Thank you to all participants of
the 2017 Men's League for a GREAT start to this year's league.
The weather was great and we had some very good scores recorded for
League #1. Hopefully, the rest of the League will go as smoothly
as the first. You can see all of the results of League #1 on our
website and they are posted in the pro shop and snack bar area. Please remember that next week's league will be on Thursday, June 8 due to the Hospital Outing on Wednesday.
This year's PGC Jr. Golf Camp
will be from June 12 thru June 16. This is for any boy or girl
who has just finished grades 1 thru 8. Cost is $30. Call,
come in, or be here by 8:45 on June 12 to get signed up. If you
know of anyone who might be interested, please pass this info on to
The drawing for the TEAM MATCH PLAY is posted
in the pro shop and can be found on our website. The first two rounds
of matches are to be played by July 14.
I know that this is a very busy time of year,
but there has not been 1 match played in the Net Match Play Tournament.
The time period for these matches is over June 14. Please try to stay
as close to the posted dates as possible.
The sign up for the Men's Gross
Match Play Tournament is in the Pro Shop. You need to be signed
up by June 13. Play can begin on June 15.
The Jay County Hospital Outing is Wednesday,
June 7 with a 12:30 start time. They have 23 teams, as of now. We need
all morning carts in by 11:30 so that we can properly prepare for this
event. The course will then be closed until around 5:00.
On Sunday, June 11 we have
an 8 team outing starting at 9:00. More info about open play that
morning will be coming next week.
The JCHS boys golf team will be
playing in the Hickory Hills Sectional on Monday, June 5. Good
luck to all involved and let's get to the Regional.
Net Match Play
Those of you who are playing in the
Net Match Play, please try to get your matches played within the posted
time frame. We often have trouble with this tournament finishing on
time. Please work hard to try to stay on schedule.
A reminder to all Men's League participants that your first day of league is tomorrow, Wednesday May 24.
Team Match Play
The Team Match Play sign-up deadline
is next Tuesday, May 30. This is a partner 1BB event using your full
handicap. As of now, we only have 7 teams signed up and would like to
have a whole lot more. Play begins on June 1 for this event.
Gross Match Play
The sign up sheet for the Gross Match
Play Tournament is up in the Pro Shop. Sign up deadline is Tuesday
June 13 and play begins on Thursday June 15.
Jerry's May Tournament
Thank you to the 22 players who were
able to participate in Jerry's first tournament last Sunday.
Congratulations to winners Orie Poole and Scott West. Results are on
Jr. Golf Camp
The Jr. Golf Camp will be held during
the week of June 12 - 16. This camp is open to any boy or girl
finishing grades 1 thru 8 this year. Cost is only $30 for the entire
week. Come in and register anytime or be here by 8:45 on Monday, June
12 to get registered. If you know of any boy or girl who might be
interested in this golf camp, please pass the word.
Memorial Weekend Special
Over all 3
days of the Memorial Weekend, we are running an 18 hole play and ride
special for $25. This is for anytime during the day and no coupon
is needed. Make your tee times now.
Wednesday June 7 Jay County Hospital at 12:30. Course will be closed from 11:30 to around 5:30
Friday June 30 Chamber Outing at 10:00. Course will be closed from 9:00 to around 3:00
Thank you for considering the Portland Golf Club!!
Events and Deadline Dates for May
Last day to sign up for Men's Net Match Play
May 13 Ft.
Recovery Community Outing 1:00 All morning carts in by 12:00
-- Course then closed until 5:30
Play for Men's Net Match Play
League and Golf Rules Meeting 7:00 in snack bar area
Meeker/JCC Outing 12:30 Morning carts in by 11:30 -- Course then closed
May Tournament 12:30 "Scramble with a
Twist" Sign Up ASAP
Men's League #1
Memorial Weekend Open Play all three days
-- $25.00 play and ride 18 hole special
Last day to sign up for Team Match Play
and Proposed Golf Rules Meeting
We have set
up a meeting on Wednesday May 17 at 7:00 in the snack bar area. During
this time we will go over the 2017 Men's League and then spend most of the time
introducing the New Proposed Rules of Golf. We encourage, all League
Participants, those who play in Jerry's Tourneys or the Match Play events, any
Ladies from the Ladies Association, or anyone else interested in this subject,
to attend. There will be $1 beer, soft drinks, or water along with chips
and pretzels for those in attendance. The entire meeting should last
about 1 hour, at the most. We would love to have a big crowd.
Lessons at the Portland Golf Club
We are very please to
announce, that long time PGA Professional Randy Hunt, is now offering lessons
here at the Portland Golf Club. Randy has the knowledge, tools, and
experience to work with all levels of golfers, from the beginner to the
experienced. Please check our website or call the course for more
For our 13th straight
year, the Portland Golf Club will be holding a Jr. Golf Camp for any boy or
girl finishing up grades 1 through 8 this year. The Camp will be the week
of June 12 thru 16. Times will be from 9:00-10:00 Monday thru Thursday
and 9:00-11:30 on Friday. Cost is $30 for the entire week. You may
contact the course to sign up or just be here by 8:45 am on Monday June 12 to
get registered. Please help pass the word on this Jr. Golf Camp.
We want to thank you all
for bearing with us during this rainy, cold weather pattern. We have had
on and off course closings and many days when we could not get mowers on the
course. We have caught up with the mowing. Most of the downed trees
and winter branches have been removed from the course. The next big
project will be getting the water up and running for when we do start to need
to the JCHS Golf Team and the Middle School Golf Program
The JCHS boys are having
a very fine season, in spite of the sometimes horrendous weather conditions
they have been facing. Their season is over half over, but the big events
of Conference, Sectional and beyond are still to come. Good luck the rest
of the way to the boys and coaches.
East Jay Middle School Teacher, Ryan Steinbrunner, has
started an EJ Middle School Golf Club. They practice on Monday and
Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings. There are 16 boys and girls in
the golf club. They have already had one tournament like experience, with
three more to go before the end of school. We are glad to see the
interest in this program and appreciate the hard work of Ryan in putting this
all together. The future of Jay County High School Golf is in your hands.
Thank you to all who have joined for the
2017 season, to those of you who have purchased the 10 round passes, and to all
of you who come in and pay as you play. We do appreciate your support of
the Portland Golf Club.
Keeping up with the
For those of you who have been out
recently, you have seen that the crew is really working hard to keep up with
the growing grass. It has been a chore, but they have been successful
with this. Soon they will be able to move on to other areas, such as
getting the water up and running for when we will need to start watering,
getting the sand traps into the shape that we want them, along with the many of
situations that seem to arise on a daily/weekly basis.
Starting on Monday May 1, we will be
charging the normal rates for playing 9 or 18. You can see these rates on
our website and they are posted in the pro shop. Please remember that we
do have specials that you can take advantage on certain days and times.
You can play and ride 18 holes for $28 on Saturdays and Sundays before 9:00
a.m. Any day of the week, after 4:00 p.m. you can play and ride 18 holes
for $25. Also, if you go to our website's home page, you will see a link
to print out discount coupons (or show them to us on your phone) for $28 on
weekends and $25 through the week.
Pro Shop Hours
Also, starting on Monday May 1, the Pro
Shop will open all 7 days at 7:30 a.m. We always ask that carts be
in before dark so that our evening pro shop worker can have some daylight to
get the outside work done that they have to do each evening. We really
would appreciate your help with this.
Meeting for anyone interested
Please mark your calendar
for Wednesday May 17 at 7:00 p.m. We would like to meet with all Men's
League participants, anyone who might be playing in any of Jerry's tournaments,
any of the Women from your Association, or anyone else interested in learning
more about the new golf rules proposed by the USGA. We have some ideas
for the implementation of these rules and how they will affect the league and
Jerry's tournaments. We will have $1 beer or pop, along with chips and
pretzels for those attending the meeting. We would love for you to attend
and will welcome your input.
important deadline dates:
May 12 Last day
to sign up for Men's Net Match Play
May 15 Men's Net Match
May 21 Jerry's
Tournament 12:30 Last day to
sign up for Men's League
May 24 Men's League
May 30 Last day to sign up
for Men's Team Match Play
Friday May 5 Chamber
Outing 11:30 All morning carts in by 10:30 Course then closed until
Saturday May 13 Ft.
Recovery Community Outing 1:00 All morning carts in by
12:00 Course then closed until 5:30
Friday May 19 J. Gordon
Meeker/JCC Outing 12:30 All morning carts in by 11:30 Course then
closed until 5:00
We do not have any scheduled
events over the 3 days of Memorial Weekend. Dave will be running a $25 18
hole play and ride special all weekend long. Make your Tee Time ASAP.
High Golf Club
The Jay County Jr. High Golf
Club will be hosting Blackford on Friday April 28. They will be shotgunning
off the front around 4:00. Therefore, the 1st tee will close at 2:00 and
then the front nine will be closed for the remainder of the day. The back
nine will be open for regular play.
Welcome Back Ladies on Tuesdays at 10:00 and 4:30
are still in the process of trying to get caught up on our mowing,
after this continued very wet spring, as many of you are around your
home. Please bear with us.
We will soon be going to our regular green fee rates for 2017. You can see these rates
on our website and they are posted on the wall in the pro shop. There
are two ways that you can save $ on our regular rates. We offer the 10
round green fee card for $130 and the 10 round cart pass for $150. Both
of these saves over the regular rate of $32 for a weekend 18 hole play
and ride. We also offer discount coupons on the home page
of our website. Print these off and bring them in to be able to
play and ride 18 holes on the weekend for $28 and during the week for
We know that many of you have not been able to
get out much yet here in 2017, but we do have some event deadlines
Friday May 12 Last day to sign up for Men's Net Match Play
Monday May 15 Men's Match Play Begins
Sunday May 21 Jerry's May Tournament at
12:30 Also, last day to sign up for
Wednesday May 24 Men's League Begins on the Front Nine 1 Best Ball
Tuesday May 30 Last day to sign up for Men's Team Match Play
OUTING SEASON BEGINS IN MAY
Friday May 5 Chamber Outing 11:30
Saturday May 13 Ft Recovery Community 1:00
Friday May 19 JG Meeker/Jay Community Club 12:00
carts, on these days, need to be in 1 hour before the outing start
time. The course will be closed from the start of the outing for
approximately 4 1/2 hours.
EIS (EASTERN INDIANA SENIORS)
those of you 55 and older thinking about playing in the Eastern Indiana
Seniors (EIS) events this season, they start in May. All events start at
9:00. Each event you play in is $25. You must sign up by the Friday
before each event. More information can be found on our website or in the pro shop.
We will keep you informed of other happenings as we get that
information. Please use our website, as all of this information,
along with much more, can be found there.
The Portland Golf Club is open for play,
WITH CARTS. We will open both days of this weekend at 8:00 am and carts
need to be in, this time of year, by 7:30 pm.
We are still currently using our spring
rates. $12 to play and ride 9 holes and $20 to play and ride 18 holes.
Within the next few days we hope to be able to:
Change pin placements, start our mowing
process of greens, tees, and fairways, put out trash cans and ball washers,
pick up limbs and other course debris, place the tee markers back on the
regular tee stations, open the range, and just get everything else ready for
the 2017 season.
The time table for all of the above is
naturally dependent upon the weather. The prediction is for rain on
several days over the next week. We hope this either misses us or is a
small amount so we can get the 2017 golf season started.
Handicap Fee due by March 30
Another reminder about the 2017 handicap
system payment. On April 1, the Indiana Golf Association will bill us for
every person listed on our handicap roster. Therefore, if you have not
paid for this service for the 2017 system, we will mark you as INACTIVE on
March 30. Once again, all this means is that you can not enter scores and
will not show up on the April 1 handicap revision (and future revisions) until
you do pay for this service. You must have a verified handicap to play in
Jerry's monthly events, Men's League, Club Championships, and our Match Play events.
About our PGC Friends
We wish our great employee and friend,
Judy Knapke, a speedy recover with her recent shoulder surgery. We also
wish Fred DeHoff, a long time PGC member and friend, success with his
surgery. We are thinking of you both.
In a sad note, we lost a loyal member of our Tuesday
Ladies Group. Sue Hilfiker passed away in early March. We here at
PGC, along with all the PGC Ladies will miss her.
After our beautiful end to February, the weather has not
been our friend in March. It looks like the cold and/or rain is going to
be with us through much of the rest of March. We will continue to check
the course conditions and try to be open whenever possible. Until this
weather pattern changes, you might want to call the course (260-726-4646) to
check on conditions before driving out.
Titleist Pro V1
is, once again, running its Pro V1 Special, where you can buy 3 dozen and get 1
dozen Free with Personalization on each ball.
Choose either Pro V1 or Pro V1x (all 4 dozen must be same ball)
Personalization: Up to 3 lines per ball with 17 characters per line
Pick personalization color: black, blue, green, red, or pink
Pick your number(s): Standard numbers 1-4 or 5-8 for Free. For an
additional $4, you can choose the same number for every ball 1-99 or 00.
This offer ends on April 16.
We know the weather has kept many of you away, but please
remember that we will be making anyone from the 2016 handicap list INACTIVE if
you do not pay for 2017 by March 30. This just means that you will not
show up on the April 1 Handicap Revision list or future lists, until you do pay
for this service. $35 again for the 2017 season.
We are looking for
someone to Mow
PGC is in need of someone to mow rough and other areas of
the course. This job would be for about 25 hours per week on a tractor
and/or smaller riding mower. Length of work time would be from mid April
to mid October. If you are interested, or know of someone who would enjoy
this type of work, please call Dave at 260-726-4646 or 765-730-2885.
Rules changes by the
USGA and R & A
you already know that there have been many golf rules changes proposed.
We are discussing these, here at PGC, and will keep you informed of what our
plans are for this coming year with our monthly tournaments and our men's
league. If we decide to proceed with this, we will set up a meeting for
late April or early May to go over the changes.
Please keep viewing our website to keep up with all PGC info.
Thank you for considering the Portland Golf Club!
Welcome to the Portland Golf Club for another year of good golf with good
friends. We have a lot of information for you, as we do at the
beginning of every golf season, so please take time to read through this
Annual Golf and Cart Memberships Prices for golf have again NOT changed for the 2017 golf season. Please visit the RATES page
on our website to see all of the different types of fees for 2017.
Many of you take advantage of our Annual Memberships and the
benefits that go along with being a member. Most golfers with
these plans get more than their monies worth.
For those of you
who play a lot, but do not think you would make use of a full
membership, we continue to offer the 10 round Play and Carts passes, as
in the past. These offer very good deals and are excellent gifts
for birthdays or just for that someone special in your life.
Dave still is offering the $25 twilight rate good all 7 days of the week, after 4:00 pm.
we have a time and a rate that we hope you will find attractive enough
to come out to PGC for several rounds of golf throughout the golf
December 2016 For
those of you who join the IGolf (Blue Golf) Handicap system, this year's
fee will remain at $35. Due to the Indiana Golf Association
requirements, we are asking for you to have this paid by March 30.
If not paid by that date, any active members will be marked as
INACTIVE until you pay this fee. What this means is that you will
not be able to post scores and your name will not appear on the April 1
Revision. You can still pay after the March 30 date and we will
ACTIVATE you or sign you up ASAP. Please try to get out and
pay your $35 handicap fee by March 30.
JCHS Boys Golf TeamThe
JCHS boys golf team, under the direction of Coach Butch Gray,
begins practice on March 13. They will be on the course as soon
as the weather conditions allow. They have several home meets
this season. You can check out when they play at PGC by clicking
on the EVENTS CALENDAR link. Please be patient, with the boys and coaches, as they use the range and course through early June.
Outings at PGCAt
this time, we have 17 outings scheduled for here at PGC. To learn
more about having an outing and to see the 2017 outing list, please
click on the OUTING link. Please contact us ASAP if you would like for us to host an outing for your group.
Eastern Indiana SeniorsThis
year's EIS schedule and events are very similar to last year. For
those of you 55 years of age or older, this is a great opportunity to
play nearby courses and to make new golfing friends. Here are
the basics: a one time $10 registration fee; $25 to enter a
tournament; play in as many or as few of the 13 events as you choose;
most are on a Monday and start at 9:00 am; all play will be from
the Senior Tees at each event you enter; most events have a payoff for
Low Gross, Low Net, and Closet to the Pin in each handicap flight.
For those of you who are retired, or who could take a Monday off
work now and then, this is a great tournament series. Click on
the EIS link for the complete schedule and all details.
Jr Golf CampWe
will be hosting a Jr Golf Camp again this summer. Dates for the
2017 Camp are June 12-16. As in the past, the fee for weeklong
camp is only $30. Ages are from 1st grade through 8th grade, but
we do accept younger golfers, if they can stay on task. Click on
the JR GOLF CAMP link for full details.
Tournaments, League, Match PlayJerry
will, once again, be in charge of our Men's Monthly Tournaments.
He has dates already established and always comes up with great
formats. League will start on Wedesday May 21 and run through 14
weeks as in the past. The three Match Play Events will beging at
various times throughout May. We will have sign up sheets in the
pro shop around the middle of March. We hope that you can play in
several of these exciting events. Find out more about each of
these events at these links: Mens Tournaments, Mens League.
Titleist Golf BallsThe
PGC pro shop will continue to sell Titleist golf balls as the only
brand we stock. The Pro V1 and Pro V1x have been updated for the
2017 season. At this time, Titleist is running its special where
you can buy 3 dozen of the Pro V brand and receive 1 dozen free.
This includes up to three lines of engraving per ball. Stop
in or call the pro shop for more info. We anticipate our first
shipment of Titleist balls by April 1.
As we look back on the 2016 golf season, we have a lot to be thankful
We start off by thanking all of the members and regular green fee
players who have supported us during our time here in Portland. We have about 40 people who have been
members every year that we have been here.
We appreciate your support and hope that you have enjoyed these
years. We have many others who have
been members at times or are with us every year as regular green fee
players. Your patronage is always very
much appreciated. To those who only
play the occasional round here at PGC, we thank you and hope you find time to
join us more often.
We have many people who have given to PGC with their time, equipment,
knowledge or all of the above: John Cain, Larry
Chittum, Fred DeHoff, Zach Fullenkamp, David Haines, Randy Hunt, Eldon Morrical, Larry Poole,
Orie Poole, Scott Rines, Mark Tatman, and Scott West. Your generosity is appreciated and we thank you for the many
ways in which you help us.
With our season lasting 8-9 months and operating hours of sometimes
13-14 hours per day, our staff is very much appreciated for all they do for
us. Many work in more than one area
and it is good to know that we can count on them wherever they are.
In the pro shop: Tom Abbott, Brad Burkett, Butch Gray, Jordan
Jacobs, Judy Knapke, Linda Selvey, Sally Haviza (League Secretary and Outing
Organization) and at times Jodi Goodhew and Karley Reid. We also want to recognize Jerry Abbott, our
Men's Association Tournament Director, for putting together his many fine monthly
tournaments. Thank you for all the
years that you have been helping us in this area.
In the snack bar: Manager Judy Knapke, Jodi Goodhew, Stephanie Hudson, and Karley Reid,
Outside: Brad Burkett, Taylor Klarer, Jay Houck, Jason Huddleston, Shannon
McEwen and also Brian Klarer for his many years of service here at PGC. We give a special thanks to Brad for going
the extra mile after Brian’s departure.
This really helped get us through the final months of the season.
Thank you to all of the Ladies who continue to support PGC and hold
their usual Tuesday and Wednesday events.
It is always good to see your smiling faces and hear the banter and
laughter that goes on within your group.
We congratulate those who won the 4 main men's tournaments held
during the year: Club Champion - Brian Caster, Gross
Match Play - Drew Houck, Net Match Play - Ted Miller, and Team Match Play - Ted Miller and Mark Tatman. Thank you to all who played in one or more
of these events in 2016.
Our Men's League was a big success with 18 teams participating in 2016.
Winners of 1st half: Dave Brown/Dave Rigby, Mike Eads/Roger
Jonas, Bill Caster/Brian Caster
Winners of 2nd half: Adam Horn/Jeff Horn, Dave Brown/Dave Rigby,
Jim Caster/Brad Hutzler
Overall Winners: Dave Brown/Dave Rigby, Adam Horn/Jeff Horn,
Kip Hayden/Paul Reffitt, Mike Eads/Roger Jonas, Jim Caster/Brad Hutzler, Bill
Caster/Brian Caster, and Pat Bennett/Dave Fullenkamp
Low Gross Winners: Rafael Briones, Adam Horn, Brian Caster
Low Net Winners: Dave Brown, Dave
Fullenkamp, Curt Compton
We always wish for an early spring so we can see your smiling faces and
we can get started with the golf season.
For now, however, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We hope that you are very careful on the
roads and that you get to spend lots of time with family and friends.
Our 2017 website will be up and running just after the start of the new
year. We already have a lot of
information on tournaments, outings, leagues, and much more. As always, we will update the website as
soon as we get new information, so please visit us often to keep up with all
the news from the Portland Golf Club.