The time is getting closer folks – only one week until the 2nd Annual POV Golf Tournament!  Here is some info on the Grand Day and the schedule:

2018 POV Pitt Spring Golf Outing

4743 Route 711
Bolivar, PA 15923

Where: Champion Lakes Golf Resort in Bolivar, PA


Chicken and Ham
Mixed cooked vegetables
Scallop potatoes
Salad and rolls
Dinner will be buffet style near the upstairs bar.
Committed Golfers = 19 with four still on the fence… which could give us 23.
Committed to dinner only = Three (Ike, Dan72 and Reed)
One on the fence, but committed to drinking only = One (Kman)
WEATHER – Appears to be partly sunny and 80 degrees
PRIZES  – Fran (Lastrow) has five Pitt related items he’d like to give away or auction off (your call).  We could give them away as prizes to the “Longest Drive” / “Longest Putt” / “Closest to the Pin” etc.  Reed will bring up the last of his POV shirts, etc and will again make up “Golfers’ 2018 Football Prediction Cards” (which I will also post during fall camp for everyone).
DONATION OPTIONS: The Way Recovery House in Lancaster, PA (one of my nephews on my wife’s side just OD’d on Heroin – this organization cares for recovering Heroin addicts).  Note: The POV will not be taking donations this year so please divert any money you might have sent in to me to this worthy cause…

GOLF SCRAMBLE RULES: (all golf rules shall conform to USGA Rules)

FORMAT: Four person scramble tournament.


  1. Please smooth all marks made in Sand Bunkers.
  2. Leave the putting green as soon as you have holed out.
  3. Do not play until the players in front of you are out of range.
  4. Balls may be cleaned on the green, and ball marks repaired prior to putting.
  5. Please observe all local course rules.
  6. Attire – Collared shirt, no jeans, cut-off shorts nor metal spikes.
  7. Enjoy the day and your fellowship with other golfers!


  1. A scramble means that all team members tee off on each hole and then decide which tee shot they like the best and mark the spot with a tee or ball marker.
  2. The other team members pick up their balls and place them within one club length (no closer to the hole) of the marked spot. Each team member hits their next shot from the chosen spot of the prior shot.
  3. If the ball you choose to play is in a hazard (sand, water, etc.), the rough, or out-of-bounds, you cannot drop the ball outside of the hazard or rough even if relief is within one club length away.
  4. This procedure is followed on every shot for the remainder of the hole, including putts. The ball should be marked on the putting green also.
  5. Putts need to be made within 3 inches of the marked spot (no closer to the hole). The first ball to go in the hole is counted for the team score. When putting, once any ball is holed out, no further strokes count. The team is cautioned not to make “tap” in putts until all team members have had the opportunity to attempt the team’s original putt.
  6. Each players tee shot must be used at least two times during the 18-hole competition.
  7. A team is not allowed any player’s shot to be used twice in a row.   Reset each hole.
  8. If a team is putting OR chipping for a bogey, pick-up and mark your score as a bogey.
  9. Always keep up with the group in front of you.
  10. In the case of a tie, the Pitt POV staff will compare the scorecard of the teams   that have tied starting with the hole with the highest handicap moving to the hole with the lowest handicap, continuing until one team has the lowest score on a hole.

These rules are subject to change/updating prior to the start of the tournament.

Champion Lakes Golf Resort

Welcome to the historic, award-winning Champion Lakes Golf Resort, nestled in the breathtaking Laurel Highlands. Celebrated for its rich Pittsburgh-centric heritage and distinctive character, Champion Lakes Golf Resort is a must-visit Ligonier, PA, destination just 60 minutes east of Pittsburgh.

Champion Lakes offers a challenging course for golf enthusiasts and a scenic backdrop for corporate as well as private getaways and group outings. The country club quality resort offers multiple stay-and-play packages, with unique sports-themed rooms as well as full-service bed & breakfast offerings and houses strategically placed overlooking the course and majestic mountainous views. The resort boasts multiple banquet and restaurant options — including a beautiful new outdoor patio bar and can easily adjust for small groups up to 150 people.

Designed and constructed in 1966 by course owners and Pittsburgh Pirates legends Dick Groat and Jerry Lynch,  Champion Lakes is rated among the top 50 public courses in the US and received a rare 4-star rating by Golf Digest’s “Places to Play” guide, as well as a “Best in State” rating in Golf Magazine’s “Top 100 places You Can Play” list.

The 18-hole course with bent grass greens tees, and fairways boasts 6,805 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 73, a course rating of 72.4 and a slope rating of 133 on bent grass. With pristine country club quality grounds and breathtaking destination accommodations, this public golf course has hosted numerous Western Pennsylvania Golf Association and USGA events as well as annual charity events and private outings.

12 thoughts on “The Pitt POV’s 2018 Golf Outing Rules & Info

  1. POVers – I’m sure that if you aren’t busy that day you can just drive up and pop in for a hour or so to meet and greet with fellow Pitt fans. Dan72, Ike and I will be harassing the golfers and drinking beer so why not join us… at least for a bit.

    It looks like a beautiful drive to get there anyway…


  2. Good Lord this thing is official!!! More rules than my HOA. Haha.

    I’m bring a signed Upitt Jersey. Worst drive of the day gets it.


    1. I can win a free jersey just for being a bad driver? BTW, that is a nice drive up there, at one point it feels like your on top of the world.

      Time to break out my old golfing joke: You guys need to make sure to wear two pairs of pants…….. You know…. In case you get a hole in one.


    2. Are you officially attending? My son wants an autographed baseball from a Pitt legend… which you are!!!


      1. In my own mind! Wlat!

        Yes 8 flights that week sadly so I may be a bit worn out but made a point to get there to meet some of the best folks in the country!


  3. My brother-in-law Kevin from Johnstown, the Pitt fan, loves Champion’s. He plays there fairly often. Loves Dick Groat. One time Dick complained about guys keeping their hats on while eating in a restaurant. He perceived it as impolite. Maybe he has changed his mind, but check out the eaters when you guys are eating. Dick is a Swissvale guy, a Duke All-American, an NBA player, and a Pirate great and MVP. Now he is a loyal Pitt guy who has to suffer as he commentates on Pitt basketball games on the radio lately. I heard he is a real gentleman too. Have a great time.


  4. Justin, I think Mr Groat feels the same. First thing he did before taking a picture with our golf group a few weeks ago was to remove his hat. And the sun was brutal. He removed it in the restaurant also. I need to remember to do the same…if nothing else to show respect for his values.


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