June 17, 2019 -- Website Volunteer Needed
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 DayOn 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|
|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
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
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.
- Friday, May 10, 2019 - Short game
- Friday, May 17, 2019 - Full swing
March 15, 2019 -- Head Pro Recognition
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, 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, 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
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, 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
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:
- Returning League member registration will begin when the letter is received. Returning members can register at the SPD Senior Center located in the Community Recreation Center from 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday. They can also mail in the membership application and fee. The mailing address is: SPD Senior Center, 505 North Springinsguth Road, Schaumburg, IL, 60194. All returning members are assured a 2019 membership if they register before 5 pm on Friday, February 22.
- The 2019 membership fee is $33. Payment can be made by check payable to the Schaumburg Park District, cash or credit card.
- New member registration for senior men and women ages 55 and older will begin at 9 am, Monday, February 25 at the SPD Senior Center and end when the League membership cap of 215 is met.
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:
- Moved balls replaced with no penalty
- Balls dropped from knee height not shoulder
- No penalty for double hit balls
- Putting with flagstick in hole permitted
- Water hazards now called penalty areas
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.
- 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.
- League Documentation - The League Committee needs volunteers to help with organizing, managing and updating League documentation. Volunteers would need Internet access as well as a working knowledge of Microsoft Word/Excel and Google Docs/Sheets.
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
Schaumburg Park District
S&H Seniors Golf League
December 4, 2018 -- 2018 in Review
League changes for 2018:
- New website design for all devices (smartphones, tablets and computers) and window and screen sizes.
- SGC continued their Golf Enhancement Plan with the Players closed.
- The League was split and played on the Baer and Tournament.
- Members were alternated every two weeks between the two courses.
- In July, SGC opened the Players and closed the Baer.
- The League was split and played on the Players and Tournament.
- The Red and Green tees were replaced with Grey and Cedar tees.
- To help with pace of play, the Grey tees were moved forward on Tournament holes #1, #4 and #7 and Players hole #9.
- The weekly Chip-in Pot was $30 a week.
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.
October 22, 2018 -- Passing of League Member
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.