The President's Golf Bag

I am pleased to welcome you to Bucknell Golf Club.  Our Golf Club is proud of our golf course, one of the best golf courses in Central Pennsylvania.  A challenging layout and always in great condition, our golf course is the result of close cooperation between the members of our club and Bucknell University.  Our club members run the golf course through an elected Board of Directors which also includes Directors appointed by the University.  We strive to provide the very best possible playing conditions, facilities and overall membership experience at a reasonable cost to our members.

Bucknell Golf Club is very much involved in our local community, assisting many local charities through fund-raising tournaments held on our golf course. 

We are a member-oriented golf course but we are also a college golf course.  Bucknell University sponsors collegiate men's and women's events every year here and volunteers from our club members provide manpower to help those tournaments run smoothly.   

We have a dedicated golf course maintenance staff led by our CGCS certified Superintendent, Charles Lincicome.  Charley and his staff capably handle everything that Mother Nature throws at them and ensure that the golf course is always in the best condition possible.

Our Pro Shop staff is led by PGA professional Brian Kelly. Brian is an excellent golf instructor and an accomplished player, winner of the 1987 Pennsylvania Open and numerous other tournaments.  Brian and his staff do their best to make sure that members, guests and green fee players are all welcomed, served promptly and enjoy their experience at Bucknell Golf Club.

We have very active Men's and Women's Golf Associations which hold numerous tournaments for members throughout the golf season.  The opportunities these events provide for friendly competition and meeting and becoming friends with other members adds a whole additional dimension to the game of golf for our members. 

We have member skins games every morning so there are daily opportunities to play with other members without having to plan ahead to arrange a foursome.  Ladies Day is every Tuesday morning.  Just call the Pro Shop at 523-8193 and they'll see that you are included.   

Our club has a strong tradition of member involvement and volunteerism.  The hundreds of trees framing our golf course are the result of member tree-planting events held over fifty years ago.  We have strong member participation each Spring in our Member Work Day when we join together to prepare our golf course for the upcoming season.  There are regular opportunities during the golf season to participate with other members in filing fairway divots.  Members can also contribute to the club by serving on our Board of Directors, our club committees, and the Men's or Women's Associations.

All things considered, I don't think you can find a better club to belong to than the Bucknell Golf Club.  I have enjoyed my membership in the club for the past twenty years.  I am sure you will too.

Dave Grill


 

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