S&H Seniors Golf League

News

October 6, 2019 -- Passing of League Member
Ralph Brusko

Senior Golfers,

Ralph Brusko, a League member from 2003 through 2016, passed away. Additional information is available in his obituary at obituary

Our condolences to his wife Marlene, family, fellow golfers and friends.

September 15, 2019 -- Awards Banquet Registration Reminder

Senior Golfers,

The Awards Banquet registration deadline is September 24. Registration forms after that date will not be accepted.

Kathy Stephansen
Awards Banquet Chair

August 19, 2019 -- Awards Banquet
2019 Banquet

Senior Golfers,

Members and their guest are invited to attend the Awards Banquet to be held on October 15 in Chandler's Ballroom A. Registration forms will be mailed out this week and the cost is $20 per person. Registration starts when you receive the form in the mail. Complete the registration form and mail or drop off payment and form to the CRC Senior Center no later than September 24. No refunds after September 24. Door prizes for all members attending! Members unable to attend the Awards Banquet must pick up their trophies and event cash awards at the Senior Center after October 16, 2019 and no later than November 1, 2019.

Meal selections include Sirloin of Beef with Mushroom Bordelaise Sauce, Chicken Bruschetta (Gluten Free) and Balsamic Glazed Vegetables with Baked Potato. In addition to your selected entree, Rolls & Butter, Tossed Salad, Baked Potato with Sour Cream & Chives, Broccoli with Garlic Butter, Rainbow Sherbet, Coffee, Tea, Decaf and Iced Tea will be provided. Each registrant also receives a drink ticket good for a House Wine, Domestic Beer or Soft Beverage.

The Awards Banquet program is as follows:

Hope to see everyone there.

Kathy Stephansen
Awards Banquet Chair

June 17, 2019 -- Website Volunteer Needed
Desktop

The League Committee is in need of a Website Chair. The job involves maintaining the League website and managing other Committee members that post scores, tee times, photos, Special Events and Chip-ins. Skills needed include a software programming background with familiarity with Perl, HTML and CSS and working with web hosting services. Training will be provided.

Please contact the League at if you are interested or have any additional questions.

May 28, 2019 -- Remembrance Day
On June 4th we honor those members who are gone but not forgotten.
Deceased Member Membership Committee Served
Joyce Paul Weltzien 1976 - 2007 Founded League 1976
Speros Michaels 1990 - 2013 Special Events
Dan Grueneich 1990 - 2015 Special Events
Dick Koepke 1990 - 2015 League Chair
Milt Newton 1991 - 1994 Trophy
Betty Brennan 1991 - 1994 First Banquet Chair
Lou Hirakawa 1991 - 1995 Designed Original League Logo
Roy Fenton 1991 - 1996 Door Prize
Henry Whalen 1991 - 1996  
Hennie Whalen 1991 - 1996  
Tony DeMayo 1991 - 1998 Membership
Lou Palkner 1991 - 1999  
Joe Fontechia 1991 - 2004  
Henry Dietz 1991 - 2006 Banquet
Bob Schalk 1991 - 2006 Special Events, Pairing/TeeTimes
Penny Dietz 1991 - 2009 Banquet
Jack Guthrie 1992 - 1995 Door Prize
Pat Brennan 1992 - 2007  
Rich Jeske 1993 - 1994 Pairing/TeeTime
Gene Richmond 1993 - 1995 Door Prize
Joe Fontechia 1993 - 1999 Chip-in Pot
Ed Nolan 1993 - 2007  
Stan Dickson 1994 - 1998 Membership, Pairing/TeeTime, Chip-in Pot
Ned Magnini 1994 - 2001  
John Fitzgibbons 1994 - 2000  
Ralph York 1994 - 2004 Handicaps, Pairings, Finance, Chip-in Pot
Pat Jeske 1994 - 2012 Membership, Banquet
Bob Mertes 1995 - 1999 Special Events
John Finlayson 1995 - 2012 Membership, Pairings, Rules
Carol Ahlstedt 1996 - 1999  
Betty O'Shea 1996 - 2000 Banquet
Gene Deneen 1996 - 2005 Pairing/TeeTime, Co-Chair, Special Events, Finance
Minru Norikane 1996 - 2007  
Gary Thomas 1996 - 2008  
Duane Kosloske 1996 - 2009 Special Events, Trophy, Banquet, Membership,
    Finance, Chip-in Pot, Publicity
Art Springer 1996 - 2010  
Tony Drobnik 1996 - 2018 Special Events
Bob Murphy 1997 - 1998  
Frank Klein 1997 - 2008  
Herb Haase 1997 - 2009  
Dan Hildebrandt 1997 - 2013 Banquet
Phil Allen 1998 - 2003  
Sean Hastings 1998 - 2012  
Frank Powell 1998 - 2012  
Lee Heinrich 1998 - 2014  
Nancy Atamian 1999 - 2009 Banquet
Frank McGovern 2000 - 2013  
George Badame 2001 - 2008 Finance, Banquet
Dee DeJulio 2001 - 2013  
Vince Farace 2002 - 2006  
Harold Sterling 2002 - 2017 Co-Chair
Diana Crawford 2003 - 2011 Pairing/TeeTime, Banquet
Frank Ziola 2003 - 2014  
Dave Crawford 2003 - 2016  
Don Dubois 2004 - 2005  
Joann Gwiasda 2004 - 2009  
Sylvia Kaso 2004 - 2014  
Bob Cummings 2004 - 2014  
Don Cavi 2004 - 2015 Special Events
Ronald Trebotich 2007 - 2009  
John Froelich 2007 - 2011  
John Settipani 2007 - 2011  
Chuck Pepper 2007 - 2018  
Mel Quinn 2007 - 2018  
Ernest Stenstrop 2008 - 2018  
Bill Walsh 2009  
Al Himmel 2009 - 2015  
Barb Kedzior 2009 - 2016 Banquet
Don Peterson 2010 - 2017 Awards/Trophy
Allan Koffen 2013 - 2018  

April 25, 2019 -- 2019 Golfer's Guide
2019 Golfer's Guide

The Golfer's Guide contains information on how the League is run, rules for Special Events and the new League Rules of Golf. Each League member is expected to read, understand and follow the guide to insure FUN for everyone in the League. Copies of the Golfer's Guide were distributed at the Organizational Meeting. If you didn't get your copy, please pick one up at the SGC Pro Shop. Contact any Committee member if you have any questions.

April 23, 2019 -- Member Golf Clinics
SGC Logo

Two free one-hour clinics will be held from 9:00 to 10:00 AM on May 10th and May 17th for S&H Seniors Golf League participants. The clinics will be limited to the first 25 who sign up in the golf shop.

Come into the golf shop or call (847) 885-9000 to sign up.

March 15, 2019 -- Head Pro Recognition
Jon Parsons

Jon Parsons, General Manager of Golf Operations, received the 2018 Merchandiser of the Year award from the Illinois PGA Section for his successful promotion of golf. See the Schaumburg Park District website for additional information. SGC hosts many Illinois PGA events and local golf leagues. Jon and his staff provide support and advice that make the S&H Seniors Golf League a success.

Jon, congratulations for receiving the award and thanks for supporting the League!

March 11, 2019 -- Passing of League Member
Tony Drobnik

Senior Golfers,

Tony Drobnik, current League member since 1996 and Special Events Committee volunteer, passed away on March 6. Additional information is available in his obituary.

Tony was an avid golfer in two leagues (S&H Seniors Golf League and Legends), gardener, fisherman and Ohio State fan. In his spare time in the winter, he helped organize and run many one-week golf trips to Sebring, FL. His golf knowledge and experience was a valued asset that he shared with other golfers and leagues.

Our condolences to his family, fellow golfers and friends.

February 28, 2019 -- Passing of League Member
Barb Kedzior

Senior Golfers,

Barb Kedzior, a League member from 2009 through 2016, passed away on Tuesday, February 26.

Barb served on the Banquet Committee for many years.

Our condolences to her family, fellow golfers and friends.

February 24, 2019 -- New Rules of Golf
New Rules

League Members,

This year the USGA has made some significant changes to the Rules of Golf. In the past the League has followed the USGA Rules of Golf and added a few of our own Local Rules like if you went into a water hazard you could drop on the other side and take one penalty stroke. This year the League used the new USGA Rules of Golf as a guide for deriving our own set of League Rules of Golf. The new League rules are similar to but differ from the USGA Rules of Golf and provide a simplified, consistent and senior friendly set of golf rules. The Golf Etiquette and Pace of Play webpages have also been updated. Please review these changes and give us your feedback and questions at . All these changes will be discussed in depth at our Organizational Meeting that will be held on Tuesday, April 23 at 1 pm in the Heritage Room at the Community Recreation Center. Please attend.

February 20, 2019 -- Passing of League Member
Mel Quinn

Senior Golfers,

Mel Quinn, a current League member since 2007, passed away February 13. Additional information is available in his obituary.

Our condolences to his family, fellow golfers and friends.

February 1, 2019 -- League Registration
2019 Registration

To: 2018 S&H Seniors Golf League Members and New 2019 Members

The 2019 S&H Seniors Golf League registration letter and membership application will be mailed next week to all current 2018 members. The 2019 League registration process is as follows:

If you intend to rejoin the League for the 2019 season, please do not delay. Register promptly prior to 5 pm Friday, February 22.

If you cannot register in person and opt to mail in your membership application and fee, please be prompt in your mailing.

The Organizational Meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 23 at 1 pm in the Heritage Room at the Community Recreation Center, 505 North Springinsguth Road, Schaumburg, IL, 60194. The Heritage Room is located in the northeast corner of the CRC building. The 2019 League changes will be addressed at the meeting and your attendance is strongly encouraged.

CHANGES FOR 2019

The Schaumburg Golf Club (SGC) renovations will continue with the opening of the new Baer course and the closing of the Tournament course during the summer. Members that sign up to play on any given day will be split into two approximately equal groups and will play on both 9-hole courses that are open except for the S&H Classic event which will be played on one course. Members will be rotated between the two courses every two weeks of Open Play.

All League play will be in accordance with League Rules of Golf as approved by the League Committee. Our Local Rules are similar to but differ from the USGA Rules of Golf. A summary of the more important changes are listed below:

See the League Rules of Golf section in the 2019 Golfer's Guide for complete details and on the League's website in early April. The Golfer's Guide will be available first at the Organizational meeting and then will be available at SGC for those who can't make that meeting. The late availability of this year's Golfer's Guide is because the USGA has made numerous rule changes this year and we want to include all the changes that apply to our League.

The first day of golf for the 2019 season is Tuesday, May 7th.

Members will be able to sign up for the first week of golf at the Organizational Meeting. After the meeting, the signup sheet will be posted on the SGC bulletin board after 4 pm on April 23 and will be removed after 3 pm April 30. Members who want to golf on May 7 and were unable to sign up at the Organizational Meeting or at SGC must request a tee time by sending an email (preferred) to or by calling the Pairing/Tee Time Committee before 9:00 pm on Tuesday, April 30.

The success of the League depends on the member volunteers that run it. If you're interested in making a good league even better and meeting new friends, think about joining the League Committee. Several volunteers are needed to help on the League Committee this year.

If you know of any senior family, friends or neighbors interested in joining the League, have them contact the SPD Senior Center at 847-490-7026 for additional information.

See you at the meeting.

Rich Wysocki
Chair
Schaumburg Park District
S&H Seniors Golf League

December 4, 2018 -- 2018 in Review
Winter Starter

League changes for 2018:

This year more than 3400 rounds of golf were booked at Schaumburg Golf Club and Walnut Greens. The League awarded $1828 to 110 members for five Special Events, 22 trophies to the top winners and $658 to 94 members for 132 chip-ins. A trophy was also awarded for a hole-in-one. Jon Parsons, General Manager of Golf Operations, provided two free one-hour Golf Clinics for members to improve their game. The year ended with 185 members and guests attending the Awards Banquet at Chandler's for lunch, door prizes, Special Event prize money and trophies. Door prizes were purchased from League membership fees and received from the generous donations of League Supporters. Additional information for this year can be found in the 2018 League Archive.

I would like to thank the member volunteers who helped with the budget, pairings, tee times, Special Events, handicaps, chip-in pot, Awards Banquet, door prizes, trophies, website and photos. A special thanks to the Schaumburg Park District Senior Center, Schaumburg Golf Club and Walnut Greens for their continued help, support and advice.

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and a Healthy, Happy New Year.

Ed Kelby
Website Chair

October 22, 2018 -- Passing of League Member
Chuck Pepper

Senior Golfers,

Chuck Pepper, a current League member since 2007, passed away August 28. Additional information is available in his obituary.

Our condolences to his family, fellow golfers and friends.