|Gentlemen of the BTC||October 15, 2020|
Peter Garetto is out of town on a family golf trip, so I am pinch hitting for him again this week's newsletter.
Unfortunately the birthday list used for the weekly newsletter is on another computer and not accessible at this time. Sorry to those birthdays that are not posted this week but we will make sure to put them in the newsletter next week.
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
The Election of Officers will take place November 10th at DiNolfo’s Banquets, 14447 W. 159th St., Homer Glen. There will be open bar and cocktails from 6pm - 7pm, dinner at 7pm and open bar again from 8pm - 10pm. We hope all members can attend. The Slate of Officers are:
President Gary Foster
Vice President Kevin Bewley
Treasurer Peter Garetto
Secretary Paul Kleinpaste
Our bowling season will start Tuesday November 3rd with a 24-week season. In an effort to keep everyone safe, we will abide by the following:
· 4-man teams
· Only one team of 4 on each pair of lanes
· The house will generate handicaps and provide information to our League Secretary, John Delano
· Substitute bowlers are welcome.
· We will be using 90% of 230 for handicap
So far, the following bowlers have indicated they will not be bowling this year:
Scott Blackwood John Bondi Ray Cantelo
Jim Day Frank Furman Larry Garetto
Peter Garetto Jack Heatter Mike Heslop
Carl Holt Marv Huddleston Dave Jenner
George Johnson Justin Kamper Tim Magee
Gino Maira Bob Martino Jack Parisi
John Roberts Chuck Schwenn Jim Sujka
Shawn Sujka Mike Sullivan Tom Tucker
Jerry Valenti John Warta
We respect their decision not to bowl, and if your name is listed in error, or if you wish to add your name to the list of non-bowlers, please let John Delano know as soon as possible.
Obviously, we will need to reorganize a few teams to reach a 12 or 14 team league, so your help in letting John Delano know your willingness to participate is critical. Please help us to get the bowling season moving forward by making a phone call to either John Delano 708-532-6753, or to Tom Ollenburger 708-243-8653 to let us know your intentions for this season.
In addition, we will need people to take over and run various pots such as Blind Doubles, Scratch Pots, and Last Game Pot if we want these pots to continue.
As always, I am open to hearing your thoughts and ideas on how we can keep our members safe and still compete on the lanes. I understand these are difficult times, and not all the guidelines we are putting into place will be received with open arms. Our other option is to cancel the season entirely, which I am reluctant to do at this point, however, that may still happen if we cannot keep our membership safe, or we continue to see declining participation.
John and I look forward to hearing from each of you interested in bowling.
Your Pinch Hitter
HISTORIAN NEWS - BOB VIZDAL
With the Winter Sports starting soon, I would like to give you a little insight into one of the original tennis players who also has led a very interesting life. Al Baldermann has been a BTC Member since 1979. He joined the Club just as tennis was being added as a winter sport to compliment bowling. Al had been a Police Officer but decided to go a different route and moved into the Banking Industry. Over the years in that business Al became the Chairman and President of three Banks and on the Board of Directors of six.
But if that wasn’t enough, when he retired from that he took up writing. As of this time Al has had four books published. Having read some of these books I can tell you that they are interesting and keep your attention to see the outcome. The books are detective suspense novels with some of the circumstances that Al saw during his time in Law Enforcement loosely threaded through the books. There is also a Western novel and all four books are available on Amazon and Lulu under Al’s pseudonym, Albert Mann.
But now back to the tennis. Al has been running the tennis group at Park Forest Tennis Club for about ten years. It pays as well as the President of the BTC, which is nothing monetarily but gratification for keeping tennis going. When tennis was first started as a BTC Sport in the 1978-1979 winter season Al was one of 60 plus members. Phil Peecher was the member who originally started the tennis group with the help of Bill Cleary. Tennis became big back then with many American Tennis Pros doing well and new technology helping advance the sport. Aluminum racquets helped an average player gain more speed on their shots thereby making you feel and play better, just like urethane and reactive bowling balls did to that sport. With only six courts available at Oak Lawn Tennis Club the BTC had to have a 3-5 pm time and a 5-7 pm to accommodate as many players as possible. There even was a waiting list to join. The BTC played at the Oak Lawn Tennis Club from 1978-1989. After Tennis players would stick around for a few libations and then head across the street to Senese’s for dinner and maybe a few more. From 1990-2002 the tennis was played at Wimbledon in Palos Heights. In 2002 it moved to its present location at the Park Forest Tennis Club. That is when I joined the tennis group. They were down to six courts with Ed Wood in charge helped by Ed Garry, who wrote the newsletter for Tennis News. After Ed, Gary Bybee, Pat McShane and then Al took over the running of the tennis group.
I would be
remiss if I didn’t mention Bill Opelka,
who wrote the tennis news under his
pseudonym, Rainbow Bill, and always finished
his letter with the appropriate line “The
more we are together, the better we become”.
I hope that this gives you a little more
insight into the Tennis group and their
leader who are always open to new players
who wish to get a little exercise while
having a few laughs along the way.
When you go out in public, keep
away from others who are sick, limit close contact and wear
When you go out in public, keep away from others who are sick, limit close contact and wear a mask
your hands often.
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)
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, http://builderstee.com/TextMessageSignup.html, 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.
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 Webmaster@builderstee.com. 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.
more bowling stats
more bowling stats. Click HERE for current golf handicaps & Full Season Golf Schedule. Last year's financial report as presented by our Treasurer (click here).
Tennis Report – Al Baldermann (Or is it Albert Mann?)
Tennis starts Tuesday, October 20th at 3:00pm at Park Forest Tennis Club.
Please bring $110 for annual Park Forest Tennis Club membership dues. The weekly cost to play for court time and tennis balls is $11.
We will be drinking and eating at the club after tennis.
Looking forward to seeing all of you!
GOLF NEWS - Dick Kamin
The golf season has been extended 2 more weeks (weather permitting). Next Tuesday we are playing at Ravisloe with tee times starting @ 10:00 am. The following week we are playing at Gleneagles Red with a shotgun start of 10:30 am.
If interested in playing, contact Dick Kamin (708) 359-9000. There will be a signup sheet next Tuesday for Gleneagles Red at the golf course.
10/20 RAVISLOE CC
10:00 L. GARETTO - P. GARETTO - HESLOP - GUEST
10:10 OLLENBURGER - BEWLEY - SCHROEDER - GANZ
10:20 OSTROWSKI - DAY - ELLIOT - ROB
10:30 KENNEDY - JENNER - WARTA - G. FOSTER
10:40 P. SCHLESSER - T. SCHLESSER - BONDI - LAMBROS
10:50 BONARIGO - MARINO - CARLSTROM - POTERACKI
11:00 WILL - MUSSER - HUTCH - FEBEL
11:10 STEIN - LEWIS - KELLY - SERRITELLA
11:20 KAZ - BREIER - GUARNIERI - BLYTH
11:30 WARD - HUDDLESTON - OLIVA - DELANO
11:40 JONES - STEWART -
11:50 D. TOMKINS - D. SULLIVAN - LLOYD -
12:00 LAZARZ - MADY - CROSBY -
12:10 YOUNUS - D. SAMOSKA - WOODWARD -
12:20 O'CONNOR - NEYBERT - PETTRONE - LEE
|BTC Golf Results||Division 1 (0 - 18) Handicapped Scores|
|Closest to the Pin||Hole:||X||X||X||X||X||X||X|
|Division 1 Players:||27||High Net:||82|
|Number of Skins:||7||Pay Each Skin:||19||Skins:||Elliot, G Foster, T Schlesser, Ollenburger, Schroeder, Raymond, Bondi|
|Blind Best Ball:||1||59||156||Elliot / Cesak G Foster / D Samoska|
|3||60||78||McDermott / Day|
|62||39||Raymond / Bondi||Vizdal / Warta|
|BTC Golf Results||Division 2 (19 - 36) Handicap Scores|
|Closest to the Pin||Hole:||X||X||X||X||X||X||X|
|Division 2 Players:||27||High Net:||87|
|Number of Skins:||10||Pay Each Skin:||13||Skins:||Lazarz(2), Jones(2), Febel Jr, Banas, Oliva, Lewis, Annel, Kaz|
|Blind Best Ball:||1||55||156||D Tomkins / Jones|
|2||56||117||Musser / F Reichenberger|
|3||58||78||Lewis / H Eberling|
|60||39||Lazarz / Will|
BUILDERS TEE 2020 GOLF SCHEDULE
6-8 POTTAWATTAMIE CC -11:00 SHOTGUN - CHICAGO TIME -
6-9 GLENEAGLES WHITE - 9:00 A.M. TEE TIMES - 1ST ROUND PRESIDENT'S CUP
6-16 GLENEAGLES WHITE - 9:00 TEE TIMES - 1ST ROUND 2-MAN
6-23 RAVISLOE CC- 9:00 AM TEE TIMES - 2ND RD PRES CUP
6-30 SILVER LAKE SOUTH - 9:00 AM TEE TIMES - 2ND RD 2 MAN
7-7 GLENEAGLES WHITE - 9:00 AM TEE TIMES - 3RD RD PRES CUP
7-14 GREEN GARDEN GOLD - 9:00 AM TEE TIMES - MAKE UP WEEK
7-21 DEER CREEK - 9:00 AM TEE TIMES - FINALS PRES CUP
7-28 TUCKAWAY - 9:00 AM TEE TIMES - 3RD RD 2-MAN
8-4 GLENWOODIE - 9:00 AM TEE TIMES - 1ST RD CLUB CHAMP
GLENEAGLES WHITE -
10:30 AM SHOTGUN START- 4TH RD 2
MAN -4:00 DINNER
8-18 SILVER LAKE NORTH - 9:00 AM TEE TIMES - 2ND RD CLUB CHAMP
8-25 GREEN GARDEN GOLD - 9:00 AM TEE TIMES - FINALS 2 MAN
9-1 DEER CREEK - 9:00 AM TEE TIMES - 3RD RD CLUB CHAMP
9-8 SANCTUARY - 9:00 AM TEE TIMES - 4TH CLUB CHAMP
9-15 GLENEAGLES WHITE - 9:00 AM TEE TIMES - 1ST RD WORLD SERIES
9-22 RAVISLOE CC-CALCUTTA
9-29 SILVER LAKE SOUTH - 9:00 AM TEE TIMES - 2ND RD WORLD SERIES
10-6 RAVISLOE CC - 9:00 AM TEE TIMES - 2-MAN ALT SHAMBLE
10-13 MEADOWS - 9:00 AM TEE TIMES - BEGGARS PIZZA PARTY
10-20 RAVISLOE CC-10:00 AM TEE TIMES
10-27 GLENEAGLES RED - 10:30 SHOTGUN
11-10 6 PM-DiNolfo’s Banquets, 14447 W. 159th St., Homer Glen GOLF DINNER & ELECTION OF OFFICERS