| August 2
We have two large groups coming
out early Saturday morning that will be shotgunned at 8:00 and
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.
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
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
course is in great shape and the flower beds are looking
thanks to the hard work of Brad and his crew for the course
Cindy Denney and Family and the New Owners for their hard
this hot weather.
with the rain and very hot weather we have experienced over
couple of weeks, we have had a lot of play, along with
taking place here at PGC.
you have not had a chance to get out to play or practice,
missing out on the great conditions and some nice golf
is a list of events taking place at PGC in July:
Six team outing at 1:00 1st
tee closed form 12:00 to 1:10
YFC Outing More info on open play by Wednesday
Jerry's Tourney 12:30
Coldwater Eagles 1:00 All
carts in by 12:00 Course closed to around 6:00
Valentine Outing 8:00 Course
closed until around 1:00
9 hole Special Olympic Events Front
nine closed from 11:00 to around 4:00
you are part of the
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
with these changes.
match play events are moving along nicely. If you are
schedule your matches so each event finishes on time.
Club Championship is scheduled for Saturday August 4 and
August 5, both days starting at 12:30. This year we are
have both a regular Club Championship and a Senior Club
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
flights or just pay low gross and low net winners. Sign
are in the pro shop. Please remember that you must have
a Blue Golf
Handicap to participate in these events.
use our PGC website to keep up on all happening here at
PGC. I do my
best to keep it up-to-date.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
7th Ted Miller / Orie
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
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.
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