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May 2017

 


Spring is here and the golf season is officially underway. 

The 5th Annual Men's August Invitational will be conducted from August 10th - 12th.  The application and event info will be emailed to the membership in mid-late May.  The event promises to be three fun filled days of golf, entertainment, and camaraderie.  More info to follow soon….

New for 2017, the golf staff at ECC wanted to create a weekly league atmosphere for our younger membership (40 & under give or take) to come enjoy the club and each other’s company! Starting Thursday, May 4th and running every Thursday throughout the season (except June 8, August 10th, and August 31st) we will do a 5:45 mini shotgun for this league. To sign up, please call the golf shop by 4pm on Thursday so we can randomly pair teams.

We will have a different team game along with great food and drink specials in the Men’s Grille afterwards. It will be a fun and relaxed way to get to know people your age at the club while playing a team format! The Golf Professional Staff will also be out playing some weeks with teams and in different groups. We look forward to a great turnout for this inaugural weekly event and we hope to see everybody soon!     

The first Twilight Golf of the year will be Friday, May 25th beginning at 5:00 PM.  This night will be played as a 9 hole step aside scramble with drinks available throughout the course.  Sign up as a twosome and we will pair you with two others or sign up as a foursome for these fun nights.  These are no longer couples events.  Groups can consist of 4 men, 4 women, or 2 couples.  Configure your group any way you want.  The sign up sheet is posted on the bulletin board in the hallway outside of the golf shop.

Like last year, ECC will have a Tuesday Evening Ladies Nine Hole Golf League.  This league is designed for those Ladies new to the game or women looking to play nine and relax for the evening.  This is a very stress free league open to our lady golf and social members.  From now through June 27th, it is open to all Ladies members that do not yet have golf privileges.  We want you to come out, see the course, enjoy the facility, and build new friendships.  There are no tournaments and no contests.  Simply come on out and play for just a cart fee.  Ladies will be paired in two-somes.  You can find a playing partner yourself or simply call the shop and we will pair you accordingly.  The first one of these weekly events is May 9th.  There will be a brief clinic starting at 4:45 PM every week and golf will begin at 5:00 PM. 

We will also be doing a 9 Hole scramble on May 2nd for all of our 9 and 18 hole ladies to come out and play together in a relaxed environment.  This low key event is designed for all ladies here at Edgewood to enjoy a night at the club together.   Please contact the Golf Shop with any questions or to sign up for any of the above events.

The driving range is open and the hours of operation for the month of May will be 7:30 AM – 7:00 PM.  The range will open at 7:00 AM on weekends.  Golf Lessons are now available.  If you have never seen your swing on video before, set up an appointment.  Seeing is believing and it will help your game. 

All of our club fitting carts have arrived.  Demo clubs are available to use everyday from Titleist, Cobra, Ping, Taylor Made, and Callaway.  The Golf Shop Staff is here to help you.  If you have any questions regarding any of the new equipment, please ask. 

Our official Demo Weekend is set for Friday May 5th, Saturday May 6th, and Sunday May 7th.   From 4:00-7:00 on Friday come out and see the latest from Ping, Cobra, and Titleist.  Then on Saturday from 11:00-3:00, Taylor Made and Callaway will be here to showcase what they have to offer this season.  Finally on Sunday from 11:00 – 3:00, come try the latest products from golf upstart PXG.  Each company will have a Trackman launch monitor for computerized club fittings.  Those appointments must be scheduled in advance by contacting the golf shop directly.   Our PGA Professional staff will also be on the range each day to provide guidance and help you when you are trying the new products.

As always, I will match any store’s advertised price on golf clubs plus allow you to trade in your old clubs to further offset the cost.  Prices from Dicks and Golf Galaxy don’t scare us.  We will match their price plus provide an in depth free custom fitting with an actual PGA Professional and a smile to go with it!!!

Finally, I am thrilled to say we will continue our agreement and partnership between Edgewood Country Club and the Omni Bedford Springs Resort.  Last year we had many members take advantage of this great opportunity.  This deal brings two classic Donald Ross courses together in a member only agreement.  Details of the program are listed on the next page of the newsletter.  This program will allow our current ECC members discounted rates to stay and/or play at the Omni Bedford Springs Resort. Everyone is always looking for that quick two day getaway.  This program will provide a great opportunity for members to get that day or two of relaxation away from Pittsburgh at a world-class facility.  Having been there several times myself, I can say it is worth every penny!  Programs like these provide yet another reason why ECC is the place to be a member. All reservations will be handled by Pete Micklewright for this program.  Please be in touch with any questions.

2017 promises to be a fun and exciting year.  Please contact the Golf Shop to register for any of the events mentioned or if you have any questions regarding the upcoming Golf Season.  As always, all info will also be available in my weekly golf newsletter delivered via email every Tuesday.  We will see you at the club!!!

Pete Micklewright

Head Golf Professional