Future Frost Delay Notifications

Good morning from the LOP golf pro shop. We will be sending notifications each morning about any frost delay or other pertinent information. For those of you receiving this notification, please ask your golf pals if they received the notification also. If they didn’t, urge them to go to the website or app and allow notifications.

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Pro Shop Staff

Winter Rules adopted by committees, and clubs Nov. 1st through Feb. 28th

1. Lift-clean-place, no closer to the hole, 1 grip length.

2. Ball must not be moved from fringe to green, or rough to fairway.

3. Plugged balls: locate ball, lift-clean-place. (During winter season only, hole 6 plugged balls lost; if group of competitors agree where ball plugged, player may replace in that location, no penalty)

4. Casual water; If your ball is in the general area, is water visible on the surface of the ground underneath your ball before, or after you take your stance? In other words, does water squish up to the surface when you put your feet on the ground around the ball? If the answer is yes to both questions, then you can get relief from casual water. Taking relief from casual water is pretty easy. You can pick up your ball from the casual water, clean it, and then you can drop it at the nearest point without casual water that’s no nearer the hole. There is no penalty. If a player finds their ball and stance in casual water in a bunker, there are two options. The player may drop the ball in the bunker at a point that provides maximum available relief (i.e., less water than the current position) without penalty. If that’s not good enough, a player can take a one-stroke penalty and drop the ball outside the bunker while going back as far as they want, keeping the point where the ball lay directly between the hole and where the ball is dropped.

5. The cart path only option is determined the morning of play and will be posted at shop.

6. Frost delay is decided by Superintendent, who will conveyed to shop 1 hour before tee time.

Online Tee Times are Here!

Here is how it works…

Login with your email and password at this page.


Once logged in you will see the following:

Click on the Calendar tab to select from either:

Open Tee Times – For non club tee times

If you are a member one of the following clubs you will also see these choices : Men’s 18, Men’s 9 , Women’s 18 or Women’s 9

Select a club to book a time of that club’s day. For example, the Thursday Sweeps will only allow you to book tee times for the alloted times for the MGC Thursday Sweeps. Either Tee times or Shotgun times will appear.

Pick a date and the available times will show.

Select the number of Players and then enter the names of the players.

You will get an email confirmation.

Tee Time Availability is possible 7 days in advance at 9:00 AM the same time the Proshop / Course Opens. 

LOP Golf Course Closure

Good morning golfers,
    I’ve just completed a National PGA Board Meeting, and they supplied an updated list of states that were allowing golf to be played with social distancing restrictions. There are 21 states with full playing privileges for all golf courses, 16 states with certain spot area openings, and 13 states that are not allowing play, but the courses will still be maintained. A golf course not maintained turns into a hazardous field, with increased tick and mosquito populations, and un-kept turfgrass can be lost forever.       Concerning our community course, being now closed from yesterday morning, due to the GM and Board’s decision on advice from their consul, we will be scheduling two marshaling shifts per day, 10a.m.-2 p.m., and 2p.m.-6p.m. The marshals will be there to make sure no damage is done to the course, along with making sure the walkers are on the path, and no dogs are off leash. Unfortunately, and it breaks my heart, but we will be making sure no one is playing until the restrictions are lifted.
    I’ve been playing golf since I was 5 years old, all over the Western Hemisphere, and it has given so much to myself and my family. Probably the greatest gift, is the relationships that came with all the special events, or even during a simple pickup game of 18 holes. I can remember playing with so many wonderful ladies and gentlemen in the 70’s who were so passionate about the game. They are mostly passed on now, but their image and kind hearts are burned into my memory.
    I have hope, and some ideas, that when the end of the month comes, this course can open again with no fear of negatives but appreciating what the course and the game can give our private community. On the bright side, the course was going to be closed all next week, and this weekend because of rain, which takes us to the middle of the month. Having the greens aerified, putting is strictly a no skill, sledgehammer swing that is awful for your stroke, so you wouldn’t want to play on those things anyway. Putting is like a fine art to be diligently practiced and cared for. It can save your round’s score, and keep you coming back for more. All my life, if someone ever asked me how I putted after a round, my answer was either good, or great! Just because you missed a few putts doesn’t mean you’re putting bad; you just didn’t start them online. Your putter is one of your greatest tools for scoring success, believe and trust it.
    When I was younger, I unfortunately grew up eating too much McDonald type process food resulting in clogged arteries (atherosclerosis) by 20 years old. But as Patrick’s luck would have it, it was a blessing in disguise. I became a student of the health sciences and cleaned my internal self-up and my problems disappeared. Why I mention this, is that we should be focusing now, in this current atmosphere of virus-mania, to concentrate on getting our immune systems as strong as possible. Exercising, fresh air, sunshine, quality sleep, pure water, fruits and veggies, and a productive hobby, along with a positive attitude, are all facets of a solid foundation to springboard into a healthy future. Healthful living produces health!   
    LOP is a wonderful community filled with assortment of great personalities. We need to stick together, building each other up, and making sure our community rises above the negatives, and grasps at a bright future that God will provide.   

Sincerely yours,

Your Pro Paddy O’Shaw