Cikagos Lietuviu Golfo Klubas

Chicago Lithuanian Golf Club


Here we go again, fellow golfers. We had a mild winter, an unusually warm March, and some have been in sunny Florida for the winter, so many of you have been out on the links often since we last got together. However, the others of us are anxiously waiting for CLGK’s official first tournament along with the season’s newsletter. Here’s what you’ve been waiting for.

Thank you to out-going Vice- President Anne Antanaitis and Tournament Directors Ramune Dagys and Aldona Urba for their hard work the past two years. Your efforts are greatly appreciated. The newest members of the valdyba are Chrissy Markevicius as Vice President and Rytas Kleiza and Charlie Brigden as Tournament Directors. We know you will do a superb job!

President Medardas Karalius 708-246-4581
Vice-President Chrissy Markevicius 630-321-0085
Treasurer Chester Baksys 708-349-9460
Secretary Janice Cepulionis 708-301-9151
Tournament Director Rytas Kleiza 815-838-0743
Tournament Director Charlie Brigden 773-252-1958
Handicap Chairman Arunas Dagys 708-687-3507
WebMaster Vytenis Markevicius 630-321-0085

What’s New for 2012


This year, as last year, we will no longer award golf balls for outing prizes. Instead, there will be cash prizes. 1st Place - $10 each, 2nd Place - $7 each, and 3rd Place - $5 each. Golf balls will still be given for proximity contests, and Juniors will continue to receive golf balls as outing prizes.


Ray Juskus has created a Facebook page for CLGK in an attempt to reach more possible members. For those already on Facebook, just type in CLGK in the “Search” box and you’ll have access to all club information.


E-mail will be used to keep you informed as to upcoming tournaments and other club news. Using email is cost effective and facilitates faster and more frequent communications with our club members. By saving to disk or printing out these emails, you can decide how you want to best utilize this information. Most of the information sent to you will also be available on our web page at

The e-mails are sent with blind carbon copies to members. If your e-mail address changes, or if you do not wish to receive CLGK e-mails, please advise the club secretary at Please save this mailing and refer to it for information and reminders about up-coming tournaments.

Club Dues

The annual club dues will remain at $40 for the year. This fee includes tournament fees (except match play), handicapping service, prizes and awards. Junior dues for 14-18 year-olds are $15 and juniors under the age of 14 are free. Depending on club finances, the club may purchase hot dogs at selected tournaments. Guests are not eligible to win any prizes and there will be a $5 guest fee if the club is purchasing hot dogs. Guests are limited to a maximum of two tournaments a year. Dues must be paid no later than June 1, 2010 or the member will forfeit their club membership.

Please mail your check for this year’s dues, payable to “CLGK”, to:

Chester Baksys
8111 Wheeler
Orland Park, IL 60462


Our golf club issues golf indexes which have been approved by the United States Golf Association. A USGA Handicap Index will be converted to a course handicap and used in the net competition tournaments that we conduct. Having a golf index enables golfers of varied abilities to compete on an equal basis. We will post all tournament scores, but in order for your USGA golf index to be valid, it is required that all of your golf scores, with name of course, tee used, adjusted score with course rating and slope, be posted. You can do this by contacting Arunas Dagys by phone, or preferably sending this information to him by e-mail at “” Directions for adjusting the golf score, as well as the current golf indexes/handicaps for all club members, are available by visiting the club’s web site. Competition Classes by Handicap/Golf Index

We will continue to vary the number of classes and their composition for men and women, depending on the number of golfers participating and their golf indexes. Where the competition is net score by class or gross score by class, the number of classes may be more or less than the 4 men classes and 2 women classes we have used in the past. The range of golf indexes and number of golfers participating will dictate the number of classes and what the class handicap range will be for that tournament. Prizes awarded may vary from 1st, 2nd and 3rd, to 1st and 2nd, or to only 1st for a class depending on how many golfers are in a class. Our tournament directors will monitor each tournament’s registration and make the necessary determinations in order to make competition as fair and competitive as possible.

In making these adjustments, we are attempting to group golfers of somewhat similar ability and to vary the number of prizes awarded in proportion to the number of golfers participating in a class. CLGK Web Page

Our club maintains a web page, at which has a wealth of information. Tournament dates, tournament results, golf indexes, new member information, tee times, photos, as well as other information is available. Vytenis Markevicius is our webmaster. Bookmark this page and visit it often.

Tournament Registration

Due to golf course booking requirements, it is necessary that if you wish to participate in a tournament, you need to advise either of the Tournament Directors 8 days prior to the tournament. Contact information for tournament directors is noted above or on our web page. At times, besides registration, prepayment of green fees or the banquet will be required. The tournament reminder will advise you of the requirements. If you have registered for, but are unable to attend a tournament, please contact a tournament director to cancel ASAP or you maybe responsible for the green fees. Some courses are requiring an advance deposit from CLGK for each golfer who has registered to play.

E-mail registration is now open for our first tournament of the year on April 22nd at Old Oak. If you plan on participating, please contact Rytas Kleiza or Charlie Brigden via e-mail in order to register.

When you arrive at the golf course make sure you check in with a Tournament Director.

Memorial Day Weekend Getaway May 26th and 27th

Where: Hampshire Golf Course
Dowagiac , MI.
Hotel Accommodations: Baymont Inn and Suites
29291 Amerihost Dr
Dowagiac, MI 49047
Reservations 269-782-4270

In order to receive our group rate of $69.99, room reservations must be made prior to May 11th. Please indicate you are with the CLGK Group to obtain this rate. If you are debating about participating, you might want to make the room reservation now and cancel later as opposed to trying to reserve later and being told no rooms are available. As usual, the motel sells out this weekend.

For the Memorial Day Weekend everyone is requested to bring something for the hospitality suite on Saturday evening.


Detroit will be hosting SALFASS this year. More information will be available at a later date.

Club Banquet Immediately following our last scheduled tournament at Silver Lake CC on Sept. 30th, we will have an awards ceremony and buffet dinner. The cost of the buffet dinner will be $20 for adults and $15 for juniors 12 and under. Pre-payment is required.

Tournament Slow Play

Slow play in golf is still a major problem. It is expected that you and your foursome will keep pace with the foursome in front of you. To play slow is a disservice to the groups behind you. Be part of the solution and not part of the problem. Try to study your putt while the player in front of you is studying their putt. While we think we are good, we are not on the PGA tour.

Rules of Competition

USGA rules apply with the following exceptions:

Rule 18-2b. Ball Moving After Address

A new exception is added that exonerates the player from penalty if his ball moves after it has been addressed when it is known or virtually certain that he did not cause the ball to move. For example, if it is a gust of wind that moves the ball after it has been addressed, there is no penalty and the ball is played from its new position. (Thank you, Al Zvinakis, for this information.)

Golfer of the Year

Our club will track points as they are awarded based on how a golfer performs in our tournaments, match play competition, and the SALFAS tournament. The points awarded are cumulative for the year. At the end of the year we honor both the man and woman with the most points as our golfers of the year.

Low Gross 1st, 2nd, 3rd 6-4-2 points
Low Net 1st, 2nd, 3rd 6-4-2 points
Team Winners 1st, 2nd, 3rd 6-4-2 points
Closest to Pin 1, 2, 3 shots 2 points
Match Play 1st, 2nd 8 and 6 points
Hole in One 10 points
SALFASS 1st, 2nd, 3rd Gross/ Net 9-7-5-3 points
Longest drive at Club Championship 2 points