January 14, 2018 -- Happy New Year Senior Golfers!!!
Hope everyone had a nice holiday.
Looks like winter outside but it's never too soon to start thinking about golf. This year SGC will enter the second phase of their Golf Enhancement Plan. After opening the driving range in late spring and Players Course in the early summer, the Baer Course will close. Changes for this year will be covered in the registration letter that will be mailed in late February to 2017 members and be on the website. Last year is also in the League Archive.
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December 10, 2017 -- Passing of League Member
Dick Koepke, longtime League member, passed away on Friday, December 8. His dedicated leadership as League chairman was valued and appreciated.
Additional information is available in his obituary.
Our condolences to his wife Annette, family, fellow golfers and friends.
December 4, 2017 -- 2017 in ReviewLeague changes for 2017:
- In June, SGC started their three year Golf Enhancement Plan.
- The League was split and played on two courses (Baer and Tournament).
- Members were alternated every two weeks between the courses.
- To help with pace of play, the maximum strokes per hole was changed from 10 to 9, red tees moved forward on Tournament holes #1, #4 and #7 and Baer holes #1, #2 and #6 and SGC provided rangers.
- The weekly Chip-in Pot was set to $35 a week.
- The Team Net Stroke Play and Mini Classic events were replaced with two Scrambles.
I would like to thank the member volunteers who managed the budget, did the pairings, booked the tee times, ran the Special Events, did the handicaps and chip-ins, gave us a great banquet and door prizes, awarded the trophies, kept us informed over the internet and captured our moments in time. A special thanks to the Schaumburg Park District Senior Center, Schaumburg Golf Club and Walnut Greens for their continued help, support and advice.
After our October SGC meeting, Rich Wysocki and I walked the Players course with Jon Parsons. The larger front putting green and longer, wider practice range welcome golfers to the beginning of the SGC renovations. Same old course but with a brand new look. The new generation green and fairway grasses have a fluorescent green hue against the white sand bunkers. From a distance, the course looks like it's ready for play but the grasses are thin and will need some time to fill in. Greens have multiple fairway entrances and surround a good part of the green almost eliminating the long fescue grasses that were always fun getting out of. The tee boxes are rectangular with square edges. The new par-3 and par-4 holes look interesting and challenging to play. When these changes are made to the Baer and Tournament courses, it will make SGC a premier course to play. See the flyovers for the latest SGC renovations.
Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and a Healthy, Happy New Year.Ed Kelby
November 15, 2017 -- Passing of League Member
Don Peterson, a League member since 2010 and Awards/Trophy Committee volunteer, passed away. Additional information is available in his obituary.
Our condolences to his wife Irene, family, fellow golfers and friends.