It’s crunch time for Greatest.
• If you think you’re in Greatest, check the online roster to verify we have you. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if there is an error.
• We’ve started handicap verifications this week for the Greatest tourney.
Golf is one of those unique sports where players protect the game by self-policing. As we verify each of the players, if you are on the Greatest website and notice a performance that is not in synch with registered division, please email email@example.com or call 330-747-1471, ext. 1253.
We appreciate any opportunity to preserve Greatest play.
If your handicap has changed throughout the summer, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org to adjust your division.
• We are pressing 300 players, and therefore will institute our first-ever registration deadline.
If you are not signed up by 4 p.m., Aug. 14, you will be put on a waiting list to gain entry.
• Who's your caddie? ..
Remember, you are allowed a caddie but it is NOT MANDATORY; make sure they read caddie rules online
- range finders OK, but can't tell elevation;
- you will get one cart seat, how you use it (you ride or caddie?) or if you use it is up to you.
– Bring your own gallery. Fans encouraged.
Here are the final course plans for the 2013 Greatest Golfer of the Valley:
Tuesday, Aug. 20:
Trumbull Country Club
Seniors and Super Seniors
Seniors will tee at 1 p.m.; Super Seniors will follow
Friday, Aug. 23:
All players at Mill Creek
Tee off of 1 and 10 on both North and South
Here are the Mill plans:
8 a.m.-9:30: Men's Open and 15+ divisions
1 p.m.-2:30: Men's 10-14 Division
8 a.m.-9:30: Seniors, Super Seniors, Ladies, Ladies 9+
1 p.m.-2:30: Men's 5-9 Handicap
Saturday, Aug. 24:
Trumbull Country Club — Open Division, 10 a.m. start
Youngstown Country Club — 5-9 hcap division, 10:30 a.m. start
Tippecanoe Country Club — 10-14 hcap division, 10 a.m. start
Oak Tree — All Ladies & Men's 15+, 11 a.m. start
The Lake Club — Seniors & Super Senior Finals, 12 p.m. tee time — Top players only advance.
Sunday, Aug. 25:
FINALS at The Lake Club
Tee times begin 12:30 p.m.. Divisions will tee off of 1 & 10.
Rounds at TCC, Tippe and YCC avail. only to players in stated division. Guests are noted for Tippe. We will update Monday with plans for YCC and TCC.
TIPPECANOE COUNTRY CLUB
Open times for practice rounds of participants only (who can bring 1 guest). Both fees would be charged by credit card only $70.28 each player. The dates and open times would be as follows :
Sunday, August 18th after 3:00 pm
Wednesday, August 21st before 9:30 am after 3:00 pm
Thursday, August 22nd, before 10 am or 2-3 pm
Friday, August 23rd, before 9:30 am or after 2 pm .
All players must call the golf shop with guest names.
TRUMBULL COUNTRY CLUB
Practice rounds are welcome at Trumbull every Monday until the event (Including today). Contestants do not need to call for a tee time on those Mondays. They can just show up and play and the cost will be $45 including cart and range balls. Guest allowed at same price.
YOUNGSTOWN COUNTRY CLUB
Limited times available on various days. Green fees $55 and cart fees $20 + tax. Must make tee time with Jon Jones or Scott Sundstrom in pro shop. 330-759-9589
Public course; schedule as normal
THE LAKE CLUB
No practice times available.
We will need some help with what’s to come next, so stay tuned.
Among the things:
• We’ll seek scorekeeping marshals for the Aug. 19 Scramble and the Aug. 25 Sunday finals.
• We’ll announce handicap verification steps after Aug. 1. We'll look for players to help in the policing and protecting the field.
• We’ll have some fun with the Greatest Week of the Summer hosted by The Vindy and Covelli Enterprises.
It’s a Greatest summer, and it’s only getting Greater.
Greatest is an effort of The Vindicator, Farmers National Bank, Covelli Enterprises, Superior Beverage, along with several other sponsors, and 12 Valley golf courses.