We would like to congratulate Bobby Stiffler on winning another title at the Men’s Club Championship! The entire field fought hard and didn’t allow Bobby to rest at all. Runner-Up Mike Bissett made the back nine seem like the “Rocky vs. Drago” fight in the Rocky IV movie. Going blow for blow it was a complete “clash on the Rock”. When York County golfers hear about competitions at Bon Air Country Club in Glen Rock, they know it’s always going to be a battle. I hope everyone enjoyed the ringside seats on Sunday and we can’t wait until next year.
Please see the results below for each championship.
Here we’ll address whether rakes go IN or OUT of our bunkers, replacing divots with Seed Mix or the actual divot, and what is the proper divot pattern for our grass driving range.
Rakes IN or OUT of the bunkers? Ask members where you should place the rake after a bunker shot and you’ll probably get a variety of answers. While this debate rages on and there’s no clear answer, it’s best for us to leave leave rakes in the middle of the bunker parallel to the line of play (see image). Keeping rakes in the bunker helps our maintenance staff save time. Keeping rakes away from the edges of bunkers helps members avoid awkward and extra penal lies. Let’s help each other out and be mindful of how we rake and leave bunkers for the golfers behind us!
Should divots on the course be replaced with the provided Seed Mix or the actual divot itself? Always replace divots with the Seed Mix provided on tee boxes, golf carts, and seed bottles outside the Club Storage Room that golfers who walk can take with them. Please put the right amount of mix in the divot and smooth over with your foot. Using the actual divot as a replacement does not work and it looks awful (see image).
How should you take divots on the Driving Range? A lot of golfers don’t know but let’s help Butch and our maintenance staff keep a lush and healthy range by taking the right kind of Linear divot pattern (see image).
No need to sign up before tomorrow morning. All you need to do is register with the Pro Shop before teeing off. The entry sheet will be on the front counter alongside of the regular sign-in sheet. Please provide your name, member # and put a check mark if you would like to participate in the skins game as well. We’ll have spaces for both gross & net skins, each entry for skins will be $5 cash.
For this event you may play with any group, friends, or family. The only requirement is that you tee off before noon. All groups will go as normal but you will be playing tournament golf if you decide to sign up. The groups may still play their regular formats and games but ALL PUTTS MUST BE HOLED OUT for those in the event. Scoring can be done on the regular Bon Air scorecards but please make sure that all cards get turned into the Pro Shop when finished. This also goes for the “weekend groups”, please make sure someone turns in all the group play cards to the Pro Shop.
All scoring will be finalized on Sunday.
Men will play from the White Tees and Women will be playing the Green Tees. Men & Women will not be competing against each other but may play with each other.
Cold beverages will be available after the round for both the MGC & WGC players. Snack bar will be open for anyone wanting to purchase food.
Thank you and have fun!
Sunday, July 14th – 1:00 PM Shotgun
Congratulations to our Grand Champions Jeff Champlin and Richard Lach! They outlasted all other Flight Winners in an exciting, drama filled 6-hole playoff. Well done gentlemen!
The 2019 MGC Member Guest Invitational was a HUGE success with a FULL field of 42 teams. We hope everyone returns in 2020 and for those who didn’t get a chance to play this year, make sure to sign up early next year. A full agenda and menu from this year’s Member Guest are below if you’re thinking about playing in this wonderful event in the future. Congrats again Jeff and Richard!
Junior Golfers & Parents, we are excited to announce the 2019 Junior Golf Activities at Bon Air Country Club.
This year we will be kicking off the season with an orientation meeting on Wednesday, June 12th followed by our first clinic day on Thursday, June 13th. The orientation will serve as not only an informational meeting but also a rules and regulation seminar for the Junior Players. Our three day camp is scheduled for June 24th – 26th, with each division having separate starting times. Along with the camp the juniors are provided with a refresher clinic on Wednesday, July 17th which will cover additional topics of instruction and help any areas that need improvement. Included in the program are junior play days and the junior championship with a year-end parent/child tournament & awards picnic.
Returning this year is the Junior Academy, this program is recommended for the junior that is interested in playing High School golf or competing locally or even nationally. Areas such as tournament prep, goal identification and golf fitness are part of the curriculum for this program. It’s more competitive and challenging but as always, we strive to make it as enjoyable as we can. Please see the flier below for more information.
Returning in 2019 is the PGA Junior League. A developmental program that adds the element of team match play for more excitement. The program includes 4 – 6 matches with additional practices to help prepare for the matches. PGA Junior League participants will compete against local teams such as Out Door CC, Cool Creek & Hanover CC. The league is for ages 7 – 13 and teams consist of 8 – 14 players. To register for the PGA Junior League please visit PGAJRLEAGUE.COM and create an account, when you are asked for an access code please enter: BACC (all caps). This is a private invitation for members of Bon Air and Junior Golf participants.
Please note that any junior who signs up for the Academy or the Jr League will also be participating in the Bon Air Junior Golf Program and all the clinics, play days and the camp are included.
To register for the BACC Junior Golf Program or the Academy please fill out the form and return to Bon Air.