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October 10, 2017 -- Unclaimed Prize Money and Trophies Reminder

Unclaimed Winnings League member unclaimed prize money, trophies and door prizes will be available until November 1. All prize money and trophies are disbursed at the annual Awards Banquet. Winners not present at the Awards Banquet must claim their money and trophy at the CRC Senior Center with a current ID. The Senior Center hours are normally 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. You should call (847-490-7026) to make sure someone will be there. Unclaimed prize money will be forfeited and will revert to the League Treasury. The following is a list of members with unclaimed prizes and trophies:

Albert, Jim Justen, Peter
Amos, Larry Keller, Ken
Bastian, William Little, Larry
Berger, Craig Marino, Ron
Bonavolonta, Anthony Ohlson, John
Booko, Joseph Olson, Robert
Bowman, Rich Patel, Mahendra
Cacaccio, Mike Ramini, Diab
Calderwood, William Rutter, Stu
Carlson, Jim Sharkey, Richard
Collins, Bill Sostarich, William
Coxe, Charles Stauffer, Robert
Eriksen, Debra Steiner, George
Foernssler, Roland Stewart, Robert
Gray, John Varner, David
Honaker, Bruce Vasquez, Ivan
Infusino, Thomas Whiteaker, Weldon
Johnson, Walter Wysocki, Richard
  Yoritomi, AJ

October 2, 2017 -- Passing of League Member

Sylvia Kaso

Senior Golfers,

Sylvia Kaso, an S&H Seniors Golf League member from 2004 through 2014, passed away. Additional information is available in her obituary.

Our condolences go out to her family, fellow golfers and friends.


August 29, 2017 -- Awards Banquet Registration

SGC Sign

Senior Golfers,

Members and their guests are invited to attend the Awards Banquet held on Tuesday, October 10 in Chandler's Ballroom A. Registration starts September 1 and the cost is $20 per person. Door prizes for all members attending! The registration form should be filled out and returned to the CRC Senior Center no later that September 22. Members unable to attend the Awards Banquet must pick up their trophies and event cash awards at the Senior Center after October 11, 2017 and no later than November 1, 2017.

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

The Awards Banquet program is as follows:

  • 11:30 a.m. — Doors Open, Pick up Name Tags, Event Cash Awards, Door Prizes, Photos and Cocktails (Cash Bar)
  • 12:15-1:15 p.m. — Lunch
  • 1:30 p.m. — Trophies and Grand Prize Drawings

Hope to see everyone there.

Kathy Stephansen
Awards Banquet Chair


July 29, 2017 -- Passing of League Member

Dave Crawford

Senior Golfers,

Dave Crawford, an S&H Seniors Golf League member from 2003 through 2016, passed away. Additional information is available in his obituary.

Our condolences go out to his family, fellow golfers and friends.


June 7, 2017 -- SGC Driving Range and Front Practice Green

The driving range and front practice green will close on Monday, June 12 and reopen late spring 2018. See the SGC Infrastructure Enhancement Plan for additional information.

The back practice green between the Tournament and Baer courses will be open. The indoor practice range simulators are also available. See details below and on the SGC website.

SGC Simulators


May 27, 2017 -- Passing of League Member

Harold Sterling

Senior Golfers,

Harold Sterling, a current S&H Seniors Golf League member since 2002, passed away on Thursday, May 25. Additional information is available in his obituary.

Harold was an avid golfer in two leagues (S&H Seniors Golf League and Legends), fisherman and sports fan. He volunteered as League Co-Chair and many community programs: AARP Senior Driving Instructor, Village of Schaumburg Committee on Aging, Schaumburg Police Department Crime Prevention and Forensics' Department, Meals on Wheels and received the Schaumburg Volunteer of the Year Award.

Our condolences go out to his family, fellow golfers and friends.


May 27, 2017 -- Remembrance Day

On May 30th 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
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  
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
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  
Don Dubois 2004 - 2005  
Joann Gwiasda 2004 - 2009  
Bob Cummings 2004 - 2014  
Don Cavi 2004 - 2015 Special Events
Ronald Trebotich 2007 - 2009  
John Froelich 2007 - 2011  
John Settipani 2007 - 2011  
Bill Walsh 2009  
Al Himmel 2009 - 2015  

February 15, 2017 -- League Registration

2017 Registration

The 2017 S&H Seniors Golf League registration letter and membership application will be mailed next week to all current 2016 members. The 2017 League registration process is as follows:

  • Returning League member registration will begin as soon as the letter is received. Registration is at the SPD Senior Center located in the Community Recreation Center from 9 AM to 5 PM Monday through Friday. Mail-in membership application and fee will be accepted as well. The mailing address is: SPD Senior Center, 505 North Springinsguth Road, Schaumburg, IL, 60194. Members registering by mail are responsible for picking up a copy of the Golfer’s Guide at the SPD Senior Center. All returning members are assured a 2017 membership if they register before 5 PM on Friday, March 24.
  • The 2017 membership fee is $33. Checks can be made payable to the Schaumburg Park District or cash and credit card are acceptable forms of payment.
  • New member registration for senior men and women ages 55 and older will begin at 9 AM, Monday, March 27 at the SPD Senior Center and end when the League membership cap of 215 is met.
Therefore, if you intend to rejoin the League for the 2017 season, it is highly recommended that you not delay and register promptly prior to Monday, March 27. If you cannot register in person and opt to mail in your membership application and fee, please be prompt in your mailing. The 2017 S&H Seniors Golf League membership application is enclosed with the letter and includes the following new additions:
  • Individuals and groups (twosomes, threesomes or foursomes) may request early or regular (inclusive of all) Open Play tee time rotations for the duration of the season and will be rotated throughout the earliest or regular available hours of Open Play tee times. For example, if an individual or group signed up for an early tee time rotation, they would be rotated within the first few hours of Open Play tee times depending on the number of early requests. For groups, every individual in the group must make the same selection or the group will be rotated into regular tee time rotations. This request does not apply to Special Events due to event pairing requirements.
  • Men 85 and older may request playing from the green tees at SGC and gold tees at WG and can compete in all Special Events after establishing a handicap from the green tees at SGC. The League must be notified if an eligible member elects to golf from the forward tees and that member can ONLY play from the forward tees for the remainder of the season.
Additional membership applications are available at the SPD Senior Center.

League changes for 2017 include two new Scramble events that will replace the Mini Classic and Team Net Stroke Play events and the maximum number of strokes per hole will be reduced from 10 to 9. Starting in June 2017, Schaumburg Golf Club will be improving one 9-hole course per year over the next three years, which includes new bunkers, greens, practice greens and driving range, two reconfigured holes on the Players Course and improvements to ease drainage issues. During the construction, the League will make the following changes:

  • League members that signed up to play on any given day will be split into two equal groups and will play on the two 9-hole courses that are open except for the S&H Classic which will be played on one course.
  • The starting tee time for May and September will be 7:05 AM. The starting tee time from June thru August will be 6:35 AM. The last scheduled League tee time on each of the two 9-hole courses could be as late as 9:35 AM to 10:05 AM based on 144 to 168 members signed up to play.
  • League members will be rotated between the two courses every two weeks.
The Organizational Meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 4 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 2017 League changes will be addressed at the meeting and your attendance is strongly encouraged. Please bring your Golfer's Guide to the meeting.

Several volunteers are needed to help on the League Committee this year.

  • Pairing/Tee Time Committee — This Committee needs two volunteers and meets every Wednesday morning to establish tee times for the following week. One of volunteers would serve as a backup for the chairperson, requiring Internet access as well as a working knowledge of Excel.
  • Handicap/Chip-in Pot Committee — This Committee needs a volunteer to share posting weekly scores and chip-ins with the chairperson. The volunteer needs Internet access as well as a working knowledge of Excel.
  • Awards Banquet Committee — This Committee needs volunteers to solicit door prizes and help the day of the Awards Banquet with member check-in and door prize distribution.
  • Website Committee — This Committee needs a volunteer to share posting weekly tee times and chip-ins and Special Event results with other Committee members. The volunteer needs Internet access as well as a working knowledge of Excel and FTP.
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.

Lisa Perrone
Senior Center Supervisor
Schaumburg Park District


January 21, 2017 -- Someone You Should Know: Dave Johnson Dave Johnson

Volunteering and having a community vision has been a part of Dave Johnson's lifestyle since he first came to Schaumburg some fifty years ago. Last Friday, the Illinois Association of Park Districts and the Illinois Parks and Recreation Association named him Commissioner of the Year.

Dave volunteers on the Schaumburg Park District Board of Commissioners and several other community boards as well as the League's Awards/Trophy Chair. See the Schaumburg Park District and Daily Herald articles for additional information.

Congratulations Dave. Job well done.


January 17, 2017 -- Happy New Year Senior Golfers!!!

Cold, rainy and cloudy!!! That's winter in northern Illinois. Hopefully we've had all of our snow for this year. Maybe an early Spring.

2016 is now in the Archives. Most of the website has been updated with the changes for 2017. Some of the changes include two new Scramble events that will replace the Mini Classic and Team Net Stroke Play events and the maximum number of strokes per hole will be reduced from 10 to 9.

Starting in June 2017, Schaumburg Golf Club will be improving one 9-hole course per year over the next three years, which includes new bunkers, greens, practice greens and driving range, two reconfigured holes on the Players Course and improvements to ease drainage issues. During the construction, the League will make the following changes:

  • League members that signed up to play on any given day will be split into two equal groups and will play on the two 9-hole courses that are open except for the S&H Classic which will be played on one course.
  • The starting tee time for May and September will be 7:05 AM. The starting tee time from June thru August will be 6:35 AM. The last scheduled League tee time on each of the two 9-hole courses could be as late as 9:35 AM to 10:05 AM based on 144 to 168 members signed up to play.
  • League members will be rotated between the two courses every two weeks.

Currently we're working on updating the Golfer's Guide. In late February, the registration letter and membership application will be mailed to all 2016 members and be on the website.

Ed Kelby
League Chair


December 4, 2016 -- 2016 in Review

League changes for 2016:

  • League has a new email address.
  • Team Net Stroke Play, Mini Classic and S&H Classic event scores applied toward handicaps.
  • Chip-in Pot $30/week first 11 weeks and $40/week the last 11 weeks.
  • Men 85 and older may request playing from the green tees at SGC and gold tees at WG and can compete in all Special Events after establishing a handicap from the green tees at SGC.
  • Individuals and groups (twosomes, threesomes or foursomes) may request early, late or normal Open Play tee time rotations for the duration of the season.
2016 in Review This year more than 3500 rounds of golf were booked at Schaumburg Golf Club and Walnut Greens. The League awarded $2280 to 117 members for six Special Events as well as 28 trophies to the top winners. Glenn Dunn and Bob Stauffer also received trophies for their hole-in-ones at Schaumburg Golf Club on Tournament holes #3 and #6 respectively. This year 125 League members accumulated 201 chip-ins and shared $821. Jonathan Parsons, General Manager of Golf Operations, provided four free one-hour Golf Clinics to 65 members to improve their game. The year ended with 181 members and guests attending the Awards Banquet at The Seville 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.

I would like to thank the League members who volunteered their time to work on the Committee and the Schaumburg Park District Senior Center, Schaumburg Golf Club and Walnut Greens for their continued help, support and advice.

The Schaumburg Golf Club Enhancement Plan will begin in June 2017 with a projected completion date of mid-2020. The next three years will bring several changes to the League. Information on how the project will affect League play will be on the website in January 2017 and in the registration letter that will be mailed in late February 2017.

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

Ed Kelby
League Chair