CorresPONDence from the Golf Shop
May is here and with it we get into the full swing of the golf season, even though the weather makes it feel otherwise.
The kickoff to the season began this April with several LGA events including the Rules Workshop, Spring Meeting and 9 Hole Mixer, and the LGA’s Opening Day on April 23rd. The Bandits and Men have been teeing it up weekly since the first week of April and we had the official kickoff on April 25 with the Opening Day Scramble.
Men’s Opening Day was our annual computer drawn team scramble with a weighted USGA scramble handicap. The format kept everyone in the hunt with only nine shots separating the entirety of the field. This year’s Champions are as follows with each of these teams receiving their participation and place points toward the 2015 Players’ Cup.
55 – Andy Carrigan, Rick Christy, Tom Phalin, Tom Ondrejko – 10 points each
56 – Bob Champe, Matt Falosk, George Mondik – 8 points each
57 – Jeremy Markey, Tim Phalin, Marty Steele, Dr. Eugene Paluso – 7 points each
We had a two way tie for fourth and each of those players will receive 4.5 points
Each player was given a Lone Pine Signature Tumbler for their participation in the event which entitles them to $1 refills on fountain drinks and coffee as long as they use their tumbler. The tumblers are made to accept a straw to help us reduce waste of Styrofoam cups throughout the year. Even if you did not participate, we will have the tumblers available for sale in the shop all season.
We have many opportunities for members to participate in events this month including the fitting days May 2-3 from 1:00-5:00 on the range, the return of the Member/Member on May 16, our first STAG event of the year on Wednesday May 20, and the Memorial Day event on May 25, and the first Hit & Giggle of the year on May 30. The LGA has a weekly event every Thursday and we will be starting up the Ladies Golf Workshops May 12. We want to give you every chance possible to take part in our Player Development series which will not only work on how to play better, but to feel better and enjoy the game more.
Invitational Signup Cards are in the Golf Shop, in order to guarantee your tee gift will be here for the event, we need to have all of your team’s information by May 15. If you would like to sign up, please contact the golf shop as soon as possible. The field is limited to the first 48 teams. Male Members of any classification (Social Golf, Social Dining, Full Golf, Intermediate, Limited Golf, and Super Senior are eligible to sign up. Reminder that guests must have a verifiable USGA handicap.
I look forward to seeing you all at the club.
JR Pond, PGA