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
GOLF SCRAMBLE RULES: (all golf rules shall conform to USGA Rules)
FORMAT: Four person scramble tournament.
- Please smooth all marks made in Sand Bunkers.
- Leave the putting green as soon as you have holed out.
- Do not play until the players in front of you are out of range.
- Balls may be cleaned on the green, and ball marks repaired prior to putting.
- Please observe all local course rules.
- Attire – Collared shirt, no jeans, cut-off shorts nor metal spikes.
- Enjoy the day and your fellowship with other golfers!
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Each player’s tee shot must be used at least two times during the 18-hole competition.
- A team is not allowed any player’s shot to be used twice in a row. Reset each hole.
- If a team is putting OR chipping for a bogey, pick-up and mark your score as a bogey.
- Always keep up with the group in front of you.
- 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.