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April 1, 2017     Volume 14, Issue 2

Welcome to a New Season from Dan Horner, Club President

Well, just when we all thought winter was going to be short and relatively mild, the old man let us know it was still only March. Thank you to everyone for their understanding when we decided to close a few days last month. We don't make those decisions lightly, but we must take into consideration the forecasts and the safety of our staff at all times of year. Hopefully we can put cold temperatures and snow behind for good soon. 

Thank you to everyone who has pre-purchased carts and guest fee packages. Both you and the club benefit from these early offers. You have until April 15th to get in on the discounts. More information can be found below. 

Events will be at full tilt before you know it. Already on the horizon we have Easter, Member-Guest, and Opening Day. Be sure to check the calendar and keep an eye on your email for important updates and announcements.

Event Calendar

Fridays to April 14th
Lenten Specials 

Friday, April 14th
Good Friday 
Best 2 of 4 event in the Shop
Lenten Buffet 11 am to 4 pm

Sunday, April 16th
Easter ~ Sold Out
No Regular Dining All Day

Friday, April 21st
Member Guest Golf Event

Saturday, April 22nd
Scampi/Pasta Bar Night

Saturday, April 29th
Opening Day Tournament
Scampi/Pasta Bar Night

Wednesday, May 3rd
Proprietary Meeting

Friday, May 5th
Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Buffet

Saturday, May 6th
Derby Day

Full Calendar
2017 Schedule of Events
*Click on Pictures for more information*

From the Pro

The better weather finally made it back to Pennsylvania this week and for the first time this season we were busy.  It was a great feeling for all the golfers to be in shorts and just a golf shirt.  We are looking forward to a great season!

Sharpen The Saw for the month of April.  This past Monday I was privileged to be in a group that had Hank Haney as the guest speaker.  While he had a lot of great technical ideas he offered one of the most simplistic ways to lower your handicap.  His 3 step plan to lower your handicap was: 1) no penalty shots during your round, no ob, water, unplayable lies, etc. 2) when chipping, pitching, or playing from a bunker you must always get the shot on in one 3) no 3 putts.  He simply called a round that strokes were added in any one of these 3 bullet points as a should of, would of, could of round. 

Opening Day Sat April 29-Both Ladies and Men will play Best 2 of 4 full Handicap, teams will be random selected by computer.  A Shotgun start at 9:15 with donuts and coffee to start at 8am, please sign up with the Golf Shop by 27th at 5PM.

Masters Par 3 Wednesday April 5- Par 3 Tournament, 5:30 Shotgun Start, you may make your own teams or be paired by the Golf Shop.  The event will be individual stroke play with Proximity prizes on each hole.  The entry will include a draw party following play and all participants will receive a player in the Masters Pool Tourney.

Ladies Day-Tuesday Opening Day will be Tuesday April 18th at 10am.  April-May-September will start at 10am, while June, July, and August will begin at 9am.  General play will be able to start up until ½ hour prior to the start of Ladies Day.

Spring Member Guest Friday April 21st

Men's Invitational-the information was mailed last week and registration has been brisk.  We will shut off registration when we reach 48 teams.  Optional practice round Thursday June 1st, followed by Tournament rounds on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd.
Shop News
Event Winners

Course Rules Reminder

The Golf Shop has a few rules that both you and your guests should know:
  • Upon your arrival and prior to going to the range or playing golf each Member and guest must check in at the Golf Shop.  Any guest that does not check in will be charged to the sponsoring member.
  • Tee-Times are always required
  • The new wave of poly athletic clothing without collar is not allowed on the golf course.  All shirts must have a collar or mock turtles must have a 1 ½ inch neck.
  • Cart rules are always posted on #1 and #10 tees.
  • No denim of any sort is allowed on the golf course after April 1st.
  • Speed limit once you enter the parking lot is 15 mph.  We have a lot of construction equipment here at the club currently, carts entering the parking lot, and young people that are working in the lot to serve you better, please be aware as well as cautious.
We are still accepting donations for the Pavilion. Click the picture for a donation form.

Ladies' Association News

Spring is just around the corner (we hope!) and that means that start of the 2017 Ladies’ Golf Association season. The Executive Board has put the finishing touches on a calendar of events that feature a variety of formats. Whether partner events, groupings by handicap or random assignment; fun games, special events or competitions; 9 holes or 18, the Association is hopeful that you find a reason to join our organization. Association dues of $50 are your passport to fun, friendship and great golf! Any Executive Board member will be happy to answer your questions or provide more information.

The season kicks off with the annual Opening Dinner on Thursday April 13. Join us for cocktails at 5:30 pm and dinner at 6:00 pm. Enjoy a delicious dinner, reconnect with old friends and make new contacts. Call the dining room to make your reservation. 

Opening Day on Tuesday April 18 will be a 5-person scramble…stress-free, lots of fun and a good way to knock off winter’s “rust". Association play continues every Tuesday. Note that April start times are at 10:00 am. You are asked to be at your cart (walking or riding) no later than 9:30 am for announcements and pairings. 

Remember, we welcome and encourage all female members of the Club, regardless of skill or competitive interest, to join the Ligonier Ladies’ Golf Association and have some fun!

LCC Ladies Golf Association Executive Board 
Karen Hough
Robin Giunta
Sheila Kassel
Betty Rosa
Hollis Hall

Ladies’ Spring Dinner

Thursday, April 13th

Cocktails at 5:30
Dinner at 6:00

The evening provides a wonderful opportunity to get reacquainted while enjoying a delicious meal.

Payment of LGA dues for 2017 accepted prior to the event.

RSVP 724-238-7620 ext 2

Upcoming Golf Events

*Click on Pictures for more information*
Online Sign Ups

Welcome New Members

Carol Clawson
Michael Snyder
Patrick Flannagan
Mark Goetz
James Cooper

Welcome Back
John MacPhail
Thomas Conn
Fran Hite

Course Beautification

Our Superintendent John Hugo always appreciates a helping hand when it comes to the flower beds and other areas around the course. If you enjoy working outdoors and getting in the dirt, feel free to ask John or Al Bayer if you are interested in volunteering some time. 

We also want to take a minute to remind everyone about our Course Beautification Program, reinstated about 10 years ago by the request of the membership. Click HERE for more information and member tee assignments. 

Derby Day
Sat. May 6th

Come and cheer for your favorite horse during the 143rd Running of the Kentucky Derby!

Enjoy a traditional buffet.  
Come early so you don't want to miss the Horse betting, mint julep specials, & hat contest!

Come Early, Race starts at 6:34pm! Entertainment will follow the race.

$25 per person for the buffet, race and entertainment
Call 724-238-7620 ext 6 to make your reservation! Event sold out quickly last year.

*Event may be held in the Pavilion*

GHIN Handicap System

The annual fee is $25 and will be.billed on March 31st (if not prepaid last year) according to 2016's participation list. Contact the office to be added or removed from the GHIN list.

April Hours

Monday Closed; Tues-Thurs 11:30 am - 8 pm; Fri-Sat 11:30 am - 9 pm; Sun 11:30 am - 8 pm

Pro Shop: 
Monday Closed, Tuesday-Friday Open 9 am until Tuesday 18th then open at 7:30, Weekends 7:30am
*Shop may open earlier or later according to reserved tee times and/or weather

Tuesday-Friday 9 am to 4 pm

Automatic Payments

We now offer automatic payments via Visa or MasterCard.
You can find the Card Authorization Form Here:
Additional Member Information
Or Download a Form
Return your form to the Office, PO Box 597, Ligonier, PA 15658 or email it to
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