S&H Seniors Golf League


October 8, 2018 -- Passing of League Member
Ernest Stenstrop

Senior Golfers,

Ernest Stenstrop passed away on October 7. Ernest and his wife Darlene joined the League in 2008. Additional information is available in his obituary.

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

August 22, 2018 -- Awards Banquet
Awards Banquet

Senior Golfers,

Members and their guest are invited to attend the Awards Banquet to be held on October 16 in Chandler's Ballroom A. Registration forms will be mailed out this week and the cost is $20 per person. Complete the registration form and mail or drop off payment and form to the CRC Senior Center no later than September 21. 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 17, 2018 and no later than November 2, 2018.

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, 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

August 7, 2018 -- A Hole-In-One
John Wirtz

The first hole-in-one on hole #7 of the recently renovated SGC Players Course was made today. John Wirtz, League member since 2016, stepped up to the tee box with a 9-iron and hit his ball 125 yards to a hole-in-one and a second chip-in this season. John said, "It looked like a good shot that landed about a foot in front of the hole and then it disappeared. It wasn't until I got to the flag that I realized I had a hole-in-one." John has golfed for 25 years and this is his second hole-in-one. His golfing partners, Clark Bending, Rich Rammon and Bob Stauffer (8/9/16 hole-in-one on SGC Tournament hole #6), witnessed John's memorable event.

Jon Parsons, General Manager of Golf Operations, congratulated John and presented him with his own SGC Hole-N-One flag.

Congratulations John!!!

June 15, 2018 -- Players Course Opening
New Colored Tees

On July 3, the League will be playing on the Players and Tournament Courses and will continue for the rest of the season. Along with the newly renovated Players Course, new tees will also be installed on both courses. Women will play from the Cedar tees. Men will play from the Grey tees. Men 85 and older that elected to play the forward tees will play from the Cedar tees. See the SGC Project Updates for additional information.

May 22, 2018 -- Passing of League Member
Frank McGovern

Senior Golfers,

Frank McGovern, an S&H Seniors Golf League member from 2000 through 2013, passed away on May 21. Additional information is available in his obituary.

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

May 22, 2018 -- Remembrance Day
On May 29th 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  
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  
Bill Walsh 2009  
Al Himmel 2009 - 2015  
Don Peterson 2010 - 2017 Awards/Trophy
Allan Koffen 2013 - 2018  

April 29, 2018 -- Event Payouts
For 2018, the weekly Chip-in Pot will be $30 and the Special Event points will be a $1 per point.

April 25, 2018 -- Passing of League Member
Allan Koffen

Senior Golfers,

Allan Koffen, a current League member since 2013, passed away on April 13. Additional information is available in his obituary.

Our condolences to his family, fellow golfers and friends.

April 7, 2018 -- Member Golf Clinics
Schaumburg Golf Club

Two free one hour clinics will be held from 8:00 to 9:00 AM on May 11th and May 25th 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.

February 13, 2018 -- League Registration
2018 Registration

The 2018 S&H Seniors Golf League registration letter and membership application will be mailed this week to all current 2017 members. Registration for returning League members is now underway. The 2018 League registration process is as follows:

Therefore, if you intend to rejoin the League for the 2018 season, it is highly recommended that you not delay and register promptly prior to 5 pm Friday, March 23. If you cannot register in person and opt to mail in your membership application and fee, please be prompt in your mailing.

The SGC renovations will continue with the opening of the new Players course and the closing of the Baer course in early summer. The colors of the tees on all the courses at SGC will be changed when the Players course reopens. 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.

The Organizational Meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 3 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 2018 League changes will be addressed at the meeting and your attendance is strongly encouraged. Please bring your Golfer's Guide to the meeting.

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.

Lisa Perrone
Senior Center Supervisor
Schaumburg Park District

January 14, 2018 -- Happy New Year Senior Golfers!!!
9th Hole on Players

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

Senior Golfers,

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 Review
League changes for 2017: This year more than 3300 rounds of golf were booked at Schaumburg Golf Club and Walnut Greens. The League awarded $2313 to 132 members for six Special Events, 28 trophies to the top winners and $784 to 118 members for 176 chip-ins. Jon Parsons, General Manager of Golf Operations, provided two free one-hour Golf Clinics for members to improve their game. The year ended with 175 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.

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.

New Players

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
League Chair

November 15, 2017 -- Passing of League Member
Don Peterson

Senior Golfers,

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.