From the Pro ~ March 2020
Dear Ligonier Country Club Members,
First and foremost, let me tell you know how excited and extremely fortunate to be selected as your Head Golf Professional. I would like to thank the Board of Directors and The Search Committee for this wonderful opportunity. I was born and raised in Latrobe, so it feels great to be back in the area. I started my professional career at Latrobe Elks Golf Club, moved on to Sewickley Heights Golf Club, eight years at The Pittsburgh Field Club and most recently at Edgewood Country Club as the First Assistant Golf Professional.
Along with myself there will be many new faces in the Golf Operation. Jesse Cantley will be my Assistant Professional and will be here starting March 10. Jesse comes from Edgewood Country Club as well as TopGolf in Bridgeville.
Golf Shop- Most of the merchandise will be delivered during the month of March so bear with me during the process of transitioning the golf shop. Golf merchandising has always been one of my favorite aspects of the job.
- Members will receive 20% off retail on all apparel and accessory items
- Demo product & a FlightScope launch monitor will all be available for all fittings
- Online only sales featuring one of a kind unique product
- A weekly newsletter will be emailed featuring upcoming events, sign up procedures, corporate specials and much more
Member Events & Clinics- A wide range of men’s, ladies, couples, and parent/junior events, men’s and ladies Golf Shop match play events and Fitting Days will be on hand. I will also conduct diverse golf clinics, women only clinics and an extensive junior golf program. We will also be hosting a wedge fitting day for the new Titleist SM8. Fliers and information for these will be sent out very shortly.
Social Media- Please follow the golf shops Social Media on Instagram and Facebook for Swing Tips, Flash Sales, Promotions, Event Results and New Merchandise Arrivals.
- Instagram- lccgolf1925
- Facebook- Ligonier Golf Shop
Handicaps- The World Handicap System went into effect on January 1 and you should have received your new handicap index. Documents will be placed throughout the Golf Shop and bulletin boards with the changes. These changes will be in my first newsletter coming in March.
We look forward to meeting everyone, warm temperatures, lower scores and an outstanding 2020 FUN year at Ligonier Country Club
Sean Knaus, PGA
Ladies' Golf News ~ March 2020
The Ladies’ Golf Association is holding the season opening dinner on Tuesday, April 28 starting with cocktails at 5:30 p.m. We would invite all the lady members of the club to join us for a meet and greet. Reservations can be made by calling the Grill Room.
The new World Wide Handicap system is bringing many changes affecting play and scoring. Sean Knaus, our Pro, will be giving a presentation on the new system. In addition, he will have a trunk show with new merchandise from B-Skinz skorts on display. There will be a 20% discount on purchases that night.
Opening play will start on Tuesday, May 5 at 10:00 a.m. with a scramble. No handicap is required, and we would encourage non-members to join in this fun event. Just call the Pro Shop to sign up.
We are excited about the changes for ladies’ play this year. The forward/orange tees now have a slope and course rating which means that you don’t have to play from the red tees on Ladies’ Tuesdays or any other day. We also have an active group of 9-hole players that has found golf to be fun again from the forward tees. Information about other golfing opportunities, such as weekend play, will be available at the dinner.
The Ligonier Country Club Ladies Golf Association (LCCLGA) is a not-for-profit organization formed to promote and foster the true spirit of the game of golf, and to create and maintain interest in the club and golf activities for women.
It is the intention of the Association to encourage a friendly environment for members, regardless of level of play. LCCLGA offers both a Tuesday 18-hole and 9-hole calendar of golf events for those who golf from May to September.
Lunch is encouraged following golf to share a few laughs and a few golf tales with your fellow Association members!
If you are interested in joining or learning more about the Ladies’ Golf Association, please feel free to contact one of the Board Members: Darlene Elliott, Melane Baraniak, JoAn Treskovich, Carolyn Morford or Barbara Sloan.
Member's Choice Menu
We were so happy that so many members participated in our survey for the opening menu for 2020! Thank you to all those who responded!
There were a few close races, so look for runner up items to show up on later menus.
The club reopened on March 10th. Check the Dining Page for the March/April Menu.
While you're here: Hop on over to the Events Page to find the list of club events for 2020 and see what events are coming up soon.
It is with great pleasure that I let you know that Sean Knaus has formally accepted our offer to become Head Golf Professional of Ligonier Country Club.
Sean comes to us from Edgewood Country Club, having also spent time at Pittsburgh Field Club. We'll let him tell you more about himself once he's settled in.
Once again, thank you to Dave Smail and Kristen Obush for leading the search effort, and to the members of our search committee for all their hard work.
We have a great team in place to move us forward in the coming year and into the future. With new key leadership in Jim Born and Sean, along with our great GM and established team, I am more confident than ever that the best days for Ligonier Country Club are ahead of it, and the recent changes that have been made will be a big reason for that.