Lancaster Junior Golf Tour
The mission of the Lancaster County Junior Golf Tour is to provide junior golfers of central Pennsylvania with a tournament golf environment emphasizing competition, Rules of Golf, golf culture, sportsmanship and participant behavior.
The Big C Scholarship Tournament is canceled for 2020 due to Covid-19 limitations. We will attempt to run the event when the grass turns green again in the spring.
Thank you for a great 2020 tournament season in challenging circumstances.
TD Comments- Junior War of the Rose
The LCJGT unveiled a new format for our traditional year end event. This season we created two very cleverly named teams to compete against each other in this Ryder Cup style matchup. While we were at it, we utilized a brand new course to our tour playing the East Course at Hershey Country Club. As a tournament director and a board, we were hoping this would be a good day. I can tell you that it overwhelmingly exceeded our hopes.
While the day was hot (16 players went through over 100 bottles of water and 36 bottles of Gatorade), the level of competition was sizzling. The better ball portion of the morning ended tie. The alternate shot format leading up to lunch ended with our grey team, also known as “Taking Down Haley’s Comet” up by a point. Team captain and assistant tournament director, Matt Burkhart, was cautiously optimistic as we ate lunch.
In the afternoon individual matches the blue team captain and assistant tournament director, Haley Goodling, turned up the coaching and enthusiasm and her team responded. The “Wiping Our Spikes on Matt” team held the lead on the course throughout most of the afternoon. Ultimately the entire event came down to the last two putts of the day with Tanner Fackler of “Taking Down Haley’s Comet” making the last putt to win.
Again, I want to say what a great day of competition and togetherness it was. The players found a perfect blend of conversation, friendly trash talk, and also respect for good shots. After surviving through such a difficult summer, it was a great conclusion to the season.
Thank You’s: I want to thank a few groups this year. First I want to thank all of the parents and grandparents. We understand that this season was a challenge in so many ways. I really appreciate how so many of you understood that we were doing the best we could to keep everyone safe AND still let the kids play golf. As much as we like having the spectators out there, running events for the players was always our main focus. I thank you for remembering that the players are the priority. If a player makes a 20 foot putt and a parent isn’t there to see it…..does it count? YES!!! (but it is a lot more fun when spectators can clap for it). I also thank you for helping us when we did start allowing limited spectators. So many of you came to us for the temperature check and hang tag on your own. That teamwork really helped so much. Thank You!
Also, a big thank you to the board. (Scott Badger, Steve Brenner, Peanut Erb, Connor Gilbert, Greg Goodling, Julie Reed, and Brian Wassell, Stacey Wilson) We worked really hard at the start of this season to get things up and running. We didn’t always agree at first, but we ultimately got to a great spot where we ran almost a full season and did it safely. Each of our board members brings something important to the team. I’m not going to go into what each one does here, but thank you for what you do.
Thanks to our rules officials. (Matt Burkhart, Haley Goodling, Steve Brenner, Marc Vogle, Allison Appleton, and Logan Hess) One of the big keys to our tour is playing completely by the rules. However, all of these officials do a great job of using interactions as an opportunity to teach. We try to model to the kids that rules officials are important, but we aren’t trying to “catch them” doing something.
“Big C” Scholarship Tournament: Just a reminder, with the regular season finished, start thinking about registering for the “Big C.” If you haven’t ever played, it is a great day of fun, golf, and competition for a great cause. (This year we awarded SIX $1000 scholarships) The event is being held on Saturday, September 12 at Overlook. Please think about getting a partner and signing up. The only stipulation is that teammates must have a ten-year gap in their ages. Perfect for parent/child, grandparent/child, grown adult/parent, etc. You can sign up on the website, www.lcjgt.com, or email the site and Greg will help.
Fingers crossed that I will see you in the next few months with High School Golf!
Jon Chronister- Tournament Director
Junior War of the Rose Results
Wiping Our Spikes on Matt - 7-1/2
Taking Down Haley’s Comet - 8-1/2
Wiping our Spikes on Matt - 4
Taking Down Haley’s Comet - 4
Wiping our Spikes on Matt - 2
Taking Down Haley’s Comet - 2
Wiping our Spikes on Matt - 1-1/2
Taking Down Haley’s Comet - 2-1/2
Junior War of the Rose Teams:
Team: Wiping Our Spikes on Matt
Captain: Haley Goodling
Team: Taking Down Haley’s Comet
Captain: Matt Burkhart
Thank you Sponsors for Remaining Loyal:
Anne Lusk - Southeby's International Realty
Craig Hartranft Team
Donegal Insurance Group
The Furyk Family
Meadia Heights Golf Club
Mount Joy Wire
River Rock Academy
S & T Bank
Weaver Associates, Inc.