July Newsletter

June was a very wet month, but it did have some moments of outstanding golf sprinkled in between the rain drops. The Western Pennsylvania Golf Association paid us a visit as we hosted one of the qualifiers for the West Penn Amateur. The course proved to be a true challenge with only four players breaking par. We received rave reviews and we have been asked to host the U.S. Senior Amateur Sectional Qualifier for 2016. This is a great honor as we are quickly becoming a regular stop for the W.P.G.A. which gives us exposure to some of the best players in the area. It is a testament to the quality we are all enjoying thanks to the hard work of Brian and the Grounds Crew.

The LGA had their Grandmother’s Tournament on June 11th with Linda Vivian besting the field with a net 73. Jean Lehman came in second with a net 74 and there was a tie between Carol DeSimone and Gail Balent both having net 75.

The Parent Offspring grew a little this year, however it is still a far cry from the size field I hope to see in the future. This year we did have the addition of a Mother Son division with Lisa Steele and Zack Steele grabbing first place. In the Father Son Division Mike Calabrese and Dylan Aftanas claimed the top spot with Joe Meneskie and Sam Dinka coming in second.

The Men’s Invitational was a great success and I was told by several participants that this was our best Invitational to date. It ended with a three way tie heading back to hole 16 for a sudden death playoff where two teams advanced to a chip off due to weather.   Marty Valentic and Brian Baker edged out Bob Efaw and Jeff Kiley to grab the title of 2015 Men’s Invitational Champions.

Augusta National Flight

Terry George – Joe Dyer                                                27 1/2 points

Tony Aprea – Fred Gustave                          25 1/2 points

Cypress Point Flight

Bob Efaw – Jeff Kiley                                       28 1/2 points

Matt Falosk – Dave Galardini                       27 points

Merion Flight

John Mark Hunter – Jim McMurray           30 points

John Dziak – Anthony Andronas                 25 points

Oakmont Flight

Marty Valentic – Brian Baker                        29 1/2 points

Ken Helfer – Ken Buker                                  24 1/2 points

July is lining up to be a very busy month with the Fourth of July Men’s Event, Medal Play Championship July 11, V.C. Neal Senior Club Championship July 11, Match Play Championship, Jr. Club Championship July 25, and several outings which will cause some restrictions and closings to the club and course.

The Washington County Chamber of Commerce will be celebrating their 15th year with us on July 10th. The course will be closed until approximately 2:30 and the Grille Room will be closed until 4:00. The Autism Open is returning July 24th which will also close the course until approximately 2:30 and the Grille will be closed until the Date Night dinner at 5:00.

Thank you all for your understanding as we continue to work on ways to improve your overall experience. I look forward to seeing you all at the club.

JR Pond,PGA

Head Golf Professional

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