Just wanted to let everyone
know that Dave's wife, Roberta, had a stroke on Saturday. She is in
the Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. They found blockage in a carotid artery. Roberta
was taken out of ICU this morning (Sunday). A speech therapist
will be seeing her today. We will keep you informed of her
progress. Please put her in your thoughts and prayers.
Those of you who have won a
gift certificate in any of our events this year, we are asking that you
please come in and redeem these by the end of October. Dave has been
lenient with this in the past, but would like to have all gift
certificates redeemed to make a fresh start next spring.
We will start to experience
morning temperatures in the low to mid 30's this week. Please do NOT
get on any part of the golf course when FROST is on the ground.
Starting on Monday, October 23, the RANGE will be CLOSED for the remainder of the year.
The water system is now down
for the year. We will be blowing water lines, to get ready for winter,
in the next couple of weeks.
for your understanding during our plugging and sanding of the
greens. This will help the greens take in water over the next few
weeks and in the spring. They should be in great shape for the
For those of you who may be considering a golf and or cart membership
for 2018, if you pay by December 1, you will save $75 on each type of
membership. For all of our membership rates, please check our website.
know, during this time of year, the weather often dictates when we can
allow play and carts on the course. If you have any doubts about
being able to get on the course, please take time to make a phone call
to us for current conditions.
that are playable, for the rest of October, we will open at 9:00 during
the week and 8:30 on the weekend. All carts are to be in by 6:30
everyday. We will let you know about November hours near the end
of this week.
Thank you for all of your
support of the Portland Golf Club during this past 2017 golf season.
Please keep us in mind for your 2018 golf needs.
The plugging of the greens got
delayed due to some mechanical issues. It is now scheduled to take
place starting early on Monday October 9. The crew will be finishing
the back 9 and then come to the front. When this is happening, you may
have to skip several holes and/or play the same side twice. We will
know more when the plugging resumes. We will be sanding soon after when weather permits.
you won a gift certificate this past year and have not redeemed it, you
have until October 31 to do so. We still have several in the box
waiting to be used. Please come in and redeem yours ASAP.
We will be mailing membership
forms this coming week. If you do not receive one and would like for us
to send you one, please email us your mailing address and we will get
one out to you immediately. Remember that our early pay program ends on
December 1, so to save yourself some $, it would be worth your while to
get your membership(s) by that date. New members can join for $500.
final tournament is this coming Sunday the 15th at 12:30. Please
sign up as soon as you can this week. The temperature is supposed
to be great for golf.
You can now play and
ride 18 holes for $25 any day, anytime. We will continue to stay
open until weather closes us down. Next week opening times and
cart-in times are 8:30 and 7:00 during the week and 8:00 and 7:00 on
the weekend. Beginning Monday October 16 we will open at 9:00
during the week and 8:30 on the weekends and carts are due in by
Welcome to Fall with its 90 degree temps. We
do not have a lot of events left for this golf season, but the ones we
do will cause an interruption in OPEN PLAY.
Sunday, September 24
We are hosting the Portland Rocket Outing starting at 10:00. They have
24 teams. We will not have any open play on this date until close to
The event that we had scheduled for Saturday, Sept 30 has been CANCELLED. We will have OPEN PLAY all day on the 30th.
Sunday, October 1
We are hosting the FCC Outing. They have at least 36 teams and maybe
more. We will be running a morning shift and an afternoon shift. There
may not be any open play on this date. We will let you know closer to
Wednesday, October 4
The greens, here at PGC, will be plugged on this date. We will be
pulling plugs. This method is more time consuming and does more
temporary damage to the greens than the other method called Deep
Tining. However, this takes a lot of the compaction out of the
turf and allows more water to enter and the roots to expand. This
is all around better for the greens. The front 9 will be open for
play until around 11:30. When everything is done with the back 9,
we can open it for play, but you realize that those greens will be
very, very bumpy. We thank you for your understanding as we
embark on this project. Remember, that if you are a member of
PGC, you can go play Hickory Hills on this day for cart fees
only. Hickory Hills will be plugging its greens on Thursday,
Jerry's Tourney 12:30 There will be
a sign-up sheet in the Pro Shop this coming Sunday.
Congratulations to Brad Burkett
and Eldon Morrical, Team Match Play Champions for 2017. They
defeated the team of Kip Hayden and Paul Reffitt.
As we enter into Fall, opening
and closing times here at PGC will change throughout the month due to
cooler night time temperatures and sunrise and sunset. We will
keep you informed of opening and closing times.
If you were not a member here in 2017, you can join now for 2018 for
$500 and play the rest of 2017 for free (cart fees not included in this
promotion.) We still have some great golf weather ahead of us in
September, October, and even possibly into November. If you have any
thoughts of being a member in 2018, take advantage of this opportunity
We are hosting the Dunkirk Kiwanis Outing this coming Saturday, Sept. 9
at 1:00. The have 20 teams. All morning carts must be in by 11:00 so
we can properly prepare for this event. Any golf after the outing will
not start until around 6:00, naturally for 9 holes only.
On Sunday, Sept. 10, we are hosting a 6 team
outing beginning at 8:00. We are starting them off holes #1, #18, #17,
#16, #15, and #14. The 1st tee should be open around 9:30 for open play
the rest of the day. If you come out before 9:30, we can put you off
#10, but remember there may be some groups starting on #1 when you make
Men's League: The Wednesday night Men's League ended last night, so both 9's will be open on Wednesday's.
JCHS Girls Golf:
The JCHS girl's golf team plays in their Conference Tournament this
Saturday and then their Sectional is on the 16th. Good luck to the
girls as they wind down their season.
Jerry's Tourney for September:
For those of you who play in Jerry's Tournaments, his next one is on
Saturday, September 23 at 12:30. Please sign up in the Pro Shop ASAP or
let Jerry know you want to play.
has started, which means the majority of the golf season
has come and gone. We still have 2 months of good golf
weather ahead of us, so we would still love to see you at
PGC as much as you can get out here.
County Girls will have their last home match on Tuesday,
August 29 at 4:30. If you have not had an opportunity to
see them play this year, this is your last chance here at
Thursday, August 31, we are hosting the Annual Cooper Farms
9 hole Outing at 5:30. In order to have the front 9 open
for them, we are CLOSING the 1st tee at 3:30 for the rest
of the day
our match play tournaments have been completed. In our
Gross Match Play Ted Miller was our 2017 winner with Jerry
Abbott runner-up. In our Net Match Play Jerry Abbott was
victorious with brother Tom finishing runner-up. We still
have the team match play to be completed.
will be having his September tournament on a Saturday this
coming month. It will be on Saturday, September 23,
starting at 12:30. There is a sign up sheet in the Pro
Shop. He held his August tournament this past Sunday with
a fine turnout. Results will be posted on our website
for future knowledge, we will be Plugging all greens
(pulling plugs), on Wednesday October 4. Therefore, when
you come out to play on that date, you will have to skip
the holes being worked on.
are still in the middle of two months with lots of
outings, we would like to thank you for your understanding
and working around these outings. Below is a list of all
that we have scheduled for September. All of this
information can be found posted in the pro shop, on our
outside calendar board, and always on our website.
Events at PGC
Sat 2 Labor Day Weekend Open Play (Small
Bachelor Party at 1:00)
Labor Day Weekend Open
Labor Day Burkettsville
9:00 (Course closed until around 2:00 pm)
Last Men’s League SG
at 5:00 (1st
tee closes at 3:00 for rest
of the day)
Dunkirk Kiwanis Outing
morning carts in by 12:00
Course then closed until around 6:00)
10 6 group at 8:00 Shotgun (1st
tee closed until
16 The Rock Outing
9:00 -- Several
groups at 1:00 (More
on open play closer to this
17 Philothea CC
Outing 9:00 (Course
closed until around 2:00 pm)
23 Jerry’s Tourney 12:30
24 Portland Rockets
Outing 10:00 (Course closed until
Sun 30 Dunkirk
Community Outing 12:00 (All morning carts in
by 11:00 Course
closed until around 5:00)
always, we truly appreciate you thinking of PGC when you are
planning your round of golf.August 13
Match Play Events
The three match play tournaments for the
men are all down to the finals:
Net Match Play - J. Abbott vs
Team Match Play - K. Hayden/P.
Reffitt vs B. Burkett/E. Morrical
Gross Match Play - T. Miller
vs J. Abbott
Good Luck to all remaining
players. For those of you who played in any of these match play
events, and won at least 1 match, we have your Gift Certificate ready here in
the Pro Shop.
Remember that you can keep track of these
events on our website.
Outings and other course closings
This Saturday, August 19, we are hosting
the Coldwater Legion Outing at 1:00. They have a full field, so ALL
morning carts must be in by 12:00 that day. The course will be closed
until close to 6:00 that evening. Any open play after that will be 9
On Monday, August 21, we are hosting the
Eastern Indiana Senior Tournament. It will start at 9:00. The
course will be closed until 2:00. There is a girls golf match that
evening at 4:30, which will close the back nine for a period of time.
Men's League #11 will be on Wednesday,
August 16. They will be on the Front Nine.
Evening closing cart time
ALL evening carts must be in by
8:45. Naturally, this time will become earlier as we go further into the
Fall. Please plan you round accordingly.
We have had the very nice experience of
more play, especially on the weekends. So that you can get on the course
when you want to, we recommend that you call for a tee time, especially when we
have outings and the course is available for open play for only a limited
The Moose Lodge Outing is tomorrow, August 5, starting
at 8:30. We are starting them on the back nine. When their last group get past
#1, we can then open the course for regular play. This should be around 10:30
On Saturday August 12, we have the K of C / Special
Olympics Outing. They start at 12:00 and have 22 teams. All morning carts must
be in by 11:00 and the course will not be open until after 5:00 that
On Saturday, August 19, we have the Coldwater Legion.
They start at 1:00 and have 20 Teams. All morning carts must be in by 12:00 and
the course will be closed until close to 6:00.
On Saturday, August 26, we have the Tate Open Outing.
They start at 12:30 and have 20 teams. All morning carts must be in by 11:30
and the course will be closed until close to 5:30.July 17
We hope that you enjoyed the Fair and still had
time to spend with us here at PGC. We have several events coming up,
and need to report to you changes in some other scheduled events.
The YFC Outing has been rescheduled to Friday,
August 4 at 12:30. They have 10 teams, so we will still be able to have
some OPEN play that afternoon.
The Mayor's Outing scheduled for Friday, July 21 has been POSTPONED. No new date has been determined as of this time.
The Coldwater Eagles Outing is this coming
Saturday, July 22 at 1:00. We will need all morning carts in by 12:00
and the course will then be closed until around 6:00.
A reminder for future play - We have outings or
other scheduled events every Saturday in both August and September -
This will affect OPEN play for part of these days.
Club Championship dates are Saturday, July 29
and Sunday July 30, 12:30 both days. The Championship Flight will
go off first on Saturday, last on Sunday.
Men's Match Play Tournaments
of the Match Play Tournaments are progressing nicely. In the Net
Match Play we are down to the final four with J. Abbott vs M. Tatman
and T. Miller vs T. Abbott. The Gross Match Play is also down to
the final four with C. Haviza vs T. Miller and D. Houck vs J.
Abbott. The Team Match Play has the Abbott brothers in the final
four along with P. Bennett and C. Snow. Each team is waiting to
see who will complete the final four in this event. Thanks to
everyone for keeping with the schedule.
Please use our website to keep up with all happenings here at PGC.
Thank you for considering the Portland Golf Club for your golf.July 2
We have had some great golf weather and are
glad to see so many familiar and also unfamiliar faces here at PGC.
Hopefully the weather will keep cooperating so we can enjoy our golf for
several more months. Here is some vital information about what is
happening here at PGC.
We have an 8 team NINE HOLE family outing
starting at 1:00. They will be shotgunned. Therefore, the
FRONT NINE will be closed from 11:00 to 3:00. If you come out to
play during that time, we will need to start you off the back and
depending when you come out, if you want to play 18 holes, you may have
to play the back twice. We will need to hold 16 carts for this
event, which leaves us 24 for regular play (as of this writing 7 of
these 24 have been reserved), so please call for a Tee Time if
you are planning on playing on the 4th to make sure there is a cart for
you. Thank you for your understanding with this event.
Club Championship and Jerry's July Tournament
Due to August scheduling conflicts, the PGC
Men's Club Championship will be played on Saturday, July 29 and Sunday,
July 30. Please sign up by Wednesday, July 26 by 5:00 pm.
Tee Times both days will be between 12:30 and 2:30 (depending on #
entered). There will be NO EARLY play on Saturday. Due to
this, Jerry's July 23rd event has been cancelled and Jerry will now
have an August tournament with date to be determined.
Fair Week is July 9 thru 15. There will
be NO Men's League that week and No formal ladies events. By the way,
the Ladies' playing times on Tuesday are at 10:00 and 5:00.)
Friday, July 7 YFC Outing 12:30 (10 teams, so we will be able to allow some regular play)
Friday, July 21 Mayor's Outing 12:00 (all carts in by 11:00 / Course then closed until around 5:00)
Saturday, July 22 Coldwater Eagles Outing 1:00 (all carts in by 12:00 / Course then closed until around 6:00)
Match Play Events
A big THANK YOU to all of the
participants in the match play events. Matches are being played
on time with some very competitive matches being played. Keep up
the good work.
Another big THANK YOU to Eldon
Morrical for his volunteer mowing that he does here at PGC. Also
to Scott West for all the things that he does to help make PGC
better. We do appreciate all of your time and donations.
Jay County High School Girls Golf
The JCHS Girls Golf team will
begin their season on Friday, July 28. They will be on the course
for practices and matches beginning on that date. We will keep
you informed closer to this date on more specifics on times.
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.