Posting Scores

Hi LCC members.  Hopefully you’ve been able to take advantage of some of the nice weather and able to get out for a few rounds. April 15th. will be the first day that you can start posting your scores. Below is an expantation of what the maximum allowable score that you can post per hole.

 

Adjusting Scores for Equitable Stroke Control (ESC)
ESC is an adjustment of individual hole scores (for handicap purposes) in order to make handicap more representative of a players potential. ESC is applied after the round and is only used when the actual score or the most likely score exceeds a player’s maximum number. ESC sets a limit to the number of strokes a player can take on a hole depending on course Handicap.

Course Handicap Maximum Number
9 or Less Double Bogey
10-19 7
20-29 8
30-39 9
40 and above 10

Also if your match ends early and if you have played 13 holes or more you still must record a 18 hole score. For handicap purposes, the player must record a score of par plus any handicap strokes normally received for the holes not played in accordance with the RULES OF GOLF. these scores should have an “X” preceding the number.

For example, player A is not able to play holes 16, 17 and 18 due to darkness. Player A has a course handicap of 12 and holes 16, 17 and 18 are a par 5, 3, 4 and are allocated as the number 4, 16, 10 handicap holes, respectively. therefore, player A will record an X-6, X-3,X-5 on holes 16, 17, and 18 respectively.

Upcoming Events

Apr 25th: Begin Qualifying for the President, Director and Chairman Cups
May 2nd: Begin Qualifying for Battaglia
May 6th: Get Acquainted Scramble

REMINDER: again this year I’m going to renew the overall Tournament LCC Cup Champion(both men and women).  For every tournament you participate in you will receive pts. depending on your finish in the tournament will determine how many pts., you will receive. Participate in as many as you can. The more tournaments you play in the better chance you’ll have.

Playing in a competitive play also helps you improve your game and is also a great way to meet and play with different members.

Quote of the Week:

A champion is not a champion because he wins, but because of how he conducts himself.  ” DOUG SANDERS

See everyone on the course and don’t forget to stop in and say Hi to Craig and his staff at The Nines and check out his new menu

Cold Weather Tips

Though many golfers can’t wait to get to the first tee to start a round of golf, its important to take time to prepare the muscles to play. Always take a few minutes before your game to warm-up. You’ll protect yourself from injury as well as improve your range of motion for a better golf swing. There are a lot of different exercises out there that you can do. Its best to check with your physician and see what best fits for you.

Once your body is warmed up, you need to warm up your swing. remember-you drive for show and putt for dough. By spending time warming up on the green first, you not only be prepared for the speed of the greens but you will also be starting the day with smooth, deliberate tempo. It make no sense to visit the range first and get stretched out and limber up for the opening drive, then stand for 15 minutes nearly motionless on the green.

Start on the practice green it’s smart to practice both long and shot putts to see how the greens are likely to play. Also take a few easy swings for chipping. Target your chips for different spots on the green and attempt a few shots of different ball flights and roll lengths. The LAST thing you should do before stepping to the first tee is to take some swings on the golf range. Begin your full swing warm-up with a lobe wedge and work your way up to short irons and then to long irons.Hopefully this routine will prepare you to make your best swings from the opening tee shot.

When you get a chance to play golf this spring remember there are a number of factors to consider when playing in cooler weather.

1.  Heavier cold weather clothing can reduce freedom of motion and reduce swing speed. Your body and muscles are less flexible in cool weather, so take this into account when making your selection. It’s best to use a shorter back swing rather then a long full swing that requires more flexibility.

2. Low compression golf balls will preform better in cold weather as they help offset the hardening factor caused by lower temperatures.

3. The air temperature changes the compression of the golf ball, and also how it flies through the air. If you’re playing in 50 degree weather, you will notice about a 10 yard decrease in carry, which translates to about a 1 or 2 club difference when selecting your club.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK “Sam Snead’s got more money buried underground than I made on top. He’s got gophers in his backyard that subscribe to ‘Fortune’. He’s packed more coffee cans than Brazil”.  ARNOLD PALMER

2012 Tournament Schedule Released

Opening day at Livingston Country Club is scheduled for March 15th.  The weather this winter makes it favorable to getting out and playing at this early date.

The 2012 tournament schedule is now posted on the Livingston Country Club website.  [Click here to view the schedule].

Once again this year we’re going to contest the overall Tournament LCC Cup Champion (both men and women). Every tournament you participate in will earn you points.  Your finish in various tournaments will determine how many points you accumulate.  Every LCC tournament awards points so the more you participate the greater your opportunity to win the overall cup.

Upcoming Events:

Mar 15th:  Opening Day
Apr 25th:  Begin Qualifying for the President, Director and Chairman Cups
May 2nd:  Begin Qualifying for Battaglia
May 6th:  Get Acquainted Scramble

Mardi Gras Party at The Nines

Saturday February 18th

5:30pm-till..

Open to Members & Guest

Includes: Louisiana Style buffet, cash bar with drink specials, theme music

The cost is $21.50/person which includes tax and tip

Mask Contest & 50-50 drawing!

RSVP : by Feb. 12th – The Nines 243-1222

 

LCC EMPLOYEE APPRECIATION FUND

Dear LCC Member
  
    Three years ago we began a tradition of recognizing the important role our employees play in the well being of our golf course by creating an employee appreciation fund.  The response each year was encouraging and as those of you who contributed know both Jeff and Brian were very grateful.
  
    For the fourth year in a row Jeff and Brian both agreed to reductions in their levels of compensation and operating budgets to help LCC remain on an even keel.  We doubt that many would argue that both have managed to do more with less.  The condition of the course this year again presented many challenges and Brian and his crew rose to the occasion to address several very difficult issues.   We owe a great debt of gratitude to Brian for his hard work.  We have also received a number of compliments from our tournament customers with regard to our Pro and his staff.  In fact, several tournaments indicated that the main reason they stay with LCC is because of Jeff. 

    We think it appropriate then to ask that you consider making a check payable to “LCC– Employee Appreciation Fund” in an amount of  your choosing. In the past we have suggested a contribution of between $50 and $100 but of course any amount would be greatly appreciated.. Please take a few minutes to write a check to the Fund and send it to our address PO BOX 266, GENESEO, NEW YORK 14454.

    One of the great strengths of our club is the commitment of our staff to making LCC a great golfing experience.  Join us will you in telling our employees how much we appreciate their dedication and hard work in making LCC the best golf value in western New York.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Many thanks

                                                                                               Board of Directors
                                                                                             of Livingston Country
                                                                                                     
Club

Haugh Loses Member-Guest Partner But LCC Gains a Member

          The BZ Tourney was once again a big success at LCC and as luck would have it LCC gained another member from the tourney.  Jim Maloney, long suffering member-guest partner of John Haugh won the drawing for a membership for 2012.  Jim promptly declared: “You have me for life!  I’m free of John Haugh at last.”  Jim has been a member of Old Hickory for some time but is a frequent LCC guest.  Now he’s one of us.  Jim can be reached at jim@icnysystems.com (Jim’s a computer geek–you’d never know.)   

           LCC also has another new member who has made use of the pay now and play all the rest of the season for free offer at LCC.  Tom Dougherty from up Groveland way has joined us.  Tom can be reached at tomd@sscimounsine.com.  (These guys have weird email addresses.) 

            We pride ourselves on being the friendly course.  Take a moment and wish Tom and Jim welcome to LCC. 

             August weather still is golf friendly.  Get out there aY!!! 

MEMBERSHIP NEWS

NEW MEMBERS–JOIN NOW FOR 2012 AND PLAY THE REST OF 2011 FOR FREE
It’s August.  Time to enjoy warm days and cool nights.  And it’s time to let your friends know that if they join LCC now they can play for the rest of 2011 for FREE  by paying their dues for 2012 now.  Every year we make this offer and every year 4 or 5 people take us up on it.  So if you know of someone who is thinking of joining LCC next year tell them to pay now and play the rest of this season for free.  (Folks who join now are not eligible for the Club Championship.) 

LCC INTRODUCES THE ONE PARENT FAMILY MEMBERSHIP
Many families have only one parent that plays golf.  It’s very expensive to buy a family membership when it’s just you and your kids.  To give more families a chance to enjoy LCC the Board has authorized a new family membership.  The parent pays the single fee and the first child under 18 that lives at home is only an additional $150.  Each additional child is only $50!!  Now more families in which there is only one golfer can join.  We need to keep young people interested in golf and most especially LCC.  Tell friends about the new membership.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  PURSUANT TO AN AMENDMENT OF THE BY-LAWS  ALL  DUES FOR 2012 ARE DUE ON NOVEMBER 15, 2011.  THERE WILL BE  A PAYMENT PLAN OPTION AVAILABLE.