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FREE 2010 SPRING ISSUE

Promoting the Game of Golf in Pittsburgh and the Surrounding Areas

TRI-STATE SECTION

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West Hickory Heights Golf Club (G-6) ........36 Indian Run Golf Club (G-4) ................37 East Chestnut Ridge (F-9) ..........................38-39 Glengarry Golf Links (F-9) ..................42 Grand View Golf Club (F-7) ................43 Murrysville Golf Course (F-8)..............44 3 Lakes Golf Course (F-7) ..................45 Tom’s Run (F-9) ..................................40-41 North Birdsfoot Golf Club (D-8) ....................10 Conley Resort (D-7)............................22 Lake Arthur (D-6) ................................23 Oak Tree County Club (C-4) ..............17 Pine Grove Golf Course (C-6) ............17 Pine Lakes Golf Club (B-3) ................18 Pittsburgh National Golf Club (E-7) ....46-47 Strawberry Ridge Golf Course (D-5) ..24 Tam O’Shanter Golf Course (B-4) ......18 The Links at Spring Church (E-8) ......11 Resort and Golf Destinations Lakeview Resort ..................................42-43 Seven Springs Resort ..........................44-45 Wilkshire Golf Course ..........................46

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Spring 2010

Feature Page KPGA 2010 Jr. Tournament Schedule If you are, or know a Junior Golfer, make sure they check out the KPGA’s Junior Tournament Schedule. You could possibly become eligible for the 19th Annual P.J. Boatwright State Championship. Visit www.kpag.com for tournament dates and locations or contact the Association Office at 1-800-726-3577. See page 19 for more details.

Lakeview Golf Resort & Spa The best golf packages keep getting better! If you think that a great golf resort has to be expensive, prepare for a change of view. At Lakeview Golf Resort & Spa, you don‘t have to spend a lot to be treated like a V.I.P. And that’s why they’re a favorite destination for vacationers and meeting planners alike. See pages 12-14.

Nearest Point of Relief

Lakeview Golf Resort & Spa

Most players, even seasoned veterans of the game of golf get confused when they face a situation were they must determine the “nearest point of relief.” Most of that confusion occurs when the player is trying to determine where that point is. Read about how the USGA Rules of Golf defines the term for the player on pages 28-29.

Armstrong County Golf Trail Armstrong County – “Right in the Heart of Pennsylvania!” Come experience the beauty and challenging play on the“Armstrong County Golf Trail.”Play incredible courses while staying overnight at lodging located just minutes from the courses. Visit www.ArmstrongCounty.com for more information or call 1-888-265-9954. See pages 10-11.

Nearest Point of Relief

Mercer County Golf Trail Located near I-79 & I-80 in Western Pennsylvania, The Mercer County Golf Trail is the most exciting thing to happen to local golf in a long time. Great golf courses, excellent hotels and inns, world class shopping and unique restaurants are all a part of the Mercer County Golf Trail. Come Play, Stay, Shop and Eat. Visit Mercer County PA. See pages 16-18.

Mercer County Golf Trail

Cheaters A guy will cheat on his wife, but not in golf. Huh? A golfer is accused of cheating by his fellow players by using a club that is not against the rules. What? How do you define a cheater? To golfers, a cheater is someone who shaves a stroke, claims that a found ball is theirs, when it’s not; and, of course, someone who doesn’t play the ball where it lies. And let’s not forget the mulligan’s, the do-overs, and the foot wedges. For golfers of any level, these are all mortal sins. See pages 60-62 Cheaters

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BIRDSFOOT

ARMSTRONG COUNTY GOLF TRAIL

“Our Tee is Waiting for You”

Rated 4-1/2 Stars – Golf Digest

COURSE STATS GOLD BLACK BLUE WHITE RED

YARDS 7044 6703 6090 5769 4840

PAR 72 72 72 72 72

• National Golf Course Owners Association 2008 & 2010 Western PA Course of the Year! • Breathtaking Views • Five Sets of Tees • Large Undulating Greens • Natural Surface Practice Driving Range and Chipping Area • Unique Bunkering and Designed Features • Strategic Layout • Bent Grass Tees, Greens, Fairways • Double & Triple Row Irrigation • Easily Accessible from Rt. 28 • Call Golf Shop for Leagues and Outings SLOPE 1-877-295-3656 featuring Bagpiper Shotgun 137 Starts and Steel Band Dining Entertainment

RATING 74.4 72.0 70.3 68.2 68.8

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www.birdsfoot.com

FEES

18 HOLES 7 Days a Week $59 Including Cart Rental

Please call for Seasonal, Senior, Twilight and Daily Discount Rates. Please call for 9 Hole Rates.

Birdsfoot Golf Club 225 Furnace Run Road • Freeport, PA

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FROM PITTSBURGH & SOUTH: N. on Route 28. Exit Slate Lick (Exit 18), turn right at end of ramp. Go 1.7 miles; turn right on Furnace Run Road. Go 1.2 miles. Pass baseball field on left, take the next left. Follow to Birdsfoot. FROM RT. 8 & WEST: East on Rt. 228 to Rt. 356. Left on Rt. 356. Take first right onto Sarver Road. Go 6 miles, through Sarver and Boggsville. Cross over creek in Boggsville, road continues up hill. Road takes a sharp switchback turn. Furnace Run Road is on your right. Go 1 mile. 225 Furnace Run Road.


THE LINKS AT SPRING CHURCH

ARMSTRONG COUNTY GOLF TRAIL

“Play The Links”

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Tee Times Required Bentgrass Tees, Greens and Fairways Driving Range - Artificial Mats Men’s and Women’s Locker Facilities Walking Allowed Incredible Group Outing Specials Corporate and Charity Outings Brennan’s Pub - Outside Parties Welcome Pro Shop Golf Attire Preferred FEES (MAY 1 thru OCT. 15) Weekdays (M-F) Seniors (55+)

18 HOLES $42 $37

Weekends (Sat-Sun) Holidays Seniors (55+)

9 HOLES $25 $20

$47 $42

$25 $23

RATES INCLUDE CART

FEES (SPRING / FALL) Weekdays (M-F) Seniors (55+)

18 HOLES $32 $32

Weekends (Sat-Sun) Holidays Seniors (55+)

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$37 $37

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COURSE STATS BLUE WHITE GOLD RED

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PAR 70 72 72 72

RATING 73.7 71.8 69.2 69.2

SLOPE 135 133 126 124

www.playthelinks.com linksgc@windstream.net

RATES INCLUDE CART

Wednesday Special

YARDS 6512 6353 5863 4920

All Coupons Are Off Regular Rates - Cart Fees Not Included - $7.50/18 Holes

The Links at Spring Church 3257 Balsiger Road • Apollo, PA 15613

1-877-72LINKS

or (724) 478-5478

For GPS & MapQuest Directions Use: 3563 Balsiger Road FROM PITTSBURGH: Take the Parkway East (I-376) to Route 22 East, Murraysville. Make a right onto Route 286 East (Golden Mile Highway). Continue on Route 286 East to Route 380 East. Follow Route 380 East to Route 66 North, Apollo. Route 66 North turns into Route 56 East off the Apollo Bridge. 4 miles from the Apollo Bridge, make a right onto Balsiger Road. The Links at Spring Church is 8/10 of a mile on the left.

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www.lakeviewresort.com

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f you think that a great golf resort has to be expensive, prepare for a change of view. At Lakeview Golf Resort & Spa, you don’t have to spend a lot to be treated like a V.I.P. And that’s why we’re a favorite destination for vacationers and meeting planners alike. Our two championship courses, Lakeview and Mountainview, are unequalled for beauty, playability and challenge. The legendary Lakeview Course boasts magnificent tree-lined fairways, perfectly manicured greens, and has been ranked


among the top 100 courses in America. Lakeview has many signature holes, but the most talked about hole is the 620 yard 18th. This is one of the most challenging par 5’s in golf, and after 50 years of play, the hole has never been reached in two. The Lakeview Course has been the home of many prestigious tournaments. The Mountainview Course winds through the heart of the Allegheny forest and features gently rolling fairways, scenic views, and well manicured undulating greens. There are many breathtaking holes, but the par-4 10th hole offers a very challenging approach with a gorgeous view of Cheat Lake in the background. Lakeview Golf Resort & Spa was founded in 1950 by Ward Christopher who had a

vision of a challenging golf course nestled next to Cheat Lake in Morgantown. Golf architect James Harrison built the initial 9-hole Lakeview Course.

In 1954, nine additional holes were added to transform the layout of the golf course into a championship caliber course. Lakeview’s reputation began to grow in the 1950s. In 1958, Sam Snead won the West Virginia Open and set the course record of 67. In 1971, Jack Nicklaus played Arnold Palmer in an exhibition match and tied the course record, which still stands today. Continued on next page

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In 1984 Lakeview commissioned famed golf course architect Brian Ault, to design a second 18-hole course, appropriately named Mountainview. Besides outstanding golf, Lakeview has 187 deluxe guest rooms, 52 two-bedroom executive townhouses, 2 full-service restaurants, 34,000 square feet of function space for meetings, a fitness complex complete with indoor tennis and basketball courts, a climbing wall and aerobic facilities. Spa Roma, a full service spa and salon, offers everything from skin and health care to massage therapy and Vichy baths. Lakeview also offers family-oriented recreational activities and events for the kids. An extensive million dollar resort renovation project has been completed. Lakeview Golf Resort & Spa is within driving distance of Cooper’s Rock National Park, where mountain biking and hiking on historical trails are added 14

attractions. In addition, the resort works with local outfitters to package other local attractions including winery tours, boating, white water rafting and horseback riding. Lakeview Golf Resort & Spa is conveniently located just off exit 10 (Cheat Lake) on WV I-68 in Morgantown, WV. Lakeview offers a variety of 1, 2 and 3 night packages for golf and/or spa vacations starting at $169.99 per person. Information (800) 624-8300 or www.lakeviewresort.com


Pennsylvania Golf Course Owners Association

This is the next in our series in Golfer’s Lifestyle Magazine where we introduce you to one of the owners or managers of one of our featured courses. Find out how they got their start in the golf industry, special interests and general fun facts. Western PA is the home of some incredible golf courses. Nowhere else will you find the friendly ownership groups that you’ll find in our region. For a full listing of PGO member courses visit www.golfinpa.com. a great management staff in place to achieve our number one goal of having the best public golf course in Western PA that can be enjoyed for generations to come. In the Bag:

Art Hawk – 3 Lakes Golf Course How I got Started in the Golf Industry: I was a member of what is now 3 Lakes Golf Course, formerly Alcoma Golf Club. Alcoma was in financial trouble and I didn’t want to see it become something other than a golf course. I put together a group of other members, after the membership voted to put the club up for sale, to see if we could buy it. But during the meeting to see what our offer would be, I soon saw that I was just creating another Board of Directors, just like the club had. I knew if this was going to be a successful business, it couldn’t be run by a Board of Directors. It would have to be run like a business with a goal and one direction. After asking my wife and 3 children what they thought about owning and operating a golf course, they unanimously said to“go for it.” We took over in Dec‘06. Even after many trials and tribulations, such as not having a fairway mower running in the Spring of ‘07, to 15 inches of rain in 24 hours paired with 70 mph winds in ‘08, and 20 plus inches of snow in ’09, most people say the course is in better condition now than it has ever been. The building is in tip top shape. We have

Driver: Cobra Speed 10.5 Woods: Callaway Irons: Taylor Made RAC Putter: Scotty Cameron Knockoff Handicap: 9-12 Golf Superstitions: I always use a white ball. I drive the cart 99% of the time and I always keep score. I let my partner tee off first, then switch if we are losing. Kids: Megan, Art III, Steven and 3 grandchildren. Hobbies: I have, had or done most all hobbies from horses, boating, hunting, golf, fishing, biking, RVing, bowling, playing cards, etc. The only thing I haven’t tried yet is flying. Favorite Foods: I like everything, especially Italian. Favorite Movie: Apocalypse Now Favorite PGA Player: Phil Mickelson Fantasy Foursome: Any of the old guys – Palmer, Nicklaus, Hogan Support Your Local Pennsylvania Golf Course Owner www.golfinpa.com

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One of America’s Top Golf Destinations According to Golf Digest

Great Location near I-79 & I-80 in Western PA

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Greens of Greenville 724-588-6020

LUXURY INNS:

Green Meadows Golf Course 724-530-7330

Buhl Mansion Guesthouse & Spa Tara – A Country Inn www.winnerhospitality.com

Hickory VFW Golf Course 724-346-6903

Pine Lakes Resort and Julia’s B & B 877-534-6789

Oak Tree Country Club 724-528-9984 Pine Grove Golf Course 724-458-8394 Pine Lakes Golf Club & Resort 888-746-3525 Spring Valley Golf Club & Lodge 866-507-1406 Tam O’Shanter Golf Course 724-981-3552

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Yankee Run Golf Course 330-448-8096

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS: Best Western Penn Ohio Inn & Suites 330-534-5100 Cianci’s Motel & Restaurant 724-588-8550 Hampton Inn & Suites 724-748-5744 Quality Inn of Hermitage 724-981-1530 Radisson Hotel Sharon 724-528-2501

SHOP

EAT Chiccarino’s Italian Restaurant www.chiccarinos.com Elephant & Castle Pub and Restaurant www.elephantcastle.com Gallery Grille www.greensofgreenville.com

Daffin’s Candy Store Reyers Shoe Store The Winner Off-Price Fashion Store www.worldslargeststores.com

Quaker Steak & Lube www.quakersteakandlube.com

Wendell August Forge www.wendellaugust.com

Springfield Restaurant Group www.springfields.com

Golfers receive coupon books upon check-in at hotel, redeemable for special discounts at participating stores and restaurants. While supplies last.

Great Golf Courses Excellent Hotels & Inns World Class Shopping Unique Restaurants


Oak Tree Country Club

www.oaktree-cc.com

RATES 18 HOLES Weekdays $44 / $54 Weekends $44 / $64 Senior Rate (M-Th until 10am) $35 All Rates Include Golf Car

“Rated 2nd Best Public Golf Course in Western Pennsylvania” by the Pittsburgh Post Gazette

• Seven Holes Play Around Four Lakes • Practice Range & Short Game Area • 19th Hole Bar & Grille • Fully Stocked Golf Shop • Custom Club Fitting • Golf Lessons by PGA Professionals • Banquet Facilities • Group Outings Welcome • Play & Stay Golf Packages

Course Statistics Yards Green 6658

Par 71

Rating 71.9

Slope 135

48 State Line Road West Middlesex, PA 16159 (724) 528-9984

Pine Grove Golf Course • Golf Packages with Hotels • 10-20 Round Passes • Driving Range • Advanced Tee Times • Golf Outings Welcome • Minutes from Prime Outlet Stores • Golf Digest 4 Stars • Outdoor Pavilion • Tee Times Required • 7 Water Holes

www.pinegrovegolf.com E-mail: chutz@pinegrovegolf.com RATES Weekdays Weekend/Holidays Seniors/Students After 1 on Weekends

18 HOLES $28 $37 $25 $28

All Rates Include Cart

Course Statistics Yards Back 5904

Par 72

Rating 67.5

Slope 122

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Tam O’Shanter Golf Course

RATES Weekday Weekend/Holiday Seniors (62+) Mon.-Thurs.

• 2003 PGA “National Merchandiser of theYear” • Lush Fairways with Fast Greens • Driving Range, Restaurant and Bar • Golf Packages w/Hotels • Golf Outings Available • 4 PGA Professionals On Staff • Professional Club Fitters Available • Catering Available

18 HOLES $34 $40 $28

Course Statistics Yards Champ 6537

All Rates Include Cart

Par 72

Rating 69.4

Slope 121

2961 S. Hermitage Road • I-80 Exit 4B • Hermitage, PA 16148 (724) 981-3552 www.tamoshanterpa.com

Pine Lakes Golf Club & Resort • Stay & Play Packages from 1 Day to 6 Days • Available for Couples • Ladies & Men’s Groups • Over 15 Courses to Choose • 4 1/2 Star Ranked Golf Digest • 4 Diamond Rated by - AAA • Call for Package Pricing • Located 1 Mile in Ohio off I-80, Exit 234 6233 West Liberty St. (Rt. 304) Hubbard, OH 44425

Tee Times: 888-746-3525 Stay & Play Packages 877-534-6789 18

www.golfpinelakes.com Course Statistics Yards Black 6542

Par 72

Rating 70.3

Slope 122

Call for Seasonal Rates www.golfpinelakes.com

RATES 18 HOLES Weekdays $33 Weekends $39 Seniors (60+) Mon-Fri $25 All Rates Include Cart


2010 JUNIOR TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE 2010 Keystone’s Premier Golf Association Junior Qualifiers Northwest Region 1 Richard Yauger 724/588-8819 Monday, June 7 Oakland Beach Conneaut Lake 9:00 am Tuesday, June 15 Mohawk Trails New Castle 10:00 am Thursday, June 17 Pine Grove Golf Course Grove City 10:00 am Wednesday, June 23 Pittsburgh National GC Gibsonia 9:00 am Thursday, June 24 Venango Valley GC Venango 12:00 noon Wednesday, July 7 Mt. Hope Golf Course Guy Mills 10:00 am Thursday, July 15 Tam O’Shanter Hermitage 9:00 am

Southwest Region 2 Alex Balla 412/373-1063 Monday, June 14 Murrysville Golf Club Murrysville 9:00 am Wednesday, June 16 Lindenwood Golf Club McMurray 11:00 am Monday, June 21 Butler’s Golf Course Elizabeth 10:00 am Wednesday, June 23 Cedarbrook GC (Red) Belle Vernon 9:00 am Tuesday, June 29 Birdsfoot GC Freeport 1:00 pm Tuesday, July 6 Meadowink Golf Course Murrysville 9:30 am Monday, July 12 Cherry Creek Golf Club Youngwood 8:00 am

HOME REGIONS BY ZIP CODE Region 1 – Northwest Region 2 – Southwest

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Please go to www.kpga.com and click on the Juniors Homepage to download a registration form. No registration forms will be mailed out this year.

19th Annual P.J. Boatwright Challenge Cup State Championship 3 Lakes Golf Course (formerly Alcoma County Club) Pittsburgh, PA Monday, July 26, 2010 19


BEHIND THE SCENES 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

What was the name of the family that has had four generations as the Official Photographers at Augusta National? A) Sarazen B) Christian C) Jones D) Palmer Bobby Jones and this Master’s legend were born in the same year and both married girls named Mary. Who was he? A) Ben Hogan B) Alister Mackenzi C) Gene Sarazan D) Clifford Roberts Bobby Jones, founder of Augusta National had three degrees. Law, English Literature and Mechanical Engineering. Where did he get his ME degree? A) University of Pittsburgh B) Harvard C) Georgia Tech D) Penn State Dr. Alister MacKenzie collaborated on the design of Augusta National with Bobby Jones after Mr. Jones saw this golf course that Mackenzie had designed. A) Oakmont B) The Country Club C) Winged Foot D) Cypress Point What is the most important event to the members of Augusta National? A) The Jamboree B) The Member Invitational C) The Club Championship D) The Masters The famous Magnolia trees that grace Magnolia Lane were planted before the Civil War by this person. A) Johnny Appleseed B) Dennis Redman C) Martha Burke D) Robert E. Lee

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The main building at Augusta National was built in 1857 as part of the indigo plantation. It was: A) the first solid concrete building built in the South B) the owner’s home C) a storage facility D) a greenhouse The magnificent wisteria vine, planted sometime in the late 1800’s, was the first wisteria plant ever brought to the United States. It is native to what country? A) Russia B) Scotland C) China D) Japan The indigo plantation failed and the property was sold to a Belgian nobleman in 1858 who operated it as the Fruitlands Nursery. His last name was: A) Roberts B) Redman C) Hardin D) Berckmans

10. The terrain of the property is hard to see on television and in photographs. What is the drop in elevation on the 10th hole from tee to green? A) 25 Feet B) 100 Feet C) 75 Feet D) 150 Feet Answers: (1) B. (2) C. (3) C. (4) D. (5) A. (6) B. (7) A. (8) C. (9) D. (10) B. 21


Conley Resort

Butler County Golf Trail

“Best Golf Package Value!”

Conley Resort is a beautiful backdrop for your business or social function. Nestled off Route 8 in Butler, our location features an 18 hole golf course surrounding a 60 room motel, four meeting and banquet rooms, an indoor waterpark with two slides, whirlpool and sauna. Golf packages and outings available.

Rates 18 Holes Weekdays $32 Monday – Thursday Weekends $42 Friday, Saturday, Sunday Seniors $21 Monday – Thursday

4PM $17

6PM $13

$25

$18

CART FEES PER PERSON - $16.00

www.conleyresort.com Course Statistics Yards BLUE 6475 WHITE 6260 RED 5445 22

Par 70 71 72

Rating 69.0 68.4 67.9

Slope 120 118 112

Conley Resort 740 Pittsburgh Road (Rt. 8) Butler, PA 16002

(724) 586-7711 or 1-800-344-7303


Lake Arthur Country Club

Butler County Golf Trail

“Rated 3-1/2 Stars by Golf Digest Magazine”

We invite you to experience our new course renovations on one of the flattest courses in Western PA, making Lake Arthur a great choice for walkers. Large white sand traps challenge play on the front nine while water on six holes on the back nine tests every golfer’s skill – especially #18, requiring shots over two lakes to reach the green. Yardage markers help improve play on this open course, and daily tee times are available. Dining room, bar, snack bar, outdoor pavilion, fully-stocked golf shop and outing packages also are offered. Rates Weekdays Weekends Weekends

18 Holes $29 $37.50 $25

9 Holes $16 $19 $16

$37.50

$19

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Holidays

ABOVE PRICES INCLUDE CART

www.lakearthur.com Course Statistics Yards WHITE 6189 RED 5258

Par 72 73

Rating 68.7 69.9

Slope 112 109

Lake Arthur Country Club 255 Isle Road Butler, PA 16001

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Strawberry Ridge Golf Course

Butler County Golf Trail

“Incredible views with dramatic elevation changes”

This new 18-hole course features an exciting design that takes advantage of dramatic views and elevation changes. Open since 2000 this course has matured nicely. Strawberry Ridge offers some of the largest greens in Western Pennsylvania. The driving range offers natural tees and practice sand traps. The Ridge Pub is now open and offers a full menu and cocktails. THE RIDGE PUB IS NOW OPEN FOR LUNCH AND YOUR DINING PLEASURE Rates Weekdays Weekends Holidays

18 Holes $32 $36 $36

9 Holes $17 $20 $20

ABOVE PRICES INCLUDE CART SENIOR & LADIES SPECIALS MON – FRI 7AM – 3 PM CALL PRO SHOP FOR RATES

strawberryridgegolfcourse.com Course Statistics Yards BLUE 5981 WHITE 5608 GOLD 4852 RED 4588 24

Par 70 70 70 70

Rating 68.8 66.8 63.4 66.2

Slope 121 116 102 116

Strawberry Ridge Golf Course 135 McNulty Lane Harmony, PA 16037

(724) 452-4022


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PUZZLE PAGE TOM WATSON

ACROSS 1. Award 2. Won this country’s Open in 1984 4. Six time Player of the ________ 6. Designed a course on this island 8. Joined this TOUR in 1999 10. 1974 U.S. Open 11. Pin 13. 1977 & 1981 14. Sphere 17. College 19. Made an incredible run in 2009 at this age 20. Double-______ 21. Won this trophy three straight years 22. Number one 23. 1997 Open Victory here 27. “I learned how to win by losing and not _____it.” 28. Major Championships 29. Job 32. Made him more famous there...than here 33. Lots of these 34. 18-Hole layout 35. MasterCard-______ DOWN 1. Graduated with this degree 2. ____ Golf 3. This is on his shirt 5. Non-paid 6. Watson’s Birthplace 7. What every golfer wants

9. Classic Playoff 12. Wrote columns in this famous magazine 14. Where to stay away from 15. In 1987 received this highest honor in golf 16. Caddy who died on April 8, 2004 with Lou Gehrig’s Disease 17. Beat this golfer in the 1983 British Open

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18. Gross score minus 25. Played on this team four handicap times and captained it once 23. Having a tough time of 26. Country Club he shot back-to-back it lately 68’s in his first tournament as a pro 24. Father’s first name 30. Almost 31. Wife’s name 27


NEAREST POINT OF RELIEF By Tom Beeler

The Rule Book here tells the player that the “nearest point of relief” is a specific point on the golf course. The player must also know the definitions of obstruction, abnormal ground condition and wrong putting green in order to proceed. When reading a rule, the Rule Book lets the player know that you can find the definition of the term it is using by italicizing the term.

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ost players, even seasoned veterans of the game of golf get confused when they face a situation were they must determine the “nearest point of relief.” Most of that confusion occurs when the player is trying to determine where that point is.

The following is directly from the USGA Rules of Golf where it defines the term for the player. (Section II, Definitions) The “nearest point of relief” is the reference point for taking relief without penalty from interference by an immovable obstruction (Rule 24-2), an abnormal ground condition (Rule 25-1) or a wrong putting green (Rule 25-3) 28

This is how the Rules of Golf define that specific point on the golf course. Again, the following is taken directly from the Rule Book. It is the point on the course nearest to where the ball lies: (i) that is not nearer the hole, and (ii) where, if the ball were so positioned, no interference by the condition from which relief is sought would exist for the stroke the player would have made from the original position if the condition were not there. Note: In order to determine the nearest point of relief accurately, the player should use the club with which he would


Tom Beeler is a Class “A” Member of the PGA of America and the Tri-State PGA. Tom has officiated hundreds of events ranging from events at the Club level, Playing Ability Tests for aspiring professionals and Monday Qualifying events for the Nationwide and PGA Tours. If you have a Rules of Golf question for Tom, you can send it to him at tjbgolfent@pga.com

have made his next stroke if the condition were not there to simulate the address position, direction of play and swing for such a stroke. So, what does all of this mean? First the player must know the definitions of course, hole, stroke and address. The Rule Book lets us know that by italicizing those words. Once the player has looked up the definitions, if he/she didn’t already know them, the player is ready to proceed. I’m going to use as an example that the player’s ball has come to rest on the cart path 120 yards from the hole to the left of the fairway. The player arrives at the position of the ball and starts to consider the options available for this shot. The player may elect to play this shot from its current position on the cart path. There may be several reasons for this decision; the angle to the hole may suit the player’s eye, after loosely determining the nearest point of relief the player may not like the ground conditions or the condition of the turf, there may be a tree or shrub that will impede the stroke, the player may have to drop into an unplayable position or there simply might not be anywhere to drop the

ball on the course. So remember that the player always has the option of playing the ball where it lies. For this example the player is going to elect to take relief from the obstruction (cart path). Determining the nearest point of relief will depend on whether the player is right or left-handed. Let’s say that this player hits his/her Pitching Wedge 120 yards. The player should take his/her pitching wedge, then take an address position. This means that the player has taken his/her stance and has grounded the pitching wedge with no interference from the obstruction (cart path). The nearest point of relief is where the clubhead is grounded and is the closest spot in play, no nearer the hole, free from the obstruction. At this point, the specific spot on the course has been determined. The player should mark this spot with a tee and may now get the longest club in his/her bag to measure the one club length. Once the player drops the ball and the ball hits the course within the measured one club length and does not move closer to the hole, the player’s ball is in play.

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Weekdays after 1pm 18 Holes $31.00 Weekends after 2pm 18 Holes $39.00 Weekdays – 36 Holes $67.00 Also Includes Lunch & Range Balls

All rates include cart and tax.

215 Route 981 Belle Vernon, PA 15012

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CEDARBROOK GOLD

SOUTH 32

“The Leader in Affordable Quality Public Golf” FEATURED COURSE

All Golfith Carts W GPS Golf Course Features & Amenities

FEES • Natural Grass Driving Range Weekdays Weekends • Pro Shop / Teaching Pro • Restaurant / Sports Bar Holidays

• Bent Grass-Tee to Green • Walking Allowed • Putting Green • Noon Prime Rib Shotgun • Banquet Facilities Available Monday - Friday COURSE Lunch Buffet and Unlimited STATS Use of Driving RangeBLACK 10:30 - 12:00 BLUE Pro Shop Credit $3.00 WHITE Prime Rib Dinner: Salad, RED Baked Potato, Vegetable & Dessert Only $88.95

Carts YARDS 6794 6420 6102 5210

PAR 72 72 72 72

18 HOLES $27 $37 $37

9 HOLES $18 $18.50 $18.50

$13

$6.50

RATING 73.7 72.1 70.5 72.2

SLOPE 133 131 129 129

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Cedarbrook Gold 215 Rt. 981 • Belle Vernon, PA 15012

(724) 929-8300 Directions Take PA Turnpike, 76 East, to Exit #75 New Stanton. Take I70 West to Exit 46A, Route 51 South Towards Uniontown. Travel approximately 200 yards to the 2nd immediate stoplight and make a left onto Route 981 North towards Smithton. Travel around golf course to main Clubhouse drive on left.

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CEDARBROOK RED

SOUTH 33

“Renowned Conditioning, Superb Putting Surfaces” FEATURED COURSE

All G Carts Wolf ith GPS

Golf Course Features & Amenities

FEES Weekdays Weekends Holidays Carts

• Bent Grass Tee to Green • Pro Shop / Teaching Pro • Walking Allowed • Restaurant / Sports Bar • Noon Steak Grille • Specializing in Golf Outings Monday - Friday Lunch Buffet and Unlimited COURSE Use of Driving Range - 10:30 - 12:00 STATS YARDS Pro Shop Credit $3.00 BLACK 6237 12oz. Center Cut Black Angus Strip Steak BLUE 5819 Dinner, Salad, Vegetable & Dessert WHITE 5510 Only $88.95 RED 4723 • Natural Grass Driving Range • Putting Green

PAR 71 71 71 71

18 HOLES $27 $37 $37 $13

9 HOLES $18 $18.50 $18.50 $6.50

RATING 70.4 68.5 67.0 67.6

SLOPE 131 129 125 115

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Cedarbrook Red 215 Rt. 981 • Belle Vernon, PA 15012

(724) 929-8300 Directions Take PA Turnpike, 76 East, to Exit #75 New Stanton. Take I70 West to Exit 46A, Route 51 South Towards Uniontown. Travel approximately 200 yards to the 2nd immediate stoplight and make a left onto Route 981 North towards Smithton. Travel around golf course to main Clubhouse drive on left.

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LINDEN HALL

SOUTH 34

“Come Enjoy The Natural Scenic Beauty” FEATURED COURSE

Golf Course Features & Amenities • • • • • • • • • •

FEES

18 HOLES

9 HOLES

Tee Times Required Weekdays $22 $15 Come enjoy the beautiful and Walking Allowed Weekends $31 $17.50 gentle rolling hills at Linden Golf Cart Rental Holidays $31 $17.50 Hall. You’ll be glad you did! Putting Green Carts $15 per person $7.50 per person Driving Range www.lindenhallpa.com Chipping Area Senior Citizen Discount Available - Call for Pricing Teaching Pro TEE TIMES REQUIRED DAILY - Call the Pro Shop (724) 529-2366 Pro Shop GROUP OUTING COORDINATOR - (724) 529-7543 Ext. 254 Historic Mansion 74 Room Hotel with Olympic Outdoor Pool COURSE STATS YARDS PAR RATING SLOPE & 25 Acre Fishing Lake BLUE WHITE RED

6675 6405 5900

72 72 72

71.8 70.7 73.6

122 119 123

Linden Hall 432 Linden Hall Road Dawson, PA 15428

(724) 529-7543 Directions From Pittsburgh follow Rt. 51 South 37 miles to Perryopolis. Turn left at traffic light. Go 7 miles and follow signs to the course.

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WEST 36 FEATURED COURSE

HICKORY HEIGHTS “Golf in Western Pennsylvania Can’t Get Much Better Than This!”

Golf Course Features & Amenities • • • • • • • •

Fully Stocked Pro Shop Advanced Tee Times Available Memberships Available Walking Allowed Open Year Round Sammy’s Pin High Pub Full Service Bar Only 20 Minutes from Downtown Pittsburgh • Centrally Located for All of Your Outings Needs!

www.hickoryheightsgc.com

FEES 18 HOLES Weekdays $35 Weekends $42 Senior/Junior $27

9 HOLES $20 $22 $18

ABOVE PRICES INCLUDE CART

COURSE STATS BLUE WHITE RED

YARDS 6531 6181 5002

PAR 72 72 72

RATING 71.6 69.9 65.0

SLOPE 131 127 125

Hickory Heights Golf Club 116 Hickory Heights Drive Bridgeville, PA 15017

(412) 257-0300 For Tee Times Directions Directions From Interstate 79. Exit off the Bridgeville exit (#54). At the end of the exit ramp make a left onto Rt. 50 West. Go 2 miles on Rt. 50 and make a left onto Alpine Road. Go to the second stop sign on Alpine Rd. Make left on to Hickory Heights Drive. The golf club driveway is the second right on Hickory Heights Drive.


INDIAN RUN

WEST 37

“A Player Friendly Course With Lightning Fast Greens”

FEATURED COURSE

GPS On Every Golf Cart!

Visit Visit www.golfindianrun.com www.golfindianrun.com Golf Course Features & Amenities • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

FEES

18 HOLES

9 HOLES

Weekdays $28.75 $18.75 Book Your 2008 Golf Outing Today 724-587-0330 Weekends $39.75 $24.75 Golf Leagues Available Iron-Man Special Holidays $39.75 $24.75 Great Senior Course Play All Day WE/Holidays $33.75 After 1 PM Greens & Tees-Bent Grass with Cart ABOVE PRICES INCLUDE CART Fairways-Rye & Bluegrass Monday-Friday Putting Green Seniors - $24.75 Only $39.75 Monday - Friday Advanced Tee Times Available Walking Allowed COURSE Golf Cart Rental STATS YARDS PAR RATING SLOPE GPS On All Golf Carts BLUE 6475 72 71.5 133 Golfer Friendly Course WHITE 5991 72 69.6 130 Beautiful Sand Bunkers GOLD 5309 72 66.1 116 Scottish Rough RED 4914 72 69.1 121 Snack Bar with Liquor License Indian Run Golf Club

State Route 50 West • Avella, PA 15312

(724) 587-0330 Directions From Pittsburgh: Follow I-79 South. Take Bridgeville Exit. Follow Rt. 50 W 22 miles. Located on left (on Rt. 50). From Steubenville: Take Rt. 22 E to Rt. 2 S into Wellsburg. Left onto Rt. 27. Left onto Rt. 50 (less than 2 miles on the right). From Wheeling: Follow Rt. 2 N into Wellsburg and turn right on Rt. 27. Turn left on Rt. 50 (less than 2 miles on the right). From Robinson: Follow Rt.22 W. Exit Rt. 22 at Florence/Burgettstown and follow Rt.18 S. Turn right on Cross Creek Road. Turn right on Rt. 50 - course is 1-1/2 miles on the left.


EAST 38 FEATURED COURSE

CHESTNUT RIDGE BUSINESSWEEK ONLINE Says, “One of America’s Top 75 Places to Entertain”

– Golf Digest’s Places To Play

Golf Course Features & Amenities • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Bent Grass Tees At Practice Range Advanced Tee Times Available Award Winning Pro Shop New Remodeled Locker Rooms Custom Club Fitting Gold Tee Markers Special Frequent Player Card Rates Golf Outings GPS Equipped Electric Carts Casual Dining / Fine Dining “37 Grille” Open 7 Days A Week Relax In Our Spike Bar Banquet Facilities Overnight Golf Packages

• • • • •

Condominium Rentals New Spa & Salon Nintendo Wii Bar Fitness Center Swimming Pool

We will meet or beat your golf outing price – GUARANTEED! Call for details.

COURSE STATS BLUE WHITE RED GOLD

FEES Weekdays Weekends

18 HOLES $45 $52

ABOVE PRICES INCLUDE CART PLEASE CALL THE PRO SHOP FOR CURRENT RATES AND SPECIALS

YARDS 6242 5929 5080 5867

PAR 71 71 71 71

RATING 70.2 69.3 69.7 67.5

SLOPE 127 126 119 122

Chestnut Ridge Golf Resort & Conference Center 132 Pine Ridge Road Blairsville, PA 15717

(724) 459-7180 www.chestnutridgeresort.com Directions From Monroeville: Take US-22 towards Blairsville. Take US-119 N exit toward Indiana. Turn left at bottom of exit. Turn left onto Pine Ridge Road. From Indiana: Take US-119 S towards Blairsville. At US-22 & US-119 junction, stay in left lane. After underpass, take second left onto Pine Ridge Road. From Altoona: Take I-99 S/US-220 S and merge onto US-22 W towards Ebensburg/Holidaysburg. Turn right at US-119 N Indiana exit. Turn left at bottom of exit ramp. Take second left onto Pine Ridge Road.


BUSINESSWEEK ONLINE says,“One of America’s Top 75 Places to Entertain”

Blairsville, PA - (724) 459-7191 - www.chestnutridgeresort.com


Blairsville, PA - (724) 459-7191 - www.chestnutridgeresort.com


TOM’S RUN

EAST 41

“Your Best Choice For Corporate Outings” FEATURED COURSE

– Golf Digest’s Places To Play

Golf Course Features & Amenities • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Bent Grass Tees At Practice Range Advanced Tee Times Available Award Winning Pro Shop Newly Remodeled Locker Rooms Custom Club Fitting Gold Tee Markers Special Frequent Player Card Rates Golf Outings GPS Equipped Electric Carts Casual Dining / Fine Dining “37 Grille” Open 7 Days A Week Relax In Our Spike Bar Banquet Facilities Overnight Golf Packages

• • • • •

FEES

Condominium Rentals New Spa & Salon Nintendo Wii Bar Fitness Center Swimming Pool

We will meet or beat your golf outing price – GUARANTEED! Call for details.

COURSE STATS BLUE WHITE RED GOLD

18 HOLES

Weekdays Weekends

$89 $89

ABOVE PRICES INCLUDE CART PLEASE CALL THE PRO SHOP FOR CURRENT RATES AND SPECIALS

YARDS 6812 6293 5363 5913

PAR 72 72 72 72

RATING 73.0 70.8 71.0 70.3

SLOPE 135 128 126 127

Chestnut Ridge Golf Resort & Conference Center 132 Pine Ridge Road Blairsville, PA 15717

(724) 459-7180 www.chestnutridgeresort.com Directions From Monroeville: Take US-22 towards Blairsville. Take US-119 N exit toward Indiana. Turn left at bottom of exit. Turn left onto Pine Ridge Road. From Indiana: Take US-119 S towards Blairsville. At US-22 & US-119 junction, stay in left lane. After underpass, take second left onto Pine Ridge Road. From Altoona: Take I-99 S/US-220 S and merge onto US-22 W towards Ebensburg/Holidaysburg. Turn right at US-119 N Indiana exit. Turn left at bottom of exit ramp. Take second left onto Pine Ridge Road. 41


GLENGARRY

EAST 42 FEATURED COURSE

“Scottish Links Style Golf In Your Own Backyard”

www.golfglengarry.com Golf Course Features

SPRING SPECIALS (Through May 14th)

REGULAR RATES - CARTS INCLUDED

FEES 18 HOLES FOURSOME Foursome 18 HOLES & Cart • Golf Outing Packages Sr. Wkday $29 $96 Sr. Wkday $88 Foursome $36.95 Weekday, $49.95 $124 Weekday $100 Foursome Weekend (18 & Cart, Lunch Weekday $36 Weekend $46 $184 at Turn, $5 Merchandise Weekend $36 Each Credit, Range Balls & Twilight $31 (2 PM) Twilight $31 (12 PM) Weekday Passes) Get Glengarry’s Group Outing Package Rate with only a Foursome! • Dinner Packages Available $49.95 Each (Weekend Before 12:00) $36.95 Each (WeekdayBefore 12:00) • Full Service Pro Shop Includes: 18 & Cart, Lunch at Turn, $5.00 Pro Shop Credit Each, Range Balls, 20% Pro Shop Discount • Restaurant & Pub (Full Foursome, Coupon & Tee Time Required. Not Valid w/Other Discounts) EXPIRES 7/30/10 • Soft Spikes Required COURSE • Golf Carts Required STATS YARDS PAR RATING SLOPE • Grass Tee Driving Range BLUE 6287 69 70.2 129 • Lesson Available by PGA Professional WHITE RED

6005 4705

70 70

69.2 67.2

126 119

Glengarry Golf Links Latrobe, PA 15650

(724) 423-GOLF(4653) Directions

(Do Not Use Mapquest)

From Pgh, PA Turnpike East to Irwin Exit. Rt. 30 East for 20 mi. to Latrobe. Right at Red Light onto Rte. 981 South at Arnold Palmer Airport. Go 1 mile on Rte. 981 South to a 4-way stop sign. DO NOT GO RIGHT, GO STRAIGHT onto Charles Houck Road (there is a green sign with white letters). Course will be 4 miles on the right side.

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GRAND VIEW

EAST 43

“Spectacular Panoramic View of the Pittsburgh Area” FEATURED COURSE

Visit www.pittsburghgolf.com for Monthly Specials SPECIALS

Golf Course Features & Amenities

Mon.-Thurs. 7am - 1pm $120.00 per Foursome Savings of up to $7.00 per person

• Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Voted Best Public Fairways • Tee Times Accepted and are Strongly Recommended • Soft Spikes Required • Proper Dress Required • Men’s and Lady’s Locker Room • Lunch Service • Grille Room • Charity and Corporate Outings • Rental Clubs FEES Weekdays Weekends & Holidays

18 HOLES $37 $47

ALL RATES INCLUDE CART

Weekends After 1pm 18 Holes w/cart - $36 Mon.-Thurs. 1 - 3:30pm 9 Holes w/cart 2 For $25.00

COURSE STATS BLACK SILVER GOLD COPPER

YARDS 6096 5862 5303 4721

PAR 70 70 70 70

RATING 70.0 68.8 66.8 68.8

SLOPE 134 131 126 121

Grand View Golf Club 1000 Clubhouse Drive North Braddock, PA 15104

(412) 351-5390 Directions 12 Minutes From Downtown Pittsburgh: Follow Rt. 376 East to the Forest Hills Exit (#8A). This will put you onto Ardmore Blvd. (Rt. 30 East). Follow Rt. 30 about 2 miles to the Ardmore Shopping Plaza. Turn right onto Yost Blvd. Follow Yost Blvd. to stop sign at top of the hill. Make a left onto Brinton Road. Pass the Brinton Apartments on your right, make the first right onto Locust Street. Immediately bear left onto Erma Street. Follow the blacktop road to our driveway on the right. 43


EAST 44 FEATURED COURSE

MURRYSVILLE “The Best Public Course in Murrysville Keeps Getting Better”

Back Again...Same Prices for 2010!

Golf Course Features & Amenities • 30 Minutes from Downtown PIttsburgh! • Scottish-Style Links • Leagues Available • Tee Times 7 Days a Week • Golf Outings & Tournaments • Golf Instruction • Restaurant / Snack bar • Pittsburgh’s Best Junior Program • Season Passes Available

• Senior Rates • Great Walking Course • Fully stocked Pro-shop Mens & Womens apparel • Covered outdoor pavilion • Outdoor Open Patio • Open Covered Patio w/TV’s • Breathtaking views • Open year round COURSE • Short game STATS practice area BLUE WHITE RED

Senior Special – 18 Holes w/Cart $25 per Player Must have Foursome • 7 Days a week FEES Weekdays Weekends Holidays Seniors (M-F)

18 HOLES $38 $41 $41 $35

9 HOLES $22 $24 $24 $20

ABOVE PRICES INCLUDE CART

YARDS 6036 5640 4889

PAR 72 72 75

RATING 69.0 67.0 67.0

SLOPE 119 117 109

Murrysville Golf Club 3804 Sardis Road Murrysville, PA 15668

(724) 327-0726 www.murrysvillegolfclub.com Directions Take 376 West towards Monroeville. Then merge onto US-22 East toward Monroeville. Turn left onto Vincent Hall Road. Vincent Hall Road becomes Sardis Road. End at 3804 Sardis Road, Murrsyville.


3 LAKES GOLF COURSE

EAST 45

“Public Play & Events” FEATURED COURSE

Our Motto is: “Improve Today”

FEES

18 HOLES

9 HOLES

$39.50 $29.50 • One fair price for any day of the week allows you to ABOVE RATES INCLUDE REQUIRED CART play when it suits your schedule • The 19th Hole Bar & Grille is open every day 2010 FULL ACCESS GOLF PASS • Featuring the best burgers in the burgh, breakfast Only $2,800.00 or Discounted to $1,800.00 all day and fresh natural casing snappy dogs! if under 40 years of age! • Local-vores are welcome! All the food is supplied UNLIMITED, UNRESTRICTED Tee Times before 9am Includes Green Fees & Cart Fees for the year plus Bag Storage, Shoe & Club within 50 miles of our restaurant Cleaning, Locker, Handicap & Charging Privileges, Passholder Only Events & More! • Clubhouse Event Center has a choice of selected caterers & in-house event specialists COURSE • Practice Putting & Chipping Greens STATS YARDS PAR RATING SLOPE • New Forward and Pro Tees Added ONYX 6866 72 73.4 140 • Full Service Golf Shop with Private Lessons GOLD 6280 72 71.4 135 and Group Clinics SILVER 5390 72 68.3 126

www.3lakesgolf.com

BRONZE

4980

72

72.2

130

3 Lakes Golf Course 6700 Saltsburg Rd. • Penn Hills, PA 15235

(412) 793-7111 Golf Shop (412) 793-3025 Directions From Pittsburgh: Take Parkway East (376) to Penn Hills Exit #11. Go to the end of Rodi Road and turn right onto Frankstown Road. Go to the third light (BP Station on the right). Turn right onto Saltsburg Road (Route 380). Go past the 2nd light and 3 Lakes Golf Course will be 500 yards on the right. For additional directions from other locations, visit www.3lakesgolf.com or call (412) 793-7111.

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PITTSBURGH NATIONAL GOLF CLUB

NORTH 47

“One of Pittsburgh’s Premier Golf Courses” FEATURED COURSE

PITTSBURGH NATIONAL IS NOW 100% OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Golf Course Features & Amenities • • • • • •

PGA Professional Tim Nypaver Leagues Available Outing Packages Bent Grass Tees at Driving Range Putting and Chipping Greens New GPS Equipped Electric Carts with Real Time Scoring • Beverage Carts • Banquet Facilities • Restaurant (Jakes On The Green)

FEES Weekdays Weekends Holidays

18 HOLES $47 $55 $55

9 HOLES $27 $31 $31

ABOVE PRICES INCLUDE CART

COURSE STATS BLUE WHITE GOLD RED

www.pittsburghnationalgolfclub.com

YARDS 6933 6464 5989 5184

PAR 72 72 72 73

RATING 74.4 71.2 69.4 70.7

SLOPE 141 139 131 124

Pittsburgh National Golf Club 287 Monier Road • Gibsonia, PA 15044

(724) 265-4800 Directions From Pittsburgh via Rt. 279: Take 279 N to I-79 N. Take Wexford exit and head East on Rt. 910. Proceed on Rt. 910, crossing over Rt. 8 and continuing East. Turn left onto Oak Rd. Turn right onto Bairdford Rd. (at the Y). Go past St. Victor’s Church and turn left onto Monier Rd. Continue straight at the stop sign until you come to Pittsburgh National on your left. From Pittsburgh via Rt. 28: Take Rt. 28 N. Take the Harmar exit and head West on Rt. 910 towards Indianola. At the 2nd traffic light, turn right onto Saxonburg Blvd. At the 1st stop sign, turn left onto Bairdford Rd. Take the 1st right onto Monier Rd. Continue straight at the stop sign until you come to Pittsburgh National on your left. 47


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LAKEVIEW GOLF RESORT & SPA

WEST

“Awarded 4 Stars - Golf Digest”

VIRGINIA

FEATURED COURSE

Golf Course Features & Amenities • Rated Among the Top 100 Public Golf Courses in the USA • Recently Completed Multi-Million Dollar Resort Renovation • The Resort: • 187 Deluxe Guest Rooms • 52 Condominiums • Meeting & Conference Rooms • Trade Shows • Banquet Facilities • 8000 Sq. Ft. Spa Facility • Tennis & Basketball Courts • Indoor/Outdoor Swimming Pools • 25,000 Square Foot Fitness & Sports Complex • Children’s/Teambuilding Activities • Golf Packages Available • Groups Welcome! • Tournaments, Outings and Clinics

Lakeview Course Statistics BLUE WHITE RED

YARDS 6760 6357 5432

PAR 72 72 72

RATING 73.1 71.3 71.8

Mountainview Course Statistics SLOPE 132 129 118

BLUE WHITE RED

YARDS 6447 6152 5385

PAR 72 72 72

RATING 71.1 69.8 71.4

SLOPE 126 122 122

Spring Golf Package

$119.95 Includes: Accommodations for one night, two rounds of golf, one dinner, cart rental and bag storage. Price quoted is per person, per package, based on double occupancy and does not include tax and gratuity. Offer is subject to availability, certain restrictions apply. Offer expires April 22, 2010 and is subject to change.

Lakeview Resort One Lakeview Drive Morgantown, WV 26508

(800) 624-8300

For reservations or more information, please call 304.594.1111 or 800.624.8300. Or visit us and book online at www.LakeviewResort.com

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SEVEN SPRINGS MOUNTAIN RESORT “Pennsylvania’s Premier Four Season Resort”

FEATURED COURSE

Golf Course Features & Amenities • 18-Hole Mountaintop Golf Course • Driving Range • Golf Shop featuring a full line of golf accessories and apparel • Tee Top Lounge • Advanced Tee Times Available • Beverage Cart on Course • Indoor and Outdoor Pools • Fine and Casual Dining • 418 Guest Rooms • 60,000 Sq. Ft. of Banquet and Conference Facilities • Plus, all of the fun activities at Pennsylvania’s premiere family resort

Course Statistics YARDS BLUE 6560 WHITE 6185 RED 4946 YELLOW 5103

PAR 71 71 72 71

RATING 72.5 70.6 69.7 65.5

SLOPE 130 128 115 116

Rates FEES – 18 HOLES WITH CART House Guest Monday – Friday Weekends & Holidays

Non-House Guest

$60 $70

$70 $75

Spring Swing Golf Package Packages Starting At

$99

Per Person, Based on Double Occupancy!

Available Opening Day – May 27, 2010 Tee off into a breathtaking view of the Laurel Highlands countryside while enjoying Pennsylvania's finest resort experience. Make the most of the golf season with our special spring golf package! You and the rest of your foursome can savor a round of golf with cart privileges followed by a relaxing overnight stay in one of our comfortable hotel rooms, breakfast and access all resort pools. For more information or to schedule your golf getaway, please call (866) 437-1300.

Seven Springs Mountain Resort www.7springs.com

777 Waterwheel Drive Seven Springs, PA 15622

(800) 452-2223

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WILKSHIRE

OHIO

GOLF COURSE “The Tuscarawas Valley’s Finest”

FEATURED COURSE Gently rolling terrain and ideal playing conditions await you. Easy access off interstate 77 at exit 93 in Bolivar, Ohio (12 miles south of Canton). Great “Stay & Play” packages available through Sleep Inn, which is adjacent to the course. Located only 90 minutes West of Pittsburgh.

Course Statistics Wilkshire Golf Course 10566 Wilkshire Boulevard NE Bolivar, OH 44612

800-555-5973

BLUE WHITE GOLD RED

Sleep Inn By Choice Hotels 11155 ST RT 212 NE Bolivar, OH 44612 Phone: 330-874-3435 Fax: 330-874-2412

YARDS

RATING

SLOPE

6686 6183 5550 4848

71.5 69.5 66.8 67.3

123 118 112 114

Just across the street from Wilkshire Golf Course! Featuring: • Free Continental Breakfast • Fresh Belgian Waffles • Indoor Pool/Hot Tub • Hospitality Room • Hi-Speed Wireless Internet • Golf Packages Available

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SIDE GAMES is dedicated to introducing some friendly, but competitive games that you and your friends can play while golfing. The following games have many different names and rules. If you have any suggestions on games for us to publish, please mail them to Golfer’s Lifestyle Magazine.

If you play golf and you bet while playing…you must have a USGA Certified Handicap! It is so simple to get one and is so inexpensive. When you join a club, or even purchase a membership at a public course, most include a USGA Certified Handicap in the initial fee. For more information concerning GHIN, contact Keystone’s Premier Golf Association. They can provide you more details on how to find a course that offers GHIN or you can simply sign up directly with the KPGA for low yearly fee.

REJECT or WIPE-OUT In this game, played either individually or on a four-ball basis, each player or team has the right to have the opponent replay four shots during the course of the round. Therfore, if you are playing four-ball teams the opponents have the right to have both you and your partner replay four shots, with your team having the same right. You might hit a great drive, cutting a dogleg and leaving only a short chip shot to the green, or possibly your partner hit a career shot to the green leaving the ball only inches from the cup for a sure birdie or eagle, or maybe you have sunk a long birdie putt–only to have your opponent or opposing team call for a replay. Sometimes all of the above occur, so this game can be either frustrating or funny, depending upon your perspective. The betting in this game can be either a straight medal game, a match game, or even a Nassau.

Official GHIN Handicap Software provider For information on how you or your group can have your own Official GHIN Handicap, call

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WOLF & PIG In this game, five players decide upon a numerical order, one through five, by throwing golf balls or by flipping a tee. After the order has been established, the player who has been designated number 1 becomes the wolf and tees off first, with the other players following in numerical order. After everyone has teed off the first player to tee off selects a partner from the other four players prior to leaving the tee box. The hole is then played with the first player, who is the wolf, and selected partner playing a net best ball against the other three players. On the second hole the player designated number 2 becomes the wolf and tees off first, followed by players 3, 4, 5 and player number 1. Once again the player who is the wolf selects a partner of choice after all players have teed off. The same format is used on the subsequent holes three, four and five with player number 1 again becoming the wolf on hole number six. Remember that this is a net best ball between the wolf and partner, and that the partner is selected before leaving the tee box. What about the pig? If the player who is the wolf has a good drive and the other players’ drives are in trouble, or out of bounds, then the wolf can decided to play the hole without a partner and play against the other four players. In such an event, which often happens on par threes, the bet is doubled and it is said that the wolf becomes the pig! In this game, the wolf team either wins or loses one and a half points, and the other three players win or lose one point each. Point totals are tallied at the end of the round, and total pluses should equal total minuses.

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he ancient Egyptians were known for their wisdom and their ability to understand nature’s secrets. They understood the effectiveness of natural healers like nigella sativa, mangosteen, pomegranate, aloe vera, acai, green tea, curcumin, blueberry and resveratrol, and how they could promote overall wellness.

At NuVerus, we’ve unlocked the secret to optimal health and wellness. We call it Euforia. Euforia is a new kind of wellness drink geared toward today’s lifestyles. Euforia tastes great and provides pure energy and powerful antioxidants that help protect the body from harmful free radicals. Its key ingredient is nigella sativa, more commonly known as Black Seed. For centuries, the health benefits of Black Seed could only be realized through pill or oil form. Now NuVerus has changed all this. Through our scientific research and advanced technology, we have extracted the most important components of Black Seed and formulated it to work together with all of Euforia’s other ingredients to make the most comprehensive and unique wellness drink available today. Euforia is not just another juice – it is a Super Food that nourishes the internal body. The perfect blend of nature’s power, ancient wisdom, and modern science...that’s Euforia! 56


The Euforia Secret The key to Euforia’s healing power is found within its eleven principal ingredients. Each of these natural elements has long been known for its ability to promote optimal health and wellbeing. Nigella Sativa

Blueberry

Nigella sativa or Black Seed has long been known for its medicinal and antioxidant value. The ancient Egyptians and Assyrians recognized the power of this healing herb as early as 3000 years ago. Its oil, which has a rich composition of more than 100 compounds including essential fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals, was actually called the “Pharaohs’ Oil,” and was widely used to treat the various ailments and infections of these powerful leaders.

People have been enjoying the health benefits of blueberries for over 10,000 years. Besides being packed with antioxidant vitamins, blueberries also provide folic acid, iron, magnesium, zinc and calcium. With such a powerful punch of antioxidants and other disease-fighting elements, blueberries are considered an anti-aging fruit. Blueberries are heart healthy and supportive of short-term memory.

Physicians as far back as the 1st century used Black Seed to help with such conditions as headaches, nasal congestion, toothache, intestinal worms, fatigue and numerous inflammatory and degenerative ailments associated with aging.

Aloe vera is commonly known for its soothing, healing capabilities. Since ancient times, it has been used as a topical agent to treat everything from wounds and skin infections to burns and other dermatologic conditions. Throughout history, healers and physicians have sung the praises of this fragrant desert lily, which originated in southern Africa. Aloe vera contains a number of health promoting elements, such as beta-carotene, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc and amino acids, as well as vitamins A, C, E, B1, B2 and B3. Aloe Vera also assists in maximizing the absorption of other nutrients in the digestive tract.

Today, more and more medical scientists and professionals are recognizing the power of this amazing little seed. Research is showing that Black Seed can both strengthen and stabilize the immune system and its potential healing and prevention power is causing excitement throughout the medical industry. More recently, it was even recommended as an herbal remedy by the World Health Organization.

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Acai Fruit The acai berry is a small purple fruit that comes from the acai palm tree (Euterpe oleracea), which is native to Central and South America. Research on the acai berry has focused on its antioxidant activity. Acai contains several substances called anthocyanins and flavonoids. Anthocyanins are responsible for the red, purple, and blue hues in many fruits, vegetables and flowers. Anthocyanins and flavonoids are powerful antioxidants that help defend the body against life’s stressors. They also play a role in the body's cellular protection system. Manyholistic healers use acai to address inflammation in the body and to assist in slowing down the aging process. Promising research is also showing the acai berry to be heart healthy. The acai berry may also assist in weight release.

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Noni

Curcumin Curcumin, the principal derivative of the popular Indian spice turmeric, is an herb found naturally in India and southern Asia. For at least four thousand years, it has been touted for its medicinal benefits, and still today it’s used in India to help the body heal from various inflammatory and degenerative diseases. Laboratory and animal research has demonstrated anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-cancer properties of turmeric and its constituent curcumin. Curcumin may also have beneficial effects on cardiovascular, gastrointestinal and liver health.

Green Tea The power of green tea is world renowned. This little wonder plant is widely recognized for its medicinal qualities and has been cultivated throughout Asia, Africa, South America and in China. For almost five thousand years, green tea has been used for its various medicinal properties. The key to green tea’s healing power lies in its high concentration of polyphenols, which are believed to possess potent antioxidant and anti-carcinogenic properties. Many studies show the benefits of green tea as it relates to improving metabolism, supporting the cardiovascular system, the immune system and the neurologic system

Mangosteen Over the centuries, Mangosteen has been an effective health agent, due to its high concentration of antioxidants such as xanthones, a recently discovered class of polyphenolic compounds. 210 xanthones have been identified in nature, and over 40 of those have been found in the rind of the mangosteen fruit. Xanthones have been shown to have positive effects on nearly all the body’s systems. This tasty super-fruit, which can also be found on the Hawaiian Islands, is felt to slow the effects of aging, support the strength of the neurologic system, assist in improved digestion, support the immune system and is also considered heart healthy. 58

Noni, also known as great morinda or Indian mulberry, is in the same family as coffee and is native of Southeast Asia. People in the South Pacific region use this fruit to boost overall health and treat common ailments related to digestion and the gastrointestinal tract. Noni has also been used to promote reproductive health. In modern times, it has been used to promote overall skin health and vitality. Noni is felt to support the immune system, assist in improved eye site and help with balancing brain chemistry.

Pomegranate Pomegranate has quickly become one of the most talked about health foods in recent years. This deciduous shrub, which is native to Iran, is grown domestically in parts of California and Arizona for juice production, but its medicinal properties have been known for centuries. Pomegranate fruits contain polyphenols, tannins and anthocyanins - all are beneficial antioxidants. Recent studies have shown that pomegranate juice may contain as many as three times the total antioxidant content found in green tea or red wine. Israeli researchers, published a small clinical study in June 2004 in Clinical Nutrition, suggested that drinking a glass of pomegranate juice a day for one year assisted in reduction of blood pressure and supported improved blood lipid levels.

Resveratrol Resveratrol is an antimicrobial substance that is created naturally by certain vines, pine trees, peanuts, grapes and other plants. It is most commonly found in red wine. Many promising studies are looking at the power of resveratrol in regards to its ability to reduce the risk of certain cancers, inhibit Alzheimer’s and its effectiveness in promoting heart health. Resveratrol is a powerful antioxidant and many who take this supplement report improved energy, mental focus and weight release. Resveratrol supports cellular health and is felt to play a role in slowing down the aging process.

Goji The goji berry, also known as the wolfberry, is a bright, orange-red berry native to China. For generations, goji berries have been used to support various areas in the body such as the liver, cardiovascular, neurologic and


immune systems. The Ministry of the Public Health of China approved wolfberry to be marketed as a natural food or botanical medicine. Gogi berries, much like blueberries, cranberries, and cherries, are filled with powerful antioxidants that can assist with inflammation in our bodies by minimizing damage to our cells from free radicals.Wolfberry is rich in vitamin A and C, has 19 types of amino acids, 21 trace minerals and more beta carotene than carrots. Wolfberry is felt to promote longevity.

Euforia – 44,500 ORAC Score Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) is a method of measuring antioxidant capacities in biological samples. Correlation between the high antioxidant capacity of certain fruits and vegetables, and the positive impact of diets high in fruits and vegetables, is believed to play an important role in combating free radicals and slowing the effects of aging. • Free radicals are unstable or damaged molecules that need to steal an electron from another nearby molecule in order to destabilize themselves. In doing so they create another unstable molecule and the cycle repeats – creating a chain reaction that damages the systems in your body starting right at the cellular level. • Free radicals are felt to speed up the process of aging, such as the breakdown of collagen. • Every second of our lives billions of free radicals wage war in our bodies. This can threaten our immune system and ultimately our vitality. • Free radicals are produced in large quantities when the body is exposed to harmful ultraviolet rays from the sun, X-rays, and strenuous exercise. They also occur from cigarette smoke, car exhaust and many environmental chemicals and pollutants. It is virtually impossible to escape from them. But there are measures that can be taken to protect ourselves from the destructive force of free radicals-antioxidants! • Euforia is one of the most powerful antioxidant Super Juice on the market today. Euforia is Certified Organic and Certified Kosher. Compare Euforia to Other Nutritional Drinks... there is simply no comparison! Euforia – 44,500 ORAC Score, MonaVie – 23,384 ORAC Score, Xango – 24,480 ORAC Score, Noni – 14,970 ORAC Score

Becky Maes M.D. is a Board Certified Gastroenterologist, certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. For 13 years she operated a thriving private practice in Tucson, Arizona. She graduated with honors from Hahnemann University Medical College in Philadelphia, PA, and completed her subspecialty Becky Maes M.D. training at the University of Arizona. She is a nationally recognized expert on the treatment for what is becoming a global health crisis - nutritional deficiency and toxicity. Dr. Becky is an internationally recognized author and speaker who speaks at forums across the country on the cause and treatment of these problems. “As a medical doctor I am always looking at cutting edge superior products that change lives. I have found this in Euforia. Euforia is the only “Super Juice, Super Food” on the market today that is Certified Organic, Certified Kosher and has the Black Seed from the Middle East. The research on Black Seed is vast and the healing properties of the Black Seed have been recognized by holistic healers for centuries. I am amazed by the antioxidant capacity of the Black Seed and when you combine it with the other phenomenal nutrients in Euforia you have a unique and powerful antioxidant juice that tastes amazing and delivers immediate and long lasting results. My husband and I have taken nutritionals for decades but as soon as we drank the Euforia we witnessed improved focus and energy and improved sleep patterns. It is now part of our daily routine for the entire family. This is definitely “Not just another Juice”. NuVerus has hit a home run with Euforia.”

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By Jordan Mantz Cheaters Never Win – In Life or in Golf A guy will cheat on his wife, but not in golf. Huh? A golfer is accused of cheating by his fellow players by using a club that is not against the rules. What? How do you define a cheater? To golfers, a cheater is someone who shaves a stroke, claims that a found ball is theirs, when it’s not; and, of course, someone who doesn’t play the ball where it lies. And let’s not forget the mulligan’s, the do-overs, and the foot wedges. For golfers of any level, these are all mortal sins. As for Tiger Woods, most of us are confident that he’d never cheat on a golf course. He’s so good, he doesn’t need to cheat. So why would he do so on his wife? On February 19, Tiger spent the longest 15 minutes of his life apologizing to family, friends, and colleagues during a live televised statement. This historic mea culpa didn’t reveal much more than we already knew; however, the worldwide debate over its sincerity has left many people scratching their heads. After all, it’s not like Tiger Woods was accused of killing someone. So why all the fuss? Many of us who love the game of golf feel that Tiger has let us down. After all, he had everything going for him: a beautiful wife, the perfect family, and more money than he knew what to do with. On top of all that, he also has the type of incredible talent the rest of us golfers can only dream of. Of course, Tiger didn’t hurt us personally, and he did take 100 percent of the blame for his misbehavior. He seems to be trying to make things right in his personal life, and it appears that he is seeking help for his admitted addiction. Only time will tell if he is sincere or not. As the old saying goes, sometimes you don’t know what you have until it is gone. Maybe Tiger did some soul searching over the past few months and now realizes that he’d rather be with his wife and children after all. Of course, who knows if his wife will stay with him or not? I’m sure no one would blame her if she took a multimillion-dollar settlement and left. Who are we to judge? We’ve all seen people who’ve gotten away with murder. Personally, I’m not going to ridicule him for this, and I hope the rest of the golf world won’t either. Let’s face it, professional golf is much better off with Tiger in it. In my opinion, his personal life is exactly that – personal. Let’s hope he gets the treatment he needs and works things out with his wife, whether they stay together or not. After all, they have children to think about. 60

I’m sure if Tiger could turn back the clock, he would have done things much differently. But such is life. He said he is not sure when he’ll return to the golf world – maybe we’ll get lucky


and see him tee is up this year at The Masters. Remember, he is still just a human being who plays golf. Don’t be so quick to judge. Speaking of cheaters, what in the world is going on with Phil Mickelson? How can you call him a cheater if he is playing by the rules? Well, just ask his fellow players on the PGA Tour. Welcome to“Wedge-Gate.”As it turns out, Phil and some other golfers were using a Ping-Eye 2 wedge that was made over 20 years ago and has square grooves, which the PGA Tour just banned this year. What started all of the controversy was the fact that Ping filed a lawsuit against the USGA in 1990 and won a settlement stating that any Ping-Eye 2 made before April 1, 1990, remains approved because it takes precedence over any rule change. So is it a loophole, cheating, or just playing the game? Phil took a lot of abuse for what some players Continued on next page 61 say was not playing within the spirit of the game.


“I don’t appreciate the governing bodies putting me or any other player in this position, calling into question our integrity over a rule that they made,” Mickelson said. “Don’t put the blame on a player. Put the blame on the governing body.” Phil was so upset about what he calls a ridiculous rule that he has decided to not use the Ping-Eye 2 wedge. “I won’t be playing that wedge,”he said on February 17, on the eve of his two-time title defense at Riviera in Los Angeles.“My point has been made. But if these governing bodies cannot get together to fix this loophole, if players stop using this wedge, which would stop the pressure of the issue, then I will re-look at it and put the wedge back in play.” Several think using the club goes against the spirit of the new-grooves regulation. Scott McCarron fueled the debate when he said of Mickelson and others, “It's cheating.” Mickelson hinted at legal action after saying he was “publicly slandered.” He said McCarron offered him a sincere apology the night before his statement, which he accepted.“We all make mistakes,”said Mickelson,“and we all say things we wish we could take back.”

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Let’s hope that all this talk about cheating goes away once the players visit the hallowed grounds of Augusta National. Cheating isn’t good for the game – be it cheating on a wife or finding a loophole in the system. As golfers, we all have a mutual interest in the greatest game on earth. Let’s not let anything ruin it.


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