S&H Seniors Golf League

News

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 shseniorsgolfleague@gmail.com 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.