Portland Golf Club  
124 W   200 S     Portland, IN 47371 
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News from the Portland Golf Club for 2018

August 2

We have two large groups coming out early Saturday morning that will be shotgunned at 8:00 and 8:15.

The 8:00 groups will go off holes 1-6.  The 8:15 group will go off holes 14-18, 1.

Therefore, we will have NO OPEN PLAY until the 8:15 group passes hole #1, which should be around 9:30-9:40 range.  We will also only have a very limited number of carts for open play.

On top of all of this, we are having Round 1 of our Club Championship on this Saturday, Aug. 4.  Tee #1 will be closed for this from 12:00 until 2:00.

Saturday's Round 1 pairings and starting times will be posted in the pro shop and online around 12:00 today.

July 25

If you have not been out to PGC for a while, you have missed a lot.  The siding of the building is coming along nicely.  Several shrubs have also been removed from around the club house.  The Denney girls have done a very nice job of repainting the concrete hole signs.  Cindy Denny and family are still working hard on flower beds, etc.  Several dead trees have been cut down and more are scheduled for removal.  Owners Dan Carr and Jeremy Kunkler have lots of ideas for the clubhouse and golf course.  Come out and take a look around.

This coming Sunday, Jay County Special Olympics is holding an event here at PGC. The event starts at 1:00  and all of our carts will be needed for this event.  Therefore, all carts must be in by 12:00 and the course will then be closed until around 4:00  They are only playing the front nine, so if you are a walker, you can come out and play the back nine during this time.

The PGC Club Championship will be held Saturday August 4 and Sunday August 5, both days starting at 12:30.  This year we have a separate Seniors Club Championship division, in conjunction with the regular club championship.  As of now, it looks like we be just be paying low gross and low net places in each event, however, this could change to flights if the number of players signed up warrants this.  You must be signed up by 8:00 p.m. one week from today on Wednesday August 1.

We only have two outings in August that will close the course for part of the day.  Saturday the 11th, and Monday the 13th.  You will be receiving more info on this in the next newsletter.

We are missing cart keys.  If you have accidentally taken one home, we would like it returned ASAP.

Thank you for your continued patronage of the Portland Golf Course.

July 6

Just wanted to let everyone know, if you have not heard already, that Dr. Dave Fullenkamp and partner Conner Hoyt are the Gold Medal Winners in the Special Olympics USA games held in Seattle, Washington this past week.  They were 6 shots behind the leader going into the last day and won by 2 shots. 

Congrats to both Dave and Conner!!

July 1

The course is in great shape and the flower beds are looking very nice thanks to the hard work of Brad and his crew for the course work and Cindy Denney and Family and the New Owners for their hard work in this hot weather.

Even with the rain and very hot weather we have experienced over the past couple of weeks, we have had a lot of play, along with several events taking place here at PGC.

If you have not had a chance to get out to play or practice, you are missing out on the great conditions and some nice golf weather.

Here is a list of events taking place at PGC in July:

Wed 4 Six team outing at 1:00  1st tee closed form 12:00 to 1:10

Fri 6 YFC Outing More info on open play by Wednesday

Sun 15 Jerry's Tourney 12:30

Sat 21 Coldwater Eagles 1:00   All carts in by 12:00 Course closed to around 6:00

Sun 22 Valentine Outing 8:00  Course closed until around 1:00

Sun 29 9 hole Special Olympic Events  Front nine closed from 11:00 to around 4:00

If you are part of the men's league, please remember that due to last weeks rain out, we will be doing week 6A this Thursday, July 5 and then finish the 1st half of league on July 11 with week 7A. Please mark your calendar with these changes.

The match play events are moving along nicely. If you are still involved, please schedule your matches so each event finishes on time.

The Club Championship is scheduled for Saturday August 4 and Sunday August 5, both days starting at 12:30. This year we are going to have both a regular Club Championship and a Senior Club Championship with play from the Blue Tees. Depending on the number that signs up for each event (you can only play in one event), we will either have flights or just pay low gross and low net winners. Sign up sheets are in the pro shop. Please remember that you must have a Blue Golf Handicap to participate in these events.

Please use our PGC website to keep up on all happening here at PGC. I do my best to keep it up-to-date.

Enjoy your golf!

June 8

Outing information for the rest of June:

Sunday June 10  Pottkotter Open at 9:00     We are starting their 8 groups off Holes 11 thru 18.  The first tee will be open from 7:30 to 8:30 and then again about 11:30, after all groups have moved through.

Saturday June 16  Dunkirk Community Club at 8:30     We do not have any information on how many teams will be involved at this time.  We will let you know about any course closing on or around the 14th.

Saturday June 30  Ft. Recovery Community Club  at 11:00    All carts in by 10:00 and the course will then be closed until around 4:00.

May 14

For those of you who signed up for the Men's Net Match Play, the drawing has been made and is posted in the Pro Shop.  You can also go to our web site and see the drawing there.  Net Match Play

If you are playing in the Men's League this summer, we have a very important League Meeting on Thursday, May 17 at 7:00 pm in the snack bar area.  We will have chips, popcorn, and $1 drinks (limited to 2 per person)

We have and outing on Friday, May 18.  This is the J Gordon Meeker/Jay Community Club Outing starting at 12:30.  We will need all carts in by 11:30 that morning to prepare for this outing.  The course will then be closed until around 5:00.

Memorial Weekend is just around the corner.  We will be running an 18 hole play and ride special for $25 over all three days of the Memorial Weekend.

May 8

The weather we have been waiting for is finally here.  It took its sweet time, but now you can come out to the course and enjoy your golf in golf shirts and shorts.

We have a lot going on here at PGC

Jerry held his first tournament of the year last Sunday.  You can see all of the results on our web site by clicking on the Jerry's Tourneys link.

The Jay County Jr. High and High School teams have been working hard.  The Jr. High is finished with their home meets and the High School has one more home meet on Thursday, May 24.

The Ladies will be on the course every Tuesday at 10:00 and again at 5:00.  Their group numbers are good and will increase in June after school is out.

We have several sign up sheets in the Pro Shop for events starting very soon

Men's Net Match Play   Sign up by May 13  --  Begins May 15

Men's League -  We now have 18 teams signed up and we need an even number for the league to function properly.  If you are planning to play and have not signed up, please do so ASAP.  We have a League Meeting to go over the format on Thursday May 17 at 7:00 pm.  We would like ALL league participants to be here if you can.  We will have snacks and $1 drinks that evening. 1st League date is Wednesday May 23.

Men's Team Match Play   Sign up by May 30  --  Begins June 1

We have 1 outing in May on Friday May 18.  This is the J Gordon Meeker/Jay Community Center Outing starting at 12:30.

Jerry's June Tournament is Sunday June 3 at 12:30.  Please sign up by noon on Saturday June 2.

We have 6 outings in June
June 1 Chamber at 10:00
June 2 Neurological Center at 1:30
June 6 Jay County Hospital at 12:30
June 10 Pottkotter Open at 9:00
June 16  Dunkirk Community Club at 8:30
June 30  Ft. Recovery Community Club at 11:00  

All of these listed outings will close all or part of the course each date.  Please plan you play on these dates accordingly.  More information on play on these dates will come closer to each event.

You may have heard that the Portland Golf Club is being sold.  This is not a rumor.  Paperwork is being completed and the course will change hands shortly.  We will have more information to you when the sale is nearing completion.

Please use the PGC web site to keep up on all happenings here at the course.

Jan 1

Thank you to all of the members and green fee players who supported us during this past 2017 golf season.  We have had a small core of members who have been with us, each of our past 13 years, here at PGC and we thank you.  We have many more who have been able to join, on and off, during this time period as well.  All of you, along with those who have been loyal to us as daily fee players, we thank you very, very much for your continued patronage of the Portland Golf Club.  

We can not do all of the things that need to be done to keep a golf course operational without the help of members and friends.  We are blessed that we have several who give of their time and or equipment to help us here at PGC.  Hopefully, not missing anyone, thanks to Pat Bennett,  John Cain, Larry Chittum,  Dave Haines,  Eldon Morrical, Larry Myers, Scott Rines, Larry Poole, Orie Poole, and Scott West.  Your generosity is appreciated and we thank you for the many ways in which you help us.

With an 8-9 month season with many 13-14 hour days, our staff helps in countless ways.  Many work in more than one area.  It is good to know that we can count on them whenever and wherever needed:

Pro Shop:  Tom Abbott, Brad Burkett, Butch Gray, Jordan Jacobs, Judy Knapke, Linda Selvey, Randy Hunt, and Sally Haviza (League and Outing Secretary).  Also, a big thank you to Jerry Abbott, who has set up and run our monthly men's tournaments for the past several years.

Snack Bar:  Manager Judy Knapke, Jodi Godhew, Stephanie Hudson, Karley Reid

Upstairs:  Janet Powers

Outside: Brad Burkett, Jason Huddleston, Taylor Klarer, Jay Houck, Shannon McEwen

Once again our ladies have had great turn outs for their Tuesday and Wednesday events.  I hear they also have a lot of fun between rounds on Tuesdays.  Thank you for being here and continue your fun here at PGC.

Our winners of the major events in 2017:

Club Champion:  Chris Snow

Net Match Play Champion:  Jerry Abbott

Gross Match Play Champion:  Ted Miller

Team Match Play Champions: Brad Burkett / Eldon Morrical

Our league had 18 teams this past summer with lots of great competition:

Winners of 1st half: 1st Larry Myers / Kirk Mowrer, 2nd Rob Bruns / Dave Bruns, 3rd Ryan Steinbrunner / Jared Kahlig

Winners of 2nd half: 1st  Larry Myers / Kirk Mowrer, 2nd Jeff Horn / Adam Horn, 3rd Dave Brown / Dave Rigby

Overall Winners:  1st:  Larry Myers / Kirk Mowrer, 2nd Jeff Horn / Adam Horn, 3rd Rob Bruns / Dave Bruns 

                                   4th Dave Fullenkamp / Pat Bennett, 5th Dave Brown / Dave Rigby, 6th Ryan Steinbrunner / Jared Kahlig

                                    7th Ted Miller / Orie Poole

Low Gross Winners:  1st Rob Bruns, 2nd Adam Horn, 3rd Curt Compton

Low Net Winners:  1st Kirk Mower, 2nd Tie Larry Myers and Scott West

Wishing, as usual, for an early spring so we can all get back to catching up with each other and playing the game that brings us all together.

 Please visit our website on a regular basis, especially after the season gets underway and we have a lot going on here at PGC.

One final note:  Dave's wife Roberta is recovering nicely from her early October stroke.  Physical therapy went very well.  She is now down to 1 day a week with some Occupational and Speech therapy.  Dave and Roberta both want to say "THANK YOU" for all of the concern and well wishes that came their way.  It helped tremendously in the recover process.

Dave and Charlie

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