreciated.

A few reminders:
Curbside Pickup is currently Wednesday to Saturday, 11:30 am to 6:30 pm. (latest pickup is 7:00 pm)

Orders will ONLY be taken via the Grillroom extension: 724-238-7620 ext 2-2 between 11 am and 6:30 pm.

  • There is only one phone line to the grillroom; we are probably on the phone with another member if we don't answer.  Please call back. 
  • Orders may be limited per pick up time slots based on business.
  • Do not email; do not leave a message.
  • You may order for a future available day or time.


  • Please drive around past the front of the clubhouse and stop at the curbside sign, left of the front porch
  • Remain in your car
  • Food will be brought out the side door to you and placed in your car


  • The 18% service charge and normal to-go fees have been waived [reinstated May 1st]
  • If you would like to leave extra gratuity that will be split among all the staff working, please indicate it while placing your order.

Again, the current take out menu can be found HERE.


Thank You for All of Your Support!!

COVID19 Update March 20th

Due to the Governor’s order, Ligonier Country Club's golf course will be closing immediately.
The course will be maintained to the best of our ability and as permitted.

Due to the great success so far, Curbside Pickup will still be offered per current allowances and our policy set forth per our website.
Check the Dining Page regularly for any updates or changes to procedure, availability times or the menu.
This service will stay in affect as long as we are able to offer it.

The office will be closed and monitored via remote access and email as best as possible.
When possible, please make payments via online statements instead of by check.

Of course, all of the above is subject to change at anytime.
Thank you very much for your patience, support and understanding.
The Board of Governors