2019 LOP Pro-AM

I just took a meteorology class on youtube, and I can guarantee no rain for our Pro-Am Friday, May 10th at Lake of the Pines C.C.

This year is our club’s 50th anniversary, and we are planning some very entertaining activities before the Pro-Am competition. We again have great payouts for all the winners, whether they be individual pros, or teams. The closest to the pins, and the putting contest will have some wonderful merchandise prizes for the amateurs, and $100 bills for the pros. A Hole-in-One on the 2nd hole will win an EZGO lithium battery, 2019 golf cart, an $8000. value. Movado has stepped up again as a gift sponsor with some stylish men, and lady watches.

Our tournament theme pays tribute to the 1970’s Celebrity Pro-Am Classics. Many of us have fond memories of the West Coast’s Bing Crosby Pro-Am, Bob Hope Desert Classic, Glen Campbell L.A. Open, Andy Williams San Diego Open, and the Dinah Shore LPGA, as well as on the East Coast, the St. Jude Danny Thomas Memphis Classic, Sammy Davis Jr. Hartford Open, and the Jackie Gleason Inverrary Classic. I was very fortunate to attend, and work at a few of these special events, and like Bob Hope use to say “Thanks for the Memories”. I expect a visit from Glen Campbell, Dean Martin, and a few other (look alike) celebrities, so bring you’re A game, and singing voice to warm up for the round with the golden oldies.
If you don’t have a team, no problem, we’ll have a few local members to join in.

Pat Shaw, “Rhinestone Cowboy”

Tentatively our PGA Pro list includes:
Dave Carr
Shawn Kelly
Daryl Fukano
Mike Galli
Jacob Marta
Bill Childs
Jamie Harper
Ryan Eckroat
Don Thames
Scott Prenez
Katy Hamilton
Brian Glosser
Paul Marchewka

Course walking clarification

Course walking clarification: The new walking policy schedule needs to be adhered to whether the course is open, or closed. The only time walkers are allowed on the paths while the course is closed, will be during the 2 annual aerification weeks, or during their normal scheduled times.

(Clarification; all)




Date: February 3rd

Time: 11am Shotgun

Format: 4 Person Scramble- 3 drives minimum with step aside after drive to green, all players putt.

Modified team handicap, official ind. hancp. required, or play scratch.

Flights: Men, Woman, and Mixed

Entry Fee: $18.00 annual pass member fee

Discounted Green fee: $25.00  + $18. tourn. entry = $43. Guest fee

Contests: Pre- event putting

Closest to the Pins

Super Bowl Team

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Player 2_______________________________Ghin___________

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Refer any questions to the golf shop @ 530-268-8337

Come join the fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#2 Green cut to match the others – Now they are all fast

Cold weather and slow growing greens have contributed to the FAST LOP greens this month. LOP Stimpmeter readings this month are at about 10.5 to 11.

The USGA stimpmetered putting greens across the country to produce the following recommendations:[1]

 Speed Length
Slow  4.5 feet (1.4 m)
Medium  6.5 feet (2.0 m)
Fast  8.5 feet (2.6 m)

For the U.S. Open, they recommend:[1]

 Speed Length
Slow  6.5 feet (2.0 m)
Medium  8.5 feet (2.6 m)
Fast  10.5 feet (3.2 m)

The greens at Oakmont Country Club (where the device was conceived) are some of the fastest in the world, with readings of 13–15 feet (4.0–4.6 m).