| 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