From the Pro ~ September 2020
This is getting redundant, but August was another fantastic month to play golf! During the month, we crowned Club Champions, had two Bucks & Does events, our first Intermediate Night out and hosted a Ladies Western event. With the hope of another consistent weather month, we have added some events in September which you will see below. You will also see changes to weekend start times and new golf cart & driving range hours
Our Member-Member trophies were a hit and we liked them so much we had to bring in some for the Golf Shop. Get your HMG shelf/wall bottle openers while you can! (limited quantities available)
Sean & Jesse’s Patriot Golf Day Marathon
On Wednesday, September 2, Jesse, and I will plan to golf, walk, and carry our own golf bags from sunrise to sunset, getting in as many holes as we can. Over the past few years, I have done 96 holes and one year at 108. If you would like to donate to the Folds of Honor foundation, call the Golf Shop for details.
Be sure to check out the Golf Shops Instagram page and LCC’s Facebook page, watch live and stay updated on our progress!
LCC Golf Shop Instagram- lccgolf1925
LCC’s Facebook Page- Ligonier Country Club
**Be sure to look-out for custom Patriotic logoed hats we will have available on our marathon day!
Golf Shop (continued)
Golf Course Review
Ligonier Country Club has been creating some buzz around the area with how great course conditions are and caught the eye of a local course rater, Matt Gajkta (PGH Golf Now). Our assistant, Jesse Cantley, was able to get in contact with him and have him come out for a round. Please see the links below to his review and some neat drone footage of our course.
**Share to your Facebook Page and have a chance to win a FREE Golf Lesson with Jesse & Sean**
Men’s & Ladies Club Championship:
Championship Division: Joe Corsi (7-time overall Champion and all done in 5-decades)
Gross Division Winner: Michael Kenney
Flight 1 (Net Division): Jim Mendillo
Flight 2 (Net Division): Mike Goerlich
Ladies Gross Division: Raina Jones
Ladies Flight (Net): Kristen Gabelt
Bucks & Does Evening Series: Our popular evening series once again closed the front nine. We had two series for the month of August, both involving a new Step A-side scramble format.
August 6: Step-a-side scramble from “interesting” tee locations.
1st Place- Paul, Barb & Kristen Gabelt & Nick Thomas
August 20: Margs, Mules & Maritni Night. Stateside Liquor was on property serving (3) one of a kind drinks
1st Place- Dave & Denise Smail; Ed & Darlene Elliott
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 September)
-Golf CARTS MUST BE IN BY 7:30 PM
-Saturday, September 5- Tee Times will start at 7:30 am
-Monday, September 7 (Labor Day): Will act as a weekend day with group times starting at 7:30 am
-Weekday start times will remain the same at 8am
-Starting Saturday, September 12- Weekend times/groups will begin at 8am
-The Driving Range will close at 7 PM (Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday)
-The Driving Range will close at 4:30 pm (Monday & Sunday) for clean picking
Intermediate Night Out
September 11- 5:30 pm Shotgun Start
Step-aside-scramble with two pin locations to add to the fun!
Golf Course Aerification Week
Monday, September 14- Westmoreland Chamber of Commerce Outing
*Course will re-open for walking only at 4pm
Tuesday, September 15 & Wednesday, September 16- Golf Course Aerification
*Golf Course & Golf Shop will be CLOSED
Saturday, September 19- 10 AM Shotgun Start
9-hole format with a different take on Ligonier Country Club
Bucks & Does Evening Series (Oktoberfest Night)
September 24- 5:00 PM Shotgun Start
Our evening series has been so popular we wanted to add one more…. German style! We will once again do a step-aside-scramble, but we will have 9 different German style games on each hole.
Last month we had our first hole-in-one from a member from the club. We have had two more in the club, another on the same hole and have paid out over $1,400! Reminder, everyone that is in the club will be re-billed for a new pot that will sit for the next one.
Jon Rankin- Hole #4
Mike Grados- Hole #7
Paul Gablet- Hole #7
Corey Riddell- Hole #7
Ed Elliott- Hole #7
Jim Biss- Hole #7
Lessons, Exchange Days, & Clinics
Ladies Only Golf Clinics
We have added one last clinic which has the perfect ingredient…. wine! Come on out, have some fun and learn how to master that 100 yard and in shot.
September 17 (5:30 pm to 6:30 pm)
The driving range is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 7:30am to 7:00pm, weather dependent. The Range will open at 9:30am on Thursdays and close at 7:00pm. The Range will close at 4:30 pm on Wednesday and Sunday nights to thoroughly clean pick the range for mowing the next day. Range balls/bags will be in the Golf Shop only. Please see below for proper divot pattern while on the range.
The Driving Range will be Irons ONLY
If you have any questions about what is listed above, questions about product, corporate orders, or anything else, feel free to shoot me an email. We are having a wonderful year and hope to continue into the fall!
Sean Knaus, PGA
Head Golf Professional
Ladies Golf News ~ September 2020
The Queen Bee, a two-day ringer tournament, was held on August 4 and August 11. JoAn Treskovich regained the crown she won in 2018. Karen Thompson placed second. Thanks to Gayle Smith, last year’s queen, for organizing the event.
It was planned to make the Lady Bug tournament a two-day ringer event. Due to unsettled weather, the traditional one-day net event was played on August 11. Barbara Sloan edged Dotty Lynch by one stroke.
Regular LGA play was cancelled on August 18 as the course was turned over to the Women’s Golf Association of Western Pennsylvania’s 2020 Best 2 of 4 tournament. The winners, with a low net of 130, were our own members: Melane Baraniak, Karen Hough, Karen Thompson and JoAn Treskovich. Congratulations ladies for great play.
The Ladies Classic was planned for August 25. After a summer of drought resulting in not one event being cancelled because of rain, it came that day. Players were called off the course twice due to lightening threats. Most players still had five to six holes to play when rain and wind arrived. The event was called off and will now be played on September 1. We still enjoyed a wonderful dinner planned by Becky DeMuth, who put great effort in to organizing the event.
Some changes have been made to the September schedule. The Pink Lady will now be played on September 8. Aeration of the course, originally slated to start that week, will now begin the week of September 14. September 15 and 22 will be No Gadget days. 30 or 40 balls will have to wait until next year.
A reminder that the closing day scramble will be a 1:00 p.m. shot gun on September 29. Based on positive feedback from last year, the plan is to have one orange tee player on each team. Dinner, awards, and meeting and election of next year’s officer will cap off the day.