Brag Board

I just wanted to thank you for making my Mom's 80th birthday a special one. In these challenging times, we thought we were not going to be able to gather the family and celebrate her special day. My Mom has been alone since my Dad passed a year and a half ago and the last three months have been a challenge for her and all of us as we could not get her out and about from her apartment. When I called you, Laura, you immediately understood the importance of what we wanted and I know you jumped through hoops to make it happen. Kelly, you and your staff were wonderful. My Mom was able to share her day with her children,  grandchildren and her sister all because of both of your efforts. Commonwealth has had a special place in my heart since the day I arrived, but now I know the feeling is mutual. You both went above and beyond in these challenging times to make my Mom's day a special one.
Thank you Thank you Thank you.
~ Alan B. Gubernick, CPA, MST (June 16, 2020)

I just wanted to thank you (Jennifer), Christine, Patrick and you staff for all you did to make the Boyle Cup such a successful event. Everyone could not have been more gracious or hospitable. We appreciate your support of women's golf and WGAP.
~ Laura Hammond, Women's Golf Association of Philadelphia (July 17 & 18, 2017 Boyle Cup)

On behalf of the Bucks County Bar Foundation I would like to acknowledge the outstanding golf event we hosted at Commonwealth National. The event was such a success in large measture because of the attentiveness and graciousness of you, Jennifer, and your staff. I twas truly a pleasure. Thank you.

~ Tina Mazaheri President Bucks County Bar Foundation (June 26, 2017 golf outing)

I just wanted to send you all a note of appreciation for all the hard work that went in to our women’s member/guest yesterday.  The planning, décor (inside and out), food, and of course our beautiful playground that Larry has in such tremendous shape were all spectacular.  Even Bill Sr., on the course with cold wet towels – such a joy!
We (on behalf of all the women there) could not be more proud of our club and always look forward to showing it off –but yesterday was over the top.
Once again, proving why Commonwealth is far and away the best club around.
Thank you again for your time, energy and expertise! 
~ Anne Beeson (Women's Member/Guest, June 13, 2017)

SUPERB event yesterday!  You all went above and beyond. Thanks for all you do!  My friend and I were just blown away with the service!
~ Laura Soldano (Women's Member/Guest, June 13, 2017)

Jennifer, once again it was a great pleasure working with you and the entire staff at the Commonwealth National Golf Club.  We have heard nothing but praises from our clients about the quality of the event including the food, drink and the excellent condition of course.
Thank you for orchestrating another flawless event.
Best Regards,
~ Edward Shane, BNY Mellon (Golf Outing, June 5, 2017)

Thank you -  I just wanted to send a quick note to the staff of Commonwealth.

Lenny or “Grandpa Lenny”, as my son calls him, is a close friend's father. He is veteran of the Korean war and in his mid 80's.
He loves to golf and frequently played at the War College in Carlisle.  He moved in with his daughter/son in law to Horsham in 2003.  He took a job at CNGC and worked for Larry Schlippert as a member of the grounds crew for a few years.
Lenny was recently diagnosed with terminal cancer.  
I asked Patrick if Lenny could return to Commonwealth and "play" a few holes.  Patrick blew me away as he not only exemplified the value of the Commonwealth but also compassion, kindness and friendship.
Last Thursday, Lenny and a few members of his family joined me to play the back nine. He got a chance to watch his daughters and son in law play a few holes and provided his fatherly golf nudging to his grown daughter ....“head still, knees bent” etc. still the golfer in his heart .  He also putted on a couple of the holes himself and he reunite with this CGNC friends – Danny and Larry.  The day was topped off with lunch at the club. 
To all of you who made Grandpa Lenny's day, I just wanted to say a heartfelt thank you as it brought him such happiness!
~ Venu Krishnamoorthy (CNGC Member), June 10, 2016

Dear Patrick, just a quick note to say thank you for a superb weekend at Commonwealth’s Member Guest.  This was my second year playing with Dave Urbach, and I am always just blown away by the friendliness and professionalism of your team, your extraordinary course, and the hospitality and welcoming of the entire Commonwealth community.  I was particularly impressed by your golf staff and how they kept the event so fun and still serious over a hot three days – not an easy task with such an enthusiastic group.
My son Peter also had the pleasure of playing Commonwealth in Colonial League again this summer – it is his very favorite of the courses they play in the league and it was great fun to be able to discuss the track in detail with him after I got to see so much of the course (with so many errant shots!) this weekend. 
Thanks again for an outstanding and really enjoyable event.
Warm regards, John
John Ryan
~ Two-Day Member/Guest Invitational, August 4, 5 , 6, 2016

Dear Mr. Shine,
I hope this note finds you well. I just wanted to say thank you for all you and your staff did to make the 2016 Enos Cup (WGAP Inter-City Junior Team matches) a great event at Commonwealth. Your staff went out of their way to make us all feel welcomed and the members could not have been more supportive of "Team Philly". Although we could not pull through with the win, it was a great two days. Your course is in immaculate shape and was a treat to get to ply, the greens were awesome! The Snos Cup would not nearl have been as great without all you and your staff did to support not only Team Philly, but Team New York and Massachusetts as well. Thank you for your hospitality and generous support, I really appreciate it.
Meghan Fahey
~ Team Philly, June 29 & 30, 1016

Just a quick note to say thank you for a wonderful day yesterday (at the CNGC Women's Member/Guest). Everything from the course to the weather to the food was perfect. I know a lot of work goes into making the event a success. It is appreciated!
~ Laura Hammond, guest (June 14, 2016)

Comments from the PGA Callaway TPD Championship at CNGC, April 18, 2016
Thank you for putting on another wonderful TPD Championship. I was really pleased with the conditions of the course.  I talked to the superintendent and complimented him on the course.  Callaway makes great products and I'm thankful that we have you as our sponsor for this great section event.
Have a great 2016,
David A. Morano, PGA, First Assistant Golf Professional, Hidden Creek Golf Club

Good morning – I wanted to send a quick thank you note for hosting the TPD Championship.  I recently moved to the Section from Georgia and this was my first experience at Commonwealth National.  The course is in fantastic shape and the staff was very courteous and helpful.  Thanks again! Best,

Michael Ferguson, PGA, Head Golf Professional - Militia Hill, Philadelphia Cricket Club
Good Morning Patrick,
Many thanks to everyone at CNGC for a spectacular start to the season Monday. Attendance really speaks for itself. A full house!
The Philly Section is lucky to have the top clubs & their membership host our events and hope these traditions can continue throughout the years. Please extend my thanks personally to Mr. Catelli as well for graciously taking the time to greet us on the first tee. Very nice touch.
Continued success and a healthy remainder of 2016. Fun hearing about your daughters fitness passion as well. Good stuff.
Thank you,
Bill Sautter, Philadelphia Cricket Club
Just want to thank you for hosting the Callaway TPD Championship.  I really enjoyed playing the fast conditions at Commonwealth.   The course was in fantastic shape, from tee to green.   I appreciated the day.  Thanks again and have a great season. 
Shawn Matthews, Assistant Professional, Huntingdon Valley Country Club
I would like to take the time to thank you and the entire staff for hosting the Callaway TPD Championship.  As I am new to the section I enjoy seeing all kinds of properties and meeting the staffs to see how daily operations run at many facilities.  I really enjoyed playing your course as it was in great shape and had an interesting layout and look forward to returning to your property for future events. I wish you and the entire Commonwealth staff all the best for this season.
Kevin Rossi, Assistant Golf Professional, Lookaway Golf Club
P Shine, thanks for yesterday, golf course was in phenomenal shape.  Talk soon buddy!
Robert E. Hennefer, PGA, District I Director - Philadelphia PGA, Director of Golf, Indian Spring Country Club
Thank you and the membership of Commonwealth National Golf Club for hosting the 2016 Callaway TPD Championship. Please pass this on to the membership of the club.
Patrick Keefe PGA Professional, Head Golf Professional, Inniscrone Golf Club
Thanks to you, your staff, and the membership of Commonwealth National on hosting the TPD Championship yesterday.  The golf course was in great condition and maybe a little too tough for my game but it was still a great day! Thanks for your support!  Have a successful 2016 season!
Best regards,
Wayne Phillips, PGA Golf Professional, Lehigh Country Club
I just wanted to say thanks one more time for hosting the TPD Championship this year. The golf course was in absolutely perfect condition and we couldn't have had a nicer day! 
All the best,
Kevin Duffy | PGA Head Golf Professional, The Riverton Country Club
Patrick thanks for hosting us yesterday. The course was in great shape. It was great to be there on such a beautiful day.
John Kellogg, Radley Run
Thanks so much for hosting the TPD!  It’s been a spell since I got to enjoy your place and it was a terrific day, despite my poor play!  I know what goes into hosting a Section event so your efforts in securing the site and helping it run smoothly are much appreciated!
Jim Smith Jr., PGA Director of Golf, The Philadelphia Cricket Club
Thanks for hosting us yesterday.  The golf course was in terrific condition for any time of year, never mind it is only mid-April.  Kudo’s to your Super and his team. Thanks for all the hospitality you and your service team provided.  As a Section we are very fortunate to be able to have partners such as Commonwealth National GC. Best of luck for a successful season ahead. 
Ian R. Dalzell, PGA | Golf Professional, Huntingdon Valley Country Club
Thank you for hosting us yesterday for the golf tournament. It was my first time playing there and the course was great and challenging. The staff was very friendly especailly the snack shop gal.
Thank You, 
Bill Smith, PGA, General Manager, Mahoning Valley Country Club
Thanks again for hosting yesterday, the golf course got the best of me.  I thought it was in great shape for this early in the season too!!!
Best of Luck the rest of the way!
Thanks for opening up your facility to us yesterday.  The golf course was great.
Hope you have a good season.
Michael Ladden, PGA, Director of Golf, Whitford Country Club
Great to see you this morning. Thank you for hosting the TPD Championship and all that goes along with it. The golf course was in fantastic condition! Please pass along my appreciation to your club leaders, staff and membership for the sacrifices they made so we had a place to play today!
Have a great 2016!
Dave McNabb, PGA, Head Professional, Applebrook Golf Club
Thank you for hosting the 2016 Callaway TPD Championship Monday. The course played very difficult and was in great condition! Please pass on to your Golf Chairman and President that I appreciated their handshake on the first tee! Very classy!
Have a great season!
Michael Little, PGA Certified Teaching & Coaching, Assistant Golf Professional, Lookaway Golf Club
Thank you for hosting the TPD Championship at beautiful Commonwealth CC. The golf course and the facility keep getting better all the time and it is a true pleasure whenever I get the chance to play there. You and your staff were terrific hosts...please pass along my compliments to all involved.
Best wishes for a great 2016 season,
Gary Hardin
Director of Golf Operations, Northampton CC


Hi Patrick.  
Thank-you very much for the lovely shirt and your hospitality. You are truly a professional director of Golf.  I felt at ease at your facility. I hope that we were able to pass on some wedge product and fitting tips to all of those in attendance.   Just a super day. Home here in Carlsbad Ca.  Just thinking of our trip and clinics.
Thank-you again.   
Bob Vokey, May 9, 2014
~ Wedge Clinic held May 6, 2014 at CNGC