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National Golf Tournament

VP Trish: Nest 610

Congratulations to the Officers and Members of Nest 610 on a fabulous golf tournament! Members were so pleased to reconnect, but Nest 610 made the 52nd National Golf Tournament so much better! Those who worked (volunteered) were pleasant, energetic and helpful!

As I have mentioned, working with Bob Sulecki, Greg Wieser, Jim McCall and other Nest 610 Members was wonderful. Greg and I were working together to pave the way for future tournaments, as this was my first as the National Golf Commissioner. I have my opinion as to how this position should involve working with the Host Nest and handling some of the work (mainly the actual golf).

Tiarra McGinnis (Communications Assistant) and I worked together to create a Certificate of Appreciation for me to present to Greg and Bob. It was a simple piece of paper (although nicely framed!) that merely said thank you! We acknowledge and value all that you and Nest 610 did to orchestrate such a fabulous event! Thank you for Fun, Fraternalism and Camaraderie!

At the completion of the Awards Presentation on Friday evening, President Kuzma helped me present this award. He mentioned that collectively the Executive Committee, along with the Board of Directors has had some trepidation regarding the success and future of our Nests (especially those with buildings). Nest 610 has not only survived but thrived during the pandemic. They continued to operate (on a limited basis) but also made considerable improvements to their Nest building. Our President thanked and congratulated the Members but especially Nest President, Bob Sulecki, as he was the lead during this time. Hats off for a job well done!

The Nests and Members are the major component in the Polish Falcons! Without you, we would not exist.

Czolem!

VP Trish: National Golf Results

Below, a list of all the scores is available along with a list of all the winners in all eight categories for Thursday. The results and list of scores for Friday are also available, but there are only four categories for the Doubles Scrambles.

You are all winners in my mind as you were gracious with the rain and award delays. You were very generous with the charities, especially with the request for backpacks. You were very supportive and appreciative of the hard work by the Officers and Members of Nest 610!

It was wonderful to see all of you in person and I am looking forward to enjoying more National events. See you in La Porte, Indiana in November for the National Volleyball Tournament (youth and adult) and then in St. Louis, Missouri in April for the National Bowling Tournament.

Enjoy the remainder of the summer!

Czolem!

VP Trish: 2021 National Golf Hole Sponsors

The following Nests, Districts, Directors and Officers sponsored a sign at the National Golf Tournament. As you know (or maybe you don’t), the entry fee does not cover all of the expenses. Your support is greatly appreciated. Pretty good response with over 1/3 of the Nests supporting Nest 610! Thank you notes will be going out soon!

Click here to view the list.

If you would like to see a photo of your sign, they are posted below. Or, you can visit the Nest 610 Facebook page.

VP Trish: Golf Correction

The 52nd National Golf Tournament was my first event as the National Golf Commissioner. Overall, it was a wonderful experience especially working with Greg Wieser, Bob Sulecki and the Members of Nest 610. However, I learned that I need to have help while scoring. John Nicpon will be going to the golf from now on! In the meantime, I made an error that needs corrected.

William Larko, Nest 41, New Kensington, PA (District IV), shot an impressive 77 (pretty amazing considering the rain)! For some silly reason, I entered his total incorrectly. His scores for skins were accurate, but I entered the scratch score erroneously.  Due to my error, he was not announced at the awards presentation. A medal has been ordered and will be sent to Druh Larko. I apologize! I made the mistake. I will do my best to not repeat such an error.

Thank you again to all the participants!

A happier blog will be shared next week!

Czolem!

VP Trish: FORE!

FORE!!! Getting close! The foursomes for the National Golf Tournament have been scheduled and forwarded to Tournament Chair, Greg Wieser. Handicaps were set based on information provided by the golfers and the scores from past tournaments. Thank you, Druhna Mary Whalen, for that information.

Gifts and prizes have been ordered; meals and entertainment are set; courses are ready for us! Nest 610 is prepared!

As I asked in the last blog, please bring a backpack (empty is fine) or non-perishable food items to donate. The Nest is going to donate to local organizations that help children and feed the hungry.

The week of August 2, each golfer will receive an email from me full of information: Nest address, times for buses, meals, entertainment – all that you need to know. If you are registered and do not hear from me, please contact me!

For those of you who have returned your waivers, thank you much! If you haven’t done so yet, please do. A waiver has been emailed to all the golfers; if you need me to mail you one, please let me know.

Enjoy! Keep safe! See you soon!!! Holy, moly, haven’t been able to say that in quite some time!

Czolem!

VP Trish: Not Long Now!

It won’t be long until we see each other in Erie! This is so exciting! Registration is open until tomorrow! Hope you are registered! If not, please do so as soon as is possible!

Hole sponsorships are still available. Please sponsor a hole for you, your family, your Nest, your District, your business, grandkids, whomever! Nest 610 is greatly appreciative of all!

Most of the Districts are represented by golfers. It would be really wonderful if every District and every Nest was a hole sponsor. Please consider supporting Nest 610 and the first National event in two years!

Currently, I am working on handicaps, dues status, foursomes and waivers. If you do not hear from me (by the end of this week), please contact me. My email to each of you is also serving as a confirmation and I want to be sure all applications are received (either through our site or the postal service).

Any questions, please reach out to me!

FORE and Czolem!

VP Trish: Golf Carts

Registration continues for the National Golf Tournament; I received several more yesterday. There are also a few more Nests represented. Not every District has participants. Wouldn’t it be cool if each District had at least one foursome! I guess asking each Nest would be stretching it!! But is it?!!

Nest 610 is well on their way to being prepared for all of us! Tournament Chair, Greg Wieser and I communicate on a regular basis. Please submit your entries and don’t forget about being a hole sponsor!

Tournament chair Greg Wieser and his son recently golfed at a course in Colorado—look at that view!

Last week while on vacation, John and I took Ryan and Ryanna to Adventure Zone (in Geneva on the Lake, Ohio). When we were purchasing their fun package, the woman at the counter informed us that Ryan was tall enough to drive a go kart! Well, Ryan was not interested as he pointed out to me that he did not know how to manipulate the steering wheel or work the gas or brakes. My smart, sensible boy! The next day, we rented a golf cart. We taught both of them how to drive the cart, allowing each of them a few turns. While they still need a bit more practice, maybe next time we go to Adventure Zone, Ryan will be prepared!

Golf carts were originally made to transport women to the grocery store. They were not used on golf courses until the early 1970’s. The original ones were three wheelers in a Vespa style and were gas fueled. During the gas rationing period of WWII, the electric cart was invented. Obviously, golf carts are used for many purposes including transporting folks in communities.

So many carts are used in Arizona that back in 2014, a law was passed that allowed the drivers to drive closely to the right-hand side of the road. Prior to that, there were citations issued because they weren’t driving in the center of the lane.

When I started golfing in the early 90’s, one had a choice of a cart with or without a roof. Being the sun-worshipper I was, we always got one without. Baking in the sun was great for my tan but literally drained us. Now, I don’t even know of a place to rent one without the roof!

Any questions, please contact me vptrish@polishfalcons.org.

Czolem!!

VP Trish: National Golf Registration

Committees are set, volunteers have been recruited, hotels are confirmed, golf courses are booked, menus have been created, entertainment scheduled…all of this in preparation for the upcoming National Golf Tournament (along with a few more surprises!).

The event is the 52nd National Golf Tournament and the fourth time that Nest 610, Erie, Pa. is the host. All that is missing is YOU! The registration opens today, so please click here and sign up. If you register prior to June 15, I will hand you a crisp ten-dollar bill when I see you at the sign in table in August!

Come to Erie for a few days of golf and camaraderie! Cost per golfer is $160.00 which includes two rounds of golf (with a cart), two lunches, two dinners and prizes.


Everything has its’ own lingo (most things!) so I thought we could have some fun!

Golf Lingo:

  • Afraid of the Dark: When the putted ball refuses to fall into the hole.
  • Cabbage (or spinach): When you hit the ball into inescapable thick rough.
  • Chili Dip: Hitting the ground behind the ball before impact with the ball.
  • Dawn Patrol: Golfers who play at sunrise.
  • Foot Wedge: When a player uses their foot to push the ball into a better position.
  • Lumberjack: When a golfer hits a ball into a wooded area numerous times during a round and continues to hit the trees trying to get out of the woods.

Looking forward to seeing all of you! Any questions, please contact me vptrish@polishfalcons.org.

Czolem!

VP Trish: National Golf Survey

Thank you to those of you who took the time to fill out the golf survey. Your input is needed and appreciated. The results are very encouraging! The upcoming National Golf Tournament should be another great time full of fun, sunshine and camaraderie!

The Tournament is being hosted by Nest 610, Erie, Pa. on August 12 & 13. Those of you who prefer a Friday/Saturday as opposed to a Thursday/Friday, we hear you and we understand. This is something that will depend on the host. If the Tournament was being held in my area, there would be no problem. However, that is not the case everywhere. But we hear you and we are trying. The golf courses are only willing to be so accommodating.

There were comments regarding the format of the event. Again, I hear you. At this time, the two-person scramble and the one-day individual tournament pleases most; it seems like a good compromise. As a golfer, I do not enjoy a scramble and think they take more time (There is a meeting on every shot!). Some golfers do enjoy them so we have a scramble on one day. There are other golfers who share my opinion and are not interested in changing to a scramble both days. What might be interesting is a “bloodsome scramble” which is rarely used!

I am meeting with the Members of Nest 610 early next week. Following our meeting, the information regarding the Tournament will be given to Courtney (which she obviously will post). The hotels, courses, cost, evening festivities and other information will be available. More details about the Hammer will also be shared. (I will be sure to ask the Nest 610 Committee if they need help with a DJ!)

Seasoned golfers as well as a few rookies will be participating this year! I am looking forward to seeing all of you! If you have any questions, please contact me vptrish@polishfalcons.org.

Keep safe; wash those hands; get your vaccine!

Czolem!

Trish Del Busse
National Golf Commissioner