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Weingartner, Lowry are Most Accurate Drivers in Week 2 Action; Most Flight Races Tight after Two Weeks

The standings in five of the six flights are close after the first two weeks of league play, with the flight leader ahead by 2 points or less.  The exception is Flight E, where Andrew Ondo has jumped out to a 2½ point lead, but it's still very early in the season.  In our league, it really hurts you if you miss a week of league play without turning in a golf-out score, so be sure to golf out during those weeks that you can't make it on Monday or Tuesday for league play.  You can also bank golf-out scores in advance if you know that you'll have to miss on a particular league day.

The special event for the week was most tee shots in the fairway, and Emma Weingartner and Jim Lowry outpaced the field, each hitting 6 out of 7 fairways in their rounds.  Emma takes the top prize by virtue of the handicap tie-breaker, and Jim is runner-up for the event.  Heather Shuttleworth took 3rd place by hitting 5 of 7 fairways via the handicap tie-breaker to finish ahead of Judy Malatesta, who took 4th place also with 5 of 7 fairways hit in her round.  Use the links at the top or right-hand side of the page to see all the results from Week # 2 of league play.

This coming Monday is Memorial Day, and it will be a normal league play day for us.  Tam O'Shanter has arranged for us to pay the regular weekday rate if we start our round after noon, so make your plans to celebrate the holiday on the links!  If you can't make it that day to play, you can play on Tuesday, May 30, or use a golf-out score that you have in the bank or one that you turn in later in the week.


Season Opens with Really Nice Weather; Kraynak wins Fewest Putts Event

It was actually nice weather for a change on May 15 & 16 for the opening round of play in The Keg Golf League for 2023 – hope that's a predictor for the entire season!  In the special event of the week, Justin Kranyak was the boss of the moss, taking only 12 putts for his 9-hole round to win the top spot in the event.  Carol Osborne and Rich Arnold tied with 13 putts in their rounds; Carol wins 2nd place via the handicap tiebreaker, and Rich finishes in 3rd.  Fourth place in the special event goes to Pam Mickley, who finished with 14 total putts and won the handicap tiebreaker.  This year, 4th place in the special event wins a Poker Chip Ball Marker with The Keg Golf League's logo on it.  You can view the gross scores, net skins, special event results, Eagle's Club and Hole-of-the-Week Club information and season-long statistical summary by using the links at the top and/or right-side of the league home page.

We will calculate new handicaps after each week of league play, so you can see what your handicap will be for next week by clicking on the "Handicaps for Week 2" link in the right-hand column of the league home page.

The flight standings aren't finalized until all league members have a chance to turn in a golf-out score for the week.  If you play a round on the same nine as we played that week (week 1 was on the front nine) you can turn in a score for the week as long as you do it by Sunday night of the week you missed.  You can also turn in scores in advance to be put in the golf-out bank if you know you'll be missing a week in the future.  Just leave your scorecard with the staff at the front desk at Tam O'Shanter.


Ready for the Start of the Season on May 15 and 16

The 2023 Thelma's Golf Nook season gets underway this Monday, May 15.  Check the "Flights for First Half" and "Handicaps for Week 1" links that will be posted in the right-hand column of this page sometime this weekend to see what your starting handicap and flight will be.  All players will be placed in a flight with players of comparable handicaps.   We will adjust handicaps each week based on the previous week's score, but you will stay in the same flight for the entire first half of the season.

Tam O'Shanter is hosting a large Pro-Am golf tournament this Monday, so you won't be able to play your league round on Monday until later in the afternoon.  You should call the pro shop and make a tee time for later in the afternoon on Monday or for a time on Tuesday to get the season started.  The weather forecast looks pretty decent for Monday and Tuesday, so hopefully we'll have a big turnout of players for the first week of league play.  Good luck to one and all, and let's get off to a great start this year!


Second Practice Round Scheduled for May 8/9

Hopefully the weather will allow many league members will tee it up this week at Tam O'Shanter.  Please turn in your scorecard so we can calculate handicaps for the start of the season.  If you know of anyone who's thinking of joining the league this year, please encourage them to play practice rounds so they will have a handicap for the first weeks of league play.

We're continuing the season-long optional competition in the league this year called the Hole-of-the-Week Club.  If you want to play, it's only $18 for the whole season (that's just $1 a week).  Each week, one of the holes in your nine will be designated as the Hole of the Week, and we'll record your net score on that hole (after handicap strokes are deducted) in the book.  At the end of the season, the players with the lowest total for the Holes of the Week will split the pot!  How many places we pay out will be based on how many people participate.  Here are the holes of the week for each week:

May 15/16:   Hole # 1 June 26/27:   Hole # 4 Aug 7/8:   Hole # 7
May 22/23:   Hole # 10 July 3/4:   Hole # 13 Aug 14/15:   Hole # 16
May 29/30:   Hole # 2 July 10/11:   Hole # 5 Aug 21/22:   Hole # 8
June 5/6:   Hole # 11 July 17/18:   Hole # 14 Aug 28/29:   Hole # 17
June 12/13:   Hole # 3 July 24/25:   Hole # 6 Sept 4/5:   Hole # 9
June 19/20:   Hole # 12 Jul 31/Aug 1:   Hole # 15 Sept 11/12:   Hole # 18

Since we're using net scores, everyone has a good chance to win this, especially higher handicap players.  Why not give it a shot this year and join the fun?!?

If you've paid your league dues already, thank you! Don't forget that league dues must be paid by May 29.


First Practice Round is coming up this Monday, May 1!

We will have two practice rounds for the golf league before actual competition starts this year. This gives everyone a chance to turn in some scores to establish a start-of-season handicap, and to get back into the swing of things.  If you play practice rounds, your handicap for the start of the season will be determined half from your handicap at the end of last year + 2, and half from the practice rounds you play.  Our first practice round is scheduled for Monday, May 1.  Make plans to play, turn in your scorecard, and reconnect with your friends in the golf league (or if you can't play on Monday, turn in a golf-out score if you play later in the week).

If you are new to the league this year, please plan to play and establish some scores for your handicap at the start of the year.  If you can't play on Mondays the next two weeks, be sure to golf out.  See you at the course!


For 2023, We Have a New Title Sponsor and New League Name!

We are very happy to be able to announce that our golf league is being sponsored this year by The Keg Bar & Grille on East State Street in Sharon, PA!  Click here to visit The Keg's Facebook page to check out their upcoming events, menu and specials.  Since The Keg will be our title sponsor, our new league name will be "The Keg Golf League", so that's our official name going forward.  In case you didn't know, "THE KEG" stands for The Happy Excuse to Keep Enjoying Golf!  Thanks to our new sponsor, we'll have plenty of great prizes for our weekly fun games this year, and The Keg will be our official league go-to location for after-golf food, drinks and fun!

To thank The Keg for becoming our league sponsor, we're encouraging all league members to stop in at The Keg after your round of golf each week for drinks and good food, and to brag about your round or get some consolation/teasing from your fellow league members if things didn't go so well that day!  Make it a regular habit to drop in at The Keg — your new after-golf spot!


Welcome to our League Web Site!

You've arrived at the web home of the Shenango Valley's fun golf league!  We're looking for new members, and would be happy if you would join us for the exciting 2023 season.  We play on Mondays and Tuesdays at Tam O'Shanter Golf Course, and the league is open to men and women golfers of all levels of ability.  We play individual matches within flights, with weekly gross and net skins games and a different fun event each week in addition to league match play.  Click on THIS LINK for details on league rules, dues and activities.