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Gentlemen of the BTC February 11, 2021



Well, it looks like one is not enough! The CDC (Center for Disease Control) is now recommending wearing 2 masks to combat Covid-19. Some even think 3 masks are needed. Where does it stop and when does it end? Me thinks multiple masks only benefits covering up ugly faces like mine. In that regards, I guess that is very beneficial!


After 83 years, it looks like the Coghill family is putting Silver Lake Country Club up for sale. For the next 2 or 3 Tuesdays we will be taking up a collection at bowling and tennis to raise money to possibly purchase the property. I believe we can collect $400 - $500 for  a solid down payment and convince the sellers to accept a 99 year lease at $1 per year to show our commitment. We will keep you updated on our efforts to raise the necessary funds and any minor adjustments necessary to make a deal happen. It won't be easy, but I think our offer will be in the ballpark, especially if we all wear 3 masks during negotiations and while we are on the golf course!


It was announced this week that the PGA of America is going to allow pro players to use yardage scopes during tournament play. This rules change brings the pro players on an even playing field with us amateurs, so they no longer have any excuse for playing better than us.


Larry Garetto is looking for a few golfers for the Martino Disney golf trip. Feb. 24th thru Mar. 2nd. Or maybe even some members near Orlando at that time might want to join us for a day or 2. Contact Larry Garetto @ (708) 269-3464 or Bob Martino @ (708) 721-1025.  


I also want to inform members that the annual BTC dues are $200.00 and were due by the 31th of January 2021. If not paid yet, make checks payable to Builders Tee Club and please send your 2021 dues to:  


Peter Garetto

142 Augusta Drive

Palos Heights, Il. 60463


A copy of the dues notice is attached to the newsletter and can also be accessed on the web site. Late fees may be assessed.


Sick & Vigil


Gar Ward is resting at home after having gallbladder surgery. Get well soon Gar. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.


 Please send any sick & vigil to Larry Garetto at


If anyone sees or talks to Paul Kleinpaste, tell him Andy says hello and hopes all is well.



A few random golf thoughts during our pandemic quarantine:


* The best wood for lowering your score is a pencil.  


* You may need lessons if you had to re-grip your ball retriever.  


* It's difficult to decide which is more stressful - hitting 3 off the tee or lining up your 4th putt. 


* With practice and strength training you can easily get more distance off the shank. 


* The only sure way to get a par is to leave a 4 foot birdie putt 2 inches from the hole.  


* Never wash your ball on the tee of a water hole.  


* No matter how badly you are playing, it's always possible to get worse.............! 



Your Pinch Hitter,

Andy Zilis




Click HERE for a copy of the dues notice..


COVID-19 Prevention

Click to read the current sports restrictions related to COVID-19 (GOLF ISN'T EVEN MENTIONED).


COVID-19  General Restrictions

When you go out in public, keep away from others who are sick, limit close contact and wear a mask

Wash your hands often. 

If you get sick, stay home and call your doctor

Don't touch the flagstick or use the rake in the traps (bring your own rake)

TEXT and EMAIL updates of golf course cancellations, etc are available, but each member has to sign-up, and it only takes 2 minutes .  Click on this link,, and follow the instructions (or see below).


Chairmen, Greg Lewis & Rich Schroeder, can issue the notices, so contact one of us, when needed.  If it's a general notice, it will also appear on our website, near the top of the current newsletter page.  On occasion, a notice may need to refer you to the website, for more information, as the text notice is limited to 100 characters.  Let Rich know if additional information needs to be posted to the website.  Currently there are 111 members signed up for this service.


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 your tennis game (Click Here) or for the bowlers (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 our Treasurer (click here).   Click Here to sign up  for Rained-Out text messages (click here for instructions). 





TENNIS REPORT - Al Baldermann


13 players.  Everyone was working hard.  Lots of sweat, not too much swearing.


After tennis 5 of us went to Balagio’s for dinner.  Interesting conversation (who is best male singer, etc.)


Starting next week many of the guys will be in Florida.  We need all those not wealthy enough for trips to show up for tennis.




Court 1

Baldermann               2/2

Ganz                         14/26

Rollins                      14/26

Johnson                    12/26

Schroeder                 10/24


Court 2

Darabaris                  16/29

Cesak                       15/29

Kahlhammer             14/29

Abramowicz              13/29


Court 3

Genck                       15/20

Bewley                      13/24

Sutko                        11/24

Baldermann                9/20

DiNolfo                       8/24


Who is the best male singer?



 Congratulations to Alpine Flooring for winning the first half. There was another 299 game this week. This one was by Jason Wojnar. He also had the high series with a 728. Keith Tadevich shot an even 700. Tom Kelly shot a 698 series and ended up winning almost every pot in the process.


John Delano - Bowling secretary




HANDICAP                           Game 1 Kelly 304

                                             Game 2 Jim Eppolito 281

                                             Game 3 Kelly 273


THIRD GAME                       Kelly 273                    Vizdal 265


DOUBLES                            Game 1 Kelly/Wall 533

                                             Game 2 Kelly/Tadevich 526

                                             Game 3 Kelly/Tadevich 537


HANDICAP SURVIVOR  Kelly 273        Tadevich 264              Delano 260



Alpine Flooring              38-18

Van Henkelum               34-22

Bright Metals                 33-23

Mama Vesuvio               33-23

Bluebird Lanes               30-26

Beggar's Pizza                30-26

Tri-Star                           28-28

H&R Johnson                 28-28

Beggar's OFK                 26-30

Lionheart Financial        22-34    

Jan Michaels                  21-35

BYE                                 0-56


Lane assignments for 2/16:

 9-10   11-12    13-14   15-16   17-18   19-20

   12       9           10          5         7          11


21-22   23-24   25-26   27-28   29-30   31-32

    4          6           2         3          1           8



Golf Chairman: Dick Kamin

Assistant Golf Chairmen: Jack Heatter, Tom Ollenburger, Mike Heslop, Chuck Schwenn, Keith Lazarz   Dan Woodward

Club Champions

Open Division –Bob Kennedy                                   Division 5 – Ron Bazan

Division 2 – Rob Elliot                                               Division 6 – Jim Musser

Division 3 – Bill Foster                                              Division 7 – Dick Kamin

Division 4 – Pete Lambros                                        


                                                            Presidents Cup

Division 1 – Bob Kennedy                                         Division 5 – Bob Vizdal

Division 2 – Tom Skonie                                            Division 6 – Frank Carioti

Division 3 – Mike Heslop                                           Division 7 – Larry Garetto

Division 4 – John Bondi                                             Division 8 – Marv Huddleston


                                                            2-Man Tourney


1st Place – Ray Cantelo/Tom Tucker                          3rd Place – Joe Bonarigo/George Les               

2nd Place – Bill Foster/Dave Jenner                            4th Place – Jim Musser/Greg Will


World Series

“A” Division   Week 1        “B” Division                              “A” Division   Week 2  “B” Division

1st – John Bondi              T 1st – Jim Musser                        1st – Pete Lambros    1st – Jim Musser

2nd – Gary Foster           T 1st – Ben Tutka                         2nd – Bill Foster        2nd – Greg Lewis

 3rd – Tom Skonie              3rd – Marv Huddleston              T 3rd – Rob Elliot      3rd – Ken Pencak

4th – Mike Heslop              4th – Frank Carioti                     T 3rd – Bob Kennedy 4th – Ben Tutka


                                                9/22 – Ravisloe Calcutta

“A” Division   Justin Kamper  -  Rob Elliot  -  Peter Garetto  -  John Bondi

“B” Division   Greg Lewis  -  Vince Oliva  -  Ben Tutka  -  Dick Kamin



                                                10/6 – Ravisloe 2 Man Shamble

“A”Division    TIE   Lou Ornoff/Jim McDermott

                        TIE   John Warta/Kevin Bewley

“B” Division   1st   Dan Tomkins/Ron Miller



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