Click here to print PDF copy of newsletter


Gentlemen of the Builders Tee Club:
 January 3, 2019



I would like to begin by wishing everyone a very Happy New Year. I hope this year will bring good health to all. And to those who need it, a better golf swing, myself included! Opening day is only the football playoffs, March madness, and the Masters away.


I want to thank my fellow candidates, Dave Jenner and Tim McGee, for stepping up and being willing to serve as Secretary of the BTC.  I am honored to be voted in and will strive to uphold the fine values of this historic club.


 OK, now about your new Secretary:


         I have been a member of the BTC since 2010. My sponsors are Garland Ward and Marvin Huddleston. Two outstanding veteran gentlemen of the BTC. Not bad golfers either!


         I am a retired Midlothian Firefighter-EMT. I was born in Cleveland Ohio, and moved to Chicago in 1968 when my Dad was transferred. I have always been involved in sports, all the way through football at Thornton Community College. I have always enjoyed the camaraderie of the team concept, and that was a large part of why I became a member of the BTC.


         I tried bowling for the first 2 years in the club, but I suck and it hurt my knee. So now I play tennis in the winter to try and stay in shape! HA HA!


         I have met some of the best people this earth has to offer in my career as a Firefighter, and now here in the BTC, I’m finding more. 


         So anyway, I love to golf and the BTC golf club was perfect for me. It is like my own PGA tour in the summer. Playing with others that have my same passion and competitive spirit for the game and its etiquette.


So in closing, (oh good he’s done!) don’t hesitate to contact me with communications for the newsletter.



Your Secretary

Kevin Bewley




January 15, 2019 - Annual Meeting Dinner - 6:30 pm. - Silver Lake Country Club.


January 31, 2019 - 2019 annual dues must be paid.



The dues notice has been mailed out to every member and a copy of the dues notice is attached at the end of the newsletter and will be a part of each newsletter through January 2019.  (CLICK HERE for the dues form. Fill it out from your PC then print it to mail).


I would like to remind everyone that your 2019 BTC membership fees are due by January 31, 2019. The dues are $200.  For members who have been in the club 25 years and are 65 or older the rate is $120.

Pursuant to the Bi-Laws a late fee of $20 will be charged for payments made after January 31, 2019. Please help us out by paying on time!


Due to the rising costs of printing the Roster Book we are increasing the Roster Book ads to $125 (Full Page) and $75 (Half Page). Roster Book ads can be paid with submission of the membership dues and any changes from prior year’s ads should be included with payment. We truly value and appreciate our sponsors of the Roster Book and always strongly suggest you refer to the sponsors if you need any services first in the future.


Gentlemen, When sending in your 2019 Annual dues check PLEASE send along a completed and legible Annual Dues Notice Form with your check. I have received several checks with no form. We need completed forms for the Roster Book.  (CLICK HERE for the dues form. Fill it out from your PC then print it to mail)


Thank You,

Treasurer Gary Foster 


Mail To Treasurer:     Gary Foster

                                      5543 W. 174th St.

                                      Tinley Park, IL. 60477



SOMETHING NEW FOR OUR MEMBERS - We are going to put a video, etc. on the web site, that's "in the news" or good for you (Click Here).  Here's also the bonus link, to help get your golf game in shape for next season.  If anyone has photos or videos to share, of our Club in action, please email them to If your screen ever displays out-dated information, try to Refresh your PC first (F5 key).  The website has recently been updated to be more "mobile-device friendly".  Try visiting us from your tablet or smart phone, and send us your feedback.

Also, remember to check the "Other/Fleamarket" page for golf-related equipment for sale & upcoming golf events from our members.  Advertising here is FREE, for members only.  Click HERE for more bowling statsClick HERE for current golf handicaps & Full Season Golf Schedule Last year's financial report as presented by Tom Ollenburger (click here).   Click Here to sign up  for Rained-Out text messages (click here for instructions).






Happy New Year!  I would like to introduce you to our 1st applicant of the new year:

         John Arnieri, Wheaton, IL 60187

         Sponsors: Mike Paoletti and Gary Crothers.

Please introduce yourself  and make him feel welcome in our great Club.

Jerry Jasinski


TENNIS NEWS – Al Baldermann



Due to the holidays, tennis will be held on Thursday 12/27 & 1/4/19 (same time), before resuming on Tuesday January 8, 2019.





Due to the holidays, bowling will resume on January 8, 2019.


John Delano - Bowling Secretary 





6 Oak Forest Bowl 47 16   16 Beggars Pizza #2 41 22
8 Bluebird Lanes 37 26   10 Galassi S & S 37 26
1 Team Jenner 37 26   13 Burr Oak Bowl 36 27
2 H & R Johnson 33 30   14 Beggar's Pizza 33 30
4 Bright Metals 32 31   15 Mardi Gras Lanes 32 31
3 Beggar's OFK 25 38   9 Team Melfi 27 36
7 Tri Star 22 41   12 Van Henkelum 21 42
5 Dans Lock&Key    19    44   11 Mama Vesuvio's 21 42


Lane assignments for 1/8/19


17-18    19-20    21-22    23-24    25-26    27-28    29-30    31-32

  6-8      14-16     9-11       1-3        2-4      13-15      5-7      10-12