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From the Pro ~ March 2022

We hope you are having a wonderful start to 2022 and we cannot wait for everyone to get back on the Golf Course. 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, couples and intermediate events, and many more eventful nights planned.

The year 2022 is what we’re going to call “NEW”, as you will see many new things as well as many new faces. As many of you know, our Assistant’s Jesse and James will not be back with us this year as they are moving up with their career paths. Although we do not have replacements for them, we will introduce a full-time shop attendant, Colin Sheehy. Colin will arrive in March and will be a great addition to the Golf Shop staff.

New for 2022 will be LCC’s first app called, “Cap Patrol”. Cap Patrol is part of our GHIN system and will be utilized to create a more even playing field between all. Read the section titled “Cap Patrol” for why it benefits players and be on the lookout for a separate email stating how to download the app and how to log-in.

A new section of our Newsletter will be “Pro Tips” from myself. This month, with everyone eager to get on the golf course, knock the rust off and drain some birdies; here’s a little food for thought while golfing and finishing with a certain number on your scorecard.

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Ladies' Golf News~ March 2022

After a long winter, the beginning of our 2022 season is in sight.

The Executive Board met on February 9 to map out our schedule.  We will begin play on Tuesday, May 3 with the traditional opening scramble.  Please sign up in the Pro Shop by Saturday, April 30, so Sean Knaus can make up the teams.

Due to dining capacity limits, the end of the month crush and potential weather problems, our opening dinner will be delayed.  It has been set for Thursday, May 14.  Cocktails will be at 5:00 p.m. and dinner at 6:00 p.m. Please sign up in the Pro Shop if you plan to attend.

We have usually paid our dues and received our booklet at the dinner.  Given the schedule change, members are encouraged to pay dues, set at $65.00, In the Pro Shop the last week of April and get the booklet at that time.

LCC members who are not members of the Ladies Golf Association are invited to play in the opening day scramble and/or to join us for dinner on May 14.  They are opportunities to learn about our events and activities.  Even if you work and cannot play on Tuesdays, there is a way your weekend play can allow you to compete in events.  We have both 18-hole and 9-hole groups and use both the red and orange tees so there is something for all abilities. Plus, we have set tees times for Thursdays and the weekend so you can always find a group to play with.

The Board decided against holding an Invitational this year.  Member may bring up to three guests for Friends Day. There will be a cart fee charge for each guest, and you will be responsible for the lunch.  Friends Day will be on June 28.

Other important dates to mark in your calendar:

King & Queens: June 14

Queen Bee and Lady Bug: July 19 and 26

Ladies Classic: August 16

Closing Day: October 4

Our schedule will be impacted by Memorial Day and July 4th.  As both fall on Monday this year, club will be closed on Tuesday May 31 and Tuesday July 5.  It will be open for play on the holidays.

WESTERN INFORMATION

If you are a full golfing member of the club and have a handicap index of 21.4 or less, you could be eligible to join the Women's Golf Association of Western PA.  Membership affords you the opportunity to play in events or open days at many of the Country Clubs in the Western PA area.  For more information, please contact Carolyn Morford at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 724-244-5349.

January 2022 Projects

It was quite the busy January at LCC.

The clubhouse facility has been painted, lighting updated in the office, and dishroom floor replaced (after finding it mostly rotted). The lighting is also being replaced in the Ballroom as we await a new chandelier! And on these cold days, our grounds crew has been refinishing the grillroom tables. 

Before the snow came along, the grounds crew finished some major drainage projects, refurbished #15's right-side sand trap, and transformed #15's fairway bunker to a mound. Other projects will commence once we thaw out.

And as always, Chef Jessica has been reviewing menus and pricing to bring you the best food at the best value possible, while Sean and Leah plan the event schedule. 

Also! The Board approving a new restroom at #10. It will be completed in-house and set into the hill where the old halfway house sat. It will be about double the size of the current restroom. The current restroom is now permanently closed do to aged pipework making it unusable. The building should take 4-6 weeks once the weather allows for work to begin. 

A big thank you to our member volunteers who have helped with projects thus far: Daniel McDonald, David Berenbrok, Stan Treskovich, Ed Elliott and Dave Lincoln. Your help is invaluable!

 

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From the Pro ~ December 2021

Dear Members,

As the year comes to an end, we can say thank you in many ways. A big thank you goes out to all that supported the club during the 2021 Golf Season. By bringing guests, playing in events, purchasing golf products from the shop, and visiting the club on a regular basis, you have contributed to making 2021 successful at Ligonier Country Club.

A big thank you goes out to my staff for being a valuable part of the LCC family. Their hard work, dedication and drive make the Golf Operations very successful.

(Jesse, Pat, James, Colton, Gunnar, Ryan, Kevin, Don, Parkes, Bryce, Will & Luke).

Below, you will see information regarding the Golf Shop for the month of December. Come December 1, there will only be 12 shopping days remaining at the LCC Golf Shop. Be sure to check out our fantastic sales including our 12 days of Christmas.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

December Pro News

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