Entries for the Cleveland Metroparks Spring Tour 4-Player Scramble to be played at Sleepy Hollow Golf Course in Brecksville on Saturday, May 8th are due this coming Sunday, May 2 by 5 p.m. Entry blank here.
Entry fee is $250 for the team and includes the tournament, golf and cart. The event is played at scratch and prizes will be provided in merchandise certificates based on the number of entries.
But there is some even bigger news coming out of Sleepy Hollow that should make tournament players truly happy.
A brand new superintendent with some great golf credentials has been hired to improve turf conditions at a place already recognized for its outstanding layout and land features.
Chad Lewanski, 33 of Montville, graduated from Kent State with an Associates of Applied Science Degree in Horticultural Technology. He worked at Sand Ridge Country Club from 1997 to 2006 under the watchful eye of John Zimmers, now the Course Superintendent at Oakmont Country Club in Pittsburgh. More recently, Lewanski was the Assistant Superintendent at Kirtland Country Club from 2006 until this move. He was also a volunteer on the grounds crew for the 2007 U.S. Open at Oakmont.
Lewanski wants his primary focus at Sleepy Hollow to be on the greens and water management, two places that are critical to the property. “I would like to achieve drier conditions throughout the course, and above all I want the greens to have consistent speeds day-to-day and to be true-rolling,” he stated.
Lewanski is also focused on faster recovery rates for the greens after aerification. Lewanski believes that very soon, “Golfers will see that my attention to detail and consistency from working at championship courses has prepared me for this new challenge.”
To the competitive golfers of Northeast Ohio, this is great news not only for the Spring and Fall Tour events hosted there, but for the biennial appearance of the Cleveland Amateur Championship at Sleepy Hollow!